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23 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 ...
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1answer
47 views

Allow Windows Defender to update automatically but not Windows [duplicate]

Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1) I have Windows Update set to check for updates but not install them automatically. I get nearly daily notifications from Windows Update to install Defender updates. Can I ...
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1answer
25 views

Update windows from home basic to pro version

To run hyper-v on my laptop, I need to update my windows from home basic to pro version. Can anyone suggest what is the best way to do so. PS: I do not want to lose my data.I want my laptop to work ...
2
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1answer
33 views

What will I do if my laptop is still updating morning to afternoon?

What will I do if my laptop is still updating? At first it was so fast and then when it reach 5, it stopped and the update is not moving. What will I do? I just click update and restart from my laptop ...
0
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0answers
413 views

Flickering black screen after kb2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update 1) - no OS access - no safe mode - can't system restore

I can't believe I'm going through this again. I recently updated my windows 8.1 with kb2919355 and my PC doesn't boot anymore. I'm getting a black flickering logon screen where it's impossible to ...
0
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2answers
81 views

My laptop goes super slow time to time again for no apparent reason

I have Windows 8.1 OS installed on my HP 6530b Notebook PC. For the past few days, it is behaving in a quite weird manner. It slows down for a while even when there is no user application running on ...
0
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0answers
188 views

Can't do anything in windows 8 store

I got laptop with fresh install of windows 8 and want to update it to 8.1 before i start using it. I installed two updates necessary to see update in store. Now i see update but when i click it, tile ...
0
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0answers
3k views

Overcoming a frozen Windows 8.1 update?

Hope I have found the right place to ask... Plugged in my laptop today and lifted the lid. Computer automatically turned on and said it was doing an update - not sure of the exact message :-/ ...
0
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2answers
323 views

DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
0
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3answers
204 views

Windows 8.1 update stuck on update 16 of 23. Toshiba Z830 doesn't have a hard reset button. What do I do?

My Toshiba Z830 running Windows 8.1 and I tried updating it today by rebooting. It got stuck on update 16 of 23. I couldn't reboot because my off button is assigned to sleep. Holding it in for 10 secs ...
2
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1answer
140 views

Disable updates

The three updates below are always provided as part of Windows Security Updates. I hardly consider them security related or essential. But they are a distraction because I have to check what's ...
0
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1answer
55 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
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1answer
252 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?
3
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2answers
682 views

How to cancel Windows Update?

So once I pressed update in Windows Update, and the progress bar appears and it starts updating. However, it got stuck in "Preparing Update Installation". I cannot press cancel because it says I need ...
0
votes
1answer
451 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
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1answer
52 views

Is there a official way to install all Microsoft updates for Windows 8 offline without WSUS?

I am aware Microsoft publishes ISO images for security updates for a given month i.e. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40718 however the ISO image doesn't account for Windows 8. ...
0
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0answers
22 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
14k views

TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
1
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0answers
2k views

After an automatic update on windows 8.1 pc is doing rolling restarts

I got a notification a few hours ago that windows 8.1 had installed an auto update that required a restart. I decided to delay the restart. Then, as I was doing a video chat session in Lync the Lync ...
0
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2answers
100 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 ...
0
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0answers
194 views

Windows will not recognize my key or update

I found a similar thread with someone saying he couldn't update on Windows 8. I have the same issue here, but it started with Windows 8 not accepting my key after a restart. Now the Windows 8 I used ...
1
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0answers
241 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
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0answers
435 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, ...
0
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0answers
62 views

Update to Windows 8.1 without using Windows Store [duplicate]

I am currently using Windows 8 on my desktop PC. I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1. I heard that Microsoft provides this update through Microsoft Store for free. But in My home I don't have a faster ...
0
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1answer
385 views

Upgrading from Win8 to Win8.1 with a Users directory Symlink

I run 2 drives in my laptop, ssd and hdd. I created a symlink from C:\Users to D:\Users to save space on my SSD. During update to windows 8.1, I am prompted with this message: What can I do to make ...
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1answer
6k views

How can I stop Bing Bar from showing up in Windows Update

How can I stop the Bing Bar from continuing to show up in Windows Update. I have selected "Hide update" on it many times, but it eventually comes back. I do not have the Bing Bar installed on my ...
1
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1answer
2k views

What is the easiest way to upgrade to Windows 8.1 if you cannot do it via the Windows Store?

I have a MSDN Subscription and have installed Windows 8 Professional using my Volume License version of Windows 8. The Windows 8.1 update does not show up in Windows Store. This is a known problem. ...
3
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1answer
421 views

How can I upgrade a clean Windows 8 install to Windows 8.1?

When I clean-installed my Windows 8, hoping to start clean when I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I noticed that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was absent from the Windows Store. It appeared again once I had spent ...
0
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1answer
182 views

How do I uninstall the Sentinel Drivers from windows 8?

I have tried several times to uninstall the sentinel drivers from my Windows 8 machine. It is a Toshiba laptop 64 bit system. Let me know step by step how do I do it, because I have tried other ...
3
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2answers
25k views

Windows 8.1 update not showing

I have Windows 8 Pro activated with kms. when I open windows store, it doesn't show "win8.1 available". clicking on ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade just brings me to windows store main screen slmgr ...
2
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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
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2answers
332 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
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1answer
767 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 ...
0
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1answer
189 views

Win8 gets “bios has been reset” on every startup

recently i have had a periodically online windows update and since then I have been geeting this message on almost each startup. what should I do?
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3answers
21k views

My Windows 8 desktop is stuck on updating

My HP Windows 8 desktop has been stuck on updates for hours and I don't know what to do. It's been displaying the message, "Updating 11 of 11..." For hours but can't seem to complete the operation. ...
0
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1answer
112 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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1answer
484 views

Windows Update not working in the Windows 8 Add Printer dialog

I am trying to add a legacy LPT EPSON printer to my Windows 8 system, but it isn't listed in the base list in the Add Printer dialog (the one which opens when I choose to add the printer manually). ...
2
votes
3answers
987 views

Windows 8 wont boot after restart

I have a regular problem with the Windows 8 install on my Dell XPS 16. A fresh install of Windows 8 works fine without issue, but (and its happened 4 times now) after either a windows update (which I ...
12
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2answers
12k views

Windows won't install updates (Security Update for Microsoft Office 2013)

Today [Patch Tuesday] I installed the new Windows Updates available for Windows 8. I think there were 14 Updates altogether. All except 3 updates were installed. When i try to install the last 3 ...
2
votes
1answer
236 views

Custom Windows Configuration Batch File

I'd like to configure myself a one-click configuration windows script. However, I really don't know where to search for the lines to edit in the registry. I've found some things (such as UAC ...
0
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1answer
61 views

Notebook wants to reboot constantly

I'm having some trouble with my Asus S56CA Ultrabook. When I boot it up, in the login screen it has a message in the bottom right corner saying my computer will restart today to finish installing some ...
0
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0answers
70 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
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1answer
112 views

How to configure Windows 8 me to ask when I want update to be run?

Maybe it is Murphy's law that whenever I need to shutdown my laptop and leave as soon as possible (to catch a bus or something:) ) Windows always starts updating and it takes ages. It is very annoying ...
0
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0answers
103 views

Music / Video slows down when execute msconfig.exe / starts windows update and conservation in Windows 8

At start msconfig takes over all CPU, music / films stops and sound is cracking. When msconfig is open, CPU usage is normal. Music / Films slows down also and cracks when conservation starts and ...
1
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0answers
114 views

How to resolve a hung up msdt.exe (Microsoft Windows Update Troubleshooter)?

I am having an issue where Windows 8 will not apply updates and says an error occurred when installing an update. To resolve it it recommended running the troubleshooter tool, which it then does. ...
1
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1answer
777 views

Windows 8.1 Clean Install vs Windows Update Benefits? [closed]

Is there any benefit to doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 versus doing the platform upgrade from windows update, such as better performance, etc?
0
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1answer
660 views

Can't install Microsoft Office 2013 update

I had installed Office 2013 on May 4, and an update appeared for it in Windows Update May 5. I tried to install it, but when windows update got to office 2013 update, it stops giving me an error ...
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1answer
128 views

Windows update stops working after upgrade to Pro

I have a Samsung 7 Gamer laptop that comes with Windows 8 installed. I have an MSDN subscription and I wanted to install Windows 8 Pro. I have tried both adding the Pro code into the pre-installed ...
4
votes
1answer
250 views

How to run all Windows Updates in one go without human intervention

I'm sure folks have experienced this. You reinstall Windows and then you have continuous cycles of update => reboots => login => update => reboots => login ... just to come to the "latest version". I ...
0
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0answers
112 views

Applied a Windows Update and now my machine won't boot

So I run Windows 8 in a VMWare VM. Today I got that lovely "your computer will reboot in 15 minutes to install important updates". So, I rebooted it. It did all the "applying update" magic and then ...