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How to troubleshoot Windows 8 system update failure?

I have seen various system auto update failures such as below. But I got no idea how to troubleshoot it. The Get help with this error button is totally useless. Anyone could shed some light? ADD ...
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Limit Linux updates to certain networks

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. I mainly use my laptop when tethered to my smartphone via mobile hot spot though, so I want to limit unnecessary use of my mobile data allowance. If possible I ...
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Windows Server - turning on automatic updates, but turning off automatic restart

I have a Windows Server which is used to host a bunch of web apps. I want important updates to be automatically downloaded/installed, but I don't want the system to restart automatically after this ...
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How to disable Wuala automatic program updates?

Wuala seems to automatically update itself. This is a severe security problem because the company can push an update to all or some users stealing their passwords. This invalidates the security ...
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Windows 7: Disable automatic updates & antivirus updates on certain Wifi connection

TL;DR how do I disable automatic background updates when connected to certain WiFi network? Most of the time I'm connected to my home WiFi, so I have both Windows 7 and Avira Antivirus updates ...
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How to get charts to automatically update with new data added?

If I were to have data in excel just like the table below, and then make line charts with that data. All is well and good until I have to come back around and add rounds 11, 12, and 13 to the data. ...
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When Windows 8 installs automatic updates?

Is it possibile that windows 8, contrary to win 7, immediately installs updates after download and doesn't wait the user shutdown request? I'm using win 8 in a POS application and yesterday (after ...
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Can I change the update channel in Portable Thunderbird?

I need some explanation on how to update a Thunerbird Portable installation to beta or aurora. I tried to change the preferences in about:config, changing update.channel to aurora, but that had no ...
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make it so laptop doesn't install automatic updates while sleeping [duplicate]

If automatic updates are awaiting install and my Windows 7 computer is sleeping that computer will magically wake up and install these updates. I find this to be quite annoying and am curious if ...
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Automatic BIOS update on a Debian netbook — how could that happen?

I have a Eee PC 1201PN that has been serving me well for some good 3 years. As of 31 january, when I turned it on, this message appeared in the POST screen: Press power button to shutdown system ...
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Chrome says Updates are disabled by Administrator

How to enable auto update in Chrome? I am a user with administrator rights. How can I re-enable the auto download for Google Chrome.
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Excel updating automatically

I have two excel worksheets, one for Project Officers and one for Project Managers. So we don't create more work for the project officers I would like to make it so when the POs update their spread ...
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weired windows update and restart behaviour, iis 8 stops serving until system is restarted

I have a small website on windows machine with windows server 2012 and IIS 8.There are 2 network cards one has access to internet and admin can access using the external Ip. The second card is ...
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Preventing Apple from writting files to USB drives [duplicate]

When I stick a USB drve in a Mac they write all these dot files to it. Is there a way to prevent this? Why does apple do this.
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Global Windows Software Updater

Is there a way like in Linux how you update ALL your software a way to also update ALL your Windows software at the same time? Or just to check and see which applications are outdated and need to be ...
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Why can't Java update automatically? [closed]

We've all seen the numerous reports about serious security problems related to Java. It's not really a new thing but it seems to have been more highlighted lately. Update after update have been ...
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svchost.exe Hogging CPU on Fresh XP Install

I got an ISO of Windows XP Professional with SP3 integrated from dreamspark. I burned it onto a DVD, and installed onto an old computer of mine. The first thing I did after installation was install ...
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How to turn off automatic applications updates from windows?

Is there any way to turn off automatic updates of all application in windows. Because of that my internet bill is going high. I tun off Windows, Chrome, Firefox auto update off but again some other ...
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update notifications through jenkins plugins

I am creating a build and deploy process for my android application for my company. I have completed the build process. I used ant plugin to build my application. I used two target "clean" and ...
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Will Windows 7 update if the computer is turned off at the time it is set to auto-update?

While using win7, I find a windows update function, and an action center will show at the right bottom corner of the computer notification area. I set it to auto install the important updates at 5pm ...
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How does Flash updater know there is an update?

Sometimes when I startup Windows and I'm not connected to the internet, I unexpectedly get a popup from Adobe Flash's auto updater, asking me if I want to download the new update. How does it know ...
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Automatic updates of Firefox (stable and beta) don't work on OS X

I do use Firefox stable, beta, aurora and nightlies on OS X 10.7.*. While automatic updates work as expected with aurora and nightly builds they don't work, and never have, with stable and beta ...
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Check whether Windows Updates are being installed

I have a powershell script that’s used by the IT support department for remotely installing software on workstations. The script supports the installation of multiple products (one after another)and ...
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Generic automated updating of desktop applications

Is there an application that will silently update a local folder containing all the files in a web directory? Or even better, if there is a .zip file, it will extract the files into the specified ...
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java update via windows task scheduler

I want to get rid of always-running jusched.exe, and update java periodically using windows task scheduler. Is it possible? My system: Windows 8 x64, Java 32-bit
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How can I prevent Ask Toolbar and Ask Toolbar Updater from installing when jucheck installs an update? [duplicate]

I know about Can I permanently prevent Java security updates from installing Yahoo Toolbar?, but the accepted answer (use offline installer) keeps the Java auto-update (jucheck.exe) from downloading, ...
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How to allow Dropbox to auto-update by adding an exception to ESET firewall?

I am using ESET Smart Security v5.2.9.1 and Dropbox at Windows 7 x64. The problem that I am facing is that every time Dropbox wants to auto-update, it downloads an updater file that has different ...
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Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update

I have had this happen to me twice now. I'll be in the middle of working on something that has resulted in me not rebooting my machine for several days. If Windows 7 is waiting to install updates ...
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Cascade file name changes on links in Windows 7

When making a link in Windows 7, is there a way to have name changes cascade to all links of the file? So if I have a file called: Interest.PDF and make a few links in other folders, but then I later ...
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How do I get Java Available Update *Notification* (jucheck.exe) to run on its own without prompting for “run as administrator” permission first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 When I start up my machine, after a short while, the entire screen is dimmed with a brighter pop-up window ...
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Automatic update of debian

I have a parc of identical debian wheezy machines. They are competely identical hardware & software except the IP address and some VPN keys. I want to update these machines completely ...
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Is there any feature where the Apps in the Windows Store update themselves when there is an update?

Is it possible for the apps in the Windows Store to update themselves whenever an update is found? This could be very useful as one cannot go to AppStore every time and look for updates. Auto Update ...
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Slideshow with automatic update

A slideshow that displays lists, taken from a spreadsheet, is to be run the whole day, looping continuously. Whenever the data in that spreadsheet changes, the slideshow should pick these changes up ...
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Windows Defender Update KB915597 (Definition 1.135.415.0) > BSOD > Computer No Longer Starts [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A Windows Update Prevented Live Discs From Working? First off I'll state my system specs. Acer Aspire M1100 Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit OEM 2 Gigs of DDR2 ram ...
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How to remove Oracle and Adobe updaters from autostart?

Just because I use Java, Flash and the Acrobat Reader doesn't mean I want to be nagged about new updates every time I just want to do something actually productive... There are no registry keys like ...
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how to turn off Windows Live automatic updating?

I'm running Win 7 home edition. I have turned off automatic updates. But today I just opened Windows Movie Maker and after sometime I got a message saying windows live updates are ready to be ...
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How to automate driver update from a folder for all devices on Windows?

I have a Dell Laptop, and the drivers has been installed with Windows 7. I downloaded a package with specific and updated drivers. I would like to install all drivers found in this folder. In the ...
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Silent Java update check

How to have automatic Java updates without jusched.exe process running all the time in the background and with control when a check for the update should occur?
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automate windows updates in Windows 7

I have a Win7 VM that I haven't used in a few months. Just loaded it the other day and spent most of the day downloading updates, installing updates, restarting, and repeating... Is there a tool ...
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On MacOS, how can I stop the OS trying to update the *deleted* iTunes?

On my Mac OS 10.5.8 I've deleted iTunes (by dragging it from Applications to trash and then emptying the bin. However, approximately once a week Mac OS suggests installing an update for it. Why and ...
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Windows automatic updates in the work place

As a home user I understand letting windows run and install updates automatically. However, in the work place could business software and updates collide thus making running them automatically a bad ...
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Why is Automatic Updates setting on Windows Server 2003 resetting itself?

I've recently noticed that one of the servers I manage is resetting the "Automatic Updates" setting. I'm not sure how frequently or when this is occurring, but I log in to the server about every other ...
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How to stop Chrome from behaving like a virus?

Some time ago I installed Chrome (as I need to test my websites in it), but it launched uncontrollable background processes and updates, so I uninstalled it completely... Now I decided to install it ...
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Microsoft XPS Document Writer print driver for Windows XP

I have read that the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer driver is pre-installed on Windows 7 and Vista. I have an XP machine that also includes the XPS driver and do not remember ever installing ...
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How to automatically call sequences of 1) windows update and 2) restart until no new update found?

I found on our site this solution but that is not fully automatically - i.e. I call 1) Windows Updates, then 2) Restart, then 3) Log in, then do the boring loop 1-2-3 again and again manually. I seek ...
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Can Firefox be switched to a 'Long Term Support' update channel?

If Firefox 10 is to be the new 'Long Term Support' release (meaning the version is supported for 12 months instead of only a few weeks at a time) and Firefox 3.6 support is being discontinued in ...
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How can I get Firefox to update when it thinks it is already running?

I am stuck on v7.0.1 of Firefox on Windows 7 because each time it restarts it gets the following error: The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox ...
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Is it possible to download Visual Studio 2010 Updates?

When we change Windows we have to download all Visual Studio 2010 updates with Windows Updater and install them again. Is it possible to download Visual Studio 2010 Updates in an installing pack ?
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Is there some way to prevent any and all restarts? Not just from Windows Update?

I am running a critical research program on a Windows 7 PC that needs to run uninterrupted for several months. I have had to re-initialize the entire experiment several time due to unexpected restart. ...
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Unable to change the Java update settings in Windows 7 control panel

Java updates are necessary but they are so frequent that i am now tired of it. Besides, I need to do simple work on my PC and the requirements for Java are seldom. Today, I went into the control ...