• How to uninstall a Cumulative Preview for .NET framework

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    Updated as usual however, wushowhide did not hide the Cumulative Preview for .NET framework (KB5028412). This update began the download and install process immediately and before wushowhide had a moment to cause an effect (hide the update)! Yes, WU Service was stopped but that did not matter since the “process” had already begun. I use (and have used for some time now) PKCano’s update method.

    I went to upload history to uninstall but the KB does not show up.

    How do I uninstall this “Preview”?
    And what can I do when an update starts even before wushowhide can be employed?


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    • #2575970

      If you have Home Edition, set Metered Connections to ON in Settings\Network & Internet\Status\Properties – MS (supposedly) won’t download over metered connections. If you have metered connections set, you can run wushowhide to hide the Preview, then clear the WU cache so it won’t download.

      If you have the Pro Edition, use Group Policy (gpedit.msc) to set “2” (notify download/install) to keep updates from automatically downloading. Then use whshowhide and clear the cache. Instructions are in Sections 4 & 5 of AKB2000016 with screenshots below to show where the settings are.

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        I do have metered on, as usual, though when I set PAUSE to RESUME, then immediately run wushowhide, updates begin before wushowhide gets started!?!?
        Having never done it, I am not sure what the process is to clear WU cache and when to employ.
        Note that I have been using your sequences to do updates and have been for about 2 years now.
        Appreciate your help!


    • #2575971

      Look to see if it’s under one of these two KB numbers?

      • 5028013 Description of the Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 (KB5028013)
      • 5028015 Description of the Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 (KB5028015)

      Net has these ‘parent’ KB numbers and the actual KB that gets installed is a different number.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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      • #2576001


        Many thanks.
        I did find 5028013, though in the Update History the “Cumulative Preview for .NET framework…” is numbered 5028412. 5028015 was not shown.
        I uninstalled 5028013, but am still confused as to what 5028412 actually is and whether or not I should uninstall it as well!?
        And I appreciate your super fast reply!



        • #2576074

          Just like most recent .NET updates, KB5028412 is a two-part update (i.e. it contains 2 completely different updates.)


            KB5028013 = .NET “preview” update for 3.5 & 4.8 update

            KB5028015 = .NET “preview” update for 3.5 & 4.8.1 update

          It’s not possible for a system to have both .NET 4.8 & 4.8.1, so only one of the 2 parts actually gets installed and shows up in your list of “installed updates“.

          BTW, there’s never actually an uninstall option for such two-part updates. If you want to remove it, you have to use the Uninstall updates option to “uninstall” whichever part was applied to your system (in your case KB5028013) which effectively means you’ve removed the two-part update.

          Note: such two-part updates (i.e. KB5028412) still show up in your update history because that’s a “history” of what updates were downloaded & installed (not what updates are “currently” installed) and removing an update doesn’t change the fact it was downloaded/installed on a specific date.

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