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Windows XP Update won't go away


johnincrete

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For some time now, there is a Windows update that fails when I say go ahead and install. No reason given for failure. When I close down, it tries to do the update again before the system closes down. How can I delete this unwanted update?

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compumac

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There is a feature with Windows updates where if you are in this situation you can hide the reminder/update, but off the top my head I cannot remember exactly where that is, I think it is when you are asked if you want to install the update.

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rdave13

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I think it's the same with XP as others. Run windows update manually and in the list right click the offending update and select 'hide'.

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Sea Urchin

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Run the XP update manually - select Custom Install and then UNtick the offending update. As you close the box you will be asked if you do not want to see this update again - accept and click etc.

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