Integral service in every modern Windows OS that updates the software and OS, including installed components and drivers.

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Windows 8.1 update error 8009001D

I cant install windows updates, it reports error 8009001D. I've tried to disable all windows services (expect Microsoft's), but still cannot install any updates. Does anyone know what this error ...
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Allow Windows Defender to update automatically but not Windows

Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1) I have Windows Update set to check for updates but not install them automatically. I get nearly daily notifications from Windows Update to install Defender updates. Can I ...
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Difference between Internet Explorer Proxy and WinHttp Proxy

I was having some issues recently as i was unable to check for Updates in Windows as it could not connect to update server as well as my OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) was drilled down and was not ...
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How to install LDR version of Microsoft Windows Update

I need a sos.dll version 4.0.30319.544 and as far as I have found the only way to get one - replay the installation process of .Net framework from the beginning. I have a brand new VM with .Net ...
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PostgreSQL service password is reset after each Windows update

Daminion Server (the server based photo management software) installation insludes the PostgreSQL installation. All is Ok after installing the both Daminion and PostgreSQL services. However after ...
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Windows Update Size [closed]

Sorry about the vagueness of the title. I just reformatted my computer today, and after I had installed Windows 7 I had to go through the normal process of installing all of it's updates. I don't ...
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Windows 7: Disable automatic updates & antivirus updates on certain Wifi connection

TL;DR how do I disable automatic background updates when connected to certain WiFi network? Most of the time I'm connected to my home WiFi, so I have both Windows 7 and Avira Antivirus updates ...
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Managing windows updates via Batch file

I have an instance of windows server 2012 and I am trying to get an idea of how to accomplish the following requirements via a batch file. Turn Windows Update to manual Change Import Updates to the ...
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Prevent local computer rebooting (windows update) during fullscreen remote desktop session

Is it possible to prevent Windows 7 from rebooting without any interaction from the user? Or even better, only if the use is using a full screen application? More details: My wife uses her home ...
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pnputil.exe cannot enumerate any drivers - cant install necessary drivers either (driver store corruption?)

Executing pnputil.exe -e in an admin command prompt should list a bunch of drivers but it instead failed to enumerate any and says access is denied. I ran several windows update fixits (several ...
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Update windows from home basic to pro version

To run hyper-v on my laptop, I need to update my windows from home basic to pro version. Can anyone suggest what is the best way to do so. PS: I do not want to lose my data.I want my laptop to work ...
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Windows Update (windows 7 64-bit): “failed” installation is a duplicate

Duplicate update installation attempt by Windows Update Windows Update (windows 7 64-bit) failed on 6/20/2014 to install the following update because this update was already successfully installed on ...
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Given a list of KB numbers for Windows Updates, how can I find out what's in the updates?

I have this issue with a program I work on, where the program behaves differently on my development machine v. the QA environment. I suspect the difference between the environments lies in which ...
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Windows Update Search Fails Silently

I have a Windows Vista computer. When clicking on Windows Update, I click on Search, and it shows the progress bar for a few seconds then returns to the main page. There is a red logo with an X, but ...
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Error installing RSAT on Windows 8: “This update is not applicable to your computer”

I am trying to install the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8. When I run the installer, I get the following error: "The update is not applicable to your computer." I am using ...
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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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Is .Net 4.5 included in Windows update?

I know that .net 4.0 is included in Windows 7s SP1. But if you keep your computer updated via Windows update, will .net 4.5 be installed?
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What will I do if my laptop is still updating morning to afternoon?

What will I do if my laptop is still updating? At first it was so fast and then when it reach 5, it stopped and the update is not moving. What will I do? I just click update and restart from my laptop ...
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Is it possible to get the last ever state of Windows XP from somewhere?

Now that Windows XP is technically "gone", many people still use it. Sometimes it's a necessity, and sometimes out of curiosity, people still use Windows XP. I have Windows XP in a VM and I was ...
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How do I let Windows Update know that my graphics card has changed?

After upgrading to a new graphics card, Windows Update wants to install a new driver for my former card. I was using an AMD Radeon HD 7670 and I switched to an Nvidia GTX 750 Ti. I'm running Windows ...
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Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?

According to the answer on another post, we should not have been receiving any more updates for Windows XP. But I am receiving updates: Is this indicative that my system is bugged or compromised ...
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Get rid of updates for Microsoft Chinese IME after it's uninstalled

I've installed and then uninstalled Chinese input language in Windows 8. But I still continue to receive every update for Chinese IME (it happens rather frequently). How can I get rid of these ...
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Windows 7 computer crashing while applying updates

I have a Windows 7 machine that has been running reliably for 2 years and I have been keeping up to date via Microsoft updates. I shut it down for the night and it began doing updates. In the morning ...
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Unable to update to Win8.1u1

I am currently on windows 8.1 (build 9600 if it matters) and when i try to download updates using the "windows update", After selecting packages it gets stuck on downloading updates in both the ...
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Windows Update error 80070003

I am getting this error while running Windows Update for following updates Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB2752087) 32-Bit Edition I have already tried solution at Microsoft Config: ...
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How to automate installing available Windows updates, restarting, and repeating until none available?

I'm having problems helping a client with their PC. I'm trying to install all available important updates using TeamViewer, but I have to continuously restart before it will check for more updates. ...
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Can't install Windows 8.1 Update - Error 0x800f081f

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I installed all Microsoft updates, including that to 8.1 and have continued to do so. The latest update which has come through is KB 2912355 which is a ...
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Windows 7 will not update

I have just received my brand new computer, and have just installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with the necessary drivers, and all. Now I want to run Windows update, but it fails saying that the service is ...
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How to fix windows update errors 80244018?

I am unable to install updates. I can download them without problems, But it always fails while installing them. Very few packages get randomly installed successfully. I thought it was my machine , ...
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How can I tell if a KB or newer has been installed for Windows?

I have a Windows system that I need to audit. The requirements is that (for example) KB2160329 has been installed onto the system. I know from lots of digging that KB2731847 that we have installed ...
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Flickering black screen after kb2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update 1) - no OS access - no safe mode - can't system restore

I can't believe I'm going through this again. I recently updated my windows 8.1 with kb2919355 and my PC doesn't boot anymore. I'm getting a black flickering logon screen where it's impossible to ...
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Can Windows Update force a system restart?

I have an Acer Veriton with Windows 7. Up until recently, I was used to seeing updates kick in after shutting down the system. However, one night, my computer shut down by itself and then installed an ...
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Windows XP suddenly in reboot cycle [closed]

A friend called me up today. Everything was normal yesterday, she browsed with Firefox only and didn't go to any unusual sites. Shut down normally last night. This morning whenever she boots she ...
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Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
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Cannot find Windows Update 2952664 in Windows 7

Recently I asked a question- Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful? In it they said about an update 2952664. But I can't find such an update in my Windows update. Why ...
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My laptop goes super slow time to time again for no apparent reason

I have Windows 8.1 OS installed on my HP 6530b Notebook PC. For the past few days, it is behaving in a quite weird manner. It slows down for a while even when there is no user application running on ...
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Delay windows update prompt indefinitely

I have Windows 7 pro and too often I get the prompt to update Windows and restart. As I do not want to shutdown and restart my PC too often, I would like to be able to "kill the prompt". The problem ...
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Batch file: how to check if Windows 8.1 update is installed [duplicate]

Now that Windows 8.1 Update (a.k.a. KB2919355) is out, and the Windows 8.1 Update is mandatory to get security updates: How can you check if Windows 8.1 Update is installed from within a batch file? ...
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How can I prevent Windows Update using my removable hard drive for its temporary files? [duplicate]

I use a removable hard drive to carry important files between home and work, with both PCs being Windows 7 based. If Windows Update starts an update on my system it often uses the removable drive for ...
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Cannot install Windows 8.1 Update Kb2919355. Windows Update Error 80073712

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64. On April 9th, I was offered two updates from Microsoft. Usually, updates install automatically through Windows update but the following two updates, I noticed today (April ...
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List last Windows Update - vbscript

Im trying to write a script that reads a list of servers from a text file and outputs the last time a Windows Update was applied. Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set file = ...
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How to create a Windows installation media with all the latest updates included

I would like to create a Windows installation media with all the latest updates included; I believe it's called to "slipstream" the updates. How should I do this? I would like to create a new ...
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Windows Update folder crashes Windows Explorer when I click it

I have a problem with my pc. Every time I go to control panel and click Windows Update, a window appears and says: Windows Explorer has stopped working, restarting Windows Explorer. I don't know ...
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Can't do anything in windows 8 store

I got laptop with fresh install of windows 8 and want to update it to 8.1 before i start using it. I installed two updates necessary to see update in store. Now i see update but when i click it, tile ...
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Why did Microsoft chose Tuesday for patching security holes? [closed]

I was wondering why did Microsoft chose Tuesday for patching security holes in Windows? Why not any other day? Or why not just release the patch as soon as it is fixed to protect users? Is there any ...
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How to update other Microsoft products via Windows Update

Accidentally I have unchecked Microsoft Update and Software notifications checkboxes and they disappeared from Change Settings. Can I get them back? update
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When WinXP support ends on 2014-04-08 will MS continue to make security updates for Premier customers? Will those the update be available to others?

Microsoft is wrapping up extended support for Windows XP next month (2014-04-08), which officially means the end up security updates. But this answer to an old question implies that some heavy-hitting ...
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Overcoming a frozen Windows 8.1 update?

Hope I have found the right place to ask... Plugged in my laptop today and lifted the lid. Computer automatically turned on and said it was doing an update - not sure of the exact message :-/ ...
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Will Windows Update still work for existing patches for XP systems after next month?

As you likely know, official support for Windows XP ends next month. I have a question about the exact implications of this. I know that no new patches will be created after the April 8 end of life ...
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Prevent a windows update from ever installing

I have downgraded my Skype from version 6.14 to 5.8 but windows keeps trying to run the upgrade back to 6.11 (a version that doest even work...). So I usually can keep 5.8 for a few days and suddenly ...