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       3 Weeks Ago #180

    Please let us know how it went if you do it.
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #181

    Brink said: View Post
    Please let us know how it went if you do it.

    I sure will
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       6 Days Ago #182

    Does anyone know how long an update (like a feature update) that has been hidden via wushowhide tool will remain hidden assuming nothing changes on Microsoft's end? Separate from that, what can cause a hidden update to reappear in Windows update? I recall I hid anniversary update some time ago and it stayed hidden for a good three or four months but then without warning appeared in Windows update and downloaded.

    Also, is there a simple/safe way to allow just Windows Defender updates to automatically get through a metered connection while continuing to block everything else that a metered connection blocks?

    Finally, is there any serious downside to always keeping a metered connection? I have onedrive disabled and I use a local account. I don't mind occasionally manually checking the Windows Store for app updates like Mail etc.

    Thanks!
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  4.    6 Days Ago #183

    • A CU stays hidden as long as it doesn't change name. E.g. the KB4100347 Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 v1803 was named 2018-07 and reappeared as 2018-09. The FU stays hidden until Microsoft decides that is stable i.e until a new version is declared “Current Branch for Business” which can be even after a year of its initial release and should be forced to all systems. But it has happened before that they do it whenever they feel ike it....You can read more here
    • The WD can also be updated through the Windows Defender Security Center, without touching Windows Update. Unfortunately manually. To automate it, you can create a task, which runs 2-3 times a day (or as many times you want) and runs a PowerShell Update-MpSignature command.
    • As for meter connections always on, I'm not aware of any downsides.
    Last edited by ddelo; 6 Days Ago at 03:36.
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    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.320
       6 Days Ago #184

    ddelo said: View Post
    • A CU stays hidden as long as it doesn't change name. E.g. the KB4100347 Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 v1803 was named 2018-07 and reappeared as 2018-09. The FU stays hidden until Microsoft decides that is stable i.e until a new version is declared “Current Branch for Business” which can be even after a year of its initial release and should be forced to all systems. But it has happened before that they do it whenever they feel ike it....You can read more here
    • The WD can also be updated through the Windows Defender Security Center, without touching Windows Update. Unfortunately manually. To automate it, you can create a task, which runs 2-3 times a day (or as many times you want) and runs a PowerShell Update-MpSignature command.
    • As for meter connections always on, I'm not aware of any downsides.
    Great, thanks ddelo!
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  6.    6 Days Ago #185

    tomseys said: View Post
    Great, thanks ddelo!
    You're most welcome.
    I hope it shed some light on the confusion we all have with Windows 10 Update.

    And finally @tomseys
    If you're interested and use PowerShell, take a look at this Update and Upgrade Windows 10 using PowerShell | Windows 10 Tutorials
    I have been using the PSWindowsUpdate, instead of the "WindowsUpdates Show or Hide.diagcab" to do the same things and a lot more!

    If you want you can get its latest version here
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       6 Days Ago #186

    I'll take a look at that - thanks again.
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  8.    6 Days Ago #187

    tomseys said: View Post
    I'll take a look at that - thanks again.
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  9. Posts : 585
    Windows 10 Home - Version 1803 - Build 17134.320
       6 Days Ago #188

    I created a task to run Windows Defender update with two triggers - one for 9am and other for 9pm - so twice a day at those times. It doesn't appear to have worked though since when I check show/hide the update is there and also win defender does not show it has updated definitions.

    I guess I'm doing something wrong.

    What path do you use for the program field?
    What is the argument?

    Added: Never mind I got it working. I had the program path in quotes so I think this messed it up?

    I'm now using C:\Program files\Windows defender\MpCmdRun.exe without quotes for program and -SignatureUpdate as argument. Is that right? It does work.

    Is there a way to not have that cmd box pop up when it runs the update?
    Last edited by tomseys; 6 Days Ago at 09:09.
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  10.    6 Days Ago #189

    Yep, it's correct.
    See also Microsoft's suggestion
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