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

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Unnecessary Office Updates being offered?

On a relative's laptop I had selected custom installation for Office and installed only Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Recently I was doing some spring-cleaning and noticed that Windows Update (which is ...
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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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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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Installing Windows patch from command line gives BSOD but fine if double clicked?

I'm trying to programatically install some Windows updates that were manually downloaded. If I double click the .exe and run through the install manually - everything works fine. If I, however, use ...
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Contents of Windows Update packages

I would like to get an overview of the files that are updated in specific Windows Updates. The reason behind this is that we had problems after the latest Windows 7 updates. I wonder which of these ...
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Windows 7 won't update while using FBWF (file based write filter)

Good Morning! I have a PC running Windows 7 ThinPC. I found a script on Microsoft's website (located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff850921.aspx) with instructionson how to set it up. ...
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Win7 freeze/crash at random after all updates finish

Already a couple of months I have that my computer starts freezing (screen stays on but nothing moves anymore, wont come out of this condition) after windows update. I reverted with system restore to ...
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Change Windows Update behaviour based on internet connection type

Generally I don't mind updaters leeching my bandwidth, but it hurts when I am on mobile data. Is it possible to set Windows update to download updates only when I am on the fixed line internet, ...
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Does Windows update KB3033929 modify the boot loader making it difficult to install on a dual boot system?

We have been unable to install Windows update KB3033929 on a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp either directly booted to Windows or running Windows as a VM with VMware Fusion. There appears to be a known ...
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What will I do if my laptop is still updating morning to afternoon?

What will I do if my laptop is still updating? At first it was so fast and then when it reach 5, it stopped and the update is not moving. What will I do? I just click update and restart from my laptop ...
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How do I disable the automatic restoring of open software after an update in Windows?

When Windows updates overnight on my work machine the next time I login it loads all the apps I had open before the update. I usually have a fair amount of apps open so it takes several minutes to ...
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Programs keep freezing for few seconds

So I installed a huge chunk of Windows Updates a month ago. After that my active programs ,such as Firefox or MSN, have been freezing (Not responding) for few seconds and then coming back to life. ...
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How can I find out the version of a driver in the Windows Update dialog?

I find it annoying that in the Windows Update dialog, when there is a driver listed as available, you can't get more details other than a generic name for the driver. In the right-hand panel, there is ...
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Why is my hard drive write access very slow after Windows Update on June 16th?

Edit 2: I've reinstalled Windows and the problem remains, so I guess WU is not the problem. I'll leave the rest of the post as the problem remains. After the necessary Windows Update on Thursday, ...
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Failed Windows Updates instantly removed from list of available updates in Windows Update

If Windows Update issues a Failed status for an Important security update, but the update is no longer displayed when selecting Check for updates, how is it best for users to proceed? Note: Nothing ...
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Windows 8.1 stuck on “Checking for updates…”

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear to be updating. When I go to check for updates, it seems to just continuously check for updates without making progress. I have left it for a few hours with no luck. I ...
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How do you get out of the Windows bad update nightmare?

My (HP) Windows 7 box is showing the "Not Genuine" warning. I see that this is because of a bad update and the "fix update" KB3024777 has failed something like 30 times with "unknown error" Tried ...
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Given a list of KB numbers for Windows Updates, how can I find out what's in the updates?

I have this issue with a program I work on, where the program behaves differently on my development machine v. the QA environment. I suspect the difference between the environments lies in which ...
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Prevent a windows update from ever installing

I have downgraded my Skype from version 6.14 to 5.8 but windows keeps trying to run the upgrade back to 6.11 (a version that doest even work...). So I usually can keep 5.8 for a few days and suddenly ...
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Configuring per-item Windows Updates

There are innumerable reasons why someone would not want Windows to automatically apply any and all updates blindly. Most rational people with a modicum of computer knowledge will opt to set Windows ...
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Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
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Windows update is installed, but not installed

Once upon a time there was a fully functional Windows 7 x64-aware computer, later, dark lord Microsoft released Security update KB2859537 and computer was unable to run most of applications. And ...
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Will Windows 7 update if the computer is turned off at the time it is set to auto-update?

While using win7, I find a windows update function, and an action center will show at the right bottom corner of the computer notification area. I set it to auto install the important updates at 5pm ...
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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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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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How do I know if an installed driver was obtained from Windows Update?

Is there anyway to know if a driver was obtained from Windows Update on Windows 7?
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How can I reject an update in Windows 10 Pro?

Same as How can I defer updates in Windows 10 Home?, but for Windows 10 Pro: I prefer knowing what each update does and reading about its impact (including whether it is causing widespread ...
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Windows Update on Server 2012 hangs at 0% downloaded

When I run Windows Update on Server 2012 after a fresh install from DVD, it hangs at 0%. I left it overnight, it did not progress at all.
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Update error 80050007 windows defender updates 8.1

I've read several posts offering solutions but none seem to help. I have Comodo installed - defender I think gets disabled by this. Tried running update as administrator and a script. Made sure logged ...
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Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...
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How can I repair my component store in Windows 8.1 with a downloaded image using dism.exe?

I'm running Windows 8.1 and I get the following error when I try to repair my system: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth /logpath:D:\Downloads\dismlog.txt ...
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Windows Update doesn't recognize me as administrator

Back in 2012, when I first started using my laptop (a Dell model running Windows 8), I changed the Windows Update settings so that it would check with me before downloading/installing any updates. I ...
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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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Windows 7 - KB976932 - Installation fails with error 800b0100

I am having an issue with Windows 7 Update (KB976932). it continues to fail with the error 800b0100 I have tried several articles on the internet to find help.. but nothing works. Anyone knows how ...
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Windows Update history contradicting itself

I was just working on a Thinkpad with Windows 7 and in the homepage of Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update it showed Most recent check for updates: Never Updates were installed: ...
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How to attempt driver update for ALL hardware using Windows Update, after Windows 7 installed with no Internet Connection

When you install Windows 7, your install source may not have drivers for your networking hardware. This means that the install process skips the step where it goes online and looks for all the "best" ...
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Applied a Windows Update and now my machine won't boot

So I run Windows 8 in a VMWare VM. Today I got that lovely "your computer will reboot in 15 minutes to install important updates". So, I rebooted it. It did all the "applying update" magic and then ...
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How to install Wireless Driver from Windows Update with error 80070002?

I am experiencing problems with installing simple WLAN driver for System: Windows 8 64bit. Wireless card is: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285. I tried to install driver manualy even from Windows Update but it ...
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IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE since Windows update

I'm getting this STOP error after I updated Windows 7 using Windows Update. I made a system restore in order to try to solve temporarily. I don't want to stay outdated and exposed, so I searched and ...
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Is there an easier way to see the contents of the optional Windows 7 updates?

Here's my problem: Windows 7 tells me it has updates, both important and optional. I always accept all the important updates, but I don't want to accept every optional update. So, I'd like to quickly ...
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Windows 7 Virtual machine maintaining with System Updates and MSE updates

I have multiple VMs (1 for Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7 and so on -- I know I could use other tools like IETester but that's apart from this question). It is nice to have those VMs, since ...
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HP Laserjet 1300n standalone drivers for Win7 64bit, copy from windows update

I've just got a new laptop with Windows 7 64bit. I share my printers out from a CUPS server and under Windows XP it was easy to connect to my shared printers. I would just navigate to \\server and all ...
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KB973685 - Error opening installation log file

I'm having an issue installing KB973685 via Windows Update and manually. I receive the error below when trying to install it manually: Error opening installation log file. Verify that the ...
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Windows 10 reserve button does nothing

I don't see the Windows 10 icon in the task bar, however when I open Windows Update, I see a prompt saying Windows 10 will soon be available and a button "Reserve". When I press this button, the ...
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Windows 7: Can't use Windows Update

I want to get the "get windows10" taskbar icon thing. It needs updates. I've tried checking for updates but it's not allowing me. Error code: 80072F76 I went onto the support site for this and ...