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

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TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
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Installing .NET Framework 4 Client Profile breaks Windows Update

I have a Samsung NC-10 netbook with a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (it only had 2GB). If Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile is installed on it, Windows Update will always ...
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Windows 8 Software Updates keeps failing

Built a computer and anytime I try to do a single or all updates for Windows Updates, it fails. I try it again, it fails. I'm starting to give up! My computer is Windows 8 Professional, 64bit ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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Windows Update Error 490

I'm having some issues installing windows update on this particular Windows 7 PC. I'm trying to (for instance) install Service Pack 1, and its popping up an error saying "Element Not Found", and then ...
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Vista laptop doesn't boot after Windows Update

I've been having trouble with my Dell Inspiron 1420. I've just reinstalled Vista and have been going through all of the updates. There is one point however where my laptop has 90 something updates ...
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HP Recovery Not Working after rebooting for updates?

I own a HP Pavilion DV6000 and I'm running Windows Vista on it. I updated Windows after update I rebooted the laptop. After that It was not at all booting. Even I tried to boot from recovery disk, it ...
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Excel crashes when opening new file

HP notebook 8570p Windows 7 64bit MS Excel 2013 Excel crashes under these circumstances every time: (problem started after Windows Update Dec. 2014) Excel is open, and a range in a workbook has ...
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How to know if the installation of Windows updates has been frozen or still working?

I had a fresh install of Windows 7. Now it downloaded lots of updates and installing it when I shutdown yesterday. Namely 158 updates. Now at the morning it's at the 138th one, and apparently stuck. ...
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What is the “Windows Update” service German translation?

I'm trying to enable the Windows Update service on a German Windows Vista machine. I tried translating "update" to German and looking for that but there does not appear to be anything similar. Does ...
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install Win7 SP1 with bcdedit failing

I'm getting the error 0x800F0A12 which is described here. bcdedit says: C:\>bcdedit.exe Der Speicher für die Startkonfigurationsdaten konnte nicht geöffnet werden. Das System kann die angegebene ...
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Windows 7 install corrupt after update

How do I fix a corrupt Windows 7 installation by hooking it up to a brand new Windows 7 install? Installed some Windows 7 yesterday, mostly just optional fixes and it installed an update to my ...
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Updates don't finish installing on Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

I have a problem when applying updates on my Windows 7 system. On Windows Update it shows the Installing updates status - but it never completes. What could be the problem? How can I get the ...
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How to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?

I am trying to install Win 7 SP1 (using Windows Update), but it failed with 0x800F0A12. I have a dual boot configuration windows - linux, otherwise perfectly normal configuration. This web page: ...
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Failing Windows Updates with Error Code 800719e4

On a number of Vista machines I have now come across the same error - when installing updates everything works fine, until it after it reboots and the rolls back during step 3. On all occasions ...
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Unable to access external HTTPS websites…unable to download windows updates

I need help with two problems I'm having on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I believe they are connected. This server is not able to download windows updates and further checking I found out that I cannot ...
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Turn off windows 8 update to 8.1 and delete downloaded update

Is there any possibility to turn off windows 8 update to windows 8.1? First it was asking me all the time if I want to update it, I pressed deny, now it changed the strategy and it automatically ...
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Multiple Windows Updates on Windows Core Server

I'm on a Windows 2012 Core Server Machine and doing windows updates through Server Configuration. When It comes back with what updates I want to install I get... Select an option: (A)ll updates, (N)o ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Update Search Fails Silently

I have a Windows Vista computer. When clicking on Windows Update, I click on Search, and it shows the progress bar for a few seconds then returns to the main page. There is a red logo with an X, but ...
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Windows Update folder crashes Windows Explorer when I click it

I have a problem with my pc. Every time I go to control panel and click Windows Update, a window appears and says: Windows Explorer has stopped working, restarting Windows Explorer. I don't know ...
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No USB ports working after Windows 7 update

After running Windows update, none of my USB ports are working. The wired mouse and keyboard won't light up. However, when I do a hard reboot, they both light up, until Windows loads then they are ...
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When Windows XP will run the updater?

I have installed a VM with Windows XP Professional. Everything works right, I'm just waiting the system to automatically run the Windows Updater, to get the SP 3 and all that stuff. In the Control ...
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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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Windows 7 update issues

I have updated Windows 7 for important updates. I rebooted to finish installing them. Nothing but black screen shows. F8 doesn't seem to work. During this the caps locks indicator flashes on and off ...
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How do I uninstall the Sentinel Drivers from windows 8?

I have tried several times to uninstall the sentinel drivers from my Windows 8 machine. It is a Toshiba laptop 64 bit system. Let me know step by step how do I do it, because I have tried other ...
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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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What is the best way to manage WSUS updates on laptops?

we have one WSUS server distributing updates to computers in 4 school which are all part of one domain. Each school has a couple of laptop safes and I am trying to figure out a sensible way of ...
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windows 8 update folders not hidden

some strange folders are being create in c:. Each of these folders contains an "amd64" folder. These supposed to be windows update stuff, but are created visible. What could be happening ?
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Notebook wants to reboot constantly

I'm having some trouble with my Asus S56CA Ultrabook. When I boot it up, in the login screen it has a message in the bottom right corner saying my computer will restart today to finish installing some ...
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Can't find Sony Viao VGN-C25G brightness after Win7 (32bit) upgrade

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-C25G which I upgraded to Windows 7. After a while, the OS crashed. I reinstalled Windows 7 32bit again. Now the brightness setting does not appear in the power options ...
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Could today's Windows update have caused boot problems?

I have a 64 bit box that is dual boot Windows 7 64-bit and Ubuntu. I booted into Windows today and saw the 'updates ready' sign on the shutdown button so I clicked to let it install. It took a while ...
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WinXP cannot access FAT/FAT32 Drives

One of my systems, running WinXP SP3, can no longer access FAT and FAT32 formatted drives. When I insert a USB flash drive, it is recognized and assigned a drive letter, but when I try to access it I ...
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Feed / log / page of Windows and OSX Updates

Just wondering if anyone knows of a page / xml feed or something which I can monitor so I can quickly see if any new updates have been released for Windows/OSX. So instead of running Windows/Software ...
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'Windows Update' (80072EFE error), encrypted.google.com & testmyipv6.com connection problem

[System information: Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit OS) Samsung R520 Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 2.10GHz 4GB Realtek RTL81E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (Driver Version 2000.4.201.2010) Marvell Yukon ...
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How can I determine what is killing my network adapter win7 or vista?

I thought this issue was like another person here, and that downloading the nvidia chipset drivers was the solution. However that is not all that is going on. This machine had Vista 64bit and is now ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Update windows from home basic to pro version

To run hyper-v on my laptop, I need to update my windows from home basic to pro version. Can anyone suggest what is the best way to do so. PS: I do not want to lose my data.I want my laptop to work ...
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Computer Hangs at Startup Screen

I recently updated my win7 HP Pavilion p6000 PC and it sort of hanged halfway while shutting down (part of the updating process) so I used the button to manually turn it off. Now I can't get my PC ...
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How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...
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Remove the Browser ballot app from Windows 8

I made the mistake of installing the browser choice app/update on one of my PCs and now, it cannot be uninstalled. I cannot uninstall the update and I can't even uninstall the "Metro" app it installs. ...