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

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stuck at Windows 10 build 1511; Windows update doesn't show build 14316

I want to install the new Windows 10 build 14316 (w/ Bash shell!). I signed up for Windows insider and set the update speed to fast ring [see bottom image]. Unfortunately, when I click the update ...
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How do I force Windows to check for updates?

After a fresh Windows install – XP or 7 – how can I "force" Windows updates? I don't want to have "old" Windows updates after a week, so could it be done in "one step"? Are there any "magical" ...
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Windows 10 updating from Windows 7 via Windows update fail after 84%

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) with Windows 7 Home Premium-64 bit. I already reserved my Windows 10 copy and started an update to it that was 2,712.6 MB and failed after 84%, it took for that 17 ...
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Block Windows 10 P2P updates with a corporate firewall

I work for a small IT company that fix mostly Windows computers, and lately we have an huge issue with Windows 10 updates. When a new computer enters our network and starts downloading updates, it ...
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wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow not installing all updates

I would like to install updates from command line OS : Windows 7 x64 I ran wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow and in the log it says "No feature Update available" but it never installed the ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium update error 80070005

I get error # 80070005 whenever I try to update Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for the past month and a half. It tells me Windows cannot search for updates. I have tried to use System Restore, but it ...
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Windows has changed to download and install updates automatically?

I religiously have Windows Update set to: Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them However, this morning after having booted the machine, I have a notification ...
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Offline update of Windows?

What options, if any, exist for offline update of Microsoft Windows? If a solution exists please list your experience using it. Background: If for any reason a computer does not have a ...
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Windows Home Premium not installing updates. [duplicate]

I have enclosed event viewer system log: Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > ...
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80246008 error when trying to download windows 10

Windows 10 decided to start downloading, except Windows Update spent about 2 hours saying 0% complete on the download. I then got a code 80246008 error, how do I fix this? Also the page suggested ...
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Permanantly delete BITS annd Windows update services in windows 10

I have windows 10 enterprizes. i know that there is no way to stop windows 10 update. but we can only stop it from downloading updates by using registry and group policy. but it still takes too much ...
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windows 10 upgrade wont show percentages or time remaining

My dad is using windows 7 professional 64 - bit and he has clicked that upgrade to windows 10 button in the notification area but it has been going on for an hour and a half without any percentage ...
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How to keep windows 2003 Daylight Saving values updated

My web app runs on windows 2003 .Net 3.5 I have users from Israel (GMT +2), and Israel switched to Daylight saving time on 26/3/10 so now it's (GMT +3). I use TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTime that doesn’t ...
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How do I change time format in Windows 10 Windows Update scheduler?

My Date & time format are set correctly as far as I can surmise, I live in Finland, but prefer English as my OS language, yet, parts of Windows 10 UI seem to follow the 10PM/AM style instead of ...
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Installation of two different intel hd graphics diver over an single GPU

I have windows 7 ultimate SP1. Recently i was experiencing some issues about Windows Update stuck but by following correct solution from this site. windows update started working. before this happens ...
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Windows 10 update interruption

I accidentaly turned off my computer at the beginning of windows update. After powering it on again the updates and boot went through normally. Should i somehow check for any installation errors, or ...
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Where is old good “Updates” option in Windows 10 Control Panel?

I am running Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10586]. I realized that it no more shows "Updates" option in Control Panel. Quick online search revealed that stuff has been removed in Settings > Update. ...
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Did I just completely disable Windows 10 updates by disabling the Windows Update service?

I have a data cap and was trying to disable auto-updates on my laptop to use less data. I went into Services from the control panel and set the Startup Type of Windows Update to Disabled by right-...
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Why am I not able to apply the update “KB2670838” to my computer?

Background: I am trying to run the game "Leo's Fortune" on my computer. It shows the error: "Could not update DXGI factory! Try updating your Windows system." To try and solve this problem, listening ...
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Windows 10 recovering by itself and fails to boot

During last week's windows 10 update, a computer in my house rebooted and started the "Reset your PC" process (as in reset to factory defaults) of the computer. The reset did not succeeded and the ...
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Windows Fix it “resolving problems” - is it safe to “end task”? [duplicate]

I downloaded Microsoft Fix it because my Windows 7 Updates failed to download (stuck at 0%). For the past 30 minutes, Fix it looks like this: Does anyone with Fix it experience know whether it is ...
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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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Windows 7 always shows me an exclamation mark on the shutdown button

I have a Windows 7 Brazilian Portuguese box, but from the beginning of the year it always shows me an exclamation mark on the shutdown button, even if there are no updates. I think I need to ...
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After windows update explorer now opens C:\Program Files\NVIDIA folder on startup?

Since i did a windows update which installed a NVidia driver update, windows explorer now opens the C:\Program Files\NVIDIA folder every time I start windows. I've had a look round the usual Run ...
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The keyboard, WiFi and sound card stopped working after installing Windows 7 updates. How to fix this?

I have a preinstalled licensed Windows 7 x64 on my Asus laptop. I used to update it via the internet all the time, until at one point this proved to be a bad habit. I've been offered by Windows ...
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How to Force Automatic Updates to Install at a particular time

I need to control over when Windows 10 downloads and installs updates I have these PCs for a short time and they are deployed. I need to deliver them will all updates installed and tested. ...
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Language Package not installing

I am getting a failed message when trying to download the dutch language package. I am going through the control panel > Clock,language and Region > Language. The windows update log is showing the ...
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Windows Update no longer checks for updates in Windows 7 Ultimate

This problem began a few months ago and it this point it is becoming annoying. I run Windows 7 Ultimate in a virtual machine (VMware Fusion) on an iMac (Retina 5K 2014). The Win7 VM was built from an ...
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Stuck in bootloop during windows update

Backstory: I am running a dual boot Ubuntu/windows 10 computer, and last night I left my windows on. When I woke up however, it had shut down for some update. When I turned it back on it said that it ...
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Windows Update waking machine from hibernation

One of my family members has a Windows (Vista) machine which is waking itself up from hibernation in an annoying fashion. Some investigation suggests that Windows Update is the guilty party - it doesn'...
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Windows installer fails to update itself with error 0x80073701 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING and will not load any other updates

Another symptom is that it claims that there has been no last update installation ever. It quotes a null in a non-existing source code file on somebody's d: drive: 2014-12-27 00:12:17, Error ...
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Windows 8 Software Update in Background?

When I start the Windows Update in the Metro UI and then exit to the Desktop, is the Update then still in progress? Is there a possiblity to see running metro applications in the background?
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Windows 10 update won't install printer driver - Error 0x80240017

Recently I got a driver update for my HP printer delivered through the Windows 10 updater. It seems that the driver was successfully downloaded but cannot be properly installed, every time I try I'll ...
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Windows 7 not finding any updates after clean install [duplicate]

I just did a clean install of windows 7 professional 64-bit on my skylake build and I was able to install windows 7 fine, I even installed the usb drivers, chipset drivers and the rest of the drivers ...
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Windows 7 Windows Update stucks checking for updates [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate and installed SP1. Now, when I try to check manually for Windows Updates it just hangs on the Checking for updates screen. I proved to install with wsus offline but I ...
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DrUpdate.dll error in sfc /scannow

I have an issue with sfc /scannow. It finishes the verification process and informs me of errors there were unable to be fixed. I looked into CBS.log file and I found four entries related to drupdate....
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Mass updating/install on Windows [closed]

I currently use LogMeIn to remotely manage a bunch of computers around the country. However, I am curious as if there is a way to make updating on them automatic and install and make system changes on ...
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How long does it take to scan for Windows 7 updates after fixing Windows Update?

When Windows Update fails to download updates, it is often recommended to run the Microsoft FixIt located at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058 After running the FixIt, how long is it ...
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How to completely destroy Windows 10 Updater? [duplicate]

So I've tried the following: Disabled the Windows Update Service Enabled No auto-restart with logged o users for scheduled automatic update Set Windows Update to Notify to Schedule Restart and Defer ...
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Internet Not Accessible To Windows 10's Universal Apps

A problem I am facing from last 1 month. I have a Windows 10 Pro version 1511 Build 10586.71. I'm on a wifi connec. and internet is accessible to all desktop apps but not to universal apps. Windows ...
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Windows 7 seeing perpetual “Shutdown to update”

For about a week I've been seeing the yellow shield with an exclamation point on my shutdown button. I shutdown but no updates are applied and shortly afterward the yellow shield appears again. I see ...
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Windows 10 Update shows unwanted Language Packs

I'm using Windows 10 Enterprise. When I go to Windows Update, I get some Updates that I would like to install and about 100 Language Packs that I have neither requested nor want to install. They ...
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Syntax For Searching the Microsoft Update Catalog

Microsoft allows download of Windows Updates, drivers and other upgrades from the Microsoft Update Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com . Unfortunately there seems to be no search syntax ...
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Microsoft wants to install updates for a different OS version

I was looking at the specifics for the latest Microsoft security updates on the Microsoft website. I noticed that it was proposed to install updates tagged for a different OS version from the one I ...
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Is there a website which explains the recent Windows updates? [closed]

When windows informs me that there are new updates, I open the Windows Update dialog box. The new updates are listed as code names like KBxxxxxxx. The right panel contains the same copy/pasted boring ...
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Microsoft Update - how to make it work properly?

I`m using a wide range of Microsoft products - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1 included, Microsoft Project, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010. After doing a full OS reinstall I tried using ...
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Windows XP Microsoft Update web page continuous reload loop

So I go to update.microsoft.com. Run the ActiveX, and then the page loads, and says Done on the status bar. However, nothing happens. Windows updater does not run on the page. I have isntalled the ...
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Can I make a CD or DVD to install Microsoft updates?

Say I'm setting up (brand new) multilple PCs at one time and I don't have enough ethernet ports to hook them all up to the internet at once, is it possible to create a CD/DVD of updates that I could ...
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How do I uninstall the Sentinel Drivers from Windows 8?

I have tried several times to uninstall the sentinel drivers from my Windows 8 machine. It is a Toshiba laptop 64 bit system. Let me know step by step how do I do it, because I have tried other ...
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Is there a list of Windows Time Zone changes with Version details?

The Microsoft Windows time zone database changes periodically, and Microsoft pushes out changes via Windows Updates. These changes are also announced on the Microsoft Daylight Saving Time & Time ...