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I have Windows 7 Ultimate, and it has 34 Languages as Optional Windows Updates.

I probably will install 1 or 2, but I don't think I will learn the other 32 languages in the next few years, so is there a way to just turn them off instead of having them show up all the time and mix in with other more important optional updates?

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Steps to hide Windows Updates:

  • Open Windows Updates
  • Click on View Updates
  • Right click on the item you want to hide
  • Click on Hide

You can also select multiple updates by holding shift or control.

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I couldn't find Windows UpdateS only Windows Update. And in that Window, there is no View Updates, only View Update History. And when I click on that it and then right-click a Failed update, it doesn't give me a choice to Hide. It gives me only View Details and Copy Details. The former gives me no options for Hide. – Clay Nichols Feb 7 '10 at 15:28
@Clay. You can only see the updates once you have done a check and there is some available to download. – BinaryMisfit Feb 7 '10 at 17:06

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