Unlike previous versions of the Windows operating system, Windows 10 offers little control over Windows Updates. With default settings, Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs available updates.
While it’s possible to defer and disable Windows Update in Windows 10 Pro, disabling Windows Update is not an easy job in Windows 10 Home.
As said before, there is an option to Defer updates in Windows 10 Pro edition. When the Defer updates option is turned on, Windows 10 will not automatically download and install Windows Updates for several months. But this Defer updates is not available in Home edition.
Of late, many Windows Updates for Windows 10 are causing issues rather than fixing issues. Users often complain about new issues after installing Windows Updates or driver updates.
To help all Windows 10 Pro and Home edition users, Microsoft has released a free utility to hide available Windows Updates and driver updates for Windows 10. By using this little utility, you can hide the problematic updates in a jiffy without disabling Windows Update.
Show or hide updates allows you to hide one or more Windows Updates as well as driver updates. The utility comes in handy if you know that a recently released Windows Update is causing issues, and you don’t want your Windows 10 to automatically download and install it.
Using Show or hide updates to hide Windows updates
Step 1: Click here to download Show or hide updates utility.
Step 2: Run the utility. Click the Next button to let the tool search for available Windows updates as well as driver updates.
Step 3: When you see the following screen, click Hide updates to view all available Windows and driver updates.
Step 4: Select the updates that you want to hide. Click the Next button.
You will see Troubleshooting has completed the message in a few seconds with the name of update(s) that you just made hidden.
You might find our How to pause Windows Update in Windows 10 guide interesting as well.
I’m also stuck on windows 10 with auto updates that crash my pc and I have to reformat after, THEY R A FUKIN NUISANCE , I finally had managed to do a fresh format on the latest update, but then another update came after a few months and crashed my fucking pc again. how can a perfectly well running computer be “too old” when I’m still doing perfectly fine and fast. I’m never buying an i7 again, fucking programmed obsolence.
I’d like to see hardware manufacturers stop pandering to Microsoft/Intel so-called standards and lock-ins. (Secure Boot etc)
I really don’t want Microsoft products forced on me because of a lack of hardware for alternative OSes.
They recently they blocked updates for Windows 8.1 on a brand new PC that I intentionally didn’t want running Windows 10. Which is no better than Windows Vista for unwanted apps and features that are buggy and/or irritating)
The hardware features on my motherboard prevented installing linux without issues. (power-management / driver support for ACPI features)
You can’t even escape Edge browser without getting irritating popups when visiting MS support sites.
Windows is behaving exactly like malware. Forced downloads and restricting my online life.
Do I really have to resort to staying offline just to avoid their *warez?
Can someone please kick this Corporate bully-boy where it hurts.
Great Post! Thanks.