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Windows Update error 80073701

I know that this Windows Update error has been discussed on other questions, like this and Microsoft already has some good answers, like this and this. But no matter what I try (and I tried ...
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Why does my laptop fail to update, and take an hour to restart?

Every few days, my Aspire 7741G-6426, which runs both Windows 7 and 8, forces a restart to apply updates. The updates never "take," though, and it goes through a cycle of restarting and re-trying ...
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Windows 7 Update Error: 80070057

I just upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista (32-bit) to Windows 7 (64-bit). After installing, it performed a critical update and successfully installed 4 of them. It then recognized that there were ...
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Windows 10 install on Windows 7 Ultimate fails after 'Checking requirements' with error code 80070005

There are many people with this problem on a MS website. In my case and in many other cases it is not solvable by the normal techniques for resolving windows update and setup issues. I'll post the ...
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Download cab files of Windows 10 device drivers from Microsoft Update Catalog

I'm using desktop / pc version of Windows 10. No touch screen or tablet mode is present. With Microsoft screwing Windows Update in Windows 10, the users are in no control of update details like ...
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Can I manually trigger all updates if I have the Defer update option selected?

I've ticked the Defer update option on windows 10 to ensure windows updates are delayed (I hate when it updates every now and then without my permission with its inherently bad bandwidth management ...
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Updating to Windows 7 SP1

I'm running Windows 7 ultimate on a Mac, through Bootcamp (MacBook 2009, 4gb, 2.2ghz), and I'm trying to update to Windows 7 SP1 (or directly to Windows 10 if there's a way) but when trying to install ...
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Auto update of Windows has got stuck on 26 of 31 — how can I break in and stop it

My computer has been on for hours and still says 'Do not turn off doing update 26 of 31' (or something like). How do I break in so I can continue working
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Windows update failing, can't understand CBS log?

A while ago, Windows Update just stopped working on my computer. I run Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit. It tells me that the most recent updates installed were 10/09/2014, and since that point onwards ...
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Windows update: Download percentage not shown anymore

I am working on Windows 8.1. Some time ago, I reserved the update for Windows 10. However, in the meantime, I have changed my mind and want to take some time before switching. I disabled the Windows ...
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Logging/diagnostics for Windows 10 updates from more than one place

Windows 10 includes a new feature called Windows Update Delivery Optimization (configured in Settings under 'Choose how updates are delivered'). Is there a way to track update downloads/uploads that ...
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Is It Possible to copy and install windows 10 installation files manually?

In recently windows 10 there was an option to install update through lan or home networked computer,So my assumption would be there would be some local location for installation, Is it possible to ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1 cannot update

I have Windows 7 Ultimate and have never performed a Windows Update since 2009, when I first installed it. I want to update to the latest version so I can get the FREE Windows 10 upgrade. I manually ...
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How can I fix his black start bar popup background?

I have a new Lenovo T450p and after both the 4th and 5th factory reset the background of the start bar popups is black. The background of the popup of the start button itself is light gray as it ...
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Windows Update displays mostly blank window and #actionCustomInstallOptionalText#

Windows Update (desktop version) displays almost nothing, and no buttons. Here's a picture: I believe I have tried all the solutions on this page: ...
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Windows 10 Pro group policies regarding Windows Update not working

I changed the group policy of windows update by going in gpedit.msc and changing Administration Templates => Windows Components => Windows Update => Configure automatic update service (not sure about ...
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Should the _Windows Update_ settings be turned on to automatically download Windows 10 after the reserve?

I know that the Windows Update settings must be turned on in order to get the Get Windows 10 app, but is that necessary even for the automatic background download of the new OS? I am asking this ...
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How to solve problems relating to failure in accessing Temp Folder: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64 Bit. For about two weeks now I've been having problems with many of my program which seem to have been caused by failure to access the Temp Folder ( ...
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How to schedule the definition update for Microsoft Security Essentials

This Windows 7 computer is on 24x7. According to MSE's settings screen, I have a weekly scan configured every Thursday at 2AM. According to Windows Update's configuration, WU is configured to ...
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Windows Update setting won't save

first time post. Ever since I refreshed my windows 8 laptop, Windows Update setting won't save. Background: On my laptop I had upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. Eventually I set Windows Update to ...
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Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) failed

The Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) update fails, and keeps popping up on every shutdown. This is very annoying. Now I have marked the update as "hidden", but that does not seem ...
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Windows update fails upon installation of IE11

So I was trying to get all updates installed in order to be eligible for win 10 upgrade, but when windows update tries to install ie11 it fails with 9C59 error code. Also manual installation of ie11 ...
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Too much “Restart and Update”

I recently reinstalled windows 8.1 64bit and when it finished "Restart and Update", if i go to "Power" again options appears "Restart and Update" again... I guess it could happen if per example it ...
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Windows Update patch for a program i don't have?

Today i uninstalled Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3, and right after that i was prompted for an update Security Update for Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3 (KB2993937) I only have Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - infinite reboot loop: “We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes”

I just installed Windows 8.1. Unfortunately I also ran the automatic updates which messed everything up with an infinite reboot loop: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off ...
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Can not update Windows 7 anymore

When i click "Install updates" progress bar shows up with "Preparing to install" text and it dissapears and again i see text about updates and button "Install updates". I have no events written in ...
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Windows 7 (x64) Update encounters an unknown error. ErrNo: 80244021

I used to update my Win7_x64 & Office2010_x64 regularly with no problem. It's been several months that I can't update anymore and keep receiving this error: 'an unknown error Code 80244021' while ...
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Resume Install of Cancelled Windows Update

I was downloading a Windows update on Windows 8.1 (specifically the Windows 10 Preview update) and the download had completed and install started. Shortly after this happened, I accidentally pressed ...
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Update stopped appearing from Start search

I am using Windows 10, and I used to be able to search for "update" and it would show me Windows Update, but for some reason it stopped appearing either after the latest update or after I installed ...
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windows 8.1 not updating

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro. For last one month, I am not receiving any update. As, I have always enabled automatic update, this not receiving any update seemed suspicious to me. I manually checked for ...
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Windows 8.1 - Check for updates not loading

Windows 8.1 will not load updater. I'm getting the following screen with the spinner... I've tried resetting windows update components with the microsoft tool here and get the following results ...
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Windows Vista boot time nonstop disk I/O … goes away after long delay

I have a Dell Laptop running Vista. 4Gb RAM, 500Mb HD, CD player. On booting, it takes forever (20-30 minutes) to come to a usable state. (This makes it laughably useless as a portable device). ...
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Can I safely abort a Windows 8 update-restart?

My Windows 8.1 laptop is stuck in a bout of 50 updates. These are horrendously slow and are delaying my work. Can I safely interrupt the update process, i.e. issue an ACPI power off?
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Task bar notification area icons dissapeared after update

After the last windows 8.1 update my task bar seems to no longer keeps the icons in the notification area >>> it keeps hiding them after every reboot Note: The setting in task bar properties is ...
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Randomly printing gets very slow - Windows Update suspect n° 1

In our small office LAN, we use a Kiocera Mita KM-165FX for printing, configured as a network printer. Every now and again (may happen every couple months) ALL the computers (Windows 7 e Windows 8) ...
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download.microsoft.com won't resolve

Currently, I am unable to download Windows updates to my PC (Windows 7), and I have discovered that the reason behind this is that Windows cannot resolve download.microsoft.com. Running nslookup will ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade results in Green Screen of Death fixed only by changing user

after accepting Windows 8 proposal to upgrade to 8.1, and after restarting, my system behaves as follows It logins normally Seconds after login a green screen with "please wait" written on it ...
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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 ...
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PostgreSQL service password is reset after each Windows update

Daminion Server (the server based photo management software) installation insludes the PostgreSQL installation. All is Ok after installing the both Daminion and PostgreSQL services. However after ...
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Managing windows updates via Batch file

I have an instance of windows server 2012 and I am trying to get an idea of how to accomplish the following requirements via a batch file. Turn Windows Update to manual Change Import Updates to the ...
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Is .Net 4.5 included in Windows update?

I know that .net 4.0 is included in Windows 7s SP1. But if you keep your computer updated via Windows update, will .net 4.5 be installed?
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Unable to update to Win8.1u1

I am currently on windows 8.1 (build 9600 if it matters) and when i try to download updates using the "windows update", After selecting packages it gets stuck on downloading updates in both the ...
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Flickering black screen after kb2919355 (Windows 8.1 Update 1) - no OS access - no safe mode - can't system restore

I can't believe I'm going through this again. I recently updated my windows 8.1 with kb2919355 and my PC doesn't boot anymore. I'm getting a black flickering logon screen where it's impossible to ...
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Can't do anything in windows 8 store

I got laptop with fresh install of windows 8 and want to update it to 8.1 before i start using it. I installed two updates necessary to see update in store. Now i see update but when i click it, tile ...
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Overcoming a frozen Windows 8.1 update?

Hope I have found the right place to ask... Plugged in my laptop today and lifted the lid. Computer automatically turned on and said it was doing an update - not sure of the exact message :-/ ...
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Windows 8.1 update keeps failing

I know this has been covered a little in previous questions, but I still can't pinpoint what is wrong or what is preventing the 8.1 update. First time on the forum, so please correct me if I'm in the ...
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Windows Updates for non-Installed Features

I have Office Home 2013 installed without OneNote on Windows 7 64 bit. However, each time Windows checks for updates it checks for OneNote and prompt for installation, and I have to go manually to ...
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Did a recent Windows Update significantly reduce usable RAM on low-end devices?

I've been running Windows 7 Starter on a HP netbook with the maximum amount of RAM Microsoft allowed netbook manufacturers to have and still be eligible to ship with OEM Windows (2 gigabytes). This ...
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Windows Update on Windows 7 Kb2712808 will not install

This update will not install through windows update, with error code 8007065E -windows update encountered an unknown error. I'm an admin on the machine, its Windows 7 Pro, 32bit. Windows update "Get ...
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Windows will not recognize my key or update

I found a similar thread with someone saying he couldn't update on Windows 8. I have the same issue here, but it started with Windows 8 not accepting my key after a restart. Now the Windows 8 I used ...