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

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Windows Update failure error 80073712

My computer running Win 7 home 32 bit is facing some issues. The first s is that Windows Update is not able to check for updates. I get an error 80073712 Unknown error. I tried most options on this ...
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Are there pitfalls to letting windows manage my video card drivers?

I have a custom built machine which utilizes an XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 video card. I recently upgraded the machine to Windows 8 which very nicely detected and installed the video card driver ...
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Windows Automatic Update Installer

Is there a way to have a program install windows updates and then reboot and install and reboot automatically all night long? It would shave a lot of time off my hands. All versions of Windows.
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Uninstalling Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate N on my laptop which I got from MSDN. The N version of windows comes with no media software preinstalled which is fine by me but I need it just one time so I installed ...
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How to reuse drivers downloaded through Windows Update?

I'm looking for a way to isolate a smart card driver that is downloaded through Windows Update when I put it the first time on an RFID reader. The idea is then to install that driver on multiple ...
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How to install Wireless Driver from Windows Update with error 80070002?

I am experiencing problems with installing simple WLAN driver for System: Windows 8 64bit. Wireless card is: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285. I tried to install driver manualy even from Windows Update but it ...
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Installing .NET Framework 4 Client Profile breaks Windows Update

I have a Samsung NC-10 netbook with a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (it only had 2GB). If Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile is installed on it, Windows Update will always ...
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Exclude permanently IE 9 from the update listing in Windows 7

Hei there, as in the title, I'd like to exclude permanently the IE 9 install from the update list on Windows 7 replacing IE 8. As a web developper i prefer to have a clean and native version of IE8 ...
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deploying Java with SCCM / SCUP

We have a network of about 250 PC's which I want to deploy the java updates to. As distribution software we are using SCCM 2012 / SCUP 2011. Note: I need to deploy both the x86 and the x64 version. ...
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Windows 8 (64bit) can't update: 0x800F0922

I finally decided to make a thread after fighting with this problem for very long. First, let's see what i have in the registry: Second, I have these pending updates: What i try to do now, is: ...
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Windows Update Error 490

I'm having some issues installing windows update on this particular Windows 7 PC. I'm trying to (for instance) install Service Pack 1, and its popping up an error saying "Element Not Found", and then ...
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System cannot find “OfficeStarter.vbs”

When I boot the computer, I have an error message that reads: Script:C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate\OfficeStarter.vbs Error : The system cannot find the file specified. I think the problem was that ...
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Windows 8 update starts and fails with error 80096002

Windows 8 install. Trying to run Windows Update and it immediately fails with error code 80096002 From the event viewer: Fault bucket -1144026401, type 5 Event Name: WindowsUpdateFailure2 ...
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How to detect quickly that windows update is running right now on my PC?

A company windows PC can slow down from time to time. Antivirus, windows update, etc... How can a user detect that the currently a major (long) win update is being installed? A PC may be super slow ...
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Registry key setting to enable windows to download driver from windows update

I have to issue an update to software enable the setting shown in the picture below. I have systems that are set to "Never install driver software from Windows Update". I was wondering if there is ...
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What is the “Windows Update” service German translation?

I'm trying to enable the Windows Update service on a German Windows Vista machine. I tried translating "update" to German and looking for that but there does not appear to be anything similar. Does ...
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Windows 7 says it can not be updated due to Windows Update Service not running

My installation of Windows 7 refuses to fetch updates. When going to “Windows Update” in the control center (I hope it is “control center” in english, sorry I do have a german installation where it is ...
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Windows update wreaked havoc

I am having a weird problem that I hope I am going to describe properly. It all happened when I decided to update my Windows 7 Home. The problem is that, at reboot right after the Windows update, I ...
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Windows won't update and there's no “Windows Update” in Services

My computer won't update. I went to the Services folder and I don't have a "Windows Update" folder. I don't think my computer has updated for quite sometime and I'm sure it's well over due for one. ...
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IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE since Windows update

I'm getting this STOP error after I updated Windows 7 using Windows Update. I made a system restore in order to try to solve temporarily. I don't want to stay outdated and exposed, so I searched and ...
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Why is my computer not updating via Windows Update?

I just recently installed Windows 8 Pro on a computer at work. The computer runs Windows Update fine while its not joined to the domain. However, once I join it to the domain it cannot perform windows ...
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Cannot boot after latest windows 8 update - what diagnostic tools to use?

Following the latest Windows 8 update, my computer won't start. I cannot boot from any other USB stick, or a windows 7 DVD. It just says "MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION" and it reboots again and again. ...
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How to get “Update and Shutdown” instead of “Update and Restart” on Windows 8

After installing updates which require a reboot, the Windows 8 Power button shows "Update and Restart". What I really want is "Update and Shutdown". How can I get this option to appear? I didn't ...
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Really Prevent Windows 8 from Installing Updates

Background I have a Windows 8 64bit computer that frequently runs overnight data processing batches. To prevent that work from being interrupted, I set Windows Update to Download updates but let ...
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How can I tell why Windows 8 is failing to update?

The last two times Windows 8 has tried to update, the update failed and it reverted the changes. Is there any kind of log I can check to see why it's failing, or at least see what updates it's trying ...
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Windows Update KB2779768 Installation Failure on Windows 8

I purchased a new 64 bit computer with Windows 8 (not Pro) installed in December 2012. Today I am running Window-8 updates. All updates have a Status of Succeeded except one update that downloads but ...
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Why must Windows apply updates when shuting down and starting up and can this be disabled?

Why does Windows apply updates when shutting down AND turning on? I'm working on Windows 7 and would like to know if this can be disabled. It's really bad when I need to leave and turn off my laptop ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Update failing - Error code 80071A91

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit installation where Windows Update has stopped working for no apparent reason. 6 new important updates are listed as available. No matter whether I try to ...
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Can I download Windows Update without the 'Automatic Update' feature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Offline update of Windows? Windows 7 has this amazing update facility for noobs like me. However the automatic updates become a hassle when you are installing a new HDD ...
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Stop Windows 7 from forcefully shutting itself down when waiting to update

I have had this happen to me twice now. I'll be in the middle of working on something that has resulted in me not rebooting my machine for several days. If Windows 7 is waiting to install updates ...
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How can I completely remove my Visual C++ Express installation?

I have a bunch of 'Hotfix for Visual C++ Standard 2010 Beta 1 - ENU' updates installed. As well as 1 'Hotfix for Microsoft Visual C++ Express - ENU' I have already completely uninstalled Visual C++ ...
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Windows 7 update stuck while downloading

In Short: On an Eee PC 1015, I am not able to update the newly installed Windows 7 system that came with that Netbook. Updates only worked in small increments, rebooting multiple times, and the SP1 ...
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Windows Update Error

Im trying to run windows updates after doing a clean install of windows xp pro but it gives me an error and says the windows update service is already running. I have tried restarting the service as ...
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Complete auto-updating of fresh Windows install

Here's the scenario: You install Windows 7 There are 4,932 Windows Updates. You install them all. Reboot. Now there's 897 more. Install. Reboot. 332 now. Repeat. 129. Repeat. OK so I've exaggerated ...
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Windows 8 Software Updates keeps failing

Built a computer and anytime I try to do a single or all updates for Windows Updates, it fails. I try it again, it fails. I'm starting to give up! My computer is Windows 8 Professional, 64bit ...
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Force shutdown a pc stuck in updating via Team Viewer

Before I left office, I shutdown my work computer, leaving it in "Please do not power off..." screen. Now, when I log on to my own computer, I saw in Team Viewer that it's on. I thought it restarted ...
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How long should I allow Windows Vista Update to run?

I am running Windows Vista 64-bit, I think I was on the latest service pack. I tried to restart the computer today, and it has been at the "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing ...
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No GUI in server 2012 - Is it possible to run Windows update without GUI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I invoke Windows Update from the command line? I am currently using Windows Server 2012 Core, which does not have a GUI. Does anyone know, how to run a Windows ...
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Why are Windows language packs different sizes? [closed]

I am updating Windows 7, and I keep noticing that all the optional language packs are of different sizes: If I take two similar languages (say Dutch and German) then why is German about twice the ...
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Why are Windows 8 updates on startup? [closed]

I did a big step from Windows XP to Windows 8 recently. so maybe this question is for windows 7 too? In Windows XP, Windows installs updates at shutdowm. But in Windows 8, Windows installs updates on ...
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Does Windows Defender update if Windows Update is set to manual?

It looks like the Windows Defender in Windows 8 won't upgrade the signatures automatically, if Windows Update is set to "Notify, but don't install the upgrades". Is my impression real? Is there is a ...
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Windows Update can't install Windows Vista SP1

If you install Windows Vista RTM and run Windows Update, many updates are offered and will successfully install. Once all other updates are installed, Windows Vista service pack 1 is offered. When ...
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How many Product Keys do I need for Windows 8? one or more?

I came to know that many people buying more than one product key for Windows 8. What's the use of getting more Keys? Suppose If I purchase only one product key, OS available for limited time or Life ...
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Pending Update Notification from Windows 8 Desktop

In Windows 7 a balloon tip in the tray area let me know when I had updates that needed to be installed. In Windows 8 this seems to be missing or disabled by default. In fact, the only screen I've ...
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Error codes 80070490 and 8024200D in Windows Update

How do get past these stupid errors? The way I have set things up is that Windows Update tells me when there are new updates available and then I review them before installing them. Yesterday it told ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack 1 not showing

I've checked my SQL server version and it says "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 10.50.1600.1". I've seen here that there's a SP1 for it. Why doesn't windows update offer me to d/l it? Should I ...
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Can't find Sony Viao VGN-C25G brightness after Win7 (32bit) upgrade

I have a Sony VAIO VGN-C25G which I upgraded to Windows 7. After a while, the OS crashed. I reinstalled Windows 7 32bit again. Now the brightness setting does not appear in the power options ...
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Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?

I have 18 updates appearing for Windows 7 x64 but when I try to install any of them I get the error 800706BE. The Microsoft help that appears gives several solutions: Fix It button. This downloads ...
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Black Screen on Logon (windows 7 Home Premium)

I have been having some trouble with a dell XPS 15 laptop that I recently purchased. It is under a month old, and a problem has occurred, upon logging on just after start up, the computer will just ...
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Unnecessary Office Updates being offered?

On a relative's laptop I had selected custom installation for Office and installed only Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Recently I was doing some spring-cleaning and noticed that Windows Update (which is ...