Questions tagged [windows-update]

Integral service in Windows since Windows Vista that updates Windows components, including installed components and drivers, and certain other Microsoft software, notably Office.

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Wireless Mouse not being recognized on Windows 10 after Update to May 2020 Build (Version 2004)

I have an Acer Aspire Laptop dual-booted and running Windows 10 version 2004, and Ubuntu 20.04. Since the update (windows update), my wireless mouse (a Logitech m235) has stopped working except for ...
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Windows Update service is CONSTANTLY being stopped, its owner changed, set to disabled, denying me access

Everything I describe here is with me logged into a Windows 10 (Build 17134) laptop as Administrator (local account). The "top level" problem is that Windows Update doesn't work. It "turns out" that ...
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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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Black Screen after Windows Update! (Windows 8.1 Laptop)

So, last night before I went to sleep, there was a Windows Update on my laptop (my laptop is Windows 8.1). The update was pretty big as it said there were 128 updates for my laptop. After the ...
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Windows Update starting itself through its disabled

I've recently reinstalled Windows 10 Home because of some system errors and during config I modified registry to disable Windows Update and Update Orchestrator Service because they always are taking a ...
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.Net Framework 3.5 replaced by .Net environment in Windows Features

By a recent windows update in Windows feature Net Framework 3.5 got replaced by .Net environment. Now I am not able to start applications like powershell, docker desktop etc. which relies on .NET. ...
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How can I stop a buffer overrun in Windows Server 2019 after installing updates KB4551853 and KB4556441?

On 13th May 2020, our Windows server downloaded and began to install two updates: KB4551853 and KB4556441. It restarted to finish the installation at 1:05am on Thursday morning. However, when people ...
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External laptops getting error 0x80244007 on new external facing WSUS server

Background info: Internal sus server is working fine - gpo pointed to https://wsus.company.com (using split dns). Internal dns is pointing to this server. No issues with internal computers External ...
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Windows Storage Spaces is incorrectly giving “Low capacity” warning after windows update

I have a simple pool of two 1TB drives (HDD) setup in a two way mirror (only one disk created). Yesterday it was showing that 1 TB of the 1.81 TB pool capacity was used. Which sound correct because I ...
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How do I stop this Windows Update Icon of Terror in Windows 10?

Today, an obnoxious red dot icon appeared in the Notification area on my Windows 10 computer. It's Windows Update, pestering me to install updates. It doesn't go away if I "schedule another day". It ...
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Can a middle-man mess with Windows Update and Windows Store?

I'm having trouble with Windows Update and Windows Store. They never succeed in updating. The error codes are usually different each time. Windows Update and Windows Store works fine if I use my VPN....
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Group policy does not work on Windows 10 home edition?

I'm using Windows 10 home edition, try to solve update Windows Defender Antivirus antimalware platform - KB4052623 (Version 4.18.2001.10) error code 0x80070643 According to this Microsoft web page, I ...
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Windows 10 Cumulative Update Failed to install - 0x80070003

What might be causing the below Windows Update failure? C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CbsPersist_20200504194920.log 2020-05-04 20:40:50, Info CBS Perf: Doqe: Install started. 2020-05-04 20:...
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Windows 10 failed boot after insider update

The device is a Surface Pro. After updating Windows 10 and rebooting, I am getting the following error: Using F8 or Shift + F8 does not enter recovery mode. Booting from a stick with Windows 10 and ...
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How to remove all installed Office Updates (via Windows Update) by PowerShell at once?

Recently I removed my Office 2016, and My PC remains so much Office update patchs. From this question's answer, I learnt to use the Windows Update API commands to search the existing Office update ...
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Block outbound on 80,443 except Windows Updates on Windows Server 2019

I can't believe I didn't find a proper solution for this problem, which I assume to be quite common: We have some Windows Server 2019 machines in the network, which are SQL-Server, frequented by ...
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Windows update failed with 0x80070003

I can't update my windows 10 with the KB4549951 update. Windows keeps rolling back my update during the restart. The error message said "Failed to install" with error code 0x80070003. What I have ...
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DISM: Unable to pass esd file

I am having a problem to pass an esd-File to dism for the restorehealth command. Here is my call: dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth /Source:esd:D:\sources\install.esd /limitaccess However,...
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Understanding: Windows 10 and the Task Scheduler, permission problems, changing problems

I reinstalled Windows like half a year ago on my machine and linked my main account with my Microsoft Account (so it uses my Microsoft-Avatar as the User-Avatar and so on...). I noticed few days ago,...
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Laptop Stuck on Boot after Windows Update

Tech Stack: Windows 10 1909 (OS Build 18363.778); I noticed lately that if I boot my laptop after a Shutdown on the previous day it just gets stuck on Manufacturer's Boot screen; In my case I have ...
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Are Microsoft Office ISO/MSI (Non C2R) periodic updates “Cumulative Rollups” just like Windows?

Latest updates for versions of Office that use Windows Installer (MSI) 04/15/2020 - 2 minutes to read Use the links on this page to get more information about and download the most recent updates for ...
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Linx 1020 tablet on Windows 10 not restarting or installing updates

I have a Linx 1020 tablet, running Windows 10. It has the following problems (which I assume are related): Powering the tablet on can require holding down the power button for ten seconds or more, ...
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Why is my VM still on v1809 of Windows 10 Pro?

I have a Windows 10 Pro image running under Parallels. It's been working since W7, updating through W8->W10 and several W10 updates. It did a fairly big update just last week but investigating, I see ...
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Stop Windows 10 from installing applications that I am using on another PC

I have just installed a fresh Windows 10 Pro on my old Acer PC. I have logged-in with my Microsoft account and after a few minutes of using it, I found a number of applications installed that I use on ...
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Windows 10 update shows something went wrong try reopening settings later

I don't know how this happened. I was using my pc as always but the next day i found this.
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Windows 1809 update always fails with 0x80070490

It always fails at exactly at "Status: Preparing to install - 80%". I have tried everything I could possibly think of: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth sfc /scannow Removing c:\Windows\...
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Windows Update not working

"There were problems installing some updates, but we'll try again later. ..... Error 0x80070057" That error code is so generic, it didn't get me to a solution. I spent a couple of days on this and ...
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Windows 10 error 0x80080005: cannot update, cannot turn on antivirus, firewall,

It's been a month since I could last update my operating system. I have Windows 10 that came with my laptop HP ZBook 17 G5. I also have HP Client Security, HP Velocity, HP WorkWise, Intel management ...
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Downloading Windows updates for old software

How can I download all updates to Office 2003 (in case Microsoft stops support via Windows Update)? When I try I get to "Page not found" and "This page cannot be displayed", and my Google-fu is ...
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Force Windows to install *all* missing updates

When I miss at least one cumulative update on one of my Windows 10 or Windows Server 2019 installations I often get the situation that after installing seemingly all pending updates and rebooting ...
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Windows update errors 0x8007007b 0x80240017 volume licencing

Recently we had to purchase 6 copies of Windows 10 Pro to update some Windows 7 computers to comply with Cyber Essentials. When we did this, we looked hard for the cheapest copies we could find ...
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Recent windows update has cause my network-controller and Bluetooth driver to not work. I’ve no access to internet via my laptop, how do I fix this?

Updated windows on 12/03/2020 and now network controller is showing error code 28(drivers for device not installed) and intel wireless Bluetooth is showing error code 10(status device power failure) ...
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How to update to Windows 10 build 18917?

I would like to get WSL2 so I enabled Windows Insider Slow and I keep updating my computer again and again but I am stuck to 10.0.18363. Each time I search for update I get Feature update to Windows ...
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Unable to install Windows Update on Microsoft Surface Pro X

I have a new Microsoft Surface Pro X 128GB. When I tried to do a Windows Update installation via restart, it fails to install, with the error code 0x800f0922. I have searched for a solution for this, ...
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Second monitor display is not active after windows update

A few days ago, my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was connected to a TV via a Mini Displayport to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable. My PC ran out of power and shutdown. I started the PC again and an update was ...
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How to cumulative update Windows SP1 fresh installation in Virtual Box to the latest update till Jan 2020

I sometimes work with Windows 7 in Virtual Box and install it using SP1 ISO. Now my goal is to install all updates till the end of support using an offline and fast method. How do I achieve this? ...
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PC does not boot after upgrade to Windows 10, BIOS inaccessible

I upgraded a Windows 8 PC to Windows 10. After the upgrade, I was notified that the update has failed, so I let the system restore the old state. However, when I came back to check the PC, it was ...
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Why do I need to uninstall Anti-Virus for a Windows update

A computer running Windows 10 1809 was complaining that its Windows installation would be soon outdated, so I did the sensible thing and started an update. However, the update hit a road-block as it ...
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Microsoft drivers or manufacturer drivers? [closed]

I do a few Windows 10 installs for my customers from time to time. Many computers will work fine with all of the device drivers from Windows update. My question is... Is it better to install the ...
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How to fix failing cumulative update on Windows 10 Pro (1909) upgraded from Windows 7 SP1

I am seeing error 0x80070003 in CBS.log after consistently failing to install the cumulative update for February 2020 (KB4532693). The logged error is always: 2020-03-06 21:29:44, Error ...
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Failing to connect to System Event Notification Service after installing KB4539601

Here is the uncommon SENS problem on my Win 7 computer: The message of "Failed to connect to a windows service (could not connect to System Event Notification Service)" first appeared after ...
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Windows 10, automatically updates installation after a certain period of time

We want to give our users the opportunity to choose when to install updates. But we need to control the installation process. If the user does not start installing updates within a week, the updates ...
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Can WSUS server be used to deliver updates to PCs outside an organization?

We would like to deliver Windows 10 updates to PCs that we ship with our our software. These PCs can be deployed in other organizations or in standalone environments at various sites without being ...
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Failed Windows update restored old HD snapshot?

Last night, apparently a Windows update failed (updating Windows version from 1703 to 1903) and suddenly my lock screen was back to password instead of PIN. I understand that this sometimes happens ...
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Is there a way to force update Microsoft Office Personal 2019 via the command line?

I can't find a way to force update Microsoft Office Personal 2019 via the command line. Normally when office has problems updating I try running the officec2rclient.exe updater executable. However, I ...
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Windows Update(KB4532693) fails to install on my Windows 10 home

I am running a Windows 10 home edition, I tried to install the following Update: Image It reports back an error code, 0x800f081f. I googled searched for a solution, tried all of them including ...
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Windows 10 ignores active hours and offers reboot in the middle of the day to apply installed updates

Our company has set up a group policy "Turn off auto-restart for updates during active hours" and set the period from 8 am to 11 pm. Everything works fine, but on a single laptop, Windows seems to be ...
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Windows 10 update from 1803 to 1909 fails [duplicate]

My Windows 10 repeatedly fails to update. Today I decided to make a day of getting it to upgrade - and after a day of installing I'm no better off. The Windows Update tool fails and rolls back with ...
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Windows 10 network printer stops sending data at 768KB

On a couple of users machines, they are having an issue printing large documents to a certain network printer (OKI MB770). Both users who are having issues have Windows 10. I can print the same ...
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Typing on open start menu doesn't search the menu any longer [duplicate]

I updated my Windows 10 via: 2020-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 (KB4532695) and 2020-01 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 (KB4534132) Before the update, when ...

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