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  • How do I cancel a 'pending' Windows update?

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

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      • #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.

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      • #1982081 Reply
        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

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

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      • #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 11 months, 2 weeks ago by KP.
        • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by KP.
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      • #1983902 Reply
        Gordski
        AskWoody Plus

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

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