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

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All Windows 10 updates fail with Error 0x80070bc9

I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 seamlessly. Everything works works perfectly that I can see, no crashes at all even when gaming, all completely stable. Except I cannot install any windows ...
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Can the Windows 10 download via Windows Update be interrupted?

Can the Windows 10 download via Windows Update be interrupted? I have seen the Windows Update doing it's thing in the background for a few days now, and I do switch off / sleep my computer every day, ...
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Windows 10 update does not resume downloading

I am trying to update my windows 8.1 to windows 10. I am updating through Control panel -> Windows Update. At one point of time updated downloaded 40% of data and I turned off my machine but when next ...
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Can't install update 'Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1511, 10586' (KB3012973)

I can see that I have a new update on my machine 'Upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise, version 1511, 10586'. The Windows update is constantly nagging me to restart my computer but when I do restart (I ...
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If Windows 10 (Upgraded from Windows 7) can be activated by digital entitlement after Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends?

I want to know if the Windows 10 can be installed and activated on PC on which Windows 10 was once activated by digital entitlement, after upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7, even after the ...
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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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How to set GRUB to auto boot into windows if there is no user input

I would like to know if there is a way to configure GRUB so that it will auto boot into Windows if there is no user input after a while. This is to smooth out the process of Windows update. As many ...
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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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Why is checking Windows Update so slow?

I have Windows 7 PCs that have automatic update turned off. I do updates in batch once a month or so. But each time "check for update" takes 15 to 30 minutes. I don't understand why checking for ...
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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 ...
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Windows gets stuck at restarting screen

Windows Update installed the latest fixes and requested a restart. Then the computer was stuck at the restarting screen for several hours. Even after a cold reset the restarting screen was always ...
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Cannot install anything on Windows 10: “Error 997.Overlapped I/O operation is in progress”

I'm trying to install Matlab, but the culprit is probably Visual C++ Redistributable (which Matlab is installing along the way). When I run the setup, every time it fails with: Error ...
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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 ...
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How to install security updates after “Upgrade to Windows 10” hijacks Windows Update? [duplicate]

EDIT: Future visitors - the cited duplicate is not a duplicate. Ignore Ramhound's (and other's) claims. This is not a question about removing Get Windows 10 malware because it keeps returning. ...
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windows update stuck searching [duplicate]

Hope you could help me with this. From no where windows update (windows7 64 bits) start behaving badly. I run a search for update and it never comes back, it stays doing the same forever...I have ...
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How to disallow Windows Update search for Language Packs?

Is there a way to force Windows Update to DO NOT search language packs for windows 7 (x64 for precision) ? I what users cannot see MUIs, so I don't want to manually hide MUIs in all pcs, I'd like to ...
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With Windows 10 how can I shut down without installing updates?

With Windows 7 it was possible to use the task manager screen to shut down without applying updates (see How to shut down the computer without the update on Windows 7? ). But that did not work for me ...
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Windows Update fails with code 80244019

I just found that Windows Update is failing and hasn't installed any updates for a little more than a month. It says: Windows could not search for new updates There was a problem searching for ...
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Software update kb3136000 has not been installed

I'd like to install manually .Net Frame Work 4.6.1 security update that release most recently. When I try to install that update I gave this error: Software update kb3136000 has not been ...
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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Windows 7 won't update

My problem is that Windows 7 won't update - legal MSDN copy. It says: "the update service is not started", and if I start it, it immediately shuts itself down. In the event viewer is nothing ...
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WWW Publisher Service activated by Windows update?

I did a bunch of updates on an outdated Windows 7 machine that was running as an apache server in my home. It was commonly used for this. However, after the slew up of updates I found Apache wouldn't ...
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Windows defender virus & spyware definition not updating - Windows 8.1

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, don't see any issues; No ...
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What could be causing Windows updates to fail?

I have a multi-boot system with Ubuntu 16.04 and two copies of Windows 10. The partition layout is as follows: /dev/sda1, file system = ext4, size = 30.52 GiB, label = Ubuntu 16.04 /dev/sda2, file ...
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Windows update stand alone pakages (msu) loop

The windows update of my windows 7 sp1 is not working. So i decided to get possible updates as a stand alone packages. i downloaded many packages. but when i clicked at one of the packages firstly ...
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Stopping all automatic updates windows 10

We've upgraded some machines to windows 10 and realised there were some updates which updated as required. However I realised there was no option available to stop the download similar to that on ...
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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 (-> ...
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Can I monitor Windows 10 update sharing feature?

Is it possible to monitor updates shared by the Windows 10 update sharing feature? I'm interested in the number of shared updates and especially their size (corresponding to saved bandwith). ...
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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 ...
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Windows Update thinks battery saver is on, even when it's not

I let my Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 run out of battery, and now Windows Update thinks that Battery Saver is on (and won't install updates), even though the battery has fully recharged and Battery Saver is ...
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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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Powershell : this command sticks my script, freezes

I am trying to get a list of available updates using $UpdateSession = New-Object -ComObject 'Microsoft.Update.Session' Write-Host "[1]" $UpdateSession.ClientApplicationID = 'MSDN PowerShell Sample' ...
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Vista - Reinstall - Windows Updates - Waiting for 10 Hours

I have had to reinstall my Vista computer. I have done the factory reinstall. I have installed SP1. I have installed SP2. I have then gone to Windows Updates and and checked for updates. 10 Hours ...
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Can not select a restart time

After Windows 10 (Home) installed updates this morning, it prompted me it was going to restart in 15 minutes. There was no option to postpone it at all. Several searches here on Stack Exchange and on ...
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Windows 10 update cannot connect (behind a firewall)

Why cannot Windows 10 Update connect to its update servers even though there is a working internet connectivity? About my setup running Windows 10 on a PC behind a dedicated firewall (pfsense ...
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Tenacious “Some settings are managed by your organization” messages

This is not a clone of the '"Some settings are managed by your organization" while not on a domain' question, though they are similar. I have several settings where the message occurs, notably ...
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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, ...
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Can't receive updates in Windows 10

I just bought Asus ROG G752 which had Windows 10 preinstalled. So, I choose the standard configuration when I started it for the first time and everything was fine. However even after 3 days it hasn't ...
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Prevent windows 7 from sleeping when installing updates

I have a laptop Windows 7 which is set to sleep when I close the lid. I would like to be able to close the lid when it is installing updates without it sleeping because it doesn't install the updates ...
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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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Google upload/packet errors (maybe)

I have been having a strange problem sending certain kinds of data using Google's services. I can't sync using Google Drive nor can I use any captchas (I click the pictures it tells me to, but when I ...
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Windows 10 update stuck at starting download

I'm trying to update to Windows 10 from Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. The GWX updater has been stuck at the "Starting download ..." screen for an hour or so. I have restarted the download and the ...
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Error installing RSAT on Windows 8.1: “This update is not applicable to your computer”

I am trying to install the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8. When I run the installer, I get the following error: "The update is not applicable to your computer." I am using ...
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cannot switch on the microsoft update?

I haven't turned on the windows 7 box for about 9 months. When I try to check the updates, it is supper slow. So I turned of the update other Microsoft product option in windows update -> Change ...
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Windows 7 - Failure Configuring Windows Updates Reverting Changes Hang / stuck

I've done a clean install of Windows 2 weeks ago, and got 235 updates yesterday, it took roughly 2.5 hours to download them all. When I booted back up today it was "Preparing to configure Windows" ...
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How to stop the Windows Update process when Windows refuses to stop it?

Many websites, including SuperUser, recommend restarting the Windows Update service in order to fix the common problem of Windows Update getting stuck at 0% downloading. When I try to stop the ...
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Windows 8 not booting after update?

Windows 8 is not booting after installing update. Its windows 8 pro 64 bit. Before update i had changed > Msconfig - boot - advanced - unchecked maximum memory. I did it to solve low ram issue. I ...
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Windows 10 update simply reboot the machine

I'm tring to update many PC from Win7 to Win10, after the download it asked me for upgrading. After the reboot win 7 startend and that's all... looking into windows update I only found the win10 ...
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windows 10 - windows\winsxs\temp folder is taking huge space & updates not installing properly

Currently I am using a laptop dual booted with windows 10 and kali Linux also gnu grub boot loader is installed. I searched a lot about winsxs folder but every where they say it is dangerous don't ...
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Windows 10: “We couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes”

On a regular Windows Update routine I'm getting the following message: We couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes. The computer restarts for several more times repeating the same process, ...