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Published on 03.20.07 by Brent Trahan

Hide Windows Vista Updates

This guide shows you how to hide Windows Vista Updates you will never install.


Occasionally there are Windows updates you’ll never install. An example would be the 2 gigabytes of language packs in Vista Ultimate. This guide shows you how to hide unwanted Windows updates from showing up in Windows Update for Windows Vista.

How to Hide Windows Updates

  1. Open the start menu, click All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
  2. Click View available updates.
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  4. Right-click the update(s) you want to hide and select to hide them.


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  1. Michael says:


    Thanks for this little tutorial! I found it very helpful in hiding those annoying Vista Ultimate language packs…
    It looks so obvious now.

    Thanks again,


  2. Paul says:

    It is even easier to right-click and then just hit H. You can go through all of the language packs in Vista Ultimate in under half a minute that way.

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