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

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what are the risks of clearing the “C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download” [duplicate]

I have windows server 2008 R2 ,which is running sharepoint server 2013. and I checked this folder "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and i found that it contain around 1.5 GB. although last ...
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Windows 10 Windows Update not working (no error details)

My windows update is constantly failing with the following error: There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or ...
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When did System Restore stop affecting Windows Updates?

Recently, I allowed Windows Update to install what it said were important updates. Immediately after the update, programs that were working fine just before the update were no longer working, ...
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updating Windows 7 without activation [on hold]

I wonder either it is really impossible to update Windows (Win 7 in my case) without having activated it (i.e. with no product key available) or if the activation is just recommended for doing this ...
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Installed Windows 10 and haven't activated. Trying to update

So I just downloaded the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft, booted it and installed Windows 10 Pro. I deferred the activation. After install, everything seems to work. Product-ID is ...
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Windows Update Service eats my CPU for days on end

So the Windows Update Service is eating a whole core of my CPU persistently. Here is my sad story: Yesterday I noticed that "Service Host" was eating ~30% of my CPU. This turned out to be the update ...
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BITS service is not starting, Windows Update always stuck at 0%

Windows update is always stuck at 0%. The BITS service always crashes immediately on start with code -2147024894 / 0x80070002 I have tried lots of things that worked for other people with this error ...
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How can I uninstall a specific Windows 7 update?

My Windows 7 has automatically installed a bunch of updates that make no sense - e.g. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 ...
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Windows Update process after reboot

How can i find out what is windows update (windows 10) doing in the background after the system is restarted? (and where is this process scheduled) I tried searching google for windows update ...
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list of available Windows HotFix IDs per Version

I'm working on a utility which extracts the installed HotFix IDs and compares them with the available HotFix IDs I'm executing the following wmi command to get the list of HotFix IDs wmic ...
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IE cannot access HTTPS sites (FF can), Win Update error 800728f8

Been working on a machine for a while. Through IE11 on Win 7 I cannot access any HTTPS sites. Also, Win Update gives error 800728f8, which is usually clock-related. The clock is correct. I've reset ...
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How can I prevent background programs from using my internet? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 10. Many background programs / software are using my internet such as: Windows update, svchost.exe(netsvcs) , service host and some other programs. I tried some solutions like this ...
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With Windows 10 how can I shut down without installing updates?

With Windows 7 it was possible to use the task manager screen to shut down without applying updates (see How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7? ). But that did not work for me ...
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Windows Update does not display update notifications (Windows 7)

After performing a significant amount of research and reading posts on other sites, I have concluded that many Windows 7 systems are not displaying Windows Update notifications when updates become ...
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Microsoft Update - list of supported software

Is there a list of software packages that are supported for provisioning via Microsoft Update (Windows Update with the "Give me updates for Microsoft products..." option)? I have done some searching, ...
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Windows 10 update won't install printer driver - Error 0x80240017

Recently I got a driver update for my HP printer delivered through the Windows 10 updater. It seems that the driver was successfully downloaded but cannot be properly installed, every time I try I'll ...
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What is Windows Update doing? Behavior issues

I'd like to understand better what Windows Update process is doing. In some computer, I cannot understand if it is blocked or it is working fine. I used to have hands on keyboards of friends and ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Loses Network Sharing After Windows Updates

I have a home file server that was upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The upgrade went off without a hitch and everything has worked great with one exception: After almost every Windows Update ...
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Windows 7 SP1 wont update error code 800706F7

This appears to be a common problem and it has been reported on multiple sites and the answer always seems to come down to removing kb3004394 On the laptop in question I checked and the update is ...
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Cannot install updates on windows 10, VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR

Every time I try and install a Windows 10 update, it fails with this message (at 91% completed on the second stage of the update). Graphics cards: Intel HD Graphics 4600 (driver version 20.19.15.4300 ...
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The Windows Update icon suddenly gone missing in Control Panel (Windows 10)

Up until yesterday, things in Control Panel land were looking okay. Then, I want to catch the Microsoft Update Dump that was scheduled for last night. So I went to Control Panel, figuring I'd hit ...
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Windows Update detects one 32 bit update when I have 64 bit Office 2013 installed

I have MS Office 2013 Standard installed on Windows 10. Post installation I ran Windows Update to installed the latest updates. All the updates installed except this one: Update for Microsoft ...
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How to stop “Get Updates” prompt?

My computer no longer randomly reboots itself, but now I get these full screen "Get Updates" prompts from Windows 10, which are particularly annoying when it minimizes a game I'm playing to inform me ...
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How to cancel updates in Windows 10?

So windows 10 has this annoying habit of downloading updates over WiFi connections not marked as metered connections. I have to connect to a limited WiFi hotspot, and by the time I set the connection ...
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Windows 7 update stuck [duplicate]

There seems to be some sort of a network issue that is preventing Windows Update from downloading updates. The progress bar keeps on going forever. I have done just about everything on the PC to make ...
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No security updates for .NET 3.5 in Windows 10?

In Windows 10 Pro (November 2014 build) I enabled .NET 3.5 via Windows Features: Windows downloaded and installed the required components. I then initiated a Windows Update but, unexpectedly, no ...
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DISM error 87 the add-package option is unknown

I am attempting to manually install Windows update KB2999226. I have extracted the msu file, but when attempting to install the .cab file through dism, I get the following error.
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Is it possible to force windows update to only download from computers on the local network?

Windows 10 update has the ability to download updates from other computers on the same network. This is very helpful to me as I am on a limited and expensive wireless connection. The problem I've ...
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Windows update: “Some update files aren't signed correctly.” How to find out which?

Using Windows 10 build 10586, I get the following error Some update files aren't signed correctly. Error code: (0x800b0109) When it tries to download the new 11082 build. I have checked ...
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After downgrading Windows 10 to the previous build, can I return to the newer one?

I've downgraded Windows trying to fix the problem with the start menu, but it made it even worse (previously the menu just didn't open, now it still doesn't plus I get error prompt) The problem is ...
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In Microsoft's Internet Explorer, what does the “Install new versions automatically” checkbox really do?

In Windows 7 SP1, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 has a checkbox in the About dialog box labelled "Install new versions automatically". What does this really do? If it is enabled, does it result in ...
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How to check, which files are changed by specific Windows Update?

I'd like to know, what specific changes are being introduced by specified Windows Update update (in terms, kbxxxxxxxx). Other option: I'd like to know, which update introduced specific file. Reason: ...
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Can I integrate Office 2013 and similar software offline with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?

I'm working with the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD), as well as the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM), to see how powerful they are for creating integrated Windows images. When ...
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Windows Using Wrong Display Driver

I'm having a problem with my Windows 10 Asus laptop. I think a recent Windows update might have caused a bit of a problem. Previously, before the update, I was using an Intel Display Driver. However, ...
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After a good 4 months of W10, it has just started to restore to previous version. Why?

So I have been happily using W10 Home on my laptop for around 4 months and today I simply started it up, to find out a very warm christmasy welcome message saying "Restoring Windows to previous ...
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hide (forever) specific updates in Windows 10? HP Printer update failure [duplicate]

As you can see in the screenshot below, my system attempts (multiple times per day) to install an HP printer update that will never work. How do I stop this?
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Update pc when pc is powered off

I've looked to my Windows 10 Updates where I read this: Reboot is scheduled when you usually are not utilizing the device (currently it would be tomorrow at 03:30 AM). (Translated from Dutch ...
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Windows Update Error 0x8024402C

I have a difficulty on updating my Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 through Windows Update! [updated] Windows Update ends up with different errors 80070008 or 8007000e , 80072EE2 , C80003F3, and 80244019. ...
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Windows 10 update cannot connect (behind a firewall)

Why cannot Windows 10 Update connect to its update servers even though there is a working internet connectivity? About my setup running Windows 10 on a PC behind a dedicated firewall (pfsense ...
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Is it possible to block specific Windows Updates (e.g. 3035583) using local group policy or other means?

This is on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. I had this problem that I used to have my Windows Update setting set to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them but ...
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Windows 10 improved my GPU

From what I saw number of drivers provided by Windows Update vastly improved. My question is why? More interesting fact is that my 6 years old Ati Radeon HD 4770 has new drivers provided by Windows ...
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Windows Update with low free space [duplicate]

I am trying to update my Windows 10 installation on my tablet and I am having problems due to the limited storage available. I am unable to update as Windows Update is complaining that there is not ...
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Cannot update Windows 7

I have a x86 Windows 7 VM (using VirtualBox), and I am trying to update windows. The problem is I can't. Every time I try to update it I get the following error: 8007000E So, to fix it, I added more ...
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Can I permanently block an update (non-driver) that will not install on my machine on Win10 pro?

I have an update to Visual Studio 2010 that will NOT update and has failed hundreds of times. Manually installing it also fails, and no source has been found for manually getting this very old patch ...
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Windows 10 Default install directory

When trying to install any software on my computer, the sugested default installation directory is said by the software to be X:\programfiles. i have C: This happend after some windows updates. i ...
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Updating From Windows 8.1 to 10 without losing data

I'm going to update my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. My Question is, will I lose my data on the C drive? That's where Windows 8.1 is. If so, is there any way to save my data from being lost?
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Windows 10 updates won't start. Stuck at zero percent

I have upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago. It seems like I am having a lot of problems with my Windows 10. I am now trying to install an update to Windows 10. The updates won't work at all. It's ...
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How to solve “Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB3122947) - Error 0x80070643”

Since several days my Windows 10 won't install the update named KB3122947 or any other newer updates. I always get the error 0x80070643. What can I do to solve this issue?
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How to verify that Windows Update is giving me all updates it should

It's been a long time since I last got an update through Windows Update. How can I determine whether or not Windows Update is working and giving me all updates it should?
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Windows 8. 1 update holds on 78%?

I have gone through different forums. But few stated that antivirus is preventing while upgrading it. But I just disabled the protection than tried again. But it stops on the same level. No ...