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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
1answer
207 views

Force Windows Update to check for updates with filters to avoid certain types of updates?

I Need to create a program that will check for and install important updates Would it be possible to have it only create a popup when updates are available? Currently I am using this code to check ...
0
votes
0answers
202 views

Can't install any OS updates in Windows 8.1 run inside VMware Workstation 10.0.4

I have a fresh, clean installation of Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) inside Workstation 10.0.4 on a host that is a Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) as well. Host runs on a i7-4771 processor and all virtualization ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Trying to remove the Windows 10 Technical Preview but Windows Update KB2990214 does not exist on my computer

I'm trying to get rid of the Windows 10 Tech Preview because it's screwing up some of my computer games. I've seen solutions online that include removing windows update KB2990214, but after checking ...
3
votes
4answers
7k views

Why do Windows 7 updates take so long to install?

I installed Windows 7 on an old laptop yesterday evening, so that I could experiment with Win32 API programming. I started it updating about 5 hours ago. It downloaded the updates in 30 minutes or so, ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Unable to shutdown windows 8

I have a problem. Since last weekend when some updates where done (and didn't finish successfully) I'm unable to shutdown my OS. Whenever I try to reboot, shutdown or hibernate, I get a blackscreen ...
1
vote
0answers
257 views

Permanently prevent an update from being installed on Windows

Is there a way to permanently bar the following update from being installed whenever I install updates? Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719) I have my settings on "Download ...
0
votes
1answer
242 views

Windows Internet Explorer 11 Update error - sfc /scannow fail

Since the last few days I am having problems with IE. IE starts for 1 second and immediately closes (1st Issue), furthermore IE11 Windows Update fails with code 9C48 (2nd issue) To fix this issue I ...
1
vote
1answer
227 views

Win7 error: “CLR initialization failed with error 800700c1.”

I installed and used chocolatey in the past on my Windows 7 running in Parallels on Mac OSX. However, recently, whenever I try to use it from the command prompt I get the following error: CLR ...
1
vote
1answer
310 views

Windows 8 rolling back updates upon login

My Windows 8 is having problems updating. After reboot, the first login results in the system rolling back the previous update. Here is the complete log: http://pastey.org/view/52c32b89 It is too big ...
0
votes
1answer
77 views

New updates started to show up in fall 2014

Since WinXP support ended in April 2014, my Automatic Update client went quiet. But, about two months ago, updates started to show up in it again! Naturally, I was suspicious that M$ might be trying ...
3
votes
1answer
62 views

TrustedInstaller taking 50%

This is a Sony Vaio running Vista. I just did the Windows Update thing (12 updates) and got through the boot to where stuff is "stable". But when I look at Process Explorer, TrustedInstaller.exe is ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Windows 7 BSOD update

I recently updated (on the 17/10/14) my computer on windows 7 and it crashed my computer (with the blue screen of death). I don't know which update it was as there was 17 to install and 1 optional. ...
1
vote
2answers
196 views

How to determine exact date/time of Windows Update planned restart?

When updates are pending, at login screen of Windows 8 there is a notification Your PC will restart in 1 day to finish installing important updates. Is there a way to determine exact date/time ...
1
vote
1answer
390 views

Sysprep is removing all updates

When we use Sysprep, it removes all Windows updates. When we do this, we have to install all the same updates every time we use the image. Is there a way we can make Sysprep keep the updates? Here is ...
-1
votes
2answers
77 views

How to troubleshoot Windows 8 system update failure?

I have seen various system auto update failures such as below. But I got no idea how to troubleshoot it. The Get help with this error button is totally useless. Anyone could shed some light? ADD ...
1
vote
2answers
346 views

Why won't Windows 8.1 install update KB2919355

I have a custom built PC running Windows 8.1 64-bit but it won't install update KB2919355 I've tried lots of solutions including reinstalling Windows 8.1, running DSM commands in cmd and everything ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Windows Defender won't start on Windows 8.1

I'm currently using Malwarebytes Pro but want to have Windows Defender on as well since MAMB isn't really an antivirus. They're supposed to be compatible but for some reason I can't turn on Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Check for Windows Update on Windows 10 (technical preview)

I'am not able to check for Updates on Windows 10 Techpreview. Everytime I try I get error: 80072EFD I try some workarounds but nothing works. Update works on Windows defender Check Date and Time ...
0
votes
0answers
87 views

Windows 8.1 update failed - Can't enter boot menu, blue screen loading OS

I downloaded Windows 8.1 successfully and have no installation disc. When I switch on the laptop it goes into boot loop mode with an error message "A problem oocurred, it must be started new". F8 ...
2
votes
3answers
14k views

svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been experiencing high memory usage from one of my svchost.exe processes. Services under that particular process are BITS, EAPHost, IKEEXT, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ...
8
votes
2answers
13k views

Removing Windows Technical Preview from Windows Update

Windows 10 Technical Preview question, running Windows 7 as my base OS. Before I noticed the .iso files that were available, I ran an .exe from the Microsoft preview website that apparently ...
0
votes
1answer
245 views

Windows 8.1 KB2919355 Update Fails endlessly

A client of mine has a almost netbook deathly slow laptop running Windows8.1 and of all the updates to fail the 600~800 megabyte KB2919355-x64 was the one to refuse to work. I followed the directions ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

Installed 8.1 pro clean hours ago - but already I cannot run windows update

I see error 0x80072ee2, and the following from windowsupdate.log 2014-09-27 02:26:45:866 480 69c AU Triggering AU detection through DetectNow API 2014-09-27 02:26:45:866 480 69c AU ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

Getting Windows 8 to display different pictures on each display desktop

Until today, my computer has always run a slideshow on my dual screen desktop. Each screen would display a different picture, and would change alternately. In other words, if the picture was set to ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

Windows Server - turning on automatic updates, but turning off automatic restart

I have a Windows Server which is used to host a bunch of web apps. I want important updates to be automatically downloaded/installed, but I don't want the system to restart automatically after this ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Windows 8.1 Keeps Turning Off Automatic Updates

My OS keeps turning off automatic Windows updates without even logging off or restarting the computer. Action center icon in the task bar warns me about choosing an option for Windows update as if I ...
-1
votes
2answers
64 views

Updating system drivers on Win 8 [closed]

I hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this, but if it is I apologize ahead and will close the thread ASAP. I have an Asus G73Jw with Windows 8.1 and I was looking into make it run faster/more ...
0
votes
0answers
77 views

Freezes and buzzing audio

Can someone guide me to find the culprit behind this issue? I'm not sure what is causing this. My guess it is because of a Windows update. Since the update, I have been encountering problems: ...
-1
votes
1answer
54 views

Windows 8 constantly reverting changes (flash uninstalled)

I uninstalled flash when I restored my machine. I also uninstalled IE from the system list. Now in Windows update there is an update for flash, and I believe the OS is trying to install it on every ...
0
votes
1answer
285 views

Cannot Install Updates Windows 8.1 Error 80070490

When I attempt to install updates I recieve the error code 80070490. I ran the command SFC /SCANNOW, which returned "Found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them.." I also ran Dism /Online ...
-1
votes
1answer
46 views

Windows Update after moving “Users” to different disk on Windows 8 (Not using Registry)

I would like to ask about something. I just got a new desktop PC with a 240 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD so I had to move the Users folder to the HDD. I used the way written here: ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it OK to kill MRT.exe?

EDIT: Amazingly, as soon as I posted this, the Cancel installation button I had clicked about 10 minutes ago finally worked. I would still like to know if it's safe to kill MRT.exe though, in case ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Windows update failing with error 80244007 “could not search for new updates”

Windows 8.1 suddenly reported from the notification area that it hasn't been able to run updates for over a while now. The metro-style update app doesn't tell me much about why the updates are ...
1
vote
2answers
558 views

Is it possible to produce a pre-patched Win7 WIM image using MDT deployment Workbench only?

Is it possible to produce a pre-patched Win7 WIM image using MDT deployment Workbench only? Presently, I'm using dism command line tool in order to pre-patch the WIM images with the downloaded ...
0
votes
0answers
306 views

Windows Update does not download: WU operation (GenerateAllDownloadRequests) started; operation # 270; does not use network; is at background priority

I installed fresh copy of Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit today. I installed all updates before Update 1 to Windows 8.1. Now Windows Update does not download at all in log I have found this: line: Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Updating Windows with a key press

When you are on a webpage, you can press the F5 key and the page will update. When you have the Windows Update program open, you have to click on Check for updates to make Windows check for updates. ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

window 8.1 - how do I restart windows update service

Is there an option for this somewhere or is there another way you need to do it? I'm using a surface pro 3 if that makes a difference..
0
votes
1answer
74 views

How do I see the most recent updates installed in Windows 8.1 in “installed updates”?

Windows 8.1 "installed updates" is one of two confusingly similar screens that let you view installed updates. It is the only non-useless one, because you can actually uninstall from this one. However ...
1
vote
3answers
897 views

Windows Update Error 80246002 on 2 newly rebuilt computers [closed]

I have two machines that I've loaded with Windows 7 SP1 32bit (HP DV9000 and DELL XPS One) in the last 2 days. Both of them eventually got to a point trying to update KB2912390 plus 8 other updates ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

Why is wuauctl overloading my Win XP and how to stop it?

Today I just opened my old laptop with Win XP (I use it every day, I don't shut it down nor hybernate, just close the lid in the evening and open in the morning) connected to Internet and it started ...
1
vote
0answers
142 views

Should I remove the Windows update 2982791?

My Windows 7 PC has just notified me that there is a windows update available (2993651). I also read, in the link below, that: The security bulletin says that "Microsoft strongly recommends that ...
0
votes
0answers
10k views

Windows Update Unknown Error 80246002

I have a system which has just been freshly loaded with the following: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Microsoft Security Essentials (4.5.216.0) Office Professional 2007 UltraVNC 1.2.0.1 After ...
0
votes
1answer
113 views

Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
1
vote
2answers
980 views

Can connect to internet with Firefox but Chrome can't

I'm using Windows 7 x86 SP1. I've been using chrome for years. But now it can't connect to internet. I think it's because the latest windows update, which after i updated it, all of the fonts' ...
19
votes
4answers
4k views

Fake windows update

I heard that hackers can make you download their malicious software by telling you that they are an update of the operating system through Windows Update. Is it true? If yes, how can I protect myself? ...
1
vote
3answers
3k views

Fastest way to update a fresh Windows 7 [duplicate]

I would like to bring my Windows 7 installation up-to-date in a few hours without human intervention. Currently (even with automatic updates enabled), these problems arise: Some updates require ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Is there a risk to updating Windows with a poor internet connection?

In short, does Windows Update do an integrity (hash) check on all of the files that it downloads? For example, I have a crappy router that drops packets, I am receiving a better router in the mail in ...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus

Windows Update runs occasionally on my machine, but it steals focus when it pops up to remind me to reboot. Trouble is, this can mean that while writing something, you could force an immediate ...
4
votes
1answer
956 views

I can't install SP1 on Windows 7

I am trying to install the SP1 on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 system. I have been trying to install it from Windows Update, given that it warns me that there is an important update and it is indeed SP1 ...
2
votes
0answers
378 views

MS13-081 doesn't update Usbser.sys on Win7 Embedded

When deploying updates for MS13-081, on multiple systems running Windows 7 Embedded SP1 x64, Usbser.sys is not being updated as it should be according to the KB Article. An affected system reports ...