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

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Microsoft wants to install updates for a different OS version

I was looking at the specifics for the latest Microsoft security updates on the Microsoft website. I noticed that it was proposed to install updates tagged for a different OS version from the one I ...
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Is browsing the internet during windows update or an antimalware scan safe?

Over 15 years ago (around 2000), my father never allowed me to use the computer while he was running a virus scan or Windows Update. Can I safely use Google Chrome for normal internet use (Youtube, ...
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Failed Windows Updates instantly removed from list of available updates in Windows Update

If Windows Update issues a Failed status for an Important security update, but the update is no longer displayed when selecting Check for updates, how is it best for users to proceed? Note: Nothing ...
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Activating full automatic updates in Windows 7

When I install Windows 7 on new machines (virtual and bare metal) I run Windows Update until it says "no Updates available". This involves some manual interference, like searching for updates, ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 does not automatically reboot after installing Windows Updates

Our Windows Updates are installed automatically during the maintenance window, which is configured manually on each of our 2012 R2 servers, so that we can specify different times for each server, or ...
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Update to window 8.1 fails with error code 0xC1900101-0x2002000A

I recently tried to update my computer from Window 8 to Window 8.1. It got to 83% and just froze. I restarted the computer, and it gave me the error code 0xC1900101-0x2002000A. I did have windows 8....
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How can I reject an update in Windows 10 Pro?

Same as How can I defer updates in Windows 10 Home?, but for Windows 10 Pro: I prefer knowing what each update does and reading about its impact (including whether it is causing widespread ...
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Windows 10 unable to connect to Internet through proxy

I am on Windows 10 Insider Build 10162. I use a proxy to connect to internet. Internet works fine on both Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. But when I try to ping Google.com from cmd, it says "Request ...
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Failiure to update Windows defender virus & spyware definition - 0x8024402c

An error with error code 0x8024402c is thrown each time while trying to update Windows Defender's virus & spyware definition. Checked the following for diagnosis, and found no problem with these;...
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Hibernate Windows 7 with outstanding updates

Despite hibernation being enabled, my home PC does not show Hibernate on the power menu when there are outstanding Windows updates. Background On both my Windows 7 Ultimate work and home PCs I have ...
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Checking for update: how it works?

Whats transactions are running behind a windows update check? When we try to update windows operating system, the first step will be checking for updates and after the checking is over it starts ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - PCs on my local network

In Windows 10, one is able to perform windows update from the local network (obviously provided that the updates are available): Is this possible on Windows 8.1?
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How to solve problems relating to failure in accessing Temp Folder: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp?

I'm running Windows 8.1 64 Bit. For about two weeks now I've been having problems with many of my program which seem to have been caused by failure to access the Temp Folder ( C:\Users\Username\...
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How can I get this Razer Inc — Other Hardware update off my computer?

I keep getting this pop-up near all the time even after sending it multiple times. It seems to correspond with this update highlighted. There is no KB #, though. There is no mention of it in ...
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Are Security Updates necessary behind a router?

Are Security Updates necessary behind a hardware firewall like a router which doesn't has any open ports. The question applies to whatever the operating system is, say Windows, Linux, Android.. My ...
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Stopping a Windows Update KB3045999 from installing indefinitely on Windows 8?

I have a Windows update I would like to stop from installing. Every day I come back into my office and Windows Update has re-installed it, and every day I uninstall it. It's getting to be kind of ...
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Windows Update setting won't save

first time post. Ever since I refreshed my windows 8 laptop, Windows Update setting won't save. Background: On my laptop I had upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. Eventually I set Windows Update to "...
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What is the KB number for the final XP Windows Update?

Since support for Windows XP has ended, anyone with an occasional need to run up an XP machine will be wise to make sure it at least has all the possible updates that were made available before ...
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Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) failed

The Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB3056819) update fails, and keeps popping up on every shutdown. This is very annoying. Now I have marked the update as "hidden", but that does not seem ...
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Windows update fails upon installation of IE11

So I was trying to get all updates installed in order to be eligible for win 10 upgrade, but when windows update tries to install ie11 it fails with 9C59 error code. Also manual installation of ie11 ...
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Too much “Restart and Update”

I recently reinstalled windows 8.1 64bit and when it finished "Restart and Update", if i go to "Power" again options appears "Restart and Update" again... I guess it could happen if per example it ...
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Windows updates keep reappearing

I had this trouble with last months updates and eventually I just hid them, now I'm having trouble with this months. KB2872339 and KB3035131 both insist that they need to be installed when I shutdown ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 Insider Preview?

I heard, that I am able to update my windows 7 to Windows 10 Preview through the Windows Update Centre. I tried to find some guide about this, but was unsuccessful. Can you give me a link or ...
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Will Windows 10 erase all my files if I upgrade from Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have the little Get windows 10 icon in my toolbar now, and I'd like to update, but I'm afraid that it'll erase my files. If I update from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 will my data get erased? For those ...
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How can I defer updates in Windows 10 Home?

I prefer knowing what each update does and reading about its impact (including whether it is causing widespread problems for people) before allowing it to be installed on my system. How can I do this ...
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Can I cancel the Windows 10 Free Upgrade?

I agreed to reserve the free Windows 10 update when prompted. I understand Windows 10 will be downloaded automatically some time in the near future. I also understand that I will have a choice whether ...
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Windows 8.1 update unsuccessful

I can't successfully perform a complete scan using Windows update on my system. The scan is running endlessly, no errors and no timeout. I have used the Microsoft repair tool WindowsUpdateDiagnostic....
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Windows 8.1 stuck on “Checking for updates…”

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear to be updating. When I go to check for updates, it seems to just continuously check for updates without making progress. I have left it for a few hours with no luck. I don'...
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How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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Stuck on “Preparing automatic repair” loop windows 10

Just a few hours ago I was installing an update for Windows 10 and then it started turning on and off. I let it do it's thing for a while until I found it odd that it would do it so much. When I ...
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Win 7, permanent update of “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”

I get permanent update offers for “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” and installed them with success, but with the next restart I get another offer of the same version again. I have tried to ...
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Windows update keeps failing with a 13EC error

I have windows update keep failing over and over on trying to install visual studio 2010 service pack 1. But what is interesting is that visual studio 2010 is not installed on the this computer. This ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - infinite reboot loop: “We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes”

I just installed Windows 8.1. Unfortunately I also ran the automatic updates which messed everything up with an infinite reboot loop: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off ...
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Windows Update on Server 2012 hangs at 0% downloaded

When I run Windows Update on Server 2012 after a fresh install from DVD, it hangs at 0%. I left it overnight, it did not progress at all.
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How would I query, then toggle Windows updates off and on via a batch file?

Please take it easy on me if I speak out of place is this is my first post. :-) but I've been looking for a way to query the Windows Update service through a batch file and based on its current state, ...
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Update error 80050007 windows defender updates 8.1

I've read several posts offering solutions but none seem to help. I have Comodo installed - defender I think gets disabled by this. Tried running update as administrator and a script. Made sure logged ...
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Windows automatically installing updates and rebooting despite group policy

I have been trying to find any pertinent articles online regarding this problem, but haven't uncovered much that is helpful. For a couple months now I have been plagued with workstations and ...
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Installing updates on new installation of Windows 7, display turns off [closed]

Yesterday I started to reinstall Windows 7 32-bit version on my computer. I got to the point where I needed to install the updates, and so I downloaded and installed them, and after restarting the ...
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Can not update Windows 7 anymore

When i click "Install updates" progress bar shows up with "Preparing to install" text and it dissapears and again i see text about updates and button "Install updates". I have no events written in ...
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See size of Windows 10 updates

If I was on a metered connection, I would probably want to know how large each update is when updating through Windows Update. How can I see the size of each update that Windows 10 is downloading &...
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Windows 7 (x64) Update encounters an unknown error. ErrNo: 80244021

I used to update my Win7_x64 & Office2010_x64 regularly with no problem. It's been several months that I can't update anymore and keep receiving this error: 'an unknown error Code 80244021' while ...
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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade?

I'm trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version from version 6.21.0.104. There are four methods that Skype uses to flag or request an upgrade: "Windows ...
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Resume Install of Cancelled Windows Update

I was downloading a Windows update on Windows 8.1 (specifically the Windows 10 Preview update) and the download had completed and install started. Shortly after this happened, I accidentally pressed '...
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'Update ErrorCode 80092004' in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

I get an "Update ErrorCode 80092004" in Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 when 'repeatedly' attempting to 'Update'. Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 for x64-based ...
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Upgrading 7 Embedded to SP1

I have approximately 100 devices out in the field with Windows 7 Embedded installed. I have a requirement to upgrade the IE version to a newer version (10 or 11), for this I need to update the ...
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Can't install Windows Updates - Error Code 800706F7 (No KB3004394 update installed)

Since the turn of the year, my PC hasn't been able to install any Windows Updates. It comes up with the following error 800706F7. Searching around suggests it's to do with the Windows Update KB3004394 ...
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Windows 7 update files deleted, now new updates cannot be installed

A friend of mine has "cleaned up" his Windows folder and deleted "unused update files". He tried to update Windows last weekend, but the update crashed again and again. It seems he simply deleted ...
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Unable to choose the Version of Skype to use

I have Skype which is from the Microsoft Store and I haven't download it as a separate software from the site then why is Microsoft Windows update giving me an update for a desktop version 7.0? ...
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Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...