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Remove uninstalled Windows Updates from PC

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    Remove uninstalled Windows Updates from PC


    Is there a way to remove uninstalled Windows Updates from my pc? I presently these 3 updates hidden:

    Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 10074 (2 instances)
    Advanced Micro Devices, Inc - Other Hardware - AMD SMBus

    I would like to remove them rather than hide them and risk the possibility of them getting installed. Is there a way to do this, or should I just let "sleeping dogs lie"?
    Last edited by JohnBurns; 08 Jun 2015 at 10:17.

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    If you haven't installed them, they haven't been downloaded, you could call them "Links" to the update. If you don't want them, keep them hidden, but you'll also have to watch out in the future, in case the priority changes. As far as the driver goes, The SM Bus controller is the System Management Bus Controller ... and your computer will run better if you find the right drivers for your motherboard .... The SM Bus Contoller's usually come as part of the Chipset Drivers you'll need to find the correct chipset of your motherboard at the manufacturers site of you can install from windows update. As I always tell people, Create a system image before updating drivers.
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    Thanks, Cliff - I regularly make backups with Macrium Reflect and it works well, so I will try installing the driver update AFTER my backup runs today. As to the Preview updates , I assume they will disappear from hidden once I upgrade to Windows 10 in July. Appreciate your input.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    You're welcome John.
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