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

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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Windows update is stuck at 0% when downloading [duplicate]

Windows update has 183 updates to download, but even after leaving it for an hour, it says: downloading 183 updates (0 KB total, 0% complete) (I would post an image, but stack exchange says I ...
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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 8.1 fresh install, boot loop after update

Freshly installed 8.1 (for the sixth time in two days). After it updates and I restart, it boot loops and then goes into repair mode. I know this is a common problem but I want to know SOLUTIONS and ...
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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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Why are the fonts on Vista mucked up? [duplicate]

Why are the fonts of my Microsoft Vista mucked up? And when/how might they get fixed? If you use Microsoft Vista and you installed the latest security fix over the weekend you may have noticed that ...
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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 ...
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Can I safely abort a Windows 8 update-restart?

My Windows 8.1 laptop is stuck in a bout of 50 updates. These are horrendously slow and are delaying my work. Can I safely interrupt the update process, i.e. issue an ACPI power off?
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How to uninstall Windows 8.1 bundled updates?

I Upgraded Windows 8.1 to a recent version using a retail DVD. I need to uninstall an update that came with this new version, however there is no option to uninstall it. How can I resolve this?
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Update Windows 7 Embedded

I have Windows 7 Embedded x64. Recently I tried to do the updates, but saw that nothing happens when i click on the button check for updates. What may be the problem? 3 months ago I did the updates ...
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Cannot do Windows updates on new Windows 7 installation (Compaq laptop)

Background I have an (old) Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop on which I have installed Windows 7 SP1 (via a Windows DVD) - a new installation, wiping all other data. I tried installing games but, though ...
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How to disable even checking of updates in Windows 8? An svchost process is connected to Microsoft Update server, hogging up resources all the time

I usually keep the updated on "Notify only" setting but still Windows is keeping an svchost.exe process running in the background all the time, which very often connects to a Microsoft Update server ...
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Recent Windows Update causing Admin issues in Windows 7

After a recent Windows Update in December 2014 or January 2015, I now have to run a lot of programs as Administrator in order to avoid access/security errors. I'm not sure why, as I'm a local ...
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Windows 7 update error code 8024200d when trying to install update kb2918614

I have a windows 7 64 bit computer that is failing to install the update kb2918614. It has installed all the other updates. Every time it tries to install, it fails with the error code 8024200d - it ...
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Windows update change download location

Is there a way to change the download path of windows updates? (I want to protect my SSDs from unnecessary writes.)
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Task bar notification area icons dissapeared after update

After the last windows 8.1 update my task bar seems to no longer keeps the icons in the notification area >>> it keeps hiding them after every reboot Note: The setting in task bar properties is ...
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Windows 7 ISO download from Digital River

I'm having troubles installing Windows 7 on an older laptop (certified for W7). It takes forever to install all updates. I started two days ago with updating. The installation DVD is quite old, before ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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.NET 4.0 on POS Ready 2009

When trying to install .NET 4.0.3 onto POS Ready 2009, I get the following error in the installation wizard: KB2600211 does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your computer. I am ...
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Computer won't boot after Windows Update prompt to restart (Win8.1)

My DIY Win8.1 PC prompted me to do a restart yesterday during normal usage to install updates. Once the restart occurred, though, my PC has not been able to boot into Windows. It used to just show the ...
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c000021a after Windows Update on Windows 8

I recently updated my laptop (runnning Win 8) with the Windows Update. On updating, it restarted and directly went on automatic repair showing the c000021a error and stating that something is wrong ...
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Windows 8 - DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth Crashes - Error Code 0x800F0906

Background Info: I have a virtual copy of Windows 8 Pro x64 running on Oracle Virtual Box. When I try to install update KB2977766-X64, I receive error code 0x80073712. This occurs when I use both ...
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Making the laptop go to sleep during Windows update, is it bad? if bad, how bad?

I would like to ask if it is bad to close(force it to go to sleep) the laptop while it's doing Windows update. It can't be good but how bad is it?
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Virtual Win 7 machine irreparable on reboot (with pending Windows updates)

I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running in VMWare Workstation. Every time I reboot, Windows updates are configured and installed, the boot process fails, and finally the system attempts and fails ...
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Windows Update Error 80072EE2

I am running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Basic. I am trying to update the Windows but the update fails with an error code 80072EE2. I am connected to the internet through proxy. Here are some ...
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Windows 7 Critical Update

After installing the important updates in my Windows 7 64-bit system, I was casually checking the created restore points. There I've found the restore points with critical update. The updates haven't ...
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How to fix missing DLLs and corrupt system files after updating Windows-7?

I have a dual boot setup (Ubuntu-Linux and Windows-7 Pro 64-bit) on my laptop. I mostly do my work in Ubuntu, but every once in a while I have to use Windows. A few days ago, I booted into Windows ...
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How to stop Windows from switching back to “install updates automatically”?

I have Windows Updates set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". However, Windows keeps changing back to "install updates automatically". In this post I read ...
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How to stop wuauserv [closed]

Ever since I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, I am having a very high memory and CPU usage (Sometime above 90%). This keeps slowing my PC. So I looked at the task manager and found that svchost ...
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Windows Explorer and Updater unstable after plugging a USB device

I recently plugged my usual USB key in my computer, but Windows Explorer started to get extremely slow and wouldn't open anything. I tried to check for updates but the Updater stays blank as soon as I ...
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Windows installer fails to update itself with error 0x80073701 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING and will not load any other updates

Another symptom is that it claims that there has been no last update installation ever. It quotes a null in a non-existing source code file on somebody's d: drive: 2014-12-27 00:12:17, Error ...
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Why does Windows 7 ask me to install updates when I have automatic updating turned on?

For Windows, the easiest way to install updates is to turn on automatic updating. Windows will install new updates as they become available. – microsoft.com I have automatic updating turned on. ...
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Error C0190019 applying update operation 6503 of 138763 (SettingSync.dll)

Recently I was trying to update my Windows 8.1. I downloaded the update and started update process. As soon the the installations started I encountered the error mentioned above. I did some ...
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windows 8.1 not remembering update settings [duplicate]

Every time I turn my PC on I notice a flag in system tray with a red x which is notifying me about an issue in the Action Center. I click this and it says Change Windows Update setting (Important). ...
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Excel crashes when opening new file

HP notebook 8570p Windows 7 64bit MS Excel 2013 Excel crashes under these circumstances every time: (problem started after Windows Update Dec. 2014) Excel is open, and a range in a workbook has ...
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Make windows 8 install updates when shutting down without disabling fast boot

TL;DR: Scroll to the bottom bolded part When logging in to my Windows 8 PC, there's a yellow message like this: Windows Update Your PC will restart in 2 days to finish installing security ...
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Unable to access external HTTPS websites…unable to download windows updates

I need help with two problems I'm having on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I believe they are connected. This server is not able to download windows updates and further checking I found out that I cannot ...
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Where can I find information about this Windows Update driver?

Windows Update has offered to install a driver on my system. I manually check for new updates, download and installation updates. Had I used automatic Windows Update settings it would have installed ...
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Is my Internet Explorer up to date? [closed]

Is my Internet Explorer up to date? I have version 11.0.9600.16428 whatever that means. The copyright date is 2013 which made me suspicious. I don't think its automatic update works in our office. ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.20 stops working after Windows Update [duplicate]

I have a current version of VirtualBox 4.3.20, but after the latest Windows 7 update on Dec. 11th, 2014, it cannot open any virtual machine. First, it would not open the program at all. After a ...
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How to proceed on hung Windows update patch installation?

My ASUS laptop running Windows 8.1 (x64) is hung on installing a Microsoft patch. I ran Windows Update yesterday, and Windows Update spent about 20 hours attempting to install patch 12 of 29. In my ...
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Randomly printing gets very slow - Windows Update suspect n° 1

In our small office LAN, we use a Kiocera Mita KM-165FX for printing, configured as a network printer. Every now and again (may happen every couple months) ALL the computers (Windows 7 e Windows 8) ...
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Hard disk use has skyrocketed after Windows 8 updates

I've been using Windows 8 on my computer for 3 months. After applying the system updates, the hard disk usage has gone from 15GB to 26GB. What happened to my laptop? Is there anything I can do to free ...
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Turn off windows 8 update to 8.1 and delete downloaded update

Is there any possibility to turn off windows 8 update to windows 8.1? First it was asking me all the time if I want to update it, I pressed deny, now it changed the strategy and it automatically ...