my last post in the thread--the fix for me was very simple. After 8 reboot failures (requiring some 10 minutes each) in which my office hours settings (supposed to delay installs during certain hours) were ignored as well as the hide-update setting (also ignored), I found a solution that worked and took ~45 minutes, unattended.
Don't know if this applies to you, necessarily, but people do themselves a disservice by logging onto a problem thread at its end without reading through many of the earlier posts--should at least start half-way through, imo, as often that is where solutions are found (rather than at the end.)
So back to my puzzlement.:
- Is KB3194496 somehow immune to Wushowhide?
- Does the fact that Windows tried to install KB3194496 in spite of it's being hidden mean the laptop is going to be another unfortunate victim?
- Do I have to let KB3194496 download before Wushowhide will take effect? (No, that can't be. It originally saw and hid KB3194496 before it was downloaded.)
I just saw that Waltc also reported KB3194496 being immune to being hidden. This bodes ill.
I don't know what's going on with you and Waltc, but I actually hid it and unhid it several times in various testing, with no issues.
On another (perhaps related?) point, I notice that there is no 'How to get this update ... Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog' in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3194496
Nor can KB3194496 be found by searching the Update Catalog http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/...px?q=KB3194496