Stopping Optional Updates Displaying in Windows Update

Stopping Optional Updates Displaying in Windows Update

Q: How can I stop an optional update from showing up in Windows Update if I don't want it?

A. To stop an update showing up repeatedly in the Windows Update window, simply right-click the update and select Hide update. This stops the update from showing each time.

If you want to view and install a previously hidden update, click the "Restore hidden updates" link in the left pane of the Windows Update control panel applet.

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