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  1. Al
    April 9, 2019 @ 4:46 pm

    If this works I love you

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    • Alvaro
      February 16, 2020 @ 5:37 pm

      I love you, it works for me!

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  2. Bob
    September 10, 2019 @ 5:25 am

    Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. There is a known problem with a MS cumulative update (KB4512941) that breaks the search tool in some circumstances. It shows up when I search for updates but this tool didn't find it. I've had to uninstall it several times now. I wish this tool worked for me because that would prevent this buggy update from installing automatically. In the meantime, I've suspended automatic updates. I wish MS would finally fix this bad update.

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  3. Robin Vangelder
    September 14, 2019 @ 10:13 am

    Worked great to prevent my Nvidia driver from downloading and installing. Thanks!

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  4. Julian Farnandez
    December 24, 2019 @ 8:09 am

    I have use windows 10. And I am searching How to prevent a specific Windows 10 Update or Driver from installing. And then I saw your post. It's a very helpful post for us.

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  5. KOSTAS
    March 22, 2020 @ 8:36 am

    it works for me!

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  6. Thomas A. Nowling
    April 15, 2020 @ 11:05 am

    This didn't work for me. Actually, right after I checked which updated graphics driver I didn't want installed, I hit next and it said it couldn't fix the problem so, a couple days later, it automatically installed the driver again. I am wondering if I were to uninstall the corrupted driver and delete it as well as deleting the software distribution file if it were to stop the driver from being installed again? I will also have to check if this PC has the Local Group Policy Editor to stop it from there.

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    • Lakonst2013
      May 14, 2020 @ 12:03 pm

      I suggest to run the troubleshooting tool more that once to make sure that there are no other updates you don't want to install.

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  7. Joe
    April 18, 2020 @ 2:09 pm

    I ran the tool and it said it was fixed. In my case it was an SMBus driver for a touchpad. When I went back to the update window it still showed the SMBus driver in the list of updates that windows wanted to download. Is this normal or should there be no reference to the unwanted driver update at all?

    Thank you!

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    • Lakonst2013
      April 20, 2020 @ 10:11 am

      Run the tool once more and restart the computer. Then go to Windows Update and check for updates. Normally the SMBus driver should be missing from the update list.

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  8. Soren Martensen
    May 24, 2020 @ 12:05 am

    Worked a treat, thanks. Windows kept "updating" my Intel video driver with an older driver that does not work with Premiere Pro CC 14.2 – so every time I would have to reinstall the driver I got from Intel…. until next time Windows would update. Now I just got to work out how to get Hibernation to work, which stopped working after Windows version 2004 update…
    Thank you!

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  9. Fesa
    June 15, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

    Worked brilliantly. Thanks so much!

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  10. Diliup
    June 23, 2020 @ 10:31 am

    Thanks! Yo da maan!

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  11. Sarfaraz
    July 3, 2020 @ 5:11 am

    Thank you, I stopped the installation.

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  12. Phil Goetz
    September 24, 2020 @ 4:59 pm

    Seems to have worked!
    There is no "View your update history" under "Update and security –> Advanced options", but I just downloaded the tool and ran it.

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  13. Denis Rodriguez
    September 25, 2020 @ 8:28 pm

    I had spent a lot of time trying to fix a Realtek camera issue with Windows 10. I uninstalled the device driver, but the second time it didn't work. So, I installed from scratch and found your article. It make my day. Thank for your support and time.

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  14. Don Dudley
    November 12, 2020 @ 10:33 pm

    Didn't mean to make this two reply's, I ran Check for updates and it didn't show up, or try to install. Maybe I'm good to go??

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    • Lakonst2013
      November 14, 2020 @ 10:01 am

      Yes you 're OK now. Sometimes there is the need to run twice the "Show/Hide Updates" utility to completely hide an update.

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  15. Bob Jones
    April 24, 2021 @ 4:35 am

    The file no longer exists :(

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  16. FrustratedWindowsUser
    May 11, 2021 @ 9:30 pm

    Most of the advice here is now out of date and MS have removed alot of user freedom to select or block updates :(

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  17. name
    June 25, 2021 @ 4:46 pm

    thank you very much, spent 2 hours searching for this

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  18. Steve F.
    June 29, 2021 @ 4:21 pm

    Hello; the June 2021 WIN update KB5003690 is harmful, after it installs you get the Blue re-start screen several times a day. I consulted Ms Community and got advice: I uninstalled it ( no Blue Screen since, gone and back 2 normal) and tried using the Hide Update tool when it re-appeared. The bad Update is now back & ready to install, however it is NOT listed in the Hide Updates tool list. How can I get KB5003690 to appear on the Hide list? I have paused updates for 7 days in the meantime, to prevent it. Help, and Thanks!

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  19. Steve F.
    June 29, 2021 @ 10:24 pm

    Re: KB 5003690, update: This an Optional Update, I did not notice at first, I read all WIN updates should be installed for security, fixes, etc. So this harmful update can be ignored, and I'm told the July WIN update should have all fixes, etc. Thank you!

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  20. Atharva
    November 25, 2021 @ 9:12 pm

    Can it stop windows from installing Intel uhd integrated graphics driver update because it caused issue to my motherboard with this tool

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