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    • in reply to: Welcome to the August 2020 Patch Tuesday plop #2287968
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      2020-07 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64 (KB4562900) was installed from Windows Update. This was the uninvited preview patch.

      I didn’t install KB4562900 but can confirm that it has now disappeared from the hidden updates list in wushowhide, due to the release of KB4569751.

      in reply to: 2000013: How to clear the Windows Update queue in Win10 #2287781
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      how much I miss the good old days of Win 7 or Win 8.1 where it was so straightforward to be able to individually pick and choose which updates I wanted to install, and which ones I wanted to ignore and hide.

      I’m right with you on that one, Tom. However, it’s really not so bad once you figure out the best steps for your edition. PKCano’s steps are very helpful in which steps to take, and they’ve worked flawlessly for me.

      As for why? I don’t know why Microsoft would push automatic updates on unwitting users who trust them to provide functional updates which won’t interrupt their work on their Windows machines. Often, users who are not technically inclined and just, quite reasonably, want a functional operating system for everyday use.

      Still, for those interested (or concerned, as you rightly mentioned) there are tried and tested methods for keeping any unwanted updates at bay.

      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      AKB2000016 does cover pausing updates (and other methods of controlling updates), but it is under the section for Win 10 Home users, in Section 2.

      Section 3 and 4 covers settings for Pro users, and so that applies to you.

      I DO have group policy settings=2 (notify but don’t download) so perhaps that is the answer…?

      Correct. No need for metered connections or pausing updates, since Pro users have the added advantage of using Group Policy.

      So now, all you really need once you’ve set ‘Configure automatic updating’ to ‘2 – Notify for download and auto install’, is wushowhide to hide any updates you don’t want.

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      in reply to: 2000013: How to clear the Windows Update queue in Win10 #2287620
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      I should have been more specific: it would no longer be pushed through the Windows Update client due to it being superseded?  That is, anything in the Preview will be obsolete compared to the actual finished update.

      Even if that’s not the case, it’s no trouble keeping it hidden in wushowhide. 🙂

      in reply to: 2000013: How to clear the Windows Update queue in Win10 #2287615
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      You could download the Intel (I assume graphics) driver manually from their site. If you download the same driver version as is hidden in wushowhide, it should remove itself from the update queue as you will already have it installed and so have no need for it from WU.

      As for the July .NET Preview (KB4562900), as that is a ‘preview’ of the August .NET security update which will surely follow; once that is installed (but be in no hurry to) then the July Preview update will disappear from wushowhide since the actual, completed version of the update will make it redundant. MS may even pull it altogether when the August .NET security update lands.

      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      I’m being offered KB4562900, the .NET preview update. I wasn’t expecting to get offered this. For now, it’s sitting there waiting for me to download it. I haven’t decided if I’m going to use PowerShell to hide it or let it install.

      You can run wushowhide to hide the update. If you do use it, on the first screen click on Advanced and then uncheck Apply repairs automatically.

      Also, since you’re on Pro, do you have Group Policy set to stop Windows Update from downloading and installing updates automatically?

      If not, run gpedit.msc as an Administrator, and navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Configure Automatic Updates – set Configure automatic updating to 2 – Notify for download and auto install.

      I would also recommend setting the deferral setting for Quality updates to 0, so that way you can see exactly what is available at any given time. You can use wushowhide for this instead of clicking on ‘Check for updates’, which is a misnomer since it will download and install whatever is in the update queue but may not yet have appeared in the Windows Update menu – but again can be seen beforehand in wushowhide.

      in reply to: WUSHOWHIDE not showing pending update #2286838
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      An easy way to test how wushowhide works is to check for updates to hide, once a Windows Defender intelligence update is shown in Windows Update after it does its own automatic routine scan.

      From the Windows Update screen, click on Windows Security > Virus & thread protection and then install the latest intelligence update from there. Then re-run wushowhide and you’ll see that that same update is not available to be hidden. Once WU rescans, it will be gone from the update cache.

      You can also use wushowhide to pre-emptively look for an update before it appears in the WU cache, and/or before you search for intelligence updates in Windows Security. It’s a good way to demonstrate exactly how wushowhide and Windows Update are intrinsically tied via the Windows Update Service.

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      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      Will take a look at WPD. I’ve been using O&O ShutUp10 and used Windows 10 Debloater (which uses Powershell) in the past to remove some of the bloatware that comes pre-installed in Windows 10.

      For HOSTS, I use the custom MVPS file with additional hosts appended by Spybot – Search and Destroy’s Immunization component. I use Avast as my main antivirus, but keep Windows Defender definitions up to date and run a full scan with it every so often.

      So far, no detections about a HOSTS “Hijack” but that may well change in the future.

      in reply to: Hello! Has anyone seen 2004? #2286063
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      Those considering updating to 2004 may also wish to keep an eye on this page, which documents the acknowledged issues of v2004. It might prove useful to those who are thinking of making the jump.

      in reply to: How to use wushowhide #2286057
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      If updates are hidden and do not appear in the queue one day, why don’t they stay hidden. They are hidden in wushowhide but keep returning to the queue. What is the point if they keep coming back?

      I still have the July .NET Preview hidden in wushowhide (and have for almost 3 days), and I have the July .NET CU (the actually important, security update) successfully installed. I let WU do its own unattended search for updates – which seems to be every day and a half or so – and it’s not once being offered to me.

      As long as it’s hidden in wushowhide, and as long as you followed the process of clearing the Windows Update queue, it should eventually disappear from the WU window.

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      mpw
      in reply to: How to use wushowhide #2286053
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      Can’t say I blame you 🙂 but I’m sure I remember reading somewhere that if you don’t uncheck the advanced options box (I just do a double tap of space then hit return – it’s slightly quicker) that you don’t get a choice in what updates are shown.

      It doesn’t matter either way, as the recommended way is useful to check what’s in the pipeline, and which hidden updates are still lingering.

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      in reply to: How to use wushowhide #2286050
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      Oh, I apologise for that then. Getting my wires crossed again.

      But, as Elly says, give Windows Update time and the queue should clear itself of the July .NET Preview. I know the process is a bit tedious; certainly compared to Windows 7, and I’m only just about adjusted to it myself. However, it’s worth it in the end 🙂

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      mpw
      in reply to: How to use wushowhide #2286048
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      Functionally, this takes away the choice of which updates can be hidden; is that correct? In other words, you might not see every update available that can be hidden?

      in reply to: How to use wushowhide #2286038
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      Also couldn’t turn metered connection off to download Microsoft Office 2019 C2R updates or everything would have loaded and installed.

      If you have Group Policy setting Configure Automatic Updates set to 2 – Notify for download and auto install then there is no need for enabling metered connection. It looks like you have that GP setting enabled, since the ‘Download’ button can be seen in your screenshot.

      The July .NET Preview update is benign, so you can safely install it without worry if that is how you feel, but I would recommend using wushohide and the AKB2000013 steps again to purge KB4562900 from WU altogether. It is good practice for the future, and once you’ve mastered it, it will be easier to do for future unwanted updates.

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      mpw
      in reply to: Hello! Has anyone seen 2004? #2285977
      Coldheart9020
      AskWoody Lounger

      You can make use of wushowhide to hide any Preview updates before they get installed, but it will not work when updates are paused. Before resuming updates, you can set your internet connection to metered to prevent the updates downloading.

      See Sections 1 and 2 of AKB2000016 for more comprehensive information on managing updates in Win 10 Home. See also AKB2000013 for more information on the use of wushowhide to hide unwanted updates, such as Previews and even the v2004 Feature update. Hope this helps. 🙂

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