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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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Is the latest Windows 10 Cumulative Update enough to have an updated system?

I'm preparing a Windows 10 x64 2016 LTBS (version 1607) distribution for some PCs in my company. I have the official ISO (build 10.0.14393.0) and I want to include all the security+functional updates ...
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Windows 10 update 1803 apparently revoked `net stop` and `sc config` access

Scenario: Bandwidth on my network is scarce, so I've had a batch script linked on my desktop to terminate greedy services, Windows Update and Delivery Optimization being the worst and most frequent ...
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Windows update error 0x80240438 for optional features

I updated to the latest Windows 10 (1809) with the windows update assistant and now I get constantly error messages in the messaging center, that something couldn't be installed. If I click on it I ...
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Windows 10 Recent Update Freezing Users Up (SharePoint/Office related?)

We use Windows 10 on our machines and we get constant updates automatically. Recently users started having issues where their computer would freeze up when they try to access SharePoint shortcut ...
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KB4471332 fails with 0x800f0922, EFI partition is over 500MB

I'm having trouble installing Windows 1809 update KB4471332, it's failing with the error 0x800f0922. Having done some googling and searching here, many of the suggested solutions involve ensuring the ...
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Windows 10 Update on a USB

Windows 10 Update on a USB I got locked in one of those update loops. You know what I mean, probably. My Windows 10 would start an automatic update, then fail, and then reset itself to a previous ...
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How do I schedule automatic updates on a desktop that's usually turned off?

OK, this is a complement to another question I posted here on superuser which was for a mac and that got answered today. Here I'll ask the exact same thing but, this time, it will be about a regular ...
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Preventing windows 10 from automatically compressing my files and folders? [duplicate]

How can i prevent windows 10 from automatically compressing my files and folders if there is not enough space for installing updates?
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Taskschd.msc / SCHTASKS “The user account you are operating under does not have permission…”

Been receiving the following error when trying to modify tasks with taskschd.msc and SCHTASKS (in CMD prompt). Specifically in the UpdateOrchestrator folder/directory of "C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\...
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Windows update priority rollout

I'm currently having windows 10 build 1803, and I'm interested in some features of windows 10 1809. However, Windows update indicates that my software is up to date. Microsoft provides with an updater ...
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Spinning white dots on black background (no text) after Windows update?

About a year ago, my desktop machine died. I hardly ever used it anymore due to a new laptop, so I didn't rush to fix it. Today I finally did - a new PSU did the trick. It booted into Windows 10 ...
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Can I delete the folders that Windows updates created in my root folder?

I notice a few folders like so in the root of my Windows 7 computer: C:\>dir /b 1258193cc8f2dcf7dadb1e fb586dbf00697c58228fdbfc ... Upon opening them, I notice they are hotfixes and patches ...
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Windows 10 Manual Updates Management

I have just installed windows 10. When windows 10 is updating (and only when its updating) there is a chance the system will randomly hang/freeze. This is very annoying and happens often but, only ...
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How to modify a task in Windows Task Scheduler without having permission?

My computer wakes up every day at 1:00 by (powercfg -lastwake) 'NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\UpdateOrchestrator\UpdateAssistantWakeupRun' when I want to modify the task it does not react for OK. When I ...
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How to kill Windows Update Medic Service

Having extreme difficulties getting Windows to stop auto-restarting my workstation after updates. I've lost so much work I don't even care anymore, I just want to disable the whole thing. ...
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In Win 10 update options, what exactly does “It can be deferred for this many days” mean? [duplicate]

In Windows 10, Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options > Choose when updates are installed, there are these two options: A feature update includes new capabilities and ...
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Updating Windows Server 2016 version without external IP

OS: Windows Server 2016 Because of some legacies, some of our Windows VMs(Locate on GCP) do not have external IPs. But we need to manually update the Windows patch, we tried to use Cloud NAT(GCP ...
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Including .msp updates for Microsoft Office in the Updates folder for initial installation

I read this technet blog post about including .msp updates for Microsoft Office in the /Updates folder in the installation directory for Microsoft Office. I downloaded and extracted all the .msp ...
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Update Windows 10 to 1809 manually [duplicate]

I'm on a Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) update channel. It's been a while after Microsoft released an update to fix issues in the initial Windows 10 1809 update. But a page where we can download the ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 update KB3033055 after installing all available updates available to date?

I have a computer with Windows 8 which has recently been formatted. Now I have gone through the two-day process of installing all available updates, and also Windows 8.1, with the goal to get to ...
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Forcefully update to new windows

The Windows 10 October 2018 update (v1809) rollout got cancelled multiple times, however you can still get the ISO files of it. Is it somehow possible to update using the ISO files (without losing ...
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Chrome won't work after Windows 10 update

After a forced update on Windows 10 (to Version 10.0.17134.376) I can't access any site with Google Chrome. Every time I try to visit a site it times out (ERR_TIMED_OUT). Microsoft Edge (which ...
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How to make Windows 10 use full resources to do updates?

The Windows 10 update process takes fooooreeeeever. Is there some way I can make take advantage of full resources to just get it done rather than doing it in the "background" so that it just slows the ...
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Windows 10 is stuck on 1607 and “Your device is up to date”

I have one computer in a domain environment that seems to be stuck on build 1607. When I Check online for updates from Microsoft Update it checks and then tells me Your device is up to date I have ...
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RSAT unavailable in Windows 10 - 1803

Since the October update of Windows 10 I'm not able to install RSAT. I have found numerus of guides telling me that this has been moved to feature on demand and I have tried installing following ...
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Win10 1803 (KB4462919) prompts for reboot. Can I disable? Will it delete my files/crash?

Given the recent news about Windows Update 1809, I am concerned about allowing my PC to reboot. It is Win10 x64, and the prompt is for 2018-10 Cumulaitve Update 1803 for x64 (KB4462919). A few ...
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BSOD Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap minidump

Updated recently to Windows 1809 (right when it came out, actually. Foolish of me, since the next day I started hearing about lots of people losing their data from this update. Thankfully I still have ...
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Unclear on what will happen during next Windows 10 major OS update

I installed Windows 10 Pro from scratch in September 2017. I built USB installer with the latest OS version at the time. My Advanced options for updates are as follows: Branch readiness: Semi-Annual ...
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How do I stop automatic updates in Windows 10 home? [duplicate]

I've been searching the web and all I can come up with is workarounds or disabling the update service completely. You used to be able to choose download but don't install or let me decide. I don't ...
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Windows 10 v. 1803 update issue, not resolved by Update Troubleshooter

For a few weeks, Windows Update has been failing with error 0x80070426 in the Event Log. Despite the warning Your device is missing important security and quality fixes, no update KB item is listed. ...
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Encrypted Windows10 starts decrypted when it is rebooted after a system update

I am running fedora and windows 10 in dual boot, both oft which are encrypted separately. Whenever windows 10 updates, while shutting down, the next time I boot up in windows I don't need to enter the ...
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Win7 2018-09 Quality Rollup (KB4457144) fails with 0x8000FFFF error

When I try to install KB4457144 (2018-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7), installation stops, no matter from Windows Update or downloading from Catalog and running it. Is there a fix ...
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Windows 10 laptop can only open Google.com and Youtube

I since yesterday experienced a very strange problem: my Windows 10 Dell laptop can only open www.google.co.uk (also www.google.com) and Youtube, nothing else. I get a "Connection was reset" error ...
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Unable to Update Windows 10

Error Message: Your device is missing important security and quality fixes. My current Windows Version is: I ran into this problem once before about a year ago or so. After some research, I found ...
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Missing WinPE Packages to Install KB4346783?

I'm attempting to install KB4346783 (like: Can't install Windows 10 update (KB4346783)) I followed all the steps in the comments (removing the folder in software/distribution/, fiddling with DISM ...
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Windows Updates stuck in some weird loop

ALL, I recently had to exchange the hard drive in one of my laptops. The technicians who did this re-installed Windows 7 - system that was on it initially. They did install all updates and put the MS ...
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Windows 1804 and still auto restarting for updates

It was my understanding that with the Creators Update 1703, Windows 10 would no longer be auto restarting on its own. Currently running 1804 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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Can't install Windows 10 update (KB4346783)

The problem I have is that I can't install the 2018-08 Cumulative update (KB4346783). Every time I restart to install the update I get the typica 'please wait while Windows installs updates' screen ...
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Cannot see available network page after updating to KB4346783

I just updated my laptop using Windows 10 1803 using the cumulative update package (KB4346783). Everything is working great except I cannot click on network taskbar icon and see available network ...
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Windows 10 fails to boot after update

My computer fails to boot into the Windows 10 OS after the recent update. It just goes into the windows loading screen and just goes blank after few seconds and stays there for few more seconds and ...
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Does an evaluation install of Windows Server Essentials get Feature updates?

I've installed and activated an evaluation copy of Windows Server Essentials 2016 from the Microsoft Evaluation Centre: 14393.0.161119-1705.RS1_REFRESH_SERVERESSENTIALS_OEM_X64FRE_EN-US.iso After ...
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Windows 10 1607 LTSB cannot install security updates

I'm running Windows 10 1607 (build 14393.0) Long-term Service Branch and I want to install the latest updates on it (I'm only interested in security updates). When manually searching for updates using ...
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Windows 7 won't boot after last patches (2018-08)

After applying last rollup (August 2018) my system doesn't boot. It restarts just after the Windows flag animation begins. The next reboot, it launches system recovery but it says it couldn't do ...
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About putting computer to sleep in the middle of a feature update

I have to put my computer to sleep in this situation. Will there be any harm to the update files? What can I do?
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Slipstream updates and feature updates to Windows Server Essentials 2016

I have a physical disk of Windows Server Essentials 2016 RTM. How can I slipstream the monthly cumulative updates and the feature updates like 1703/1709/1803, so that a new ISO will install the ...
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Best way to update software over the air [closed]

I have many Windows devices in the field. Each one of them is connected using a SIM card to the Internet or a WiFi network. I am looking for a robust way to update software on the device, both ...
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windows patch KB4012215 not install

windows install KB4012215 wannacry patch have error 2147942402 system not found Designated file and have a log show not change status to installed(error code: 0x80070002) I try move the patch install ...
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How to find out what Win10 update just did?

I just spent 1h 15m waiting for my newly installed Windows 10 (my work computer, not an OS of my own choice) to start as a result of a "system update". Q1: How can I get a detailed report of what was ...
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Windows 10 throws 0x80071a91 every single time

I get this error in Windows 10 every single time I try to install cumulative or Adobe Flash Player updates (not for Office and other minor updates). I remove C:\Winodws\SoftwareDistribution in safe ...