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Dietcoke
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Windows Update item visibility

Post by Dietcoke » Fri May 15, 2009 2:30 pm

I'd like to configure my slipstreamed XP SP3 disc so that when we go to Windows Update the following are hidden, like how they are when you hide them manually:

Windows Desktop Search 4.0
Windows Powershell
Any Windows Live entries

Can someone point me in the right direction to do that?

Thank you.

**Note: This is essentially a subset of this thread: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7207, but for different items. **

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Post by 5eraph » Fri May 15, 2009 3:28 pm

Windows Desktop Search 4.0 can be hidden with the following registry entries according to HJW:

REG file:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search]
"CurrentVersion"="04.00.6001.503"
"SetupCompletedSuccessfully"=dword:00000001
INF file:

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HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search","CurrentVersion",0,"04.00.6001.503"
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search","SetupCompletedSuccessfully",0x10001,1

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Post by beats » Fri May 15, 2009 3:30 pm

Since people often ask how to do it... maybe we should make a new topic regarding hiding updates from WU/MU and make it a sticky? ;)

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Thanks for the quick responses

Post by Dietcoke » Fri May 15, 2009 4:36 pm

Thank you!

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Post by crashfly » Fri May 15, 2009 5:44 pm

This is another way of automatically hiding updates. Not sure if it is "easier", but I find it simple enough for myself.

There was discussion elsewhere of taking an "unmodified" (read un-updated) system, and going to the windows update site. Hide those updates you wish to not see again. Close IE. Go to services, stop the "Automatic Updates" service. Copy the file "X:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb" file to your install CD. Put the file under "$OEM$\\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore".

(You can restart "Automatic Updates" service now.)

Installing on to any new computer should copy that file over. It will keep those items you already selected to be hidden forever more.
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Post by beats » Fri May 15, 2009 5:49 pm

Yes indeed, I linked to that discussion in my first reply in this thread. ;)

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Post by crashfly » Fri May 15, 2009 9:39 pm

My apologies beats. I did not directly read the linked thread. However, at least the information is in more than one place now.
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Post by beats » Sat May 16, 2009 5:47 am

No need to apologize. ;)

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