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No USB ports working after Windows 7 update

After running Windows update, none of my USB ports are working. The wired mouse and keyboard won't light up. However, when I do a hard reboot, they both light up, until Windows loads then they are ...
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can't remove windows 7 update files [duplicate]

I'm trying to free-up space on my windows 7 OS drive. I've install all windows updates to-date and the Windows folder has almost doubled in size. I've read some articles on how to remove unneeded ...
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Configuring per-item Windows Updates

There are innumerable reasons why someone would not want Windows to automatically apply any and all updates blindly. Most rational people with a modicum of computer knowledge will opt to set Windows ...
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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 ...
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How to hide updates in Windows Updates without GUI

When you don't want to update a particular windows update one can do that by following steps on windows 7 below: Open Windows Updates Click on View Updates Right click on the item you want to hide ...
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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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How to keep Windows 7 restarting the PC until no `restart requirement` is required?

I cannot get new updates via Windows Update because the OS requires to restart - to finish previous/current installing stuff I guess. The restart requirement is as below snapshot. How can I make my ...
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Why Windows needs restart every time it updates when Linux don't?

Even if a smallest update of one package or security patch makes Windows need another re-start. Why ? If an anti-virus don't need it after patch update, why Windows need it after updating Secutiry ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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! ...
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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 ...
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slsvc service won't start - error code 5

I've Windows Vista SP2. My problem is that Windows Update does not work. I found that slsvc (software licensing service) is disabled on my computer. When I tried to restart it, I got the error ...
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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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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 ...
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Windows Updates for non-Installed Features

I have Office Home 2013 installed without OneNote on Windows 7 64 bit. However, each time Windows checks for updates it checks for OneNote and prompt for installation, and I have to go manually to ...
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Reuse Windows XP updates

Can I use the windows XP updates that are installed on one computer (hard drive) on another? I could put the hard drive in a enclosure and then drag the whole folder over to the new system via the ...
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Windows update wont run windows 7 64 bit

i have a windows 7 machine with service pack 1 installed. I am trying to update Windows. But when i click the "check for updates", nothing happens. I had run chkdsk which returns a clear screen. I ...
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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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Windows Update is running, but not working

I've just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I'm trying to run Windows Update, but it refuses to work. When I attempt to check for updates it gives me the message "Windows cannot currently check ...
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Did a recent Windows Update significantly reduce usable RAM on low-end devices?

I've been running Windows 7 Starter on a HP netbook with the maximum amount of RAM Microsoft allowed netbook manufacturers to have and still be eligible to ship with OEM Windows (2 gigabytes). This ...
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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 ...
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Do Windows 7 Home Premium updates work under Standard User Account?

Do Windows 7 Home Premium updates work under Standard User Account when updates are set to "Install Updates Automatically"? So far I found this: ...
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Does system restore remove Windows updates?

If I make a system restore, it removes programs that I installed recently. But will it do the same for recent updates, or are they permanent?
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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 ...
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Windows Update on Windows 7 Kb2712808 will not install

This update will not install through windows update, with error code 8007065E -windows update encountered an unknown error. I'm an admin on the machine, its Windows 7 Pro, 32bit. Windows update "Get ...
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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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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 ...
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Windows has changed to download and install updates automatically?

I religiously have Windows Update set to: Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them However, this morning after having booted the machine, I have a notification ...
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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 ...
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How can I turn off Windows 7 Update restart reminders if I have Home Premium?

This popup appears after Windows updates have been (partially) installed: It is incessantly annoying and I'd like to prevent it form appearing. There are plenty of articles that recommend disabling ...
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Windows update results in 8024AFFF error

I'm trying to install IE 10 or IE 11 in Windows 7, using Windows Update, but it always fails with an 8024AFFF error. Searching the web, I found many people with the same problem with all sorts of ...
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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 ...
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Windows Updates take too much time to install on new virtual server instances

The time it take for creating a new instance of Windows Server 2008 R2 and applying all the Windows updates (nearly 200 at the time of asking) takes way too long. What other approaches can be used to ...
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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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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 ...
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How to include Office 2003 in Windows Automatic Updates

I've got a few new PC's with Windows 7 to roll-out for our office, but before I complete one and create an image to use for the others, I want to get Office 2003 fully up-to-date. I can't seem to ...
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Can't turn on Microsoft update in Windows 7 x86

I have a Windows 7 x86 virtual machine that hadn't been used for a while, and today I did a full Windows Update on it (including getting IE11). I noticed that I hadn't turned on Microsoft Updates, ...
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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. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Upgrading Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro

I can't seem to find a way to upgrade my laptop Wind 8.1 (64 bits) OS with the Win 8.1 PRO. I do have a key for the new version but when I input it on the windows updater, it tells me that the "This ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Computer Hangs at Startup Screen

I recently updated my win7 HP Pavilion p6000 PC and it sort of hanged halfway while shutting down (part of the updating process) so I used the button to manually turn it off. Now I can't get my PC ...
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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, ...