Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

How to delete downloaded but uninstalled update.

microsoft.public.windowsupdate






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2008
deertroy
 

Posts: n/a
How to delete downloaded but uninstalled update.
I have an updated driver for my video card that was downloaded as part of the
microsoft update process. After installing the updated driver it conflicted
with the latest driver from ATI. I did a system restore and all is well
again except when I check for microsoft updates it says the update is
downloaded an ready for installation. How can I delete the donloaded update
so I can then go into the update site and tell it to not show this update?
Windows XP
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-21-2008
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 

Posts: n/a
Re: How to delete downloaded but uninstalled update.
1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Open the Download folder and delete its contents
Close the window.

3. Go to Windows Update website > Select CUSTOM and allow the scan to
complete > Uncheck/deselect the driver update, then "hide" it ("Don't show
me this update again").

4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
(Starting the service will take a moment)
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
DTS-L http://dts-l.net/

deertroy wrote:
> I have an updated driver for my video card that was downloaded as part of
> the microsoft update process. After installing the updated driver it
> conflicted with the latest driver from ATI. I did a system restore and
> all
> is well again except when I check for microsoft updates it says the update
> is downloaded an ready for installation. How can I delete the donloaded
> update so I can then go into the update site and tell it to not show this
> update? Windows XP


Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to delete Downloaded Files from PGP Inc.? Michael Yardley microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 1 03-02-2009 17:43
Can't delete downloaded program file lotterino microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 2 06-16-2008 20:03
How can I delete programs that I have uninstalled off my computer. Olivia microsoft.public.windows.vista.performance maintenance 12 10-20-2007 14:59
how to Delete Uninstalled entries from Uninstall orchange program Arun microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 3 07-06-2007 20:01
Can't delete an shortcut from an uninstalled program SwampYankee microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 2 05-27-2007 13:58




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:49.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120