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

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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 ...
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Problems connecting to Windows Update from an XP3 VM inside VMWare Workstation 9 on W7 SP1 x64 bit host

I am on Windows7 64-bit SP1 up to date w/ an AMD Turion II 540 Dual Core processor (x64). I have 4GB of RAM I am using VMWare Workstation 9 and created a new VM running XP3 Professional 32-bit from ...
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Windows 8.1 - windows update doesn't work with outbound connections that don't match a rule, blocked [duplicate]

I would like to ask for some support. I've installed windows 8.1 just to check it a bit. Within windows firewall i wanted to block all outbound connections which do not match a rule but windows update ...
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Repeating important updates for Microsoft Office 2007

Today I've started important updates for Windows Vista on laptop. Those updates include updates for other programs from Microsoft Update including Microsoft Office 2007 suit. All important updates ...
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Windows 8 wont boot after restart

I have a regular problem with the Windows 8 install on my Dell XPS 16. A fresh install of Windows 8 works fine without issue, but (and its happened 4 times now) after either a windows update (which I ...
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Windows won't install updates (Security Update for Microsoft Office 2013)

Today [Patch Tuesday] I installed the new Windows Updates available for Windows 8. I think there were 14 Updates altogether. All except 3 updates were installed. When i try to install the last 3 ...
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Custom Windows Configuration Batch File

I'd like to configure myself a one-click configuration windows script. However, I really don't know where to search for the lines to edit in the registry. I've found some things (such as UAC ...
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Notebook wants to reboot constantly

I'm having some trouble with my Asus S56CA Ultrabook. When I boot it up, in the login screen it has a message in the bottom right corner saying my computer will restart today to finish installing some ...
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Getting the list of packages of SP2 of Office 2010

In regards to the SP for Office 2010, I know that the SP is a cumulative package with many fixes/updates etc. Included in the SP2 for Office 2010 there should be an upgrade called KB2687623. I don't ...
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Possible to run Windows Update Server on FreeNAS?

Like the title says... Is there any way to run a Windows Update Server as a jail or something like that? Preferably I'd like to keep FreeNAS as the host OS. I don't think my box is powerful enough ...
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How to install .NET 4 on Windows XP without getting error 0x8024402F from Windows Update?

Installing .NET 4 on an updated Windows XP machine (sometimes?) results in breaking Windows Update. When .NET 4 is installed, Windows Update consistently fails with error code 0x8024402F. Removal of ...
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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 ...
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How risky is it too offset Windows Update for a few days?

After Patch Tuesday, zero days become public vulnerabilities and can be taken advantage of by the crowd. Therefore it becomes doubly important to patch immediately and the obnoxious automatic Windows ...
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Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8

My PC is running a bit slow lately, and I want to format it. I have a Windows 8 upgrade disc (upgrades from Windows 7 to Windows 8). I've seen here : How can I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and ...
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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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How to configure Windows 8 me to ask when I want update to be run?

Maybe it is Murphy's law that whenever I need to shutdown my laptop and leave as soon as possible (to catch a bus or something:) ) Windows always starts updating and it takes ages. It is very annoying ...
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Laptop not starting up after windows update

My laptop freezes on a black screen, i.e., the screen turns off but doesn't come back on after installing new Windows update, Windows 7 SP1 is what I think is causing it. I've run the Windows start ...
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MS updates to components that are not installed

I cannot be the only one, who experiences this: Windows Update keeps recommending me updates to components (.NET framework of different versions, parts of MS Office), which I think I do not have on ...
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How do you open a .msu file?

How does one open an ".msu" file? I'm trying to install PowerShell 2.0 on Windows XP SP3. I read that you can use something called wusa.exe or a packet manager program?
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How to resolve a hung up msdt.exe (Microsoft Windows Update Troubleshooter)?

I am having an issue where Windows 8 will not apply updates and says an error occurred when installing an update. To resolve it it recommended running the troubleshooter tool, which it then does. ...
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Troubleshooting failed updates on Vista

It's been a while since I've seen a Vista machine in the field, and I am now reminded of all the reasons why everybody hated this OS. I have about 30 failed updates with error codes ranging from ...
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svchost.exe Hogging CPU on Fresh XP Install

I got an ISO of Windows XP Professional with SP3 integrated from dreamspark. I burned it onto a DVD, and installed onto an old computer of mine. The first thing I did after installation was install ...
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How to stop windows update from restoring the default libraries?

Every month when Microsoft rolls in the latest Windows security fixes, one of these updates seems to think that I accidentally deleted the libraries "Music", "Pictures", and "Videos" and restores them ...
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Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?

Starting today, WMV playback on several software programs is incorrect. The bottom half of the WMV appears correctly, but the top half is black. This happens whether the WMV is scaled or not, and ...
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How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...
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English - India's Currency and number format is not available

I am using Windows XP Service pack 2 (2002), I need Indian (Locale) Number and Currrency formats , but the "English - India" is not available in languages bar , I customized the Dollar symbol and ...
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Windows 8.1 Clean Install vs Windows Update Benefits? [closed]

Is there any benefit to doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 versus doing the platform upgrade from windows update, such as better performance, etc?
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Windows 7 x64 “upgrade” repair fails (also Windows Update error 800B0001)

Update: The original issue that spawned this question has been fixed, so this is now moot. I was unable to use Windows Update, as it'd throw error 800B0001 when I tried to use it, and would also ask ...
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Public Wi-Fi and software updates

According to Microsoft, "Never update your software on a public Internet connection." So I have some questions. 1. What if a public Wi-Fi hotspot is the only Internet available, ever? Never update ...
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Windows 8 update - Google chrome in full screen mode

Last night Windows 8 has updated my machine and now when I open my browser (Google Chrome) it opens in "Full screen mode", like before certain Windows apps would do. Now e.g. I don't see my taskbar ...
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Error 80070008 while trying to install Windows 7 SP1?

I just now discovered that, for the past month, Windows 7 has been unable to install SP1 due to error 80070008 which indicates my PC with 4 GB RAM has run out of memory. I've used the Windows Update ...
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Why does my computer not display a log in box?

I started up my computer as normal, and clicked on my username, I expected the log-in box to appear, but after 10 minutes nothing happens. So I got my other spare computer and searched up the ...
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Which is better, run 32 bit OS in x64 processor, or keep away from windows updates ? [closed]

I have Windows Seven x64 installed on my PC. The thing is, If I install the Windows updates, the OS will freeze always. This happened to me with Vista, Seven and Eight. Dont know why. I have read ...
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Prevent users from installing Windows Updates

This may belong on ServerFault, but Ill start here and if it gets moved, fine Im trying to find a solution that prevents users from installing Windows/Automatic Updates on their workstations/laptops. ...
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Is there a script that can retrieve the current Windows 7 security updates? [duplicate]

I need a way to download the windows 7 security updates for multiple computers that do not have Internet connections, so running the windows update is out. What I would like is a way that I can ...
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I have updates to install but I can't see them in the “select the updates to install list”

I'm getting an empty list of updates when Windows Update says I have 8 important and 1 optional of them to install. I can't see their descriptions. Any Idea?
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Windows Vista shutting down while configuring updates

Im currently working on a PC (running Windows Vista) that keeps shutting down while configuring 3/3 updates after logon (Configuring 3/3 updates, 0%.), but then after a couple of seconds, the computer ...
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Do I need Microsoft.net Framework updates? [closed]

Do I need Microsoft.net Framework updates? Due to using an Ipad, I am not on my laptop very often, but I like to install the correct updates when I do. I just it use mainly for the internet and Word. ...
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Can't install Microsoft Office 2013 update

I had installed Office 2013 on May 4, and an update appeared for it in Windows Update May 5. I tried to install it, but when windows update got to office 2013 update, it stops giving me an error ...