Windows Update hide tweak

Windows Update hide tweak

Learn how to hide unwanted updates for Windows Vista with a few mouse clicks. Sometimes I notice Windows Vista tell me to update drivers for hardware or software that I no longer have installed on my PC. It can get very annoying especially during shutdown when Vista tells me to “install updates and shutdown when there is nothing to install that will be useful for my computer. I found a way to hide the updates, so I no longer get the useless messages.

1. Go to Windows update on the start menu and  check for updates, and right click the updates you want to hide, and pick hide updates.

Hide Updates

Hide Updates

Now the update check box will be greyed out.
checkbox for unwanted update is greyed out

checkbox for unwanted update is greyed out

 Press the back arrow button, and Windows will automatically check for updates, but  the update you hid is hidden from Windows Updates.

Restoring Hidden Window Updates files

1. T0 restore the hidden update, and make it reapear in Windows Updates again, Click the “Restore Hidden Updates” link.

Note: If you want to change how Vista updates, click Change settings link.  change the settings for Win. Update  and click OK.

Restore Hidden Updates link

Restore Hidden Updates link

2.Check on the hidden updates that you want to restore, and click the restore button. Windows will check for updates, and the update will be back on the updates list.

check hidden update and restore

check hidden update and restore

 Only hide software and driver updates for hardware and software which does not exist on your computer, and it is also okay to hide optional updates.

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