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Windows 10 Insider version updates not installing

I have been running Windows 10 since the initial preview version with minimal problems. However, the last two Insider builds (10565 and the previous version) will not install. The build shows up in ...
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ESET Smart Security is showing updates to Windows 10 that are missing in Windows Update

I have installed a trial version of ESET Smart Security 9. It has a notification when there are new updates to Windows available. And currently it shows me 10 updates (interface is in Polish): ...
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How to install security updates after “Upgrade to Windows 10” hijacks Windows Update? [duplicate]

EDIT: Future visitors - the cited duplicate is not a duplicate. Ignore Ramhound's (and other's) claims. This is not a question about removing Get Windows 10 malware because it keeps returning. Instead,...
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Can Windows 10 do an Update and Shutdown? [duplicate]

After my Windows 10 system gets an update I can clearly see the 'Update and Restart' option, but what happened to 'Update and Shutdown'?
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Rebooting twice after an update

When I first started learning about computers I was taught that after any updates I should always restart twice, but was never offered an explanation and I never thought to ask why. Years on I still ...
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Searching for updates takes ages on freshly installed Windows 7 Pro [duplicate]

The title says it all. Since a few months, on every Windows 7 workstation I reinstall, the first check for updates takes several hours, during which there is no disk nor network activity but an ...
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How to disable a single update in windows update (Win10)

I have to disable A SINGLE update in windows 10, which is my video card, every freaking time it updates it i'll have BLUE SCREEN: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER, because the driver avaiable for windows ...
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How to disable automatic updates in Windows 10? [duplicate]

How can I disable automatic updates in Windows 10? I would prefer to install updates as and when I choose. This was an option in Windows 7 but looks to be missing in Windows 10. Needless to say '...
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What's with Windows Firewall warning me about wuapihost and prompting about access?

I'm running Win 10 on a little HP Stream 7 tablet and after waking it from a sleep of a whole day got a strange warning from Windows Firewall. It was telling me 'wuapihost.exe' was trying to access ...
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Prevent from installation of unwanted upgrade updates in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7: I twice uninstalled Update for Miscrosoft Windows KB3035583, but it was repeatedly installed, although it has been marked "Hide update". Additionally, settings for install updates was set "...
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Can't install Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3093266)

Every time I restart it fails to install. I tried changing the registry keys under profile list to my C: drive instead of %systemdrive% as mentioned here. Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Failing (On ...
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windows 7 does not update

Today I clean-installed windows-7 64bit. Everything is fine, but Windows Update does not run well. It told me that update for Windows Update should be installed first. So I pressed Install update but ...
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Windows Update secretly installed Windows Store app

This folder, filled with 25 .3mf files, showed up suddenly and without my consent: According to file/folder properties, the folder and its files were created on 16 September 2015: The file ...
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Windows update never finishes checking for updates on Windows 7

I have 2 Dell Optiplex GX620 PCs. Both have Windows 7 Home Premium. When checking for updates, both systems needed the update service updated before showing check for updates button. Once that was ...
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Stop IE from automatically updating

In my work, due to the fact I need to maintain older equipment, I need to keep IE8 and Java 1.6 (Java 6), I use Firefox or Chrome for everything other than older equipment, and this has never been a ...
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svchost.exe (netsvcs) high memory usage

OS: Windows 8 x64 (with all important updates installed) Symptom: On occasion or when Windows Update window is opened, svchost.exe (netsvcs) memory usage would soar to as high as ~2GB. An answer to ...
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Can I configure when Windows 10 updates itself and check the size of new updates?

I feel like I have little control about how Windows updates itself. I can't decide when it will download new updates, and I can't even check how big they are. My DSL connection is not super-fast and ...
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Windows 7 sp1 stuck checking for updates [duplicate]

I am asking here because I have tried everything I can and it wont fix. I restored to different restore points, returned to factory three times, and ran the auto fix utilities. It updated Saturday ...
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Why does Windows Update install new languages?

I just wanted to update my Windows (because I like my software to be up-to-date), and now Windows Update is downloading tons of language packs that I never asked for. Why is Windows Update doing that?...
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Windows 8 - 4 updates keep failing and looping, how do I resolve them?

I have Windows 8.1 on an Asus Transformer laptop. Every some time my computer does a force-update. The last group of updates failed. Now, the cycle goes like this: Every once in a while the computer ...
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windows 7 always shows me an exclamation mark

I have a Windows 7 it always shows me an exclamation mark on the shutdown button, even if there are no updates. I will shut down and restart and it goes away for a few minutes then re appears. I have ...
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Can I defer only certain updates that won't install on Windows 10?

I can not seem to get several windows updates to install on my Windows 10 PC, so I want to block them, something you used to be able to do easily in the UI, but it appears these UI elements are gone ...
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How to create a shortcut to Windows Update? [duplicate]

I know how to create a shortcut the the configuration screen of windows update: with this command: %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe url.dll,FileProtocolHandler wuapp.exe But is there anyway to ...
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Forcing Windows updates to pop-up during a presentation

I am giving a presentation about Microsoft/Windows updates. To get the attention of the public I want this screen to pop-up in the middle of my presentation; maybe with a shortcut. Does anyone have ...
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Choose what updates to install [duplicate]

When I check for updates on Windows 10, the system starts to install automatically all the updates found. Is there any way to choose before installing updates like in previous windows versions?
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Windows gets stuck at restarting screen

Windows Update installed the latest fixes and requested a restart. Then the computer was stuck at the restarting screen for several hours. Even after a cold reset the restarting screen was always ...
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XPS Viewer Setup wants to install KB932929. What is KB932929? No info available

Today I downloaded and started to install Microsoft's XPS Viewer on a Windows Vista system. When I started the installation process, one of the first things the Installer wanted to do is to install "...
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How to prevent hidden windows 10 upgrade? [duplicate]

Recently as per this article For individuals who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help upgradable devices get ready for Windows 10 by downloading the files ...
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How to get rid of “Updates are available” message in Windows 10?

Today I got the following message: Computer was frozen and the only button available was "Get Updates". I don't need this feature, I need to work, not serve my machine the time she wants. ...
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Uninstall apparently hidden Windows Updates

I need to uninstall some Flash updates which left me unable to debug the Flex application I'm working on. I went to the updates history in Windows Update and got the KB numbers of those updates, but ...
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Controlling Windows 10 update time

I am connected to an Internet connection that is free of charge from 1 o'clock to 7 in the morning and want to schedule this in windows 10. it means I want to set task scheduler to set my WiFi metered ...
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Windows 10 wakes itself up to install updates

I recently upgraded my home desktop computer to Windows 10. Ever since I've done this, my computer has been waking itself up from sleep at seemingly random times during the night. This is incredibly ...
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Windows Update error 80073701

I know that this Windows Update error has been discussed on other questions, like this and Microsoft already has some good answers, like this and this. But no matter what I try (and I tried everything)...
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Why does my laptop fail to update, and take an hour to restart?

Every few days, my Aspire 7741G-6426, which runs both Windows 7 and 8, forces a restart to apply updates. The updates never "take," though, and it goes through a cycle of restarting and re-trying ...
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How to get Windows 10 to automatically update printer drivers

I have ESET NOD32 installed and it tells me that there are supposed to be updates for my printer drivers available on Windows Update. But Windows 10 is not downloading these drivers by itself and ...
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Updating Windows 7 takes forever [closed]

I’m installing updates for my Windows 7 machine on shutdown. There seem to be two of them, and I get the usual warning: Please do not power off or unplug your machine. And: Installing update ...
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Windows Update errors on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

I've recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and there are more than 200 updates available, I let Windows Update download and install the updates but when the computer restarts, the logon (blue ...
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Pre-download Windows Update Package on Windows Server 2012 R2

I am about to maintain a weekly update on a Windows Server. To minimize the down time and the time waiting for the updates to download, is there any way I can pre-download the updates? There is a ...
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Windows Update under windows 10 - Very limited information, how to get more information?

I've installed Windows 10 on a PC, and I've noticed that the Windows Update process seems a lot like a black box, there is no information on how long updates will take if the PC needs to be restarted ...
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Internet Explorer 11 became very slow after upgrading to Windows 10 plus some updates

Recently I updated my Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64. At that time I used Internet Explorer 11 and it worked fine. But yesterday I open it again to access the same website of before (the Banco ...
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Windows Updates Install Over and Over

Edit: I'm noticing updates for products that don't exist on my system. Take KB2553322. That's for InfoPath, but it's not on my system. I recently noticed Office 2010 SP2 was failing to install. It ...
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Windows 7 Update Error: 80070057

I just upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista (32-bit) to Windows 7 (64-bit). After installing, it performed a critical update and successfully installed 4 of them. It then recognized that there were ~...
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Windows 7 takes 15 min before even downloading WIndows Updates [duplicate]

Every time I go to install updates--regardless of whether it's a single 2KB update or a dozen 300MB updates, the screen sticks at the "Please wait while windows..." for a good 15 minutes before it ...
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Cannot restore Windows 8 from Windows 10 because of local administrator account

I once activated local administrator account with net user. When trying to go back to windows 8 it refused because it said administrator account had been created. So I use net user again to deactivate ...
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Windows 7 - Can I get any indication of progress / % complete/how much longer, on “checking for updates”?

On a Windows 7 machine I wanted to install some languages I tried it requires updates. It has said "Checking for updates" for over 20 minutes. I suppose I could just keave it. Can I get any ...
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Windows Update fails with code 80244019

I just found that Windows Update is failing and hasn't installed any updates for a little more than a month. It says: Windows could not search for new updates There was a problem searching for ...
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How do I get rid of the (Windows Update) Upgrade to Windows 10 screen in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I've already attempted the solution presented here. This would work if I rebooted after removing the KB# updates, but after rebooting again they would reinstall themselves again KB2976978). I've also ...
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Windows 7 SP1 stuck on updating, Windows 10 installer does the same

So for some unknown reason, Windows refuses to load updates, and refuses to give an error when no internet is connected. Running the Windows update trouble shooter states that there is an error, but ...
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How do I stop Windows 10 from updating my graphics driver?

Every time Windows 10 runs updates (which I see no way to control), it updates my graphics driver. I like the old one because it is faster. So, I have to reinstall it. This is getting to be a pain. ...
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File system error :windows 10 task manager

Recently i updated windows 10 build and once the update have been applied myself getting weird error : As per the microsoft forum answer ,registry edit should fix the issue but while accessing ...