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 XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change.I have tried everything ...
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Windows 10 update service is disabled automatically after update

After a successful update, Windows 10 Update Service is often set to "disabled" and I have to re-enable it manually. There is no third-party software installed on the systemNo task schedule is ...
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Problems with Windows Update on Server 2012 R2

I have 16 important updates in Windows Update waiting to be installed, but they won't install. The general case is the following:To install Update X, first I need to install update Y.Update Y does ...
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Prevent Skype popup asking to upgrade? (In 2018)

I'm trying to prevent Skype from upgrading to the current hideously unhelpful version [Now*=8.x] from version [Now*=7.x] 6.21.0.104. There are, [were], four methods that Skype uses to flag or ...
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How to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?

I am trying to install Win 7 SP1 (using Windows Update), but it failed with 0x800F0A12. I have a dual boot configuration windows - linux, otherwise perfectly normal configuration.This web page: http:...
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Why does Windows 7 update fail with error 800706BE?

I have 18 updates appearing for Windows 7 x64 but when I try to install any of them I get the error 800706BE.The Microsoft help that appears gives several solutions:Fix It button. This downloads ...
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Deferring updates in Windows 10

In Windows 10 version 1607, it was still possible to defer updates by a few months via the Local Group Policy Editor, but now there's a subfolder containing two entries where it's only possible to ...
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Windows 10 is rebooting against my explicit will in order to install updates

My Windows 10 Professional (version 1709, build 16299.214) has repeatedly restarted itself in the past in order to install updates. I've set group policies to prevent this, however the system seems to ...
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Windows 10 update 1803 error loop at 0xc1900101

Yesterday I wanted to install the current large update 1803 on my Windows 10. The system is a pretty vanilla Windows 10 Pro that had been freshly set up just recently, all updates had been installed, ...
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PotPlayer fails to play videos after Win 10 1803 update, how to fix it?

Since the update 1803, PotPlayer can play the audio of a movie but fails to play the video. And the player window seems to be duplicated and stuck there. And this is not an exception, my music player ...
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Client no show in WSUS console (windows server 2016)

I am trying to configure client (windows7) for contact with WSUS server(windows server 2016) by config registry (none AD) as below : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Windows: Unused software has been updated

The notification "Skype has been updated" just popped up in my Windows 10 notification center.This windows install is about 4 months old, I've never used Skype before and cannot find anything ...
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Can't install an update KB4284863. Reverting changes on reboot

The system: Windows Server 2012 R2.When I try to install KB4284863 it install successfully, but on reboot it says something like "Failure to configure updates. Reverting changes" The exact error ...
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how to update internet explorer 11 to the version 11.1155.15063.0

I have searched in many forums and in windows update, but I would like to install the manual update Internet Explorer 11 11.1155.15063.0 in windows update does not appearMy operating system is ...
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Preventing a downloaded Windows Update to be applied

I'm in need of preventing the big update of Windows 10 Home Single Language to version 1803, where I failed to stop it, until the state of wait for restart to apply it. I used Wushowhide tool to hide (...

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