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

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If Windows 10 (Upgraded from Windows 7) can be activated by digital entitlement after Windows 10 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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Can't install update 'Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1511, 10586' (KB3012973)

I can see that I have a new update on my machine 'Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1511, 10586'. The Windows update is constantly nagging me to restart my computer but when I do restart (I ...
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How to set GRUB to auto boot into windows if there is no user input

I would like to know if there is a way to configure GRUB so that it will auto boot into Windows if there is no user input after a while. This is to smooth out the process of Windows update. As many ...
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windows update stuck searching [duplicate]

Hope you could help me with this. From no where windows update (windows7 64 bits) start behaving badly. I run a search for update and it never comes back, it stays doing the same forever...I have ...
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How to disallow Windows Update search for Language Packs?

Is there a way to force Windows Update to DO NOT search language packs for windows 7 (x64 for precision) ? I what users cannot see MUIs, so I don't want to manually hide MUIs in all pcs, I'd like to ...
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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WWW Publisher Service activated by Windows update?

I did a bunch of updates on an outdated Windows 7 machine that was running as an apache server in my home. It was commonly used for this. However, after the slew up of updates I found Apache wouldn't ...
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Cannot install anything on Windows 10: “Error 997.Overlapped I/O operation is in progress”

I'm trying to install Matlab, but the culprit is probably Visual C++ Redistributable (which Matlab is installing along the way). When I run the setup, every time it fails with: Error ...
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Software update kb3136000 has not been installed

I'd like to install manually .Net Frame Work 4.6.1 security update that release most recently. When I try to install that update I gave this error: Software update kb3136000 has not been ...
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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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Powershell : this command sticks my script, freezes

I am trying to get a list of available updates using $UpdateSession = New-Object -ComObject 'Microsoft.Update.Session' Write-Host "[1]" $UpdateSession.ClientApplicationID = 'MSDN PowerShell Sample' ...
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What could be causing Windows updates to fail?

I have a multi-boot system with Ubuntu 16.04 and two copies of Windows 10. The partition layout is as follows: /dev/sda1, file system = ext4, size = 30.52 GiB, label = Ubuntu 16.04 /dev/sda2, file ...
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Can't receive updates in Windows 10

I just bought Asus ROG G752 which had Windows 10 preinstalled. So, I choose the standard configuration when I started it for the first time and everything was fine. However even after 3 days it hasn't ...
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Prevent windows 7 from sleeping when installing updates

I have a laptop Windows 7 which is set to sleep when I close the lid. I would like to be able to close the lid when it is installing updates without it sleeping because it doesn't install the updates ...
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Tenacious “Some settings are managed by your organization” messages

This is not a clone of the '"Some settings are managed by your organization" while not on a domain' question, though they are similar. I have several settings where the message occurs, notably ...
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Windows 10 update stuck at starting download

I'm trying to update to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. The GWX updater has been stuck at the "Starting download ..." screen for an hour or so. I have restarted the download and 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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Google upload/packet errors (maybe)

I have been having a strange problem sending certain kinds of data using Google's services. I can't sync using Google Drive nor can I use any captchas (I click the pictures it tells me to, but when I ...
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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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Windows 8 not booting after update?

Windows 8 is not booting after installing update. Its windows 8 pro 64 bit. Before update i had changed > Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory. I did it to solve low ram issue. I ...
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How to stop the Windows Update process when Windows refuses to stop it?

Many websites, including SuperUser, recommend restarting the Windows Update service in order to fix the common problem of Windows Update getting stuck at 0% downloading. When I try to stop the ...
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windows 10 - windows\winsxs\temp folder is taking huge space & updates not installing properly

Currently I am using a laptop dual booted with windows 10 and kali Linux also gnu grub boot loader is installed. I searched a lot about winsxs folder but every where they say it is dangerous don't ...
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Windows 10 update simply reboot the machine

I'm tring to update many PC from Win7 to Win10, after the download it asked me for upgrading. After the reboot win 7 startend and that's all... looking into windows update I only found the win10 ...
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I can't get a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 to install anything related to updates [duplicate]

I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 on my laptop, and Windows Update isn't working at all. It gets stuck on "checking for updates" no matter how long I leave it (hours). I've ...
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How to Reboot and shut down based on Windows Update Status

I am working on Schedule Tasks where I can reboot or shutdown my OS based on Windows Update status. My Setup Run this task weekly on login. This task starts wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow. Then ...
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Windows 10 Firewall: block all - allow windows update

This is specific to windows 10 !!! I need windows firewall to block all outgoing (and incoming) traffic EXCEPT for windows update but when I block the outgoing traffic --> windows update fails I ...
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Windows 7 upgrade to to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 constantly fails asking for reboot [duplicate]

My Windows 7 Pro (x64) machine has tried to do the auto upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (v 1511, 10586) but has failed. Note that this is different to the upgrade request triggered by the original Windows ...
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Transferring discontinued Windows Update (KB904018) from one cpu to another

Our company uses an old version of Access (2002), and we recently purchased a new server that we need to download all Access (2002) updates onto. One update (KB904018), is discontinued, and can no ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Pro automatic reboots programatically?

I wish to somehow disable automatic reboots of Windows 10, as this disrupts long-running commands and I wish to do this 'programatically'; e.g. via a script. For me, it will be too cumbersome to set ...
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BSOD after attempt at windows update. Not Random

Windows-U-7-sp1 here. A system failure during a windows update locked the Laptop and after an hour had to power it off. When returning to try to boot, i get these bsod errors: 0x000000f4 ...
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Vista - Reinstall - Windows Updates - Waiting for 10 Hours

I have had to reinstall my Vista computer. I have done the factory reinstall. I have installed SP1. I have installed SP2. I have then gone to Windows Updates and and checked for updates. 10 Hours ...
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File Segment Unreadable Error After Upgrade/Malware Restart

I tried upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 but the upgrade tool MediaCreation seemed to be held up when initiating the restart, so I cancelled the installation. Before I initiated the install ...
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Update Windows 10 to the latest build on Dell Vostro 3550

On my Dell Vostro 3550, I have updated from Windows 7 to Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 and then finally to Windows 10 when it was launched. I have noticed recently that my machine is not running the latest ...
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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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Does disabing wuauserv service affect installation of updates?

I want to manually control the launch the Windows Update service on a Windows 10 Home laptop because it runs too frequently, causing high CPU and draining the battery. The idea is that the the ...
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SVCHOST.EXE Using 25% Of CPU Load When Windows Update Is Running [duplicate]

Usually Windows Update does not take that much time to check what updates are available but this time I noticed that it took over 1 hour for it to check and return with information what updates it ...
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Windows update: download optional updates but wait with installing

I have a MS SQL update of 1 gb as optional update. Its a service pack update. The problem is, its an optional update, and its over 1 GB big. When I install the update, the database will temporarily ...
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How is Windows Update service triggered/started in Windows 10?

In Windows 7 the "Windows Update" service is set to "Automatic (Delayed Start)" but on Windows 10 Home it is set to Manual (Trigger Start). What is the trigger that starts the service? Looking ...
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How to tell when Windows Update is finished

In Windows 10 Home, the options for Windows Update are limited. I would like to stop it from starting up and instead have the user launch it when they are ready. The reason is that it starts too ...
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Windows update KB2952664 (Compattelrunner.exe) cannot be uninstalled from Windows 7

Update KB2952664: Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7 This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement ...
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Windows Update runs forever and none of the standard solutions fix it [duplicate]

I recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my laptop, and Windows Update successfully updated the system to SP1. Now, however, Windows Update runs forever without finding any updates. ...
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How do I fix this manifest error in my ChueckSUR.log?

My windows update isn't working. I've been following this guide and its been great for fixing almost all the errors in my CheckSUR.log, but I can't figure out how to fix the last error. Here is the ...
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How do I force Windows updates to install?

My computer says I have an update pending (Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586), and keeps shutting it down every night to restart. However, the updates never actually install. My computer restarts, I ...
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Shortcut hotkey is not working after windows update

I am using a shortcut to mute my sound when I sleep and computer is working, because skype nofitications and so on are annoying during the night. Before I had a problem that shortcut was activated ...
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Is NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers still supported/effective on Windows 10?

Note: something similar has a good answer here How to disable automatic reboots in Windows 10?. This is not the same because I'm explicitely looking for information about a different option. Plain ...
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Vista shutdown hung after 200 updates

I've recently reinstalled Vista with SP2 on an old laptop to try resolve numerous issues for a friend. Afterwards I installed all the drivers from the manufactures websites with no problems. I ...
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Windows 10 bluescreens on startup

Windows 7 forced me to update to Windows 10 about 2 weeks ago. It ran okay for awhile, but most morning when I wake up it is out of sleep mode for no specific reason. I found closing the lid seemed ...
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Windows 10 Home Edition on a T1 Line

I work for a small company which has a few computers for public use. These machines are on a separate subnet, but still use the same T1 internet connection as the rest of the registers and staff ...
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windows 10 wuauclt.exe not working

I was using wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow till now and now on my Windows 10 Enterprise Build 1511 it's not working Is there an alternative way to detect and install updates using command? I ...
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stuck at Windows 10 build 1511; Windows update doesn't show build 14316

I want to install the new Windows 10 build 14316 (w/ Bash shell!). I signed up for Windows insider and set the update speed to fast ring [see bottom image]. Unfortunately, when I click the update ...