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

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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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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 ...
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Windows Update history contradicting itself

I was just working on a Thinkpad with Windows 7 and in the homepage of Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update it showed Most recent check for updates: Never Updates were installed: ...
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Mass updating/install on Windows [closed]

I currently use LogMeIn to remotely manage a bunch of computers around the country. However, I am curious as if there is a way to make updating on them automatic and install and make system changes on ...
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How do I disable the automatic restoring of open software after an update in Windows?

When Windows updates overnight on my work machine the next time I login it loads all the apps I had open before the update. I usually have a fair amount of apps open so it takes several minutes to ...
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Can't Install IE 10 on brand new Windows 7

I bought a new Alienware and they won't provide support for Windows Update (why should they, really). I go and try to run the IE 10 update like so: And, it hangs a bit on the screen above. Then, ...
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Will Windows 7 update if the computer is turned off at the time it is set to auto-update?

While using win7, I find a windows update function, and an action center will show at the right bottom corner of the computer notification area. I set it to auto install the important updates at 5pm ...
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How to stop Windows update popups? [duplicate]

I'm working on the project on my Windows 7 and have 20 browser tabs and 10 other windows open and right when I'm in the middle of typing this &#^$ pops up: and if I click away it goes away for ...
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Windows Update has updates for programs I don't have

I just installed Microsoft Visio 2013. This is the only program I have that's part of Office 2013. After I restarted, Windows Update suddenly popped up with 23 new updates, all related to Office 2013, ...
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Can I make a CD or DVD to install Microsoft updates?

Say I'm setting up (brand new) multilple PCs at one time and I don't have enough ethernet ports to hook them all up to the internet at once, is it possible to create a CD/DVD of updates that I could ...
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How can I bypass the error message “a newer version is installed” and install IE10?

In the last month, the Windows update tried to update daily to IE10 and always failed. The error code I got was always ("9C48"). (I have Windows 7, 64-bit version) I tried to remove IE9 and install ...
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Windows update stops working after upgrade to Pro

I have a Samsung 7 Gamer laptop that comes with Windows 8 installed. I have an MSDN subscription and I wanted to install Windows 8 Pro. I have tried both adding the Pro code into the pre-installed ...
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How to run all Windows Updates in one go without human intervention

I'm sure folks have experienced this. You reinstall Windows and then you have continuous cycles of update => reboots => login => update => reboots => login ... just to come to the "latest version". I ...
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How to install dism through command line in windows 7 by booting from a recovery windows 7 iso in a USB?

Recently I installed a faulty security update (2823324) released by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011 . My computer is constantly getting blue screen and restarting. I have tried each ...
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How to attempt driver update for ALL hardware using Windows Update, after Windows 7 installed with no Internet Connection

When you install Windows 7, your install source may not have drivers for your networking hardware. This means that the install process skips the step where it goes online and looks for all the "best" ...
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How to stop windows update autodisable at each restart ? (Windows XP)

Each time I restart my computer, windows update get disabled. I've already scanned for malware and didnt find any. What could I do ?
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Check whether Windows Updates are being installed

I have a powershell script that’s used by the IT support department for remotely installing software on workstations. The script supports the installation of multiple products (one after another)and ...
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Why is windows XP scanning for malware during update [closed]

Stupid Windows XP freezes during update on anti-malware utility update. Is it possible that it tries to scan my disk during the update? Killing the process make update continue. I wanted to reboot ...
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Windows Update continually repeats same updates

For the last week whenever I shutdown my Windows 7 Home Premium laptop, I get the yellow shield telling me I have updates (both updates are shown below my question). I shutdown the system, the updates ...
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Forcing Windows Update to Update Metro Apps through Command-Line

I got a couple of Surface RTs and I need a batch file to force Windows RT to update all Store apps; that is, instead of using the Store app's GUI to install updates one by one, I need some kind of ...
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Applied a Windows Update and now my machine won't boot

So I run Windows 8 in a VMWare VM. Today I got that lovely "your computer will reboot in 15 minutes to install important updates". So, I rebooted it. It did all the "applying update" magic and then ...
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Windows Update Removed IIS 8? [closed]

My Windows 8 machine installed three updates last night, and then rebooted. When I logged back in this morning to continue working, I noticed that I could no longer access any web application I had in ...
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After installing KB2656351 and KB2600217 and restarting, Windows Update prompts me to download those updates again

Resulting in an endless loop. What can I do? This happened after I installed .net 4 framework for github. Running win7 64bit
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How to merge WindowsUpdates into Windows 7 installation ISO

I have Windows 7 install ISO. I use it to install test environment. The problem is that I need to reinstall the environment often. And each time I have to install all the updates via WindowsUpdate. ...
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Windows Update obsessed with updates for software I've long since uninstalled

I have a Vista SP2 laptop that came with the demo version of Office 2007, which I eventually uninstalled. I naively did this at a time when Windows Update had available updates for Office 2007 in its ...
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Is it possible to pause the Windows Update download?

I'm on a slow dial-up connection, and my Windows 8 is downloading some critical updates. The connection keeps disconnecting, so I was thinking if it was possible to pause the updates download?
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Rerun failed Windows Update

One of my Windows 7 updates (Platform update for Windows 7 64bit) failed to install. It is an optional update but I want it to install anyway. I think since the update failed I have problems opening ...
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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 ...