How to prevent Windows 10 Updates from installing

Occasionally you may have a need to prevent certain Windows Updates from being applied to your system. The process for this is quite simple, here’s how:

  1. Download and run the Show or hide updates” troubleshooter. See this Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930Prevent Windows From Installing Updates
  2. Select Hide Updates (If you are restoring updates that were previously hidden select Show Hidden Updates)Select Hide Updates To Prevent Updates Being Installed
  3. Select the Update/s you want to prevent installing then click Next.Select Windows Updates You Dont Want Installed
  4. Wait for the troubleshooter to make the changes then select Close. These updates will no longer try to install.Windows Updates Will Be Disabled

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