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    Windows Update - Uninstall
    How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Vista
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    Windows Update - Uninstall

    How to Uninstall a Windows Update in Vista


    information   Information
    This will show you a how to uninstall a Windows Update from a list of successfully installed Windows Updates in Programs and Features.
    Note   Note

    • Once you uninstall a Windows Update, you will probably want to hide it to prevent it from showing up in the available updates again. See the related link below.
    • To uninstall the Vista SP1, see: Microsoft Help and Support: KB948537
    Tip   Tip
    For a complete list of Windows Updates with descriptions, see: ITsVISTA: Windows Updates
    warning   Warning

    • Hotfixes will not be listed here, and cannot be uninstalled.
    • You should look for the Windows Update KB number to make it easier to find the one you want to uninstall. You can compare them with the View update history list in Windows Update.




    Here's How:
    1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View)
    NOTE: You can also open the Start Menu, then type appwiz.cpl in the search line and press enter to open the View Installed Updates window in Program and Features.

    2. Click on the Click to Play button in the video below.
    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    I can't uninstall KB937287 and KB938371.

    The "uninstall"-button dosen't show up

    Help??

    Last edited by storsett; 08 Feb 2008 at 02:27 AM.
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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    Hi storsett,

    Welcome to Vista Forums.

    See if reseting the folder view settings in METHOD TWO here will bring back the Uninstall option.

    Windows Explorer Folder View settings

    Shawn

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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    Thanks
    It did not work, the uninstaller still won't show up then I mark one of the updates.

    I had the SP1 RC Refresh for a while, but I decided to uninstall it for the final SP1.
    The two updates that came "with" RC Refresh now stops all new updates to my vista. only the installer for SP1 RC Refresh show up. :S

    I can format if I have too.

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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    Storsett,

    After you uninstalled the SP1 RC Refresh (KB936330) , did it allow you to be able to uninstall the others?

    If not, then a reinstall may be the only option.

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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    I have now reinstalled the whole thing and it's now fixed.

    I really like this OS can't wait for the SP1 ^^

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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    storsett,

    Sorry you had to do a reinstall, but glad that you got your problem fixed. Thank you for the feedback.

    Shawn

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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    When I go to Installed Updates, the ones for 64 based systems dont show up...

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    Re: Windows Update - Uninstall

    Hello Celestial,

    Hotfixes will not be in the uninstall list. The 64 bit Windows Updates are there though, you just need to look for the KB number instead. You can compare them with the View update history list in Windows Update.

    Hope this helps,
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