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Stop Windows from notifying you about updates that you have already decided not to download or install (hide updates)

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Stop Windows from notifying you about updates that you have already decided not to download or install (hide updates)

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure. You must also be connected to the Internet.

  1. When the Windows Update icon Windows Update icon appears in the notification area, or when you are notified that updates are ready to download, click the icon.

  2. Review the recommended updates. If you do not want to download an item, clear the check box next to it.

  3. Click Download. (If you cleared all the check boxes, click Close.)

  4. In the confirmation dialog box, select the Don't notify me about this update again check box, and then click OK.

Note

  • Hiding an update means that Windows will no longer try to download it when checking for updates that apply to your computer. If you change your mind and want to download a hidden update later, go to the Windows Update Web site (http://www.microsoft.com/), click Custom Install, and then click Restore hidden updates.

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