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  • Show or Hide Updates Troubleshooter for Windows 10

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      • #2141782 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Hello.  Just wanted to know if (or when) I need to use the Show or Hide Updates Troubleshooter .. would I be required to turn off the “Pause” and the Metered Connection in Windows Updates settings in order to successfully use the troubleshooter?

        Thank you.

      • #2141823 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        The main advantage of wushowhide (wush), to me, is that it allows me to “hide” any update(s) which are available but which I don’t want to install just yet.  Hiding an update means that Windows Update will not see it.  In Windows Update, if you have updates paused or deferred, wush will not see them even if nothing is hidden, nor will Windows Update.  However, some updates fall outside that scope,notably .net updates, so wush and Windows Update will find any such regardless.  If you also wish to defer these, hide them in wush, and unhide them later, e.g when your pause or deferral period expires.

        If you want to know what is currently available for your system, even though a deferral period is in force, you can use the Belarc Advisor.  This program does not know about any deferrals or hides, so it will just tell you what is missing (but without attempting to download or install anything).  For example, being still within my 14 day deferral, both wush and Windows Update are telling me that no updates are available.  But Belarc Advisor says that I have six updates missing, of which five are”quality” updates and one is an update for .net which I have previously hidden using wush.

        I’m not sure why wush is called a “troubleshooter”, but whenever I run it I am always careful to first select “Advanced” and then deselect “Apply repairs automatically”, because I don’t know what else it might do.

        Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 1909

        • #2142035 Reply
          AskWoody Plus

          Just a note. Belarc seems to take at least a couple of days to come up to speed on new updates even though it d/ls ‘new’ updates every time.


          Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.
      • #2141880 Reply
        Da Boss

        AKB2000016 is a suggested Guide to Windows Update for Win10.

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      • #2141958 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        I had paused my January and February Win10 updates. What I feel that I should have done is just hide them. The pause expired and down the chute they came. When they appear in CHECKED FOR UPDATES, I should have hid them like I did in Windows 7. That way I would have had better control. Will go back and read your article, don’t know why I am having an issue with Win 10 understanding as in Win 7 all you did was hide them and then unhide them. Should be able to understand but for some reason there is a block in my understanding.

        Win 7 Home Premium x 64 SP1 (DELL INSPIRION i5) Still Alive!
        Win 10 Home 1909 (HP ENVY i7)

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