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Stopping an "endless" Windows Update


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#1 britechguy

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:03 PM

First, I will openly admit that I am being lazy by asking here without doing my web research first, so if that offends [and it legitimately might] please just skip this message.

 

On my Windows 10 Pro 32-bit machine I have had an update related to Canon MP250 printer, which says it has installed successfully, installing itself on each and every Windows Update cycle for several months now.  What's even more fun is that I have not had that printer since long before my upgrade and I do not believe that it's still listed in Devices and Printers, so what's triggering this I do not know.

 

If I ever knew how to tell Windows Update under Windows 10 to, "Stop it, Stop it, Stop IT!!" for a given update I've long ago forgotten how.

 

If someone knows the quick way to just tell Windows to stop fetching and installing this update I'd appreciate knowing what it is.


Edited by britechguy, 26 May 2017 - 02:04 PM.

Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:27 PM

"How to temporarily prevent a driver update from reinstalling in Windows 10"

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3073930/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-driver-update-from-reinstalling-in-windows-10


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 02:29 PM

Just an idea - no idea it it will get you anywhere but it's something I'd try.

 

Open a command prompt

In there type 

set  devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices

devmgmt.msc

so you are setting that environment variable and starting device manager from the command prompt whose environment includes that setting.

 

Is the printer listed there? Does deleting it there help?

I doubt you'd need to but there is also an option to view hidden devices.

 

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Edited by x64, 26 May 2017 - 02:30 PM.


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:09 PM

Thank you gentlemen.  There are times when trying to plow through web results when you don't have a really good set of narrow search terms is, well, trying.


Brian  AKA  Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134 

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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 09:16 PM

You're welcome @Britechguy!


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