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What are the advantages of installing the newest updates for windows devices?

I am here to ask what are the benefits of installing updates on windows devices besides security and slight system changes to the graphical interfaces? Also why are the updates forced to be installed ...
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WORD (2016) with Excel LINKS

I'm working with Word documents that may have hundreds of Links to Excel (e.g.LINK Excel.Sheet.12 D:\XYZ\Reports \Test_202002\A_Database.xlsx ……). If e.g. an Excel form another directory (e.g. D:\ABC\...
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Update a UDF where I know in advance the cells that will possibly change the result, but that are not direct parameters

I have a UDF that calculates the carry-over of growth over a year. That is for instance, at the second quarter of the year, the yearly growth rate if the growth in the third and fourth quarters is ...
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Is Windows slowing down when not fully updated?

I am running Windows 8.1 on an Intel i5-4210 CPU laptop. Sometimes the CPU speed will be capped at 0.77 GHZ, the temperatures are around 50° C, and the battery power setting are fine too. I have ...
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Plex update not installing

I'm running a macOS Plex server. I want to update Plex via the "Install Update" button within General settings: Plex immediately quits, and the spinner says that the update is installing: The ...
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Windows Update Properties - Access Denied (as Administrator)

I'm trying to set the startup type to Automatic in Windows Update Properties of Windows 10, but the error "Access denied" appears. How can I fix it? I tryed also with the command "Net user ...
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unattended-upgrades Download-Upgradeable-Packages setting

I have previously setup unattended-upgrades on Ubuntu servers using the official guide. I am now trying to setup the same on a Debian/Raspbian system; that guide is here. My question is only about ...
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Update management of large clusters of Ubuntu servers

is there any software that may be used for managing updates on group of Ubuntu machines? I would like to let some test machines get updated with all available ubuntu updates, then test the resulting ...
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Disable Dropbox automatic updates on Linux

On Windows I've managed to disable Dropbox automatic updates because they were done by another application (DropboxUpdate.exe), but on Linux the same application that does the sync also download the ...
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Why are all available Windows 10 Hotfixes Not Installed by Auto Update?

This question is in relation to Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems. I recently found the Microsoft Security Update Guide. I ran a search for available KB articles for Win10-1809 x64 ...
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Can I link images in a Powerpoint to a website so when the image updates on the site it updates in my Powerpoint?

My company uses a digital asset repository website to store and share media for use within the company. Not a public website. We make Powerpoints to train on our products. We often change packaging ...
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How to stop Firefox's version 66.0.5 (64-Bit) from showing the update nag screen?

I asked the same question for version 64.0, and the then accepted answer worked. For the 66.0.5 (64-Bit) version on Windows 7 Home Premium it doesn't work anymore. I had to install the 66.0.5 version,...
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How to stop Windows reboot?

There has been variety of solutions offered using some script or playing with the registry. Is there a way to stop auto-update and auto-reboot of Windows? How can a person not from a programming ...
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How to stop Firefox's version 64.0 from showing the update nag screen?

Edit 24. May 2019: The accepted answer doesn't work for version 66.0.5 (64 Bit), at least not for me. (And I assume it doesn't work for any other new version.) I have Firefox 64.0 (64-bit) running on ...
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It's 2019, How to *disable* automatic reboots and updates in Windows 10? Old methods are no longer working [duplicate]

Many of the solutions to prevent windows 10 from doing their auto reboot updates are not working anymore. The solutions posted here: No, this question is not a duplicate. Hence: "It's 2019" How to *...
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All chrome extensions gone after update, is there any way to restore, check a log to see what happened, or revert the update?

I just started using a computer I haven't been using for a while (4 months approximately). I actually restored it from hibernation, I guess I never shut it down the last time I used it, and chrome ...
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#VALUE cells not updating formulas

I am having an issue. My formula works and comes up with #VALUE when it has no data ready for it to calculate. However, when data is put in for it to calculate it won't pick it up unless I delete the ...
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Windows 1803 and still auto restarting for updates [duplicate]

It was my understanding that with the Creators Update 1703, Windows 10 would no longer be auto restarting on its own. Currently running 1803 and am still experiencing forced restarts. Are these ...
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Avoiding the Creators Update of Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have been updating Windows 10 since first install over a year ago, but now it repeatedly prompts me to update to the 'Windows Creators Update.' I don't want to as I am good with the current Windows ...
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Skype for Windows automatic upgrade keeps recreating desktop shortcut icon

I use Skype on Windows 10. Skype frequently automatically installs updated versions of itself. Whenever it does such an update, it recreates a shortcut (icon) for Skype on the desktop. How do I ...
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How to find out how a program started on Windows

From what I have understood after researching on Google, there are two ways of how a program can start on Windows: Manual (The user doubled clicked on the executable or shortcut file of the program) ...
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Xcode downloading update in the background?

I often see Xcode downloading heavily and it's not clear what. I did not download it through the App store - and do not see anything updating there. There are no automatic simulator updates and ...
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Update Master Table automatically from several separate Worksheets

I have 6 separate worksheets that are updated every week by 6 different people manually. The process is archaic as there is a new sheet template for each week (4 separate excel files that contain 5 ...
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Can I turn updates on/off for one specific app in the Micorsoft Store?

In the Microsoft Store, I have Settings > App updates > Update apps automatically turned on. But there's one app I'd like to only update manually. (Alternately, I could turn the global option ...
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Turn off automatic updates on Debian/KDE5

I cannot figure out how to turn off automatic updates in Debian buster running KDE. I've gone into the "apper" control screen and set to "never", but still I keep getting a little taskbar icon on the ...
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Disable Windows Update in Windows 10 IoT Enterprise

I am setting up touch-based systems for use in the construction industry out in the field. Many of the systems have access to mobile networks through a modem, but I do not want to use this limited ...
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Windows update broke programs

I'm at a loss about what to do. There was a windows 10 OS update forced to computer a couple weeks ago. Now various programs can't access files in MyDocuments and others can't access the DVD drives. I'...
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Stop a certain Windows Store app from updating

Is there a way to keep a certain Windows Store app from being updated while all others are kept up to date? Or is there a way to save a backup of the current version and launch it somehow, even after ...
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Windows 10 possible Performance Degradation after Update [closed]

I have a laptop that runs Win10 build 1507. Today when I booted it up, Windows flashed the Update Assisstant and said I needed to Update. The machine in question is from 2014, with a core i5-4210U and ...
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Chrome prevents restart during Mac update

Every time my MBP tries to restart to auto-install an update, Chrome is preventing the restart and therefore the update. To make things worse, the OS closes most or all of my other programs before it ...
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Windows updates forcibly rebooting my PC at night [duplicate]

I am running Windows 10 Pro, Build 16299. I'm not sure why MS thinks it's okay to forcibly reboot people's PC in the middle of the night...but for years I was able to prevent this by turning off my ...
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How can I disable software update notifications in kde/plasma

I keep getting popups about updates and it's annoying. The window below is from the taskbar icon settings that I think is causing the popup. Is there a workaround? If I knew which package was the ...
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How to have a launchd script create a file with time stamp?

I am trying to run a simple launchd script that copies a file from one directory to another when the file changes, but I want to paste it with a unique timestamp so I can version the files. My launchd ...
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Windows 10 Defer Upgrades not working

I'm encountering an issue, where my computers software updates are managed by Intune and the 'Defer Updates' policy is enabled. Some laptops are however still getting the option to upgrade to the ...
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Windows 10 automatically deleting WiFi credential fields?

Lately I've been running into quite a few situations with users having an issue where on Windows 10, when entering credentials for a WiFi connection, the fields are automatically deleted before they ...
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Why doesn't ubuntu server do an automatic reboot?

On an Ubuntu 16.04 server I've got AutomaticSecurityUpdates enabled, which works fine. I also want it to automatically reboot at night if needed. For this I've got the following in /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/...
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Prevent Windows 10 from log off, restart, or shut down with open files/programs

I'm looking for a group policy setting or a third-party program that can prevent Windows 10 (and earlier) from a logoff, restart, or shutdown command, initiated by either the user or the system. I ...
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Fedora kernel panic after system update

I have Fedora 24 installed and it uses packagekitd to install updates when I shutdown the system. It usually goes fine, but I left it running after work last Friday. When I came back today it was ...
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Firefox auto-update for school administration

Is there a way to let an administrator (or root on mac) type a password once to set up auto updates for Firefox? This would need to survive a reboot, as well as not require the browser to be running ...
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How to disable automatic updates on Fedora 25?

The title is sufficient I think. How can I stop Fedora to automatically download and install system and software updates on restart?
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How do I permanently delete and cancel Windows 10 Updates?

My laptop has Windows 10 (as well as Ubuntu and Remix OS) on it. Every few weeks, I get some updates downloaded without my knowledge and installed automatically when I turn it off and back on the next ...
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How can I check the version of Google Chrome without it upgrading itself without asking me?

The version of Google Chrome can be checked by going to chrome://help. However, if Google Chrome is not up to date, it will upgrade itself without asking the user. How can I check the version of ...
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How to stop Windows 10 Home from automatic restarts

I did run my overnight computations and when I came to my computer, it is restarted :-( I am not sure why, but it is quite possible that it could have been automatic restart due to updates. How do I ...
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Windows 7 Trusted installer using 4gb of ram and up to 50% of my cpu [duplicate]

My windows 7 updater was been bugging out since I got a fresh install of windows 7, I downloaded the patch that was meant to fix this. And I thought it did at first, the updates download and started ...
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How can I disable Background intelligent transfer service (Permanently)?

I've tried to disable Background Intelligent Transfer service using two methods: RegEdit and services.msc After restarting the computer, the service runs at start-up again. How can I disable it ...
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How do I tail Windows 10 Update Log

I have a following batch file that runs on startup wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow start /min C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log But now in Windows 10 log file simply has the following Windows Update ...
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Windows 10 Pro - Taskbar and Navigation crashes

After the last update(March 2016) my widows taskbar cant working and the edge icon disappear. The search on taskbar and the windows button isnt working too. Ive tried search on foruns but the advices ...
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Microsoft Word: Create a list of policies that automatically displays the date they were amended

I am trying to organise an organisations's policies and procedures, and I would like to create a master list of the policies that would automatically show the date each policy was last amended. Is it ...
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Where does windows 10 download its update files to

I have automatic updates turned on in windows 10. So I presume windows 10 automatically downloads and installs these updates for me. My questions are as follows: Where (which directory) do these ...
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Change default reboot time for Windows 10 update

I'm wondering if anyone knows how to change the default time which Windows 10 - Windows Update schedules my PC to reboot? I most often just send my PC to sleep (or it does it automatically on ...