You can use this even on a installed installation.
EDIT: I have not tried this on Windows 8 yet. ricktendo Edit: tested on Windows 8 and it worked like a charm
I do not recommend this on XP. I added just a few and it got about 8.
Make sure you are fully updated minus things you don't want or it takes awhile to cycle through 108 updates waiting .....
After I complete my Unattended setup I get Windows updates for things I don't want. Rather than disable WU I'd rather have fun figuring out how to disable what I don't want.
There are other scripts out there but none as flexible as this. You have to make sure you are connected to internet before running.
I use cmd /c start /wait wscript HideKBs_BingDesktop.vbs on my unattended because I am applying updates after this.
On Windows 7 you can just double click to run it as long as you have permissions
Only edit this with notepad if you don't have a vbs editor
Save as HideKBs_BingDesktop.vbs
' Maxpsoft May 30, 2013, 9:34:15 PM ' 06/18/2013 Add extra for Bing Desktop v1.3 ' 06/28/2013 Updated to continue searching as long as it is finding something otherwise Quit ' 05/02/2014 By adding KB and Bing Bar it gets them all and so far has not come back ' ' Original Mike.Moore Dec 17, 2012 on answers.microsoft but when ran it Hide everything so no good. ' Link to script: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/163162-hide-bing-desktop-and-other-windows-updates/ ' You may freely use this script as long as you copy it complete and it remains the same except for adjusting hideupdates. ' If I need to change something then let me know so all may benefit. Dim WSHShell, StartTime, ElapsedTime, strUpdateName, strAllHidden Dim Checkagain 'Find more keep going otherwise Quit Dim hideupdates(11) 'TO ADD 1 EDIT THE (11) AND ADD another hideupdates(#) hideupdates(0) = "KB2592687" 'Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 hideupdates(1) = "KB2861855" 'Remote Desktop Protocol 8.0 hideupdates(2) = "KB2574819" 'Remote Desktop. hideupdates(3) = "KB2830477" 'Remote Desktop hideupdates(4) = "KB2709981" 'Windows Media Player 12 hideupdates(5) = "KB2803821" 'Windows Media Player 12 hideupdates(6) = "Bing Desktop" 'With this we get all versions hideupdates(7) = "Internet Explorer 8" hideupdates(8) = "Internet Explorer 9" hideupdates(9) = "Internet Explorer 10" hideupdates(10) = "KB2673774" 'Bing Bar 7.3 KB hideupdates(11) = "Bing Bar" 'Bing Bar ALL Set WSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") StartTime = Timer 'Start the Timer Set updateSession = CreateObject("Microsoft.Update.Session") updateSession.ClientApplicationID = "MSDN Sample Script" Set updateSearcher = updateSession.CreateUpdateSearcher() Set searchResult = updateSearcher.Search("IsInstalled=0 and Type='Software' and IsHidden=0") Checkagain = "True" For K = 0 To 10 'Bing Desktop has 4, Silverlight has 5 If Checkagain = "True" Then Checkagain = "False" CheckUpdates ParseUpdates End if Next ElapsedTime = Timer - StartTime strTitle = "Bing Desktop and Windows Updates Hidden." strText = strAllHidden strText = strText & vbCrLf & "" strText = strText & vbCrLf & "Total Time " & ElapsedTime intType = vbOkOnly 'Silent just comment these 2 lines with a ' and it will run and quit Set objWshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") intResult = objWshShell.Popup(strText, ,strTitle, intType) 'Open Windows Update after remove the comment ' 'WshShell.Run "%windir%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate" Set objWshShell = nothing Set WSHShell = Nothing WScript.Quit Function ParseUpdates 'cycle through updates For I = 0 To searchResult.Updates.Count-1 Set update = searchResult.Updates.Item(I) strUpdateName = update.Title 'WScript.Echo I + 1 & "> " & update.Title For j = 0 To UBound(hideupdates) if instr(1, strUpdateName, hideupdates(j), vbTextCompare) = 0 then Else strAllHidden = strAllHidden _ & vbcrlf & update.Title update.IsHidden = True' Checkagain = "True" end if Next Next End Function Function CheckUpdates 'check for new updates cause Bing Desktop has 3 Set updateSession = CreateObject("Microsoft.Update.Session") updateSession.ClientApplicationID = "MSDN Sample Script" Set updateSearcher = updateSession.CreateUpdateSearcher() Set searchResult = _ updateSearcher.Search("IsInstalled=0 and Type='Software' and IsHidden=0") End Function
Edited by maxXPsoft, 02 May 2014 - 08:16 AM.