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October 9, 2012 12:05:55 AM

Can I delete all the updates in the update history from the contol panel
without actually removing the updates itself? There is such a list of them
and I just wanted to get rid of that list. Is this possible?
October 9, 2012 12:10:54 AM

As I recall, in SP2 or SP3 Microsoft added a checkbox somewhere on the Add/Remove Programs box that was basically to the effect of "Don't show security updates". I forget where it was specifically, and I don't have any XP systems to check with, but look around and it should be there. If not, maybe you haven't installed SP3, which would be something you want to rectify immediately.
October 9, 2012 3:55:27 AM

cl-scott said:
As I recall, in SP2 or SP3 Microsoft added a checkbox somewhere on the Add/Remove Programs box that was basically to the effect of "Don't show security updates". I forget where it was specifically, and I don't have any XP systems to check with, but look around and it should be there. If not, maybe you haven't installed SP3, which would be something you want to rectify immediately.


Yes - the updates are showing there - no problem with that.......My question is this.......IF I go to each one of them in the control panel and
delete them, will that take the update out of the computer or not? I just
want to get rid of all the updates in the 'review your update history'
on the update website......... This is the page I am talking about.......I
want to delete these since they were all sucessful, but I can't find a
way to do it except through the control panel and I don't want to delete
the updates - just the list from that list like below........I hope this is as
clear as mud. Thanks for your help.

Review your Update History
Note: To remove an update, go to Add and Remove Programs in your Control Panel.
Key: = Succeeded = Cancelled = Failed Print Current | Print All
Product Update Status Date Source

Windows XP Update for Root Certificates for Windows XP [April 2012] (KB931125) Monday, October 29, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2600217) Monday, October 29, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Update for Windows XP (KB2632503) Monday, October 29, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2012 (KB890830) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2675157) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB2653956) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2656370) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2656369) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2656368) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Update Rollup for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB2647518) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update

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October 9, 2012 6:47:02 PM

smokey1946 said:
Yes - the updates are showing there - no problem with that.......My question is this.......IF I go to each one of them in the control panel and
delete them, will that take the update out of the computer or not? I just
want to get rid of all the updates in the 'review your update history'
on the update website......... This is the page I am talking about.......I
want to delete these since they were all sucessful, but I can't find a
way to do it except through the control panel and I don't want to delete
the updates - just the list from that list like below........I hope this is as
clear as mud. Thanks for your help.

Review your Update History
Note: To remove an update, go to Add and Remove Programs in your Control Panel.
Key: = Succeeded = Cancelled = Failed Print Current | Print All
Product Update Status Date Source

Windows XP Update for Root Certificates for Windows XP [April 2012] (KB931125) Monday, October 29, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2600217) Monday, October 29, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Update for Windows XP (KB2632503) Monday, October 29, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - April 2012 (KB890830) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP (KB2675157) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Windows XP (KB2653956) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2656370) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2656369) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2656368) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update
Windows XP Update Rollup for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB2647518) Sunday, October 28, 2012 Microsoft Update


In that case, yes, it would uninstall the update which would be inadvisable.
October 9, 2012 7:29:26 PM

cl-scott said:
In that case, yes, it would uninstall the update which would be inadvisable.


That's what I thought Scott.......so are you saying there is NO WAY to
delete the entries without actually deleting the updates, correct?
Thanks.
October 9, 2012 9:36:24 PM

smokey1946 said:
That's what I thought Scott.......so are you saying there is NO WAY to
delete the entries without actually deleting the updates, correct?
Thanks.


At the top of the add/remove programs window, there should be a checkbox called "Show updates". If you uncheck that, the security updates will then not be displayed.
October 9, 2012 10:30:46 PM

NO Scott - I can't seem to make anyone understand - I am trying to delete
them from the list that shows up when you click on "REVIEW UPDATE HISTORY" All the update stuff is there from day 1 - can we not delete all
those entries? Sorry to be a pain in the a** but no one seems to know
how to do that but there must be a way to get rid of them, right?
!