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

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Windows XP Microsoft Update web page continuous reload loop

So I go to update.microsoft.com. Run the ActiveX, and then the page loads, and says Done on the status bar. However, nothing happens. Windows updater does not run on the page. I have isntalled the ...
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Windows Update release schedule

We're August 8th and I'm concerned because the last Windows Update that was applied to my computer dates from July 11th. I'm using Windows 7 Pro, SQL Server, Office 2007 and Visual Studio and I'm ...
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What’s involved when Windows installs an update?

I’ve always been curious about this. It seems that there must be more than simple file copy operations happening. I just reinstalled XP on my netbook (Atom proc, 1GBmem) and installing all the various ...
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Windows 7 keeping updating and does not shutdown

It's been four days now, every time that I try to shutdown my computer, Windows tries to install updates, no problem with that, but the "updating" screen remains for more than 8 hours. This started ...
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Stop Windows 7 from installing critical updates

I have disabled Windows Update on Windows 7, but it still downloads and installs critical updates. As with Windows XP, these updates occasionally create problems. But in XP, once I disabled automatic ...
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Windows update using svchost.exe?

Lately I have been experiencing a lot of computers on our network being bogged down by svchost.exe. Nearly 50-100% CPU usage is associated with this process and I can't seem to figure out how to nix ...
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Windows 7 update temp cache [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Installer using usb drive for temp purposes Recently I re-installed windows 7 to a 64GB SSD. However, I'm noticing a strange behavior. Windows updates are taking ...
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Will Windows Update find chipset drivers?

Does Windows Update in Windows 7 find and install chipset drivers? It will automatically find newer versions of video and audio drivers, etc., but will it do the same for chipset updates?
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After Windows 7 update and restart, Windows shows black screen

I have Windows 7 Home Premium. After an update and a restart, I can't get to Windows anymore. My screen is black. I can hit CtrlAltDel and it takes me to the home screen to change user or task ...
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Windows 7 won't update while using FBWF (file based write filter)

Good Morning! I have a PC running Windows 7 ThinPC. I found a script on Microsoft's website (located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff850921.aspx) with instructionson how to set it up. ...
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Why does Windows/Microsoft Updates always take a long time to detect available updates?

TL;DR When you initiate Windows Updates within Windows XP, you are directed to the Windows Updates website. (Assuming you already have the ActiveX, Installer plug-in installed in your browser,) the ...
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Cannot update Windows update

When I try to get latest windows updates, windows (7 home) tells me that it needs to update the windows update. And that the Update window needs to be restarted in order to do that. After that restart ...
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Run command before Updates with WSUS

Due to a problem with our domain policies, before we can run an MSI installer, we have to run msiexec /regserver. What seems to happen is that the msiexec service stops running randomly (Windows XP ...
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How can I use WSUS in a Windows Workgroup?

Essentially I was wondering if it's possible to use the local gpedit.msc on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 machines to configure clients to use a workgroup based WSUS installation. With this - I ...
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Windows update error code : 80244004

I am using Windows 7 and ESET SMART SECURITY 5 . Today I wanted to update my computer using Windows Update but it does give me error : Error(s) found: Code 80244004 ...
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automate windows updates in Windows 7

I have a Win7 VM that I haven't used in a few months. Just loaded it the other day and spent most of the day downloading updates, installing updates, restarting, and repeating... Is there a tool ...
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Storing Windows Updates for reuse

At work we update lots of computers using Windows Update. Windows XP and 7 all day long, rarely some Vista. We do it through a corporate proxy, as connecting them to a domain to build a Wsus server ...
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Windows updates fail to install on XP SP3 with error 0x8007001F

I have an XP SP3 workstation where windows update seems to have stopped working properly. Going to "update history" in windows update shows that the error is: Installation Failure Error Code: ...
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Western Digital 1TB Hard Drive with Randomly Named Folders That I Can't Access or Delete [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Random directories in c:\ that I cannot delete I recently purchased a 1 TB Western Digital hard drive and today my laptop did 20 updates before shutting down. When I ...
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How do I tell Windows to shut up about Silverlight?

The problem is described well here, so I won't repeat it; but basically, hiding the Silverlight update the naive way doesn't work. So the question is -- how do I tell Windows to shut up about ...
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Win7 freeze/crash at random after all updates finish

Already a couple of months I have that my computer starts freezing (screen stays on but nothing moves anymore, wont come out of this condition) after windows update. I reverted with system restore to ...
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How to open Windows Update window (without waiting for it to pop)?

Currently the only time I can view updates (that are ready for download or install) is when there's a balloon pop-up in the system tray. Is there a way I can open the updates window any time I like?
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Does Windows Update run when Guest account is logged in?

Our other PC is primarily used for guests so the Guest account is logged on most of the time while the Admin account is rarely used. Does Windows Update run on Guest Account? If not, is there a way ...
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Wireless Network suddenly cant connect after Windows update

UPDATE: As my patience started to end, the laptop started to display symptoms of other malfunctions, so I ended up returning it to Asus and actually had the price of the laptop back in store credit. I ...
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Windows 7 unneeded files

I have 60GB SSD, and I had like 10GB of free space, before I installed 1.5GBs of updates. Now I have 1GB. So, where are those win update installation files, and any other temp or unneeded trash files? ...
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Windows 7 update hanging on shutdown

When I went to shutdown it indicated there were updates. I continued to shutdown and now it says Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1... There is a progress ...
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How do I fix repeated error 0x8007f0f4 during install of KB2686509

(On XP, in the event log, this problem will show as "Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8007f0f4: Security Update for Windows XP (KB2686509)." in the ...
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How do I delete left-over Windows Update folders?

My PC is 5 years old and I have had a great history for failed updates. Regardless if I open my C: drive, I have bunch of folders with names which sound something like ...
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Screen resolution messed up after update from windows update on windows 7

Hello i installed some updates for windows 7 from windows update yesterday and it completely messed up my screen resolution for some reason. I have always had 1920x1080 working fine without problems, ...
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Quickly install the latest .NET framework with all updates

Whenever I install the .NET framework in a new Windows installation there is a huge number of updates to download from Windows Update. I go through the Windows Update process once, reboot, then find ...
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Why can't I install this update (KB2597112)?

A couple weeks ago a security update KB2597112 was released. Some of the computers were automatically updated. Most of the computers can't finish installation, because of an error: "The expected ...
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Most effective way to install updates after windows XP reformat

I'm doing a fresh format/reinstall of an Asus EEE (not mine) from its recovery partition. This will restore its Windows XP (don't know exactly which SP). What is the quickest / most effective way to ...
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Set Windows Update to include Visual Studio

Can I set Windows Update to include also updates to Visual Studio Beta? For example, Microsoft just announced April update for Visual Studio 11 Beta. It would be great, if I was able to install them ...
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Cannot change windows update settings(despite being administrator)

I cannot change windows update settings for my computer despite being administrator of computer. The dropdown list is greyed out. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
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OSX Lion BootCamp: Win7 update breaks OSX, writes to OSX partition

I've had this happen twice now: I boot to win7 in boot camp, and install the windows updates as indicated by windows. After rebooting , osx loads slowly at first, and disk util tells me there are ...
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Microsoft Update - how to make it work properly?

I`m using a wide range of microsoft products - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1 included, Microsoft Project, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010. After doing a full OS reinstall I tried using ...
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How do I stop windows update writing to drives other than C:\? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows Installer using usb drive for temp purposes Windows Update seems to download updates to the drive with the most freespace. This is incredibly inconvenient and ...
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stuck at the “Preparing to Configure Windows” screen

Windows 7 installed new updates, restarted the computer, now its stuck at the "Preparing to Configure Windows" screen. The typical solution is to boot into safe mode and do a system restore, but for ...
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Why is Windows Update trying to install an update I don't need?

I have a Windows 7 system that currently has a single update pending: Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems If I try to install the update, Windows Update will: Create a ...
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Unable to use Windows Update

Updates fail, errors I get: Error details: Code 643, Code 80070026, Code 800700C1 Here are the updates I try to install: KB2518870 KB2572078 KB2633870 KB2656351 KB2570947 KB2468871 KB2533523 I ...
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install Win7 SP1 with bcdedit failing

I'm getting the error 0x800F0A12 which is described here. bcdedit says: C:\>bcdedit.exe Der Speicher für die Startkonfigurationsdaten konnte nicht geöffnet werden. Das System kann die angegebene ...
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How do i download a driver from windows update?

Unfortunately my manufacture didnt include a wifi driver on their cd. I have to connect via lan and use windows update to get it. How do i grab the installer/driver from windows update so i can store ...
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WPAD working for everything except Windows Update

I'm trying to get proxy auto detection working on a network, and it is working fine for all browsers, including IE, but Windows Update will not work. I have set up a web server to serve the same WPAD ...
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How did my Windows 7 just manage to download and install a bunch of updates if “auto updates” is turned off?

I know for sure that "auto updates" was disabled before the restart, and they are still disabled now. Yet, when I did the restart Windows showed me the percent ticker during shutdown, during restart, ...
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Shutdown Windows 7 without installing updates

Windows XP provided an option to shutdown the computer without installing any Windows updates. This convenient, time-saving option seems to be missing in Windows 7. Is it possible to shutdown Windows ...
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Removing Windows Update's nagging dialogue box

I've found how to stop the automatic restart for Windows Update on Windows 7 Home Premium using regedit, but I still get a dialogue box nagging me every four hours to restart my computer. Is there any ...
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How to apply all updates automatically for fresh install of Windows 7?

I had to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop. How can I tell Windows Update to completely update my laptop without asking the user nor waiting to restart. I want it to run overnight and get everything ...
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Can I delete the contents of WINNT\SoftwareDistribution\Download\ on Server 2003?

We have a small server running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, SP2 that only has 12GB of HD space. The C:\WINNT\SoftwareDistribution\Download\ folder is taking up over 1 GB of space. Is it ...
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Windows is no longer updating after reset

After I interrupted an installation of a Service Pack 1 download for my Windows Starter, Windows is no longer updating. I also did a system restore. I don't know if this is part of the issue, but I ...
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Cannot boot my system, stuck at Windows 7 updates

I have a HP ProBook 4520s, I have installed Windows 7. I updated it from internet and on system shutdown, it said, Please do no power off or unplug you machine , Installing update 36 of 47. ...