hide a windows update 8.1

How to I hide an IMPORTANT update for Windows Defender that fails to install?  It won't let me hide it under the normal way you'd hide an update you don't want (which are usually the Optional Updates).
Hi flydonna, are you using the tool below to hide that update?

Download the tool from the link below, run that, in the list of pending updates, select that update and click 'Hide' that will stop windows from attempting to install it:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/2/2/f2...
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This "fix" doesn't work on Windows 8.1.  I've also been told by Microsoft support to go into:

Control Panel/System/Windows Update/ and select the update in question and pretend I'm going to Install it.  But, instead I should right click and select "Hide Update".  That's great and it looks like it's going to work.  As soon as you get out of that screen and come back in, the update is there and checked again.  

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Last updated September 14, 2020 Views 188 Applies to: