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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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How WIC got in to my pc [on hold]

When i going to install WIC(Windows Imaging Component) I notice that my PC already have installed. Who installed it? I mean windows update or visual studio does that? I have VS 2010(SP1) and 2013 ...
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What issues ensue from having multiple versions of Office installed? [on hold]

My ultimate question is embodied in the title but I thought it might be helpful to others if I detail what instigated my inquiry and my examination of the problem. To me, the first rule of software ...
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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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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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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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Why do Windows 7 updates take so long to install?

I installed Windows 7 on an old laptop yesterday evening, so that I could experiment with Win32 API programming. I started it updating about 5 hours ago. It downloaded the updates in 30 minutes or so, ...
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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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Remove Camera Raw (CR2) preview on Windows 8.1

Yesterday my Windows 8.1 installed about 60 updates. One effect is that CR2 files from my Canon SLR suddenly have a thumbnail preview and are displayed when browsing a folder with the Windows Photo ...
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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 ...
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Blocking Windows 10 upgrades on domain joined machines

In the April 2015 patches, Microsoft has started shipping a patch that contains the plumbing for the upcoming upgrade to Windows 10. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990214 On a personal ...
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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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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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How can I get rid of the annoying windows' automatic update needs reboot popup as non-admin?

While this answer may help if you're an admin, it doesn't help at work. So is there a way to get rid of this message without having to bother your admin?
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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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Remove Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport?

First of all, I would like to know what is Avast Firewall NDIS Filter Miniport(and what the hell it has to do with my pc even after uninstalling Avast IS). Then, How can I remove it from my pc? ...
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Windows 7 64-bit Installing updates - code 9c57

When I'm installing updates I get the error code 9c57. It's for updating Internet Explorer 11. Can't get around this error.
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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 ended in 2014. I have a question about the exact implications of this. I know that no new patches were to be created after the April 8 end of life ...
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Where can I find a list of recent updates from Microsoft?

What I would like to find is a list of all the recent updates, and when they were released. Products such as MS Office, Windows, MSSQL, etc. Only way I know to get a list of updates, is to go to the ...
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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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Upgrading Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro fails with “This key won't work. Check it and try again, or try a different key”

I can't seem to find a way to upgrade my laptop Windows 8.1 (64 bits) OS to Windows 8.1 Pro. I do have a key for the new version but when I input it in the Windows updater, it tells me: This key ...
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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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Are these Microsoft Updates Just Unneeded Windows Updates to Develop, Market, Promote, and Install Windows 10? [closed]

Normally, I recommend that Windows users install most Microsoft updates. From what I can tell, this may no longer be good advice. There seems to be now FOUR (4) different updates, all of which ...
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Update stopped appearing from Start search

I am using Windows 10, and I used to be able to search for "update" and it would show me Windows Update, but for some reason it stopped appearing either after the latest update or after I installed ...
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Windows Update has stopped working

My PC was being a bit weird - trying to save files in IE11 wasn't working - so I did a virus scan (no results) and thought I'd better make sure I was up to date with patches. When I tried to launch ...
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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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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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Controlling Windows Update frequency?

Is it possible to control how often Windows Update checks for available updates? I would imagine a registry hack is necessary?
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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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A list of all the Windows 8.1 updates [closed]

I am trying to find a list of some sort, which lists all the released updates (I mean every single one of them), for a specific version of Windows in release-date order. Does anyone happen to know if ...
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code 800736B3: Windows Update encountered an unknown error

I have a Samsung laptop model 330v3a-a0 with intel i5 x64 processor. My operating system is Windows 7 home premium. Several updates were recommended by "Windows Update" but they fail to install. for ...
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Windows Vista looks like XP post update

The other day the 'Windows Update' service prompted me for several important updates that were available. I sieved the ones that read 'Update for Microsoft Windows' and installed them. Here's a pic of ...
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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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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 Error 8024402C

While searching/downloading for latest Windows Updates, my system shows me; Windows Error 8024402C : Windows Update ran into a problem. I've tried changing the proxy settings as suggested on ...
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windows 8.1 stuck updating

I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Initially, I was able to use Windows Update to install updates through PC Settings -> Update and Recovery -> Windows Update. It would ...
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How can I repair my component store in Windows 8.1 with a downloaded image using dism.exe?

I'm running Windows 8.1 and I get the following error when I try to repair my system: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth /logpath:D:\Downloads\dismlog.txt ...
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Windows 8.1 Keeps Turning Off Automatic Updates

My OS keeps turning off automatic Windows updates without even logging off or restarting the computer. Action center icon in the task bar warns me about choosing an option for Windows update as if 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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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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How can I use Windows Firewall to only permit the Windows Update service to make an outbound connection?

I'm trying to tailor my Windows Firewall settings (using the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security console) to only permit programs that need to access the Internet with an outbound connection to do ...
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Windows Update doesn't recognize me as administrator

Back in 2012, when I first started using my laptop (a Dell model running Windows 8), I changed the Windows Update settings so that it would check with me before downloading/installing any updates. I ...
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How to skip particular update

I have a problem with two updates for Windows 10 Preview - they are constantly failing. I want to skip them, but using new 'Windows Update' UI I have no idea where to find this option. I'm using ...
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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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How do I stop getting updates for Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and Windows Defender?

I have disabled the service for Windows Defender and I have configured the Action Center to not monitor or notify me about Spyware and Unwanted software protection. Windows Updates however really ...
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Does Windows update KB3033929 modify the boot loader making it difficult to install on a dual boot system?

We have been unable to install Windows update KB3033929 on a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp either directly booted to Windows or running Windows as a VM with VMware Fusion. There appears to be a known ...
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How to resolve Windows Update Error 8024402F on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit?

I have been having the same problem with Windows Updates on 2 of my machines at home, both running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. One of the 2 machines is a brand new install, the other has run ...
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Where to download, or find a list of all the Windows updates

I have a Windows 7 SP1 installation disc. After I install Windows, there are about 160 updates to download. Is there a way to get a list or to download all of those updates so that I can create a new ...