• Can't get unhidden KBfile to appear in WU queue

    Home » Forums » AskWoody support » Windows » Windows 10 » Questions: Win10 » Can't get unhidden KBfile to appear in WU queue


    I used wushowhide to unhide KB4497165 on February 27, 2020 early in the day. It’s now Feb 29, 2020, 1:00pm(EST) and it’s not appearing in the Windows Update queue on the Windows Update screen. More than 36 hours have passed.

    I’m Win10/Pro, version 1909 Feature Update Deferral=365, Quality Updates Deferrral=0, and Group Policy Editor=#2-Notify download/install. I’ve received notifications for other updates in the queue, all of them Windows Defender Antivirus updates, one a platform update and two definition updates, but no notification to download KB4497165.

    KB4497165 is unhidden, for sure. See the wushowhide screen below.


    Why isn’t it appearing in the queue to download and install?? I don’t think it’s a matter of waiting — since the update scheduler has already kicked in to send notifications about the Defender updates. (I’ve even clicked on “Check Updates,” but no success in getting KB4497165 to appear.) Something seems to be stopping it from appearing on the WU screen with its download button.

    How can I get KB4497165 to appear in the WU queue?  My processor (Skylake U i7-6500U) is on the list at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4497165/kb4497165-intel-microcode-updates

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    Viewing 1 reply thread
    • #2173437

      Apparently the update is not available through Windows Update – that’s probably why it doesn’t show up there.  See this Softpedia site, and note the comment:

      “What’s important to know, however, is that these updates are only available from the Microsoft Update Catalog, so they aren’t offered to Windows 10 devices through Windows Update. You can find the download links in the box at the end of the article.”

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2

      2 users thanked author for this post.
      • #2173442

        Interesting. If that’s the case, I wonder why it shows up when we run wushowhide? I thought the point of that utility was to hide updates that would otherwise be installed by Windows Update.

        Linux Mint Cinnamon 21.1
        Group A:
        Win7 Pro x64 SP1 Haswell, 0patch Pro, dual boot with Linux, mostly offline
        Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Ivy Bridge, 0patch Pro,offline
        Win 10 Pro x64 v22H2 Ivy Bridge, dual boot with Linux

    • #2174156

      It never showed up for me in wushowhide, although my CPU is on the list.  I went to the catalog, downloaded and installed KB4497165 for my system, and so far no problems.

      Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 20H2

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    Viewing 1 reply thread
    Reply To: Can't get unhidden KBfile to appear in WU queue

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use all available BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

    Your information: