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Repeating identical updates requests [duplicate]

Why do I keep getting updates requests that are identical? I install them and restart only to find "another update is ready to install".
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Disable Microsoft Office auto update pop-up.

When a new user runs an Office application on a new machine a popup appears asking if they want important updates. It then requires admin rights to apply the selected changes. If the user is ...
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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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How to disable the “Updates Available” warnings on a Mac

My MacBook continually reminds me that there are updates available for applications that I don't intend to update. So the crux of my question is basically this: How does one hide these "available ...
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Windows installer seems to be failing. Cannot install windows updates

I am working on a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop with Intel core i3-2130 CPU @3.40GHz with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I was having issues installing a TurboTax update and it seemed to be a windows ...
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How update manager works in ubuntu?

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 few days ago. How does update manager works ? Does it require password to install only or both download and install ? or it does download fully/partly without ...
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Update ubuntu using cyber cafe with Windows OS [duplicate]

At home I've Ubuntu, and to have access to the Internet, I've to go periodically to a cyber cafe (I can access the Internet through my cellphone, but its ridiculous slow and stops working very often). ...
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Update Previous iTunes Store/App Store Purchase without Active Apple ID?

I don't have an active Apple ID/iTunes account. How do I update software purchased in the past? How do I go down the "if you don't have an Apple ID" path below? Mac OS X will allow one to bypass ...
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Video Adapter needs an update, but where?

I just recently got an compaq presario which had windows xp installed on it. I decided to put a bigger hard drive on it and upgrade it to windows 7. When i did this, it did not recognize my sound ...
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Windows 8.1 update keeps failing

I know this has been covered a little in previous questions, but I still can't pinpoint what is wrong or what is preventing the 8.1 update. First time on the forum, so please correct me if I'm in the ...
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Can't uninstall or upgrade git

I'm on Opensuse ver 12.2. My git seems to be installed in /usr/lib. rnx@linux-sh2d2:~> git --version git version 1.7.10.4 rnx@linux-sh2d2:~> which git /usr/bin/git rnx@linux-sh2d2:~> cd ...
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vlc plays only grey screen with some moving parts

I have got some problem with vlc media player after some updates on ubuntu 12.04. Audio and subtitles works fine, but the picture is just grey. I have tried some other output settings x11 video ...
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How to update graphics driver when it needs the new driver to install?

I tried to update my Radeon HD 7730M today, and the installer I downloaded immediately showed me this: How am I supposed to update the driver if I need the new driver to update it??
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How to get Windows Update to also update installed MS programs and not only the operating system?

I have installed Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on my Windows 7 system. How can I set Windows Update to update these applications (and all installed Microsoft programs) as well as ...
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What prevents attacks from coming in through Windows Update?

If a user sets their Windows 8/7 computer to automatically accept and install updates from Windows Update, what prevents this from being a vector of viruses? Is setting user's computers to ...
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Clock update on every boot

My laptop computer cmos battery isn't working. i want replace but i need to make drawings on autocad for this reason i cant send my laptop to service. in windows 8 there wasnt any problem but i have ...
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How can I boot to DOS with a UEFI BIOS? (re: updating BIOS)

I have a Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard and I'd like to upgrade the BIOS because I'm having trouble installing Windows 8.1 (and apparently I'm on a very old BIOS). However, I can't seem to boot to ...
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YUM root update error

I'm getting an error that's new to me when I attempt # yum upgrade in a Fedora 20 Virtualbox machine. I've given it 3gb ram, and it's running atop a Haswell core i5 Any fixes are appreciated! Or is ...
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How to update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?

I don't think Windows 8.1 has Microsoft Update that can be used to update Office 2010. Can I update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?
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Bios update dependencies Asrock

I am using an Asrock Z68 Pro3 Mainboard with Bios P1.60. I want to update its bios to install Arch Linux via Usb on it. On Asrocks website it states: Supports Intel's 3rd Generation CPU. To ...
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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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How to Allow Non-Admins to Update Firefox

How can I make it to where regular users, on my active directory domain, can upgrade their workstations to the latest version of firefox (when firefox prompts them that an update is available)? With ...
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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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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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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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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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Computer has become very slow and unresponsive

I have noticed recently that my computer has become very slow and unresponsive, and I'm not really sure why... I have run scans using AVG Antivirus 2013 (with the latest definitions) and Ad-Aware ...
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How do I install multiple Windows Updates in one package?

I downloaded every update from Windows Catalog since XP's SP3. I would like to install them in one package. How should I go about this?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...