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Automatic Flash Player updates (in May 2015)

This has to be one of the most annoying things in computing for me. Often when I reboot some of my computers (which are many, mainly Windows 7), the Adobe Flash Updater appears. I press Download and ...
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error booting FREEDOS bootable usb on a macbook pro

I'm trying to update my ssd's (m4 crucial 128gb) firmware. I've a macbook pro with dual disk setup, so no cd drive, only ssd as main disk and hdd as second disk in a caddy where the cd/dvd drive used ...
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ASUS X55A Laptop Bought with Win 8 but upgraded to Win 8.1

I am trying to get my regular Windows Updates done and repeatedly am met after being told to restart with "Failure Configuring Windows Updates - Undoing Changes". The problem seems to go by the code ...
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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I'm trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version from version 6.21.0.104. There are four methods that Skype uses to flag or request an upgrade: "Windows ...
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'Update ErrorCode 80092004' in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I get an "Update ErrorCode 80092004" in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 when 'repeatedly' attempting to 'Update'. Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based ...
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Chrome doesn't do anything when trying to update

My Chrome bar has been nagging at me for a week now, wanting me to update to the latest version of Chrome. If I click the hotdog menu (or is it hamburger menu?) and hit the Update Google Chrome ...
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Replace an installed program with a newer version

I have GCC 4.6 on my Raspbian installation, but I'd like to use GCC 4.9. I can of course do sudo apt-get install gcc-4.9 but then I have to use gcc-4.9 in order to use the newer version of GCC. I can ...
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Are these Microsoft Updates Just Unneeded Windows Updates to Develop, Market, Promote, and Install Windows 10? [closed]

Normally, I recommend that Windows users install most Microsoft updates. From what I can tell, this may no longer be good advice. There seems to be now FOUR (4) different updates, all of which ...
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nsupdate: What does the error NOTIMP mean?

I tried to add a dns entry using nsupdate: printf 'update add myhost.mydomain.com 86400 A 172.16.1.1\nsend\n' | nsupdate I'm getting the error: update failed: NOTIMP what does it mean?
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Unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1/10

After installing recent Windows Updates the Windows Upgrade assistant fails to detect my Windows 8.1 version (previously it was able to get past this point). This error appears in Windows 8.1 and ...
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Custom generic update server for windows

I need a software which will run on several windows machines and frequently check for updates on a central server. I am not talking about windows updates rather I would like to define my own update ...
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Capture user ID of last updated cell in Sharepoint

I want to track who is changing what values in a spreadsheet I have uploaded to Sharepoint. Is it possible to capture the id of a user who last updated a particular cell?
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What is the thinking behind OS X and iOS modifying my settings across updates?

Every time I update OS X, the Guest account is turned on. Every time I update iOS, bluetooth is turned on. I always have to manually turn these settings back off after updating. Why does Apple not ...
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upgrade vista to windows 7.. 183 upgrades do i have to install all of them?

I upgraded windows vista to windows 7 .. I looked for the windows updates. there are 183 updates, do I need to install all of the updates.. some of them are dated 2011, 2012, 2013, 1014 and 2015.
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Windows 8 installing updates, then uninstalling them and freezing

My computer is having a bit of an issue with installing updates. It's a Dell Laptop. It hasn't really had this issue before and has been working just fine up until now. I don't play games on it, I ...
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Double-clicking issue after installing Windows update KB3013455

Let me start off by saying that I do not install anything on this workstation, except Windows updates (which I should probably stop doing as well after I fix this issue). The unrelated problem started ...
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How to cancel a Windows 8 update?

I was trying to record a song on my PC and my mouse quit working so I had to restart. After I restarted my PC started updating and now it's stuck on 15% and it's taking forever. I really need to get ...
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Firefox doesn't update?

![enter image description here][1]I am using firefox 35.0.1 and tried to update to 36.0 today morning, I opened the "About Firefox" dialogue box to update firefox, it shows ![Checking for Update][1] ...
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dllhost.exe proccess appears after updating windows

Two days ago I updated my PC to Windows 7 (32 bit) Ultimate and after that whenever i click any file type dllhost.exe proccess with below processid starts and if i close that, it will start again ...
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Windows Update keeps causing machines to show “This computer is not running genuine windows” message

Around December 10th-11th, Microsoft pushed down Windows Update KB3004394 which had to do with Root Certificates. Shortly after that I started to hear from my users that they were getting messages ...
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Possible to find an explanation of Windows updates in “digest” format?

Is it possible to see an explanation of individual Windows 7 updates without having to manually google each one by one (e.g., "KB3021917")? I wish there were more detailed descriptions in the Windows ...
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Why are Updates Disabled by Administrator?

As per above heading, the question is why. The PC is running fine, no issues and up to date on the current version of Chrome (40.0.2214.111 dev-m). Using run: gpedit.msc 'Windows cannot find file'. ...
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Arial, Courier New and Times screen fonts suddenly fuzzy/unreadable

UPDATE: thanks to the Rubber Duck effect, I just stumbled upon this note. It is a known problem: if you have Windows XP and either manually or with some "hack" managed to download the Windows Update ...
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Can I safely abort a Windows 8 update-restart?

My Windows 8.1 laptop is stuck in a bout of 50 updates. These are horrendously slow and are delaying my work. Can I safely interrupt the update process, i.e. issue an ACPI power off?
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Update Windows 7 Embedded

I have Windows 7 Embedded x64. Recently I tried to do the updates, but saw that nothing happens when i click on the button check for updates. What may be the problem? 3 months ago I did the updates ...
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Can't install ie updates on Vista?

I have a laptop running Vista that I use for work and I always installed updates as they were available until a couple of years ago when I found I couldn't access some equipment I had installed on a ...
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Automated Twitter feed based on website update

I need to create an automated Twitted feed based on a particular section of a website that is updated at regular intervals. There is no RSS feed available. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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How can I achieve “Git”-like update management for Linux?

I want to manage the updates of my Linux system in a similar fashion as Git does it, by being able to move back and forth within "revisions". How could I do that?
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Removing a “package” via DISM in a Windows 8 from recovery options (cant boot after update)

today i insatlled about 700mb of updates for my Windows 8 x64 (had not updated it since Jan2014). after update, when it asked to restart, i restarted and then it never booted up again! just a blank ...
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Fedora 21 update failed

I have fedora workstation 21 installed and I got a notification in the Software application about an "Important OS Update". When I click "restart and install", the machine restarts and boots into the ...
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Automate Update with script ( Flash, Java, Reader )

I'm deploying over 10-20 computers every week and have to update each computer manually. Is there a script that I could use that: Checks-Version, Downloads-New-Version, Updates-New-Version. I ...
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Why is Git failing to update?

This is actual copy/paste from my shell: machine:~ me$ brew install git ==> Downloading https://downloads.sf.net/project/machomebrew/Bottles/git-2.2.1.mountain_lion.bottle.tar.gz ...
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Is there a yum command line switch to be informed whether a reboot is necessary after updating?

I know that the packagekit GUI can inform the user that a reboot is necessary after an update. But is there a yum switch I can turn on, or another terminal command I can use, to know whether a reboot ...
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Windows installer fails to update itself with error 0x80073701 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING and will not load any other updates

Another symptom is that it claims that there has been no last update installation ever. It quotes a null in a non-existing source code file on somebody's d: drive: 2014-12-27 00:12:17, Error ...
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Windows 7 updating every time I shut down my PC

In the last few days, every night when I turn off my PC, there is an update installed (1). In the windows updater, it says that it's an "update for windows 7 for x64-systems" (translated word for word ...
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Windows 8.1 update link in Windows store not working

I am attempting to update an HP 2000 series laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1. I performed a factory reset on the laptop then proceeded to install windows updates. After the windows updates were installed ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under ...
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git submodule foreach git pull origin master vs. git pull --recursive-submodules

I manage a repository with several submodules. For a while now I've been using $ git submodule foreach git pull origin master to pull in the latest changes for all of these guys. However, recently ...
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Windows 7 checking for Windows Updates cause memory use to blow up

It started doing this a couple weeks ago, had NEVER done this before. Windows 7 Home Premium. Basically, when Windows checks for updates now, the memory used by the svchost process that holds ...
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How to incorporate updates to windows 8.1 installation media?

I must do a fresh Windows installation. I have access to a legal copy of windows 8.1 on a older laptop that runs windows 7 and a 8GB USB. How can I include all current available updates to my future ...
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Changing windows update settings by cmd?

Hello guys i have a question is there any way to change the windows update schedule from cmd? Or change any reg entry or something similar so that the change can be added in a batch file so it can be ...
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Backup updates on Windows 7

I am planning on formatting my laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium that has gathered up a lot of unwanted programs etc.. and re-installing Windows. The problem is that internet is very expensive in ...
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Turn off windows 8 update to 8.1 and delete downloaded update

Is there any possibility to turn off windows 8 update to windows 8.1? First it was asking me all the time if I want to update it, I pressed deny, now it changed the strategy and it automatically ...
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Windows Server 2008 Installing Updates for 2 days at shutdown

On Friday before leaving work, I rebooted the server because of a software was removed, a UBS server in particular. At the shutdown screen, there was 15 updates. So I stick for awhile till it stayed ...
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How to know if the installation of Windows updates has been frozen or still working?

I had a fresh install of Windows 7. Now it downloaded lots of updates and installing it when I shutdown yesterday. Namely 158 updates. Now at the morning it's at the 138th one, and apparently stuck. ...
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Should I install Microsoft Office updates for products I don't install?

Each time the new Windows updates are released, part of the updates are for Microsoft Office products. However, every time it pushes product updates and fixes for some products I don't have in my PC ...
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Is there a website which explains the recent Windows updates? [closed]

When windows informs me that there are new updates, I open the Windows Update dialog box. The new updates are listed as code names like KBxxxxxxx. The right panel contains the same copy/pasted boring ...
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ADATA SX900 firmware downgrade failure

I have an ADATA SX900 SSD with firmware 5.8.2. I am trying to downgrade firmware to 5.2.5, but my drive is refusing to accept firmware. It returns this error: FATAL_ERROR: Firmware download failed ...
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Need to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 without losing data

I have a desktop with Windows XP on it that I urgently need to get it updated to Windows 7. I have heard from a friend that you need to do a clean install. Or is there a upgrade option, losing any ...