How to Remove a Windows 10 Cumulative Update Pending Installation
As we’ve already learned the hard way, Windows 10 updates don’t always install correctly, and in some cases, they actually do more harm than good.
While Microsoft has reduced the likelihood of updates failing to install, it doesn’t necessarily mean that everything is working exactly as expected.
Living proof is the May 2019 cumulative update shipped to devices running Windows 10 October 2019 Update, or version 1809. KB4494441 installed twice for some users, a behavior which made many believe this is just another botched update that should be blocked altogether.
And because the update was re-offered on Windows Update after previously installing correctly, or so it seemed, some just wanted to remove it and cancel its pending installation.
At this point, however, Windows 10 doesn’t come with dedicated controls to cancel a… (read more)