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

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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 ...
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Find all windows updates

I have a windows 7 cd with sp1 when i install windows there are about 160 updates to download. is there a way to get a list or to download all of those updates so that I can slipstream them into my ...
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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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How to get a ISO with all the Windows Server 2008 r2 updates?

Server already have Windows Server 2008 r2 installed, but instead of checking for windows updates, that takes a long time, I would like to know if there is a way to download a ISO image with all the ...
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Windows updates failure configuring updates

I recently got a new computer and when i try to install the updates i get the following error "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" this issue is really annoying because i can ...
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Error 80073701 when installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I tried to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 using Windows Update, and I got an error (code 80073701 - unknown error). I tried it again, same thing. Rebooted and tried again, same error. Before I ...
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How do I tell Windows Update to not check for updates for my GPU drivers?

Windows 8.1 at work (no group policies) wants me to update my GPU drivers through Windows Update (it appears in my optional updates list). I'd rather do this manually since it gives me more control ...
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I have updates to install but I can't see them in the “select the updates to install list”

I'm getting an empty list of updates when Windows Update says I have 8 important and 1 optional of them to install. I can't see their descriptions. Any Idea?
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Can I delete the folder “C:\WINDOWS\Installer\$PatchCache$”?

This folder is taking up nearly a GB of my C partition. Is it possible to just delete it?
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Should I install Internet Explorer updates although I disabled it?

I have disabled Internet Explorer in the "Windows Features" dialog. Nonetheless Windows Update alerts me that there are security updates for IE. I am aware that I cannot uninstall IE and it remains ...
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windows 7: Can I make it automatically download updates during one period and install them in another?

When Windows 7 is configured to automatically update at a certain time (say Friday 5pm), is that also when it tries to download updates, or does it pull in the updates throughout the week, and only ...
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Disable Windows Update when on 3G network

Are there any tools/utilities that will change Windows Update to not download when a machine is using a 3G-type wireless network connection? Not sure if there is any difference between using a 3G USB ...
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Create a recurring appointment in Outlook for the Friday of every month after second Tuesday

I want to create a recurring appointment in Outlook for the Friday of the second Tuesday of each month to schedule server reboots because of Windows updates. Some months the second Friday is not the ...
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Windows 8.1 update error 8009001D

I cant install windows updates, it reports error 8009001D. I've tried to disable all windows services (expect Microsoft's), but still cannot install any updates. Does anyone know what this error ...
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Allow Windows Defender to update automatically but not Windows [duplicate]

Windows 8. (Not Windows 8.1) I have Windows Update set to check for updates but not install them automatically. I get nearly daily notifications from Windows Update to install Defender updates. Can I ...
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How do disable irrelevant or unwanted windows updates?

Windows keeps requesting to install the same updates that I have told it 'no' to several times, and it asks every time I turn my computer on. How do I tell it 'Absolutely not. Never. No. Stop ...
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Difference between Internet Explorer Proxy and WinHttp Proxy

I was having some issues recently as i was unable to check for Updates in Windows as it could not connect to update server as well as my OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) was drilled down and was not ...
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How to install LDR version of Microsoft Windows Update

I need a sos.dll version 4.0.30319.544 and as far as I have found the only way to get one - replay the installation process of .Net framework from the beginning. I have a brand new VM with .Net ...
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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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Why is my computer not updating via Windows Update?

I just recently installed Windows 8 Pro on a computer at work. The computer runs Windows Update fine while its not joined to the domain. However, once I join it to the domain it cannot perform windows ...