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Windows 8 update error

When trying to update my computer to Windows 8.1 I get a message saying it couldn't update, so it restored the previous version and it gave this code 0x800706BA - 0x20003. I am very computer ...
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Windows Updates take too much time to install on new virtual server instances

The time it take for creating a new instance of Windows Server 2008 R2 and applying all the Windows updates (nearly 200 at the time of asking) takes way too long. What other approaches can be used to ...
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Windows Updates can be critical or recommended, but why?

I just wanted to know the difference is between Windows Updates being 'Critical' and 'Recommended'. And also what factors go into deciding this?
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Windows XP Home SP3 Windows Update won't run, hangs at “Checking for the latest updates for your computer…”

I have an MSI Wind U100 Netbook that I reset back to factory defaults, and I'm trying to run Windows Update. It's a completely fresh image, not a single thing was done to it besides filling out ...
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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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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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Is there a official way to install all Microsoft updates for Windows 8 offline without WSUS?

I am aware Microsoft publishes ISO images for security updates for a given month i.e. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40718 however the ISO image doesn't account for Windows 8. ...
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Allow Windows Update with Firewall set to block all outbound [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8.1 and I have blocked outgoing connections with the builtin Windows Advanced Firewall. Windows Update isn't whitelisted by the default outgoing rules list. How do I allow Windows ...
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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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Problems That Could Arise From Using “Pirated” Windows (any version) Mounted/Burned, Gotten From Bittorrents? [closed]

Not to say that I would do such a thing, but let's say someone decided to use bittorrents to download a free copy of Windows operating system (any one of them at all). What are, if any, some common ...
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Upgrading Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro fails with “This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key”

I can't seem to find a way to upgrade my laptop Windows 8.1 (64 bits) OS to Windows 8.1 Pro. I do have a key for the new version but when I input it in the Windows updater, it tells me: This key ...
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After an automatic update on windows 8.1 pc is doing rolling restarts

I got a notification a few hours ago that windows 8.1 had installed an auto update that required a restart. I decided to delay the restart. Then, as I was doing a video chat session in Lync the Lync ...
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Windows Update - hide unneeded updates

Imagine a situation - one installs Visual Studio 2012, uses it, installs all needed updates (the updates for other Microsoft products active in Windows Update) and so on. Then here comes Visual ...
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Windows will not recognize my key or update

I found a similar thread with someone saying he couldn't update on Windows 8. I have the same issue here, but it started with Windows 8 not accepting my key after a restart. Now the Windows 8 I used ...
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How to check what was installed by Windows Automatic Maintenance?

Windows Automatic Maintenance (on windows 8.1) just finished and during about 2 hours it consumed 6GB of disc space (which is very valuable as I have 128GB SSD only). How can I check what it installed ...
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Computer Hangs at Startup Screen

I recently updated my win7 HP Pavilion p6000 PC and it sort of hanged halfway while shutting down (part of the updating process) so I used the button to manually turn it off. Now I can't get my PC ...
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Problems updating to Windows 8.1

Yesterday I attempted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. My brother downloaded it on his computer the day before and I got it from the Windows store. It downloaded and prompted me to restart, ...
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SSL Error after upgrading to Windows 8.1

After upgrade my Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, I got this SSL Error: ...and this I have did some research and tried to change my system time up to date, reset my modem and use wireshark to see if ...
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Update to Windows 8.1 without using Windows Store [duplicate]

I am currently using Windows 8 on my desktop PC. I want to upgrade to Windows 8.1. I heard that Microsoft provides this update through Microsoft Store for free. But in My home I don't have a faster ...
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Upgrading from Win8 to Win8.1 with a Users directory Symlink

I run 2 drives in my laptop, ssd and hdd. I created a symlink from C:\Users to D:\Users to save space on my SSD. During update to windows 8.1, I am prompted with this message: What can I do to make ...
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How can I stop Bing Bar from showing up in Windows Update

How can I stop the Bing Bar from continuing to show up in Windows Update. I have selected "Hide update" on it many times, but it eventually comes back. I do not have the Bing Bar installed on my ...
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Windows Update Never Loads - XP

After choosing between "Express" or "Custom" update it keeps loading forever. That's how it looks like. I have been waiting for more than 24 hours, but no success. SYSTEM & ADDITIONAL INFO ...
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Why does Windows KB hotfixes contain 2 different versions of the same file?

why does Windows KB hotfixes contain 2 different versions of the same file? Take for example the kernel file in this update: +++ MS13-017 +++ |--[NTOSKRNL.EXE 6.1.7600.17207 (x86/x86) ...
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Windows update taking forever (literally) on installing some updates

Im talking about the windows mode (not shutting down or starting up), it always end up in a blue screen (random error number), or update failure, well now it took like, 5 hours and continuing on ...
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What is the easiest way to upgrade to Windows 8.1 if you cannot do it via the Windows Store?

I have a MSDN Subscription and have installed Windows 8 Professional using my Volume License version of Windows 8. The Windows 8.1 update does not show up in Windows Store. This is a known problem. ...
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How can I upgrade a clean Windows 8 install to Windows 8.1?

When I clean-installed my Windows 8, hoping to start clean when I upgraded to Windows 8.1, I noticed that the Windows 8.1 upgrade was absent from the Windows Store. It appeared again once I had spent ...
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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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Windows 8.1 update not showing

I have Windows 8 Pro activated with kms. when I open windows store, it doesn't show "win8.1 available". clicking on ms-windows-store:WindowsUpgrade just brings me to windows store main screen slmgr ...
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Is it possible to update from Windows 8 Enterprise to version 8.1 without having to reinstall the OS?

Today we are told that the 8.1 update, (a version which allows you to keep apps, settings, and files), is officially being rolled out worldwide. No longer will you have to do a clean OS install, to go ...
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Installing Windows patch from command line gives BSOD but fine if double clicked?

I'm trying to programatically install some Windows updates that were manually downloaded. If I double click the .exe and run through the install manually - everything works fine. If I, however, use ...
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Windows 7 has lost network conncection

I have got a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 which I always update if available it. The folowing problem occured after the previous update: Windows has lost network connection if the network traffic reach a ...
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should you install specific drivers from your motherboard / video card manufacturer, or let Windows do the job? [duplicate]

I have a computer which is working fine after a windows re-install. However, I did not install any drivers at all, they seem to have been installed via Windows Update. Back then, I remember I had to ...
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How to restart updates on Windows XP that were cancelled

I manually started a bunch of Windows updates that were due on my Windows XP machine (which is set to auto-download, but prompts me before installing). However, I needed to use my machine at the time, ...
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Manufacturer or Windows Update Drivers?

I installed fresh copy of Windows 8.1 last night and installed latest display drivers for my ATI card. When checking for Windows updates as an optional update i saw there's ATI's display driver and ...
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Win8 gets “bios has been reset” on every startup

recently i have had a periodically online windows update and since then I have been geeting this message on almost each startup. what should I do?
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Windows Update not working under XP Pro SP3

Since last 2 weeks Windows Update is not working at all. No "Updates are available" messages. When I run Microsoft Update, it opens IE 8. Doesn't matter if I select Express or Custom, it is stuck for ...
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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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My Windows 8 desktop is stuck on updating

My HP Windows 8 desktop has been stuck on updates for hours and I don't know what to do. It's been displaying the message, "Updating 11 of 11..." For hours but can't seem to complete the operation. ...
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Why is Windows Update telling me to install Internet Explorer 10 even though it is already installed?

I have a Windows 7 laptop. For some reason, Windows Update keeps telling me to install Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 even though it is already installed (downloaded from Microsoft website). ...
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Why do some Operating systems require reboots for certain tasks? [duplicate]

Windows always requires a reboot after updates or big programs are installed. Linux generally does not require reboots but occasionally does. It seems to me that the OS should be able to ...
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Preventing Windows Update from updating a certain driver via command line/script?

I work as a part-time system administrator and recently (in the last few months), we've been experiencing BSODs on almost all PCs in our group. We do know that most of these BSODs were caused by a ...
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What is the best way to manage WSUS updates on laptops?

we have one WSUS server distributing updates to computers in 4 school which are all part of one domain. Each school has a couple of laptop safes and I am trying to figure out a sensible way of ...
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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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Windows update is installed, but not installed

Once upon a time there was a fully functional Windows 7 x64-aware computer, later, dark lord Microsoft released Security update KB2859537 and computer was unable to run most of applications. And ...
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0x24 BSOD error while trying to update using Windows Update System

im trying to update my windows 7 x64, using the regular windows update function, but it gives me a 0x24 STOP error, it occures when i try to shut down my computer and start the update screen, it goes ...
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Windows Update preventing Internet Explorer 9 to download files from the internet

In the last 2-3 weeks I have been getting this problem where my clients cannot download files from the internet, when they try to download anything from IE 9 they don't even get a "Save As..." screen, ...
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Cannot install Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit) — KB2384140 is not applicable

I tried hard to install Internet Explorer 10 on my computer with Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. (It is a multilanguage version. The English is installed first, then language support packages are ...
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windows 8 update folders not hidden

some strange folders are being create in c:. Each of these folders contains an "amd64" folder. These supposed to be windows update stuff, but are created visible. What could be happening ?
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Windows Update not working in the Windows 8 Add Printer dialog

I am trying to add a legacy LPT EPSON printer to my Windows 8 system, but it isn't listed in the base list in the Add Printer dialog (the one which opens when I choose to add the printer manually). ...
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Hibernation during WIndows 7 update results in failure to wake

Is there a setting on Windows 7 that will prevent hibernation while Windows Update is awaiting a reboot to complete installation of an update? The repeatable scenario behind this is: Windows Update ...