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

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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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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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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 ...