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

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How to cancel updates in Windows 10?

So windows 10 has this annoying habit of downloading updates over WiFi connections not marked as metered connections. I have to connect to a limited WiFi hotspot, and by the time I set the connection ...
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Windows 10 update Error code 80070002

I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10. Since I don't get my notification and don't see any updates on Windows Update I'm trying to force the upgrade. I read on reddit that you can ...
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Windows Update not working under XP Pro SP3

Since last 2 weeks Windows Update is not working at all. No "Updates are available" messages. When I run Microsoft Update, it opens IE 8. Doesn't matter if I select Express or Custom, it is stuck for ...
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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 do disable irrelevant or unwanted windows updates?

Windows keeps requesting to install the same updates that I have told it 'no' to several times, and it asks every time I turn my computer on. How do I tell it 'Absolutely not. Never. No. Stop ...
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Prevent Windows 10 nag updates from being installed on Windows 7

During their Windows 10 blitz, some blockhead at Microsoft thought it would be a great idea to push out "nag" marketing messages to Windows 7 users, under the guise of Windows Updates. To make ...
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Will the mandatory update policy in windows 10 bring security issues?

Disclaimer: This question originated the following one: Can the mandatory update policy in windows 10 generate momentum/oportunity risk?; With the purpose to divide one broad question in two specific ...
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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. ...
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Windows update and restart

Is there a way to let Windows auto download and install updates, and reboot without asking after? When installing Windows 7 without a SP1 installation it takes ages, and even longer if you don't have ...
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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 Update has updates for programs I don't have

I just installed Microsoft Visio 2013. This is the only program I have that's part of Office 2013. After I restarted, Windows Update suddenly popped up with 23 new updates, all related to Office 2013, ...
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deploying Java with SCCM / SCUP

We have a network of about 250 PC's which I want to deploy the java updates to. As distribution software we are using SCCM 2012 / SCUP 2011. Note: I need to deploy both the x86 and the x64 version. ...
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Do i have to keep my laptop on while downloading Windows 10 Update, can i continue later from when i stopped

I Already Reserved windows 10, and the automatic download failed after 84%. This i faced Thrice, so now i don't want to leave my laptop on overnight. Do i have to restart the update download (provided ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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Windows 7 will not update

I have just received my brand new computer, and have just installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with the necessary drivers, and all. Now I want to run Windows update, but it fails saying that the service is ...
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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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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 ...
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Can I put Windows update uninstall folders on a different drive?

I have to a VM set up with Windows XP, the C: drive is 15 Gb and is running out of space, a lot of space is taken up by the $NtUninstall folders in C:\Windows, eg $NtUninstallKB960225$ Somewhat ...
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Windows 10 is about to install - Any way to stop it? [duplicate]

I've been avoiding the Windows 10 Upgrade to my Windows 7 install, but after a reboot recently, I am now getting the following notice from Windows Update: Is there any way to back out at this point ...
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Can't install Windows Updates - Error Code 800706F7 (No KB3004394 update installed)

Since the turn of the year, my PC hasn't been able to install any Windows Updates. It comes up with the following error 800706F7. Searching around suggests it's to do with the Windows Update KB3004394 ...
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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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Is there a fix for Intel graphics driver problem and sp1 on Windows 7

Windows Update still hasn't given me SP1 yet and I have igdumd64.dll driver is there a fix yet?
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Is it ok and how do I remove Windows Update installation files?

Whenever Windows updates, it sometimes/most times downloads installation files, and then uses those files to install the update onto the OS (correct me if I'm wrong on this assumption). What I want ...
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SP1 for Windows Vista won't install because it requires SP1

I have a laptop with Windows Vista 32-bit installed (no viruses or spyware; the Sony Root Kit spyware was recently removed by MalwareBytes). It doesn't currently have Service Pack 1 installed; ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying windows' automatic update needs reboot popup as non-admin?

While this answer may help if you're an admin, it doesn't help at work. So is there a way to get rid of this message without having to bother your admin?
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How to download offline updates for Windows 10?

It seems wsusoffline.net isn't using the same method as Windows 10 is using for their new update system, so I'm looking for an alternative way to download the Cumulative Updates for Windows 10 for ...
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Can the mandatory update policy in windows 10 generate momentum/oportunity risk?

Disclaimer: This is a followup question for Will the mandatory update policy in windows 10 bring security issues?; With the purpose to divide one broad question in two specific one, coincidentally ...
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Preventing Windows Update from updating a certain driver via command line/script?

I work as a part-time system administrator and recently (in the last few months), we've been experiencing BSODs on almost all PCs in our group. We do know that most of these BSODs were caused by a ...
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Windows 7 driver search woefully slow

Any thoughts on why the driver search (when installing a usb device) on windows 7 is woefully slow? Even when I click to disable trying to get a driver from windows update, it still takes 10min+ to ...
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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 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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Windows Updates settings issue?

it's my first post here, don't wanna make it long, but I got a problem with my 'Windows Update' it won't show its setting's options. It only shows these settings: Important Updates, Recommended ...
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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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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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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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See size of Windows 10 updates

If I was on a metered connection, I would probably want to know how large each update is when updating through Windows Update. How can I see the size of each update that Windows 10 is downloading ...
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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. ...
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Windows 8 update - Google chrome in full screen mode

Last night Windows 8 has updated my machine and now when I open my browser (Google Chrome) it opens in "Full screen mode", like before certain Windows apps would do. Now e.g. I don't see my taskbar ...
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Cannot update Windows update

When I try to get latest windows updates, windows (7 home) tells me that it needs to update the windows update. And that the Update window needs to be restarted in order to do that. After that restart ...
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Make Windows Update update my program(s)?

I cannot find anything on Google so I must ask here... Is there any way, glitchy or clean, that I can "register" my program to Windows Update? The objective is to deliver updates to my program with ...
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Stop Windows 7 from installing some updates which aren't working? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Windows Update Failure Prevent Windows 7 from installing a “critical” updates that crashes the system. My parents Dell Zino (running 64-bit Windows 7) has ...
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When did System Restore stop affecting Windows Updates?

Recently, I allowed Windows Update to install what it said were important updates. Immediately after the update, programs that were working fine just before the update were no longer working, ...
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Why does my laptop fail to update, and take an hour to restart?

Every few days, my Aspire 7741G-6426, which runs both Windows 7 and 8, forces a restart to apply updates. The updates never "take," though, and it goes through a cycle of restarting and re-trying ...
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How can I block updates in Windows 10? [duplicate]

I'm trying to figure out how best to stop Windows 10 from helping itself to updates. Firstly, I have a metered connection to the internet, and one that is of inconsistent speed. Secondly, I have an ...
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Windows 7 SP1 Not Able To Run Windows Update Error 80070002 [closed]

I've been having this problem for awhile. Windows 7 SP1 Not Able To Run Windows Update Error 80070002. I've run Troubleshooter but it just continues to glow scroll. Cannot download any newer ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - infinite reboot loop: “We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes”

I just installed Windows 8.1. Unfortunately I also ran the automatic updates which messed everything up with an infinite reboot loop: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off ...
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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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How to uninstall Windows 8.1 bundled updates?

I Upgraded Windows 8.1 to a recent version using a retail DVD. I need to uninstall an update that came with this new version, however there is no option to uninstall it. How can I resolve this?
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Windows 8.1 upgrade results in Green Screen of Death fixed only by changing user

after accepting Windows 8 proposal to upgrade to 8.1, and after restarting, my system behaves as follows It logins normally Seconds after login a green screen with "please wait" written on it ...
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Windows Update error 80070003

I am getting this error while running Windows Update for following updates Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB2752087) 32-Bit Edition I have already tried solution at Microsoft Config: ...