News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • How do I cancel a 'pending' Windows update?

    Posted on Gordski Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 How do I cancel a 'pending' Windows update?

    This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Gordski 1 month ago.

    • Author
      Posts
    • #1981820 Reply

      Gordski
      AskWoody Plus

      How do I cancel a ‘pending’ Windows update install I don’t want/need.

      In this instance the update is .net 4.8

    • #1981826 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      Use wushowhide to hide the update, then clear the Windows Update cache.

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #1982081 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      also cut off or disconnect from the internet while using wushowhide and clearing the WU cache

      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #1983855 Reply

      KP
      AskWoody Plus

      All good ideas. Maybe not as good an idea but also turn Metered Connection to On until you are ready to update.

      (Metered Connection On only works if you are connected to the Internet; you are online.)

      Sorry, this post may have too late to help.

      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  KP.
      • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  KP.
      1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #1983902 Reply

      Gordski
      AskWoody Plus

      The Windows ‘Show Hide ‘ thing did the job. Many thanks to all for the useful tips.

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: How do I cancel a 'pending' Windows update?

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