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Cannot install Windows 8.1 Update Kb2919355. Windows Update Error 80073712

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64. On April 9th, I was offered two updates from Microsoft. Usually, updates install automatically through Windows update but the following two updates, I noticed today (April ...
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Bluescreen and can't update [on hold]

The computer of my friend is getting crazy. He has windows 7 and, sometimes, suddenly his computer restarts after a bluescreen appeared on the screen, like this: ...
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Failing Windows Updates with Error Code 800719e4

On a number of Vista machines I have now come across the same error - when installing updates everything works fine, until it after it reboots and the rolls back during step 3. On all occasions ...
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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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My laptop goes super slow time to time again for no apparent reason

I have Windows 8.1 OS installed on my HP 6530b Notebook PC. For the past few days, it is behaving in a quite weird manner. It slows down for a while even when there is no user application running on ...
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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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Configuring per-item Windows Updates

There are innumerable reasons why someone would not want Windows to automatically apply any and all updates blindly. Most rational people with a modicum of computer knowledge will opt to set Windows ...
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My Windows 8 desktop is stuck on updating

My HP Windows 8 desktop has been stuck on updates for hours and I don't know what to do. It's been displaying the message, "Updating 11 of 11..." For hours but can't seem to complete the operation. ...
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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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Delay windows update prompt indefinitely

I have Windows 7 pro and too often I get the prompt to update Windows and restart. As I do not want to shutdown and restart my PC too often, I would like to be able to "kill the prompt". The problem ...
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Batch file: how to check if Windows 8.1 update is installed [duplicate]

Now that Windows 8.1 Update (a.k.a. KB2919355) is out, and the Windows 8.1 Update is mandatory to get security updates: How can you check if Windows 8.1 Update is installed from within a batch file? ...
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Windows Update KB2779768 Installation Failure on Windows 8

I purchased a new 64 bit computer with Windows 8 (not Pro) installed in December 2012. Today I am running Window-8 updates. All updates have a Status of Succeeded except one update that downloads but ...
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Does Windows Defender update if Windows Update is set to manual?

It looks like the Windows Defender in Windows 8 won't upgrade the signatures automatically, if Windows Update is set to "Notify, but don't install the upgrades". Is my impression real? Is there is a ...
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force windows update download in background

My Windows 7 box is set to download all updates but no automatic install. Updates are installed with frequent shutdowns. All safe and nice. However, some updates (usually big ones, like service packs) ...
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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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How can I prevent Windows Update using my removable hard drive for its temporary files? [duplicate]

I use a removable hard drive to carry important files between home and work, with both PCs being Windows 7 based. If Windows Update starts an update on my system it often uses the removable drive for ...
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How can I stop Bing Bar from showing up in Windows Update

How can I stop the Bing Bar from continuing to show up in Windows Update. I have selected "Hide update" on it many times, but it eventually comes back. I do not have the Bing Bar installed on my ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8.1 Update 1 installation fails

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 Update 1. Whenever I install KB2919355 it fails. I have tried to install the Update manually as well as through the Windows Updates procedure. I don't know how to ...
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The recent big Windows 8.1 Update Slows Down System (KB2919355) [closed]

This update seems to have nice features, however after installing it my system doesn't seem to use its full processing power. The Task Manager confirms the CPU is not running at full load with tasks ...
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Windows 8 (64bit) can't update: 0x800F0922

I finally decided to make a thread after fighting with this problem for very long. First, let's see what i have in the registry: Second, I have these pending updates: What i try to do now, is: ...
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Can't turn on Microsoft update in Windows 7 x86

I have a Windows 7 x86 virtual machine that hadn't been used for a while, and today I did a full Windows Update on it (including getting IE11). I noticed that I hadn't turned on Microsoft Updates, ...
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List last Windows Update - vbscript

Im trying to write a script that reads a list of servers from a text file and outputs the last time a Windows Update was applied. Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set file = ...
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How to create a Windows installation media with all the latest updates included

I would like to create a Windows installation media with all the latest updates included; I believe it's called to "slipstream" the updates. How should I do this? I would like to create a new ...
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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 8 update / app store no longer runs

I just got my windows 8 laptop recently and I've wanted to perform all the system updates it has available. First and foremost, I went to windows update. I chose all the updates and told it to go. ...
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Windows 7 + Deep Freeze - I'm stuck in an endless reboot loop

I have the following setup: Windows 7 Ultimate Deep Freeze I "thawed" my machine last night and performed a Windows Update. The update is having issues (it gets stuck at 32%, fails, and restarts ...
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After 8th April - Windows XP updates [duplicate]

There seems to be lots of chats surrounding the following question (of sorts), but I can't seem to find anything definitive, so here goes: After 8th April, will Auto Update still work for XP ...
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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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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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Libaries and Windows Update not responding at startup

I have a weird problem with my computer, it came out of nowhere. When my computer starts up, all libraries(and the locations of it) do not respond. You can click on it and browse it, but it won't ...
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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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Windows Update folder crashes Windows Explorer when I click it

I have a problem with my pc. Every time I go to control panel and click Windows Update, a window appears and says: Windows Explorer has stopped working, restarting Windows Explorer. I don't know ...
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Can't do anything in windows 8 store

I got laptop with fresh install of windows 8 and want to update it to 8.1 before i start using it. I installed two updates necessary to see update in store. Now i see update but when i click it, tile ...
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Why did Microsoft chose Tuesday for patching security holes? [closed]

I was wondering why did Microsoft chose Tuesday for patching security holes in Windows? Why not any other day? Or why not just release the patch as soon as it is fixed to protect users? Is there any ...
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Will Windows Update still work for existing patches for XP systems after next month?

As you likely know, official support for Windows XP ends next month. I have a question about the exact implications of this. I know that no new patches will be created after the April 8 end of life ...
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How to update other Microsoft products via Windows Update

Accidentally I have unchecked Microsoft Update and Software notifications checkboxes and they disappeared from Change Settings. Can I get them back? update
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When WinXP support ends on 2014-04-08 will MS continue to make security updates for Premier customers? Will those the update be available to others?

Microsoft is wrapping up extended support for Windows XP next month (2014-04-08), which officially means the end up security updates. But this answer to an old question implies that some heavy-hitting ...
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Is it possible to pause window updates download?

I'm on a slow dial-up connection, and my window-8 is downloading some critical updates. The connection keeps disconnection, so I was thinking if it was possible to pause the updates download ?
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Overcoming a frozen Windows 8.1 update?

Hope I have found the right place to ask... Plugged in my laptop today and lifted the lid. Computer automatically turned on and said it was doing an update - not sure of the exact message :-/ ...
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How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7?

Sometimes when my Win 7 machine has programs that crashed, maybe Firefox, or IE, I would like to shut down the computer without installing any Windows update. That's because I worry that if IE or ...
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Prevent a windows update from ever installing

I have downgraded my Skype from version 6.14 to 5.8 but windows keeps trying to run the upgrade back to 6.11 (a version that doest even work...). So I usually can keep 5.8 for a few days and suddenly ...
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Skip language packs in Windows Update [duplicate]

Windows Update has 31 optional language packs in the Windows 7 Professional updates. They are unchecked and will not be installed. It is a bit annoying that there is a large list of updates totalling ...
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DISM RestoreHealth Source

I am trying to fix component store corruption on my windows 8 laptop which is preventing me from upgrading to Windows 8.1. I have tried to run DISM /online/Cleanup-image/RestoreHealth but it doesn't ...
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No USB ports working after Windows 7 update

After running Windows update, none of my USB ports are working. The wired mouse and keyboard won't light up. However, when I do a hard reboot, they both light up, until Windows loads then they are ...
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can't remove windows 7 update files [duplicate]

I'm trying to free-up space on my windows 7 OS drive. I've install all windows updates to-date and the Windows folder has almost doubled in size. I've read some articles on how to remove unneeded ...
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How to Fix Windows Update Error 80244018 on Window 7

I received Windows Update Error 80244018 on my Window 7 PC. Can someone with the same problem help me?
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Windows Firewall is blocking Windows Update

I recently uninstalled ZoneAlarm and have decided to use Windows Firewall as my firewall as ZoneAlarm was causing me grief when I was syncing my iphone. Anyway, I've noticed just then that Windows ...