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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Using Wushowhide when "Pause updates" = On

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    • #1743608 Reply

      CBA
      AskWoody Plus

      If the “Pause updates” button is flipped on (35 days), can I still use the Wushowhide utility to check on updates to hide (and hide them)?  Or does the “Pause updates” setting make them invisible (sort of)?

      If this is a duplicate query, sorry, but, it’s a relevant one .. for obvious reasons.  Thanks!

    • #1743752 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      setting make them invisible (sort of)

      The setting make them invisible (sort of). To check for updates you should disable pause.

      • #1743815 Reply

        CBA
        AskWoody Plus

        I think you missed my point: can I use Wushowhide to check on updates to hide (and hide them) while “Pause updates” is on.

        If I disable Pause, the way I understand it, W10 will check, download and install all the updates available.  Without giving me a chance to hide anything.  Not good.

    • #1743817 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      If you use “Pause” to delay updates, at the end of the pause period you will automatically get whatever is pending (whether you want it or not).

      For Win10 Home, CUs and Feature Updates do not download over Metered connections (unless Microsoft is forcing upgrades). whshowhide works with connections set to Metered. However, if you disable the Windows Update Service (in Services), wushowhide does not work b/c it uses the Service to search.

      For Win10 Pro, there is a discussion of settings here and in the thread to control Windows Update.

      Or, you can use third-party update blockers. See information here for update blockers.

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      CBA
      • #1743851 Reply

        CBA
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks, I have read the settings thread and related discussions.  But, as I flipped the “Pause” by mistake (not knowing better), I was wondering – specifically – if “Wushowhide” still works while “Pause” is on.  Or does “Pause” on equal WUS (in services) being disabled?

        Judging from the general confusion in this area (even among the best of the best), to me, a most relevant issue to clarify.  Again, thanks!

         

        • #1743853 Reply

          PKCano
          Da Boss

          I don’t believe pause disables WUS. It just doesn’t allow download and install until after the pause period.

          I doubt Microsoft would disable the Windows Update Service under any circumstances. That would be a User thing using some manual/third-party manipulation.

          • #1743854 Reply

            CBA
            AskWoody Plus

            So, the upshot is then that Wushowhide (probably) works while Pause is on.  If so, excellent, as that gives me a way to recover.  Thanks!

    • #1744182 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Wushowhide

      Wushowhide doesn’t work when paused or deferred updates are set.

      On my 1809 Wushowhide shows no updates (I haven’t updated yet May 2019 updates) while Belarc shows 5 missing updates.

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      CBA
      • #1744547 Reply

        CBA
        AskWoody Plus

        That tallies with my experience.  On my 1809 Wushowhide shows no updates (except for some hidden hardware drivers) and I haven’t done the May update run either.

        I’ll wait for Defcon 4 and then I’ll turn on metered connection and reboot before I’ll check with WSH.  Not sure that works, but, who knows.  Thanks for clarifying!

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