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Is it possible to stop Windows Update from backing up for future uninstall?

Is it possible to stop Windows Update from backing up for future uninstall?

I can see questions asking how to prevent Windows Update from (asking for) restarting the computer, but I don't see one asking how to prevent it from keeping a backup for potential uninstall later. I know it is possible to do this manually via commmand line option if one download & install the update outside Windows Update, so I assume it's possible to set some registry to prevent it for Windows Update as well?

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Guest [Entry]

"IT would be a safer way to let the uninstall information be saved for starters and then once the install is successful remove the uninstall information.

This blog post has a script for such cleanups -- Remove Windows Update Uninstall Information.

Tested on Windows XP, Requires WScript and VBScript (which would be with most Windows OS)"