Integral service in every modern Windows OS that updates the software and OS, including installed components and drivers.

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Windows Update not updating

I've enabled automatic updates but windows cannot update itself automatically, nor updating via Internet Explorer (by visiting http://www.windowsupdate.com/) works. I get this error message in event ...
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How do I limit the CPU share of TrustedInstaller.exe on a Vista system

I'm trying to fix a few low end single core desktops running Vista. In normal use they're fast enough not to be a problem. The issue is that because these machines are only on when being used, ...
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What happens if the schedule for my windows7 update is never met?

It's set to update every day at 3.00 am. What happens if it isn't on a that time? Does ii check for updates the first time it opens after that or does it wait until it's on at 3 am some time in the ...
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Where can I find a list of recent updates from Microsoft?

What I would like to find is a list of all the recent updates, and when they were released. Products such as MS Office, Windows, MSSQL, etc. Only way I know to get a list of updates, is to go to the ...
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Windows Update for auto-complete filename in Explorer

OS: Windows XP SP3 Seems there is a Windows Update improves Explorer interface, adding auto-complete filename feature in open file dialogue, and when press F2 to rename file, the cursor will at ...
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Automatic Windows Defender Updates with Manual Windows/Microsoft Updates

I've got Windows/Microsoft Update on my Windows 7 laptop set to notify me when updates are available but not to do anything automatically. I also have Windows Defender running and it seems to have ...
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How to stop Windows 7 from applying patches on shutdown [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Windows 7, how to Shut Down the computer without the Update? I have my Windows 7 Pro set up to "download patches, but let me choose when to install them". However, ...
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Where are drivers downloaded from windows update stored?

I've got a printer that I periodically have to install on a number of computers... I've lost the driver disk, but the drivers are on windows update. The only problem is that windows update takes ...
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Windows Update: Does Windows record which updates are installed? If so, where?

Particularly interested in Windows XP, but all versions of Windows would be useful (if they differ). EDIT: How does Windows/Windows Update know what to apply and what it has already done? Does it ...
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Is the Realtek network driver on Windows Update fixed yet?

Months ago I was experiencing problems with my networking, and was hoping the updated Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) driver available from Microsoft on ...
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Is it possible to remove all future notifications about an “important Windows update” you do not want to install?

I have an "important" Windows update that I do not want to install. It keeps reminding me and there doesn't seem to be any way (in Windows 7) to remove it from the list of updates. This is a problem ...
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How to permanently disable OS updates in Windows 7?

I'm using Windows 7 to download. And Windows update gets in the way making the download slower. How do I disable it permanently? I tried to find the settings in the msconfig.exe. But can't find it. I ...
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Windows Updates: How to automatically install Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (without user intervention)?

Every so often Windows Update pushes out an updated version of this tool. Unfortunately, each time the user has to agree to the EULA. Is there any way of configuring the Windows Update service to ...
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XP painfully slow to start - Access Connections

I have a mysterious problem with my XP laptop. Since a) installing the latest windows updates and b) using Picasa 3.6 to look through dozens of GB of photos for faces, it now takes ages (first time: ...
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How to uninstall a Windows XP Update

Since foolhardily installing the latest windows updates, my XP laptop now takes 45 minutes to boot up; ThinkVantage no longer reacts and it took 30 mins to connect to the WiFi. According to this, ...
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Windows update slows XP Boot

After installing this week's (2/9/10) Windows Update, XP rebooted a few times before finally stabilizing. Now XP takes about twice as long to boot as it did before the update. I have read that many XP ...
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What's happened to my Windows 7 account?

As we all know, Microsoft released a bundle of updates on Patch Tuesday yesterday. I dutifully told Windows Update to install and I went to bed. This evening, when I finally got back on my computer, ...
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Windows Update when Group Policy Forbids

I am in the administrators group for my local Windows XP machine and I would like to get updates via http://update.microsoft.com/[1]. However, this is prevented via the group policy: Network ...
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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 ...
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I cannot access Windows Update at all

I have been unable to access the Windows update site for a couple of weeks now. I just get a message saying "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" and saying I have connection problems. Same ...
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How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7?

Sometimes when my Win 7 machine has programs that crashed, maybe Firefox, or IE, I would like to shut down the computer without installing any Windows update. That's because I worry that if IE or ...
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Block the forced EU browser selection dialog

If you have missed it, sometime in March 2010, if you live in the EU and happen to like to use Internet Explorer an update will be installed onto your computer from Windows Update that will FORCE you ...
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Windows XP - Security Update for Windows XP (KB923561) (KB946648) (KB956572) (KB958644)

My father's computer has Windows XP, but when I try to install the service packs it always fails. What gives? Here are the errors that I get in the event log: Date: 2/6/2010 Time: 12:02:18 AM ...
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Windows XP restarting repeatedly after a fresh restore

I don't normally deal with Windows but someone wanted me to fix their computer with Windows XP on it. It was just restarting every time it tried to boot. It would not go into safe mode, the result was ...
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Stop the reminder that I have to reboot the computer after installing Windows updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change update restart prompt time in Windows XP How can I stop the reminder that I have to reboot the computer after installing Windows updates in Windows XP Professional ...
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Dell Inspiron 530 won't turn on after (presumed) windows update

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop PC, stock except for some extra RAM I had put in when I bought it. It is running Windows XP Pro. This morning I woke up to find it displaying the "Windows is shutting ...
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Windows 7 Update Pack Download

Is there a "Windows 7 Update Pack" that I can download that contains all the Windows Updates? Since I have a very slow DSL connection at home, I am planning to download it somewhere that has high ...
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How do I stop getting updates for Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and Windows Defender?

I have disabled the service for Windows Defender and I have configured the Action Center to not monitor or notify me about Spyware and Unwanted software protection. Windows Updates however really ...
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How to get all XP service packs, updates, etc. together to avoid future downloads?

I am going through an agonizing re-install, on day three now of Windows Updates, VS Service Packs, etc. It's been tough having to download all this again on a 384kbps ADSL line. Besides the installs ...
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Did a recent WinXP update break CD/DVD read speeds? SP2/SP3

I have two systems with fresh installations of Windows XP Pro SP3 (SP3 slipstreamed into the installer; fully updated after install). One's a refurbished 2.4GHz Pentium4 system; the other is a new ...
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Windows Updates Never Download

I get the same yellow baloon alert every day that tells me updates are available. I click on the baloon, and click the Download button. The window minimizes, and the yellow icon disappears ...
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Windows 7 update failed (language pack update)

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate and tried to install the language pack for chinese simplified from Windows Update and failed for many times. The error code was 8007065B: Windows Update encountered an ...
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Windows Updates - Does Not Install, how can I remove it

Everytime I shutdown my Windows XP, it comes up with the following screen which says Turn Off with Installing Updates (Of course, it also gives me an option as follows, "Click here to turn off ...
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Can delaying the reboot after a Windows XP automatic update installation cause unusual behavior?

I have a clients Windows XP system that occasionally has errors relating to Windows delayed write failures when writing back to the server. This has been occurring intermittently over several months. ...
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Why does Windows Update fail with code 80072F8F?

I installed a Windows 7 Enterprise on a Virtual Machine (Microsoft Virtual Server 2005). The Windows is activated. The first thing I found was this, but I am definitely sure my timezone and time and ...
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What are install* eula* and hash code directories sitting on the root of my drive?

I get these all of the time. I am guessing they are Windows Update, but why they are writing to the root of my secondary hard drive I do not know. The partition is not marked as a system partition. ...
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How can I throttle the bandwidth consumed by Windows Automatic Updates?

We have many Windows XP computers sharing one connection to the internet. These machines are set to download all available automatic updates and then prompt the user to install them. Whenever Patch ...
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“taskkill” command not working anymore

After installing an app, my %PATH% got reset to an empty string. I then re-added C:\WINDOWS\system32 to it. When I run taskkill, I get "This application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was ...
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Vista crashes on Updates

I restarted my system, but apparently it managed to download some updates. So, now when I am trying to load it it tries to install those updates, but fails and reboots my PC every time. This failure ...
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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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Office 2007 in Windows Update when Office 2007 is not installed?

When I updated Windows 7 today, I noticed that it included several updates for Office 2007. However, I only have Office 2003 installed. Are these Office 2007 updates (a) for Office 2003, (b) for ...
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Does a windows update limit connectivity as a protective measure?

On an initial first install of Windows of any kind happens and you have to install the 92 updates or however many there are. Doesn't windows somehow protect the machine while that happens? (I seem to ...
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Disable prompts to Restart after Windows Update on XP Home

All of the users on a single Windows XP Home machine want the 10-minute "you need to restart" dialogs to go away, as this machine is running LONG running jobs that cannot withstand a reboot for ...
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What do these Microsoft Updates do, and why can't they configure correctly?

MB: Biostar M7NCG 400 CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200+ 1.8GHz RAM: 2.5GB (I don't know the speed, but does it really matter?) Display: NVidia GeForce 4 TI 4200, with hardware support for ...
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Windows 7: Don't download updates while connected with cellular internet

I want my Windows 7 to install updates without asking me except while it is connected to the internet with a cellular network. How can I do that?
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How can I determine what is killing my network adapter win7 or vista?

I thought this issue was like another person here, and that downloading the nvidia chipset drivers was the solution. However that is not all that is going on. This machine had Vista 64bit and is now ...
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How to hide updates in Windows Updates?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, and it has 34 Languages as Optional Windows Updates. I probably will install 1 or 2, but I don't think I will learn the other 32 languages in the next few years, so is ...
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Windows Vista Update shows no updates in list

My Windows Update keeps telling me that I have 5 (put your random number here) important updates to install. However, when I click on them, the list that pops up is empty. I can still install the ...
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How to disable the annoying pop-up window after automatic updates are installed on Windows XP

I'm running Windows XP SP3. After automatic updates are installed, there shows up an annoying pop-up window every 10 minutes that tells me whether I want to restart the machine now or later. This ...
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How to make the “yellow Windows Update” icon to show up on Windows XP?

On Windows XP (as a Virtual PC), there is this little yellow shield icon on the task bar, which when you click on, will show the "Windows Update". But sometimes it already has downloaded all the ...