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I've got the same issue and following on @Arthur's suggestion, I had a look at my user SIDs in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList and some of them belonged to users that no longer existed in the system (I had previously removed them). I've removed the dummy entries (luckily there were only a couple) ...


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As posted by the question asker in one of the comments, one can add a UseWUServer parameter to the registry like this: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU] "UseWUServer"=dword:00000000 I maintain many machines in a domain environment. I saved the key before changing and named it "ManagedUpdates". I then added the ...


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I would suggest to use the Windows Media Creation Tool instead. https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/software-download/windows10


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Try doing this: Launch an elevated command prompt. (Open the Charms, click Search, type "cmd" without quotes, and press control+shift+enter.) Type: wuauclt.exe /updatenow. Press enter. Check Windows Update to see if it's downloading. If not, make sure that Automatic Updates are enabled. If it's still not working, run this troubleshooter, then try again. ...


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You can also use the troubleshooter from Update KB3073930 to disable some problematic updates, so that they are not installed again. This is the only real way to prevent setup of unwanted updates and drivers.


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You don't need to reserve a copy, you just have to have a qualifying system. If your systems have pre-installed (OEM) or retail boxed Windows 7 or 8, then you can use the ISO link that Michael Hampton provided in his comment. If you have deployed volume-licensed Windows 7 or 8, then you'll have to download an ISO from the Volume Licensing Service Center. ...


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If the update "Failed" then it should still be available in Windows Update for you to download/install again. Head back to the WU UI and look for it. Note: you may have to reboot and/or rescan for updates to have it (re)appear after the failure.


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Try pasting this into notepad, saving it as "windows10checker.bat" and running it: @echo off :check echo Checking for Windows 10 - Time: %time% if exist C:/$Windows.~BT goto done timeout 5 goto check :done cls echo Windows 10 downloaded. Go to Windows Update to install it. Press any key to exit. pause >nul Hope it helps


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If you have a C:\$Windows.~BT and C:\$Windows.~WS folders it should have started downloading. (both are hidden by default)


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Click the Windows 10 icon in notification area (the one that was previously used to place a reservation). The window that will open will contain information on progress.


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For me the solution displayed in question was not heplful, but this fixed it. Locate the registry key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\OSUpgrade] It should exist, but if not, create it. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value with Name = "AllowOSUpgrade” (without the quotes), and set the Value = 0x00000001. Open the ...


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I was able to fix this issue by following the directions on this site. http://windowsinstructed.com/fix-0x80244018-this-app-couldnt-be-installed/


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Your notification will reappear eventually, but it may not be today, or tomorrow, or the next day... I came across this announcement today when I viewed this old Windows 8 forum post, and I dare say it is showing in various other places:


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I managed to install Windows 10 by using this tool by Microsoft, and creating a bootable medium. When you need to select your version of Windows 10, do not select the N version and make sure the language matches.


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Many sites seem to describe a similar problem, the fix is In Explorer navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download Delete everything you see in there. Open an administrator command prompt. enter the command wuauclt.exe /updatenow Windows update should now show that it is downloading Windows 10.


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The process of this upgrade program is GWX.exe. I suggest that you try fire it up. Open C:\Windows\System32\GWX and run GWX.exe (try as administrator if that doesn't do the trick).


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In the Store Settings you can select that all Store Apps are updated automatically. Set this option. The message in Visual Studio comes from an Visual Studio extension. This is independent from Windows. In the VS2015 option you can also turn on automatic updates for Visual Studio extensions:


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With the help of @Ramhound I have managed to figure out how to stop automatic updates on windows 10. Please note this applies to Windows 10 Pro as it's the version I am running. To stop the autmatic updates you can do the following: Open Settings Click on Update & security Click on Advanced options Ensure Defer upgrades option is checked Close ...


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The icon disapered for me too but i did find a solution. On the update windows in parameter you should see a link "more detail" or something like that. When you click on it you should see the windows 10 update in grey, then clicked on the "detail" link on the right and you will be able to launch the update by choosing executing from desktop. P.S : this was ...


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So, is there a way to get Windows 10 (the upgrade I had reserved before, in the app, which went missing after the re-install) without downloading those updates? Even if you were to use the .ISO to install Windows 10, those updates are still required, because it is unlikely you currently have Windows 8.1 Update installed which is a requirement for ...


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Found solution that worked for me, it was the step 5 on this link http://www.thewindowsclub.com/windows-update-not-working ---c/p--- If Windows Update not working, try this : Open Internet Explorer > Tools >Internet Options > Security > Click ‘trusted sites’ icon >Click Sites > uncheck ‘require server verification’. Then add following sites : ...


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If the computer is booting into Windows Recovery Environment you can always access the files and perform backup Both the methods require booting into Windows Recovery Environemt Command Prompt Method : Once booted in Windows Recovery Environment, choose Command Prompt Locate your System disk and backup disk Perform Copy/Move using DOS commands ...


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Possibly you've got the same problem as mine. I do not know how to restore your system installation, but if you install Windows anew on the same drive, all your settings, documents and downloads will be preserved in the Windows.old directory. This includes not what you had in Windows directory, but all your user profiles, browser data and everything else. ...


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After one day trying to solve this problem I've created other Virtual Machine to check if the problem could happen again. Unfortunately, the problem happened again! After that I've talked about this issue with a friend and he suggested me to disable IPv6 of my Windows network interface. I did it and two behaviours were observed: On the new virtual ...


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As stated in this Microsoft article, the Windows Update temporary files need to be removed. Follow the steps there, or do the following if you prefer the command line: Open an administrative command prompt by pressing the Start button, typing "cmd", right-clicking the result, and choosing "Run as administrator." Type the following commands, pressing Enter ...


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You get the error 80073712 (ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT) because the RPC dll in version 6.3.9600.17919 is corrupted This file is part of the latest security update. Try to remove the update, run dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth to check that everything is fine and now try to install the missing Windows Updates again. If you can't uninstall ...


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From the department of overkill. You could setup a WSUS server, and it would retrieve the updates and the 2 PC would be setup to get them from there. From it might work department, setup a caching server the squid. You download the updates one 1 PC, and hopefully the caching server will feed it to the other machine.


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It is no longer trivial to download updates from MS, but it can be done: Note the Knowledge Base (KB) numbers in the Windows Update list. If you simply go to the MS site, though, you often get the notice "This update is available from Windows Update. See How to get an update through Windows Update." Check in an Internet search engine for the KB number and ...


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Open Windows Update, then click on "View Installed Updates", then look for your driver there. If it is there, then it was installed with Windows Update.


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You can try this Open Command Prompt as Administrator (right click) Run sc stop wuauserv to stop Windows Update Service Now go Control Panel\System and Security\ and start Windows Update this fixed it for me, hope it works for you


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2015-07-22 Update: This solution has now worked on two of two machines I have tried. Caveat: This describes the solution that I arrived upon for my limited number of machines. While Microsoft seems to indicate that deleting the contents of the DataStore folder is supported, it is not clear to me what the side effects of that are, if any. I bet there are ...


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This is a known issue with Windows Update. Microsoft fixed this issue with the update KB3050265 in June 2015: Windows Update Client for Windows 7: June 2015 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3050265 Fixes included in this update This update addresses an issue in which system performance can be decreased during scans. This issue has the ...


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Would the systems in question be fresh/not-updated-ever Windows 7? If yes, then: Yes, that's how it works. However, this includes .NET updates, which require compilation of large parts of code on machine in question. There is a fix that raises priority of it so that computer finishes it in under an hour instead of several. Only way to mitigate this ...


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Make sure you have the right version as your operating system. either 32 or 64 bit, if the version is right go to control panel , click view installed updates then check for Remote server administrative tools and uncheck, it should now work


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Open Windows Update settings and uncheck the two options: Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates. Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows. Then manually check for updates. It should work after disabling both options.


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I've found this command from an administrative command prompt can do wonders for windows updates when they fail to start. fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\


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I've dealt with lots of servers and clients that had problems with Windows Update. Make sure your running the newest version of Windows Update Agent (this has solved many problems for me). The newest version can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949104 Find your OS, download the package and install it. Then reboot. If that doesn't ...


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The reason you are being offered KB3057154 on Windows 7, is because Windows 7, is one of the affected versions of Windows. Here is the full description of the update Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update to harden scenarios in which Data Encryption Standard (DES) encryption keys are used with accounts. Microsoft disabled DES by ...


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Yes, for the most part. with AV scans, assuming that your PC is not overtaxed, there is no reason to avoid simple activities. you might want to avoid playing games or other very intense usecases while a virus scan is occuring, but other than the potential to overheat, there is no danger. Windows update is mostly safe to do while performing other tasks, ...


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Servers are not allowed to restart automatically by default - they often fulfil critical roles. If these were suddenly turned off, you would no longer be able to work and data could be lost. However, you can change a registry key value in order to allow automatic restarts: A new feature is now available that lets you force automatic restarts to finish ...


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The steps are similar to 'reject' or 'hide' an update. Go to Windows Updates->Important Updates. Right click the update and click "Hide Update". That's it!


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Try a new refresh again. Back up your data to an external device and rebuild using a new partition. When you have Windows 8 installed, download and apply all critical updates, because you want Windows 8 to be as close to the Windows 8.1 code base to avoid any of the issue that you had experienced. Check that all is good in Device Manager before attempting ...


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Microsoft says that these errors are very hard to track. Quote: "Microsoft is aware some customers are unable to install Windows 8.1 due to error 0xC1900101 -0x20017. This error indicates a failure to boot Windows 8.1 occurred during the initial reboot of the update, causing the system to roll back to Windows 8. The most likely cause of this error is an ...


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Windows defender virus & spyware definition not updating Run the Microsoft "Fixit" application. When you use the Windows Update website or the Microsoft Update website to check for and install updates, you may receive one of the errors that are listed in the "Symptoms" section. Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7 The Automatically ...


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Hmm, that seems odd, I can't see why Windows Updates would disable access to Hibernate the machine (although saying that, I don't always understand my Microsoft does some of the things it does...anyway I digress). Can you give this a try for me: - Open cmd as an Administrator (Shift + Right-Click cmd > Run as Administrator) - Type: powercfg /hibernate on ...


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Several facets of the problem were treated in the existing answers. I will try to tie them together by listing the causes in a general manner, without repeating what has already been said: Microsoft Windows Update mechanism is extremely sophisticated, which unfortunately also means complicated WU needs to support an incalculable number of hardware and ...


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When you start the process Windows update connects your computer to the Windows update website. Certain software scans your OS and find whether your computer needed an update or not. If needed, then it provides the update file to your computer to download. Take a look at this document Windows Update Explained - Download Center - Microsoft: Checking for ...


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There are about a billion PCs running Windows today. Each PC has some combination of hardware, accessories, OS version, language, IE, device driver version, Microsoft software at various patch levels, security updates, etc. The Windows Update system has to sort through all these combinations to offer the right updates for an individual PC. Each ...


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The checking for updates part is so slow because: Windows 7 uses Component-Based Servicing, which means Windows Update has to work ridiculously hard to determine file and component dependencies/inter-dependencies, maintain side-by-side versions of older files/components, while still making it possible to uninstall individual updates/components but without ...


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Your best bet in my opinion is to just enable windows updates and switch to the option which lets you download updates but not install automatically. That way, you can get what you want installed without having to wait for checks or background file downloads. Now, to answer why it's slow. I think it simply comes down to the fact that windows updates was ...



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