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

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Why Windows 7 ask me to allow updates when I have automatic updating turned on?

For Windows, the easiest way to install updates is to turn on automatic updating. Windows will install new updates as they become available. – microsoft.com I have automatic updating turned on. ...
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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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Error C0190019 applying update operation 6503 of 138763 (SettingSync.dll)

Recently I was trying to update my Windows 8.1. I downloaded the update and started update process. As soon the the installations started I encountered the error mentioned above. I did some ...
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Which of the Windows updates are really necessary?

I downloaded a lot of Windows updates in the automatic mode. Are they all necessary? Can I remove some of them? How do we know which ones are necessary?
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windows 8.1 not remembering update settings [duplicate]

Every time I turn my PC on I notice a flag in system tray with a red x which is notifying me about an issue in the Action Center. I click this and it says Change Windows Update setting (Important). ...
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An idea how to install KB2160329?

I'm fighting with the KB2160329 update. Windows 7 x64, installed and unable to start up the system.... There is a trick to revert it, but how to go about installing it. Seems that there is some issue ...
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Excel crashes when opening new file

HP notebook 8570p Windows 7 64bit MS Excel 2013 Excel crashes under these circumstances every time: (problem started after Windows Update Dec. 2014) Excel is open, and a range in a workbook has ...
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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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Make windows 8 install updates when shutting down without disabling fast boot

TL;DR: Scroll to the bottom bolded part When logging in to my Windows 8 PC, there's a yellow message like this: Windows Update Your PC will restart in 2 days to finish installing security ...
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Force Windows Update to check for updates with filters to avoid certain types of updates?

I Need to create a program that will check for and install important updates Would it be possible to have it only create a popup when updates are available? Currently I am using this code to check ...
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VirtualBox 4.3.20 stops working after Windows Update [duplicate]

I have a current version of VirtualBox 4.3.20, but after the latest Windows 7 update on Dec. 11th, 2014, it cannot open any virtual machine. First, it would not open the program at all. After a ...
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Unable to access external HTTPS websites…unable to download windows updates

I need help with two problems I'm having on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I believe they are connected. This server is not able to download windows updates and further checking I found out that I cannot ...
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Where can I find information about this Windows Update driver?

Windows Update has offered to install a driver on my system. I manually check for new updates, download and installation updates. Had I used automatic Windows Update settings it would have installed ...
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Is my Internet Explorer up to date? [closed]

Is my Internet Explorer up to date? I have version 11.0.9600.16428 whatever that means. The copyright date is 2013 which made me suspicious. I don't think its automatic update works in our office. ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium update error 80070005

I get error # 80070005 whenever I try to update Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for the past month and a half. It tells me Windows cannot search for updates. I have tried to use System Restore, but it ...
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How to proceed on hung Windows update patch installation?

My ASUS laptop running Windows 8.1 (x64) is hung on installing a Microsoft patch. I ran Windows Update yesterday, and Windows Update spent about 20 hours attempting to install patch 12 of 29. In my ...
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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 ...
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What to do when Windows 7 appears to hang during the installation of updates?

The following message has been displayed on the screen for the last almost hour or so: I'm guessing something went wrong and it's stuck in some sort of infinite loop or it's waiting for some event ...
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Getting PCs to report to WSUS [migrated]

We have Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) set up in our domain environment. It is configured and working correctly. We run into an issue every once in a where Windows Update will lose/forget the ...
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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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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: ...
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TiWorker.exe - Very High CPU Usage

I have a laptop running Windows 8. Although it originally ran well, it started having very bad performance issues. I decided to perform some research into the topic. Opening up Task Manager, I ...
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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 ...
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Randomly printing gets very slow - Windows Update suspect n° 1

In our small office LAN, we use a Kiocera Mita KM-165FX for printing, configured as a network printer. Every now and again (may happen every couple months) ALL the computers (Windows 7 e Windows 8) ...
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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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Windows Update when Group Policy Forbids

I am in the administrators group for my local Windows XP machine and I would like to get updates via http://update.microsoft.com/[1]. However, this is prevented via the group policy: Network ...
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Hard disk use has skyrocketed after Windows 8 updates

I've been using Windows 8 on my computer for 3 months. After applying the system updates, the hard disk usage has gone from 15GB to 26GB. What happened to my laptop? Is there anything I can do to free ...
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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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Windows 7 Blue Screen After Power Cut During Update

My windows was updating displaying the "Configuring Windows Update" and suddnly there was a power cut so pc shutdown, after that whenever i tried to boot it and it will pass the windows 7 logo screen ...
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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 ...
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Did windowsupdate for Windows XP close down? Error number 0x80248015

When I visit windows update (http://update.microsoft.com/) the page does not load. It displays [Error number: 0x80248015] and the message: The website has encountered a problem and cannot ...
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Does downloading a Windows 10 preview update get an ISO or just delta updates, similar to Windows Update?

I'm not on a metered connection, so I want to know if Windows 10 TP is going to start downloading a 5gb ISO or just the updated files when I click the 'Download now' button on the Previews tab under ...
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Turn off windows 8 update to 8.1 and delete downloaded update

Is there any possibility to turn off windows 8 update to windows 8.1? First it was asking me all the time if I want to update it, I pressed deny, now it changed the strategy and it automatically ...
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Visual Studio 2013 updates via Windows Update

I remember that Visual Studio 2005/2008/2010 would all automatically update via Windows Update like 99% of every other Microsoft product. Now however it seems that Visual Studio 2013 wants you to ...
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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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download.microsoft.com won't resolve

Currently, I am unable to download Windows updates to my PC (Windows 7), and I have discovered that the reason behind this is that Windows cannot resolve download.microsoft.com. Running nslookup will ...
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What are install* eula* and hash code directories sitting on the root of my drive?

I get these all of the time. I am guessing they are Windows Update, but why they are writing to the root of my secondary hard drive I do not know. The partition is not marked as a system partition. ...
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What's happened to my Windows 7 account?

As we all know, Microsoft released a bundle of updates on Patch Tuesday yesterday. I dutifully told Windows Update to install and I went to bed. This evening, when I finally got back on my computer, ...
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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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Windows update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0%

I have Windows 7 64-bit and the Windows Update isn't working properly. What can I do?
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Multiple Windows Updates on Windows Core Server

I'm on a Windows 2012 Core Server Machine and doing windows updates through Server Configuration. When It comes back with what updates I want to install I get... Select an option: (A)ll updates, (N)o ...
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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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How to know if the installation of Windows updates has been frozen or still working?

I had a fresh install of Windows 7. Now it downloaded lots of updates and installing it when I shutdown yesterday. Namely 158 updates. Now at the morning it's at the 138th one, and apparently stuck. ...
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Can I set up windows update to use the second drive for future updates?

My C drive is 15 Gb and filling up mostly with the windows update uninstall folders. Can I set up windows update to put these uninstall folders on a second drive with more space at the time the ...
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svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been experiencing high memory usage from one of my svchost.exe processes. Services under that particular process are BITS, EAPHost, IKEEXT, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade results in Green Screen of Death fixed only by changing user

after accepting Windows 8 proposal to upgrade to 8.1, and after restarting, my system behaves as follows It login normally Seconds after login a green screen with "please wait" written on it ...
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Is it possible to enforce the Microsoft update service for Microsoft Office via Group Policy?

I have a group policy that forces Windows Update to run at 3:00AM every night in my workstation OUs. I have recently found a few PC that had the GPO, but were still out of date. Additionally, I have ...
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Customizing device installation settings

Windows 7's Windows Update device driver update settings can be configured in Control Panel - Devices and Printers - Device installation settings: (click image to view full, larger image) What ...
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Is there a website which explains the recent Windows updates? [on hold]

When windows informs me that there are new updates, I open the Windows Update dialog box. The new updates are listed as code names like KBxxxxxxx. The right panel contains the same copy/pasted boring ...
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Black screen and blinking cursor in left corner after Windows update on Lenovo laptop

I have a Lenovo g570 laptop. After an auto-update got the IRQ less equal message, the computer won't start. It shows a black screen and a blinking cursor in the left corner. The F2 key won't work. How ...