How to cancel/clear Pending Updates?


  1. Posts : 417
    Windows 10 1803
       #1

    How to cancel/clear Pending Updates?


    how to do this in windows 10?
    pending updates that are not good [broken hw driver] I need to ditch.
    where is the folder?
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  2. Posts : 5,216
    Windows 11 Home
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  3. Posts : 417
    Windows 10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #3

    TairikuOkami said:
    Superb. Thank you so much TO
    Did exactly what I, and a million other people, need.
    I left MS some feedback on that page to make this tool more widely known as it would have, and will, save them a lot of early life negative feedback on Windows 10. way too many destructive drivers out there
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  4. Posts : 417
    Windows 10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #4

    alas... does not work.
    The tool gives me the right info - in this case a flawed audio/sound driver for Conexant device on a Yoga 2, I block it, get the affirmation from the tool. Still tries to install, and it will, because that item uninstalled will block other updates.
    so Win10 installs, I uninstall, I install working "HID", reboot, wash-rinse-repeat groundhog day
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  5. Posts : 5,216
    Windows 11 Home
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    cognus said:
    Still tries to install, and it will, because that item uninstalled will block other updates.
    Well MS made sure to make it as complicated as possible to block updates, but it works for me.
    I block driver updates, set WU to notify, uninstall and delete the bad driver, then install mine.
    Then use the tool to block the bad driver, wait till WU will check for updates, it should be gone.
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  6. Posts : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
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    I have shut off the Windows Update service. There is a Windows Hotfix Download tool posted here that you can use to download only what updates you feel safe installng. There is also a CAB file installer that can be used to install any updates that are in cab format.
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  7. Posts : 417
    Windows 10 1803
    Thread Starter
       #7

    the big update sent us back to stoopid

    HOW DO I BLOCK explosive radioactive device driver installs?
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  8. Posts : 1
    WIN10 Pro 20H2
       #8

    Any info on cancel via command line?


    TairikuOkami said:
    Anyone know how to cancel pending updates from command line when windows will not start?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Nvm. %windir%\WinSxS\pending.xml
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  9. Posts : 11,980
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1826
       #9

    cognus said:
    how to do this in windows 10?
    pending updates that are not good [broken hw driver] I need to ditch.
    where is the folder?
    Reset Windows Update - TenForumsTutorials



    Denis
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