Windows 10: Hide or Show Windows Updates in Windows 10
I think the problem is in the same name of those updates.
Btw, it is Pro, not Home.
Will I be able to choose which updates I'd like to install?
I'm afraid not in Windows 10.
Why not use "disable" in Taskmanager/Joblist - or is that a prob.?
Sorry all ... but why not just disable it in the Taskmanager and then reable it manually when you want to use WinUpdate again ... or doesn't it work longterm??
Note: I haven't rebooted since I disabled Windows Update, so I don't know for sure if it's enabled after reboot or not, but I would think it works from then on.
Last edited by abubo; 05 Oct 2015 at 07:45.
Hello Bo, and welcome to Ten Forums.
If you mean to just end the process in Task Manager, then yeah it'll just get automatically started again the next restart or scheduled task.
Hi. After reading through the 8 pages of show/hide updates I haven't found my problem listed. I can unhide updates but when I go back to see if they are shown they're back in hidden updates again! Except for Windows specific updates. I wish I saved a screenshot of the programs that would not move into the shown updates column but just a few examples are several Intel updates, Broadcom Bluetooth Adapter and some other non-Microsoft related updates. So after 2 weeks of frustration I tried a different approach which worked. Open Device Manager and place the show/hide update screen beside it. Go down the list and select let Microsoft locate the best driver for each item on the list. Every one had an update available & installed it. And even better, the hidden update list was empty after restarting the PC. Go figure!
Last edited by masked; 05 Oct 2015 at 13:07.
That app can be a bit confusing as it picks up history from somewhere. Mine shows all the updates I've turned down since the system was Win 8.1 (I upgraded).
Also if you block a new one it takes a few minutes for that to communicate with the Windows Update app.
Yes - I mean ending the process in Task Manager. Cause that's what I'll have to do every day I want to stop downloading the un-needed Office XP Servie Pack 3 Update (I use a reg. vers. of MS Word 2002) - as this - as I understand from reading other threads on this problem - is my only hope being a Win10 Home user. This to not get stuck-up when WU is downloading the Office XP Service Pack 3 update over and over again every bu... time I start my darn puter!!!
Honestly - I wish I never upgraded to Win 10, as I like to know and to control what Update does and does not update --- yikes !!!!
Do you know ... would going back to Win 8.1 cause me any problems when having upgraded from 8.1 to Win 10 ?
Many thanks in advance
PS: I get this WU error every time WU tries to update Office XP Service Pack 3 (of which I only got Word 2002), so I can't ever update it no matter what due to the error.
And I don't trust myself in doing what I might have to do "within my PC's heart/backbone" in getting rid of this WU error.
Are you able to hide the update to prevent it from showing up in Windows Update?
Nope .... I can not hide it. But I stopped the Windows Update process - called "wuauserv"- in Task Manager, and it is still "Stopped" after re-booting - this being the easiest way to deal with my problem just now as mentioned earlier.
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