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Remove Microsoft Update

Post by edenkers » Tue Sep 12, 2006 2:28 pm

Is there anyway that I can use your update pack without the Microsoft Update option?

Perhaps you could make a version available without this option.

I would be willing to remove it manually if given instructions.

I am just not ready to start using MS Update yet.

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Post by jdrom17 » Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:09 pm

If you go the the Microsoft Update page, and click Change settings on the left hand side, you can choose to stop using MS Update.

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Post by edenkers » Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:27 pm

Thanks, I will try that.

However, I would still rather just not have the MS Update files and settings installed in the first place.

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Post by 5eraph » Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:03 pm

Windows Update uses the same files.

Settings for MU/WU are kept in the file DataStore.EDB. If you remove the file (shortened to DataStor.ED_) from I386 and all reference to it in DOSNET.INF and TXTSETUP.SIF then you'll, in effect, revert to Windows Update by default.

If you want to rename the Microsoft Update shortcut in Start menu->Programs then you can do so by changing the Name and Infotip fields in the [MU.Shortcut] section of RVMUpPck.inf.

These instructions are meant to be followed after integrating the Update Pack.

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Post by edenkers » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:53 am

Would it be safe to delete the muweb.dll file and remove the references to MU in RVMUpPck.inf prior to integrating the Update Pack?

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:10 am

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Post by edenkers » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:23 pm

I followed the steps and finished installing windows from CD I made.

First time I go to windows update, I get message...

Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer.

Not a big deal, I can select option to "Register or reinstall the files" and then Windows update works.

However, is there some way to correct the integration so that I can avoid this?

Thanks,

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Post by 5eraph » Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:23 pm

I think it's likely that you removed the entire [MU.Register] section when all you needed to do was remove the line within it containing muweb.dll. This could cause your problem.

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Post by edenkers » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:08 pm

I did remove the entire section. I will go back and re-do this and just remove the line you specified.

Thanks,
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Post by edenkers » Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:20 pm

The following information is for reference and completeness of this thread.

When installing Windows from the integrated CD, I got an error trying to copy muweb.dll.

So I did a text search and I found another file that references muweb.dll. The DOSNET.INF file has an entry for it. It is in the i386 folder and has a line with muweb.dll in it. I removed that line and saved the file.

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Post by edenkers » Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:29 pm

Sorry, but I'm giving up on this. I am still getting errors during install.

It seems that I will have to take the Update Pack as is (with Microsoft Updated Integrated) and turn off Microsoft Update once it is installed.

Thanks anyway,
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