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KB 979099

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by fwall4, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. fwall4

    fwall4 Flightless Bird

    Yesterday I checked Windows Updates and was given KB 979099 as an available
    update. After downloading, this update failed to install. Further research
    showed that this update is for Win7 but I'm running WinXP Home Edition SP3.
    How can I remove this update from the list of available updates? I have
    temporarily hidden it. Why did it show in the first place? Thanks, Fred
     
  2. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    Click the update icon
    In the window that opens UNcheck the box next to KB979009, click OK.
    When the next window opens put a check mark next to " Do not offer me
    these updates again or I'll kill you". (BTW, that's not the exact
    verbiage but you get the drift)
    Click OK. That will Hide the update.


    MowGreen
    ================
    * -343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================

    banthecheck.com
    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked



    fwall4 wrote:
    > Yesterday I checked Windows Updates and was given KB 979099 as an available
    > update. After downloading, this update failed to install. Further research
    > showed that this update is for Win7 but I'm running WinXP Home Edition SP3.
    > How can I remove this update from the list of available updates? I have
    > temporarily hidden it. Why did it show in the first place? Thanks, Fred
     
  3. fwall4

    fwall4 Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the quick response, Mow. That's what I did.... but the update
    still lingers in the "Hidden Updates" file. I want to totally remove the
    stupid thing from my machine. Fred

    "MowGreen" wrote:

    > Click the update icon
    > In the window that opens UNcheck the box next to KB979009, click OK.
    > When the next window opens put a check mark next to " Do not offer me
    > these updates again or I'll kill you". (BTW, that's not the exact
    > verbiage but you get the drift)
    > Click OK. That will Hide the update.
    >
    >
    > MowGreen
    > ================
    > * -343-* FDNY
    > Never Forgotten
    > ================
    >
    > banthecheck.com
    > "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    >
    >
    >
    > fwall4 wrote:
    > > Yesterday I checked Windows Updates and was given KB 979099 as an available
    > > update. After downloading, this update failed to install. Further research
    > > showed that this update is for Win7 but I'm running WinXP Home Edition SP3.
    > > How can I remove this update from the list of available updates? I have
    > > temporarily hidden it. Why did it show in the first place? Thanks, Fred

    > .
    >
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    No can do. Get used to it. As long as Automatic Updates doesn't offer it
    again, you're OK.

    fwall4 wrote:
    > Thanks for the quick response, Mow. That's what I did.... but the update
    > still lingers in the "Hidden Updates" file. I want to totally remove the
    > stupid thing from my machine. Fred
    >
    > "MowGreen" wrote:
    >
    >> Click the update icon
    >> In the window that opens UNcheck the box next to KB979009, click OK.
    >> When the next window opens put a check mark next to " Do not offer me
    >> these updates again or I'll kill you". (BTW, that's not the exact
    >> verbiage but you get the drift)
    >> Click OK. That will Hide the update.
    >>
    >>
    >> MowGreen
    >> ================
    >> * -343-* FDNY
    >> Never Forgotten
    >> ================
    >>
    >> banthecheck.com
    >> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> fwall4 wrote:
    >>> Yesterday I checked Windows Updates and was given KB 979099 as an
    >>> available update. After downloading, this update failed to install.
    >>> Further research showed that this update is for Win7 but I'm running
    >>> WinXP Home Edition SP3. How can I remove this update from the list of
    >>> available updates? I have temporarily hidden it. Why did it show in the
    >>> first place? Thanks, Fred

    >> .
     
  5. fwall4

    fwall4 Flightless Bird

    Thanks, PA.... I was afraid of that. I appreciate your reply. Fred

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > No can do. Get used to it. As long as Automatic Updates doesn't offer it
    > again, you're OK.
    >
    > fwall4 wrote:
    > > Thanks for the quick response, Mow. That's what I did.... but the update
    > > still lingers in the "Hidden Updates" file. I want to totally remove the
    > > stupid thing from my machine. Fred
    > >
    > > "MowGreen" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Click the update icon
    > >> In the window that opens UNcheck the box next to KB979009, click OK.
    > >> When the next window opens put a check mark next to " Do not offer me
    > >> these updates again or I'll kill you". (BTW, that's not the exact
    > >> verbiage but you get the drift)
    > >> Click OK. That will Hide the update.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> MowGreen
    > >> ================
    > >> * -343-* FDNY
    > >> Never Forgotten
    > >> ================
    > >>
    > >> banthecheck.com
    > >> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> fwall4 wrote:
    > >>> Yesterday I checked Windows Updates and was given KB 979099 as an
    > >>> available update. After downloading, this update failed to install.
    > >>> Further research showed that this update is for Win7 but I'm running
    > >>> WinXP Home Edition SP3. How can I remove this update from the list of
    > >>> available updates? I have temporarily hidden it. Why did it show in the
    > >>> first place? Thanks, Fred
    > >> .

    >
    > .
    >
     

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