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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I've been trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version. There are two methods that Skype uses to request an upgrade: First is "Windows Upgrade", as KB2876229. ...
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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 ...
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How WIC got in to my pc [on hold]

When i going to install WIC(Windows Imaging Component) I notice that my PC already have installed. Who installed it? I mean windows update or visual studio does that? I have VS 2010(SP1) and 2013 ...
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'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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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Windows 7 64-bit Installing updates - code 9c57

When I'm installing updates I get the error code 9c57. It's for updating Internet Explorer 11. Can't get around this error.
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8.1 Error 8024402C

While searching/downloading for latest Windows Updates, my system shows me; Windows Error 8024402C : Windows Update ran into a problem. I've tried changing the proxy settings as suggested on ...
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code 800736B3: Windows Update encountered an unknown error

I have a Samsung laptop model 330v3a-a0 with intel i5 x64 processor. My operating system is Windows 7 home premium. Several updates were recommended by "Windows Update" but they fail to install. for ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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windows 8.1 stuck updating

I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Initially, I was able to use Windows Update to install updates through PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Windows Update. It would ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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". ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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). ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7 - KB976932 - Installation fails with error 800b0100

I am having an issue with Windows 7 Update (KB976932). it continues to fail with the error 800b0100 I have tried several articles on the internet to find help.. but nothing works. Anyone knows how ...
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Possible to find an explanation of Windows updates in “digest” format?

Is it possible to see an explanation of individual Windows 7 updates without having to manually google each one by one (e.g., "KB3021917")? I wish there were more detailed descriptions in the Windows ...
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Windows Update Troubleshooter - Errors reappear after fixing

I'm using Windows 8.1 64bit. I had an issue with the Windows Modules Installer Worker using a high percentage of CPU when no updates were available. I ran the Windows Update troubleshooter and it ...
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Printer “Windows Update” - Why always so slow?

In every version of Windows I've tested, when you click the "Update Windows" button, before adding a printer, it is always so slow to complete updating. Even if you have top-notch hardware and a super ...
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How to recover from KB3001652 update hanging?

I just turned on the only Window machine I have (need it to run Publisher 2013 - all the other machines are happily running Linux), and it prompted to do updates - now its stuck at: I have ...
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Lock down Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 computer here that got infected. The computer is used by a colleague and for home use, but it's owned by the company and for problems he turns to us. He doesn't know much about ...