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

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KB-3135445 getting stuck at “searching this computer for updates” [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 fresh and installed SP1. A manual Windows Updates check hangs on the checking for updates screen. Following the advise in this answer: http://superuser.com/a/1022204/563857 I ...
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How can I restore Windows 10 update history?

My Windows Update was stuck at 45% trying to install the update KB3124262. I tried to relaunch the Windows Update and then I restarted the PC but the update was never going to end. I searched online ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 1511 10586 update - Intel Iris Graphics 5100 not compatible

I have Mac Mini with Windows 10 in Boot Camp. Windows 10 Update to version 1511 10586 fails with error: This device isn't compatible in windows 10. Contact the manufacturer for more info. ...
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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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Windows Update Error 80244019 after long time searching for updates

I have not updated my Windows system for over 5 months now (Windows 7, 64bit, SP1). This happened by mistake, not on purpose, because Windows update was set to install updates manually with prompting ...
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KB2524478 Not applicable

Good afternoon guys, I have a headache from a few years back giving me issues. I have 2 computers that randomly drop from Domain to Public and back to Domain on their network profiles. I looked it ...
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Windows 10 update stuck?

I've been having trouble with Windows Update for at least 2 weeks. Every time I go to "Check for updates", I see the usual stuff: For a few seconds, then the following screen appears for just a ...
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Original Windows 7 won't update [duplicate]

I have an activated Windows 7 but it simply won't update. I don't know if that is because of Windows 10 so there are no more Windows 7 updates. When I click on "Check for updates" green bar is ...
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Where does Windows store hidden-update settings?

I’m trying to find out where Windows stores information about updates that have been hidden. There is another question that asks this, but the location was not actually given, only a method for ...
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Restarting through the Start menu does not apply updates but “Restart now” button in Settings app does; what precisely is the button doing?

Windows 10 Settings>Update and security Is there any way to view precisely (command or executable) what link (text or button) in the Settings app points to? My particular interest is the Restart Now ...
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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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Is there a mirror for different versions of each generation of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables?

Sometimes I have to hunt down older versions of a MSVC redistributable to troubleshoot version mis-matches. The only way I've been able to do this is to reference microsoft's Overview pages for ...
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Two Win10 computers, both up to date, run different builds

I have two computers, one laptop and one desktop. I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 (from Win7 OEM) a few months ago using the Media Creation Tool. I have now just done an in-place upgrade upgrade on ...
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Windows 7 Windows Update shortcut in Start/All Programs missing (deleted)

I have deleted the Windows Update Shortcut found in the All Programs list. I would like to reinstall it, but cannot seem to find the correct method. Any assistance will be sincerely appreciated! Thank ...
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Windows 10 Brightness Control in Video Fullscreen Mode

My computer recently updated Windows 10, and it now seems like I have less control of the brightness. Whenever I play a video file in VLC and enter fullscreen mode, the brightness bounces back to ...
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Will BoxStarter's Install-WindowsUpdate reboot the machine?

I use BoxStarter Install-WindowsUpdate to keep my development machines up to date. I run it from the PowerShell commandline. PS C:\Users\Administrator> Install-WindowsUpdate I think I one time ...
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Windows 10 wakes up at night although Update was completely finished a day before

I really really hate when my computer wakes up at 4:00h in the morning. So when I get Updates for my Win10 x64, I always schedule an immediate reboot, so that the update process can finish. That's ...
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Windows 7 update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% [duplicate]

I have tried the answers in this question Windows update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% I have all ready installed the Update kb3102810, Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU ...
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Laptop Power Button Won't Shut Down Stuck Installing Windows Updates

I have a Toshiba Tecra R950 laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. Last night it seemed stuck on the installing updates screen while shutting down. I let it run all night and it is still stuck. So I decided to ...
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what are the risks of clearing the “C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download” [duplicate]

I have windows server 2008 R2 ,which is running sharepoint server 2013. and I checked this folder "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and i found that it contain around 1.5 GB. although last ...
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Windows 10 Windows Update not working (no error details)

My windows update is constantly failing with the following error: There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or ...
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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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updating Windows 7 without activation [closed]

I wonder either it is really impossible to update Windows (Win 7 in my case) without having activated it (i.e. with no product key available) or if the activation is just recommended for doing this ...
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Windows Update Service eats my CPU for days on end

So the Windows Update Service is eating a whole core of my CPU persistently. Here is my sad story: Yesterday I noticed that "Service Host" was eating ~30% of my CPU. This turned out to be the update ...
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BITS service is not starting, Windows Update always stuck at 0%

Windows update is always stuck at 0%. The BITS service always crashes immediately on start with code -2147024894 / 0x80070002 I have tried lots of things that worked for other people with this error ...
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How can I uninstall a specific Windows 7 update?

My Windows 7 has automatically installed a bunch of updates that make no sense - e.g. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 (...
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Windows Update process after reboot

How can i find out what is windows update (windows 10) doing in the background after the system is restarted? (and where is this process scheduled) I tried searching google for windows update ...
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list of available Windows HotFix IDs per Version

I'm working on a utility which extracts the installed HotFix IDs and compares them with the available HotFix IDs I'm executing the following wmi command to get the list of HotFix IDs wmic /output:\...
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IE cannot access HTTPS sites (FF can), Win Update error 800728f8

Been working on a machine for a while. Through IE11 on Win 7 I cannot access any HTTPS sites. Also, Win Update gives error 800728f8, which is usually clock-related. The clock is correct. I've reset ...
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How can I prevent background programs from using my internet? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 10. Many background programs / software are using my internet such as: Windows update, svchost.exe(netsvcs) , service host and some other programs. I tried some solutions like this ...
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With Windows 10 how can I shut down without installing updates?

With Windows 7 it was possible to use the task manager screen to shut down without applying updates (see How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7? ). But that did not work for me ...
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Windows Update does not display update notifications (Windows 7)

After performing a significant amount of research and reading posts on other sites, I have concluded that many Windows 7 systems are not displaying Windows Update notifications when updates become ...
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Microsoft Update - list of supported software

Is there a list of software packages that are supported for provisioning via Microsoft Update (Windows Update with the "Give me updates for Microsoft products..." option)? I have done some searching, ...
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Windows 10 update won't install printer driver - Error 0x80240017

Recently I got a driver update for my HP printer delivered through the Windows 10 updater. It seems that the driver was successfully downloaded but cannot be properly installed, every time I try I'll ...
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What is Windows Update doing? Behavior issues

I'd like to understand better what Windows Update process is doing. In some computer, I cannot understand if it is blocked or it is working fine. I used to have hands on keyboards of friends and ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Loses Network Sharing After Windows Updates

I have a home file server that was upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The upgrade went off without a hitch and everything has worked great with one exception: After almost every Windows Update ...
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Windows 7 SP1 wont update error code 800706F7

This appears to be a common problem and it has been reported on multiple sites and the answer always seems to come down to removing kb3004394 On the laptop in question I checked and the update is ...
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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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Windows Update detects one 32 bit update when I have 64 bit Office 2013 installed

I have MS Office 2013 Standard installed on Windows 10. Post installation I ran Windows Update to installed the latest updates. All the updates installed except this one: Update for Microsoft ...
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How to stop “Get Updates” prompt?

My computer no longer randomly reboots itself, but now I get these full screen "Get Updates" prompts from Windows 10, which are particularly annoying when it minimizes a game I'm playing to inform me ...
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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 7 update stuck [duplicate]

There seems to be some sort of a network issue that is preventing Windows Update from downloading updates. The progress bar keeps on going forever. I have done just about everything on the PC to make ...
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No security updates for .NET 3.5 in Windows 10?

In Windows 10 Pro (November 2014 build) I enabled .NET 3.5 via Windows Features: Windows downloaded and installed the required components. I then initiated a Windows Update but, unexpectedly, no ...
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DISM error 87 the add-package option is unknown

I am attempting to manually install Windows update KB2999226. I have extracted the msu file, but when attempting to install the .cab file through dism, I get the following error.
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Is it possible to force windows update to only download from computers on the local network?

Windows 10 update has the ability to download updates from other computers on the same network. This is very helpful to me as I am on a limited and expensive wireless connection. The problem I've ...
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Windows update: “Some update files aren't signed correctly.” How to find out which?

Using Windows 10 build 10586, I get the following error Some update files aren't signed correctly. Error code: (0x800b0109) When it tries to download the new 11082 build. I have checked ...
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After downgrading Windows 10 to the previous build, can I return to the newer one?

I've downgraded Windows trying to fix the problem with the start menu, but it made it even worse (previously the menu just didn't open, now it still doesn't plus I get error prompt) The problem is ...
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In Microsoft's Internet Explorer, what does the “Install new versions automatically” checkbox really do?

In Windows 7 SP1, Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 has a checkbox in the About dialog box labelled "Install new versions automatically". What does this really do? If it is enabled, does it result in ...
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How to check, which files are changed by specific Windows Update?

I'd like to know, what specific changes are being introduced by specified Windows Update update (in terms, kbxxxxxxxx). Other option: I'd like to know, which update introduced specific file. Reason: ...
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Can I integrate Office 2013 and similar software offline with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?

I'm working with the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD), as well as the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM), to see how powerful they are for creating integrated Windows images. When ...