can I uninstall a widows security update?

  rickd 21:56 24 Apr 06
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I've been having trouble installing a new nvidia driver and its been suggested this may have something to do with a recent windows security update KB908531. How can I uninstall the windows update to see if this is causing the problem? I tried restoring back to the day before I downloaded the update (13th April), but the update still appears as succesfully downloaded in my windows update history so I guess its installed in the registry

(See thread on nvidia graphics install problem if you want the full story)

  Totally-braindead 22:06 24 Apr 06

Some are listed in add/remove programs, if its not there did someone not give a link to a Microsoft update which sorts it or a work around option?

  Totally-braindead 22:09 24 Apr 06

This is what I was thinking of "The update is presently being tested, and is expected to be released tomorrow, the same day that Microsoft is scheduled to release its non-security updates for the month. " If it is this that is causing the problem you should be able to get the new update on Tuesday the 25th.

  rickd 22:26 24 Apr 06

OK thanks, its not listed as a prog (I don't think anyhow) and the work around looked a bit scary unless I really had to do it, but I'll wait for tomorrow and see if the patch patches the patch, so to speak.
For future ref do I take it that once you let a windows security update onto your system, there's no going back (would kinda make me want to hold back on updating in future)

I still don't think this'll solve my intial problem, but we'll see.

  rickd 22:56 24 Apr 06

just been sitting here crying in front of my PC and windows live update fired up and asked if it was ok to install 7 updates, which included the supposedly offending patch I was trying to get rid of, so I guessed restoring back to before the date they were first installed may have worked after all. So I cancelled the update in the hope that the patch really had never installed. Sadly however, when I tried downloading the Nvidia update I've been trying to download for 3 days, it still didn't work. So now I don't know whether the offending patch does or doesn't exist on my PC, or if it is offending in the first place!

Ho hum, time to go lie down.....

  BRYNIT 23:25 24 Apr 06

Windows updates are hidden in add/remove programs, click on show updates will make them visible.

  rickd 12:12 25 Apr 06

I should have known that! Still rolling back did have the same efect and I'm rid of the troublesome patch for now
Thanx

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