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Windows 8.1 update keeps failing

I know this has been covered a little in previous questions, but I still can't pinpoint what is wrong or what is preventing the 8.1 update. First time on the forum, so please correct me if I'm in the ...
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1answer
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How to get Windows Update to also update installed MS programs and not only the operating system?

I have installed Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on my Windows 7 system. How can I set Windows Update to update these applications (and all installed Microsoft programs) as well as ...
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What prevents attacks from coming in through Windows Update?

If a user sets their Windows 8/7 computer to automatically accept and install updates from Windows Update, what prevents this from being a vector of viruses? Is setting user's computers to ...
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1answer
118 views

How to update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?

I don't think Windows 8.1 has Microsoft Update that can be used to update Office 2010. Can I update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?
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1answer
41 views

Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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2answers
109 views

Windows Updates can be critical or recommended, but why?

I just wanted to know the difference is between Windows Updates being 'Critical' and 'Recommended'. And also what factors go into deciding this?
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2answers
287 views

should you install specific drivers from your motherboard / video card manufacturer, or let Windows do the job? [duplicate]

I have a computer which is working fine after a windows re-install. However, I did not install any drivers at all, they seem to have been installed via Windows Update. Back then, I remember I had to ...
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2answers
93 views

Why do some Operating systems require reboots for certain tasks? [duplicate]

Windows always requires a reboot after updates or big programs are installed. Linux generally does not require reboots but occasionally does. It seems to me that the OS should be able to ...
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5answers
14k views

Repeating important updates for Microsoft Office 2007

Today I've started important updates for Windows Vista on laptop. Those updates include updates for other programs from Microsoft Update including Microsoft Office 2007 suit. All important updates ...
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0answers
38 views

Troubleshooting failed updates on Vista

It's been a while since I've seen a Vista machine in the field, and I am now reminded of all the reasons why everybody hated this OS. I have about 30 failed updates with error codes ranging from ...
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6answers
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svchost.exe Hogging CPU on Fresh XP Install

I got an ISO of Windows XP Professional with SP3 integrated from dreamspark. I burned it onto a DVD, and installed onto an old computer of mine. The first thing I did after installation was install ...
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1answer
91 views

Do I need Microsoft.net Framework updates? [closed]

Do I need Microsoft.net Framework updates? Due to using an Ipad, I am not on my laptop very often, but I like to install the correct updates when I do. I just it use mainly for the internet and Word. ...
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0answers
55 views

Windows Update history contradicting itself

I was just working on a Thinkpad with Windows 7 and in the homepage of Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update it showed Most recent check for updates: Never Updates were installed: ...
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2answers
98 views

How to stop Windows update popups? [duplicate]

I'm working on the project on my Windows 7 and have 20 browser tabs and 10 other windows open and right when I'm in the middle of typing this &#^$ pops up: and if I click away it goes away for ...
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2answers
3k views

Is it possible to pause window updates download?

I'm on a slow dial-up connection, and my window-8 is downloading some critical updates. The connection keeps disconnection, so I was thinking if it was possible to pause the updates download ?
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2answers
187 views

Windows Automatic Update Installer

Is there a way to have a program install windows updates and then reboot and install and reboot automatically all night long? It would shave a lot of time off my hands. All versions of Windows.
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1answer
3k views

deploying Java with SCCM / SCUP

We have a network of about 250 PC's which I want to deploy the java updates to. As distribution software we are using SCCM 2012 / SCUP 2011. Note: I need to deploy both the x86 and the x64 version. ...
2
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2answers
875 views

What to do if Windows Update constantly fails without error code?

What can I do to get my Windows XP (currently SP2) up to date when my Windows Update constantly fails without error code? (Just telling me the updates haven't been installed.) It doesn't matter if I ...
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3answers
365 views

Will I be able to update Windows 8 Release Preview from Dreamspark to the final released version?

I know that the developer and consumer previews can't be upgraded to the final release version of Windows 8, but I was under the impression that the release preview is the same as the RTM version. My ...
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3answers
779 views

Windows 7 keeping updating and does not shutdown

It's been four days now, every time that I try to shutdown my computer, Windows tries to install updates, no problem with that, but the "updating" screen remains for more than 8 hours. This started ...
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2answers
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Windows update error code : 80244004

I am using Windows 7 and ESET SMART SECURITY 5 . Today I wanted to update my computer using Windows Update but it does give me error : Error(s) found: Code 80244004 ...
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1answer
92 views

Where can I see the most recent updated time and the other things list in windows 7?

Where can I see the most recent updated time and the other things list in windows 7 and is there any way to reverse it back once after updating the OS?
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3answers
175 views

How do we apply the latest Windows Update?

I've just reformatted my computer and I was running Windows Update, but after installing the updates and restarting, I have more updates again, and even after those updates, I have more updates yet ...
2
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1answer
61 views

How can I find out the version of a driver in the Windows Update dialog?

I find it annoying that in the Windows Update dialog, when there is a driver listed as available, you can't get more details other than a generic name for the driver. In the right-hand panel, there is ...
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3answers
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Windows Update website redirecting newly built Windows XP SP3 computers to KB article page (KB2497281)

We built and captured a sysprepped image of a computer that we had installed Windows XP on using the Windows XP SP3 media and have been using it for months without issue. Suddenly, some time this ...
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2answers
224 views

Windows: is there anyway I can search through the updates I've just had have?

After I've had installed Windows update, is there anyway I can search through these updates? Example, I would like to filter "security" updates in this list:
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2answers
259 views

Computer temporarily unresponsive at start-up after June Windows Update

I've noticed that since I installed the monthly Windows XP Updates on Tue 14 June 2011, my PC is temporarily unresponsive on start-up, say for a minute or two. Afterwards, the problem goes away ...
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1answer
37 views

Feed / log / page of Windows and OSX Updates

Just wondering if anyone knows of a page / xml feed or something which I can monitor so I can quickly see if any new updates have been released for Windows/OSX. So instead of running Windows/Software ...
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3answers
506 views

Why are Windows updates slow and Mac OSX updates relatively fast?

I've been wondering about this for some time: What is the technical reason behind operating system updates on Windows (XP ... Win7) typically taking much longer to install than updates on Mac OSX? ...
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4answers
3k views

Update MS Windows XP via batch script

Is it possible to update WXP using a batch script? Basically, I would like to run a batch script, which installs all important updates in the background accepting any dialog boxes which need user ...
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2answers
424 views

HP Recovery Not Working after rebooting for updates?

I own a HP Pavilion DV6000 and I'm running Windows Vista on it. I updated Windows after update I rebooted the laptop. After that It was not at all booting. Even I tried to boot from recovery disk, it ...
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2answers
14k views

TrustedInstaller.exe is eating all CPU; 100%

I have bought an ASUS ux50v for my wife (so pleeeeeaaaase help!), it has a single core cpu and Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I have updated it's os (made a mistake?) and now this ...
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3answers
895 views

windows 7: Can I make it automatically download updates during one period and install them in another?

When Windows 7 is configured to automatically update at a certain time (say Friday 5pm), is that also when it tries to download updates, or does it pull in the updates throughout the week, and only ...
2
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1answer
330 views

Problem in installing two new updates in Windows 7 x64?

I have Windows 7 64-bit build 7600. Today it notified me that there are two new updates for Windows 7. Two new Windows 7 updates: I pressed Install Updates. The updates installed successfully, but ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 won't update

My problem is that Windows 7 won't update - legal MSDN copy. It says: "the update service is not started", and if I start it, it immediately shuts itself down. In the event viewer is nothing ...
2
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2answers
615 views

Windows Updates settings issue?

it's my first post here, don't wanna make it long, but I got a problem with my 'Windows Update' it won't show its setting's options. It only shows these settings: Important Updates, Recommended ...