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MSE updating fails, no warning or error message

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit. For the last couple of days, MSE doesn't fails to update, remaining stuck at version 1.75.119 I presume that an error log is created somewhere, or an event ...
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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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Windows 10 Enterprise - Windows Update Can't Find Update 1511

My computer is running Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Update refuses to download and install the version 1511 update. I've tried to press "Search for updates" multiple times, but it still keeps ...
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Replacing old, discontinued drivers

I have a laptop mounting an ATI HD 3000 series graphic cards, and the ATI Radeon website says that those drivers have been discontinued in 2013. The most recent upgrade of a game I'm running warns me ...
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“No version for 'optional' dependency…” when updating Solaris 11.3 on Intel hardware

I'm having trouble updating Solaris 11.3. The problems below show up on both a DL360 G5 hardware (dual Xeons), and a VM guest (Core i7). The Solaris installations use Sun's image, and I did not ...
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How to check if Windows 10 have latest updates? [duplicate]

Sometime it is unclear if updates are installed and if they installed successfully, because sometime updating process freezing on different stages, sometime I have to turn off computer, cause can't ...
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Can't update to Fedora 24?

I'm trying to upgrade my Fedora 23 instance to Fedora 24, and I'm following Fedora's instructions. When I type sudo dnf system-update reboot, my computer reboots. It loads as usual, with the little ...
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Will Windows Reset PC remove windows update and/or drivers?

My PC is running a little slow so I wanted to Reset using the Windows 10 reset feature. Will doing this remove Windows updates or drivers I've installed up to that point?
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One of my three monitors refuses to go into power saving mode after recent Windows update

Very weird situation. I have this Windows 8.1 desktop with 3 monitors. The power setting in CP is to show password protected screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity, and then turn all of them off ...
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Windows 7 service pack 1 does not get installed

I must install windows 7 service pack 1, for that I go to control panel and from "windows update" when I select service pack 1 update, I get the following message for long time and nothing happens. ...
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How can I upgrade my MSI 790GX-G65 BIOS

I have just installed a new MSI 790GX-G65 and my Windows XP freezes a few seconds after it comes out of any sleep mode (S1, S3 or S4). My mobo has BIOS 1.4; it looks like there was a 1.5 version, a 1....
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Is it possible to pause the Windows Update download?

I'm on a slow dial-up connection, and my Windows 8 is downloading some critical updates. The connection keeps disconnecting, so I was thinking if it was possible to pause the updates download?
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Android Studio update and restart doesn't wok

I use Android Studio 2.0.0. There's a new version 2.1.2 available. Every time I open Android Studio, I see a new update is available, and there is a option called update and restart. When I click ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium updates hand [duplicate]

What's up with windows update in windows 7? Just did a factory restore on my hp pc and windows update install service pack 1, windows updates stopped running. does anyone have a fix? Thanks,
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Are there real reasons to NOT upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10? [closed]

Windows 10 offers some advancements over Windows 7. Windows 10 also contains some serious disadvantages when compared to Windows 7. Two of the most frequent complaints regarding Windows 10 are: In ...
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Windows10 Update Error 80070002

I am currently using Windows 8.1 and despite of trying all the solutions available I am unable to fix the error 8007002. Please help me out and don't suggest me the solutions which are already ...
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My WD Passport Ultra 1TB is registering the CORRECT password as invalid

I really need help from someone who has more knowledge about WD external hard disks. The story goes like this: Everything was fine until 2 days ago when my WD Passport Ultra 1TB suddenly refused to ...
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Outlook/Hotmail cant send group emails since the update

Since the Outlook update last month, I try to send a group email but this no longer works I get a message: 'Error: The message can't be sent right now. Please try again later.' All other emails send ...
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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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Windows 10 update to 1511 installation fails

I'm having problems updating to the Windows 10 November Update (1511) with an error saying "Something Happened" I've tried to update using Windows Update Media Creation Tool Tech Bench ISO I've ...
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If Windows 10 (Upgraded from Windows 7) can be activated after Windows free upgrade offer ends?

I want to know if the Windows 10 can be installed and activated on PC on which Windows 10 was once activated by digital entitlement, after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7, even after the ...
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Windows 7 replaced my image with its cached thumbnail of that image… can I recover it?

So frustrating. I have a huge 700MB tiff file. I edited it for an hour. I saved my edits and closed it. Windows showed the older version of the image in its thumbnail. I googled for a fix. Someone ...
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Is it really necessary to restart the PC after an update? [duplicate]

This question came to my mind mostly because I rarely restart my Linux laptop, so I wondered if this has any negative consequences. Updating is basically just patching applications, so I could imagine ...
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Tenda F303 not working after firmware upgrade

I have a tenda F303 and I needed to port forward a game but on the internet I seen that I need to upgrade the firmware to port forward and some more things.I opened www.tendacn.com and I searched my ...
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Unable to download OS 10.11 El Capitain

It tried to download it but it always fails. I have plenty of room on my disk. It's a MacBook Pro 2013 running OSX Yosemite 10.10.5. First of all, it says it is going to take 1.5 days to complete. ...
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Windows 7 won't update

My problem is that Windows 7 won't update - legal MSDN copy. It says: "the update service is not started", and if I start it, it immediately shuts itself down. In the event viewer is nothing ...
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Can't stop automatic Thunderbird updates (TB & LIghtning incompatible)

It seems Thunderbird (currently 38.6.0 on Windows 8.1 64bit on an Acer laptop) is still automagically updating itself, although I've already set the update policy from "ask" to "never". Not ...
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Can I monitor Windows 10 update sharing feature?

Is it possible to monitor updates shared by the Windows 10 update sharing feature? I'm interested in the number of shared updates and especially their size (corresponding to saved bandwith). ...
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checksetup.pl issue while updating bugzilla to 5.0.3

I have a problem with updating to Bugzilla 5.0.3. The problem is when I try to run checksetup.pl and this is the output that I get : Updating old chart storage format... Updating old charting data ...
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How to know from what microsoft package/update a .dll file comes from?

There are plenty of specific missing X.dll requests here. I would like to know how to get where does a .dll file should come from, especially a microsoft .dll. I have a missing assembly error on my ...
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Flash player updates: auto-updating shuts off by itself

I have observed on various Macs running El Capitan that although the update setting for flash player "Allow Adobe to install updates" is selected, which is also the recommended security setting, after ...
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Pacman doesn't download anything - Always 404

I want to install some software on my Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux, but I keep getting error 404. I did some research and found that I needed to do pacman -Syy and pacman -Syu... When I run ...
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Computer throwing an error after installing updates

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) What does the error code mean and how can I fix it? I ran these commands down below. apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade Update The ...
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cannot switch on the microsoft update?

I haven't turned on the windows 7 box for about 9 months. When I try to check the updates, it is supper slow. So I turned of the update other Microsoft product option in windows update -> Change ...
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How to remove all the apt-get packages and updates since installation in Ubuntu 14.04?

Iam working on a new project and i some what messed things up in the operating system and i unnecessarily installed and updates some packages.So i cant figure out which packages i installed,so i have ...
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Google Chrome Update changed my browser resolution [duplicate]

I just updated Chrome and have hit a massive problem in its display it's like someone has lowered the resolution and it is messing with everything. My set up is 1920 x 1080. However, Chrome seems to ...
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Firefox doesn't update?

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" and shows that even without giving the ...
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Windows 7 - Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes Hang / stuck

I've done a clean install of Windows 2 weeks ago, and got 235 updates yesterday, it took roughly 2.5 hours to download them all. When I booted back up today it was "Preparing to configure Windows" ...
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Grub does not pick up new kernels (was: How to update Fedora's kernel)

In a seemingly endless quest to get Vagrant working I am trying to update Fedora. Vagrant needs VirtualBox, VirtualBox needs kernel sources, and kernel sources are only available for the latest kernel ...
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Unsure of outcome of nvidia driver update

I wanted to update my graphics card driver, so I downloaded the latest version from nvidia and installed it (didn't uninstall or do anything to the driver already on my computer). However, when I go ...
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Can't boot neither from hard drive, nor from flash drive after system update (stuck on NVDAStartup: Official)

I tried to update my System to El Capitan. After the required reboot, my Mac won't boot. It boots till the middle of the loading bar and then it stops. As there is no important data on it, I created ...
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How to update Cygwin from Cygwin's command line?

To search and download a package missed from Cygwin I need to run setup.exe GUI each time, click many times and do other boring things. Is there a way to do the same from Cygwin's command line ...
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How to install new packages on Cygwin?

I installed the latest version of Cygwin with a number of packages. I soon realised that I need more packages (such as wget, etc) and I couldn't find a way to install the new packages without running ...
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Windows update error 80072EE2 connecting to WSUS

We have a new HP Elitebook 8440p with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit we are deploying on our network. It can run Windows Updates just fine across the Internet; however, when I point it to get Windows Update via ...
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Can't reinstall some removed windows 7 updates

I have removed some important windows updates (such as KB3139852) and want to reinstall them. But the update cannot be found again after clicking check for update. It just showed no important updates ...
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How to update google chrome portable

I use Google chrome portable (so I can transfer cookies between PC's using my USB drive) and I'm getting notifications saying I need to update chrome, but doesn't give an option for chrome portable, ...
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Upgrading python

Is it possible to update python without root access, this is the first time using red hat linux (any linux for that matter) and the default version is python 2.3 which breaks some of my code that i ...
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Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 – in-app update still not coming?

You can see that Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 was made available on March 30: March 30, 2016 Today, we are happy to announce the release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 But unlike ...
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Unable to update a strange HDD firmware

I'm not able to update the firmware on a Seagate ST3500620AS hard drive, neither with the Windows update tool nor the bootable CD (available on this page : http://seagate.custkb.com/seagate/crm/...
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Prevent Windows 7 from installing a “critical” updates that crashes the system

I am running Windows 7 home premium. Up until yesterday, everything was going just beautifully, until I received a "critical update". As soon as the critical update was installed, the system became ...