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How do I remove an update I don't want, without downloading it?

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March 29, 2013 12:40:08 PM

Hi,

I have my Windows Updater set to tell me when there are updates, so that I can decide when to download (due to slow internet speeds, if I let Windows decide when to do it, then it cripples all my other internet activities!).

The new IE 10 has popped up on my Windows Updater. However, I do not want or use IE, and have already removed the IE which came with my Win-7 Starter from my system.

The update itself is 42Mb, and with a limited download (and slow) internet, I do not want to waste some of it on a download to then delete the installer files (which appears to be the solution to getting them off of the Windows Updater from other threads I've read.

How do I get rid of the notification that there is an IE10 install to download, so that I don't get in the habit of ignoring the "You have an update" pop-up and miss a *really* important update?

Thank you for your help.
March 29, 2013 12:45:57 PM

Do this:

start > all programs > windows update > change settings > in the "Important updates" section of the menu, change the drop down setting to your desired setting > hit Ok to save it.

you may not notice a change until you restart your computer though, but the notifications should go away.

ps. then select me as the solution plz ;) 
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March 29, 2013 12:50:46 PM

@ittimjones, I think the OP still wants to receive other updates.

Toonster, just google "IE10 update blocker".
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March 29, 2013 12:54:55 PM

MauveCloud said:
@ittimjones, I think the OP still wants to receive other updates.

Toonster, just google "IE10 update blocker".


Well, he'll still be able to get them, just have to manually download and install.

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if it is JUST that update that you so hate, then here's what you do:

start > all programs > windows update > check for updates > find the updates that you don't want to show up anymore (the IE10 update) > right click it and select "Hide" (you may have to "confirm" this, but it'll be hidden after that from then on.)


pps. and then pick me as the solution? :D 
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March 29, 2013 8:01:47 PM

ittimjones said:


BUT
if it is JUST that update that you so hate, then here's what you do:

start > all programs > windows update > check for updates > find the updates that you don't want to show up anymore (the IE10 update) > right click it and select "Hide" (you may have to "confirm" this, but it'll be hidden after that from then on.)


That's done the job - thanks ittimjones :-D MauveCloud was right - I do want to receive other updates without having to manually search for them. However, this solution will also work for any other updates I don't want, without having to find specific update blockers for them.
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