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    Youtube video here: In advance of tomorrow’s newsletter just a quick video to showcase how you can use the tools on the http://www.blockapatch.com website to
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    Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

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    • #2627269

      Thanks for the link to the Windows health dashboard. I see that they’ve also acknowledged the issue on the Windows 11 21H2 page.

    • #2627291

      Block-a-Patch question:

      I seem to have a ‘chicken and egg’ problem with Win 10 updates and using wushowhide.diagcab.  It seems Win 10 updates have to be OFF the ‘pause’ state in order for wushowhide.diagcab to find the updates.  But when I take the updates off pause they immediately begin to download and install before I can hide anything!

      What am I missing??


    • #2627288


      Correct link to the YouTube video. That will not throw you in a consent loop.

      BTW. I am on a local account and have not been offered patch KB5034441. There is as such nothing to hide with WUShowHide. None of my pc have seen this patch all local accounts.

      W10&11 x64 Pro&Home

      • #2627429

        What do you mean about consent loop?

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

        • #2627431

          Perhaps @Sinclair meant to say “constant loop” instead of what is actually in the post?

        • #2627505

          What do you mean about consent loop?


          The YouTube link Susan posted possible had an automated tumbs up or subscribe part. This means that when the video loads Youtube brings up their consent to our terms page and log in.

          I have every ad and every cookie blocked. This causes a reload loop of the YouTube consent page while trying to watch the video. With the direct clean link the video plays without problems.

          W10&11 x64 Pro&Home

    • #2627315

      This is the main KB article about updates: https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/2000016-guide-for-windows-update-settings-for-windows-10/

      If you have Windows 10 Pro, this thread has a method that explains how you can see or hide updates without them installing https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/kb5034441-and-the-wushowhide-tool-questions/

      If you have Windows 10 Home, this shows ways to extend the pause period multiple times , until people give the all clear regarding updates https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/is-there-a-way-to-cheat-pause-update/  (In short, disconnect from the internet, click resume, wait briefly and choose your preferred pause before connecting).

    • #2627430

      Great video reminder on how to use WUshowhide. Since you didn’t mention the additonal steps PK Cano provided to be extra sure WUshow hidden updates are really and trully hidden, can we assume these steps aren’t necessary in this case?
      Be sure your Network connections are set to metered connections each time before shutting down the computer. That way, you are on Metered connections when you boot up.
      + Boot computer with metered connections on.
      + Immediately run wushowhide. (Advanced\uncheck auto fix)
      + Hide KB 4023057 (and whatever other updates you do not want).

      + Open Services – highlight Windows Update Service, Disable, Apply, Stop the service (upper left)
      + Restart the computer (not shutdown/bootup)
      + Open Services – highlight Windows Update Service, set to Manual, Apply, DO NOT start the service. Close Services.
      + Immediately run wushowhide and verify the update(s) are hidden, then verify they are not available to be hidden

    • #2627440


      I just did a test with Windows Update mini tool. From https://blockapatch.com/

      Yes you have you have Windows update not paused. But what i did was to resume windows update and then at the same time i ran the “Windows Update mini tool” I was then able to block-hide KB503441.

      Then I did notice in the windows updates window list of updates that were being downloaded it had error in downloading KB503441. Good!

      So if you are quick you can stop KB503441 from downloading in first place.


    • #2627447

      Huge thanks for this, but…  I d/l it and clicked on it and chose hide…, but it wasn’t there.

      So started it again and clicked show hidden, but i have no hidden ones.

      So maybe MS has correctly pulled this one?


      - Thinkpad P15s Gen1 20T4-002KUS, i7-10510U, UEFI/GPT, 16GB, Sammy 500GB M.2. others. Mint 21.2 Xfce w Vbox-win10. Mint 21.2 Cinn Edge w wine. Win 11 Pro 23H2 WU(local, no Copilot, no Edge). HP laserjets M254dw & P1606dn, Epson 2480 scanner. External monitor Dell S3221QS.

    • #2627470

      I have just run another test and followed the instructions on KB5028997: Instructions to manually resize your partition to install the WinRE update  on Microsoft website.

      Well all went fine but after a reboot windows gave the Windows Recovery Environment partition a Drive letter. Yes you can remove the Drive letter but as you can see from the screenshots when you right click that partition in disk management you can now select all these options to format, shrink vol etc. The recovery partition really should be not active!

      Before i followed the above instructions and you right click the partition you would not be able to change things.

      Anyone else had the same results?

      I have attached some screenshots to show the outcome but they seem to not show up when i sign out.

      Can you please fix Susan

      Thank you

    • #2627515

      After installing Jan. 2024 Windows 10 Pro 22H2 updates with KB5034441 update failing,
      I opened C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and deleted all files.
      I ran WUmger, checked for update, got KB5034441 and hid it.

      There was no need to stop Windows update service.

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