That’s all you need to do to remove unwanted updates and to keep them away in the Windows 10 Insider Preview.
These fixes from Microsoft are being listed in support pages for the Windows Insider Program, so it remains to be seen if and how the show/hide option for Windows Update will persist after the launch of Windows 10 this week, as it would conflict with how Microsoft has previously described the automatic update process.
To get this troubleshooter, go to the Microsoft Download Center to download wushowhide.diagcab which can be downloaded here: The troubleshooter will then provide step by step instructions to hide updates so that Windows will not automatically install them.
The same troubleshooter also allows you to show Windows Updates that have been hidden, so that they can be automatically installed by Windows Update in case you change your mind.
It may be nested within certain groups in Device Manager, for example a graphics driver would appear after clicking the group for Display Adapters.
Once you have found the specific driver within Device Manager, right click it and select Uninstall from the menu.
Once the Windows Update or driver update is uninstalled, you need to prevent Windows Update from automatically reinstalling the problem that started all of this.
Next, from the Device Manager window, locate the driver that is causing problems.
From the list of installed updates (which can be sorted by date of install) search for the Windows Update you wish to remove.
Once you find it, left click to select and then click the Uninstall button at the top of the list, or right click the selected update and click Uninstall from the menu.
Click on the search result for Viewed Installed Updates – Control Panel.
This opens the list of installed updates within the Programs and Features function of the Control Panel.