How to cancel windows 7 updates?

Julia Agafonova
Julia Agafonova
December 1, 2014
How to cancel windows 7 updates?

Arbitrary Windows 7 updates are a sore point for many users. Since, along with the kind of useful updates, those that block license keys swing (whatever one may say, and piracy in our country is weakly controlled), many people decide to refuse them.

From this article you will learn how to cancel the installation of Windows 7 updates and remove installed ones.

How to cancel updates to Windows 7

To cancel downloading and installing updates:

  1. Open the “Control Panel”, go to the “System and Security” page, go to “Windows Update”.
  2. On the left side of the menu, click on “Parameter Settings”.
  3. Under the heading “Important Updates,” open the drop-down list.
  4. Choose one of the last two items. (By choosing "Do not check for updates," you decide not to download or install any updates. Choosing "Search for updates, but the decision to download and install is made by me" will allow you to choose those updates that will be useful to you.)
  5. Under the heading “Recommended Updates,” uncheck the checkbox of “Receive recommended updates in the same way as important updates.”
  6. Confirm all your decisions by clicking on the "OK" button.

How to remove installed updates

How to cancel Windows 7 updates when they are already downloaded and installed? You can find them in two ways:

  1. If you have not yet closed the window with “Windows Update”, find the message “Installed Updates” on the bottom left and click on it.
  2. Go to the "Control Panel", then go to the "Uninstall a program" page. In the menu on the left, select "View installed updates."

It now remains to remove the update. You can double-click on the update in the list (supposedly run them, but actually run the uninstall program) and delete them.