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How to hide a Windows Update on Windows 7

Description: This is how to turn off a Windows update on Windows 7 that the user does not want downloaded or installed.

  1. Go to Start and click on Control Panel.
    Windows 7 Start Menu, Control Panel
  2. Choose the option for System and Security.
    Windows 7 Control Panel, System and Security
  3. Click on the option that says Windows Update.
    Windows Update
  4. Click on one of the links for updates as shown below.
    Windows Update with Status
  5. Right click on the update you want to hide and click Hide Update.
    Windows Update List, Hide Update