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Thread: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

  1. #1
    jabarnut Guest

    Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:

    "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you choose to
    uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows Update. "

    Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft Update? I
    don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    accessable.
    Can someone help me out here?
    Where is the uninstaller?
    Thanks for any help.

  2. #2
    Jim Macklin Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    add this to your links menu
    http://office.microsoft.com/OfficeUpdate/default.aspx


    --
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    some support
    http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



    "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    |I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows
    Update".
    | It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    |
    | "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update.
    If you choose to
    | uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back
    to Windows Update. "
    |
    | Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall
    Microsoft Update? I
    | don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    | I am running an older version of Office and would prefer
    to have my old
    | Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that
    was easily
    | accessable.
    | Can someone help me out here?
    | Where is the uninstaller?
    | Thanks for any help.



  3. #3
    jabarnut Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Thanks Jim...I'm aware I can add the link to Office Updates to my favorites,
    but that still doesn't explain the problem.
    Why does Microsoft state that "If you choose to uninstall Microsoft Update",
    it will revert back to Windows Update", yet they don't give you an option to
    do that???

    I really want to Uninstall Microsoft Update like they say you can.....but how?
    Where is the option to do what they clearly say you CAN do if you wish?
    Thanks again

    "Jim Macklin" wrote:

    > add this to your links menu
    > http://office.microsoft.com/OfficeUpdate/default.aspx
    >
    >
    > --
    > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
    > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    > some support
    > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > message
    > news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    > |I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows
    > Update".
    > | It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    > |
    > | "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update.
    > If you choose to
    > | uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back
    > to Windows Update. "
    > |
    > | Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall
    > Microsoft Update? I
    > | don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    > | I am running an older version of Office and would prefer
    > to have my old
    > | Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that
    > was easily
    > | accessable.
    > | Can someone help me out here?
    > | Where is the uninstaller?
    > | Thanks for any help.
    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Open Microsoft Update
    On the left side, click "Change Settings"
    Scroll down, the option to Stop Using Microsoft Update is at the bottom.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    >I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    > It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    >
    > "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you choose
    > to
    > uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows
    > Update. "
    >
    > Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft Update?
    > I
    > don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    > I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    > Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    > accessable.
    > Can someone help me out here?
    > Where is the uninstaller?
    > Thanks for any help.




  5. #5
    Allan Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    where can i find Microsoft Updates and more information about Microsoft
    Updates? whats the difference between Window Updates and Microsoft Updates?
    is Microsoft Update for Home User or only for business computer?

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > Open Microsoft Update
    > On the left side, click "Change Settings"
    > Scroll down, the option to Stop Using Microsoft Update is at the bottom.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    > >I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    > > It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    > >
    > > "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you choose
    > > to
    > > uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows
    > > Update. "
    > >
    > > Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft Update?
    > > I
    > > don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    > > I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    > > Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    > > accessable.
    > > Can someone help me out here?
    > > Where is the uninstaller?
    > > Thanks for any help.

    >
    >
    >


  6. #6
    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Allan;
    This should answer all your questions about Microsoft Update:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...e/default.mspx

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "Allan" <Allan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E08151E8-D5EA-42C9-B70E-2F44DDE9C390@microsoft.com...
    > where can i find Microsoft Updates and more information about Microsoft
    > Updates? whats the difference between Window Updates and Microsoft
    > Updates?
    > is Microsoft Update for Home User or only for business computer?
    >
    > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    >> Open Microsoft Update
    >> On the left side, click "Change Settings"
    >> Scroll down, the option to Stop Using Microsoft Update is at the bottom.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    >> http://www.dts-l.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    >> >I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    >> > It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    >> >
    >> > "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you
    >> > choose
    >> > to
    >> > uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows
    >> > Update. "
    >> >
    >> > Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft
    >> > Update?
    >> > I
    >> > don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    >> > I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    >> > Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    >> > accessable.
    >> > Can someone help me out here?
    >> > Where is the uninstaller?
    >> > Thanks for any help.

    >>
    >>
    >>




  7. #7
    jabarnut Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Thanks very much Jupiter Jones!
    I can't believe I went there before, and never scrolled down below the
    languages.

    I see however that I'll really be "disabling" Microsoft Update rather than
    actually uninstalling it. (In fact, I have two icons now at the top of my
    start menu....one for Windows Update and one for Microsoft Update (both of
    which bring me to the Microsoft Update Site at the moment).

    If you'll allow me to be even more of a pest, how then would I reverse the
    operation (in the event I ever wanted to), and go back to Microsoft Update
    from Windows Update? (I was using V6 of Windows Update).

    Is there a similar option in Windows Update or would I "download" the
    axtive-x for Microsoft Update again?
    Thanks so much for your help

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > Open Microsoft Update
    > On the left side, click "Change Settings"
    > Scroll down, the option to Stop Using Microsoft Update is at the bottom.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    > >I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    > > It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    > >
    > > "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you choose
    > > to
    > > uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows
    > > Update. "
    > >
    > > Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft Update?
    > > I
    > > don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    > > I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    > > Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    > > accessible.
    > > Can someone help me out here?
    > > Where is the uninstaller?
    > > Thanks for any help.

    >
    >
    >


  8. #8
    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    I think you can toggle Microsoft Update back on similar to the way you
    turned it off.
    I know that it has been done, but I missed the details of how the person did
    it.

    As for the two links, mine both went to Microsoft Update.
    I simply deleted the Windows Update icon.

    --
    Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    http://www.dts-l.org


    "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:4B0016D1-4BDE-465A-9EF7-C15011A02DA2@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks very much Jupiter Jones!
    > I can't believe I went there before, and never scrolled down below the
    > languages.
    >
    > I see however that I'll really be "disabling" Microsoft Update rather than
    > actually uninstalling it. (In fact, I have two icons now at the top of my
    > start menu....one for Windows Update and one for Microsoft Update (both of
    > which bring me to the Microsoft Update Site at the moment).
    >
    > If you'll allow me to be even more of a pest, how then would I reverse the
    > operation (in the event I ever wanted to), and go back to Microsoft
    > Update
    > from Windows Update? (I was using V6 of Windows Update).
    >
    > Is there a similar option in Windows Update or would I "download" the
    > axtive-x for Microsoft Update again?
    > Thanks so much for your help




  9. #9
    jabarnut Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Thank you once again
    I've since experimented and found that after choosing to "stop using
    Microsoft Update" in the manner you showed me, it does indeed automatically
    remove the extra MS Update Icon, and also tells you that if you wish to
    return to Microsoft Update at any time to simply "reinstall" it.
    You have been most helpful!
    Appreciate it!
    jabarnut

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > I think you can toggle Microsoft Update back on similar to the way you
    > turned it off.
    > I know that it has been done, but I missed the details of how the person did
    > it.
    >
    > As for the two links, mine both went to Microsoft Update.
    > I simply deleted the Windows Update icon.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:4B0016D1-4BDE-465A-9EF7-C15011A02DA2@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks very much Jupiter Jones!
    > > I can't believe I went there before, and never scrolled down below the
    > > languages.
    > >
    > > I see however that I'll really be "disabling" Microsoft Update rather than
    > > actually uninstalling it. (In fact, I have two icons now at the top of my
    > > start menu....one for Windows Update and one for Microsoft Update (both of
    > > which bring me to the Microsoft Update Site at the moment).
    > >
    > > If you'll allow me to be even more of a pest, how then would I reverse the
    > > operation (in the event I ever wanted to), and go back to Microsoft
    > > Update
    > > from Windows Update? (I was using V6 of Windows Update).
    > >
    > > Is there a similar option in Windows Update or would I "download" the
    > > axtive-x for Microsoft Update again?
    > > Thanks so much for your help

    >
    >
    >


  10. #10
    dave Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    I installed Microsoft Update on this Windows 2000 machine and it
    displays an error: "The website has encountered a problem and cannot
    display the page you are trying to view. Error number: 0x800700C1 "
    The "Change Settings" line over on the left is grayed out and not
    clickable. So how do I get back to using Windows Update? If I go to the
    Windows Update page it's blank.


  11. #11
    Spudlette Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    any luck Dave? I have similar prob:

    I cannot get the new WIndows or Microsoft Update version 6 to work. It
    downloads the updates but then when you say install, it fails every time! I
    finally got the critical updates installed by going to shut down and
    clicking on "Turn off AFTER the updates have been installed" option, which
    keeps giving this message not to turn off or unplug the pc - it ewill turn
    off automatically, which it did. When I rebooted, the critical updates had
    been successfully applied/installed. BUT... the custom option will not
    install any updates AND there is no way to turn off PC to have them
    auto-installed. It just turns off the PC this time - probbaly becuz they are
    optional. Anyone have any ideas how to go back to version 4 of
    WU??????????????? I HATE this new version 6!!!

    "dave" <david_s_hall@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1120626884.835812.125050@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    > I installed Microsoft Update on this Windows 2000 machine and it
    > displays an error: "The website has encountered a problem and cannot
    > display the page you are trying to view. Error number: 0x800700C1 "
    > The "Change Settings" line over on the left is grayed out and not
    > clickable. So how do I get back to using Windows Update? If I go to the
    > Windows Update page it's blank.
    >




  12. #12
    CrazyB Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Hi,

    Well I did that and yes the Icon was removed.
    But if I click the old Windows Update Icon.
    I still go to the "Microsoft Update" site.
    I already did a reboot. So I'm just crazy
    or does the "Microsoft Update" not uninstall from
    my win2k Pro pc.

    Greetings.

    CrazyB

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > Open Microsoft Update
    > On the left side, click "Change Settings"
    > Scroll down, the option to Stop Using Microsoft Update is at the bottom.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    > >I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    > > It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    > >
    > > "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you choose
    > > to
    > > uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows
    > > Update. "
    > >
    > > Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft Update?
    > > I
    > > don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    > > I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    > > Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    > > accessable.
    > > Can someone help me out here?
    > > Where is the uninstaller?
    > > Thanks for any help.

    >
    >
    >


  13. #13
    Jim Byrd Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Hi Dave & Spudlette - Well, here's a possible workaround until you can get
    v6 straightened out. Go to:

    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.co...en/default.asp After it's
    finished checking and the "Find updates . . ." shows, click on "Windows
    Update" on the left under See Also. This will take you to the normal v4
    "Scan for updates" page for business as usual.

    --
    Regards, Jim Byrd, MS-MVP
    My Blog, Defending Your Machine, here:
    http://defendingyourmachine.blogspot.com/

    "Spudlette" <donnak@carolina.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:rG0Ae.8901$XA.96174@twister.southeast.rr.com
    > any luck Dave? I have similar prob:
    >
    > I cannot get the new WIndows or Microsoft Update version 6 to work. It
    > downloads the updates but then when you say install, it fails every
    > time! I finally got the critical updates installed by going to shut
    > down and clicking on "Turn off AFTER the updates have been installed"
    > option, which keeps giving this message not to turn off or unplug the
    > pc - it ewill turn off automatically, which it did. When I rebooted,
    > the critical updates had been successfully applied/installed. BUT...
    > the custom option will not install any updates AND there is no way to
    > turn off PC to have them auto-installed. It just turns off the PC
    > this time - probbaly becuz they are optional. Anyone have any ideas
    > how to go back to version 4 of WU??????????????? I HATE this new
    > version 6!!!
    >
    > "dave" <david_s_hall@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:1120626884.835812.125050@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    >> I installed Microsoft Update on this Windows 2000 machine and it
    >> displays an error: "The website has encountered a problem and cannot
    >> display the page you are trying to view. Error number: 0x800700C1 "
    >> The "Change Settings" line over on the left is grayed out and not
    >> clickable. So how do I get back to using Windows Update? If I go to
    >> the Windows Update page it's blank.




  14. #14
    David Dawson Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    I'm still having trouble and I'm wondering if it's several symptoms of one
    problem or several problems. At the MS Update page, I get [Error number:
    0x800700C1]

    * I'm not able to access "Change Settings" which is disabled on the page.
    * MS XML 3 SP5 install fails and rolls changes back immediately.
    * MS XML 4 SP2 is installed
    * This is a Win2000 Server SP4

    I'm not able to check for updates anymore. And several web pages aren't
    working (OWA is the most serious)

    How do I install XML3 SP5 or fix this issue?

    David Dawson
    ddawson@speakeasy.net

    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > Open Microsoft Update
    > On the left side, click "Change Settings"
    > Scroll down, the option to Stop Using Microsoft Update is at the bottom.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > http://www.dts-l.org
    >
    >
    > "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    > >I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    > > It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    > >
    > > "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you choose
    > > to
    > > uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows
    > > Update. "
    > >
    > > Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft Update?
    > > I
    > > don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    > > I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    > > Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    > > accessable.
    > > Can someone help me out here?
    > > Where is the uninstaller?
    > > Thanks for any help.

    >
    >
    >


  15. #15
    David Dawson Guest

    Re: Uninstall "Microsoft Update" and return to "Windows Update"

    Found the fix - installed all the other patches per the BITS/WUAU items. For
    some reason it required the Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB824151). (No
    reboot was required). Microsoft Update page works fine now as do OWA, GMail,
    etc which previously were failing due to active scripting failures.

    "David Dawson" wrote:

    > I'm still having trouble and I'm wondering if it's several symptoms of one
    > problem or several problems. At the MS Update page, I get [Error number:
    > 0x800700C1]
    >
    > * I'm not able to access "Change Settings" which is disabled on the page.
    > * MS XML 3 SP5 install fails and rolls changes back immediately.
    > * MS XML 4 SP2 is installed
    > * This is a Win2000 Server SP4
    >
    > I'm not able to check for updates anymore. And several web pages aren't
    > working (OWA is the most serious)
    >
    > How do I install XML3 SP5 or fix this issue?
    >
    > David Dawson
    > ddawson@speakeasy.net
    >
    > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
    >
    > > Open Microsoft Update
    > > On the left side, click "Change Settings"
    > > Scroll down, the option to Stop Using Microsoft Update is at the bottom.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > > http://www.dts-l.org
    > >
    > >
    > > "jabarnut" <jabarnut@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:C1EF0143-72D4-427F-9A93-D03E6D3ED13A@microsoft.com...
    > > >I just installed "Microsoft Update" which replaced "Windows Update".
    > > > It says the following at the Microsoft Update Site:
    > > >
    > > > "Once installed, Microsoft Update replaces Windows Update. If you choose
    > > > to
    > > > uninstall Microsoft Update, your system will revert back to Windows
    > > > Update. "
    > > >
    > > > Well that's just fine and dandy, but how do I uninstall Microsoft Update?
    > > > I
    > > > don't see an uninstaller anywhere.
    > > > I am running an older version of Office and would prefer to have my old
    > > > Windows Update back which had an "Office Family" Tab that was easily
    > > > accessable.
    > > > Can someone help me out here?
    > > > Where is the uninstaller?
    > > > Thanks for any help.

    > >
    > >
    > >


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