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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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Windows Update - Error Code 0x800f0922

So I ran into an interesting problem today that I had not seen before, and it took a while before I realized what was causing it. I have been unable to install any update for about a month, ...
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Remove new type of ad on Windows 10 search bar after Windows update

After a recent windows update this ad is now showing up on the search bar It a small button on the right of the search bar, and if you hover (or click) over it it shows a panel as shown How do I get ...
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Windows 10: How do I roll back a critically bad update that broke the start menu?

I've already done my due diligence and searched through Microsoft's help forums which didn't have any solutions as usual. What happened? My computer froze/locked up (so the only way to fix it was ...
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Skip to click Accept when prompt while running Windows offline update

how can I skip to click acceptance while initialize the below Windows offline update start "" /wait "%~dp0windows10.0-kb5000808-x86_422af16076c0cfbf162e232c35f6403755efb385.msu" ...
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Windows Delivery Optimization poor performance

On our campus i am managing 360 computers. In Intune i configured all the computers to use delivery optimizations. But i am experiencing poor performance. I expected that most computers would download ...
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Why group policy can't prevent Windows Update from installing drivers?

After I have uninstalled the device (remove driver software selected) and edited the entries in group policies to prevent driver installation. Windows Update still installed drivers for that device. ...
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Can't stop getting Windows Update error 0x80073712 despite running every fix I can find On Windows 10 21h2 X64

Attempting to update my computer and getting the listed error on the listed update (2022-04 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21h2 for X64). I tried everything on the guides that are repeated ...
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How do you download the latest Windows Defender platform engine for offline PC, as well as the definitions?

How do you download the latest Windows Defender platform engine, as well as the definitions? It is for computers that are not online yet, I would like to do this for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I ...
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Does Windows 8.1 contain updates when downloaded with the Media Creation Tool?

If I download Windows 8.1 (to install on another PC) using Microsoft's Media Creation Tool would it include many recent updates, and of what kind? (I can find no recent answers). I'm presuming that ...
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"Upgrade to Windows 11" prompt showing on Windows 11's Windows Upgrade

I updated to Windows 11 from windows 10, but on the Windows Update section in the Settings app I still get the "Upgrade to Windows 11" prompt. What can I do? Windows Update screenshot: EDIT ...
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Check for Updates vs. Check online for updates

In Windows Update (on Windows 10), what is the difference between the Check for updates button vs the Check online for updates from Microsoft Update link? When I click the button I typically see no ...
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Unable to install KB2267602 until Edge was updated

Can the update status of Edge affect Windows Update itself? BACKGROUND: Repeated failed attempts to install KB2267602 on Windows 10 x64 where 21H2 has not yet been installed. The following did not ...
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Windows 10 update won't fetch new updates despite being on 1909

Windows update is not updating on several systems. They're all on 1909 and I left them to think for hours but no luck. I was hoping I could find and use the C:$GetCurrent directory but it does not ...
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How to resolve "Error Encountered" in Windows 11 update?

I have tried to update my PC several times, Currently on Beta insider (Windows 11), and it shows this error encountered message after clicking on "Update and restart" Then, I ran ...
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Error 0x8024b304 in Windows Update, and when adding Optional Features

Error 0x8024b304 is being displayed by Windows Update, and attempting to install Optional Features via the Settings applet also fails with 0x8024b304. I am using Windows Server Update Services on my ...
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Enabling Microsoft Update in Windows 11 via Registry

How do I enable the optional "Receive Updates for other Microsoft Products" service via registry in Windows 11? I have tried the below "AllowMUUpdateService" registry key, among ...
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How can Windows Update be prevented from waking Windows 11 Pro PC without disabling wake events (NB: these are required) or automatic updates?

I am looking or some advice and guidance to resolve an frustrating issue arisen with Windows 11 Pro The scenario: I have set 'Wake on LAN' up on an X299 Desktop Build that was previously running ...
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Windows 10/11 cannot install feature updates, optional features or store apps: permission error 0x80070005

Since last November a permission-denied problem with 0x80070005 has been plaguing my PC. The problem occurs when: Installing/updating an app in Microsoft Store. If I search for an app that failed to ...
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What is the Fastest Way to Apply Windows Updates?

For some reason Windows 10 updates seem to always happen at an extremely slow speed. I have several computers and this seems to be the case on all of them. When I look at task manager all graphs are ...
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Feature Update is not suggested via "Windows settings" (update to 21H1)

I'm running a Windows 10 Pro 20H2. When I "check for Updates" through the Windows settings I should get offered the 21H1 a feature update but it is not being displayed. Is there a way to fix ...
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Windows 10 - What keeps re-enabling update orchestrator service?

The following services have successfully been disabled, and their executable files that activate them have had their security permissions removed under propteries: Background Intelligent Transfer ...
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Window 10 versions "final" end of life (EOL) (no more security updates)

I know the official Windows 10 (Pro) EOL table here. However, (most) versions will still get security updates past those dates. E.g. Windows 10 1909 still got updates with the May 2021 Patch Tuesday ...
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Limit Windows10 update to security updates only

I found a rather old article from 2016 which allows you to limit your Windows 10 updates to security updates only. With the current version 21H2 this option is not available any more (not for Win10 ...
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Font size and font type changes after windows 10 update (appear too large and can't set it back)

I ran a Windows Update and afterwards all fonts in the windows menus, objects on desktop and windows explorer appear far too large, see screenshot. I tried to change this back using Settings --> ...
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Why windows 10 has more than one "current version"?

I see in this Microsoft page that on 2022-01-25 Microsoft published new builds for three different versions of Windows 10: 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2. Why? Note that the title of the linked section is "...
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Will I be able to update my windows 7 PC to windows 10

My pc is from 2011, I have a Intel core 2 duo e6600 Processor, 4gb ram.
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Windows 10 Update, sth. like "active days"

I would like to deny Windows Updates on the weekends, but not during nights for working days, since we run production tests over weekends: In the documentation for Windows Updates, I can find ...
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Stuck in repair tool loop Windows 10

Today I decided to install an update on Dell Inspiron 14 5000. After the restart, it put me in the repair tool loop and none of the options presented in troubleshooting work. Furthermore, when I try ...
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Is there a log of apps youve allowed to make changes to your device? (PC)

Specifically im wondering is there any log of recent events where a user has, when prompted, "allowed a program to make changes to this device". There was a program/file I allowed, now I ...
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Fail to update Windows kb5009596

My system details are as follows: Windows 10 Home 21H1 19043.1165 Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0 Update kb5009596 appears on my Windows update screen. However, when I try to ...
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Virtual Machine could not be started because the hypervisor is not running

I've recently found host servers installing patch KB5009624 and after a reboot is unable to power on the virtual machines. How do I resolve this?
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Difference between WUA IUpdateSearcher and wmic qfe

I am trying to figure out what are the differences between WUA (Windows Update Agent API) IupdateSearcher and wmic qfe list. I get different results when I use: (New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update....
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Windows update 'You're not up to date' and 'Your device is missing important security and quality fixes' but no obvious errors

Windows Update which has been working fine until today now says: You're not up to date Last checked: Today, 20:37 Your device is missing important security and quality fixes. I have: Windows 10 Pro ...
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WindowsSearch not working

I decided to move AppData to D: and crated junction. I am not sure if it occurred because of this or because of Windows update shortly after, but ever since I am not able search for anything. I cannot ...
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Windows 11 - Windows Update keeps installing old Radeon Vega 8 drivers

I've got a Ryzen 5 2500U system with integrated Radeon Vega 8. When I install the latest AMD Adrenalin drivers for the GPU, Windows Update keeps installing a nearly 3 year old version on top of the ...
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Windows Updates won't install: "download error 0x800f0922"

Good morning. For several weeks now, most of my Windows Updates have failed to install on my Windows 10 HP all-in-one. The current update, 2021-12 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H1 for x64-...
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window 10 to 11 update stuck at 88% while booting. giving invalid data_access_trap

I need some help. I have been trying to upgrade to windows 11 from windows 10. It downloads and installs and everything is fine until it goes into booting. It installs and then when it reaches 88% (...
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How can I schedule only Windows Defender to update itself the moment updates come out?

I schedule Windows updates according to my convenience. I would, however, like Windows Defender to automatically update itself the moment updates are released or at least be able to schedule Windows ...
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"Use sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device" can be disabled on one Windows 10 computer but not another

My family has two computers that both currently have Windows 10 Home version 10.0.19042 Build 19042 installed. Neither of them have user profiles that are linked to Microsoft accounts (during setup, ...
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Is there a way to disable Windows update permanently on Windows 10? [duplicate]

I tried doing it with services.msc and I tried putting a limit on bandwidth usage because I am on Wifi, and I tried a bunch of other stuffs, but nothing works and Microsoft sneakingly always enable it ...
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Windows 11 keeps reinstalling after rollback [duplicate]

A couple weeks ago, my Windows 10 PC asked me if I'd like to upgrade to Windows 11. I told it to go ahead, and it installed Windows 11. A couple things didn't work well for me, so I decided to go ...
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Windows 10 updates always fail

It's been at least one year since my Windows 10 computer always goes on error while manually trying to download new Windows Updates: Trying again ("Riprova") doesn't work. I searched the ...
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how to stop 'Upgrade to windows 11' process in windows 10?

A few days ago I accidentally click 'Update and shutdown', turns out since then, my Windows 10 downloads Upgrade for to Windows 11 in Settings > Update & security. My workaround is to pause ...
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Windows 11 trying to sneak onto Windows 10 system?

How do I update to Windows 10 21H2 without Windows 11 sneaking in? How would you go about it?
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Does Fresh Start install updates one by one?

I used the "Reset PC" function in Windows 10 (1803) and now it's installing all updates "one by one". Well, many of them are rolled up into "cumulative updates" but still,...
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Buggy Rebooting and Install Failure

my system (windows 10) wants to do a shutdown or reboot to install a windows update. When I try the shut down, it will go through the normal steps, but then reboot itself with no input. After it ...
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What is KB890830? It has been hanging since 2010 and now it is hanging on my Windows10 x64 PC in late 2021

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - v5.95 (KB890830) Status: Installing - 0% Been that way now for a good 45 minutes. What causes the hang? I see postings from 2010 where the same issue is ...
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How to install optional update KB5007253 if it is not listed?

I have read that optional Windows 10 update KB5007253 should fix network printing errors, so I'd like to install it. I checked the official page for this update: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...
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Lenovo Ideapad - how to fix intel processor/amd raid driver combo preventing windows update?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 laptop with an Intel Core I5 10300H processor. For some reason, AMD processor drivers are installed on the machine and they prevent windows 10 from updating itself. ...
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About cross referencing System, Rescue, EFI & windows installation drive

recently I had a crash windows 10 20h2 update, there after my bootloader either shows bluescreen with 0xc0000001 error or keeps on loading the bootloader & ends with 'DRiver power state failure' ...
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