Deleting Downloaded Windows Update

By DonG43 ·
Does anyone know how to delete a Windows Update that has been downloaded but not installed? MS can tell me how to stop the downloads and how to uninstall an update already installed, but once the update has been downloaded, it keeps bugging me to install the darn thing. I don't want to install it. Windows XP Home, SP2. The update is for IE7 which I have uninstalled after having problems.

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Software Distribution Folder

by bincarnato In reply to Deleting Downloaded Windo ...

Delete the softwaredistribution folder in your windows directory after stopping the Windows Update service in computer management.

Right-click on the My Computer icon
Choose manage
Click plus next to services and applications
click on services
Right click on automatic update service
Choose stop
Browse to the softwaredistribution folder in the windows directory
Delete it
Start the automatic update service back up.

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Softwaredistribution Folder

by DonG43 In reply to Software Distribution Fol ...

Tbank you so much. You have just solved a major headache for me.

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