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

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Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
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Can connect to internet with Firefox but Chrome can't

I'm using Windows 7 x86 SP1. I've been using chrome for years. But now it can't connect to internet. I think it's because the latest windows update, which after i updated it, all of the fonts' ...
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Fake windows update

I heard that hackers can make you download their malicious software by telling you that they are an update of the operating system through Windows Update. Is it true? If yes, how can I protect myself? ...
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Fastest way to update a fresh Windows 7

I would like to bring my Windows 7 installation up-to-date in a few hours without human intervention. Currently (even with automatic updates enabled), these problems arise: Some updates require ...
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Is there a risk to updating Windows with a poor internet connection?

In short, does Windows Update do an integrity (hash) check on all of the files that it downloads? For example, I have a crappy router that drops packets, I am receiving a better router in the mail in ...
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Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus

Windows Update runs occasionally on my machine, but it steals focus when it pops up to remind me to reboot. Trouble is, this can mean that while writing something, you could force an immediate ...
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I can't install SP1 on Windows 7

I am trying to install the SP1 on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 system. I have been trying to install it from Windows Update, given that it warns me that there is an important update and it is indeed SP1 ...
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MS13-081 doesn't update Usbser.sys on Win7 Embedded

When deploying updates for MS13-081, on multiple systems running Windows 7 Embedded SP1 x64, Usbser.sys is not being updated as it should be according to the KB Article. An affected system reports ...
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How to get a ISO with all the Windows Server 2008 r2 updates?

Server already have Windows Server 2008 r2 installed, but instead of checking for windows updates, that takes a long time, I would like to know if there is a way to download a ISO image with all the ...
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Windows updates failure configuring updates

I recently got a new computer and when i try to install the updates i get the following error "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" this issue is really annoying because i can ...
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Windows become corrupt after windows update

I am using windows 8 on acer 5715 G, it came pre installed, its been 1 year it was working perfectly fine. Few days when My pc updated itself, it restarted then showed error and then it shows ...
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Find all windows updates

I have a windows 7 cd with sp1 when i install windows there are about 160 updates to download. is there a way to get a list or to download all of those updates so that I can slipstream them into my ...
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How do I tell Windows Update to not check for updates for my GPU drivers?

Windows 8.1 at work (no group policies) wants me to update my GPU drivers through Windows Update (it appears in my optional updates list). I'd rather do this manually since it gives me more control ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 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? ...