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How to hide individual Windows Update items, like in Win7?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    How to hide individual Windows Update items, like in Win7?


    I am running Windows 8.1. Unlike in Windows 7, there is no way to turn off individual updates in Windows Update, is there?

    In Win 7, you could right click on a particular update that you did not wish to download or install, and "hide" it. But not in Windows 8.1 it seems.

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  2. #2


    Canada
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    It works the same way, see this:
    Windows Update - Check for and Install in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 123
    Windows 8.1


    Quite simple go to the list of updates In Windows 8.1 > Select > Right Click update and "Hide update". You can always Restore hidden updates, link is on the left, should you need to do so.

    Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Never used Windows 7 for long enough, so don't know whether it is the same.
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Dec 2014 at 10:39. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4. #4


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Yep.
    Right click & click "Hide".
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