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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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Avira Antivirus silent update

I am using Avira Free Antivirus 2013 on Windows 7 SP1. It's been about a month that Avira brings on its update window and steals focus. This is annoying to me. I want Avira to do the update task ...
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Check if important Windows Update is available [duplicate]

When depolying any application, it could be needed, that user has computer updated to latest OS version of Windows. Windows XP/Win7/Win8. in this example, one important update is available on a ...
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ASMedia XHCI Controller inconsistent driver update information

I am having issues with corrupt files when copying to external usb hard drives (please see the other questions i posted today). I have an Asus P8P67 PRO rev 3.1 socket 1155 motherboard. I found the ...
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Windows Updates can be critical or recommended, but why?

I just wanted to know the difference is between Windows Updates being 'Critical' and 'Recommended'. And also what factors go into deciding this?
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Ubuntu 12.04: getting a list of packages that have updates

Is there a way to get a list of available updates to a file in Ubuntu 12.04? I need this in order to review the update list before making the update so if something goes wrong I have at least some ...
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I'm receiving Windows Update error 8024402f after changing update to include MS office

Brand new Dell desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows Update works fine until I add MS office 2007 and then change Windows update to "Get updates for other Microsoft products. Then the error ...
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Windows 8.1 update taking a week to download [closed]

I currently have Windows 8. I started the update for Windows 8.1 a week ago, and it still is only about halfway downloaded. Does anyone else have this issue? Nothing else has ever taken anywhere close ...
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update vs upgrade what's the difference? [closed]

Although it may sounds confusing and alike but updating and upgrading have very different concepts Updating a software is when you install a newer release of the same software version you are ...
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How can you go from IE 8.0.7600.16385 to IE 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7?

Simple question: How can you upgrade Internet explorer from version 8.0.7600.16385 to version 8.0.7601.17514 on Windows 7? There doesn't seem to be much of an "Update button" anywhere on IE for this ...
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Update inherited production server

I recently took over the development and server maintenance of a website hosted on a Debian VPS installation. I realise now, that the server haven't been updated in ages. There are updates for Nginx, ...
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How to tell Linux Mint 15 where to find OS updates?

I am trying to install updates for my Linux mint 15 VM. The VM's connection is configured as NAT, ultimately using my workstation with Windows 7 internet's connection. However, when I try to update ...
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How do I View Pending Changes on My Computer before Restarting It?

So... my cat jumped up onto my keyboard and hit a bunch of buttons. When the computer finally unfroze, a dialogue window popped up saying that the changes I had made to my computer would not take ...
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Drivers and firmware for the LiteOn ihap-122-9 DVD drive

I'm trying to replace the DVD drive in my old PC. LiteOn.com is a mess and I can't find a single working driver or firmware update there, or anywhere. Windows XP tries to use a default, generic ...
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How to save and reinstall installed Windows 7 updates/fixes with a fresh install?

My Windows 7 64-bit installation is really fine the way it is. I read somewhere that it is possible to save the installed updates/fixes which are somewhere on my disk in a Windows folder, and later ...
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Cannot proceed with yum install due to Transaction Check Error

I am trying to run "yum install" on my server. Upon replying "y" to install all listed updates, I am getting this Transaction Check Error. Transaction Check Error: file ...
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How do i get a more recent version of Java on my Mac than is showing up in software update?

I need at least Java 1.6 to run a program that someone else in my lab wrote On the Java website it tells me to update Java via apple's software update function, i've run this a few times but it only ...
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Is there an application or some other method that would update Chromium in Windows?

I like to use Chromium beside Google Chrome in both Linux and Windows. In Windows it acts like a portable program, unlike in Linux, where it can be updated automatically if desired. I would like to ...
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Raspberry Pi as Download Machine?

I live in a country where internet speed is fairly low. I was interested if it is possible to cut down on my power bill by using the raspberry pi as a download machine (i know it can be done for ...
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Windows 8.1 cant find the update?

I have the retail version of windows 8 installed with the update KB 2871389. When I do slmgr /dli in the command promote it tells me my Product key is the 'Retail Channel' but still no update... I ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro RTM Update Fails on Macbook Air 2012

Updating Windows 8 Pro x64 to 8.1 Pro RTM* fails with error code 0xC000000e on my 13" Macbook Air 2012 running Windows 8 Pro natively. The Windows 8.1 ISO is located on a secondary Windows partition. ...
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How do I launch an hourly version of anacron?

I have a cron job (system update) that fires off every hour. However, I would like it to be reset every time the machine resumes from standby or hibernation. The command is already launched at each ...
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should you install specific drivers from your motherboard / video card manufacturer, or let Windows do the job? [duplicate]

I have a computer which is working fine after a windows re-install. However, I did not install any drivers at all, they seem to have been installed via Windows Update. Back then, I remember I had to ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.3 update: Freezes mouse every now and then

Ever since I updated my early 2010 MacBook Pro 13" with the 10.6.3 update, the mouse pointer freezes for 5 to 10 seconds, every now and then. The keyboard is next to unresponsive when this happens. ...
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All XP updates on DVD

This is a general question for all XP systems. With the end of the XP life cycle, I began to wonder how people will get a system patched to the last update. I know about slipstreaming, but haven't ...
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Why are some important Windows Updates not checked automatically?

I often find that there are updates for Windows. Most - but not all - of them are automatically checked, even though they are all declared as important. Why are some of the important updates not ...
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X200 Tablet notebook won't start after BIOS Update

I have LENOVO X200 Tablet and I ran the BIOS Update and the computer won't start after the BIOS update. When I ran the BIOS update utility it ran everything fine and asked to restart the computer but ...
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AutoIt update input with MsgBox line for copy/paste

I have been making alot of random scripts lately, none of which are really useful for anything but they help me to understand various things and I use them for reference quite often... anyways, one of ...
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update gcc /g++ on Cent Os 5.9

I would like to update gcc/g++ on my Cent Os 5.9. The version I have is 4.1.2 : Would it be possible to update it to 4.4.7 like Cent Os 6.4 WITHOUT updating the entire operating system? It looks to ...
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Visual Studio 2012.4 RC to RTM

I'm thinking about installing the RC of Update 4 of Visual studio 2012. However, it is still a release candidate and I'm worried I will have trouble updating to RTM when it's released. Is there ...
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Why do some Operating systems require reboots for certain tasks? [duplicate]

Windows always requires a reboot after updates or big programs are installed. Linux generally does not require reboots but occasionally does. It seems to me that the OS should be able to ...
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Did anyone receive a Windows update of Broadcom Corporation Bluetooth Controller recently?

I received a suspicious update (see below) through Windows Update. I asked my friends, but none received that update. So I wanted to ask if someone else also received this update. Because atm I am ...
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Is there any way I can find mac updates location and downlad them manually?

I have a very slow internet connection that gives me lost signal every few minutes and it get's even worse when it comes to update my mac. Apple only allows you to download updates using its stupid ...
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DKMS failing to complete in Ubuntu 12.04

After my last attempt to run an update with sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade I got into a never returning update step (see below). So far I can only Ctrl+C but it will be triggered again ...
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Cannot run VLC after update (Win7)

I have just updated to 2.0.6 and cannot start VLC. On their site it says: If VLC doesn't even start anymore, delete VLC's configuration file ...Windows Vista/7: C:\Users\%username%\Application ...
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What happen when we shutdown system during OS update process [duplicate]

I had an interesting question asked for which I didn’t have any clue. I have Googled around this about haven’t found any result of which help me answer this question. So here are the questions: The ...
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Convenient way to check Windows 7 hardware for driver updates?

I will not list the make and model of my laptop as I want this question to help others and not be specific to me. However, this is for Windows (specifically Windows 7). I found a program This ...
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Is there a way to automatically keep Chrome/Ask Tool Bar from installing?

So of lately, I've had to warn my users to watch out for unwanted programs that are coming in with Adobe Flash and Java updates. Adobe seems to be pushing Google's Chrome and Java with the Ask.com ...
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Automatic driver search & update on Windows?

I have a Dell laptop issued by my employer, and I always find it a real pain to search for, download and maintain their drivers. It baffles me that there does not seem to be a nice way (product, ...
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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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How can I search and install Windows Updates through the command-line? [duplicate]

I need to automate the task of search and install Windows 7 and 8 updates through the command line(it could be over cmd, vbs or powershell), there is some way? Thanks in advance.
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E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored…” when tunning “sudo aptitude update”?

This is what the end of output after I run sudo apt-get update on Ubuntu 12.04: 35% [Working]W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/eclipse-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/source/Sources 404 ...
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System not booting up after OS X Update 10.8.5

I am new to MAC (and also to this forum). Yesterday, I updated my OS to 10.8.5 and I am unable to boot it again. On boot up, it shows some error message on black screen with some message: A part of ...
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Repeating important updates for Microsoft Office 2007

Today I've started important updates for Windows Vista on laptop. Those updates include updates for other programs from Microsoft Update including Microsoft Office 2007 suit. All important updates ...
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Intel Driver Update Utility does not recognize Intel(R) Display Audio

I understand when the utility does not recognize other pieces of hardware such as Realtek, but it should be able to detect the driver of its own brand. How do I fix problem? The sound works most of ...
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Is there any way to force windows updates to use the Temp folder instead of the root of C for installing updates?

I would like to prevent them from even coming up if possible. I don't know why Windows doesn't use the %system root%\temp folder for these. :( Looks like there have been a couple others asking about ...
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What is the best way to keep track of local changes to a project via Git while also keeping up with bug fixes?

At the university where I work, we use an open source learning management system (Moodle). Over time, we've edited the source code directly to fix bugs we've found and provide custom functionality. ...
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Windows Genuine Check out of date

I'm trying to download the WM feature pack for my Windows 7 K install from this page. However the version of GenuineCheck.exe that arrives doesn't run (an error message says its out of date). I've ...
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Latest version Libreoffice Headless CentOS

I am somewhat new to using Linux so my apologies if this seems like a simple question. The problem I am facing right now is an outdated version of Libreoffice. The server is running CentOS 6 ...