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

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How to schedule the definition update for Microsoft Security Essentials

This Windows 7 computer is on 24x7. According to MSE's settings screen, I have a weekly scan configured every Thursday at 2AM. According to Windows Update's configuration, WU is configured to ...
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How can I get this Razer Inc — Other Hardware update off my computer?

I keep getting this pop-up near all the time even after sending it multiple times. It seems to correspond with this update highlighted. There is no KB #, though. There is no mention of it in ...
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Are Security Updates necessary behind a router?

Are Security Updates necessary behind a hardware firewall like a router which doesn't has any open ports. The question applies to whatever the operating system is, say Windows, Linux, Android.. My ...
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Stopping a Windows Update KB3045999 from installing indefinitely on Windows 8?

I have a Windows update I would like to stop from installing. Every day I come back into my office and Windows Update has re-installed it, and every day I uninstall it. It's getting to be kind of ...
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Windows Update setting won't save

first time post. Ever since I refreshed my windows 8 laptop, Windows Update setting won't save. Background: On my laptop I had upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. Eventually I set Windows Update to ...
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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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Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) failed

The Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) update fails, and keeps popping up on every shutdown. This is very annoying. Now I have marked the update as "hidden", but that does not seem ...
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Windows update fails upon installation of IE11

So I was trying to get all updates installed in order to be eligible for win 10 upgrade, but when windows update tries to install ie11 it fails with 9C59 error code. Also manual installation of ie11 ...
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DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
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Too much “Restart and Update”

I recently reinstalled windows 8.1 64bit and when it finished "Restart and Update", if i go to "Power" again options appears "Restart and Update" again... I guess it could happen if per example it ...
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Windows updates keep reappearing

I had this trouble with last months updates and eventually I just hid them, now I'm having trouble with this months. KB2872339 and KB3035131 both insist that they need to be installed when I shutdown ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Insider Preview?

I heard, that I am able to update my windows 7 to Windows 10 Preview through the Windows Update Centre. I tried to find some guide about this, but was unsuccessful. Can you give me a link or ...
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Will Windows 10 erase all my files if I upgrade from Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have the little Get windows 10 icon in my toolbar now, and I'd like to update, but I'm afraid that it'll erase my files. If I update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 will my data get erased? For those ...
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Windows Update patch for a program i don't have?

Today i uninstalled Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3, and right after that i was prompted for an update Security Update for Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 3 (KB2993937) I only have Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 4 ...
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Windows 8.1 update unsuccessful

I can't successfully perform a complete scan using Windows update on my system. The scan is running endlessly, no errors and no timeout. I have used the Microsoft repair tool ...
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Windows update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0%

I have Windows 7 64-bit and the Windows Update isn't working properly. What can I do?
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How to hide updates in Windows Updates without GUI

When you don't want to update a particular windows update one can do that by following steps on windows 7 below: Open Windows Updates Click on View Updates Right click on the item you want to hide ...
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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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How can I defer updates in Windows 10 Home?

I prefer knowing what each update does and reading about its impact (including whether it is causing widespread problems for people) before allowing it to be installed on my system. How can I do this ...
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TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
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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 to manually start windows update

How can you manually begin Windows XP's Windows Update without entering to http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate with IE?
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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 to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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Win 7, permanent update of “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”

I get permanent update offers for “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” and installed them with success, but with the next restart I get another offer of the same version again. I have tried to ...
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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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Windows update keeps failing with a 13EC error

I have windows update keep failing over and over on trying to install visual studio 2010 service pack 1. But what is interesting is that visual studio 2010 is not installed on the this computer. This ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - infinite reboot loop: “We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes”

I just installed Windows 8.1. Unfortunately I also ran the automatic updates which messed everything up with an infinite reboot loop: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off ...
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How would I query, then toggle Windows updates off and on via a batch file?

Please take it easy on me if I speak out of place is this is my first post. :-) but I've been looking for a way to query the Windows Update service through a batch file and based on its current state, ...
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Virtual Win 7 machine irreparable on reboot (with pending Windows updates)

I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running in VMWare Workstation. Every time I reboot, Windows updates are configured and installed, the boot process fails, and finally the system attempts and fails ...
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Can't turn on Microsoft update in Windows 7 x86

I have a Windows 7 x86 virtual machine that hadn't been used for a while, and today I did a full Windows Update on it (including getting IE11). I noticed that I hadn't turned on Microsoft Updates, ...
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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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Windows 7 (x64) Update encounters an unknown error. ErrNo: 80244021

I used to update my Win7_x64 & Office2010_x64 regularly with no problem. It's been several months that I can't update anymore and keep receiving this error: 'an unknown error Code 80244021' while ...
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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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Windows automatically installing updates and rebooting despite group policy

I have been trying to find any pertinent articles online regarding this problem, but haven't uncovered much that is helpful. For a couple months now I have been plagued with workstations and ...
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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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What is KB3022345 [closed]

does anyone know what KB3022345 really does? Microsoft is trying to hide the reason like always but we want to know the truth. What all is it tracking? I have searched a lot but no good answers ...
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Installing updates on new installation of Windows 7, display turns off [closed]

Yesterday I started to reinstall Windows 7 32-bit version on my computer. I got to the point where I needed to install the updates, and so I downloaded and installed them, and after restarting the ...
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Prevent multiple restarts during installation of all windows updates

Windows requires multiple restarts to install all updates. Its typical that it lists set of updates and after installation and restart new set of updates becomes available. This can get repeated ...
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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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Can not update Windows 7 anymore

When i click "Install updates" progress bar shows up with "Preparing to install" text and it dissapears and again i see text about updates and button "Install updates". I have no events written in ...
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See size of Windows 10 updates

If I was on a metered connection, I would probably want to know how large each update is when updating through Windows Update. How can I see the size of each update that Windows 10 is downloading ...
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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I'm trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version from version 6.21.0.104. There are four methods that Skype uses to flag or request an upgrade: "Windows ...
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A list of all the Windows 8.1 updates [closed]

I am trying to find a list of some sort, which lists all the released updates (I mean every single one of them), for a specific version of Windows in release-date order. Does anyone happen to know if ...
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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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Resume Install of Cancelled Windows Update

I was downloading a Windows update on Windows 8.1 (specifically the Windows 10 Preview update) and the download had completed and install started. Shortly after this happened, I accidentally pressed ...
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'Update ErrorCode 80092004' in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I get an "Update ErrorCode 80092004" in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 when 'repeatedly' attempting to 'Update'. Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based ...
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What issues ensue from having multiple versions of Office installed? [closed]

My ultimate question is embodied in the title but I thought it might be helpful to others if I detail what instigated my inquiry and my examination of the problem. To me, the first rule of software ...
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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 ...