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

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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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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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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 asking.'...
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Error 80073701 when installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I tried to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 using Windows Update, and I got an error (code 80073701 - unknown error). I tried it again, same thing. Rebooted and tried again, same error. Before I ...
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Microsoft update (MSU) does not find updates for other Microsoft products (e.g. Office) after MSU update

This post relates to an earlier thread of mine to fix a problem with Microsoft Update (MSU) during which I had to re-install MSU under Windows 7, 64bit, SP1. I installed this Microsoft update to fix ...
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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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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 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 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 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 2.2....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Selectively Uninstalling Windows Updates

I recently installed a bunch of updates from the Windows update site. Now, some of the previously installed enterprise Java applications on my computer are not functioning properly, so I would like ...
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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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stuck at Windows 10 build 1511; Windows update doesn't show build 14316

I want to install the new Windows 10 build 14316 (w/ Bash shell!). I signed up for Windows insider and set the update speed to fast ring [see bottom image]. Unfortunately, when I click the update ...
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Can I permanently block an update (non-driver) that will not install on my machine on Win10 pro?

I have an update to Visual Studio 2010 that will NOT update and has failed hundreds of times. Manually installing it also fails, and no source has been found for manually getting this very old patch ...
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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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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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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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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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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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wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow not installing all updates

I would like to install updates from command line OS : Windows 7 x64 I ran wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow and in the log it says "No feature Update available" but it never installed the ...
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Windows Update fails with code 80244019

I just found that Windows Update is failing and hasn't installed any updates for a little more than a month. It says: Windows could not search for new updates There was a problem searching for ...
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How to install security updates after “Upgrade to Windows 10” hijacks Windows Update? [duplicate]

EDIT: Future visitors - the cited duplicate is not a duplicate. Ignore Ramhound's (and other's) claims. This is not a question about removing Get Windows 10 malware because it keeps returning. Instead,...
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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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Windows 10 update does not resume downloading

I am trying to update my windows 8.1 to windows 10. I am updating through Control panel -> Windows Update. At one point of time updated downloaded 40% of data and I turned off my machine but when next ...
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Windows Update not pushing Vista SP2

On two computer systems, I have fully legal and validated Vista 64-bit installs. On both machines, I use the Windows Update system to ensure I have all the latest patches and updates. Both machines ...
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Error 80070008 while trying to install Windows 7 SP1?

I just now discovered that, for the past month, Windows 7 has been unable to install SP1 due to error 80070008 which indicates my PC with 4 GB RAM has run out of memory. I've used the Windows Update ...
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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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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?