Can one suppress specific update notifications?

Posted: 03-11-2008, 12:23 PM
Occasionally M$ tries to push certain updates down us customers' throats
by marking them as "Important", even though they are as useful as a hole
in the head.

Under Windows XP as far as I recall one was able to mark these as "Don't
show me again" and then they wouldn't appear any more.
In Vista I am currently every noon pestered by a ballon trying to tell
me that I need to install an update whose purpose is to "Allow Vista to
detect programs that bypass product activation..." ||-( .

Would it have come as part of one of those "patch tuesday's" collections
and reasonably labeled I would not have any problem installing it. But
distributing this as the only update and then even labeling this as
"important" I consider an ignorant abuse of customers' time and
attention!

How can one tell Vista somehow to suppress showing and stop pestering me
with such rubbish?

Michael



Can one suppress specific update notifications?


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Jeff Smith [MSFT]
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RE: Can one suppress specific update notifications?
Posted: 03-11-2008, 02:21 PM
You can bury any available update by opening the Windows Update panel,
clicking 'View available updates', right-clicking on the offending update,
and selecting 'Hide update'. It won't be offered again.


"Michael Moser" wrote:
> Occasionally M$ tries to push certain updates down us customers' throats
> by marking them as "Important", even though they are as useful as a hole
> in the head.
>
> Under Windows XP as far as I recall one was able to mark these as "Don't
> show me again" and then they wouldn't appear any more.
> In Vista I am currently every noon pestered by a ballon trying to tell
> me that I need to install an update whose purpose is to "Allow Vista to
> detect programs that bypass product activation..." ||-( .
>
> Would it have come as part of one of those "patch tuesday's" collections
> and reasonably labeled I would not have any problem installing it. But
> distributing this as the only update and then even labeling this as
> "important" I consider an ignorant abuse of customers' time and
> attention!
>
> How can one tell Vista somehow to suppress showing and stop pestering me
> with such rubbish?
>
> Michael
>
>
>
>
 
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