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     LHiggins 5 days, 23 hours ago.

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    • #1874373 Reply

      LHiggins
      AskWoody Plus

      Over the weekend I ordered my new HP Win 10 Pro laptop – thanks to the great recommendations I got here! Ahead of delivery, I have put together a veritable textbook of set-up info gathered from the many discussions and great information found here. I think I have a pretty good grasp of most of what needs to be done, but I do have a question on the recommendation to download and have on hand a copy of wushowhide.diagcab. I understand what it is, and how it works, I think – but my question is – what updates will I need to hide at my initial startup – or initial connection to the internet?

      If I follow PKCano’s guidance on setting up windows 10 for the first time, and configuring updates on Win 10 pro, won’t that keep updates from downloading and defer them? I am not really clear on how wushowhide.diagcab would be used in the initial set up stages.

      I appreciate any info on this step, and any other general set-up suggestions that anyone might have. I don’t know yet exactly which version of Win 10 Pro will be shipped, but finding that out is one of the first things on my list.

      Thanks to all who have contributed to the many threads about how to go about getting a Win 10 computer secure and set up properly. Your advice and suggestions are a great help to those of us taking this step!

    • #1874670 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      When updates show up in Windows Update in Win10, there is no check box to select/deselect them. They are essentially pre-checked. The only way to NOT get them is to hide them with wushowhide.
      So what do you hide? Some examples:
      Bad/buggy updates – you won’t know what these are ahesd of time till you read AskWoody.
      KB4023057 – Remediation shell, reappearing update focused on resetting your settings to MS automatic and “helping” you get upgraded.
      Intel microcode updates – if you do not want to install them.

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    • #1874676 Reply

      LHiggins
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks so much for the explanation! I didn’t realize that in the Win 10 update there is no choice! Great that there is this tool to hide ones we don’t want! Makes perfect sense now!

      Much appreciated!! 🙂

    • #1874866 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Great that there is this tool to hide ones we don’t want!

      wushowhide tool is Microsoft’s own, not 3rd party tool. go figure! 🙂

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    • #1874910 Reply

      LHiggins
      AskWoody Plus

      Indeed! Seems that if they offer this tool, they’d just allow you to hide the updates right from the Win Update.

    • #1874975 Reply

      Bundaburra
      AskWoody Lounger

      On Patch Tuesday morning (actually Wednesday here in OZ), I run wushowhide and “hide” any updates which could be a bit iffy, such as cumulative updates or .net updates.  Then I wait for the next AskWoody newsletter, for advice on those particular updates.  I will only “unhide” them when told they are OK to install, and I do not go near Windows Update in the interim.   Seems to work.

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    • #1874976 Reply

      LHiggins
      AskWoody Plus

      Sounds like great advice and a great way to avoid those iffy updates. Thanks so much for the tips!

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