Preventing Individual Updates from Installing in Windows 10
Microsoft has released two cumulative updates for Windows 10 which have spun it into an annoying installation cycle, because there's no way to prevent updates from installing on Windows 10.
Fortunately, Microsoft has released a handy tool to block specific Windows updates (or driver updates) from installing. Here's how to use it.
Using the Handy tool
Uninstall any unwanted updates
If Windows installed an update you didn't want, or that broke something, uninstall it to prevent it installing again. If it keeps failing, then it won't be installed, so skip this step.
Download the Tool
Download the tool from here.
Run the Tool
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Allow the tool to detect problems
Select 'Hide Updates'
or 'Show Hidden Updates' if you're looking for an update you've hidden.
Click 'Next' and confirm the update hiding
Let it do its thing
Confirm that the task has completed successfully
The window should look something like this:
You can now exit it.
The update(s) have been successfully hidden and won't be installed.
You can double check this by opening Windows Update in the Settings App. You should either see this:
or a list of updates to be installed without the update you hid. Now all you have to do is wait until an update is released to fix the broken stuff in that update.
To unhide an update open the diagnostic tool and go to 'Show Hidden Updates', and unhide the update you hid.