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

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Windows 10 updating from Windows 7 via Windows update fail after 84%

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) with Windows 7 Home Premium-64 bit. I already reserved my Windows 10 copy and started an update to it that was 2,712.6 MB and failed after 84%, it took for that 17 ...
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Will the mandatory update policy in windows 10 bring security issues?

In order to analyse if I'll update all my computers working on windows I came across the the following setback. I have the home versions of windows and by updating to windows 10, I'll receive the ...
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Windows 10 update KB3074683 won't install

The problem is that my computer simply won't install this update. I can recall there was another one but it disappeared. It's identical as in Windows 10: "We couldn't complete the updates, ...
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My PC was upgraded from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Home?

As can be seen on the Windows website, an upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro should result in Windows 10 Pro. However, I have just realised my computer has Windows 10 Home. Could this be anything do with ...
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How to Disable Windows 10 update permanently?

How to permanently disable all notifications and updates to Windows 10? Currently when I open Windows Update panel the first main update is Upgrade to Windows 10 system. Other updates are not ...
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How to disable automatic updating of Windows 10 pro?

Today i install windows 10. All features is better. But i can not find the way to disable windows automatic update. In windows 8.1 or lower versions have a option to disable automatic update or ...
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Windows 10: “We couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes”

On a regular Windows Update routine I'm getting the following message: We couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes. The computer restarts for several more times repeating the same process, ...
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Windows 10 download won't start

I'm on geniuine Windows 8.1. I've been trying to get this to work forever now. According to the installer, it's downloading but when I click "View progress" it opens Windows Update which says ...
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Must I download The Windows 10 Upgrade for every PC on my network?

Windows 10 is out this week! I want to upgrade all the machines on my network to Windows 10, but not have to download it for each of them. That would kill my internet connection. Is there a way ...
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Update failed, how to restart it?

As you can see in the screenshot below, the update has failed. Windows 10 update is now not downloading. How can I restart this failed update?
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Getting rid of a windows update which will not uninstall via wusa or the control panel, windows 8.1

How do you uninstall a particular unwanted windows update when using the" wusa /uninstall /kb:ZZZZZZZ " gives an error message "Windows Update Standalone Installer, Update for Microsoft Windows ...
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How can I tell if my computer has started the Windows 10 upgrade?

I've reserved the Windows 10 upgrade on my tablet PC (running Win 7). Yesterday Microsoft has started distributing it — though not to everyone at once — saying users will be notified when ...
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Stuck on preparing for installation windows 10

My Windows 10 update is getting stuck for me today at this point It’s unclear if this is due to demand today, or thanks to other bugs. The list of problems related to Windows 10 getting stuck ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade fails with code 80240020

So I was one of the people eager to update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 ASAP. Most of the pages on how to force this update / upgrade provide steps which are the same as the steps on how to resolve ...
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Windows Update stuck at 0KB 0% even after clean bo

my Windows Update progress is stuck at 0KB and 0%. I have tried everything I have found on the internet to fix it. I've tried stopping wuauserv bits and cryptsvc, deleting my SoftwareDistribution ...
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Windows 10 reserve button does nothing [duplicate]

I don't see the Windows 10 icon in the task bar, however when I open Windows Update, I see a prompt saying Windows 10 will soon be available and a button "Reserve". When I press this button, the ...
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Stopping automatic updates windows 10

We've upgraded some machines to windows 10 and realised there were some updates which updated as required. However I realised there was no option available to stop the download similar to that on ...
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Windows 10 Icon Gone Missing

TL;DR: The Windows 10 upgrade icon went missing. How do I get it back in order to update my system? I am running Windows 7 SP1. I woke up this morning... er, noon all excited about Windows 10. I had ...
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Force Windows Update to update all components?

I'm running Windows 8 and 8.1 on two computers. I have Windows Update set to "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows". I just finished a Check → Update → Reboot cycle (with ...
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Should the _Windows Update_ settings be turned on to automatically download Windows 10 after the reserve?

I know that the Windows Update settings must be turned on in order to get the Get Windows 10 app, but is that necessary even for the automatic background download of the new OS? I am asking this ...
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How do I install updates from Windows.old folder? for Windows 8.1

Ran into some troubles lately, and tried to refresh/restore my Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit PC, but couldn't. So, I just installed (Custom Installation) the same OS again from the recovery media I created, ...
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Windows 7 won't launch after updates - I just want to save the files

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I did a lot of updates after I didn't do for a long time. And now Windows won't start, it's stuck in the colurful swinging logo and restart again. It suggest doing a REPAIR ...
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Windows Update doesn't work and consumes 100% of CPU (Win7 SP1)

I've created this question since I don't have enough reputation to answer others like that: svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv. Actually I've registered here mainly to share my experience about ...
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Windows 7 SP1 Not Able To Run Windows Update Error 80070002 [closed]

I've been having this problem for awhile. Windows 7 SP1 Not Able To Run Windows Update Error 80070002. I've run Troubleshooter but it just continues to glow scroll. Cannot download any newer ...
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How can I copy updates from one windows 7 to another? [duplicate]

I have some windows 7 systems and a slow internet connection, is there anyway I can copy downloaded updates (security) from one machine to another and make them install on the second machine?
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How do I know if an installed driver was obtained from Windows Update?

Is there anyway to know if a driver was obtained from Windows Update on Windows 7?
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Windows update fails with error 80073712, how to fix?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1. Since patch Tuesday, it mysteriously freezes for about 4 minutes shortly after every bootup. There's barely enough time to log in before it happens. I tried a System ...
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Windows updates and driver search consume massive amounts of RAM.

I have noticed on several Windows 7 machines that Windows updates and Windows driver search can cause svchost.exe to consume excessive amount of RAM. In the case of Windows updates, it seems that all ...
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Windows Update no Longer Works Since Installing SP1 Update

Yesterday I realised that Windows Update wasn't working on my Windows 7 (32-bit) laptop. It sometimes found updates but then when I selected them and tried to download them it just hung on 0 kb and ...
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Microsoft wants to install updates for a different OS version

I was on the Microsoft website looking at the specifics for the latest Microsoft security updates and noticed as I have in the past that it wants to install updates for a different version OS than I ...
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Is browsing the internet during windows update or an antimalware scan safe?

Over 15 years ago (around 2000), my father never allowed me to use the computer while he was running a virus scan or Windows Update. Can I safely use Google Chrome for normal internet use (Youtube, ...
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Failed Windows Updates instantly removed from list of available updates in Windows Update

If Windows Update issues a Failed status for an Important security update, but the update is no longer displayed when selecting Check for updates, how is it best for users to proceed? Note: Nothing ...
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Activating full automatic updates in Windows 7

When I install Windows 7 on new machines (virtual and bare metal) I run Windows Update until it says "no Updates available". This involves some manual interference, like searching for updates, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 does not automatically reboot after installing Windows Updates

Our Windows Updates are installed automatically during the maintenance window, which is configured manually on each of our 2012 R2 servers, so that we can specify different times for each server, or ...
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Update to window 8.1 fails with error code 0xC1900101-0x2002000A

I recently tried to update my computer from Window 8 to Window 8.1. It got to 83% and just froze. I restarted the computer, and it gave me the error code 0xC1900101-0x2002000A. I did have windows ...
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How can I reject an update in Windows 10 Pro?

Same as How can I defer updates in Windows 10 Home?, but for Windows 10 Pro: I prefer knowing what each update does and reading about its impact (including whether it is causing widespread ...
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Windows 10 unable to connect to Internet through proxy

I am on Windows 10 Insider Build 10162. I use a proxy to connect to internet. Internet works fine on both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. But when I try to ping Google.com from cmd, it says "Request ...
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Windows defender virus & spyware definition not updating - Windows 8.1

An error with error code 0x8024402c is thrown each time while trying to update Windows Defender's virus & spyware definition. Checked the following for diagnosis, don't see any issues; No ...
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Hibernate Windows 7 with outstanding updates

Despite hibernation being enabled, my home PC does not show Hibernate on the power menu when there are outstanding Windows updates. Background On both my Windows 7 Ultimate work and home PCs I have ...
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Checking for update: how it works?

Whats transactions are running behind a windows update check? When we try to update windows operating system, the first step will be checking for updates and after the checking is over it starts ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - PCs on my local network

In Windows 10, one is able to perform windows update from the local network (obviously provided that the updates are available): Is this possible on Windows 8.1?
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How to solve problems relating to failure in accessing Temp Folder: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64 Bit. For about two weeks now I've been having problems with many of my program which seem to have been caused by failure to access the Temp Folder ( ...
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How to schedule the definition update for Microsoft Security Essentials

This Windows 7 computer is on 24x7. According to MSE's settings screen, I have a weekly scan configured every Thursday at 2AM. According to Windows Update's configuration, WU is configured to ...
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How can I get this Razer Inc — Other Hardware update off my computer?

I keep getting this pop-up near all the time even after sending it multiple times. It seems to correspond with this update highlighted. There is no KB #, though. There is no mention of it in ...
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Are Security Updates necessary behind a router?

Are Security Updates necessary behind a hardware firewall like a router which doesn't has any open ports. The question applies to whatever the operating system is, say Windows, Linux, Android.. My ...
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Stopping a Windows Update KB3045999 from installing indefinitely on Windows 8?

I have a Windows update I would like to stop from installing. Every day I come back into my office and Windows Update has re-installed it, and every day I uninstall it. It's getting to be kind of ...
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Windows Update setting won't save

first time post. Ever since I refreshed my windows 8 laptop, Windows Update setting won't save. Background: On my laptop I had upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. Eventually I set Windows Update to ...
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What is the KB number for the final XP Windows Update?

Since support for Windows XP has ended, anyone with an occasional need to run up an XP machine will be wise to make sure it at least has all the possible updates that were made available before ...
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Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) failed

The Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) update fails, and keeps popping up on every shutdown. This is very annoying. Now I have marked the update as "hidden", but that does not seem ...
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Windows update fails upon installation of IE11

So I was trying to get all updates installed in order to be eligible for win 10 upgrade, but when windows update tries to install ie11 it fails with 9C59 error code. Also manual installation of ie11 ...