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Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

Question: Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

Every time there is a windows update, my computer turns itself on and installs the update on its own. It's really annoying when I leave my home for a few days and come back to find the computer on at the log-in screen. How can I make it so the computer doesn't automatically turn itself on and install the updates?

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Preferred Solution: Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

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Answer: Windows updates - Computer boots up on it's own and installs updates, how can I stop it doing updates on it's own?

In your PC settings, try setting Windows update to anything except "Automatic". However, with this setting change, you would need to regularly check for updates to ensure that your PC is up-to-date with regards to security.
You may create a Windows Central account to provide us with more information: what OS version are you referring to?

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This girl on our floor is getting all of the symptoms of the good ole blaster worm and it's 1 minute to reboot issues. I figured I could just windows update until I fix it.
So I install the updates. They install fine, no errors, and windows update says they're installed. Reboot, the same updates are listed. Try once again, and again it says the same ones are listed after I reboot. So I try through automatic updates, and, once again, the same thing. The updates just aren't installing besides saying that they are installed.
I then download the stand-alone blaster worm patch. Run it, and right after I click "I Agree" and hit next, the window just closes, no errors or anything. Try again, same thing. Try in safe mode, same thing.
I've never had a problem with this before, does anyone have any recommendations?
 

Answer:Windows Update installs updates, but they're still listed under updates

I had the same thing on a system I was working on. I ran Spybot and Ad-aware and cleaned off so much crap... But I had to let Spybot start at reboot to catch the app-killer. Try that and see if you can get those updates to take. It may be some nastiness in the box. Umm, no pun intended.
 

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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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Hi, I decided to get a fresh start with a clean install of Windows 8 because it was starting to get cluttered and sluggish. I went ahead with the reinstall and everything went fine, except that now there's tons of insall/update problems. Stuff like Microsoft .NET framework, Windows Updates, nVidia drivers, and tons of other misc. apps I'm trying to install just don't start the install. Another problem is that the computer can't even restart on it's own, I have to press the hard reset button or it just sits are the "Restarting..." screen forever.
I even tried reinstalling Windows yet again (booting from an installation CD this time) thinking maybe something went wrong with installation, but I have the same exact problem.
In this state just about all I can do is browse the web...someone please help!
P.S. This is a custom built PC and this Windows 8 installation is on my SSD.

Answer:Installs/windows updates not working, computer not restarting on it's own

I had a similar problem after installing windows 8 on a laptop. Windows update appeared to hang with nothing happening but updates were being downloaded.I suspect your machine seems to stick at the "restarting" screen because updates are being installed although there is no indication of this. I suggest that you start windows updates and just leave the machine for an hour or so to see if things resolve themselves. That is what happened in my case and Windows Updates now works perfectly.

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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
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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

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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

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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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Answer: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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When I go to Windows Updates and click for the express scan for updates I get an error message.  The number of the error message is 0x80248011.  I have tried a couple of the solutions that Microsoft recommends on its Update site, but have not been successful in completing them.  For one it asks me to rename a file, but it won't let me change the name. I have also been having a problem with shutting down my computer and have to do it by turning the power off, so I have not been receiving automatic updates.  How can I solve this problem? Thanks for remembering that I am not very computer literate, so please use the most simplistic explanation as to how to remedy this situation.  Could the problem I have getting updates be connected to the shutdown problem?I appreciate any help you can give me on these problem.  Thank you.

Answer:Windows Updates Does Not Scan my Computer for Updates

did you run a virus san, the conficker virus can cause update problems.

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Recently installed MS Office 2007 onto my Win 7 Pro OS.
The only 2 programs selected are Word and PowerPoint - for all others 'Not Available' was selected.

My problem is that MS keeps sending me update notices. I don't want these updates and they are blocking normal Win7 updates (ie have no regular updates since Office was installed and they used to be regular).

Does anyone know of a way I can get around this problem?

(currently there are updates totalling 106MB - all for Office)

Answer:How to stop MS Updates loading me with Office Updates

Click or right click on an update to hide it.

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When I get ready to shut down it gives me the option to install updates everytime I get ready to click the shut down but and it didn't do this before.

I have a screen shot of what happens when I get ready to shut down...It's always on update 1 of 1. I thought it would eventually finish updating, but it must be a glitch or something. It's been going on for about a week. Help please, thanks in advance.

Answer:My computer installs updates 1 of 1 when I shut down.

Welcome Caramelfyneqt.

It would be helpful if you knew what update this is trying to install? Perhaps going to Windows Update on your computer and try to find out what update it is trying to install?

That said, perhaps this will fix your problem :- How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I am running Windows 7 and every time I shut my computer down, I get "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 out of 4. . .," which takes about 7 minutes or so before it will shut down. It has ben doing this for months. It is clearly installing the same updates over and over again. I can shut it down, let it install the updates, restart and shut down 5 minutes later and it does the same thing. Any suggestions on what I can do to prevent this? Thanks!

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Pretty much, every time I shut down my computer it "installs updates 1 of 1". I've installed it 3 or 4 times a day for the past few days and it just won't stop now. When I check Windows Update, the last 15 or so items have all been "Security Update For Windows Vista KB981852, Status: Successful, Importance: Important".

So apparently, all the installations have been successful, but it still won't quit. Does anyone have any idea what I should do? Thanks a lot!

Answer:My computer installs updates every time I shut down

I would let it Update Eventually it will Stop you may want to check for updates and install them manually by going to Start>All Programs and Selecting Windows Update

Hope This Helps,
Josh

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The title pretty much says it all. I stopped receiving automated downloads of Windows 7 updates in Dec 2016 (even though my system is checked for receiving automated updates). I went to Windows Catalog and found updates released after Dec 2016, downloaded
them, and when I try to install, the infamous "searching for updates on this computer" pops up and does nothing. I can't even cancel it. I have to right-click on the program line at the bottom of the screen and exit it that way.

Any suggestions as to how to proceed?

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The updates are related to Office 2007 and are available for installation as soon as the previous installation of the same updates were successfully installed. It appears that there are heaps of XP users with the same problem but with different updates. Is there a fix available?

Answer:Windows XP SP3 installs the same updates ever

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Shortly after 3 am today, I noticed my Win 7 SP1 computer was about to automatically restart in order to complete installing updates. Before I could abort this, the computer restarted. And I immediately noticed that wretched Icon to "Get Windows 10" in my notification tray, with no way to remove or disable it.
When I checked my view updates history in Control Panel>Windows update, I saw that no less than 39 "Recommended" updates had been installed on May 31 - some issued as far back as 2012. Not one of them applied to issues on my system (the ones fixing problems with Lithuanian and Russian currency spring to mind as examples). In short, they all looked like updates I had hidden.
I checked my Windows Update settings, and Automatic Updates was still disabled. I went to Windows Update, and my "Hidden Updates" folder was empty. Well, at least I knew the what and where, if not the how and why, of what had happened.
Well, it was easy enough to uninstall the update that put the "Get Windows 10" icon in my tray - I just uninstalled the KB3035583 update from Control Panel in the usual way. Only took 3-4 minutes, including a system restart. Great - one uninstalled useless update down, only 36 to go. That should only take 2-3 hours.
But KB2600217 and KB2901983 were .NET Framework updates I had hidden back in 2015. And when I check Windows Update, it is now offering me no less than 12  Important .NET security updates that have been issued ... Read more

Answer:Windows installs hidden updates

Did you install the recent Win 7 SP1 KB3125574 convenience rollup? Maybe they got installed via that rollup??  Or did they get automatically installed because you didn't install the roll-up?
I have Win 7Pro+SP1 (32-bit) and I've only been offered MSE updates in past few days...
Make sure you specifically cancel the upgrade to Win 10 by clicking the link in the upgrade box to Change or Cancel... Just clicking the red X to close the box does not cancel the update. Clicking that X means you accept the upgrade and it will happen without further warning.
MS has been getting way too pushy and doing things without permission recently and that needs to STOP!

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Ok, the short of it.

Had a BSOD of PFN_LIST_ERROR yesterday night, did a system file check which said corrupt files it couldn't fix. Followed up with DISM restore health which said I had bad component store. I just fixed it and found it was related to optional update KB3022345 which was a fiasco for MS back around april 2015. Looks like there has been 2 more updates to fix that update.
After 2 nights of fixing MS'es screw up I think I may stick to critical updates and forgetting about Optional updates. If nothing else delaying the install for 1~2weeks?
Btw, This is Win8.1u1 pro x64
 

Answer:Who installs windows optional updates?

Nope, i also do not let windows update change device drivers.
 

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See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Answer:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity


See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?


Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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Every day I am constantly interrupted with constant updates. I don't want any updates. All it does is make things slower. It shouldn't need updates all the time. Now when you shutdown you have to update , otherwise it won't let you shutdown. Every other Windows has capacity to shut off updates except for Windows 10. If you want me still as a customer ,please tell me how to stop it

Answer:How do I stop the constant updates using Windows 10 , It has made computer slower

Welcome to Windows Central.
This is not Microsoft. This is a forum by fans, volunteers, supporters, critics and other non-Microsoft-affiliated persons.
Are you actually installing any of those updates? Once installed, you shouldn't be bothered by them again. Updates are expected to be released approximately once a month (not everyday).
Nonetheless, you may choose to "Defer upgrades" for several months in: Start > type in "Updates" > click on "Updates" > Advanced Options > Select "Defer Upgrades".
You may create a Windows Central account to Reply in this thread.

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I was installing some windows updates and my laptop restarted. Now I cannot install any updates nor can I update my IE. Please any help is greatly needed.

Thank you,

Curtis
 

Answer:Computer Shutdown in the Middle of Updates now cannot Install updates

Do a system restore to before the problem occurred then ree-load the updates.
hope this helps
 

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I have encountered a Windows Update issue surrounding some Office updates (viz., KB2760411, KB2760583, and KB2760588). Update History records no installation failures ever and clearly shows these updates were successfully installed (current count 6 times). However, they constantly show up in the list of available updates, even after repeated reboots.

Have scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, using the latest database, and nothing was found.

Have executed Option 2 of How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Have followed Windows Update Posting Instructions. Have executed SURT twice. SFC reports corrupt files it could not fix. See multiple failures reported in CBS.log (zip attached), but have no idea how to fix them.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

Answer:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...










  
Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo


Yeah, a few threads here and on MS forums too,





Here we are again-Patch Tuesday





Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error





KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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I will start by saying I built the machine myself and originally I thought it was a ram stick, found one that I took out and the freezing stopped but it was the coincidence. It will freeze sometimes within 5 minutes or 1 hour. It is seemingly random. It will freeze with the full 16gb of ram and when i take out the stick with 12gb as well, and I figure its not the ram anymore and thats why I turn to you. I think it may be a software bug or something thats not installed. I have tried to install all the drivers that are out and the freezing happens sometimes when i go to install a program, download a driver, download a torrent, it seems during processes it just stops, screen locks up and it needs to be re-booted. Cant alt-tab, cant alt+ctrl+del or anything. Is there a program I can run to check everything? or a log or screenshots of a file or anything that you guys could use to diagnose? I'll get you anything you need, its frustrating that such a beautiful machine is freezing Also another thing that makes me think that its software rather than hardware is the fact that when i try to install windows updates they fail with an error 800B0100 and I have tried resetting the updater and running Microsoft tools and troubleshooters, nothings working.

Specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
Sata3 Seagate 1TB HDD
Sata3 OCZ Agi... Read more

Answer:My new windows 7 rig freezes during downloads, installs, updates

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with Malwarebytes scan, Clean Boot and SFC. Stress test your RAM for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Someone with expertise on RAM timing also needs to look at your settings there.

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Hi,
Two days ago I was surfing the web and my computer decided to close everything and reboot, but not before configuring updates without my permission which I think is what I had it set on. My first thought was that it was some kind of virus so I shut it down before they were installed (held down the power button).

In retrospect, this was probably a stupid thing to do because then when I started it back up I got the blue screen saying windows failed to start or something like that ("this could be a hardware/software issue" etc). Anyway after a few other things, I decided to just completely wipe it and start over as I hadn't backed anything up so I lost all my files and everything else.

Then, about an hour ago it happened again while I was in the middle of a game (just quit the game and started shutting down and installing updates without any warning that I could see). This time I just left it to see what happened and here I am. I looked at what had been installed in update history and there's a huge list including:

Update for windows Vista (25 of these)
Security update for windows Vista (50 of these)
Cumulative security update for IE7 for windows Vista (1)
Cumulative security update for windows mail for windows Vista (1)
Security update for windows media format runtime 11 for windows vista (2)
Security update for movie maker 6.0 for windows vista (1)
Security update for Microsoft .NET framework, version 2.0 (1)
Security update for Jscript 5.7 for windows vista (... Read more

Answer:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?

Welcome

You have to realize that we are not there, with the ability to look at the machine and the settings. May I suggest that you follow these instructions and make sure that you are on the proper settings
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating

and

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

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Craeted iamge for T520 Win10 and deployed, clients are trying to install windows updates repeatly when turnrd off, don't complete do to Write filter being on. What is the prefered method of diabling updates on a Win10 image? I would think the base image would have this pre configured?

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I had a problem with Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working. The problem still exists. One of the steps was troubleshooting Windows 7. The troubleshooter showed that Windows Update was not registered. The troubleshooter supposedly fixed the issue. I went to check the settings and Windows Update settings now are to Install updates automatically. It is greyed out and you can't change it. There is a message at the top highlighted in yellow. Some settings are managed by your administrator. The User account is set as administrator and I can't change the setting. It was set to Ceck for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I haven't found anything on this and I would like some suggestions or a fix. Below is my System Information.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5861 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Bill
 

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Say I install a machine with factory media.
I will have to repeatedly go to windows update, search for updates, select them all, and say "go" sometimes saying "I agree."

What I'm hoping for is a utility that does this for me.... automates the updates over and over again until there are none left.
I know the Windows itself *sort of* does this with its automatic updates... but I want to manually invoke it rather than waiting for it to complete over a number of overnight update cycles....
 

Answer:I want a utility which repeatedly checks and installs all windows updates...

Are you preparing to install OS on a number of machines?
 

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I have a number of used Dell systems, mostly optiplex GX150, GX240, GX260 and GX270, as well as one brand new custom built machine.

There are at least 15 machines total, and on each one I've installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 on the disc. On each one, ALL or MOST of the windows updates will fail if I skip the SP3 installation. This isn't a problem as SP3 works fine on the Dell machines and they're being prepped to be sold anyway.

The problem is on the custom build. The customer specifically requested NOT to have Service Pack 3 on the machine. There are about 20 updates that fail on this machine. I've tried using Dial-a-fix to re-register dll's and restart services etc to no avail.

Any suggestions? These are all clean XP installs with no additional software other than device drivers.
 

Answer:Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Visit my homepage and click on Fix Windows Update.
 

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New 8.1 HP laptop 1 1/2 years ago, had to clean install over the 8.1/HP/10 hybrid (after the free 10 update). My question is since it is Win 10 Home, am I stuck taking all the updates automatically? Did MS allow 10 Home users to 'select' the updates presented (I heard they were thinking of it but have seen nothing concrete since @ last fall/winter). Seems I am stuck on that KB4022715 June Update file at max 90%.

Answer:Win 10 Home, Can I Select the Types of Updates Windows installs??

UPDATE: Just found this ( Enable or Disable Windows Update Automatic Updates in Windows 10 ). Seems MS did not allow 10 Home users update selectivity. Going to close the post as 'solved'!

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Ok over the past week or so windows has been installing the same 3 updates every night! Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

So I checked to see if they failed and they were installed successfully!

I have ran 3 different MS Fixit things to no avail. I have tried to update the PC manually however it does not go past 0% on installing the updates it just says preparing updates.

I tried adding 2 optional updates to make it 5 and manually clicking update however it sticks on 0% downloading updates.

I am usually pretty good at troubleshooting and fixing PC problems however this one I am defeated! I do not want to restore if possible, will this take away ANY of my files e.g work I have done I have never had to do it before!

However if someone can suggest a fix without having to restore that would be great!

Thanks in advance!
Ash

Answer:Windows Update - Installs Same Updates On Shut Down - 0% Stuck

Ok something new,

I tried some more fixes I found online I tried deleting the contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to no avail.

And also ran a program which reinstalled WU and all its .dll's etc.

Now I have a different problem it wont search for updates it says searching then stops and say error "8008005".

Tried disabling AV and FIrewall (Avast, Comodo and MBAM) and ran scans on all of those including SUPERAntiSpyware.

I only have one system restore from around 5 days ago when the updates were just reinstalling and i had no errors.

Should I restore to that or try and fix this error (which i have been looking how to with no luck!)

Thanks
Ash

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I have a Compaq Presario which has a fresh install of Windows 7 (legit). All was fine until I was playing a game on Facebook and when I went to play it again one day it wouldn't load properly to the game. I saw a popup prompting that to play games you might want adobe flash player installed but I am fairly sure I installed that when I installed windows7. I am normally very thorough but I tried to reinstall it anyway since it wouldn't or shouldn't hurt.
 
I then found that it wouldn't follow all the way through on the install. Partway through the install I get a popup saying "Installation encountered errors. Actionlist not found."
 
I am also getting messages almost everytime I try to go to a website. I get a screen message that the site is dangerous and I have to agree to an exception in my security to get there. I never set my security that high or like that. It has done that on it's own. I am trying to find where to lower the sensitivity but have had no luck so far.
 
Sometimes when I left click on a link or anything on the webpage that requires a left mouse click it does not accept it. I know that there is nothing wrong with the mouse. I have tested and confirmed it.
 
Does anyone know what might me happening. My Avast virus scan shows nothing. I have Tune up Utilities and it fixed all problems it found but no help and also I am having problems with windows update. Please help if you have ideas about what is going on. Everything was fine until I put the... Read more

Answer:Main Problem is Windows 7 not allowing updates or installs

You can adjust your security setting from 'Control Panel / Internet Options / Security' but it is possible you have picked up a malware infection. I would advise that you download Malwareytes from here :
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

 
and run it as per its instructions. If this shows anything that you cannot confidentally deal with yourself, or that Malwarebytes cannot deal with on your behalf, you should post baqck here but in the 'Am I infected' section.
 
Chris Cosgrove

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So, I acquired this great gaming PC a few weeks ago, and everything was going great - then I decided to install a fresh version of Windows 7 x64, and when it came time to install the video card drivers, I've faced a series of crashes, and it has only gotten progressively worse. Since then, I've encountered BSOD during new installs of windows 7, almost during every windows update, and during most driver installs. I was tinkering around with the HDDs (unplugging, replugging), because I read that I needed to disconnect one to be able to install properly on the SSD.

Anyways, some of the errors I've been receiving are:

Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area,
win32k.sys,
System_sewrvice_exception,
0x00000050,
0x0000003b,
0x0000001e,
and 0x0000007f

I pray It's nothing that I have to go back in and physically tinker with, because I'm so afraid of just making things worse.

I don't know how to post those long logs of errors, so if someone can try to help out a TOTAL newb, I would be very greatful. I really didn't want to come here to ask for a handout, but I'm running out of hope.

some general information:
Win 7 x64
Intel i5-2500k
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition Radion HD 7850 GPU


Please be gentle.

Thank you

Scott

Answer:Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

Please follow - BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

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When I go to Windows Updates and click for the express scan for updates I get an error message.  The number of the error message is 0x80248011.  I have tried a couple of the solutions that Microsoft recommends on its Update site, but have not been successful in completing them.  For one it asks me to rename a file, but it won't let me change the name.  I have used the Protection Scan/Disc Cleanup Scan on the Microsoft site and they report there are no virus problems, and I have used my Norton scan with the same results.I have also been having a problem with shutting down my computer and have to do it by turning the power off, so I have not been receiving automatic updates.  How can I solve this problem? Thanks for remembering that I am not very computer literate, so please use the most simplistic explanation as to how to remedy this situation.  Could the problem I have getting updates be connected to the shutdown problem?I appreciate any help you can give me on these problem.  Thank you.

Answer:Microsoft Updates will not scan my computer for updates

Have you tried renaming the file under safe mode?

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I recently (one week ago) made myself a dual-boot to Windows Vista SP2. I installed everything I needed and set the Windows updates to Automatically install updates. When I needed to make a video smaller (no need to talk about this in this thread) on Handbrake it said I needed Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. I was surprised to see that. I went to see what Windows updates does and it wasn't checking for updates, as I set it to do. I started the check myself. I left it like that 30 minutes. When I closed my game, it was in the same state: checking for updates. So, I went to my .NET Framework 4 installer and, after 15 minutes, it gave an error: another installer is running. There were no installers, besides Windows update. So, I closed its process and let the installer run. After 15 minutes, it gave me an error (I don't remember the name of the error, I'll post it ASAP). So, I started researching, tried everything (MS FIXIT 50202, reset windows update history, reregister windows update components which gave me error 1060 and error 5 - error 5 is after trying MS FIXIT). I tried to "force" the .NET Framework 4 install by installing it step-by-step: 1.1  1.1 SP1  3.5  4. No succes. I AT LEAST need to install that .Net Framwork somehow. And the most interesting part is that my antivirus doesn't say that my OS is not up-to-date . SPECS: 6GB RAMAMD Athlon ll X4 750K 3.2-4.0 GHzAMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3

Answer:Windows update stuck at Checking for updates and can't install updates manually

Now it doesn't even give the error anymore. It just sits there and fake-installing .Net Framework.

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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:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

Answer: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 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
Thanks
Dieter
 

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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:
6 GB RAM
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
 
 
cbs.txt:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/jsoeje0nxt30g5u/cbs.txt
 
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

Answer: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 am really flustrated with my T61P - a week ago it lost my user profile, so I installed a new hard drive and reloaded the OS (Vista Ultimate) from the recovery disks.  I have installed antivirus software, do all the MS updates, and then uninstalled all the ThinkAdvantage programs (except for Client Security).  Continuing to check for new Windows Updates works fine.  Then I installed ThinkAdvantage System Update - can still do Windows updates.  Run System Update, install 19 updates, reboot - Windows Updates no longer works!  I get the message "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running/  You may need to restart your computer."  The service is running (I even restarted it from Admin tools).  Rebooting makes no difference.  I have reloaded the OS and updates about 6 times in the last week and always end up with this problem.  It does appear that since Windows Update was working before installing the Lenovo updates that there is a problem with the Lenovo updates. Help would be appreciated. David

Answer:T61P Vista SP2 no windows updates after Lenovo updates on fresh install

hey dfanslercurious to know which version of ThinkVantage System Update are you using ? Is it version 4.0.0046 ? If it isn't kindly download the latest version and install it.if it is, could you uninstall it. set msconfig to startup windows item only before reinstalling it.





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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:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

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

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I'm usually pretty savvy when it comes to de-virusing a computer, but this one has got me completely stumped.

I recently noticed a browser hijack where in all browsers, any result from yahoo.com is redirected to porn. Also, every update (anti-malware application download, update, or windows kb download, or windows update) will fail, sometimes with a DNS failure, sometimes with a 404 at all times.

I have tried to download

Ad-Aware (updates fail, returns 404)
AVG Antivirus (updates fail, dns times out)
Avira AntiVir (updates fail, returns 404)
Microsoft Windows Update fails to open (just redir's back to windows update)
Microsoft KB Downloads (Service Pack 3, various KB patches return 404)

Can anyone help identify this? I updates avira, and avg manually (via a cd from another computer) and they say the computer is clean. All Conficker scan tools say the computer is clean. Microsoft live onecare says the computer is clean.

I also add that I'm going to format & reinstall, but I would really like to know what I have (had) so that when I am trying to recover data from the old HDD I don't reinfect myself.

Thanks in advance. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Malware causing multiple antivirus updates, windows updates, patch downloads to fail.

Re: Malware causing multiple antivirus updates, windows updates, patch downloads to f

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash dri... Read more

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I am ready UPGRADE but when press OK continue,... after a while window disappears and license agreement never appears...well?
From Updates on Desktop i have choice install... proceed from updates or await reserve window reappear?
Only from control panel Updates of desktop can install w10pro...?

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I am ready UPGRADE but when press OK continue,... after a while window disappears and license agreement never appears...well?
From Updates on Desktop i have choice install... proceed from updates or await reserve window reappear?
Only from control panel Updates of desktop can install w10pro...?

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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 Tweeking.com. This failed to solve the problem. Does any one have any other possible advice to help solve this problem ?

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

I would try running the System Update Readiness Tool:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20858 .
 
Louis

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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.




Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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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
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Re... Read more

Answer: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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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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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!

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

 try running the Windows Update Troubleshooter:
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9830262"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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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.
 

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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:

http://dell.to/19boJUM

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: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- 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!

Answer: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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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."

Answer: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 filehippo.com-it'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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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: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- 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!
 

Answer: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: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- 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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MS Defender updates from Windows Update in settings fail, other Updates successful, but MS Defender from Control panel can update the same definition updates without problems (why, oh, why? can't I just select and copy from settings? )



Over this time, I need to fix insider builds, but have a problem:

SFC and Dism component store health fix report no problems

Any Ideas?

Answer:MS Defender updates from Windows Update fail, other Updates successful

I seen your pic - it seems like MS wants us out of preview - no advanced options either..
Looks like we get to keep 10240 - just forget a clean re-installation of it - Key is blocked

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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

Answer: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 - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
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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I have done everything possible in the world to fix my this computer, installed new drivers got New up to the minute Updates, Did a Windows Upgrade, the best AntiVirus, an Antilogger and as soon as I boot it up it goes back to reverting changes, I even used the MS Scan fix but because this person hacked me and has done it disguised as Microsoft I guess there is no hope, I am just stuck with someone else being in control of my computer because I refused to pay them $300, anyone got the knowing to help me out please.

Answer:After all the new driver installs, Windows Updates and the SFC not fixed I still have ransomware. How can I get it gone for good?

Check out this article. Follow the steps mentioned in article, it might help you to remove ransomware.https://blog.malwarebytes.org/intell...12/ransomware/

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Hi Support,
We have a new desktop PC which contains Windows 7 Professional operating system (64 bit).
The issue is that when i click on Windows 7 update,it shows checking for updates
for more than 6 hours and still it is continuing the same.
The screenshots are attached for your reference.
Pls. let me know why it shows the same message for more than 6 hours and still it remains the same.Its a new desktop PC of  HP.
Your support is highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance. 
Regards
Pradeep.r.

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Hi Guys,

I hope I'm posting this in the correct category on the website (it's the only place I can see a button "post a thread").

I think I may have some kind of hidden malware or virus. I can't do a boot scan because my internet requires me to manually turn it on once widows starts, therefore no possibility for a safe mode with networking.

There is something in my computer that is playing with all my updates. I don't know what it is. I used all many of the tools recommended by Malwaretips. Is somebody who is experienced in this able to possibly help me? I have Kaspersky Internet Security 2014. When I manually update it goes up to 24% and then stops there and gives me the screen "Databases and Application are up to date". I have MalwareBytes and the Update button greys out and I cannot click on it. And with Windows Updates the red flag comes up in taskbar telling me I need to choose an update method (and automatic updates is shut off).

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times. I'm afraid to go on the internet without a Sandboxie.
Can somebody please help?

Thank you.
 

Answer:Problem with Updates: Kaspersky, Malwarebytes and Windows Updates

Are these other threads related to the same issue you're having here?

http://malwaretips.com/threads/plea...-software-is-not-functioning-correctly.21858/
http://malwaretips.com/threads/my-kaspersky-internet-security-keeps-freezing.21861/
http://malwaretips.com/threads/i-think-something-is-messing-with-my-updates.21864/

If you believe, your PC is infected with Malware head over for Removal Assistance.
http://malwaretips.com/forums/malware-removal-assistance.10/
 

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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:

KB2586448

KB2572076

KB2564958

KB2567053

KB2579686

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

Answer: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.
Dave

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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.

Answer: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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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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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?

JohnD

Answer:Cannot set option to include Office updates in Windows Updates

Hi there

When you installed office did you install from an ISO or somewhere like MSDN download. For these Office will be updated in the normal Windows update (set in the options of windows update to get updates for ALL Ms products rather than just Windows).

If you installed via the Online application then you can get updates by going into Office Account and then clicking the Update Office icon. These won't be handled by the standard check for updates in windows update. This is for Office 2016 and Office 365. For Office 2010 there's no change -- don't know about Office 2013 --never used it.

Cheers
jimbo

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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?

Answer: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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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.

Thanks

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

Have a look at this tutorial
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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

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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)

Download http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-setup.exe

Portable Version http://www.site2unblock.com/download/win-updates-disabler-portable.zip


 

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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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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 http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-issues-more-guidance-for-admins-ahead-of-first-monthly-windows-patch-rollups/
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Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

Answer:Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner, Firefox

Adobe Flash has released version 24.0.0.186
In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player and AIR with important bug fixes, security updates, and new features.
These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  
Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7892 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Internet Explorer (32-bit) on Windows --- meaning today's patch is "urgent".
 
Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier :
.
Internet Explorer -  http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_24_active_x.exe
.
Plugin-based browsers (Firefox etc) - http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_24_plugin.exe
.
Uninstaller (if needed) : http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe 

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.Documentation:  https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb16-39.html
.
https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/release-note/fp_24_air_24_release_notes.html
 
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Flash (ActiveX) for IE/Edge in Win8.1/10 will be updated to 24.0.0.186, via Microsoft Update:
 
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-154 - Security Update for Adobe Fla... Read more

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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

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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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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

DELL INC -DISPLAY -DELLIN1920(ANALOG)

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

Bless.

Thanks in advanced.

Answer: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

DELL INC -DISPLAY -DELLIN1920(ANALOG)

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

Bless.

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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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?

JohnD

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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.

Answer: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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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.

Thanks

Answer: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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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've observed "that sometimes" when Windows 7 requires a ReStart after an Update that after that restart I will get a message saying -- for example -- Windows is 30%, 70%, then 100% complete. The computer works fine. However, if the system is shut down, say overnight, the next day at turn-on I will AGAIN get a message saying Windows is Updating and then again with some percentage message(s).

This process doesn't hurt anything, just curious if others have observed this and if anyone knows why the Update is NOT completed after the first boot?

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I've observed "that sometimes" when Windows 7 requires a ReStart after an Update that after that restart I will get a message saying -- for example -- Windows is 30%, 70%, then 100% complete. The computer works fine. However, if the system is shut down, say overnight, the next day at turn-on I will AGAIN get a message saying Windows is Updating and then again with some percentage message(s).

This process doesn't hurt anything, just curious if others have observed this and if anyone knows why the Update is NOT completed after the first boot?

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I recently upgraded to W10. When my first auto update came through, the setting panel just tells me it cannot install updates. I get 2 errors & 2 waiting for install as follows.

Details:
Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3063843)
Error

HP - Enterprise WSD Multi-Function Printer, Multi-Function Printer, Other hardware - Null Fax - HP Officejet 5740 series
Waiting for install

Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2990967)
Error

Hewlett-Packard - Enterprise WSD Multi-Function Printer, Other hardware - Null Print - HP Officejet 5740 series
Waiting for install

I don't understand why windows is trying to install 8.1 update on my windows 10 OS.
I cannot get rid of them to install the others.

Any ideas, Jtimer

Answer:Windows 10 Updates error - Can't install Updates

Hello jtimer,

I was having problems with my printer drivers in Device Manager after upgrading to Windows 10. Both were not working. I went to HP Support, enter my device in the search box there, and downloaded the new (July 2015) Full Feature software package for my HP Officejet 5740 All-in-One Printer and then rebooted. Afterwards, I went back into Device Manage, expanded Printer, and now had my two new drivers working. There was also two Unknown Devices there, which I deleted. Most likely, the old drivers that didn't work after the upgrade. My printer is working fine now, but I'm also having the same problem with two failed Windows Updates for the printer. Since we both have Windows 10 Home Edition, there is no way to turn off Windows Update. I did not find any way to hide those failed updates, either. So, they would not keep trying to install.

Hopefully, one of our more experienced members will have a solution for this.

John

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My computer had 45 updates that were stuck in downloading updates for 12 - 24 hours+.
I decided to stop the downloading updates process to find out why my computer was stuck in downloading updates.
I followed instructions from a Windows forum and turned off my avast, malwarebytes and windows firewall and tried to download the 45 updates again.
The 45 updates were stuck in downloading updates for another 12 - 24+ hours.

So I went to a different forum and did the following to the computer:

- Ran Microsoft FixIt, received error 0x80070424
- Tried to run update. Still hangs
- Went into msconfig and went to selective start-up and disabled windows
update. Still hanfs.
- Noticed Chromium browser was installed; uninstalled it and deleted subkeys
in the registry
- Ran malwarebytes and discovered 3 viruses:

Registry Keys:
PUP.Optional.InstallCore, HKU\S-1-5-21-609468153-1500422488-916508973-1000\SOFTWARE\csastats, , [a8b7792627732313b7b7d02a30d3c13f],
PUP.Optional.ProductSetup, HKU\S-1-5-21-609468153-1500422488-916508973-1000\SOFTWARE\PRODUCTSETUP, , [b0af57484456af87b7fd3d7304ffa858],

Registry Values: 1
PUP.Optional.ProductSetup, HKU\S-1-5-21-609468153-1500422488-916508973-1000\SOFTWARE\PRODUCTSETUP|tb, 0N0U0L1F, , [b0af57484456af87b7fd3d7304ffa858]

Removed malware and rebooted.

We've tried for 4 days now and the computer is still stuck in Checking for updates. It's been checking for over 48 hours now. I need to use this computer for work. Please help.

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Answer:Windows 7 Updates Stuck in Downloading Updates

45 updates means that computer hasn't been updated in quite a few months.

What is the KB and the date of the last successful update?

Go here and scroll down to Solution to the Issue
http://wu.krelay.de/en/
see if you have any of the 3 updates for Windows 7 installed: 3172605, 3177467, or 3020369.
Pick one, download it and install.
 

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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.
 

Answer:Use Windows Updates to find Driver Updates

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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.

CBS.zip

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

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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.

Answer: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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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?
 

Answer:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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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.

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

legacy7955

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 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.
Thanks!

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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.)
Thanks


Attachment 301011


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Answer: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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WinXP

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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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?
 

Answer:Automatic Updates with Windows updates disabled

@Falloutman

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

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

Did you look here: Windows Update Settings - Change

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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

Answer: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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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

Answer: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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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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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.txt
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
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
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
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Suppor... Read more

Answer: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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The option to receive other MS related updates box is NOT checked by default.
So is it OK to leave this option Unchecked and rely only on the normal Windows Updates itself?
By ticking that box, will I receive Security patches and Updates for MS Office products?
Thanks

Answer:MS related updates vs nornal Windows Updates?

With that box unchecked you will still get all security related updates. You just won't get feature updates for anything. If you're happy with all your software, and not looking for newer versions, then you can leave it as is, and still be secure.

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I reformat and clean-reinstall Windows roughly on a monthly basis. Now using the Windows 10 1709 iso for this purpose.
I have all auto-updates turned off (Windows 10 Pro) via group policy editor.
After first boot, I run a batch file that installs Windows updates (.msu files) that I downloaded from the Windows update catalog.

The problem is, that when I go to the Windows update panel it says "Updates are available" and the listed updates are the same that I already installed via the .msu files. Furthermore, Windows update's "View installed updates history" confirms that those updates have been successfully installed too, so my install via batch file worked as intended.
If I start the update process it will really re-download those already installed updates (I monitored network activity to confirm the download). I checked because at first I hoped that as soon as the Windows update process started it would recognize that the update is already applied and skip the download and install, but presumably it needed to go through the exercise to recognize it was already installed; this wasn't the case as the updates really appear to be downloaded anew.

Anyone knows why Windows keeps detecting the same updates that were already installed?
Is there something broken with .msu updates and it does not fully report having installed those, so Windows thinks they aren't installed and they download again (even though they show as installed in "View installed updates... Read more

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