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

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Can you change the location where windows stores its updates?

On my personal home PC I want to change where windows downloads it updates to: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache(in folders with long ID numbers). When installing Python I found that it needs an update (a ...
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Product key of windows 7 is not accepted for windows 10

I've just upgraded my activated Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10 Pro. I upgraded, rather than making a fresh install. During installation I was asked for the product key, it wasn't accepted, ...
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Windows 10 Crossed Network Streams

This is very bizarre, but it's happened twice now, so I want to see if anyone else has run into it. On Windows 10, after an automatic Windows Update, I am getting crossing network streams, meaning ...
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Windows Update Executable Path

I am setting up application whitelisting using Windows Firewall and part of that process is allowing Windows Update, but I cannot seem to find where the executable is located. This is for both ...
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Windows 10 - Windows Update and 90+% CPU usage issue

So I've finally updated my Dell E6400 to Windows 10. After a while of not using it I had to take it out of mothballs while my other machine is being repaired. And the expected annoyance happened: ...
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Windows Update doesn't work on Window 8.1

I bought new laptop and first thing I wanted to do was upgrading it to Windows 10 but whenever I use Windows Update -> Check updates it's just stuck on checking updates (5 dots are flying in and out ...
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Windows 10 Update with Windows Server Update Services

The Windows 10 Clients in my infrastructure don't Update with the local Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in my network. I created for the Windows 10 Clients a Group Policy which is configuring ...
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Windows update searches(error) with service disabled(win7)

I'm trying to run windows update on a machine with an image, a colleague made some time back. But every time I search for updates it gives me the 8007000E error. I have tried turning the service off, ...
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Dropdown menus freezes any program after windows update

After applying an update to my windows 7 yesterday any dropdown menu that I click makes the parent program to freeze immediately and never be responsive again. If I ignore the program and wait, the ...
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Windows 10 Update blocks my Internet connection completely

I always thought that Windows update is somewhat reluctant when it comes to network bandwidth, and runs at low priority. Not so on the update it installed today, I have to say that my DSL line only ...
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If I quit Windows 10 insider preview will I still receive Windows updates?

If I quit the Windows 10 Insiders preview when the official releases pick up and my current preview version is behind of the official version, will Windows update to the official version?
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Windows Update stuck and errors [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (Dell) on my Asus custom desktop, but I have a Windows 7 Pro key, so I used Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Pro. The computer shut down before the upgrade ...
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Used WSUOffline to update windows, now when windows restarts, it tries to auto login to a temp account that isn't there.

How do I get this back to normal. It stops and says there's a password error, and from there I can hit "other user" and then type my name and password, but this is annoying. How do I disable the auto-...
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Can't get Insider Preview builds for Windows 10

I successfully installed a Windows 10 Education Insider Preview image onto my machine. Now, I'm getting notifications telling me I need to change my settings. When I click on them, I see this screen: ...
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System thread exception not handled (ndis.sys) 0xc1900101 0x40017 upgrading to Win 10

I want to upgrade a PC from Win7 to Win10 keeping file and apps because there is some software that I cannot reconfigure so I have to avoid the clean install. I installed it with a pendrive made with ...
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“Security update for Windows (KBXXXXXXX) is already installed on this computer”

I have been having recurring issues with software patches for Windows 7(x64) and Microsoft Office (x86). My issue is not that windows wants to install updates that are already present, but rather it ...
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W8.1 unable to check for update from admin account

I have a windows 8.1 computer that I have found at my job which is unable to update even when logged in as local admin. There is no networked account.
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Can not select a restart time in Windows Update in Windows 10

Is there any way to override the forced restart time, in the case where Windows 10 is soon going to restart the system, and the radio button for "Select a restart time" is greyed out / inactivated as ...
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What is the servicing stack and how does it work?

In Windows, there's something called the servicing stack which seems to fulfill the role of a package manager. I don't understand it very well, only that it seems that Component-Based Servicing (CBS), ...
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Disable automatic driver update for only one device in Windows 10

Is there a way we can disable automatic driver update for a specific device in Windows 10? The updated driver for that device (Intel Management Engine Interface 11.x in particular) causes problems on ...
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Windowsupdate failure for specific packages

A computer at work is driving me batty. It running Win7 x64 Enterprise on a Intel Xeon processor). KB3102429 (v2) has been failing for the past few months, several times a day, cluttering up the HDD ...
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Windows Update stalls in fresh W7 install after W10 upgrade. and more things [duplicate]

New user here. Thanks in advance for your attention and sorry if this was answered already, but I couldn't seem to find it, so here it is. In the last few days I've had 2 problems with Windows 7 SP1 ...
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Windows Update stuck at searching for updates, MSU also stuck at Searching for updates in Win7 [duplicate]

Yesterday I clean-installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with my own legit license key, on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. No issues so far, except some serious, frustrating Windows Update issues. Also, I had ...
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How to check if Windows 10 have latest updates? [duplicate]

Sometime it is unclear if updates are installed and if they installed successfully, because sometime updating process freezing on different stages, sometime I have to turn off computer, cause can't ...
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Windows 10 Enterprise - Windows Update Can't Find Update 1511

My computer is running Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Update refuses to download and install the version 1511 update. I've tried to press "Search for updates" multiple times, but it still keeps ...
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Auto shut down during startup update?

Yesterday I turned on my new laptop. The windows 10 said it needs some update before starting into the OS. Suddenly it was shut down by itself during updating. Pressing the power button resumes the ...
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How to prevent Windows Update from re-enabling firewall rules?

Regularly some Windows Update packages silently re-enable firewall rules, both Inbound and Outbound, is there a way to disable a rule for good or to remove from Windows Update the right to alter ...
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Windows 10 restores windows to normal size on lock

Since the last Windows 10 update (10.0.10586.420) when I lock my screen, and I return after a few minutes, many of my windows are restore from maximized to normal state. This program was maximized ...
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Windows.old folder after only windows update, not install

I just noticed there is a Windows.old folder on my drive. I was under the impression this folder is only created when doing an install, or an upgrade of windows? I haven't done a new install of ...
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Installing .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 8

I've been trying to install .NET Framework 4.5.2 in my laptop (Windows 8 OS) so I can install Visual Studio Community 2015. I've tried installing it through Windows update but it just fails to ...
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Windows Update and/or BITS is eating my bandwidth even though I changed update group policies

I went through all the trouble of editing the group policy so that Windows Update will ask me instead of automatically download updates (it usually does it while I'm gaming, so my ping sky-rockets), ...
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RESTORE WINDOWS .DLL FILES

I have windows 10 1511 version. About one month ago i just deleted the following files qmgr.dll and wuaueng.dll because of the windows update was taking all of my internet in name of taking just idle ...
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Failure to install .net 3.5 on Windows 10 Error 800f0922

I am unable to install .net 3.5 on my new install of windows 10. Steam tries to install this for basically every game I try to download, but it always fails with the error code of 800F0922. I have ...
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8024402F windows updates error Windows 7 ?

It started from Unable to resolve the DNS server address in several pages and then I found out that windows updates doesn't work. It gives me 8024402F problem, I tried this Start → Services....
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Windows Update and Features won't install after moving ProgramData

HUGE UPDATE I now figured out why i can't install the .NET Framework 3.5 and new the Windows DirectPlay features. I think this happens because i recently moved a lot of files. I wanted to do all ...
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Troubleshoot Windows Update service [duplicate]

On my Windows 7 computer, I had noticed that one of the four CPUs was running around 100%, spending ±25% of my PCs CPU. As the number was slightly changing, I knew that it was not an infinite loop, so ...
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Windows 10 update to 1511 installation fails

I'm having problems updating to the Windows 10 November Update (1511) with an error saying "Something Happened" I've tried to update using Windows Update Media Creation Tool Tech Bench ISO I've ...
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Windows Update after MSDN Operating Systems subscription expires

My MSDN Operating Systems subscription is going to expire. Since that product has been discontinued by Microsoft, I'm considering my options, and one of them is simply let my subscription expires. ...
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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 997....
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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 ...