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Windows Generic Software Updater API (Example: Steam, Origin) [closed]

i just noticed that the updaters of steam and origin look very similar. Is this just some "coincidence" or is there some generic updater api available in Windows that i never noticed?
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How to run a shell script on a Mac (10.7.4) to auto install updates?

Im trying to run this shell script that is supposed to do this: This script uses the softwareupdate program on OSX to automatically check for updates and install them. It also logs all updates to ...
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deploying Java with SCCM / SCUP

We have a network of about 250 PC's which I want to deploy the java updates to. As distribution software we are using SCCM 2012 / SCUP 2011. Note: I need to deploy both the x86 and the x64 version. ...
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How do I install Visual Studio CTP updates?

I'm trying to install the "Visual Studio Tools for Git" extension in VS2012 Ultimate, but it says I need an update. It takes me to a "VS2012 Update 2 CTP 3" page, with 10 separate files (some big). ...
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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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Windows 8 App Update giving me 0x80246007 errors

To save disk-space on my C drive (and because I couldn't find an Uninstall function in the Windows Store app), I deleted some apps I never use, from: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps However, now ...
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Windows 8 customer preview [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on windows Vista, I can I update all apps with Windows 8 released version?
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Do system and software updates take up more and more space? [closed]

Today I had to update Microsoft Office yet again. Most smaller applications would update by replacing themselves with the new version, but this doesn't seem to be the case with operation systems and ...
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Updating offline Ubuntu Server

I have an ubuntu server which is offline and it doesn't has any external IP to connect to the Internet. I would like to update this server. Would be possible through another ubuntu server which is ...
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How to update linux distro without loosing any software that was installed on the previous version

can anyone let me know how to install linux mint 14 without loosing the data that I have on linux mint 13? I have installed a lot of software from software center, So can you please let me know how ...
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Word 2007 does not update when printing

I used the "update fields when printing" option for years; it is a useful feature. Unfortunately, the update stopped working a few years ago. Our IT guys say it's because of one of the service ...
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Free, automated OS-independent update management solutions

I know it is possible (with OCS Inventory or WSUS for instance) to manage client systems' and applications' updates. However, with OCS Inventory you have to use packages to execute scripts on client ...
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How to disable Google Chrome downloads from Ubuntu updates?

How can I stop the Ubuntu Update from trying to download Google Chrome when it notifies me of updates? I uncheck it every time, but it keeps coming back.
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Windows 7 Getting stuck on shutdown and not installing visual studio updates

I installed a couple of updates and now my computer won't shut down or install certain updates I thought it might just need some time so have left it while going to bed and it is still stuck on the ...
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How to copy Kaspersky 2013 virus definitions update to another computer?

I have 5 computers and installed the same anti-virus (Kaspersky Internet Security 2013) on all of them. Now I want to update the anti-virus on the computers. Since my bandwidth and time are limited, I ...
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Windows 8 Update Locked

I just turned on my laptop today it loaded up and then immediately turned off. On the 2nd boot, it says Windows Update Your PC will restart in 2 days to finish installing important updates. I ...
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Windows 8 boot failure, crashed after update

My laptop - ASUS N53SM I recently upgraded to windows 8. Everything worked just fine. But when windows updated to one of the updates (cant say exact one), it suddenly crashed. Just after installing ...
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Why do I need to install .NET Framework 3..5.1 updates though I don't have 3.5.1 installed?

I have an HP Pavilion DV6 Laptop with an AMD 3510MX APU, running Win 7 Premium 64-bit. Three security updates for Microsoft Framework ver. 3.5.1 appeared while updating Windows today, but don't ...
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How to forbid particular windows update?

I have original Windows 7 Ultimate but a month before I have started to see the following message on every PC turn on: On this computer not original copy of windows is installed After some ...
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Windows 8 stuck installing update

I just restarted my laptop to finish installing a Windows update and now it is stuck on please wait. I have tried a system restore but there is only one restore point in the list and it does not ...
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Installing `at` on Cygwin

I am running a bunch of simulations on several machines. Each of these machines posts a "request" to a server, which then sshes back into this machine to schedule a run of the appropriate simulation. ...
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Login window language has changed after update on Snow Leopard

After the latest update (beginning of Dec. 2012) on Snow Leopard my login window language has changed. My system is set to be in english but the login windows now is in french. Currently I am in ...
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Updating drivers on a Lenovo T410

I have a few question regarding updating the drivers on my Lenovo T410. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed with a 32 bit(X86) sub directory. I'm not that familiar with updating drivers on ...
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iTunes Update 11.0 will not install on my Macbook

I try to update my iTunes to version 11 but every time I open iTunes after the restart it shows me an error message that states, "An Unknown Error Occurred (-42408)". The same thing happens when I ...
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Flash BIOS on multiple computers over the network?

This might be a ridiculous question but is there a way to Upgrade the bios of multiple machines via the network? We have multiple Lenovo machines that require BIOS updates that we are doing ...
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Documenting software-updates semi-automatically in MacOS X by parsing log files?

I'd like to document changes I made to my computer (running MacOS 10.6.8) to be able to identify the sources of eventual problems. Mostly I install updates when a software notifies me about a newer ...
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Why are there two types of Adobe Flash Player download / update?

Adobe Flash Player checks for updates at startup. If updates are required the Adobe dialog pops up with a [Download] button. Usually when I hit the [Download] button it downloads the update straight ...
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freebsd-update patches custom /boot/kernel/kernel which breaks remote access

I am running freebsd-update from time to time on my FreeBSD 9.0 system. I have a custom kernel installed and running and, according to a tip from the FreeBSD documentation (Freebsd Update (section ...
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Want to upgrade my Dell OS to Windows 8 or 7

I have been using 1525 inspiron since 2008 sept, i am considering upgrade to windows 8 or maybe 7. the machine is fantastic and in a very good working, never ever had any problem except for battery ...
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Automatic Flash updates don't work

Normally when Flash updates are available, the updater opens after system boot, and it's a small wizard where you can just click "install", accept an agreement, and everything happens automatically. ...
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Windows 7 64-bit Random Slowdown when developing C/C++ Applications (any IDE or Compiler), Installing or Searching for WIndows Updates, etc

I originally posted this on stack overflow and realised that it was OT for there. I hope it is not an OT here as well. My problem first started when I was using an Open Source C/C++ Library called ...
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Cannot auto-update Google Chrome anymore (error: 12) - OS X 10.8.2

"Update server not available (error: 12)" This is what I get when I check for updates in Chrome - About Google Chrome. I tried the official solution which did not work: ...
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How to auto-update a website mirror with exceptions to certain pages?

I'm currently mirroring a website on my server. The site itself is rarely updated, but it is updated enough that info can become outdated quickly. I mirrored it first with wget, and this worked fine, ...
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How to schedule Mac Software Updates

I would like to be able to schedule software updates to run during the time when my Internet data usage is free. I have tried to figure out how to use Automator and/or iCal to do this, but I am not ...
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Screen resolution Insufficient [closed]

I downloaded the Windows 8 from Microsoft, which tested my hardware before allowing download. I fail to understand why it did not advise me that my resolution is not compatible. The installation ...
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Windows 8 automatic store updates

I have used the express settings, so Windows updates should already be enabled, but it seems this doesn't affect the Windows Store updates. It still wants me to click "Install" in the updates screen. ...
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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 anyway to stop Windows 8 from restarting for an update?

My Windows 8 machine is going to restart shortly... I have tried a few techniques such as shutdown /a which is not having much luck. Short of pausing the Windows Update service, is there anyway to ...
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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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Does updating BIOS solve certain BSODs?

Specifically speaking I am wanting to update my BIOS for my P8Z77 Asus M-PRO motherboard. I'm running a ivy bridge i7 3770k with a GTX 570, 2 X 8GB G.Skill 1333 DDR3 RAM I have the latest driver ...
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Update Windows XP to SP3 without internet

I've been asked to update some computers running Windows XP (without any service packs) to Windows XP SP3. The computers don't have an internet connection (only a small intranet) and have never been ...
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Is it safe to install kernel packages as dependencies on a Linode?

I'm working on a Linode: [michael@ads_portals ~]$ uname -r 3.5.2-linode45 I need to install some libraries, such as PyQt4-devel: sudo yum install PyQt4-devel Unfortunately, this comes up in the ...
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Chrome suspended while self-updating

Recently, I wanted to check if my Chrome was the newest one. So I clicked the "About Google Chrome" button, and it showed updating. I closed the updating dialog and went back to the main UI. I ...
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Aperture crashes as soon as I open it

I updated to the new Version of Aperture and it crashes every single time I want to open it. Aperture then detected that the library needs to be repaired so it does that and then still crashes. This ...
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What can I do to make Firefox updates silent?

Is it possible to configure Firefox to install the updates in the background or after restart without bothering the user with notification messages?
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Can I backup and restore installed Windows updates? How?

I'm planning on wiping my computer and simply install Windows all over again (clean install), I am already on the process of backing up all my stuff, personal files, programs, serial numbers, etc... ...
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What to do if Windows Update constantly fails without error code?

What can I do to get my Windows XP (currently SP2) up to date when my Windows Update constantly fails without error code? (Just telling me the updates haven't been installed.) It doesn't matter if I ...
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How to update python version in linux terminal

How to update python(2.4) to python 2.6 in redhat linux terminal? I tried sudo apt-get install python2.6 but returned sudo: apt-get: command not found , I am new to linux, any help would be ...
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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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Windows 7 updates will not load

I recently had a Windows 7 update (1-8 of them) and when I restart the computer there is an error message that say there was an up date error. When I shut down the computer it says there are updates 1 ...