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Where can I get a list of Microsoft KB #'s and corresponding update descriptions?

I realize Microsoft has a searchable databse, but I don't want to have to plug in all 150,000 KB entries so that I can update my Excel spreadsheet. Is there somewhere that already has these listed? ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 Tech Preview from upgrading itself to a new test build?

I've found a Windows 10 bug that essentially stops my computer from working. This bug is only present in the 9926 build so far. When I use Windows Rollback to go back to the previous 9879 build, there ...
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KB-3135445 getting stuck at “searching this computer for updates” [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 fresh and installed SP1. A manual Windows Updates check hangs on the checking for updates screen. Following the advise in this answer: http://superuser.com/a/1022204/563857 I ...
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Upgrading 7 Embedded to SP1

I have approximately 100 devices out in the field with Windows 7 Embedded installed. I have a requirement to upgrade the IE version to a newer version (10 or 11), for this I need to update the ...
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How can I restore Windows 10 update history?

My Windows Update was stuck at 45% trying to install the update KB3124262. I tried to relaunch the Windows Update and then I restarted the PC but the update was never going to end. I searched online ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 1511 10586 update - Intel Iris Graphics 5100 not compatible

I have Mac Mini with Windows 10 in Boot Camp. Windows 10 Update to version 1511 10586 fails with error: This device isn't compatible in windows 10. Contact the manufacturer for more info. ...
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ESET Smart Security is showing updates to Windows 10 that are missing in Windows Update

I have installed a trial version of ESET Smart Security 9. It has a notification when there are new updates to Windows available. And currently it shows me 10 updates (interface is in Polish): ...
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Windows Update Error 80244019 after long time searching for updates

I have not updated my Windows system for over 5 months now (Windows 7, 64bit, SP1). This happened by mistake, not on purpose, because Windows update was set to install updates manually with prompting ...
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Microsoft update (MSU) does not find updates for other Microsoft products (e.g. Office) after MSU update

This post relates to an earlier thread of mine to fix a problem with Microsoft Update (MSU) during which I had to re-install MSU under Windows 7, 64bit, SP1. I installed this Microsoft update to fix ...
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Lenovo X230 and W530 won't install Windows Updates

It goes all the way through downloading all the updates, and when it gets mostly done installing it says there was an "Error-Could not install updates". This is a brand new out of the box Lenovo ...
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Original Windows 7 won't update [duplicate]

I have an activated Windows 7 but it simply won't update. I don't know if that is because of Windows 10 so there are no more Windows 7 updates. When I click on "Check for updates" green bar is ...
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ThinkPad T400 and Windows 8.1 “compatibility and support”

firstly, it's really hard to make title on this but I'll try to explain below. This problem occurs for some time but I think, not from very beginning of using Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad T400. When I ...
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Two Win10 computers, both up to date, run different builds

I have two computers, one laptop and one desktop. I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 (from Win7 OEM) a few months ago using the Media Creation Tool. I have now just done an in-place upgrade upgrade on ...
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Where does Windows store hidden-update settings?

I’m trying to find out where Windows stores information about updates that have been hidden. There is another question that asks this, but the location was not actually given, only a method for ...
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Restarting through the Start menu does not apply updates but “Restart now” button in Settings app does; what precisely is the button doing?

Windows 10 Settings>Update and security Is there any way to view precisely (command or executable) what link (text or button) in the Settings app points to? My particular interest is the Restart Now ...
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Windows 10 update to version 1511, 10586 on netbook hogs internet to download, fails to upgrade, downloads again

I've got a cheap netbook that came with Windows 10 installed (Lenovo Ideapad 100S). It's now stuck in a resource-hogging loop that downloads the "Upgrade to Windows 10 Home, version 1511, 10586" over ...
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Is there a mirror for different versions of each generation of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables?

Sometimes I have to hunt down older versions of a MSVC redistributable to troubleshoot version mis-matches. The only way I've been able to do this is to reference microsoft's Overview pages for ...
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Internet Explorer 11 became very slow after upgrading to Windows 10 plus some updates

Recently I updated my Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64. At that time I used Internet Explorer 11 and it worked fine. But yesterday I open it again to access the same website of before (the Banco ...
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Windows 7 Windows Update shortcut in Start/All Programs missing (deleted)

I have deleted the Windows Update Shortcut found in the All Programs list. I would like to reinstall it, but cannot seem to find the correct method. Any assistance will be sincerely appreciated! Thank ...
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Windows 10 Brightness Control in Video Fullscreen Mode

My computer recently updated Windows 10, and it now seems like I have less control of the brightness. Whenever I play a video file in VLC and enter fullscreen mode, the brightness bounces back to ...
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Will BoxStarter's Install-WindowsUpdate reboot the machine?

I use BoxStarter Install-WindowsUpdate to keep my development machines up to date. I run it from the PowerShell commandline. PS C:\Users\Administrator> Install-WindowsUpdate I think I one time ...
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Cannot do Windows updates on new Windows 7 installation (Compaq laptop)

Background I have an (old) Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop on which I have installed Windows 7 SP1 (via a Windows DVD) - a new installation, wiping all other data. I tried installing games but, though ...
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Windows 7 update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% [duplicate]

I have tried the answers in this question Windows update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% I have all ready installed the Update kb3102810, Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU ...
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Windows 10 wakes up at night although Update was completely finished a day before

I really really hate when my computer wakes up at 4:00h in the morning. So when I get Updates for my Win10 x64, I always schedule an immediate reboot, so that the update process can finish. That's ...
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Safe to delete “C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download”

One of our Windows 2003 servers has a fairly small C-partition, which is approaching full. I've had a quick look round using Disktective as to where the space has gone, and a fair bit of it seems to ...
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Laptop Power Button Won't Shut Down Stuck Installing Windows Updates

I have a Toshiba Tecra R950 laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. Last night it seemed stuck on the installing updates screen while shutting down. I let it run all night and it is still stuck. So I decided to ...
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what are the risks of clearing the “C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download” [duplicate]

I have windows server 2008 R2 ,which is running sharepoint server 2013. and I checked this folder "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and i found that it contain around 1.5 GB. although last ...
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list of available Windows HotFix IDs per Version

I'm working on a utility which extracts the installed HotFix IDs and compares them with the available HotFix IDs I'm executing the following wmi command to get the list of HotFix IDs wmic ...
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When did System Restore stop affecting Windows Updates?

Recently, I allowed Windows Update to install what it said were important updates. Immediately after the update, programs that were working fine just before the update were no longer working, ...
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Wireless Network suddenly cant connect after Windows update

UPDATE: As my patience started to end, the laptop started to display symptoms of other malfunctions, so I ended up returning it to Asus and actually had the price of the laptop back in store credit. I ...
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Cannot install updates on windows 10, VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR

Every time I try and install a Windows 10 update, it fails with this message (at 91% completed on the second stage of the update). Graphics cards: Intel HD Graphics 4600 (driver version 20.19.15.4300 ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying windows' automatic update needs reboot popup as non-admin?

While this answer may help if you're an admin, it doesn't help at work. So is there a way to get rid of this message without having to bother your admin?
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Windows Update does not display update notifications (Windows 7)

After performing a significant amount of research and reading posts on other sites, I have concluded that many Windows 7 systems are not displaying Windows Update notifications when updates become ...
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updating Windows 7 without activation [closed]

I wonder either it is really impossible to update Windows (Win 7 in my case) without having activated it (i.e. with no product key available) or if the activation is just recommended for doing this ...
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Windows Update Service eats my CPU for days on end

So the Windows Update Service is eating a whole core of my CPU persistently. Here is my sad story: Yesterday I noticed that "Service Host" was eating ~30% of my CPU. This turned out to be the update ...
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Windows 7 sp1 stuck checking for updates [duplicate]

I am asking here because I have tried everything I can and it wont fix. I restored to different restore points, returned to factory three times, and ran the auto fix utilities. It updated Saturday ...
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Windows Update errors on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

I've recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and there are more than 200 updates available, I let Windows Update download and install the updates but when the computer restarts, the logon (blue ...
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BITS service is not starting, Windows Update always stuck at 0%

Windows update is always stuck at 0%. The BITS service always crashes immediately on start with code -2147024894 / 0x80070002 I have tried lots of things that worked for other people with this error ...
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Windows update: “Some update files aren't signed correctly.” How to find out which?

Using Windows 10 build 10586, I get the following error Some update files aren't signed correctly. Error code: (0x800b0109) When it tries to download the new 11082 build. I have checked ...
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How to uninstall a Windows XP Update

Since foolhardily installing the latest windows updates, my XP laptop now takes 45 minutes to boot up; ThinkVantage no longer reacts and it took 30 mins to connect to the WiFi. According to this, ...
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How can I uninstall a specific Windows 7 update?

My Windows 7 has automatically installed a bunch of updates that make no sense - e.g. Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 ...
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How to stop Windows from switching back to “install updates automatically”?

I have Windows Updates set to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". However, Windows keeps changing back to "install updates automatically". In this post I read ...
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Windows Update process after reboot

How can i find out what is windows update (windows 10) doing in the background after the system is restarted? (and where is this process scheduled) I tried searching google for windows update ...
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IE cannot access HTTPS sites (FF can), Win Update error 800728f8

Been working on a machine for a while. Through IE11 on Win 7 I cannot access any HTTPS sites. Also, Win Update gives error 800728f8, which is usually clock-related. The clock is correct. I've reset ...
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How can I prevent background programs from using my internet? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 10. Many background programs / software are using my internet such as: Windows update, svchost.exe(netsvcs) , service host and some other programs. I tried some solutions like this ...
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Microsoft Update - list of supported software

Is there a list of software packages that are supported for provisioning via Microsoft Update (Windows Update with the "Give me updates for Microsoft products..." option)? I have done some searching, ...
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What is Windows Update doing? Behavior issues

I'd like to understand better what Windows Update process is doing. In some computer, I cannot understand if it is blocked or it is working fine. I used to have hands on keyboards of friends and ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Loses Network Sharing After Windows Updates

I have a home file server that was upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The upgrade went off without a hitch and everything has worked great with one exception: After almost every Windows Update ...
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Windows 7 SP1 wont update error code 800706F7

This appears to be a common problem and it has been reported on multiple sites and the answer always seems to come down to removing kb3004394 On the laptop in question I checked and the update is ...
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How to get rid of “Updates are available” message in Windows 10?

Today I got the following message: Computer was frozen and the only button available was "Get Updates". I don't need this feature, I need to work, not serve my machine the time she wants. ...