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Windows 10 Update messed up my computer

I was running Windows 7, then I got this popup asking me if I wanted to install Windows 10 now or later. I selected later. Then I had to select a date and time for the installation to happen. I ...
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Uninstall Windows 10 Update-1511

How do you uninstall Windows 10 Update 1511? After updating Windows 10 to the 1511 update today, none of our users can print labels to our Zebra S4M label printer (S4M00-2001-0100T). This is urgent ...
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Windows 10 Not Utilizing Update-Sharing for 1511

I have several workstations on a Windows domain set to share Windows 10 updates in hopes that each workstation doesn't have to wastefully download its updates directly from Microsoft: This seems ...
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Windows 10 update failure with MS Office 2010 issue

I have a Windows 10 upgrade that is behaving abnormally when it does automatic updates. This is also causing me an issue with installing Office 2010. I have several automatic updates that are ...
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Reduce boot time for windows update on server

I have a server at home which runs Windows server 2008 R2. (I suppose this would work for any OS version. You do not have to keep this in mind while answering.) I seldomly install windows updates on ...
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Copy msu/cab files to Windows directories without installing

I have all the Windows 7 updates as msu or cab files. I can install them using dism /online /addpackage, but I don't want to do that. I want to install updates from Windows Update but I want to use ...
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Windows 10 Updater doesn't work (0x80080005) and Windows updater service won't start (0x80070002)

I'm at my wits end with this issue... I heard the news of a big Win10 update hitting soon and I wanted to check if I had it already. To my surprise, my system last update was the 6th of October... ...
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Why is Microsoft.Update.Session so slow? Can I make it faster?

I'm running this script script (as discussed here): $Session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session $Searcher = $Session.CreateUpdateSearcher() $Searcher.Search("IsInstalled=1").Updates | ...
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Windows 10: Configure Windows Update to search updates BUT ask before downloading/installing

My Windows 7 SP1 includes an option inside the Windows Update configuration to search for updates, but allow me to select if I want to download and/or install them. I have not been able to locate ...
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“Find my Device” not available in Update and Security Settings

I just upgraded to the big November Update of Windows 10 which brought in new features. But I didn't have one feature - "Find my device" in the update and security settings. Is it region specific? Or ...
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Clean Windows 7 OEM on FAST computer forever stuck searching for updates [duplicate]

I'm at a client's place reinstalling Windows 7 SP1 Pro OEM (DVD build date June 15th, 2015) on a fast (quad core/SSD/8GB of RAM) PC. Twice I've installed Windows 7 and it endlessly keeps searching for ...
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Windows 10 update stuck on endless “Retry”

I am trying to install the latest Windows update Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 ... and I am stuck in an endless Retry loop. Every time it tries to install this update, it ...
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Icon for Chrome missing after updating Windows-10 to November Update 1511

After updating Windows-10 to November Update 1511, icon for Chrome is missing as in the screenshot, also Chrome and Firefox icons show gray background instead of theme color. Chrome icon shows when ...
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How to complete the install of KB3105213 - still requires restart after reboot

KB3105213 for Windows 10 came out a few days ago. There have been a number of reports of it failing to install, but in my case it doesn't fail during the install, rather it - and KB3103688, as you ...
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How do I prevent programs from restarting after forced reboot?

I can live with the computer rebooting after windows updates are installed. But after it restarts, if I forgot to log out the night before, it tries to restart all of my programs. For one thing, few ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 errors with 0x8024200D

I have seen a few people with this problem on forums, but nobody seems to have a solution yet. Windows says I should restart because I have an update pending (this is 10586). During restart there is ...
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Windows 10 November Major update downloading whole windows again?

I currently have Windows 10.0.10240 i am trying to update to latest build which was released on 12th of november Build 10586 The update is now stopped due to insufficient space in C Drive and asking ...
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Windows 10 update 1511 failed and no longer offered

Yesterday Windows Update offered the Windows 10 1511 update. Immediately after downloading was complete, it showed a message that the update failed, along with a Retry button. Pressing the Retry ...
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Cannot log into windows 7 following update

I have exactly the same problem as Cannot enter password and login - Windows 7 Professional, which is that I am trying to login to my computer after the update from windows and upon clicking my login ...
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How to make Windows get updates, reboot _and_ shutdown?

When using Windows' "install updates and shut down", the next boot (usually in the morning when one actually wants to start working) is rather tedious due to unfinished business. The alternative is ...
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Updating Windows Patches on a bootable USB [duplicate]

I used WinToFlash to clone a Windows CD to a USB to make it bootable. Is there a way I can push Windows Updates to the USB so WU does not take as long to run?
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Updating to latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build does nothing, it restarts as normal

For the past two insider previews I've had to burn the ISO to a disk, and clean install to get it to install, otherwise it just boots up normally after the windows update 'restart' is pressed, or when ...
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How do I change time format in Windows 10 Windows Update scheduler?

My Date & time format are set correctly as far as I can surmise, I live in Finland, but prefer English as my OS language, yet, parts of Windows 10 UI seem to follow the 10PM/AM style instead of ...
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What Firewall Rule(s) Will Allow Windows Update and ONLY Windows Update To Work

What Firewall Rules Will Allow Windows Update and ONLY Windows Update to Work For Windows 8.1? If that is not possible please provide the minimum rules necessary and the names of the additional ...
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Can I move $Windows.~BT to another volume?

I'm running windows 7 (x64) on a 90GB SSD for C:\ drive. Consequently I'm constantly running out of space. I've already moved user documents, pictures etc. to another volume using junction links, but ...
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“Failed to Configure” restart loop with Windows 7 Updates

In an attempt to repair an old Dell Inspiron laptop that was previously repaired (sent to a repairman and clean installed), I am stuck at this issue. Since that last repair, the laptop still has ...
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Windows 7 will not install any updates without downloading Windows 10 [duplicate]

I do not want Windows 10 - I want to stay with Windows 7. Every time I go to install updates, it automatically starts downloading Windows 10 first. I have removed KB3035583 already. I have also ...
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Will upgrading to windows 10 from 8.1 remove the existing virus and malware..? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 and I believe that it's been infected. I wanted to format it but I haven't backed up the files . will upgrading to windows 10 remove the virus ? Or is there any other way I can ...
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Multiple Computers on Multiple Networks Crashing because of Unknown Win Issue

I am part of team of people who are experiencing a weird issue that we cannot seem to pin point the root cause of; So far the only commonality between the computers seems to be Windows 7 and LabTech ...
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Blue screen after Windows 8.1 update

I have a problem where every few days Windows 8.1 tries to update and it starts the update, gets to 30% and then restarts as normal. However after restart I get a blue screen of death, and the ...
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How do I fix the errors listed in this CheckSUR.log file?

I'm trying to update my Windows 7 machine using Windows Updates but I'm continually getting error 800B0100 (similar to whats reported here, here, and here). After taking several steps mentioned in ...
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Windows 10 Insider version updates not installing

I have been running Windows 10 since the initial preview version with minimal problems. However, the last two Insider builds (10565 and the previous version) will not install. The build shows up in ...
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ESET Smart Security is showing updates to Windows 10 that are missing in Windows Update

I have installed a trial version of ESET Smart Security 9. It has a notification when there are new updates to Windows available. And currently it shows me 10 updates (interface is in Polish): ...
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How to install security updates after “Upgrade to Windows 10” hijacks Windows Update? [duplicate]

Patch Tuesday was yesterday. My Windows 7 machine took about 10 or 15 security updates. I attempted to install the updates on my mother's Windows 7 machine, but it appears GWX.exe has returned. The ...
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Can Windows 10 do an Update and Shutdown? [duplicate]

After my Windows 10 system gets an update I can clearly see the 'Update and Restart' option, but what happened to 'Update and Shutdown'?
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Rebooting twice after an update

When I first started learning about computers I was taught that after any updates I should always restart twice, but was never offered an explanation and I never thought to ask why. Years on I still ...
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Searching for updates takes ages on freshly installed Windows 7 Pro

The title says it all. Since a few months, on every Windows 7 workstation I reinstall, the first check for updates takes several hours, during which there is no disk nor network activity but an ...
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How to disable a single update in windows update (Win10)

I have to disable A SINGLE update in windows 10, which is my video card, every freaking time it updates it i'll have BLUE SCREEN: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER, because the driver avaiable for windows ...
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How to disable automatic updates in Windows 10? [duplicate]

How can I disable automatic updates in Windows 10? I would prefer to install updates as and when I choose. This was an option in Windows 7 but looks to be missing in Windows 10. Needless to say ...
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What's with Windows Firewall warning me about wuapihost and prompting about access?

I'm running Win 10 on a little HP Stream 7 tablet and after waking it from a sleep of a whole day got a strange warning from Windows Firewall. It was telling me 'wuapihost.exe' was trying to access ...
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Prevent from installation of unwanted upgrade updates in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7: I twice uninstalled Update for Miscrosoft Windows KB3035583, but it was repeatedly installed, although it has been marked "Hide update". Additionally, settings for install updates was set ...
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Can't install Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3093266)

Every time I restart it fails to install. I tried changing the registry keys under profile list to my C: drive instead of %systemdrive% as mentioned here. Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Failing (On ...
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windows 7 does not update

Today I clean-installed windows-7 64bit. Everything is fine, but Windows Update does not run well. It told me that update for Windows Update should be installed first. So I pressed Install update but ...
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Windows Update secretly installed Windows Store app

This folder, filled with 25 .3mf files, showed up suddenly and without my consent: According to file/folder properties, the folder and its files were created on 16 September 2015: The file ...
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Windows update never finishes checking for updates on Windows 7

I have 2 Dell Optiplex GX620 PCs. Both have Windows 7 Home Premium. When checking for updates, both systems needed the update service updated before showing check for updates button. Once that was ...
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Stop IE from automatically updating

In my work, due to the fact I need to maintain older equipment, I need to keep IE8 and Java 1.6 (Java 6), I use Firefox or Chrome for everything other than older equipment, and this has never been a ...
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svchost.exe (netsvcs) high memory usage

OS: Windows 8 x64 (with all important updates installed) Symptom: On occasion or when Windows Update window is opened, svchost.exe (netsvcs) memory usage would soar to as high as ~2GB. An answer to ...
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Can I configure when Windows 10 updates itself and check the size of new updates?

I feel like I have little control about how Windows updates itself. I can't decide when it will download new updates, and I can't even check how big they are. My DSL connection is not super-fast and ...
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Windows 7 sp1 stuck checking for updates [duplicate]

I am asking here because I have tried everything I can and it wont fix. I restored to different restore points, returned to factory three times, and ran the auto fix utilities. It updated Saturday ...
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Why does Windows Update install new languages?

I just wanted to update my Windows (because I like my software to be up-to-date), and now Windows Update is downloading tons of language packs that I never asked for. Why is Windows Update doing ...