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Is there a risk to updating Windows with a poor internet connection?

In short, does Windows Update do an integrity (hash) check on all of the files that it downloads? For example, I have a crappy router that drops packets, I am receiving a better router in the mail in ...
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Windows 7: Disable automatic updates & antivirus updates on certain Wifi connection

TL;DR how do I disable automatic background updates when connected to certain WiFi network? Most of the time I'm connected to my home WiFi, so I have both Windows 7 and Avira Antivirus updates ...
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Allow Windows Update with Firewall set to block all outbound [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 and I have blocked outgoing connections with the builtin Windows Advanced Firewall. Windows Update isn't whitelisted by the default outgoing rules list. How do I allow Windows ...
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Windows 7 has lost network conncection

I have got a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 which I always update if available it. The folowing problem occured after the previous update: Windows has lost network connection if the network traffic reach a ...
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How risky is it too offset Windows Update for a few days?

After Patch Tuesday, zero days become public vulnerabilities and can be taken advantage of by the crowd. Therefore it becomes doubly important to patch immediately and the obnoxious automatic Windows ...
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How can I use Windows Firewall to only permit the Windows Update service to make an outbound connection?

I'm trying to tailor my Windows Firewall settings (using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console) to only permit programs that need to access the Internet with an outbound connection to do ...
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Windows Update destroys my internet connection

I'm having major problems with a new Windows update. On the latests update, my internet connection becomes broken in Vista. This is very abstract. The only way that I can fix it is to obviously do a ...
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Does a windows update limit connectivity as a protective measure?

On an initial first install of Windows of any kind happens and you have to install the 92 updates or however many there are. Doesn't windows somehow protect the machine while that happens? (I seem to ...
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How can I determine what is killing my network adapter win7 or vista?

I thought this issue was like another person here, and that downloading the nvidia chipset drivers was the solution. However that is not all that is going on. This machine had Vista 64bit and is now ...
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No internet for 32-bit apps on 64-bit vista

I'm trying to help fix a machine with Vista SP1. After installing this weeks Windows Updates the 32-bit apps on the machine no longer connects to the internet. If I run the 64-bit IE then it works ...