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How to Hide "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" Update

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    How to Hide "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home" Update


    I can't seem to find instructions in the "Control" panel to hide updates. I'm sick of having to remove the "x" that keeps reappearing next to the Windows 10 Upgrade" update. I'm afraid that when I get any updates for 8.1, that I will not remember to remove the "x" from the Windows 10 upgrade.

    Any suggestions on where to find information on "hiding" updates or providing step-by-step instructions on how to hide updates?

    Thank you.

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    you should be able to right click the update and select hide
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    Thanks, KYHI and Brink. Question: should I remove the "X" from the box before I hide?
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    It's up to you for what you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    It's up to you for what you want.
    Well, Brink, I had a good hearty laugh, which I needed. I was able to "hide" the update, thanks to you and KYHI. I have received 3 new updates for 8.1 and I believe they all have to do with Windows 10. Am I correct? So if I'm correct, just "hide" the 3 updates. Right? It's okay to make me laugh again with your response

    Oops, I forgot to list the KBS referring to the 3 new updates.......they are KB2976978, KB3055343, and KB3075853.
    Last edited by Juliet68; 05 Aug 2015 at 13:27.
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    I'm glad we could give you a good laugh.

    The KB3075853 update is the one for the GWX app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I'm glad we could give you a good laugh.

    The KB3075853 update is the one for the GWX app.

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    Forgive me, but isn't that KB3035583 that's for the GWX app? I can't seem to find what KB3075853 is for (I've even created a thread on this board asking about this vague update that appeared yesterday), and even though I do suspect it's for the Windows 10 update, I can't find anything that confirms that. All MS say about it is that it's for "improvements" to Windows Update, but what improvements it doesn't come clean about.
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    My bad. You're correct. I saw the 853 at the end, and though it was the same one.

    I'd go ahead and install the updates if you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    My bad. You're correct. I saw the 853 at the end, and though it was the same one.

    I'd go ahead and install the updates if you like.
    Help....I'm still trying to find out if KB3055343 and KB3075853 are strictly for Windows 10 or for 8.1. I want to "hide" both if not for 8.1.
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