How to Hide Updates Windows 10

How to Hide Updates Windows 10

It is very necessary to regularly update your Windows 10, which helps you easily download and install files on your computer to improve its performance and also in order to protect your computer from being attacked by hackers and viruses. One thing that may cause you trouble when updating is that your computer can contain bugs and compatibility issues during the update, which can negatively impact the experience.

Because updates are very essential and disabling the function is not highly recommended, we suggest you activate the Show or hide updates tool to prevent specific updates and drivers from downloading automatically.

In this writing, we will instruct two different ways to show or hide cumulative updates on Windows 10.

Hide cumulative updates using the troubleshooter

  1. Open the Microsoft Download center page, then right-click the download link for the Show or hide updates troubleshooter.

  2. Click on the wushowhide.diagcab file twice to open the tool.

  3. Choose the Next button.

  4. Navigate to the Hide updates option.

  5. Select the cumulative updates or drivers to block on Windows 10.

  6. Click the Next button.

  7. Click the Close button.

After completing those steps above, the cumulative update or driver will be stopped through Windows Update. When a newer update is released, Windows Updates still try to download and install it automatically.

Therefore, if you want to block an update installed on your computer, you need to uninstall it before blocking it. To uninstall updates, you need choose Settings > Update & Security > Windows Updates > View update history > Uninstall updates.

Show cumulative updates using the troubleshooter

If you want to show blocked updates, follow these steps we are going to mention below:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Download Center page.

  2. Right-click on the download link for the Show or hide updates troubleshooter.

  3. Double-click the wushowhide.diagcab file to open the tool.

  4. Choose the Next button.

  5. Click the Show hidden updates option.

  6. Select the cumulative updates or drivers to allow on your computer 

  7. Choose the Next button.

  8. Click the Close button.

After you finish the steps above, the package will once again be available on your Windows 10.

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