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How to cancel the Windows Updates in relation to driver updates?

Q: How to cancel the Windows Updates in relation to driver updates?

Hi there

We got the crashed on machine running on Windows 10 started on last Wednesday and it's been working well for almost 1 month. After troubleshooting and restoring, we came across it's something to do with the Intel Drivers Display update that might causing this.

Once we restored the machine, the Windows Updates has already listed the driver ready to install as well all KBs. My question how do I stop/clear this list from running?

To prevent this update automatically on the driver, I went to the System > Hardware tab > Device Installation Settings > No. However this only preventing it running in the future and I need to stop appearing from the list as stated previously.

I came across previously with Windows 7 which is relating on one of particular updates that causing stuck on Windows Updates ... I know there is away to stop this action and clear up this updates cataloq. But not sure on Windows 10.

I'm appreciated your feedback and comment.


A: How to cancel the Windows Updates in relation to driver updates?

Have a look at this tutorial
Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

Go to Options Three
To Turn On or Off Automatic Device Driver Installation

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My updates and driver installs never finish because they always stop at a certain percentage and I have to eventually force shutdown the PC.

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Use Windows Update to find driver updates

In Windows Update click Custom Install in the main column, and then click Select optional hardware updates in the left-hand column.

Windows Update examines all parts of your system to determine what needs updating and it may recommend more than just driver updates. It's a good idea to visit Windows Update regularly for driver updates and other non-critical updates.

A:Use Windows Updates to find Driver Updates

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Someone who does not have internet connection at home wants to bring me his hard drive from his desktop computer, so I can install a program on it.
Assuming I can get it to boot on my hardware (I have had pretty good luck with that in the past), I don't want windows to update the drivers, because then he will get drivers for the wrong hardware.
But it would be nice to get him the other windows updates.
How to do it?

A:how to get windows updates without driver updates?

Originally Posted by shmu26

Someone who does not have internet connection at home wants to bring me his hard drive from his desktop computer, so I can install a program on it.
Assuming I can get it to boot on my hardware (I have had pretty good luck with that in the past), I don't want windows to update the drivers, because then he will get drivers for the wrong hardware.
But it would be nice to get him the other windows updates.
How to do it?

Really, he needs to bring you the whole box. You will mess up the activation doing it that way.

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My mum has windows xp, she recently downloaded the updates which included IE7 which she doesn't want. Now she has the yellow install updates shield on her task bar, to install IE7. As she doesn't want it, how can she get rid of the shield reminder on the task bar?Thanks

A:how to cancel install updates reminder

Go to the Microsoft Update site, do a Custom Install, uncheck IE7 and put a check in the box 'Don't show this update again'. You can always go back and 'un-hide it'.

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I am hoping someone can provide some assistance in getting rid of this BSOD problem.

Here is what happened.

I was using two driver update programs: One called Driver Booster 2 by Iobit and the other called Slimdrivers.

I updated various drivers including Nvidia which I had previously uninstalled but it kept popping up so I just let it go. The next thing I know, after that is installed and there were no more drivers left to install, I ran Windows Update and it also wanted to installed Nvidia again. I didn't have much choice in the matter...before I knew it, it was installing and I had to restart my computer. When the computer turned on again, I used it for a little while then it started to overheat something terrible. The computer was so hot I thought it was going to start on fire. Almost as soon as it started overheating, I got the BSOD and within a second it restarted or shut down. I can't remember which. The fan was running at top speed but that still wasn't enough. I could have cooked an egg on the backside of this thing.

So the next day, I started the computer up again and I uninstalled Nvidia completely using Iobit's Uninstaller to remove all traces of it in my computer. But the other problem I have now is that it still runs dangerously hot within a few hours.

I've uploaded the zip file as per the instructions. There must be some kind of conflict going on.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD after installing NVidia updates and other driver updates

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Dont run any disc cleanup program before you upload another zip.

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For the past day windows wants to install the same 4 updates over and over, I have windows update set to download and let me choose when to install.

I can't understand why I even need them, as I uninstalled net framework.

Notice how the update at 8:17 AM., KB2656368, is the same as one of the 4 updates installed at 7:47 PM.
Windows wants to install the same four kb files again.
How do I stop this?

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:47 PM

Installation status: Successful

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:46 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121)

Installation date: ‎6/‎15/‎2012 7:45 PM

Installation status: Successful


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A:Windows 7 updates same for updates every time it checks for updates

See if you can System Restore to before Net Framework 4 was installed and then Hide it when it is again offered in Updates.

But be aware that some programs will need it and may not prompt you of this leaving you to guess why they are not installing or performing correctly. For this reason I always install it.

So you might want to reinstall it using its standalone installer since it may not have uninstalled correctly anyway.

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Is there a way to disable Windows Automatic Updates from updating device drivers. There are a several PC's at my job that have problems with a device driver update from. I would still like to recieve regular security updates, but I dont want any device driver updates.

A:Disable Driver updates from Auto Updates?

Do not do automatic updates, select custom instead of Express and drivers will be listed, but only as an option.

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how and where can i do this for the O/S and software

A:driver updates and bios updates

If your computer is running well I would not try to fix something that isn't broke. Other than installing updates for Windows and anti-malware, newer sometimes isn't better.

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I have a DELL (one year) w/ Windows 7 and I?ve downloaded Driver Updates and Scanner Update software, and I see that I have several ?Drivers? that came up out-dated. Is this even true?

If so, why doesn?t DELL send me emails or update automatically?

I won?t mind buying a software, but which one?

Sorry, so many questions. Thanks in advance.

A:BUY? Driver Updates or Scanner Updates

Forget the driver update software, unless you are having issues you don't need to update any drivers and if you do you should get then directly from the manufacturers website and not via a 3rd party product.

Also please do not repost the same question in multiple sections of the site as that is against forum rules.

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:

A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

I got some updates last night and unfortunately my fix didn't work so I'll unpin this topic.

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:


A:Windows 10 Home disable automatic updates, enable updates on demand

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I keep getting Error message: Install Failure after Windows updates are downloaded and Windows attempts to install those updates.

The download is successfull, however, after Windows 7 attempts to install those updates I get this message:

Configuring Windows Update. Do Not Turn off computer.

After Windows attempts the installations of those updates, I get the following message: Failure configuring Service Pack. Reverting Changes. Error_install_failure (0x80070643).

I contacted Microsoft on the problem via emails....they went through a number of trouble shooting techniques....but after all of their recommendations, all they could tell me was to reinstall Windows 7.

I really would not like to do that. Do you have any idea what the problem is?

I have HP Pavilian dv6-3010 us Entertainment Notebook
Windows7, 64bit syatem, 8 gigabytes of Ram, 320Gig Hard Drive

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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

A:Windows Update stuck at Checking for Updates and can't install Updates manually

Hi antoniu200:
Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the VistaForums. This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the  "Checking for updates..." phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread Updates were not configured correctly in that same forum.  Some Vista users, including myself, received an error message this month stating "Updates were not configured correctly. Reverting changes. Please do not turn off your computer" when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates.  Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine.  I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("Checking for updates..." still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silver... Read more

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I have never posted on a forum before so apologies if I am doing this wrong. The problem started when I tried to plug in my (new) iphone to my Dell pc. The device was not detected so I tried to update my itunes software - update failed and I received a Windows 7 error. After searching through multiple forums and trying to download windows utility cleaner, etc - nothing has helped. Also, if I try to run the 'Check for Updates" link on my computer - if NEVER stops searching for updates and there for I cant update anything. Not sure where to start

A:Windows Check for updates keeps running-all installation/updates fail

Let's start with the easy stuff

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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hello - xp sp2--- in past after opening Windows Update via Tools/Update, i could view my Update History page option and
view what is currently showing as updated i.e. on my computer by clicking on that ''Option ('View Update History)
..... suddenly today, that 'feature' is not working - tried everything recommended on the 'site' ..i.e. .added site to pop-blocker/low blockage setting; (never a problem before today).. it tries to 'load' that page - i see it 'flash' briefly then disappear with another page appearing stating there was a problem accessing my personal 'update history' (or whatever the language was - don't remember totally + showing error ox800A138F)
today i downloaded & installed the NeT recommended update (restarted computer) and i think it was after that was completed that i tried to view the link for 'history of updates' -without success.
I read ''FAQ'' and did what i wrote above ... HELP! thanks - Edythe
PS: under Security - my NET is showing as 'prompt'
i haven't a 'clue' what that 'feature' does -but i kept getting reminders to do that update, so i did ! LOL I even tried a
virus scan - no problems - how 'important' is it that i 'view' what is updated in my machine anyway?

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Its been doing most of these updates forever, when I go to shut it down it updates but when I wake up in the morning these updates are still not done... It's like they never finish. This happens every night for the past 6 months or so i'm getting tired of it now so i need some help. I've tried Reset Windows Update History that works for a week or so but they eventually come back.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {9D9F00D6-4ACE-4595-9A2E-8B72A3B5B243}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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OGA Notifications Data-->
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A:Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

I've deleted a environmental variable for a PATH for Java I added long ago and it downloaded and installed it for now. I will see if anything else happens

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Dell Latitude 2120. Windows 7 trying to restore at boot up, loads 18000+ updates then restores again in loop. Safe mode attemp restore lists OS C: as only selectable drive, operating drive is D:
<DIR> lookup shows an apple update and delete april of 2013 appears to be when problem started.

A:Windows 7 restore to updates, no boot, loop back to updates

Quote: Originally Posted by whitefoote

Dell Latitude 2120. Windows 7 trying to restore at boot up, loads 18000+ updates then restores again in loop. Safe mode attemp restore lists OS C: as only selectable drive, operating drive is D:
<DIR> lookup shows an apple update and delete april of 2013 appears to be when problem started.

Hi whitefoote,

Welcome to Seven forums.

Kindly check this link which should be helpful in resolving this issue:

Failure to Boot

Also, you can perform a factory install if you have taken a backup using dell software:

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!

A:How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates?

bloomcounty said:

I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

1. No. You either do Windows update and Office update, or you do Microsoft update, which does both at once.

2. I think so, but I am not positive. If you need it, it will install it, or, if you decline, you may not get updates. One way to find out, try it.

3. I don't think it will do the updates without it. Again, try it. It never caused any problems for me having it.

4. I can't guarantee that, nor can anyone else. Sometimes these "h... Read more

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This is an inconvenient delay, not anything serious. Running Windows 7, if it makes a difference.

Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished.

Description: I have Microsoft Update (or Windows Update, whichever it's known as in 7) set to automatically check for updates but not download or install without my approval. I do this so I can review what's being updated, (I'm a little wary of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a "critical" update in the last year or two). Anyways, when I boot up the computer, it checks for updates and alerts me of them.

However, Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot, and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background. Which is all well and good, except whenever that's happening it causes MU to "fail" updates until it's done updating. Thus, I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done, then run the MU update.

Question: MSE definition updates are included under "Optional" updates in MU, is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together? I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance. I don't see an option, and I'd rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft's hands completely.

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.

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I'm trying to add the latest updates on my Windows 8 (64-bit) laptop (Asus Q400A-BHI7N03) and the checking for updates... never completes. I've even tried leaving it over night with no success.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Update never finds updates (Checking for updates never ends)

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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EDIT: Please see my updated information a few posts down.

Hello, I'm having issues on a Windows 7 64 bit system. If the updates install, then upon restart it fails configuration and reverts back. Otherwise the the updates will fail and I get the following when using the windows fix it for windows update tool.

I am running a sfc /scannow currently. The failure code on all the updates is 80200001.

Thanks for any help.

update: the sfc /scannow

"Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

A:Windows Updates Fails configuring updates and reverts back

Hi bro,I had the same problem 3 days ago and I have solved the problem so, I think, I can help you,first of all I need to know if you have any antivirus tool intalled on your computer,if it so,[download CLEANER sofware from's important]uninstall them,for this action use safe mode by pressing F8 button,when you boot with safe mod you will not be able to uninstall your antivirus,because you have loaded only the drivers that needs safe mod,that's why you must delete your antivirus manually,for best result go to control panel-->folder options-->mark "show hidden files,folders,archives" apply and ok then go to user folder and open AppData\Local\"antivirus folder" and delete it,after this open AppData\Roaming\"antivirus folder" and delete it as well,at the end,you have to delete the main folder of your antivirus,that is installed on C or another drive.for example:C:\Program Files\ESET.After that open cleaner go to REGISTRY and scan for issues and if you get[I am sure you will get errors] any problem,fix them[delete them,you don't need to save registry settings before deleting] after cleaning registry, you have to run cleaner,so, go to software main window and press RUN CLEANER button[it's the last step] and restart your computer with normal mode.Now you can install updates and configure your windows safely.I hope this will help you

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Suddenly Windows 7 has stopped installing Windows Updates. It downloads, then creates restore point, starts installation, but then comes back with the error code 800F0900. This happens with all the updates when carried out individually, critical or optional. I first went through the process of clearing all the Start-up Programs in the Services section of msconfig. As that did not solve it I then stopped all but MS services, and that did not solve it.  I tried the Microsoft .NET Setup Verification Tool. This said there were problems that it could not fix and sent a report to Microsoft.  Following an earlier thread on this site, I installed and used the Windows Repair program from This failed to solve the problem. Does any one have any other possible advice to help solve this problem ?

A:Windows Updates will not install. Error code 800F0900 for all updates.

I would try running the System Update Readiness Tool: .

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.I'm wondering:1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?Thanks for the help!

A:How Important Are Ms Office Updates? Are They Included In Windows Critical Updates?

I don't have that detection tool either. At least some of the office updates are available through the windows update feature. You can also navigate to the Office updates site from the windows update site. There are no problems with installing the office updates separately. In fact, I generally download only 1 or 2 updates at a time as I am on dial-up.

Orange Blossom

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After installing the Anniversary Update, I checked some of the Windows Update settings. I found that the "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows" is now unchecked and further more it is also grayed out so I cannot recheck it. With the Anniversary Update, are Office updates now automatically included in Windows Updates?


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Join Date: Nov 2013

win 7/64 pro
2 posts
Local Time: 01:17 PM

I have a Dell XPS 15 Z laptop with 6 GB of RAM, 4 x 2.53 GHz processors and 500 GB hard drive which is only about half full. The operating system is Windows 7 Pro/ 64. All updates are current. I have Kaspersky anti-virus, malware bytes, & spybot search and destroy. All of which say the computer is clean.
I have repeatedly successfully installed 2 Windows updates:

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2836939)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2858302)

Then, within a a few minutes I am notified that 2 new updates are available... The same ones. Just to make sure the update were truly successful, I have reinstalled them several times with the same result.

Occasionally there are other Windows updates included along with my two familiar ones. The others install fine and I never hear anything more about them. But the two above will soon come back as new updates available.

Though I can certainly ignore responding to these update notifications, it would be kind and nice to get it fixed.

Thanks Larry

A:2 Windows updates install successfully, re-flagged as new updates

Right click on the ones you already have (when they show up again) and 'hide' them. That will stop the nuisance.

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I have 2 updates that have failed to install on my computer. They are KB954430 and KB973688 and with an error of 643. I?ll explain the computer first then what I have tried.
My computer has Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, 1 TD hard drive, and 8GB of RAMM. I just purchased it as a refurbished computer from Newegg about a week and and this is how it starts out. This should be fun. The only thing that I have done to the computer is add Office, McAfee Internet Security, and Photoshop.
Had automatic updates yesterday and these 2 failed? KB954430 and KB973688 had error code 643.
Looked online with the update and error code and found the solution given below on the Microsoft website.
Ran the stand alone install for both KB954430 and KB973688 and got the following error:
Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable.
Ran your automatically reset Windows Update components program and came back with the following error:
Troubleshooting was unable to fix all of the issues found. You can find more details below.
Windows update error 0x8007005(2015-05-29-T-12_18_15A) Not Fixed
Problems installing recent values Not Fixed
Service registration is missing or corrupt Fixed

At that point I figured I would stop until I was able to talk to people who have a lot more knowledge on this than me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Failed Updates on Windows 7 - Updates KB954430 and KB973688

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data

If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

Please also post the C:\Windows\windowsudpate.log file

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Until the October 2014 updates I would always receive a sytray notice of which updates had been installed. To clarify, after new Windows Updates were installed and with or without a reboot of the system, I would receive a systray notification that new updates had been installed and upon clicking that notification a window would open and show the updates that had been installed and success or failure status.

I no longer receive that notification. This was true for the October and November patch Tuesday updates. I can open Windows Update and select View Update History and see that the updates were installed but the systray notification only showed the latest installation history and was more convenient that having to open Windows Update to view the update history.

Anyone have any idea as to what caused the systray notification to stop working after updates were installed? OS is Win 7 Home Premium SP 1.

TIA for any replies.

A:No systray notice of installed updates after Windows Updates

Should I post this in the Windows 7 General Discussion forum? Doesn't seem to be much response here.

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Win Updates Disabler: Disable\Enable Windows Updates, Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall

Win Updates Disabler is a very simple Windows OS software that helps you to completely disable or enable Automatic Updates on your Windows system. Moreover, it can help to disable or enable Windows Defender, Windows Security Center and Windows Firewall. Remember that it is important keep your system up to date for security reasons, however, if for privacy reasons or for any other reason you want to disable Windows Updates and the other Windows security services, this little tool is all that you need. This program works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 (32\64-bit).

Program Key Features

Completely Disable or Enable Automatic Updates on Windows
Disable or Enable Windows Defender, Security Center, Windows Firewall
Ask to Reboot the PC After the Changes have Been Applied
Run it Directly from the USB with the Portable Version
Works on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32\64-bit)


Portable Version


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I have 5 updates that fail to install. I have also tried to manually install them, but they still fail Here are the updates:






The error code I get is "800736B3". I ran MS FIXIT and it said they did not detect any problems.

A:5 updates fail to install through windows updates or manual?

Hello, have you tried:

Open the Windows Update troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Update.

Its from this link: Windows Update error 800705b4

I know its a different error code but its worth a try.

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I am using Office 2013 Pro & it does not show updates in the normal Windows Update section on my computer. I have to refer to any Office application, select File & then Accounts to see that I have automatic updates selected & the update number, but it does not tell me if it is the latest update, so I have to check to see that it is the latest, which it is apparently.
I would like to be able to see which Office updates are available & to install them as I do with the usual Windows Updates. Can anyone suggest a solution please.

A:How do I get Office 2013 updates to show in Windows Updates.

Just a random thought. Does your computer have the "Click-to-Run" version of Office installed? Updates for the C2R version do not appear in Windows Update or WSUS. Updates are downloaded in the background automatically (whether you want them to or not).

You can identify C2R by looking under the File tab. There will be a button that shows update options (on or off) and the version number. Another way to identify C2R is in Window's Programs & Features. With C2R, you no longer have the ability to add or delete Office applications.

How to: Verify Whether Outlook Is a Click-to-Run Application on a Computer

Of Click-to-Run and Custom Installs of Office 2013 | Office 2013 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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Hi, it seems like I get no more updates offered when I search for updates. My latest important updates are from 05.10.13. Since then I only get the same 42 optional updates shown. Shouldn't there be a few new ones (important and optional ones) since one month? Yesterday I read about the new IE11, that didn't show up either. Is there a website with a history of all released updates so I can check if there are any updates released/available that I didn't get offered in the last month?

A:No new Windows updates shown when 'search for updates' - Problem?

IE 11 isn't being offered through Windows Updates yet, except in certain areas.
The latest Important Updates should have been installed around 8th October
What happens if you attempt to install any of the optional updates?
There is no formal list of updates, since the list may vary from machine to machine - however, the listing in the forum stick here is kept pretty much up-to-date.

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win 8, 64 bit PC
Brother(company) thinks Windows updates or Av program updates can corrupt Printer/scanner drivers - i have to reinstall entire program after the company tired to fix problem to no avail when printer/scanner stopped scanning... does that sound possible ? thanks so much !

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How are you guys doing today? i recently reinstalled windows 7

I'm looking for some assistance as far as which updates to install on Windows 7.

Also would like to know how to turn on a feature so the updates will install automatically (If thats safe)

In my optional tab it reads the following(All of these boxes are unchecked)

AMD -Other hardware, storage controller - AMD SATA CONTROLLER


Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2574819)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2592687)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2709981)

In my important tab it reads the following (these two boxes are unchecked)

Update for Microsoft. NET framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 based systems (KB2836942)

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2836939)

The rest of the important updates are Microsoft Office related (all are checked)

Anyone know if these are safe to install and if so how do i instruct them to install automatically?

UPDATE: I've loaded screenshots so you guys can maybe help me better


Thanks in advanced.

A:Windows 7 Updates: Which updates to install? (SCREENSHOTS INSIDE)

Quote: Originally Posted by Zeek1017

How are you guys doing today? i recently reinstalled windows 7

I'm looking for some assistance as far as which updates to install on Windows 7.

Also would like to know how to turn on a feature so the updates will install automatically (If thats safe)

In my optional tab it reads the following(All of these boxes are unchecked)

AMD -Other hardware, storage controller - AMD SATA CONTROLLER


Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2574819)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2592687)

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based systems (KB2709981)

In my important tab it reads the following (these two boxes are unchecked)

Update for Microsoft. NET framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 R2 SP1 for x64 based systems (KB2836942)

Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2836939)

The rest of the important updates are Microsoft Office related (all are checked)

Anyone know if these are safe to install and if so how do i instruct them to install automatically?

UPDATE: I've loaded screenshots so you guys can maybe help me better


Thanks in advanced.

Hi Zeek1017,

Welcome to Seven forums.

You should go ahead with all the updates on the system. As updates whether for the drivers or software provide better security a... Read more

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I installed windows 7 yesterday but windows update is now stuck on checking for updates all the time. Doesn't download or install any updates

That said i looked up and tried a lot of solutions/fixes online but no luck, nothing worked.

Any help is much appreciated. I don't wanna upgrade to windows 10 by the way.

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how do I check for driver updates on my PC

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I've been trying for over a week to get a stable OS installed, and have come to a dead end.

The PC in question is a Compaq Presario P8656U (2.5 GB with 1G RAM), and the software is its original factory-installed Windows XP Home version with SP1. The original software contained only SP1, but I pulled it off and slipstreamed XP2 into it before burning it onto a bootable CD, so XP2 is the version we're talking about now.

The software loads properly, the only glitch being that after the OS is installed and the PC Restarts, the program loads but hangs up on the final (black with Windows logo) screen with the little "PLEASE WAIT..." prompt. There's no way to get out of it except to physically remove power from the PC. After that, the computer always boots up smoothly.

The REAL problem I'm having, is that after turning on Windows Automatic Updates (as my Norton software requires), I get not only the three critical updates (which I believe are KB892130, KB893803v2, and KB898461), but about SEVENTY-NINE (79) other updates which I don't really want cluttering up my drive anyway.

I have reformatted my HD and reinstalled XP about TEN (10) times now, and without fail, every time I perform an install of the 79 new Windows Updates, my Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Extreme Graphics driver is either removed or so badly corrupted that I can't find it in the drivers folder anymore. They may also be causing problems that I haven't identified ye... Read more

A:Windows Updates Removing My Driver

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Hey wondering on what the best method is for adding missing drivers and Windows 7 Pro updates. This used Laptop came with a fresh install of 7 Pro without any driver or Windows updates. Is the best solution to start off with drivers, or to install windows updates first ?

Also do I let windows try to find the drivers for me ? Or is it better another way ?

Anything I have to look out for? I hope its easy as it sounds. Normally my computers in the past have Factory Settings which include a fresh install with original drivers. I'm sorta new to this type of fix. I only installed graphic drivers in past from scratch.

Any help much appreciated, Thanks in advance...

A:Windows 7 driver and updates missing

I would do Windows Updates first and then do manufacturer driver updates after. That way it will prompt you if the manufacturer driver is newer/older.

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I have disable the in the settings for hardware installations for driver installations as i like to update driver myself such as sound drivers,network and video drivers. Those are basically the 3 drivers that i update including security updates. By using wushowhide, i can see the drivers updates that have been block such as intel pci serial port root, watchtimer and lpc controller and etc. Does it improve performance or should i leave it alone? What does updating those driver do?

A:Windows Update Driver Updates

I can only speak for myself, others may have different views. I recently had a number of problems related to Windows 10 Updates [including drivers].

For the present my policy is to go directly to the relevant manufacturer for driver updates. A review over a number of forums, Intel in particular reveals Intel and Microsoft apparently unable to resolve problems caused by updates. I'll stick with Intel for the moment.

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Hi guys,

The Canon MX410 drivers keep on appearing even after successful install.

Here are my optional updates before installation:

Windows notifies of successful install:

However, when I check for updates again after...

...and it is back. Several attempts led to same results.

I also tried downloading the drivers from the official Canon PIXMA MX410 page and installing it (in hopes of "overriding" the Windows Updates), to which it notified as well of a successful install.

But upon running Windows Updates, the driver download is still there. Any suggestions?

A:Driver Keeps Appearing in Windows Updates

Workaround: If the printer works, hide the update, check for updates
Still offered?

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I have been having issues with wireless module not showing available networks on this laptop recently. I have had to reboot to get the wireless networks to show up. I checked the Dell site the other day and installed an updated driver for the wireless adapter, as well as the video card, sound card, and chipset. I have had 2 blue screens since updating these drivers (today and Tuesday). One other new item is Kaspersky internet security, which was installed earlier in the week. I have attached the information for review- please let me know if any additional information is needed. Thanks in advance for your assistance.


A:BSOD's- Windows 10 after driver updates

Programs that claim to update your drivers install either the wrong or corrupted drivers.
If you have installed any driver with TweakBit Driver Updater, please remove them as it may cause trouble.
You only need the drivers Dell provides you

Please remove Kaspersky while troubleshooting as a test and use Windows Defender as alternative
Service articles
Below you can see NETIO.sys which is the Network Input/Output System driver of Windows, this refers to either the network drivers or AV software. There is no cause in the dump, but this may point to a possible cause.

ffffd000`8b95c7b0 00000000`00000000
ffffd000`8b95c7b8 00000000`00000008
ffffd000`8b95c7c0 00000000`00000000
ffffd000`8b95c7c8 fffff801`31f688e0 NETIO!MIDL_user_allocate
ffffd000`8b95c7d0 fffff801`31f93af0 NETIO!CleanupQoSProvider
ffffd000`8b95c7d8 ffffd000`8b95cce8
ffffd000`8b95c7e0 00000000`00000000
ffffd000`8b95c7e8 00000000`00000000
ffffd000`8b95c7f0 ffffc001`9cdf3820
ffffd000`8b95c7f8 fffff801`31fa7f80 NETIO!BFE_NET_EVENT_TYPES+0x840
ffffd000`8b95c800 00000000`00000000
ffffd000`8b95c808 00000000`00000000
ffffd000`8b95c810 00000000`00000140
Please fill in your system specsPlease follow this tutorial and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.How to fill in your system specs:

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5348 which came with Windows 8.1 and I fully updated before upgrading to Windows 10. 
Now when I try to look for any Driver updates it detects my service tag and express code but thinks I'm still on Windows 8.1.
I click Detect Drivers and download the Dell System Detect exe, open that and the page gets stuck in a endless loop reloading while trying to see what drivers my computer needs.
I stopped it and looked at the option: Need help finding drivers compatible with Windows 10? Let us help
and the page was blank.
Maybe it wasn't such a good idea going to Windows 10 - or is there some way to fix the problem?
Cheers, Paul

A:no driver updates after upgrading to Windows 10?

Hello!  First off you will want to address any further questions to the Windows 10 forum, however you can find your drivers here.  Just select windows 10. 

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Right now I have automatic windows updates disabled for privacy issues. Because of this, I have to manually download and install the daily updates for Windows Defender. Is there a way to exclude Windows Defender from the disabled updates?

A:Automatic Updates with Windows updates disabled


You should make a task scheduler operation in order to update automatically based on the time and day it should execute.

Link on the tutorial (Go on Update package information)

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I have a whole ton of security updates for windows XP going back over 2 years in my Add/Remove programs list and I want to know if it is safe to delete those older than the most recent ones. Its taking up too much space on my computer and because of that I have stopped any current regular updates by switching off the automatic updates settings. Could someone please advise me if it is safe to do this?

A:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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So I successfully installed a total of 20 Windows updates for my Windows 7 x64 installation on Tuesday 11, 2014. I think 18 of them were "important" and 2 were "recommended" for x64 systems.

Now I have received four additional update notifications through Windows Update, one at a time. I installed the first without giving it much thought, after which I was asked to reboot. Everything seemed fine after reboot until I tried my Firefox browser, it looked all wrong and I could no longer read any of the menu headings. It was essentially non-functional. Then I tried Internet Explorer 11. It simply failed with an error window indicating that it could not start and it was checking for a solution to the problem.

So then I tried to uninstall the update, and I receive a message that an error occurred and the un-installation was unsuccessful. So then I restored Windows from an image file I had just made, and all was well again of course.

When this update came back through Windows Update, I researched it a bit and was surprised to find that it was from 2012. Now it is possible that I missed an important or recommended update, but I know I've checked Windows Update numerous times between 2012 and now, and this never showed up before. I also doubt that I missed an important or recommended update since they are selected by default, and I don't deviate from that. But I didn't verify since I couldn't find an easy way to search the 100+ updates installed on my m... Read more

A:Old Windows updates appearing as new after latest updates

Let's have a look at the background...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
Also, please post the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file

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My folks PC has Windows 7 and since it has been working perfectly they chose NOT to install SP1 until absolutely required.

This past Tuesday their computer received none of the normal security updates or patches. It did strangely receive the May 2013 Malicious Software Removal Tool but that was it.

What I want to know is it OK to manually download the latest security updates (for May 2013) and will the OS recognize them without a problem and if I do this would it conflict with when I actually install SP1 at a later date.

Any experts please chime in. Thanks.

A:Windows 7 WITHOUT SP1. No may updates on tuesday. Manual updates ok?


I recommend installing Service Pack 1 first before you install the security updates . Windows requires the SP to get the recent security updates .

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I ignore the pop-up window from the notifications area telling me Windows updates are ready to install, I'm busy. Then I'm ready to do it, but there's no icon in the notification area to click to do the install.

I've even gone as far as to do a manual install, just to make sure I've got the latest update. I know I'm fully updated, and then the pop-up window comes up telling me it has that update ready to install again!

Is there a way to retrieve the updates Automatic Updates has ready to install? Reboot?!

Will manually updating confuse Automatic Updates?

TIA, Dan

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I have had a problem with updates failing for a couple months. I have worked with both HP and Microsoft's Vista support teams to no avail. i have tried five or six different methods at the request of the HP and MS support teams to overcome this problem.

i consistently get messages that "Host Proces for Windows Services stopped working and was closed" and that windows will notify me if a solution is available.

the updates generate an error WindowsUpdate_800706BA.

Windows Update does not work, Windows Media Center updates do not work, and now the HP Printer updates no longer work. I'm kind of hanging open here without any of the security patches, OS fixes, and other updates.

any new suggestions would be welcomed!! My MS support guys just stopped responding to my replies about three weeks ago. i fear i'm at the end of his script!!

the mobiledog

A:Windows Updates, and now other updates fail consistently

It's a time out error, network related.

What Internet connection are you using?

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My computer will not allow me to go to any Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware sites, update virus definitions, windows update. I am having trouble with google searches and if i need to allow a pop-up when I click allow i get spammed and re-directed. I have followed all the directions of how to correctly post to this forum. I have downloaded several programs that i may need from a different computer and transferred them to this computer. I will not run any of these files until I am asked to do so.
DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kildarmac at 14:51:09.70 on Tue 05/19/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1321 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
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A:Cannot Access Windows Updates and Virus Updates etc...

Hello kildarmac,Your Java is out of date. Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system. Please follow these steps to remove older version Java components and update. Updating Java: Download the latest version of Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 13. Click the "Download" button to the right. At the Select Platform and Language for your download drop down box
Select Windows and Mult-Language Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement" then press Continue ( Selecting Windows will give you the 32 bit version. ) The page will refresh. Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe and save to your desktop. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.
Examples of older versions in Add or Remove Programs:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9
Java™ 6 Update 12
Java™ 6 Update 3
Java™ 6 Update 5
Java™ 6 Update 7 Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name. Click the Remove or Change/Remove button. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java versions. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u13-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Your Mozilla Firefox is out of date. You need to update it to the... Read more

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i had it set to off and it still updates, which i dont want, how do i stop it doing it

A:windows updates set to off, but critical updates still creeping in

Did you look here: Windows Update Settings - Change

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Windows Updates continues to re-install five specific updates which are:*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2604121) -Download size: 38.5 MB.*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656368) -Download size: 1.8 MB.*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656405) -Download size: 11.7 MB.*Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2686827) -Download size: 4.3 MB.*Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2600217) -Download size: 32.2 MB.- I purchased my computer 4 to 5 months ago. It is a Windows 7 Home Premium Hewlett-packard HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC (64-bit Operating System). I have tried numerous trouble-shoots and all have failed. If anyone knows of a solution this extremely aggravating issue, please feel free to answer this immediately. Thank you. -Isaiah.

A:Windows-Updates Continues to Re-install Updates.

I have tried numerous trouble-shoots and all have failed.what else did you try?Did you try uninstalling microsoft .NET framework 4 client profile from add or remove programs?

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Hey guys,

I've been struggling to update Windows 7 for the past two weeks. When I ask to update, it just keeps on running and running, searching for updates, and NEVER STOPS. I am so tired and desperate, I don't know what to do anymore. PLEASE HELP GUYS!!!

I have done the following to solve the problem, but NOTHING has helped:

- SURT - System Update Readiness Tool

- Windows Update Diagnostic (Found Errors 80080005 and 80070057, which it could not fix, but it did fix "service registration is missing or corrupt)

- Microsoft Fixit

- Windows KB947821 Hotfix (could not install, tried for days on end, does nothing)

- sfc /scannow (3 times - "has found corrupt files but couldn't fix all of them")

- Ran antivirus - clean

- Reset my Windows Update Components

- Restore Windows to previous date
I've included a CBS.log file BELOW. Once extracted, it takes a little while to open the log, please be patient.

PLEASE HELP! Any advice is appreciated. Thank you!!

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I have a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 virtual machine that I use as a template in my vSphere environment that I keep up to date with all Windows updates. This VM only contains Windows 7 in its disk.
Last time I was able to fully patch this machine was back in May 2016; a few nights ago I tried to update Windows 7 updates and it's stuck at Checking for updates... (I let it sat there for 12 hours)
I read several blogs on resetting Windows Updates services (stopping BITS and Windows Services then deleting all files in Windows\SoftwareDistribution) and none of them seem to work. I also ran a Windows Update troubleshooting tool that is supposed to Fix
problems with Windows Updates - didn't work either as it tries to get updates from the internet.
Next, I decided to create a brand new Windows 7 machine, and tried to run Windows Updates...nothing, still gets hung up at Checking for updates...
Anyone has any ideas on how to fix Windows Updates so I can get updates? It seems that something changed recently that broke it. Windows 10 patching seems to work just fine as I've had no issues with my Windows 10 machines.

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Hi everyone!
Windows updates are available in different categories: important, recommended and optional.
As noted, some of them, for reasons not known by users, have broken the OS of different users.
In your opinion, what is the best option of choice?
Grateful to all!

A:Windows updates - critical updates and / or recommended

Make a full system backup of your machine and then install all updates.
If an update makes your machine unbootable, you can restore your backup.

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Hi everyone,

As you can see in the image below, I have clicked on 'Check For Updates' and once it had shown 1 IMPORTANT UPDATE, I clicked on it to see what it was, and it displays a blank screen?

Any Ideas?

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I get a message everytime I try to updates Windows, there is over 112 updates which could not install, I have attached a picture of my error code (In the picture i have only tried one to see if it would work.)

Attachment 301011

Attachment 301030

A:Windows Updates Are Failing to Install? ( Over 112 Updates)

please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions, so the experts can help you

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad E550 running Windows 10 having been updated automatically from Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (initial and anniversary).  I cannot get Skype to use the integrated webcam. That is not the issue. Discussions of that said to make sure the video drivers were up-to-date. There have been no non-automatic updates of Lenovo software since its purchase in early 2015. I used Lenovo's utility to identify the system as 20DFCTO1WW. Just about everything looks out of date, so much so I wonder if I am looking at the drivers for the right system though it agrees with the solution center's showing of model and serial number. I am familiar with computers, byut I am not familiar with how Lenovo does things. Multiple questions: 1) The current drivers for the integrated camera are RealTek 6.2.9200.10282 (7/11/2014), but the Lenovo site shows version 6.5.717 (6/19/2016 for Liteon) and Version 10.0.10240.11135 (Bison/Chicony). Is this the same device.2) Is there a suggested sequence for applying multiple updates?3) The Lenovo page has an option "Let Lenovo update your system". Is this safe? Thanks 

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I recently made a new fresh install of Vista Ultimate 64 bit. I was using it already, but had to format and reinstall, so everything is new and clean.

I have noticed something strange in windows update: optional driver updates for some devices (such as my monitor or the realtek network adapter) are no longer available and they are not showing in the available optional updates list. They seem to work ok but they are displayed in device manager using the generic microsoft drivers.

For example, whenever a new network adapter driver was available, I used to receive a windows update notification telling me that new Realtek drivers were available. Now they are not showing anymore.

Settings for Windows update are "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them" and "include recommended updates" is ticked.

A:Driver updates not showing in Windows Update

Did you install SP1? It is possible that the updated SP1 files are more recent than the previously shown drivers in WU.

Also, I have noticed that WU never includes the most recent driver available for a system, just usually an older one that is fully compatible with your OS - I noticed this time and time again with nVidia drivers, for example, WU wants to install 169.25, whereas the newest driver version is actually 170.16....

Hen in doubt, I go with the latest drivers from the hardware manufacturer's site as opposed ot Windows Update.

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Windows 10, Driver updates, VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (atikmpag.sys)  Hello, Five days ago ?windows update? updated the software, and from than on I had problems. The computer started normally, but after it completed the task, than restarts all over again and again. I tried to fix the problems with ?safe mode?, than with ?restore to previous restore points?, than ?recovery? but to no vain. At the end, after I tried with image recovery and full recovery, it seems I destroyed all the software. It couldn?t start even in safe mode giving me the message it did not completed normal start before, which it wasn?t possible to do. My last rescue was to upgrade to Windows 10. It works all fine, as long I do not connect to the internet and the drivers are not updated, because the same problem starts. Windows 10 restarts all over again to fix the problem, with no results so far.  In the device manager, after basic installation of Windows 10 and without updates, I have the following errors: Microsoft basic display adapterPCI simple communications controller Windows 10 gives me the following message: VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (atikmpag.sys)  My computer is HP 6200 Windows 7. It was checked and found ready for an upgrade to Windows 10. How can I fix the problem? With regards,Thomas

A:Windows 10, Driver updates, VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (atikmpag.sys)

Hello @ThomasGR?, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the Windows 10 update, and wanted to assist you! Please review the following document, to see if the issue can be resolved:HP PCs - Error Messages Display on a Blue Screen during Startup or Boot (Windows 10, 8, 7) You may have to use the Go back to an earlier build option, in your System Settings:HP Notebook PCs - Upgrading to Windows 10Once that is done, you can try to perform another System Recovery:HP PCs - Performing an HP system recovery (Windows 7) Please let me know if this information was helpful by clicking the thumbs up below.Have a great day!

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Does the Windows Update in 7 do an adequate job at updating drivers or is there really a practical use of any of the driver update software?

A:Windows Update Sufficient for Driver Updates?

Windows Update can provide driver updates if set up to do so. Driver update software is generally a waste of time and money, since they invariably charge you for drivers which you can get for free from the hardware manufacturer's website. In addition, these are often a couple or so releases behind, so I recommend just downloading them directly from the manufacturer.

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Hi there,

I saw a simliar older thread to this topic. But I thought maybe it also has something to do with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update which was not out back then.

So what I have done so far is in my Hyper-V deployment VM turn off the Driver Updates in Windows Update according to Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 option one. Which we can see here:

I also did the thingy on system -> Adv. Settings -> Hardware. But it seams different on Windows 10 Anniversary Update as you see here (sorry for the german):

But if I take this perfect image put it on my Workstation Notebook. First time Windows Update runs it downloads all the drivers... That's not really the point of doing that... And especially if you have some special hardware...

What would happen if I disable Windows Update -> Install the drivers myself -> Enable Windows Update? Would It overwrite my drivers?

Thanks for your help


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I haven't been able to update my nVidia drivers for over a year now. It's starting to cause troubles: games started to crash. Now when I shutdown my PC it does the automatic Windows updates and when I turn it back on, I get the same BSOD. I have a feeling it's the video drivers that cause issues, so today I tried uninstalling them and installing the newest ones (306.97), but it didn't work so I had to do a system restore. BTW, my current driver version: 285.62.
P.S. I'm shutting down my PC by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and then Shutdown, so it doesn't install the updates.

A:Cannot install any driver or windows updates, getting BSOD 0x0000007E

Welcome aboard, madbuddha.

Your basic problem is the dispaly driver, as the latest version is somehow unstable in cases. I would recommend you roll it back to an earlier one, a known good stable version, which I suggest usually, and in most of the cases it works.
Download and install Driver Fusion.
Reboot the computer in Advanced Boot Options, safe mode. Search Driver Fusion in your start menu, and remove all components of your nVidia display driver.
Boot normally now. Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, Drivers > Beta and Legacy; search there with your cards particulars for GeForce 306.23 Driver, dated 13.9.2012 and install it.
A few problems are there with the storage driver, as I am seeing. A search revealed that you are using nForce as the chipset driver, and that includes nvstor.sys as the storage controller driver. You need to try to update nForce, as it contains not only the storage controller, but also network controller and a lot of other vital drivers.

Go to Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers, search for nForce, as per your motherboard's chipset specifications.

What is most important that you have SPTD.sys installed. Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall the program at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, ... Read more

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Windows XP Home SP1
I am helping a lady that her harddrive went bad so Dell put in a new one. I put the antivirus and some programs back on for her but I went to windows updates cause there should be a whole lot of updates there such as sp1 and all the updates that sp1 would have now (I told her she does not want sp2 right now) so where do I get the updates and how do I know what updates should be downloaded, it does not show any updates in add/remove programs and at the windows update site it only showed one update which I downloaded, but there has to be a whole bunch, anyone know anything about this?? Where to get the ones she needs and what ones they are??, Hope so Thanks

A:Windows XP Home SP1-Can't find windows updates, at the site but no updates, Please He

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Hello there,

I have been having frequent BSODs with Windows 7 (32-bit) on my heavy duty work laptop (ThinkPad T510), almost always caused by the nvlddmkm.dll library. Having sought help from disabling security applications and various other resource hogs, I have not yet found a solution to my problem.

A few hours ago I installed a few outstanding Windows Update updates, which apparently broke the video drivers - nVidia Control Panel failed to open with the error message of a driver mismatch. So I downloaded an updated drivers package from and installed that.

And after that I started noticing that the previously smooth colors in Windows are now messed up and ugly. Look at this screen:

The color crossover is no longer smooth, it is garbled and frankly it looks horrible. I need to work with proper images so this is pretty much a dealbreaker for me.

I have tried switching back and forth between the 16-bit and 32-bit color schemes, but there is no effect. 16-bit simply disables Aero.

The worst option would be that the graphics card inside the machine is on its way out, but I do not want to jump to that.

Any help is most welcome.

A:Windows colors messed up after BSODs and driver updates (NVS 3100M)

Looks like a managed to find a solution on my own.

Upgraded to the beta drivers and made a clean installation. The problem is resolved for now, the colors appear smooth now.

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Why do we get the option "Windows Updates. Important updates are available. Go to PC settings to install them" on the logon screen? Need to remove this option but without altering the update functionality. We are using SCCM for windows update.
Can you help how to remove it by GPO or any other option for large scale systems (5000+). At present the user cannot install the updates as it has been restricted. Attached the screen shot also.

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I own a Gateway GT5228 Desktop PC with a 64-bit version of Window 7 Home Premium installed and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find driver updates for my PC? I've been receiving an error (Event 12, HAL) in the event viewer indicating that "The platform firmware has corrupted memory across the previous system power transition. Please check for updated firmware for your system" My PC originally came with a 32-bit version of Windows XP preinstalled but I recently upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit about a year ago. I've already checked but they don't offer any driver updates for PC's with Windows 7 installed so what other options do I have concerning device driver updates for my PC if Gateway doesn't offer them?

A:Solved: Gateway doesn't offer any device driver updates for Windows 7??

Have you tried one of these sites?

1)The first site comes with a: Download Hardware Vendor Detection Utility

Read this one carefully to double check if is legit:


Good luck

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Hi there
I'm having multiple problems and the one above has come up today as I was looking into how to enable automatic TomTom connection and also Alfa wifi.  The Alfa keeps saying that Relatek driver is not connected.  Diagnostics keep coming up with different reasons and the one above is the latest.  It varies daily and I need some advice as it is soul destroying.  Is someone can help I would be most grateful.

A:Driver updates aren't automatically installed when detected by Windows Update.

FWIW:  You should never...use Windows Update for drivers.  If the system is an OEM/name brand system (e.g., HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.) you should get drivers for the system from the respective system manufacturer's websitel.

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For a few months my PC was restarting suddenly under a few different conditions.:
1. When I tried to perform certain Windows updates (it would download the updates, but if I went to install them then while it was still just creating a restore point it would suddenly shut down). After a few goes at this it would eventually reach some sort of equilibrium where there were no new updates to install, but I'm not convinced all of the updates were successful.
2. When I tried to update the drivers on my graphics card.
3. When I left my PC idle for around 20 minutes or more.
I tried several different things to fix this - reinstalling Windows, registry scans, replacing the power supply etc. Eventually I ended up replacing the graphics card and the memory, formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows.
This worked for about a month and it was good as new, but just in the last few days the problem has come back. Windows updates crash the system in the same way as before, I can't leave it on overnight without it restarting, and I've received messages that suggest an external drive was causing problems, a USB3.0 Host controller driver is missing, and some to do with my graphics card as well. It's now gotten so bad that it restarts within one or two minutes of turning on unless I'm in safe mode.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (Service Pack 1).
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D-E LX
Processor: Intel i5-760 Quadcore 2.80 GHz
RAM: 2x4GB Kingmax DDRIII 1333MHz
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A:Sudden restarting on Windows updates, driver installation, and idle time

Any bluescreen from restart? If yes, see this link Try downloading Speccy and then install the program.  To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post. Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump folder. Do you see any dmp logs from the folder?  If yes, then read the instruction below.If not, configure kernel memory dump debugging information under startup and recovery.> Right-click My Computer and choose Properties.> Go to Advanced System Settings - Advance Tab.> Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings...> Look for 'write debugging information' and use Kernel memory dump> Checkmark overwrite any existing fileIf there are latest created minidumps under C:\Windows\Minidump folder, please post the latest dmp logs (atleast 5) by :> Highlight (holding ctrl key) and choosing the dmp logs by hitting enter or left mouse click.> Right-click and choose send to desktop.> When on desktop, highlight all dmp logs and right-click and send to compressed zipped folder.> Upload and share the link by registering here* minidumps log sample 010613 - 16676 -01.dmp -> 01 is for month - 06 for day - 13 is for year. 

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I have done 3 clean installs. It said it found 221 updates when I first checked, resatarted and it says I have only 6 updates installed and when I check for updates it says I am up to date, which I cannot be, with only 6 updates!!!

Troubleshooter said it couldn't find anything. I have went through multiple steps that include stopping Windows update service and restarting, deleting Software distribution, etc. NOTHING works, at all. This is crazy. I went from 8.1 to 10 and it checks and says I am up to date, but I am not, I only have a few updates. What the hell is going on? Is there NO Way I can download the latest updates to a disk and install that way? Not one "fixit" actually fixes anything and the trouble shooter is worthless too! It is a Dell Inspiron 4gb RAM 64 bit. This is nuts and I have never had this issue, for this long. It literally checked for updates for 3 days and nothing. Now it checks and says I am up to day, with only 6 updates installed

I tried this
net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

I did a complete re-install, then a reset, nothing I am still getting the service registration missing or corrupt. I have stopped and restarted the services, made sure they are automatics, etc. What the hell is going on!!

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I click on install, they install, I reboot - then, hey presto, they're back again!!

I know the easy way is to turn off automatic updates - but, surely, there's a way around this?

A:Windows Updates - the same 7 updates keep annoying me!!

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I did search out this problem...very old posts recommended I start a new thread.

For the last 2 weeks every time I shut down automatic install...installs the same 8 updates.

I'd appreciate any help in solving this problem.


A:Windows 7 Updates keeps installing same 8 updates over and over

Which updates, and do you have any other odd symptoms?

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I am working on one of our VP's laptops that was infected with LOTS of viruses and malware. I have run the following on it, which has helped but has not eliminated the problems: Super Anti Spyware, TCPIP Winsock Fixer, Microsoft Security Essentials (which I had to update manually as it couldn't get the updates directly), TDSS Killer (which found nothing), and finally ComboFix, which ran and initially complained that it detected a rootkit and had to reboot. I let it reboot and run though completely, but afterwards can still not get to the Windows Update site. I'm not sure what else to try but need to have this thing working by lunchtime tomorrow. Below is the ComboFix log...if anyone can make sense of it I would GREATLY appreciate the help. These viruses and malware have become what consumes a good portion of my day anymore. Usually I just reimage the machine, but due to the nature of this PC and the timeframe that I have to work on it, I have to clean it up. Here's the ComboFix log....thanks in advance guys!! WarnerComboFix 10-10-12.03 - dougw 10/14/2010 15:10:03.2.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.310 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\dougw\Desktop\PC Fixes\ComboFix\ComboFix.exe.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\dougw\Applica... Read more

A:Can't get to Windows Updates site or MSE updates

I posted a problem yesterday and didn't get any responses yet. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but I'm working on a very time-sensitive laptop. I did some searching around on here and found a post by someone with an identical problem. One of the response team members (Gringo) posted some very detailed instructions for the original poster but they never posted back again so he closed the thread. So *I* followed his instructions, as listed here. At the end of his instructions, I have posted the logs that he requested of the other poster. Can one of you guys help me with this, please??? Thanks much! WarnerGringo's original reply to the other poster:Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the clean... Read more

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I have an HP computer with windows 7 64 bit. My updates were turned off. Now it says I have 130 updates to install. How do I know what ones I should install.

A:windows updates was shut off now have 130 updates

What's the model name and complete model number of your HP computer?
What's the exact product number(P/N) on it?


The Service Pack 1(SP1) upgrade for Windows 7 64-bit was released in March 2011, and there have been about 200 updates released since then.
If yours is showing about 130 updates to be installed, you probably haven't installed any updates in about 3 years.

There are several updates that have been released since July 2015 that are associated with nagging you and trying to force Windows 10 on you.
KB2952664 and KB3035583 are the 2 worse offenders, so make sure to deselect and hide them.


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for 72 hours now im geting constant updates on windows update ....
windows even re instaled SP1 ...

story goes my hdd broke down 3 days ago so i installed on a new hd win 7 home prem. x64 +sp1, since that time i had at least 5 hours of updates (inc. setup)

funny thing is a friend did format on his pc today and we spend 3 hours updating (dont think he finished, instead he went to sleep)

My q is (as stated above) is there a reason for the 34/72/4/3/2/1/silverlight new updates found????? did win7 went unstable????

its rly anoying (got some failed updates to)

until 3 days ago i had no probs.....

sor for my bad english thnx in advance !

A:Latest windows updates updates ... is there something going on?

I got two updates today on a system i just finished lastnight and i verified a few times that it was up to date. The ones i got today were both the same and had something to do with Xhtml files, i didnt read the full description, i just ran the updates and shut down.

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August 2003, Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (822925)
Download size: 2.1 MB, 7 minutes
Security issues identified in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) could allow an attacker to compromise systems with IE installed (even if IE is not used as the Web browser). For example, an attacker could run programs on a computer used to view the attacker's Web site. Download this update from Microsoft to help protect your computer. After installation, you may have to restart your computer.

Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components (823718)
Download size: 1.6 MB, 5 minutes
An identified security issue in Microsoft Data Access Components could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could execute code on the system. By installing this update, you can help protect your computer. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed

A:2 Critical Updates available on Windows Updates

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This thread is currently "under construction", and will be edited for the remainder of today.   Please excuse any blank spaces or crossed-out "placeholders" for items expected to be announced.

Today is Microsoft Tuesday --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern STANDARD Time]
Reminder that there is a new procedure:   Windows Update for consumer PCs will offer a [single] security monthly quality update (also known as the "monthly rollup") that will contain all new security fixes for a month... plus fixes from all previous monthly rollups.
A rollup is simply multiple patches rolled together into a single update. These rollups will replace individual patches . Each monthly rollup will supersede the previous month's rollup. The ultimate goal is for these monthly rollups to become fully cumulative, which will happen as the team adds patches released in the past, so users need only to install the latest single rollup.
For more information, see
Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

A:Updates 11/8/16 - Windows Updates, Flash

Adobe Flash has been updated to
In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player with important bug fixes and security updates.
These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  
Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier :
Internet Explorer -
Plugin-based browsers (Firefox etc) -
Uninstaller (if needed) : 


Flash (ActiveX) for IE/Edge in Win8.1/10 will be updated to, via Microsoft Update:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-141- Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3202790)

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I failed a bunch of updates because I turn off my PC forgetting I was updating. It installed some of them but most failed. I tried to check for updates again so I could install them but now Windows is saying that there are no updates available. Does anyone know what I should do?

A:Failed updates but Windows is saying there are no more updates?

They may come back later.

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Hi guys, so I got this new-to-me Acer Aspire 5315 laptop as a gift from a friend whose new laptop I just cleaned (still angry about lenovo's bloatware obsession). For the complete specs I included the full DxDiag.txt output.

So I freshly installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 on it, and for three days now whatever I do, Windows Update will just keep Checking for updates... forever.

The first time I ran Windows Update, it updated itself, then re-ran itself and then goes on looking for updates in outer space or something.
What I tried so far:
booting into safe mode and running the disk cleanup, checked everything
using the windows update full reset bat file, rebooted
installed the update readiness tool thing (I had to kill the windows update service for the muddathing to actually install because the installation was freezed on checking for system updates...
Tried grabbing the latest windows update agent from microsoft's website, same thing.
tried redoing my installation of windows to rule out any install problems
sfc /scannow reports nothing
I guess it's worth mentioning I'm dual booting with Linux Mint, which is working and updating perfectly fine. The thing is I need Office and Windows, as this laptop will be used for school.

A:Windows Updates keeps checking for updates

How long have you let it run? I've worked on maybe eight machines in the past few days, and every one of them took north of an hour to gather the data. But generally only on the first run. Win10 fallout, probably. You could try it on a Diagnostic Boot via msconfig.

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Last week I installed 3 new computer with Windows 7 SP1 x64. Everything seems okay until I let the computers search for updates. Windows keeps searching for updates and never returns with updates, it just keeps searching. This happened on 2 different HP
pc's and 1 Panasonic pc. 
Hope someone could help me with this problem. 
Thanks in advance.

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This weeks update with Office 2007, there are several Office updates that have issues.

A:Windows updates - repetitive updates!

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Hi Guys, Windows 7 security updates does not download, if showing N number of updates, it won't
download and the downloading shows life forever.\<o:p></o:p>
This problem has found in Windows 7 Ent and Windows
7 Ent SP1 in clean formatted PC with windows Activated and Domain not joined. Tried on several PCs and either it won't ever start or it will be showing 112 or 114 updates but it won?t ever download. Domain joined PCs have different
story, because GP options are enforced. There is no WSUS or patch management software yet on network. <o:p></o:p>
I am purely looking for an answer for this problem of Windows Update either not initiating at all if ever it is showing number of updates to be installed,
it never them downloaded and downloading screen with 0% activity is running forever. Please share any experiences and solutions. If there is a KB about it please refer. <o:p></o:p>
Any or all help is appreciated. Regards.<o:p></o:p>


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I find it odd that when I do a Windows Update in Windows 7, the Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) updates are also found. But if I do a Windows Update in XP Mode, the MSE updates are not found. I don't suppose this is controllable? I'd like the Windows Update to find MSE updates.

A:MSE updates flagged in Win 7 updates but not XP Mode updates

In XP you have to go into the "Add/Remove" programs and check off the "Show updates" box at the top to reveal the MS updates installed.

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Hello All,

I was referred here by NeonFx from the TechGuy Security forum. He had me run a slew of anti-virus/anti-spyware diagnostics. According to NeonFx my system is currently infection free and he states the problem lies elsewhere.

He also had me run the Windows Update FixIt tool in both Default and Aggressive mode - both of which did not fix the problem. So what is the problem??


When I run the install Windows updates, the updates do not install, and I receive the following message (not verbatim, but close):

"Some updates were unable to be installed..."

This problem "came out of no where" and there has been no suspicious activity prior to it starting other than an IE7 redirect rootkit that NeonFx helped me remove (if I recall correctly an infection of agp440)...

Stumped, stumped and stumped...

A:Problem Installing Windows Updates: "Some Updates Were Unable to be Installed"

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I have Windows 7 and something appears to be keeping it from finding and installing ANY updates, let alone Windows 10.
No new updates for MONTHS. "Checking for updates" can run forever and not find anything.
I have the Windows 10 icon & the GWX.exe (or whatever it's called), but once I click on it, it disappears.
I did make a USB of the Windows 10 software, but I don't want to attempt that until I know the Windows update (ANY updates) will be fixed through that install, or whether I need to fix that problem first before attempting to install Win10 from a USB or disc.
Did a few run-of-the-mill basic troubleshooting and suggestions, but nothing has worked.
I'm not tech savvy, but I know enough about computers to do some real damage in the really pissed off state I'm in. Sometimes, like now, I'm smart enough to know not to go there and ask around instead.
I tried restoring to the last restore point when Windows updates were working fine. This restore failed, likely due to the fact that the last restore point when updates DID work was months prior.

A:Windows updates problem won't let me install Windows 10 or ANY updates

If you type Services.msc in the Start menu search bar and open the console, search for the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Update service. They should be set to Automatic (Delayed Start), and they should be Started. If they aren't, right click each and select Start.
If that doesn't resolve it, try resetting the Windows Update components:

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like in the last post i made i made a video since its easy on me then typing.

Windows 7 Bootcamp. Updates stuck - Video Dailymotion

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Hi all,

Working on an older Dell laptop for a friend (1.8ghz single-core, 1.5GB RAM) and cannot seem to get Windows Update to will take hours to "check for updates" and then find some. I select the ones I want, install them, it claims they are "successful" and that the computer requires a restart. I restart to find they fail as the computer is restarting and that they continue failing as the computer comes back up after reboot.

I then check for updates again and get the same issue. It seems to install one or two updates each time, but the rest seem to fail (I know this as the owner has dial-up [I know, right? 0_o] and upon this last failure cycle, I now see the Win10 "reserve your copy" panel under Windows Update which was never there before.)

I've tried a few things in a few other threads including installing the December Windows Update update patch manually and I am still getting this issue...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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I think the "updates freezing" issue has come up in another thread and apologies if it has, but I can't find it momentarily.

The screen shots show what I've been looking at for two days now. Obviously something is amiss with Automatic Update but I dunno what, or what to do about it.

Any advice, help????

Mods, please feel free to move me to the other thread I suspect exists.



A:Windows Updates - Stuck on "Downloading updates 37%" for 2 days!

G'day mate!

Have a look here.

Windows Update stuck downloading updates in Windows 10

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I recently set up a new Dell 7710 Precision Workstation (Xeon E3-1535M v5 w/Intel HD Graphics P530; Nvidia Quadro M5000M; Windows 7 Pro). The Dell Precision Optimizer (DPPO) tells me there are no updates at all (no Critical, Recommended, or Optional). However, the Intel Driver Update Utility tells me I have an older chipset ( that should be replaced by a newer chipset (10.0.27). I don't know if the DPPO is taking into account particular aspects of this system that make the the “correct” (even if not the latest) chipset. Perhaps the DPPO should override the Intel utility. Any thoughts?

A:Driver Updates: DPPO vs. Intel Driver Update Utility

I uninstalled a driver on purpose to test the dell optimizer utility and it is telling me no updates available ! I rebooted the laptop. same thing. In device manager the device is showing as other device with a yellow exclamation mark  !!!! How do I trust the optimizer now eh ?

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get this message: updates not configured correctly, reverting changes.

stuck in a loop, keeps trying to start but wont. safe mode didnt load/work, neither did last known configuration.

any ideas how to get this to boot/work again?

update: trying repair from the install dvd. see if that works.

A:wont boot after installing updates. updates not configured correctly reverting change

Startup repair from the dvd did not work.

I did use this registry defrag program. wonder if that did something to the registry?

Free Registry Defrag

I generally avoid registry cleaning programs because I don't trust them. thought id try it once to see what happened. not sure if this caused the startup issue or something with the windows updates I installed caused it. I did do several restore points. would that help me fix the issue?

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Hi, I've recently been using drivermax to update my drivers. After my updates, I've been randomly getting BSODs then and now. I looked into the minidump with bluescreenviewer but cannot find a fix to the problem. I've uploaded the minidump. Please help! I'm using a shared a computer so I don't know if the origin of the problem is caused by someone else.

A:BSOD after driver updates. No idea which driver is at fault

I didn't see the BSOD protocols....sorry! Here is the required folder. Also, i'm told that the computer crashes frequently when trying to run old pc game like bioshock or empire earth.

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