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23 views

Windows 8 constantly reverting changes (flash uninstalled)

I uninstalled flash when I restored my machine. I also uninstalled IE from the system list. Now in Windows update there is an update for flash, and I believe the OS is trying to install it on every ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Cannot Install Updates Windows 8.1 Error 80070490

When I attempt to install updates I recieve the error code 80070490. I ran the command SFC /SCANNOW, which returned "Found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them.." I also ran Dism /Online ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Windows update failing with error 80244007 “could not search for new updates”

Windows 8.1 suddenly reported from the notification area that it hasn't been able to run updates for over a while now. The metro-style update app doesn't tell me much about why the updates are ...
0
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1answer
31 views

Why is wuauctl overloading my Win XP and how to stop it?

Today I just opened my old laptop with Win XP (I use it every day, I don't shut it down nor hybernate, just close the lid in the evening and open in the morning) connected to Internet and it started ...
0
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1answer
62 views

Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
19
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4answers
3k views

Fake windows update

I heard that hackers can make you download their malicious software by telling you that they are an update of the operating system through Windows Update. Is it true? If yes, how can I protect myself? ...
1
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2answers
115 views

How to get a ISO with all the Windows Server 2008 r2 updates?

Server already have Windows Server 2008 r2 installed, but instead of checking for windows updates, that takes a long time, I would like to know if there is a way to download a ISO image with all the ...
1
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1answer
171 views

Windows updates failure configuring updates

I recently got a new computer and when i try to install the updates i get the following error "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" this issue is really annoying because i can ...
0
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0answers
40 views

Windows 8.1 update error 8009001D

I cant install windows updates, it reports error 8009001D. I've tried to disable all windows services (expect Microsoft's), but still cannot install any updates. Does anyone know what this error ...
0
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1answer
37 views

How to install LDR version of Microsoft Windows Update

I need a sos.dll version 4.0.30319.544 and as far as I have found the only way to get one - replay the installation process of .Net framework from the beginning. I have a brand new VM with .Net ...
0
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0answers
30 views

PostgreSQL service password is reset after each Windows update

Daminion Server (the server based photo management software) installation insludes the PostgreSQL installation. All is Ok after installing the both Daminion and PostgreSQL services. However after ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Get rid of updates for Microsoft Chinese IME after it's uninstalled

I've installed and then uninstalled Chinese input language in Windows 8. But I still continue to receive every update for Chinese IME (it happens rather frequently). How can I get rid of these ...
0
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0answers
126 views

Unable to update to Win8.1u1

I am currently on windows 8.1 (build 9600 if it matters) and when i try to download updates using the "windows update", After selecting packages it gets stuck on downloading updates in both the ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

Windows Update error 80070003

I am getting this error while running Windows Update for following updates Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB2752087) 32-Bit Edition I have already tried solution at Microsoft Config: ...
0
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0answers
314 views

How to fix windows update errors 80244018?

I am unable to install updates. I can download them without problems, But it always fails while installing them. Very few packages get randomly installed successfully. I thought it was my machine , ...
43
votes
4answers
2k views

Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

How can I prevent Windows Update using my removable hard drive for its temporary files? [duplicate]

I use a removable hard drive to carry important files between home and work, with both PCs being Windows 7 based. If Windows Update starts an update on my system it often uses the removable drive for ...
3
votes
1answer
53 views

Why did Microsoft chose Tuesday for patching security holes? [closed]

I was wondering why did Microsoft chose Tuesday for patching security holes in Windows? Why not any other day? Or why not just release the patch as soon as it is fixed to protect users? Is there any ...
1
vote
1answer
137 views

Prevent a windows update from ever installing

I have downgraded my Skype from version 6.14 to 5.8 but windows keeps trying to run the upgrade back to 6.11 (a version that doest even work...). So I usually can keep 5.8 for a few days and suddenly ...
0
votes
1answer
65 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

How to save Windows 8 update files

Currently I am downloading Windows updates and it is using 2Gb internet. Is there way if I can save it and use it to my other computers? I don't really want to download 10 times. Thanks for the help! ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

When Windows XP will run the updater?

I have installed a VM with Windows XP Professional. Everything works right, I'm just waiting the system to automatically run the Windows Updater, to get the SP 3 and all that stuff. In the Control ...
1
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2answers
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

Windows Update service missing

Hello this is very strange. Some of our customers fail to install IE10 and I found out it is because the Windows Update service is not there at all (in services.msc). Microsoft fix-it for Windows ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Install of Update for KB2862330 fails with error 800B0100

I'm working on a Windows 7 Home Premium system (64-bit) with Service Pack 1 installed. Windows update is trying to install an update for KB2862330, but it's failing with error 800B0100. What's the ...
1
vote
1answer
316 views

Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Windows 7 update issues

I have updated Windows 7 for important updates. I rebooted to finish installing them. Nothing but black screen shows. F8 doesn't seem to work. During this the caps locks indicator flashes on and off ...
0
votes
1answer
626 views

Windows 8 update error

When trying to update my computer to Windows 8.1 I get a message saying it couldn't update, so it restored the previous version and it gave this code 0x800706BA - 0x20003. I am very computer ...
0
votes
2answers
302 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?
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Windows XP Home SP3 Windows Update won't run, hangs at “Checking for the latest updates for your computer…”

I have an MSI Wind U100 Netbook that I reset back to factory defaults, and I'm trying to run Windows Update. It's a completely fresh image, not a single thing was done to it besides filling out ...
0
votes
1answer
980 views

Problems That Could Arise From Using “Pirated” Windows (any version) Mounted/Burned, Gotten From Bittorrents? [closed]

Not to say that I would do such a thing, but let's say someone decided to use bittorrents to download a free copy of Windows operating system (any one of them at all). What are, if any, some common ...
0
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2answers
103 views

Windows Update - hide unneeded updates

Imagine a situation - one installs Visual Studio 2012, uses it, installs all needed updates (the updates for other Microsoft products active in Windows Update) and so on. Then here comes Visual ...
1
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0answers
251 views

How to check what was installed by Windows Automatic Maintenance?

Windows Automatic Maintenance (on windows 8.1) just finished and during about 2 hours it consumed 6GB of disc space (which is very valuable as I have 128GB SSD only). How can I check what it installed ...
0
votes
0answers
472 views

Problems updating to Windows 8.1

Yesterday I attempted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. My brother downloaded it on his computer the day before and I got it from the Windows store. It downloaded and prompted me to restart, ...
2
votes
1answer
136 views

Why does Windows KB hotfixes contain 2 different versions of the same file?

why does Windows KB hotfixes contain 2 different versions of the same file? Take for example the kernel file in this update: +++ MS13-017 +++ |--[NTOSKRNL.EXE 6.1.7600.17207 (x86/x86) ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Is it possible to update from Windows 8 Enterprise to version 8.1 without having to reinstall the OS?

Today we are told that the 8.1 update, (a version which allows you to keep apps, settings, and files), is officially being rolled out worldwide. No longer will you have to do a clean OS install, to go ...
10
votes
2answers
346 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
927 views

Manufacturer or Windows Update Drivers?

I installed fresh copy of Windows 8.1 last night and installed latest display drivers for my ATI card. When checking for Windows updates as an optional update i saw there's ATI's display driver and ...
2
votes
2answers
101 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

windows 8 update folders not hidden

some strange folders are being create in c:. Each of these folders contains an "amd64" folder. These supposed to be windows update stuff, but are created visible. What could be happening ?
1
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0answers
42 views

Windows 8.1 - windows update doesn't work with outbound connections that don't match a rule, blocked [duplicate]

I would like to ask for some support. I've installed windows 8.1 just to check it a bit. Within windows firewall i wanted to block all outbound connections which do not match a rule but windows update ...
0
votes
0answers
223 views

Is there a list of Windows Time Zone changes with Version details?

The Microsoft Windows time zone database changes periodically, and Microsoft pushes out changes via Windows Updates. These changes are also announced on the Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8

My PC is running a bit slow lately, and I want to format it. I have a Windows 8 upgrade disc (upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 8). I've seen here : How can I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and ...
0
votes
1answer
490 views

Laptop not starting up after windows update

My laptop freezes on a black screen, i.e., the screen turns off but doesn't come back on after installing new Windows update, Windows 7 SP1 is what I think is causing it. I've run the Windows start ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

How do you open a .msu file?

How does one open an ".msu" file? I'm trying to install PowerShell 2.0 on Windows XP SP3. I read that you can use something called wusa.exe or a packet manager program?
-1
votes
1answer
390 views

How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

Windows 7 x64 “upgrade” repair fails (also Windows Update error 800B0001)

Update: The original issue that spawned this question has been fixed, so this is now moot. I was unable to use Windows Update, as it'd throw error 800B0001 when I tried to use it, and would also ask ...
1
vote
1answer
8k views

Windows 8 update - Google chrome in full screen mode

Last night Windows 8 has updated my machine and now when I open my browser (Google Chrome) it opens in "Full screen mode", like before certain Windows apps would do. Now e.g. I don't see my taskbar ...
0
votes
3answers
181 views

Mass updating/install on Windows [closed]

I currently use LogMeIn to remotely manage a bunch of computers around the country. However, I am curious as if there is a way to make updating on them automatic and install and make system changes on ...
2
votes
1answer
147 views

How do I disable the automatic restoring of open software after an update in Windows?

When Windows updates overnight on my work machine the next time I login it loads all the apps I had open before the update. I usually have a fair amount of apps open so it takes several minutes to ...