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Konstantinos Tsoukalas

Konstantinos is the founder and administrator of Wintips.org. Since 1995 he works and provides IT support as a computer and network expert to individuals and large companies. He is specialized in solving problems related to Windows or other Microsoft products (Windows Server, Office, Microsoft 365, etc.).

10 Comments

  1. Mike Bep
    May 14, 2024 @ 2:01 pm

    Hello,
    Solution 1 (Hide KB5034441 Update) worked perfectly for me.
    Thanks …

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  2. Onyibest
    May 5, 2024 @ 2:24 am

    Wonderful! I used the Third method and it worked instantly. What I did was that I increased the Recovery Partition's size from 655MB to 8GB. …Excellent.
    Thanks.

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  3. John_3
    April 30, 2024 @ 6:13 am

    If using option 2, the Windows 10 upgrade, is there a chance something could go wrong and you loose all your files programs?

    I've never done the update/repair before, so I was just wondering how it works. Does it keep all your installed files and programs that are on C:/ drive?

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    • Konstantinos Tsoukalas
      April 30, 2024 @ 10:11 am

      Upgrading gives you the option to keep your personal files as seen in the screenshot of step 5 of the method. If you get there and you don't see the "Keep personal files and apps" option active, then cancel the process.

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      • John_3
        April 30, 2024 @ 6:40 pm

        Alright, thanks, Konstantinos. Appreciate it. I am still going to do a bit of a Google search before doing it to make sure I do it right, but will not go ahead if that option isn't there.

        I checked my partition size and it's 507MB. From you said, Microsoft says you need at least 250MB free space on the recovery partition, is there any way of knowing how much free space is in that 507MB? Also, how does Windows determine how bit to make the recovery partition when installing Windows?

        If hiding the update, what happens if Microsoft releases another update later on with a fix, what happens with the hidden update?

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        • Konstantinos Tsoukalas
          May 1, 2024 @ 9:13 am

          One way to see the available space of the recovery partition is from the 'MiniTool Partition Wizard' mentioned in solution-3.
          Τhe hidden update will not be installed no matter if another fix comes out or not.

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      • MadGello
        May 2, 2024 @ 2:01 pm

        If the Windows that created it was non-bootable, the media creation tool will not help.

        I ran into the over a month ago, increased the recovery partition and it worked fine, but it now is behind a second Windows 10 install that was not allowing Safe Mode, so much back-ported 11 crap had devoured it. But

        Not it no longer appears to be formatted, so I got the error on first run of WU post repair.

        Over a decade AT Micro$oft doesn't help much either. ;_

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  4. Larry
    April 19, 2024 @ 11:16 pm

    Had tried some other things, no success, used your method to increase the size of the recover partition, that worked! The downloaded partition wizard was easy to use.
    Thank you.

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  5. Happy Goggen
    April 19, 2024 @ 6:44 pm

    Hi!
    Your link to : "1. Download and then run Microsoft's Show or hide updates tool." doesn`t work for me, got an error message:

    "We can’t connect to the server at xn--https-ix3b"

    Thanks for trying!

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    • Konstantinos Tsoukalas
      April 20, 2024 @ 9:33 am

      Thank you for the information. Now fixed.

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