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Windows 7: Why is KB4056894 update still auto-downloading on my PC ???

11 Jan 2018   #1
sushiman

Windows 7 Premium
 
 
Why is KB4056894 update still auto-downloading on my PC ???

Used system restore / hard reboot to get my old HP back up and running the other day only to discover that it auto-downloaded again ( first time it downloaded when I shutdown the computer ) during the night last night ! News was that MS halted these updates - what gives ? Computer is working but I fear BSOD / no connection to internet network trouble again . Any info out there ? Is it possible to uninstall KB4056894 ?


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11 Jan 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You might want to consider turning off Auto Updates, that is, until you're ready to update Windows, and then turn it on only for the update process. Then off again.
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11 Jan 2018   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

You can do everything you want from an open Windows Update window; switch off auto-updating, remove an update and prevent an update from becomming available again.

First select 'Change settings' and change Important updates to read "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". Select OK when done. Windows Update Settings - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
Second to remove a KB follow tutorial Windows Update - Uninstall an Update - Windows 7 Help Forums
Finally by hiding a windows update, you will prevent the KB from becomming available to install again. Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums
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11 Jan 2018   #4
sushiman

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
You can do everything you want from an open Windows Update window; switch off auto-updating, remove an update and prevent an update from becomming available again.

First select 'Change settings' and change Important updates to read "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". Select OK when done. Windows Update Settings - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums
Second to remove a KB follow tutorial Windows Update - Uninstall an Update - Windows 7 Help Forums
Finally by hiding a windows update, you will prevent the KB from becomming available to install again. Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates - Windows 7 Help Forums
Thanks for the reply and the info .

I did switch off auto-updating yesterday . I own 2 PCs - both made for Japan . While I can speak Japanese quite well , reading it , especially when it involves computers which I don't know much about to begin with , is quite a challenge , so my Japanese wife is going to have to uninstall and then hide this troublesome update causing computer havoc all over the world . If I do a search in Japanese I'm sure there will be the same tutorials available in Japanese . Cheers -
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