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

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How to update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?

I don't think Windows 8.1 has Microsoft Update that can be used to update Office 2010. Can I update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?
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Windows Update is running, but not working

I've just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I'm trying to run Windows Update, but it refuses to work. When I attempt to check for updates it gives me the message "Windows cannot currently check ...
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Did a recent Windows Update significantly reduce usable RAM on low-end devices?

I've been running Windows 7 Starter on a HP netbook with the maximum amount of RAM Microsoft allowed netbook manufacturers to have and still be eligible to ship with OEM Windows (2 gigabytes). This ...
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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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Do Windows 7 Home Premium updates work under Standard User Account?

Do Windows 7 Home Premium updates work under Standard User Account when updates are set to "Install Updates Automatically"? So far I found this: ...
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Does system restore remove Windows updates?

If I make a system restore, it removes programs that I installed recently. But will it do the same for recent updates, or are they permanent?
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Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
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Windows Update on Windows 7 Kb2712808 will not install

This update will not install through windows update, with error code 8007065E -windows update encountered an unknown error. I'm an admin on the machine, its Windows 7 Pro, 32bit. Windows update "Get ...
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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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How to cancel Windows Update?

So once I pressed update in Windows Update, and the progress bar appears and it starts updating. However, it got stuck in "Preparing Update Installation". I cannot press cancel because it says I need ...
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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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Windows 7 update issues

I have updated Windows 7 for important updates. I rebooted to finish installing them. Nothing but black screen shows. F8 doesn't seem to work. During this the caps locks indicator flashes on and off ...
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How can I turn off Windows 7 Update restart reminders if I have Home Premium?

This popup appears after Windows updates have been (partially) installed: It is incessantly annoying and I'd like to prevent it form appearing. There are plenty of articles that recommend disabling ...
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Windows update results in 8024AFFF error

I'm trying to install IE 10 or IE 11 in Windows 7, using Windows Update, but it always fails with an 8024AFFF error. Searching the web, I found many people with the same problem with all sorts of ...
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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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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 ...