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

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How to enable Windows Update over the internet for domain computers? (Code: 8024402C)

Currently on a computer running Windows 7 on a domain the Windows Update does not run by itself because "You receive updates: Managed by your system administrator". The error code is 8024402C Detail: ...
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Why do I need to keep “$hf_mig$”?

After having read the Microsoft's explanation and also some others, I still don't get it: When a security update, critical update, update, update rollup, driver, or feature pack installs GDR ...
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Force Windows Update to update all components?

I'm running Windows 8 and 8.1 on two computers. They have the base operating system, Office and Visual Studio installed. There are no third party apps or Windows Store apps (installed by me). I have ...
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Where to download, or find a list of all the Windows updates?

I have a Windows 7 SP1 installation disc. After I install Windows, there are about 160 updates to download. Is there a way to get a list or to download all of those updates so that I can create a ...
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Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
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Is it possible to pause the Windows Update download?

I'm on a slow dial-up connection, and my Windows 8 is downloading some critical updates. The connection keeps disconnecting, so I was thinking if it was possible to pause the updates download?
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How to avoid Windows Genuine Advantage for an XP update?

I am about to apply updates to a windows xp installation I have not booted in a couple of years. When going to update.microsoft.com, it forced me first to accept an activex installation and now it ...
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Can not select a restart time

After Windows 10 (Home) installed updates this morning, it prompted me it was going to restart in 15 minutes. There was no option to postpone it at all. Several searches here on Stack Exchange and on ...
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How can I use WSUS in a Windows Workgroup?

Essentially I was wondering if it's possible to use the local gpedit.msc on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 machines to configure clients to use a workgroup based WSUS installation. With this - I ...
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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 to detect quickly that windows update is running right now on my PC?

A company windows PC can slow down from time to time. Antivirus, windows update, etc... How can a user detect that the currently a major (long) win update is being installed? A PC may be super slow ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot install updates on windows 10, VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR

Every time I try and install a Windows 10 update, it fails with this message (at 91% completed on the second stage of the update). Graphics cards: Intel HD Graphics 4600 (driver version 20.19.15.4300 ...
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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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Upgrading 7 Embedded to SP1

I have approximately 100 devices out in the field with Windows 7 Embedded installed. I have a requirement to upgrade the IE version to a newer version (10 or 11), for this I need to update the ...
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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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Windows 10 update to version 1511, 10586 on netbook hogs internet to download, fails to upgrade, downloads again

I've got a cheap netbook that came with Windows 10 installed (Lenovo Ideapad 100S). It's now stuck in a resource-hogging loop that downloads the "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, version 1511, 10586" over ...
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Windows 10 update cannot connect (behind a firewall)

Why cannot Windows 10 Update connect to its update servers even though there is a working internet connectivity? About my setup running Windows 10 on a PC behind a dedicated firewall (pfsense ...
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Cannot restore Windows 8 from Windows 10 because of local administrator account

I once activated local administrator account with net user. When trying to go back to windows 8 it refused because it said administrator account had been created. So I use net user again to deactivate ...
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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 Disable Windows 10 update permanently? [duplicate]

How to permanently disable all notifications and updates to Windows 10? Currently when I open Windows Update panel the first main update is Upgrade to Windows 10 system. Other updates are not ...
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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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Did I just completely disable Windows 10 updates by disabling the Windows Update service?

I have a data cap and was trying to disable auto-updates on my laptop to use less data. I went into Services from the control panel and set the Startup Type of Windows Update to Disabled by ...
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Windows Update Error 0x8024402C

I have a difficulty on updating my Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 through Windows Update! [updated] Windows Update ends up with different errors 80070008 or 8007000e , 80072EE2 , C80003F3, and 80244019. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...