How To: Hide an Update on MU?

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How To: Hide an Update on MU?

Post by Raoul90 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:29 am

Hey,

I want to hide:
KB940157: Windows Search 4.0

From MU.

A time ago I read how to do it, but I dont know it anymore + I cant find the topic anymore.

So could anyone tell me. :p


Thanks in advance! :D

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:12 am

For Windows Desktop Search specifically, HJW found a solution. For other updates, beats has posted a more general solution. For the nag to install WDS4 in IE8, the following INF code can be used:

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; Prevents the prompt to install Windows Search 4 when typing in the address bar.
HKCU,"Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\WindowsSearch","ShowPrompt",0x10001,0
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Post by Raoul90 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:20 am

5eraph wrote:For Windows Desktop Search specifically, HJW found a solution. For other updates, beats has posted a more general solution.

Ah there it is, thanks! :)

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:22 am

You're welcome. :)

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Post by vodacuza » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:49 am

from what i know, during updating process, MU writes some restore points looking like: $$ directly to windir and also within "Software distribution" folder, in windir...

I believe that some tiny scripting files are saved within one of the subfolders of the software distribution folder, that it tells the browser even the history of your updatind during large periods of time. if somehow you manage to integrate that info, of course after observing the bahaviour of it right after disabling the updates you do not like (windows live essentials, windows search, power shell), it wil hide those updates, preventing you from seeing them, but seems a bit messy for such a low goal.

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Post by Raoul90 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:43 pm

Any ideas on the follownig two updates:
KB976002 (browerschoice)
KB979569 (.NET2)

The first once popups even if firefox is installed.
The last one is allready installed on the systems, but just keeps popping up.

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Post by 5eraph » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:16 am

I don't know about KB976002. It does not appear for me in the United States.

How was KB976569 installed? Are you certain it is installed correctly? I believe beats's solution should work for this if necessary.

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Post by yumeyao » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 am

try just putting a dummy browserchoice.exe in system32 dir. For example, my MRT stub with file version should satisfy if this solution works(just rename extracted mrt.exe to browserchoice.exe).
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Post by Raoul90 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:24 pm

Hmm, yes I tried some things now.
This file:
brows.exe
(extracted from french updatepack by jaynbe).

I added it to the dutch updatepack (entries.ini):

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[dosnet_files]
d1,brows.exe

[txtsetup_files]
brows.exe = 100,,,,,,,20,0,0,browserchoice.exe
And this in the inf:

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;KB976002
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5","Description",0x0,"%HOTFIX%  (KB976002-v5)"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5","InstalledDate",0x0,"%VERSION%"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5","InstalledBy",0x0,"%NAME%"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5","Type",0x0,"Update"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5\Filelist",,0x10
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5\Filelist\0","FileName",0x0,"browserchoice.exe"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5\Filelist\0","Version",0x0,"6.1.7600.16526"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5\Filelist\0","BuildDate",0x0,"Thu Feb 11 04:41:35 2010"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5\Filelist\0","BuildCheckSum",0x0,"4df82"
HKLM,"%SP4UPDATES%\KB976002-v5\Filelist\0","Location",0x0,"%11%"
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Installed",0x10001,01,00,00,00
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Comments",0x0,"%HOTFIX%  (KB976002-v5)"
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Backup Dir",0x0
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Fix Description",0x0,"%HOTFIX%  (KB976002-v5)"
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Installed By",0x0
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Installed On",0x0
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Service Pack",0x10001,04,00,00,00
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Valid",0x10001,01,00,00,00
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5\File 1","Flags",0x0
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5\File 1","New File",0x0
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5\File 1","New Link Date",0x0
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5\File 1","Old Link Date",0x0
HKLM,"%HFREGPATH%\KB976002-v5","Installed",0x10001,1
I can confirm that the browserchoice.exe is in the system32 directory.
But the damn thing still popsup at MU?

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Post by 5eraph » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:50 pm

Try changing...

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brows.exe = 100,,,,,,,[color=white]20[/color],0,0,browserchoice.exe
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brows.exe = 100,,,,,,,[color=white]2[/color],0,0,browserchoice.exe

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Post by jqnson » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:08 pm

Raoul90 wrote:Any ideas on the follownig two updates:
KB976002 (browerschoice)
KB979569 (.NET2)

The first once popups even if firefox is installed.
The last one is allready installed on the systems, but just keeps popping up.

Hey i dont know if you can use this but what i did to make windows update happy and prevent the kb976002 to throw the browser choice and a desktop shortcut in my face at first login was installing the hotfix with runonceex and execute a reg file with the following right after

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
"KB976002-v5"=-

that will remove the regkey the update adds after its installed so its actually installed like its supposed too but since the browserchoice file is never executed it will not do anything unless you manually locate and open it :)

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Post by Raoul90 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:02 pm

5eraph wrote:Try changing...

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brows.exe = 100,,,,,,,[color=white]20[/color],0,0,browserchoice.exe
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brows.exe = 100,,,,,,,[color=white]2[/color],0,0,browserchoice.exe

Ah, right, that did the job. Thanks! :)

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