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

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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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BSOD after attempt at windows update. Not Random

Windows-U-7-sp1 here. A system failure during a windows update locked the Laptop and after an hour had to power it off. When returning to try to boot, i get these bsod errors: 0x000000f4 ...
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Windows 7 SP1 wont update error code 800706F7

This appears to be a common problem and it has been reported on multiple sites and the answer always seems to come down to removing kb3004394 On the laptop in question I checked and the update is ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Pro automatic reboots programatically?

I wish to somehow disable automatic reboots of Windows 10, as this disrupts long-running commands and I wish to do this 'programatically'; e.g. via a script. For me, it will be too cumbersome to set ...
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How can I turn off Windows 7 Update restart reminders if I have Home Premium?

This popup appears after Windows updates have been (partially) installed: It is incessantly annoying and I'd like to prevent it form appearing. There are plenty of articles that recommend disabling ...
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How to install dism through command line in windows 7 by booting from a recovery windows 7 iso in a USB?

Recently I installed a faulty security update (2823324) released by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011 . My computer is constantly getting blue screen and restarting. I have tried each ...
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Installing .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 8

I've been trying to install .NET Framework 4.5.2 in my laptop (Windows 8 OS) so I can install Visual Studio Community 2015. I've tried installing it through Windows update but it just fails to ...
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Why is Microsoft.Update.Session so slow? Can I make it faster?

I'm running this script script (as discussed here): $Session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session $Searcher = $Session.CreateUpdateSearcher() $Searcher.Search("IsInstalled=1").Updates | ...
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How can I get this Razer Inc — Other Hardware update off my computer?

I keep getting this pop-up near all the time even after sending it multiple times. It seems to correspond with this update highlighted. There is no KB #, though. There is no mention of it in ...
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Windows automatically installing updates and rebooting despite group policy

I have been trying to find any pertinent articles online regarding this problem, but haven't uncovered much that is helpful. For a couple months now I have been plagued with workstations and ...
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Unable to shutdown windows 8

I have a problem. Since last weekend when some updates where done (and didn't finish successfully) I'm unable to shutdown my OS. Whenever I try to reboot, shutdown or hibernate, I get a blackscreen (...
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MS13-081 doesn't update Usbser.sys on Win7 Embedded

When deploying updates for MS13-081, on multiple systems running Windows 7 Embedded SP1 x64, Usbser.sys is not being updated as it should be according to the KB Article. An affected system reports ...
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Windows 7: Disable automatic updates & antivirus updates on certain Wifi connection

TL;DR how do I disable automatic background updates when connected to certain WiFi network? Most of the time I'm connected to my home WiFi, so I have both Windows 7 and Avira Antivirus updates ...
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Syntax For Searching the Microsoft Update Catalog

Microsoft allows download of Windows Updates, drivers and other upgrades from the Microsoft Update Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com . Unfortunately there seems to be no search syntax ...
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Preventing Windows Update from updating a certain driver via command line/script?

I work as a part-time system administrator and recently (in the last few months), we've been experiencing BSODs on almost all PCs in our group. We do know that most of these BSODs were caused by a ...
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Black Screen on Logon (windows 7 Home Premium)

I have been having some trouble with a dell XPS 15 laptop that I recently purchased. It is under a month old, and a problem has occurred, upon logging on just after start up, the computer will just ...
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Why is SP1 for Vista not offered by Windows Update?

I am dealing with an OEM computer by FSC with Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I run winver to check the version and it says it's 6.0 build 6000. If SP2 was to be installed it would say build 6002. And yes, ...
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Windows restarting certain applications after a Windows Update

So I've come across this strange function in Windows where after a Windows Update and the reboot it tries to restore your session prior to restarting. This though only works with Microsoft's own ...
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How to prevent Windows Update from re-enabling firewall rules?

Regularly some Windows Update packages silently re-enable firewall rules, both Inbound and Outbound, is there a way to disable a rule for good or to remove from Windows Update the right to alter ...
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Failure to install .net 3.5 on Windows 10 Error 800f0922

I am unable to install .net 3.5 on my new install of windows 10. Steam tries to install this for basically every game I try to download, but it always fails with the error code of 800F0922. I have ...
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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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stuck at Windows 10 build 1511; Windows update doesn't show build 14316

I want to install the new Windows 10 build 14316 (w/ Bash shell!). I signed up for Windows insider and set the update speed to fast ring [see bottom image]. Unfortunately, when I click the update ...
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Block Windows 10 P2P updates with a corporate firewall

I work for a small IT company that fix mostly Windows computers, and lately we have an huge issue with Windows 10 updates. When a new computer enters our network and starts downloading updates, it ...
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windows 10 upgrade wont show percentages or time remaining

My dad is using windows 7 professional 64 - bit and he has clicked that upgrade to windows 10 button in the notification area but it has been going on for an hour and a half without any percentage ...
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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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Restarting through the Start menu does not apply updates but “Restart now” button in Settings app does; what precisely is the button doing?

Windows 10 Settings>Update and security Is there any way to view precisely (command or executable) what link (text or button) in the Settings app points to? My particular interest is the Restart Now ...
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Is there a mirror for different versions of each generation of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables?

Sometimes I have to hunt down older versions of a MSVC redistributable to troubleshoot version mis-matches. The only way I've been able to do this is to reference microsoft's Overview pages for ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Loses Network Sharing After Windows Updates

I have a home file server that was upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The upgrade went off without a hitch and everything has worked great with one exception: After almost every Windows Update ...
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How to stop “Get Updates” prompt?

My computer no longer randomly reboots itself, but now I get these full screen "Get Updates" prompts from Windows 10, which are particularly annoying when it minimizes a game I'm playing to inform me ...
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Windows 10 November Update…?

So it's officially December now. I still have yet to receive the November Update for Windows 10 Pro at work and at home. I've been checking every day since the November Update was initially released. ...
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Internet Explorer 11 became very slow after upgrading to Windows 10 plus some updates

Recently I updated my Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 Pro x64. At that time I used Internet Explorer 11 and it worked fine. But yesterday I open it again to access the same website of before (the Banco ...
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Have I managed to disable automatic updates on Windows 10?

I've already asked how to do this, but I was shunted to this question, which I personally didn't find helpful, because I was already aware of the options presented and their limitations. The closest ...
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Can Windows OS's be forced to notify the user that update downloads are in the process?

When update downloads are in process, system resources are obviously being used. It would be nice to know the Windows Updates downloads have started. On Windows 7 sometimes the users see a Windows ...
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How to set Windows Update to download, install updates then shut down?

For a Windows 8.1 VM that is used only sporadically, I want to have the ability to select updates to install, then instruct the system to install those updates and once done shut down. Windows Update ...
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Activating full automatic updates in Windows 7

When I install Windows 7 on new machines (virtual and bare metal) I run Windows Update until it says "no Updates available". This involves some manual interference, like searching for updates, ...
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Windows updates keep reappearing

I had this trouble with last months updates and eventually I just hid them, now I'm having trouble with this months. KB2872339 and KB3035131 both insist that they need to be installed when I shutdown ...
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Windows Update causing server meltdown

A failed windows update caused my Windows Server 2012 R2 install to have a meltdown. Update package: Microsoft-Windows-NetFx4-OC-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.3.9600.16384 failed and every ...
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Win 7, permanent update of “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”

I get permanent update offers for “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” and installed them with success, but with the next restart I get another offer of the same version again. I have tried to ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8.1 crashes after every update

Something nasty started going on with Windows. Every time it does an update, it crashes on update. Every time it says something like this: error C0000034 applying update operation (somefilename) ...
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Update Windows 7 Embedded

I have Windows 7 Embedded x64. Recently I tried to do the updates, but saw that nothing happens when i click on the button check for updates. What may be the problem? 3 months ago I did the updates ...
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Permanently prevent an update from being installed on Windows

Is there a way to permanently bar the following update from being installed whenever I install updates? Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719) I have my settings on "Download ...
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Should I remove the Windows update 2982791?

My Windows 7 PC has just notified me that there is a windows update available (2993651). I also read, in the link below, that: The security bulletin says that "Microsoft strongly recommends that ...
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Windows 7 Update Dialog Steals Focus

Windows Update runs occasionally on my machine, but it steals focus when it pops up to remind me to reboot. Trouble is, this can mean that while writing something, you could force an immediate reboot....
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Windows Update (windows 7 64-bit): “failed” installation is a duplicate

Duplicate update installation attempt by Windows Update Windows Update (windows 7 64-bit) failed on 6/20/2014 to install the following update because this update was already successfully installed on ...
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Windows Update service missing

Hello this is very strange. Some of our customers fail to install IE10 and I found out it is because the Windows Update service is not there at all (in services.msc). Microsoft fix-it for Windows ...
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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 ...
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After an automatic update on windows 8.1 pc is doing rolling restarts

I got a notification a few hours ago that windows 8.1 had installed an auto update that required a restart. I decided to delay the restart. Then, as I was doing a video chat session in Lync the Lync ...