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#1 caperdog

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:06 AM

windows update wants to install an "important" update for Windows Live Essentials (159 MB). The owner of this machine uses
Windows Mail that came with Vista and Live Messenger. The 159 MB package seems to contain all of the "Essential" programs that the owner does not want.

If we choose Hide update the package will sit on the machine taking up space. If we install we get all the programs we do not want or use.
Where is the "just go away so the update icon will leave me alone until the next important update" button ?

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 12:23 PM

"Hide" option doesn't download anything, so it won't be taking any space.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 04:47 PM

You can perform it manually by doing the following: Download Windows Live Essentials and update only what you want.

And Windows Live Mail is different then Windows Mail so which one is it that they use?

Windows Mail replaced Outlook Express.

But yes Broni's advice will also work as well.

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 08:45 PM

thanks for the info guys. it is windows mail, so i guess messenger is the only "essential" she uses. thanks for the link to the windows live mail only setup. i may try it myself.

broni we just hid the update and thats the end of it. although it did say files were downloaded and ready to install so i suspect it landed in the windows installer folder. but i am not going looking for it.

thanks again

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 10:06 PM

broni we just hid the update and thats the end of it. although it did say files were downloaded

That's not possible.
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