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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
32 views

Windows 8.1 Update - infinite reboot loop: “We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes”

I just installed Windows 8.1. Unfortunately I also ran the automatic updates which messed everything up with an infinite reboot loop: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Windows Update on Server 2012 hangs at 0% downloaded

When I run Windows Update on Server 2012 after a fresh install from DVD, it hangs at 0%. I left it overnight, it did not progress at all.
2
votes
1answer
39 views

How would I query, then toggle Windows updates off and on via a batch file?

Please take it easy on me if I speak out of place is this is my first post. :-) but I've been looking for a way to query the Windows Update service through a batch file and based on its current state, ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Update error 80050007 windows defender updates 8.1

I've read several posts offering solutions but none seem to help. I have Comodo installed - defender I think gets disabled by this. Tried running update as administrator and a script. Made sure logged ...
1
vote
0answers
34 views

Windows automatically installing updates and rebooting despite group policy

I have been trying to find any pertinent articles online regarding this problem, but haven't uncovered much that is helpful. For a couple months now I have been plagued with workstations and ...
-4
votes
1answer
385 views

What is KB3022345 [closed]

does anyone know what KB3022345 really does? Microsoft is trying to hide the reason like always but we want to know the truth. What all is it tracking? I have searched a lot but no good answers ...
0
votes
2answers
35 views

Installing updates on new installation of Windows 7, display turns off

Yesterday I started to reinstall Windows 7 32-bit version on my computer. I got to the point where I needed to install the updates, and so I downloaded and installed them, and after restarting the ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Prevent multiple restarts during installation of all windows updates

Windows requires multiple restarts to install all updates. Its typical that it lists set of updates and after installation and restart new set of updates becomes available. This can get repeated ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

Can not update Windows 7 anymore

When i click "Install updates" progress bar shows up with "Preparing to install" text and it dissapears and again i see text about updates and button "Install updates". I have no events written in ...
1
vote
2answers
48 views

See size of Windows 10 updates

If I was on a metered connection, I would probably want to know how large each update is when updating through Windows Update. How can I see the size of each update that Windows 10 is downloading ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Windows 7 (x64) Update encounters an unknown error. ErrNo: 80244021

I used to update my Win7_x64 & Office2010_x64 regularly with no problem. It's been several months that I can't update anymore and keep receiving this error: 'an unknown error Code 80244021' while ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I'm trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version from version 6.21.0.104. There are four methods that Skype uses to flag or request an upgrade: "Windows ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Resume Install of Cancelled Windows Update

I was downloading a Windows update on Windows 8.1 (specifically the Windows 10 Preview update) and the download had completed and install started. Shortly after this happened, I accidentally pressed ...
0
votes
0answers
233 views

'Update ErrorCode 80092004' in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I get an "Update ErrorCode 80092004" in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 when 'repeatedly' attempting to 'Update'. Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Upgrading 7 Embedded to SP1

I have approximately 100 devices out in the field with Windows 7 Embedded installed. I have a requirement to upgrade the IE version to a newer version (10 or 11), for this I need to update the ...
3
votes
1answer
135 views

Can't install Windows Updates - Error Code 800706F7 (No KB3004394 update installed)

Since the turn of the year, my PC hasn't been able to install any Windows Updates. It comes up with the following error 800706F7. Searching around suggests it's to do with the Windows Update KB3004394 ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Windows 7 update files deleted, now new updates cannot be installed

A friend of mine has "cleaned up" his Windows folder and deleted "unused update files". He tried to update Windows last weekend, but the update crashed again and again. It seems he simply deleted ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Unable to choose the Version of Skype to use

I have Skype which is from the Microsoft Store and I haven't download it as a separate software from the site then why is Microsoft Windows update giving me an update for a desktop version 7.0? ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

Remove Camera Raw (CR2) preview on Windows 8.1

Yesterday my Windows 8.1 installed about 60 updates. One effect is that CR2 files from my Canon SLR suddenly have a thumbnail preview and are displayed when browsing a folder with the Windows Photo ...
-2
votes
0answers
78 views

Blocking Windows 10 upgrades on domain joined machines

In the April 2015 patches, Microsoft has started shipping a patch that contains the plumbing for the upcoming upgrade to Windows 10. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990214 On a personal ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

Remove Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport?

First of all, I would like to know what is Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport(and what the hell it has to do with my pc even after uninstalling Avast IS). Then, How can I remove it from my pc? ...
1
vote
2answers
69 views

How to schedule a shutdown after finishing Windows updates without having to use command-line? [duplicate]

This is pretty much a repeat of the question from social.technet.microsoft.com: ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Update stopped appearing from Start search

I am using Windows 10, and I used to be able to search for "update" and it would show me Windows Update, but for some reason it stopped appearing either after the latest update or after I installed ...
1
vote
2answers
187 views

Are these Microsoft Updates Just Unneeded Windows Updates to Develop, Market, Promote, and Install Windows 10? [closed]

Normally, I recommend that Windows users install most Microsoft updates. From what I can tell, this may no longer be good advice. There seems to be now FOUR (4) different updates, all of which ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Windows Update has stopped working

My PC was being a bit weird - trying to save files in IE11 wasn't working - so I did a virus scan (no results) and thought I'd better make sure I was up to date with patches. When I tried to launch ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

A list of all the Windows 8.1 updates [closed]

I am trying to find a list of some sort, which lists all the released updates (I mean every single one of them), for a specific version of Windows in release-date order. Does anyone happen to know if ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

Windows Vista looks like XP post update

The other day the 'Windows Update' service prompted me for several important updates that were available. I sieved the ones that read 'Update for Microsoft Windows' and installed them. Here's a pic of ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

How can I repair my component store in Windows 8.1 with a downloaded image using dism.exe?

I'm running Windows 8.1 and I get the following error when I try to repair my system: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth /logpath:D:\Downloads\dismlog.txt ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

Windows Update doesn't recognize me as administrator

Back in 2012, when I first started using my laptop (a Dell model running Windows 8), I changed the Windows Update settings so that it would check with me before downloading/installing any updates. I ...
0
votes
1answer
178 views

Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
2
votes
1answer
304 views

Does Windows update KB3033929 modify the boot loader making it difficult to install on a dual boot system?

We have been unable to install Windows update KB3033929 on a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp either directly booted to Windows or running Windows as a VM with VMware Fusion. There appears to be a known ...
0
votes
2answers
176 views

CMD Command to Shutdown PC AND do updates [duplicate]

We have some Win7 Machines that don't use the shutdown Button but a custom Tool that checks for online PCs and shuts down the NAS if it is the last one online. Everything works fine but I use the ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

windows 8.1 not updating

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro. For last one month, I am not receiving any update. As, I have always enabled automatic update, this not receiving any update seemed suspicious to me. I manually checked for ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

How do you get out of the Windows bad update nightmare?

My (HP) Windows 7 box is showing the "Not Genuine" warning. I see that this is because of a bad update and the "fix update" KB3024777 has failed something like 30 times with "unknown error" Tried ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Windows 8 installing updates, then uninstalling them and freezing

My computer is having a bit of an issue with installing updates. It's a Dell Laptop. It hasn't really had this issue before and has been working just fine up until now. I don't play games on it, I ...
0
votes
1answer
379 views

How to troubleshoot failed Windows updates “We couldn't complete the updates…”?

I am using Windows 8.1 and I have about 30 important Windows updates. It seems I can't have any of them get updated without failing and getting a "We couldn't complete the updates.. Undoing changes". ...
0
votes
3answers
231 views

How can I find out what went wrong with a failed Windows update?

This has happened multiple times now - when I shut off my Aspire 7741G-6426 laptop (running Windows 7 and 8.1) at night, it does Updates and then shuts down. When I fire it up the next morning, I get ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How can I cache Windows updates localy [duplicate]

I have an office with about 100 or so users. I have to bring new laptops up by fresh installing office every so often (2-3 a week) and it seems silly to me that I have to download them fresh each time ...
1
vote
1answer
806 views

Updates for Windows 8 (updated from Windows 7) fail during configuration

For several months now my Windows 8 system (German Windows 8, 32bit) fails to install the system updates; the last one which successfully installed was KB2918614, at 2014-09-14 (security update for ...
1
vote
0answers
81 views

Windows 8.1 crashes after every update

Something nasty started going on with Windows. Every time it does an update, it crashes on update. Every time it says something like this: error C0000034 applying update operation (somefilename) ...
2
votes
2answers
723 views

Why is checking Windows Update so slow?

I have Windows 7 PCs that have automatic update turned off. I do updates in batch once a month or so. But each time "check for update" takes 15 to 30 minutes. I don't understand why checking for ...
1
vote
1answer
150 views

Windows Update KB2919355 fails to install. Update Error 80004004

I've been having issues with my laptop that some people mentioned could be fixed with the new update. I have updates set to install automatically, but sure enough when I looked at the update history ...
-1
votes
1answer
127 views

Blank screen in windows 7 after update

I have updated my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS. But after restart it started showing a blank screen with a message box saying "Personalized Settings" as shown below: I thought to kill this ...
-1
votes
1answer
74 views

Prevent Windows 8.1 Windows Update from restarting the computer?

There are several questions and answers on this site about how to prevent Windows 8 from restarting automatically with Windows Updates. I don't think I need to explain that we have more important ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Windows 8.1 - Check for updates not loading

Windows 8.1 will not load updater. I'm getting the following screen with the spinner... I've tried resetting windows update components with the microsoft tool here and get the following results ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Why is KB3021917 a “recommended update”? Is it important to Microsoft or the user? [closed]

Recently, various of my Win7 machines presented me KB3021917 as a "recommended update", that, according to my Windows Update console in Windows 7 "fixes problems in Windows", which is not true if you ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Windows Vista boot time nonstop disk I/O … goes away after long delay

I have a Dell Laptop running Vista. 4Gb RAM, 500Mb HD, CD player. On booting, it takes forever (20-30 minutes) to come to a usable state. (This makes it laughably useless as a portable device). ...
0
votes
1answer
215 views

How to skip particular update

I have a problem with two updates for Windows 10 Preview - they are constantly failing. I want to skip them, but using new 'Windows Update' UI I have no idea where to find this option. I'm using ...
0
votes
1answer
476 views

How to prevent Windows 10 Tech Preview from upgrading itself to a new test build?

I've found a Windows 10 bug that essentially stops my computer from working. This bug is only present in the 9926 build so far. When I use Windows Rollback to go back to the previous 9879 build, there ...