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

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Windows 10 reserve button does nothing

I don't see the Windows 10 icon in the task bar, however when I open Windows Update, I see a prompt saying Windows 10 will soon be available and a button "Reserve". When I press this button, the ...
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Stopping automatic updates windows 10

We've upgraded some machines to windows 10 and realised there were some updates which updated as required. However I realised there was no option available to stop the download similar to that on ...
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Windows 10 Icon Gone Missing

TL;DR: The Windows 10 upgrade icon went missing. How do I get it back in order to update my system? I am running Windows 7 SP1. I woke up this morning... er, noon all excited about Windows 10. I had ...
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Force Windows Update to update all components?

I'm running Windows 8 and 8.1 on two computers. I have Windows Update set to "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows". I just finished a Check → Update → Reboot cycle (with ...
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Should the _Windows Update_ settings be turned on to automatically download Windows 10 after the reserve?

I know that the Windows Update settings must be turned on in order to get the Get Windows 10 app, but is that necessary even for the automatic background download of the new OS? I am asking this ...
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How do I install updates from Windows.old folder? for Windows 8.1

Ran into some troubles lately, and tried to refresh/restore my Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit PC, but couldn't. So, I just installed (Custom Installation) the same OS again from the recovery media I created, ...
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Windows 7 won't launch after updates - I just want to save the files

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I did a lot of updates after I didn't do for a long time. And now Windows won't start, it's stuck in the colurful swinging logo and restart again. It suggest doing a REPAIR ...
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Windows Update doesn't work and consumes 100% of CPU (Win7 SP1)

I've created this question since I don't have enough reputation to answer others like that: svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv. Actually I've registered here mainly to share my experience about ...
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Windows 7 SP1 Not Able To Run Windows Update Error 80070002 [closed]

I've been having this problem for awhile. Windows 7 SP1 Not Able To Run Windows Update Error 80070002. I've run Troubleshooter but it just continues to glow scroll. Cannot download any newer ...
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How can I copy updates from one windows 7 to another? [duplicate]

I have some windows 7 systems and a slow internet connection, is there anyway I can copy downloaded updates (security) from one machine to another and make them install on the second machine?
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How do I know if an installed driver was obtained from Windows Update?

Is there anyway to know if a driver was obtained from Windows Update on Windows 7?
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Windows update fails with error 80073712, how to fix?

I have a laptop with Windows 8.1. Since patch Tuesday, it mysteriously freezes for about 4 minutes shortly after every bootup. There's barely enough time to log in before it happens. I tried a System ...
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Windows updates and driver search consume massive amounts of RAM.

I have noticed on several Windows 7 machines that Windows updates and Windows driver search can cause svchost.exe to consume excessive amount of RAM. In the case of Windows updates, it seems that all ...
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Windows Update no Longer Works Since Installing SP1 Update

Yesterday I realised that Windows Update wasn't working on my Windows 7 (32-bit) laptop. It sometimes found updates but then when I selected them and tried to download them it just hung on 0 kb and ...
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Microsoft wants to install updates for a different OS version

I was on the Microsoft website looking at the specifics for the latest Microsoft security updates and noticed as I have in the past that it wants to install updates for a different version OS than I ...
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Is browsing the internet during windows update or an antimalware scan safe?

Over 15 years ago (around 2000), my father never allowed me to use the computer while he was running a virus scan or Windows Update. Can I safely use Google Chrome for normal internet use (Youtube, ...
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Failed Windows Updates instantly removed from list of available updates in Windows Update

If Windows Update issues a Failed status for an Important security update, but the update is no longer displayed when selecting Check for updates, how is it best for users to proceed? Note: Nothing ...
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Activating full automatic updates in Windows 7

When I install Windows 7 on new machines (virtual and bare metal) I run Windows Update until it says "no Updates available". This involves some manual interference, like searching for updates, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 does not automatically reboot after installing Windows Updates

Our Windows Updates are installed automatically during the maintenance window, which is configured manually on each of our 2012 R2 servers, so that we can specify different times for each server, or ...
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Update to window 8.1 fails with error code 0xC1900101-0x2002000A

I recently tried to update my computer from Window 8 to Window 8.1. It got to 83% and just froze. I restarted the computer, and it gave me the error code 0xC1900101-0x2002000A. I did have windows ...
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How can I reject an update in Windows 10 Pro?

Same as How can I defer updates in Windows 10 Home?, but for Windows 10 Pro: I prefer knowing what each update does and reading about its impact (including whether it is causing widespread ...
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Windows 10 unable to connect to Internet through proxy

I am on Windows 10 Insider Build 10162. I use a proxy to connect to internet. Internet works fine on both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. But when I try to ping Google.com from cmd, it says "Request ...
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Windows defender virus & spyware definition not updating - Windows 8.1

An error with error code 0x8024402c is thrown each time while trying to update Windows Defender's virus & spyware definition. Checked the following for diagnosis, don't see any issues; No ...
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Hibernate Windows 7 with outstanding updates

Despite hibernation being enabled, my home PC does not show Hibernate on the power menu when there are outstanding Windows updates. Background On both my Windows 7 Ultimate work and home PCs I have ...
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Checking for update: how it works?

Whats transactions are running behind a windows update check? When we try to update windows operating system, the first step will be checking for updates and after the checking is over it starts ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - PCs on my local network

In Windows 10, one is able to perform windows update from the local network (obviously provided that the updates are available): Is this possible on Windows 8.1?
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How to solve problems relating to failure in accessing Temp Folder: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64 Bit. For about two weeks now I've been having problems with many of my program which seem to have been caused by failure to access the Temp Folder ( ...
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Windows 7: Can't use Windows Update

I want to get the "get windows10" taskbar icon thing. It needs updates. I've tried checking for updates but it's not allowing me. Error code: 80072F76 I went onto the support site for this and ...
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How to schedule the definition update for Microsoft Security Essentials

This Windows 7 computer is on 24x7. According to MSE's settings screen, I have a weekly scan configured every Thursday at 2AM. According to Windows Update's configuration, WU is configured to ...
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How can I get this Razer Inc — Other Hardware update off my computer?

I keep getting this pop-up near all the time even after sending it multiple times. It seems to correspond with this update highlighted. There is no KB #, though. There is no mention of it in ...
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Are Security Updates necessary behind a router?

Are Security Updates necessary behind a hardware firewall like a router which doesn't has any open ports. The question applies to whatever the operating system is, say Windows, Linux, Android.. My ...
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Stopping a Windows Update KB3045999 from installing indefinitely on Windows 8?

I have a Windows update I would like to stop from installing. Every day I come back into my office and Windows Update has re-installed it, and every day I uninstall it. It's getting to be kind of ...
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Windows Update setting won't save

first time post. Ever since I refreshed my windows 8 laptop, Windows Update setting won't save. Background: On my laptop I had upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. Eventually I set Windows Update to ...
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What is the KB number for the final XP Windows Update?

Since support for Windows XP has ended, anyone with an occasional need to run up an XP machine will be wise to make sure it at least has all the possible updates that were made available before ...
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Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) failed

The Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) update fails, and keeps popping up on every shutdown. This is very annoying. Now I have marked the update as "hidden", but that does not seem ...
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Windows update fails upon installation of IE11

So I was trying to get all updates installed in order to be eligible for win 10 upgrade, but when windows update tries to install ie11 it fails with 9C59 error code. Also manual installation of ie11 ...
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Too much “Restart and Update”

I recently reinstalled windows 8.1 64bit and when it finished "Restart and Update", if i go to "Power" again options appears "Restart and Update" again... I guess it could happen if per example it ...
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Windows updates keep reappearing

I had this trouble with last months updates and eventually I just hid them, now I'm having trouble with this months. KB2872339 and KB3035131 both insist that they need to be installed when I shutdown ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Insider Preview?

I heard, that I am able to update my windows 7 to Windows 10 Preview through the Windows Update Centre. I tried to find some guide about this, but was unsuccessful. Can you give me a link or ...
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Will Windows 10 erase all my files if I upgrade from Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have the little Get windows 10 icon in my toolbar now, and I'd like to update, but I'm afraid that it'll erase my files. If I update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 will my data get erased? For those ...
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Windows Update patch for a program i don't have?

Today i uninstalled Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3, and right after that i was prompted for an update Security Update for Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3 (KB2993937) I only have Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 ...
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How can I defer updates in Windows 10 Home?

I prefer knowing what each update does and reading about its impact (including whether it is causing widespread problems for people) before allowing it to be installed on my system. How can I do this ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - can I cancel?

I agreed to reserve the free Windows 10 update when prompted. I understand Windows 10 will be downloaded automatically some time in the near future. I also understand that I will have a choice whether ...
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Windows 8.1 update unsuccessful

I can't successfully perform a complete scan using Windows update on my system. The scan is running endlessly, no errors and no timeout. I have used the Microsoft repair tool ...
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Windows 8.1 stuck on “Checking for updates…”

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear to be updating. When I go to check for updates, it seems to just continuously check for updates without making progress. I have left it for a few hours with no luck. I ...
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How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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Stuck on “Preparing automatic repair” loop windows 10

Just a few hours ago I was installing an update for Windows 10 and then it started turning on and off. I let it do it's thing for a while until I found it odd that it would do it so much. When I ...
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Win 7, permanent update of “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”

I get permanent update offers for “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” and installed them with success, but with the next restart I get another offer of the same version again. I have tried to ...
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Windows update keeps failing with a 13EC error

I have windows update keep failing over and over on trying to install visual studio 2010 service pack 1. But what is interesting is that visual studio 2010 is not installed on the this computer. This ...