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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 8.1 I downloaded an undesired update concerning inability to disable some services

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      • #2358902
        hosa
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hello there geniuses..

        I would like to uninstall an update which was applied to my computer..

        Previously i could disable any service i wanted, but now its greyed out..

      • #2358953
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        What services are greyed out?  Windows updates typically don’t do this, there is something else triggering the problem.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #2358967
          hosa
          AskWoody Lounger

          idk maybe Im just noticing it now??

          the services are Windows defender and Microsoft’s “Software Protection”

          But I havent checked to see all the services these are just what i currently know..

      • #2359118
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Windows Defender will be disabled if you have installed a 3rd party anti virus.
        What AV do you have?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2359133
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        You should find out, what really grayed out your security services. Make sure you launch services seetings as admin, before uninstallation, for example.
        The uninstalation itself could be done from old control panel.

        controlpanel

        Then, when the update is gone, you can disable its installation with WUShowHide, you can download the tool here at MajorGeeks, for example.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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