How to stop failing Windows Updates from bothering you


There’s a bug going around that’s affecting some Windows 10 Anniversary Update users (including me), making it impossible to install update KB3194496 from September. Microsoft says it’s working on a fix that will roll out soon. Until then, I’m stuck as Windows will try and download and install the update every time I want to reboot or shut down my laptop.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to hide that Windows update until Microsoft gets its act together.

First download the Show or hide updates troubleshooter from Microsoft. Note there are special versions for Windows 10 pre- and post-Windows Update.
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