How to Prevent the Installation of a Windows 10 Update.

Last updated on March 26th, 2019

As you already know, Windows 10, downloads and install automatically any Windows or driver update, when available. But in some cases, the installation of a specific update in Windows 10, may fail to be installed and for that reason, it is better to prevent Windows 10 to install that update, until Microsoft fixes the bug or releases a new version of that update.

Prevent Windows 10 to Install a Specific Update

This tutorial contains detailed instructions on how to block the automatic installation of an update in Windows 10.

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How to Block the Automatic Installation of a Specific Update or Driver on Windows 10.

1. Navigate to this link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930

2. Scroll down and click at Download the "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter package now link and Save the file to your computer. *

* Note: The tool, works on all Windows 10 builds (1607, 1709, 1803, etc.)

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3. Double click to run the downloaded file "wushowhide.diagcab" and click Next at the first screen.

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4. Then click Hide updates.

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5. Select the update that you want to block and click Next.

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6. Close the "Show Hide updates" utility. *

* Note: If you want to install the blocked update on a future time, run the "Show Hide updates" utility again and select the 'Show hidden updates' option to unblock the hidden (blocked) update.

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