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After removing some Windows shortcuts from the Start menu, I had a similar issue. Some shortcuts and folders, such as Administrative Tools and Accessories are required or update fails, see Error with Windows Update, Problems renaming Windows Accessories and Issue installing.... If anyone has a complete list of required Start menu folders and shortcuts, ...


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For some reason Microsoft pushed Skype for Windows desktop out as an optional update in March to Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. I'm not sure why you have it installed unless you deliberately selected it. If you were happy with the Store App, you could have just hidden the update. There is no problem having both installed although trying to run them ...


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My suggestion: Uninstall everything Skype related that you currently have. go to Ninite.com, and put a tick in the box next to Skype, then click Get Installer. Save that tiny installer file to your PC, then run it. It will install the latest Desktop version of Skype to your PC automatically. The Skype program should automatically check for updates in the ...


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To solve the browsing problem, I decided to switch to XnView and use the following trick: http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/5957/simple-app-for-viewing-jpg-and-then-deleting-jpgraw-files-simultaneously/43800#43800 You don't need to implement simultaneous delete mentioned there and can also just enable skipping cr2 files, but I found it a nice extra. ...


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Switch the view of the folder/drive that contains those CR2 files that you speak of. Switching to list or detail will eliminate those pesky thumbnails.


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Windows key > type SERVICES.MSC and press ENTER. Scroll down the list and double-click on WINDOWS UPDATE > change Startup type to Disabled > APPLY > OK.


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So it seems, that Microsoft published an update in 2013, introducing some new features into the Windows Update engine, including compression of old files. The TIWorker.exe will start to compress files, but the SFC (System File Checker) detects the modified files and restores them back to how there were, causing the TIWorker.exe to crash (you'll see the ...


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Disable it by going into: Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Services & Applications > Services > Windows Update (Stop the Service) Stopped the 20 second pop-ups on my system.


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You can get a list of all security and non-security updates by date here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/894199/en-us That link points to the current year, and seems to update automatically. To view previous years, go down to the bottom and you'll find a list of links. Joe's link to the Technet security centre focuses more on security updates; I'm ...


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Try restarting your system after you apply the product key. Your PC should now state Windows 8.1 Pro. Note: The system is not doing an install. It's just unlocking features the system is capable of having so its not really installing anything.


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Answer from above comments: If you have your configuration established to only download updates (without install), once downloaded, if you shutdown your pc the updates will be installed. It works too with automatic config but it shows up a message box where you have to choose if wait (to 4 hours) or directly reboot. As the user wants. From windows, as I ...


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It's basically an upgrade to Windows Update itself so that you can install Windows 10 via Windows Update when it becomes available (an entire OS upgrade as an "update" scares the hell out of me, BTW). Microsoft is making Windows 10 a free upgrade for everybody running Windows 7 or higher. Maybe because Win8 was such a turd of an OS?? Anyway, Microsoft ...


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Yes. You have pretty well provided the information yourself. edited to add some more information: They all clearly state they are for if you need to update except the 4th one. When I researched the 4th one it stated that its for windows 10 compatability: "This update performs diagnostics in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) in order to determine whether ...


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You can get update lists from Windows updates downloader site: The Update Lists (ULs) contain the necessary list of updates for each of the versions of Windows listed below. You will also find ULs for other software such as Office and Download ulz file for your OS Rename to zip Unpack Rename unpacked file to xml Open with any text\xml viewer ...


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Here is the answer from Ramhound: Looks like Aero is disabled. Verify your display drivers are installed. Try to reinstall the graphic driver.


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I no longer ever install the updates..in fact,my computer slows down after the updating and so needs to be restored to an earlier time ,each and every time it is updated..this has been a re-current theme on nearly every computer I have owned..same problem regardless of make,model,or memory etc..the whole thing of updates is a sham..an please tell me WHY,when ...


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Unless you've disabled restore points, Windows Update creates a restore point prior to installing a batch of updates. Do a system restore to that restore point to remove this batch of updates. If you're right that the change was caused by the updates, this should return your normal appearance. Then you can selectively apply updates till you find the ...


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It appears as though the syntax for PowerShell is the following: Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth -Source G:\sources\install.wim:1 Note that I still get an error back about corruption, but this is what I was looking for. The iso download from Microsoft didn't have a wim file, but I did use a free program to convert install.esd to install.wim.


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Is it a laptop you are having the issue with? If so, it may be turning off automatic updates when your battery drops below a certain percentage (I believe it is around 15 or 20 percent). I have Windows 8.1 on my Toshiba Satellite laptop and automatic update turns off when it goes into power saver mode.


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I was wondering the same, too. Since it's a "preview", designed to help Microsoft further their testing, I doubt they intended the system to "skip" updates. Those updates contain new bug fixes, patches, new software implementations and other criteria. If any user could skip the update because it was "failing", then what's the point of launching a preview ...


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I had the same issue, seemed to happen repeatedly when I was torrenting...I was able to remedy it by manually configuring the registry. The following are windows updates registry keys (says server but is tested viable from win7 and 8 (.1). https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939844%28v=ws.10%29.aspx Once you edit the registry you may need to ...


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I would do a system restore to a restore point from before the problems occurred. Press the CTRL+ALT+DEL keys, then go to the power button (usually button on the bottom right) and click Restart whilst you are holding Shift down. That gets you into all the recovery options. Go to Advanced Options. The command prompt command is rstrui.exe. But that is less ...


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Disabling Windows Update for Malicious Software Removal Tool: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\MRT] "DontOfferThroughWUAU"=dword:00000001



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