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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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Blue screen after failed Windows 10 update

My laptop froze when rebooting after Windows update, so I had to forcefully power it off. After turning on again, I got a blue screen (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). Windows Recovery also gives the ...
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Windows XP KB2686509 Update Keep Failing

I just reinstalled my netbook's Windows because it got infected by virus. The original OS was Windows XP Home Edition SP3 with HP OEM, I reinstalled with a normal Windows XP Home Edition SP3 CD. After ...
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Does it matter if there's a gap in partition offset numbers when resizing the Windows 10 recovery partition?

A PC was set up for me a few years ago at a company for which I do some part-time consulting work, though they expect me to take care of doing the Windows updates for it. It has a gap in the ...
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How to view Windows update history especially logs on uninstalled updates

I was having issues with Windows 11 restarting by itself some months ago, which started happening after a Windows update, so it was obvious the update was bad, so with trial and error I found the ...
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Windows 10 RDP - which process to restart, when getting Windows Update as blue window with gear?

I use Windows 10 over Remote Desktop Protocol (typically with remmina on a Linux Client). Very often, the usage is fine; then I disconnect the remmina client from the Windows 10 RDP server; then I log ...
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GPO Windows Update Settings to schedule installs and reboots

I need to set GPO settings on a domain to schedule the install & reboot for windows updates. The device is public facing so don't want any pop's on screen and want it all to happen out of hours. I ...
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Windows Update gives 0x80070643 error on fresh Windows 10 install

I just did a clean install of Windows 10 22H2 onto a freshly wiped hard disk. (If it matters, I installed from a USB drive that I prepared with the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool yesterday.) When it ...
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Windows Update stuck looking for old updates (leftover from upgrading Win 10 to 11) [duplicate]

I had a Windows 10 system with a couple minor issues and one major - Windows Update was stuck and I never found a way to fix it. So I downloaded a Win 11 ISO and tried in-place upgrade, which works. ...
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What does the "get the latest updates as soon as they are available" option in Windows Update do?

On Windows 11, there's an option in the Windows Update panel labeled "Get the latest updates as soon as they're available". There's a link to a support article, but it's still somewhat vague....
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Compatibility issues In Windows Update

Has anyone experienced any compatibility issues with the latest Windows update and Adobe Creative Cloud software? I've noticed some glitches and wondering if it's just me or if others are experiencing ...
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Getting error 0x800f081f when trying to Windows-Update 22H2 to 23H2

I'm trying to run Windows Update on a machine with Windows 11 23H2. The download succeeds, but after hitting 47% completion of the installation process, I get an error: Windows 11, version 23H2 ...
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Windows 10 Update Stuck at XX% - Any Fixes?"

"I'm encountering an issue with my Windows 10 update where it gets stuck at XX% and doesn't progress further. I've tried restarting my computer, running the Windows Update Troubleshooter, and ...
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KB5034441 update error 80070643 - Increasing recovery partition size in VMWare

I have two VMWare workstation virtual machines where update KB5034441 update fails with error 0070643. This supposedly is a too small recovery partition. Quoting from: KB5028997: Instructions to ...
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windows 11 is not updating but last update is a year ago

I have Windows 11 installed on a mini PC that has not been used for several months so I know that it is behind on Windows 11 updates. However the Windows Update tool in Settings is showing that it is ...
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Windows Update Error 0x800f0805

I am using Windows 10 version 21H2 and Windows Updates have been failing for a while. I have tried every 'solution' I can find but nothing has worked so far. Three updates are failing: Feature Update ...
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Cannot boot Windows 10 after 22H2 update

I have an old laptop that is not eligible for Windows 11, so it stays on Windows 10. Recently it would not boot, and thinking it was the hard drive, I replaced the hard drive with a new SSD. I ...
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How to install Windows updates automatically during the Windows installation?

During the Windows 11 installation, there is a step called «Installing updates»: Is it possible to provide a set of already downloaded KBs *.msu, which will be installed automatically during the ...
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Resize Recovery Partition of a Windows 10 system with Bitlocker

I recently came across a Windows 10 upgrade that seems to fail when the recovery partition is too small. Ironically, Windows itself reports a "Download error", however, searching the ...
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How to disable Windows 10 update + defender completely?

I must say, I'm pretty angry at Microsoft given that its background processes continuously crash Age of Empires and doesn't let me play ranked. I wanna completely disable all updates, all security ...
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Faults in Windows Updates Services and more on Windows 11

My friend's been having issues with his computer when trying to update to 23H2. Initially this started with a "Something went wrong. Try to reopen Settings later." message. After digging ...
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WindowsUpdateLog update-id based drivers unavailable from Microsoft Update Catalog

For all Device Drivers, the WindowsUpdate stores the Driver Title along with its unique update-id in the path C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log. In recent versions of windows (8 and above), this log is ...
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How can I quickly see which is the latest monthly cumulative update installed in a Windows PC?

Given a machine running Windows 10 or Windows 11, what is the quickest/easiest way to see the most recent cumulative update installed? I want to the know the Month/Year of the update, rather than the ...
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Fixing broken USB drivers when upgrading from Windows 10 LTSB 2015 to LTSB 2016

I recently upgraded my computer from Windows 10 LTSB 2015 to Windows 10 LTSB 2016. I forgot, however, that Windows 10 1607 (LTSB 2016) uses USB drivers which are not compatible with my computer, which ...
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How do I send an email about Windows Update Failure

I have the below playbook which gathers information about only windows VM's from a vcenter_inventory_vmware.yml inventory file and executes the ansible.windows.win_updates module properly. I am ...
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I wasn't able to update Windows Defender in 2 years

In Windows 10, now 11, I have an update queued for Windows Defender. Security Intelligence Update for Microsoft Defender Antivirus - KB2267602 (Version 1.399.1620.0) - Current Channel (Broad) This, ...
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Windows 11 Update error: We couldn't connect to the update service

I am running Windows 11 Pro 22H2 64-bit on a Dell Precision 5530 Laptop (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8850H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59 GHz 32.0 GB (31.7 GB usable) - Product Id 00330-54920-19766-AAOEM). Recently, ...
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Windows Update COMPLETE history

I've looking some time for a script that can be used to export a full history of installed updates on a Windows System. I have alredy tried some community solutions like: wmic qfe list Get-Hotfixes ...
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RAID5 failure but drives are OK. 2 of 5 drives "failed" simultaneously. How to restore? Windows 11, Intel RST

I have two drives in my RST RAID5 drive registered as "unknown" and thus the RAID5 array with 5 drives reports as "failed". Windows 11 Pro 23H2, Intel RST (Intel Optane Memory and ...
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Get-WindowsUpdate does not update the Windows Update GUI

Having an issue that I cannot seem to find any information on. I'm using the Get-WindowsUpdate and Get-WUList modules in PowerShell to attempt to download and install Windows updates. $...
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Windows 11 Microsoft store won't open

I am using Windows 11. Recently I was trying to download an app from the Microsoft store, but the store was stuck on the loading screen. So, after searching online for a fix, I tried to reset the ...
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Windows 11 Pro still on 22H2 while latest updates enabled

I have my laptop set to get the latest updates when available. This setting has been on for months now. Still, I'm on 22H2. I can click the update button repeatedly and then it says the system is up ...
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After Win 10 Update (KB5028166) all browser javascript debuggers can't load form for debugging. How do I fix this issue?

Folks, The most recent Win 10 Update (KB5028166) was automatically loaded on two 2 of my VMWare Virtual machines. Before the update I could use browser tools, Chrome & Edge & Firefox, to debug ...
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WIndows 11 updating 21h2 to 22h2 FatalError in setupact.log, in migcore.dll, and 22h2 update always rolls back

My Windows 11 Pro workstation versopm 21H2 build 22000.2416 system has been on Win11 21h2 builds thus far and keeps trying to install updates to 22h2 which fails with an error, either when run through ...
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Does the Microsoft update for BlackLotus mitigation SKUSiPolicy.p7b require Memory Integrity to be on and working in the Security Center?

In other words is the "Code Integrity feature" on this Microsoft kb5025885 page: The Code Integrity Boot Policy (SKUSiPolicy.p7b) uses the Code Integrity feature of Windows to prevent ...
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WIndows 11 continues to Update, even after pausing

I recently started a powershell scripting job that I expect to take several days (large database rebuild and restore) Prior to this I disabled windows updates for a couple of weeks. After a couple of ...
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Laptop black screen after Windows update

My Windows 10 laptop just had a windows update, during the update it got stuck on a black screen. What I've tried Wait for several hours Hold the power button to see if restarting would help, only ...
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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Version 1903 KB's which are must be installed

There are 2 KB's are hard-installed: KB4497464 and KB4497727. So, I am assuming they're more important than other KB's. Hence the following link contains many of them; which of them has the same level ...
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Windows cannot complete updates

I'm trying to install update KB5029847 and update KB5029244 on Windows 10, but Windows gives me the "Could not complete updates. Undoing changes" message every time I try. Other threads ...
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Some questions regarding how to disable auto restarting after Windows 11 installed an update?

I want Windows 11 to automatically download and install updates in the background, just let me choose when to restart my laptop, even outside of active hours. So, I looked up some solutions and they ...
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Windows 11 update nags after being paused [duplicate]

Immediately after updating, I paused the update for 5 weeks. After 2 weeks it started nagging again, telling me that maximum period has passed, and it can't be paused anymore. Windows update breaks ...
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Computer seems completely "fried" after an unsuccessful Windows 10 update

I'll try to make it short. It all started from a Windows 10 update that I have let my computer do on shutdown, I do it immediately before I leave for two days shutting my house power off, thinking ...
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How do you Reset the Windows Updates Software List When There is a Superius Update Which Has Been Already Installed

I am using Windows 11 and my update list shows: When I type: Install-Module -Name PSWindowsUpdate Import-Module -Name PSWindowsUpdate Get-WindowsUpdate Download-WindowsUpdate Install-WindowsUpdate I ...
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Still have Win10-style volume/brightness sliders after upgrading to Win11

I upgraded my PC from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Home, and while everything else about the OS is as expected, there is one thing that hasn't seemed to update: The on-screen sliders for volume and ...
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How to easily install 150+ updates on a 32 bit windows 7 laptop?

I have an old Asus laptop with windows 7 32 bit, and after fixing various driver problems, now I find myself with 150+ windows updates to install. Is there a way to install all of them in the right ...
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How do I completely reset Windows update in Windows 11?

I've already tried all the usual fixes, deleting SoftwareDistribution and system32\catroot2. I even nuked HLKM\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate and my history and my optional updates ...
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Windows Update Stuck at 73%

I was trying to update my windows version from 1809 to 22h2 and it still at 73%.When i reseted succesful my windows update and i need to update my windows above 2019 version and my windows recommend ...
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Can't uninstall a cumulative update/security update in Windows 10 22H2 is this completely normal?

So after finding out about window's recent cumulative update KB5028166 it appeared to have had bugs along with it such as stuttering, slowdowns. But they are working on a bug fix that will come soon ...
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Last Windows Updates Stopped Ability to Print to My Wireless Printer

Since installing the last 3 Windows updates: KB5028166, KB5028853 and Servicing Stack 10.0.19041.3205, my computer can no longer access the wireless printer used by the household. I am running Windows ...
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Unable to restore Windows Update Service (wuauserv) despite Admin and LocalSystem privileges

One of my school's Windows 11 computers kept failing to update. When I go to the Updates tab on Settings and press Check Updates, it always displays the One of the update services is not running ...
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Windows Storage Spaces broken after Windows Update

I've got a Simple (no resiliency) storage space configured on Windows 10, it's just some cheap low capacity sata SSD's striped together to make a fast game drive. Fortunately just steam games ...
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