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    I have a new Win7 machine and it is configured to let me know when updates are ready to be downloaded. I received notice of an "important" one for Silverlight. I don't have that on my computer so I tried to ignore the update but the little alert icon won't go away. I thought if I tried to run the update and it failed that would do it but it didn't remove the alert.

    Is there any way to tell Windows Update that I don't have and don't want Silverlight? The update apparently is an msi and it fails because it can't find an original installation of Silverlight.

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    There is an option to hide updates which are irrelevant or not wanted by right clicking on the unwanted update(s) from the list of updates available. Once hidden they never appear again unless you click on the option to restore hidden updates from the list of options on the left side of the updates window. I have done that with all of the language packs they try to give you (34 of them).

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    Just to add my 2 cents, there are web sites that render better with Silverlight than with Adobe Flash. Silverlight does not yet have the problems with security that Adobe has. Is there a reason why Silverlight is not wanted at this time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Turnbull View Post
    There is an option to hide updates which are irrelevant or not wanted by right clicking on the unwanted update(s) from the list of updates available. Once hidden they never appear again unless you click on the option to restore hidden updates from the list of options on the left side of the updates window. I have done that with all of the language packs they try to give you (34 of them).

    This is what I was looking for - I have to click on the first link that appears and then the option to hide them is available.

    Thanks - I'm not quite used to Win7 yet.

    Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    Just to add my 2 cents, there are web sites that render better with Silverlight than with Adobe Flash. Silverlight does not yet have the problems with security that Adobe has. Is there a reason why Silverlight is not wanted at this time?
    The machine in question is rarely used to go to the Internet, and never just for general surfing. It is used for a business critical need so I don't want anything installed on it that isn't absolutely necessary whether that is an application or it's update. I'm already juggling some software that doesn't work and play well with Win7 and won't run in the virtual XP mode so I don't want to risk adding any layers of complexity that aren't needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan McBreen View Post
    The machine in question is rarely used to go to the Internet, and never just for general surfing. It is used for a business critical need so I don't want anything installed on it that isn't absolutely necessary whether that is an application or it's update. I'm already juggling some software that doesn't work and play well with Win7 and won't run in the virtual XP mode so I don't want to risk adding any layers of complexity that aren't needed.

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    I understand. Thanks for posting back as this may be helpful to someone else.
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