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Anyways to stop a specific update?

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    Anyways to stop a specific update?


    I would like to stop a specific update from installing, but am having trouble doing that. I can stop all updates from being downloaded by making a registry alteration, but this keeps me from downloading any updates. Any ideas?

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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Control Panel>Windows Update>Change settings>drop down: 'Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them'>OK.
    (right clicking on specific updates you can choose to 'Hide' them and eventually restore them if necessary.)
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello qwerty,

    If you like, you could hide the Windows Update to prevent it from being installed.

    Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Are you guys sure this is possible for the RT system? I know it works on regular 8, but can't find the option on RT.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's the same. See the tutorial below to see if it may help.

    Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    Also, you should clear out this folder C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.
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