How can I hide that Update in Windows 10 ?

Original Title: Win 10 - hiding updates

As part of Windows 10 beta testing, updates are processed automatically - with no obvious way to hide unwanted updates.  But I keep getting large one for a networked Canon-MP480 (attached to another PC),  that constantly downloads and then fails . . . .  How can I hide that Update  ?

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Finally, a real answer to this!

First I'd like to give props to Mubasshir Dadarkar who answered this on another thread.

Mubhassir wrote a VBScript which I adapted to my own situation. I left my debug statements in. Note the  "Type='Driver'" in the 3rd code line. In Mubhassir's script it's "Type='Software'" and he's blocking out updates to Internet Explorer, Bing Desktop, stuff like that. Click here for the documentation on the updateSearcher.Search method.

I intend to use this the next time I see 75 language packs in Windows Update.

Dim hideupdates(1)
hideupdates(0) = "Intel(R) Corporation - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2 - Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator"

set updateSession = createObject("Microsoft.Update.Session")
set updateSearcher = updateSession.CreateupdateSearcher()

Set searchResult = updateSearcher.Search("IsInstalled=0 and Type='Driver'")

Wscript.echo "Before Loop - searchResult.Updates.Count=" & searchResult.Updates.Count

For i = 0 To searchResult.Updates.Count-1
set update = searchResult.Updates.Item(i)
For j = LBound(hideupdates) To UBound(hideupdates)
Wscript.echo "Update Title is: >>" & update.Title & "<<"
MsgBox hideupdates(j)
if instr(1, update.Title, hideupdates(j), vbTextCompare) = 0 then
  Wscript.echo "No match found for " & hideupdates(j)
else
Wscript.echo "Hiding " & hideupdates(j)
update.IsHidden = True
end if
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Last updated February 2, 2021 Views 15,849 Applies to: