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Cannot find Windows Update 2952664 in Windows 7

Recently I asked a question- Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful? In it they said about an update 2952664. But I can't find such an update in my Windows update. Why ...
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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 ...
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Delay windows update prompt indefinitely

I have Windows 7 pro and too often I get the prompt to update Windows and restart. As I do not want to shutdown and restart my PC too often, I would like to be able to "kill the prompt". The problem ...
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Batch file: how to check if Windows 8.1 update is installed [duplicate]

Now that Windows 8.1 Update (a.k.a. KB2919355) is out, and the Windows 8.1 Update is mandatory to get security updates: How can you check if Windows 8.1 Update is installed from within a batch file? ...
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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 ...
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Cannot install Windows 8.1 Update Kb2919355. Windows Update Error 80073712

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64. On April 9th, I was offered two updates from Microsoft. Usually, updates install automatically through Windows update but the following two updates, I noticed today (April ...
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List last Windows Update - vbscript

Im trying to write a script that reads a list of servers from a text file and outputs the last time a Windows Update was applied. Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set file = ...
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How to create a Windows installation media with all the latest updates included

I would like to create a Windows installation media with all the latest updates included; I believe it's called to "slipstream" the updates. How should I do this? I would like to create a new ...
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Windows Update folder crashes Windows Explorer when I click it

I have a problem with my pc. Every time I go to control panel and click Windows Update, a window appears and says: Windows Explorer has stopped working, restarting Windows Explorer. I don't know ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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When WinXP support ends on 2014-04-08 will MS continue to make security updates for Premier customers? Will those the update be available to others?

Microsoft is wrapping up extended support for Windows XP next month (2014-04-08), which officially means the end up security updates. But this answer to an old question implies that some heavy-hitting ...
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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 :-/ ...
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Will Windows Update still work for existing patches for XP systems after next month?

As you likely know, official support for Windows XP ends next month. I have a question about the exact implications of this. I know that no new patches will be created after the April 8 end of life ...
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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 ...
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Skip language packs in Windows Update [duplicate]

Windows Update has 31 optional language packs in the Windows 7 Professional updates. They are unchecked and will not be installed. It is a bit annoying that there is a large list of updates totalling ...
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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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Black screen and blinking cursor in left corner after Windows update on Lenovo laptop

I have a Lenovo g570 laptop. After an auto-update got the IRQ less equal message, the computer won't start. It shows a black screen and a blinking cursor in the left corner. The F2 key won't work. How ...
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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 ...