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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
2answers
33 views

Windows 10 - Windows Update and 90+% CPU usage issue

So I've finally updated my Dell E6400 to Windows 10. After a while of not using it I had to take it out of mothballs while my other machine is being repaired. And the expected annoyance happened: ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Windows Update Executable Path

I am setting up application whitelisting using Windows Firewall and part of that process is allowing Windows Update, but I cannot seem to find where the executable is located. This is for both ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
48 views

Windows Update doesn't work on Window 8.1

I bought new laptop and first thing I wanted to do was upgrading it to Windows 10 but whenever I use Windows Update -> Check updates it's just stuck on checking updates (5 dots are flying in and out ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

Windows 10 Update blocks my Internet connection completely

I always thought that Windows update is somewhat reluctant when it comes to network bandwidth, and runs at low priority. Not so on the update it installed today, I have to say that my DSL line only ...
0
votes
1answer
5k views

Windows 7 stuck in boot loop: “Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes.”

Anyone have this kind of problem before? I shut down my computer and I restart it. I can just see my screen show me about this line" failure configuring windows updates revert changes." After that, ...
10
votes
6answers
102k views

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?
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Windows 10 Update with Windows Server Update Services

The Windows 10 Clients in my infrastructure don't Update with the local Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in my network. I created for the Windows 10 Clients a Group Policy which is configuring ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Windows update searches(error) with service disabled(win7)

I'm trying to run windows update on a machine with an image, a colleague made some time back. But every time I search for updates it gives me the 8007000E error. I have tried turning the service off, ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Dropdown menus freezes any program after windows update

After applying an update to my windows 7 yesterday any dropdown menu that I click makes the parent program to freeze immediately and never be responsive again. If I ignore the program and wait, the ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
88
votes
6answers
26k views

What are all the Windows 7/8/8.1 updates (KBs) I must skip to avoid Windows 10 upgrading -and nags-?

It's been a time I didn't follow the list of which Windows 7/8/8.1 KBs I must skip since I don't want the unfinished Windows 10 at all. Moreover, I will still consider Windows 10 unfinished (-> ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

If I quit Windows 10 insider preview will I still receive Windows updates?

If I quit the Windows 10 Insiders preview when the official releases pick up and my current preview version is behind of the official version, will Windows update to the official version?
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Windows update stuck, no error code, no time out…

Fresh install of Windows7, i think the only things installed so far are the nvidia drivers, windows essential AV, and some other device drivers such as wifi. There are tons of updates. it downloads ...
-1
votes
0answers
22 views

Windows Update stuck and errors [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (Dell) on my Asus custom desktop, but I have a Windows 7 Pro key, so I used Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Pro. The computer shut down before the upgrade ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Used WSUOffline to update windows, now when windows restarts, it tries to auto login to a temp account that isn't there.

How do I get this back to normal. It stops and says there's a password error, and from there I can hit "other user" and then type my name and password, but this is annoying. How do I disable the auto-...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Can't get Insider Preview builds for Windows 10

I successfully installed a Windows 10 Education Insider Preview image onto my machine. Now, I'm getting notifications telling me I need to change my settings. When I click on them, I see this screen: ...
209
votes
7answers
1.3m views

Windows 7 SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates

I installed Windows 7 fresh and installed SP1. Now, when I try to check manually for Windows Updates it just hangs on the Checking for updates screen. I tried running this tool but this did not fix ...
1
vote
1answer
480 views

Windows 10 “Update Over LAN” Option Not Working

I am having issues with the "Get updates from and send updates to PCs on my local network" option on Win10. A bit of a background on my setup -- I have 2 desktop PCs and 2 laptops (all Win10 x64 Pro)...
7
votes
3answers
11k views

Windows update change download location

Is there a way to change the download path of windows updates? (I want to protect my SSDs from unnecessary writes.) Edit: I read a lot of articles about SSD in the last 6 months, and I came to the ...
7
votes
6answers
41k views

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, ...
1
vote
2answers
411 views

Vista laptop doesn't boot after Windows Update

I've been having trouble with my Dell Inspiron 1420. I've just reinstalled Vista and have been going through all of the updates. There is one point however where my laptop has 90 something updates ...
0
votes
1answer
94 views

System thread exception not handled (ndis.sys) 0xc1900101 0x40017 upgrading to Win 10

I want to upgrade a PC from Win7 to Win10 keeping file and apps because there is some software that I cannot reconfigure so I have to avoid the clean install. I installed it with a pendrive made with ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Windows 10 Windows Update not working (no error details)

My windows update is constantly failing with the following error: There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or ...
9
votes
2answers
154k views

Windows 7 - Windows Update Hangs On “Checking For Updates” [duplicate]

Today I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1. For some reason, it will just not update. I try to run Windows Update but all it does is hangs at "Checking for updates". I even let ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Windows 8 - DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth Crashes - Error Code 0x800F0906

Background Info: I have a virtual copy of Windows 8 Pro x64 running on Oracle Virtual Box. When I try to install update KB2977766-X64, I receive error code 0x80073712. This occurs when I use both ...
0
votes
1answer
160 views

What is the servicing stack and how does it work?

In Windows, there's something called the servicing stack which seems to fulfill the role of a package manager. I don't understand it very well, only that it seems that Component-Based Servicing (CBS), ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

Windowsupdate failure for specific packages

A computer at work is driving me batty. It running Win7 x64 Enterprise on a Intel Xeon processor). KB3102429 (v2) has been failing for the past few months, several times a day, cluttering up the HDD ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

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): ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

“Security update for Windows (KBXXXXXXX) is already installed on this computer”

I have been having recurring issues with software patches for Windows 7(x64) and Microsoft Office (x86). My issue is not that windows wants to install updates that are already present, but rather it ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

W8.1 unable to check for update from admin account

I have a windows 8.1 computer that I have found at my job which is unable to update even when logged in as local admin. There is no networked account.
1
vote
2answers
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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;...
32
votes
4answers
239k views

Can I invoke Windows Update from the command line?

It often happens that I have to watch this screen for minutes: I have no clue what's happening in the back. And I'm also not interested in watching the WindowsUpdate.log for changes. I would love ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Do i have to keep my laptop on while downloading Windows 10 Update, can i continue later from when i stopped

I Already Reserved windows 10, and the automatic download failed after 84%. This i faced Thrice, so now i don't want to leave my laptop on overnight. Do i have to restart the update download (provided ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Can not select a restart time in Windows Update in Windows 10

Is there any way to override the forced restart time, in the case where Windows 10 is soon going to restart the system, and the radio button for "Select a restart time" is greyed out / inactivated as ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I fix the errors listed in this CheckSUR.log file?

I'm trying to update my Windows 7 machine using Windows Updates but I'm continually getting error 800B0100 (similar to whats reported here, here, and here). After taking several steps mentioned in ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Windows 10 restores windows to normal size on lock

Since the last Windows 10 update (10.0.10586.420) when I lock my screen, and I return after a few minutes, many of my windows are restore from maximized to normal state. This program was maximized ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Disable automatic driver update for only one device in Windows 10

Is there a way we can disable automatic driver update for a specific device in Windows 10? The updated driver for that device (Intel Management Engine Interface 11.x in particular) causes problems on ...
0
votes
1answer
827 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
548 views

Microsoft update (MSU) does not find updates for other Microsoft products (e.g. Office) after MSU update

This post relates to an earlier thread of mine to fix a problem with Microsoft Update (MSU) during which I had to re-install MSU under Windows 7, 64bit, SP1. I installed this Microsoft update to fix ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Windows Update stalls in fresh W7 install after W10 upgrade. and more things [duplicate]

New user here. Thanks in advance for your attention and sorry if this was answered already, but I couldn't seem to find it, so here it is. In the last few days I've had 2 problems with Windows 7 SP1 ...
1
vote
1answer
7k views

How to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?

I am trying to install Win 7 SP1 (using Windows Update), but it failed with 0x800F0A12. I have a dual boot configuration windows - linux, otherwise perfectly normal configuration. This web page: http:...
7
votes
2answers
27k views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
28 views

Windows Update stuck at searching for updates, MSU also stuck at Searching for updates in Win7 [duplicate]

Yesterday I clean-installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with my own legit license key, on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. No issues so far, except some serious, frustrating Windows Update issues. Also, I had ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
8k views

Can't install Windows 8.1 Update - Error 0x800f081f

My laptop came with Windows 8 pre-installed. I installed all Microsoft updates, including that to 8.1 and have continued to do so. The latest update which has come through is KB 2912355 which is a ...
6
votes
4answers
11k views

Why are my Windows 7 updates continuously failing?

I'm an advanced level user here with an odd issue. I have two Windows Updates that are failing to install, every single time. I'm getting a mysterious "Code 1" error on both updates, an error for ...