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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Office 2007 in Windows Update when Office 2007 is not installed?

When I updated Windows 7 today, I noticed that it included several updates for Office 2007. However, I only have Office 2003 installed. Are these Office 2007 updates (a) for Office 2003, (b) for ...
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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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Shutdown Windows 7 without installing updates

Windows XP provided an option to shutdown the computer without installing any Windows updates. This convenient, time-saving option seems to be missing in Windows 7. Is it possible to shutdown Windows ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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WSUS Windows Update keeps recommending same updates on Windows 7

A Windows 7 Ultimate PC is connected to a WSUS intranet server, like a lot of other PCs here which are functioning fine. The same 3 updates keep presenting themselves as avaiable for installation, ...
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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 ...
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How to permanently disable OS updates in Windows 7?

I'm using Windows 7 to download. And Windows update gets in the way making the download slower. How do I disable it permanently? I tried to find the settings in the msconfig.exe. But can't find it. I ...
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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: ...
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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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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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Cannot install Windows 8.1 Update Kb2919355. Windows Update Error 80073712

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64. On April 9th, I was offered two updates from Microsoft. Usually, updates install automatically through Windows update but the following two updates, I noticed today (April ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?

TL;DR When you initiate Windows Updates within Windows XP, you are directed to the Windows Updates website. (Assuming you already have the ActiveX, Installer plug-in installed in your browser,) the ...
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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 ...
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Rerun failed Windows Update

One of my Windows 7 updates (Platform update for Windows 7 64bit) failed to install. It is an optional update but I want it to install anyway. I think since the update failed I have problems opening ...
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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 ...
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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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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..
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Does Windows 7 Updates really improve your system performance?

Till now I can not say I have ever seen a performance improvement or infact, any significant changes after installing Windows Updates. So my question is, how necessary is the updates for a Home user? ...
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How to include Office 2003 in Windows Automatic Updates

I've got a few new PC's with Windows 7 to roll-out for our office, but before I complete one and create an image to use for the others, I want to get Office 2003 fully up-to-date. I can't seem to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Windows Vista shutting down while configuring updates

Im currently working on a PC (running Windows Vista) that keeps shutting down while configuring 3/3 updates after logon (Configuring 3/3 updates, 0%.), but then after a couple of seconds, the computer ...
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Install of Update for KB2862330 fails with error 800B0100

I'm working on a Windows 7 Home Premium system (64-bit) with Service Pack 1 installed. Windows update is trying to install an update for KB2862330, but it's failing with error 800B0100. What's the ...
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How can we search through the list of completed Windows updates?

After installing Windows update, Control Panel → Windows Update shows the update history review: Enlarge How can we do a "search" through this list? For example, I would like to filter by ...
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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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How do I limit the CPU share of TrustedInstaller.exe on a Vista system

I'm trying to fix a few low end single core desktops running Vista. In normal use they're fast enough not to be a problem. The issue is that because these machines are only on when being used, ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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? ...
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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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Windows 7 driver search woefully slow

Any thoughts on why the driver search (when installing a usb device) on windows 7 is woefully slow? Even when I click to disable trying to get a driver from windows update, it still takes 10min+ to ...
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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 ...
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Windows Update destroys my internet connection

I'm having major problems with a new Windows update. On the latests update, my internet connection becomes broken in Vista. This is very abstract. The only way that I can fix it is to obviously do a ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Still receiving windows XP updates… Is this expected behavior?

According to the answer on another post, we should not have been receiving any more updates for Windows XP. But I am receiving updates: Is this indicative that my system is bugged or compromised ...
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How to get all XP service packs, updates, etc. together to avoid future downloads?

I am going through an agonizing re-install, on day three now of Windows Updates, VS Service Packs, etc. It's been tough having to download all this again on a 384kbps ADSL line. Besides the installs ...