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Windows Steady State preventing Windows 10 November updates from installing

Question: Windows Steady State preventing Windows 10 November updates from installing

A previous question about how to uninstal Windows Steady State goes unanswered. I presume Microsoft people monitor these posts, but they do not know how to uninstall Windows Steady State to enable the Windows 10 1511,10586 updates
to be installed. It looks like I am stuck in a bog unable to move forward with Windows 10, so intend to roll back to my previous version and then consider my OS options.
Is anyone aware of any major problems likely to be encountered by me taking this course?

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Preferred Solution: Windows Steady State preventing Windows 10 November updates from installing

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Installed Steady State, created local user - Public. When trying to get in to the account named "Public" from within Steady State to configure receive error message "The system cannot find the specified path". If I try to import a valid Steady State .ssu or create a new user from within Steady State I get "The user profile cannot be created. Try again." I am an Administrator. Suggestions....

Answer:Windows Steady State

One critical issue with Steady State is AV - it can prevent necessary setup functions. There are other checks to make - here's a reference;

http://social.microsoft.com/forums/e...-18e00b4d8bcd/

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Microsoft declined to release a version of Steady State for Windows 7 - but I happened upon this link today by Stephen Rose: Steady State for Windows 7 - Building Community One Brick At A Time - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

It details how to make "Steady State" using currently available technologies.

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ok I found a free program from microsoft call windows steady state. Interesting free program. you can find it here well with disk protection on it stores everything on a cache file and upon restart of the computer it goes back to where it was before..

I was useing linux distros for a while now do to the constant trouble of keeping my conputer working right. I like windows do to the games and everything that windows have to offer. so If windows steady state suppose to protect your computer like this. why would one really need a antivirus software if it would be deleted after reboot.

I dont want to have to worry about and spyware or virus I dont want to have to worry about where I go or what I download. I just want to know if something happens I can go back easy with a simple reboot. so Why is there need for antivirus with this program

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Hey there fellow geeks,

Have a querry for anyone who uses Windows Steady State.

I am relatively new to this application, although the facility to protect the contents of drive C:\ from being altered with a simple click of the button is awesome, especially in a shared user environment. However leading on from this, and realising that nothing is perfect and there a possibly many flaws to this thought process, would this not make it a powerful tool to use when scanning suspect content / files such as putting in a suspected virus infected media such as a secondary Hard disk...? lets just say for arguments sake as it were, you were tasked with sorting through other peoples malware issues for example and were tired of reimaging your testing unit every day.

or alternatively if one had another partition on the same Hard disk, and downloaded to this drive data from websurfing, friends files, other untrusted sources etc.. In effect download all your desired apps to the E:\2ND partition of the same Hard drive, then scan that data for issues, if infected simply in the worst case scenario format E:\ and restore from backup. Use steady state to restore C:\ if this is suspected of infection...safety first. This takes about five or so minutes to restore C:\ with XP Pro SP3 (32bit) - on a P4 2.6GHz / 512MB and 20Gb partition for C:/

Interested in thoughts on this:wave
 

Answer:Windows Steady State

I have moved your post to software considering you dont need malware removal assistance. You will get a good response here
 

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I have downloaded Windows 10 Pro,version 1511,10586 but cannot instal.  I am told that Windows Steady State is not compatible and it should be uninstalled.  When I click on Uninstall I am informed that I must do this myself.  However, WSS
is not listed in programs in Control Panel and I am at a loss as to how I can uninstall or where and how to find WSS.  Please help. Papi J.

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Trying to use Windows Steady State to make some Kiosk pc's.

I want to restrict internet access to only a few websites. Problem is that when I check 'prevent internet access except for the websites below", it will not allow access to any websites on the web addresses allowed list.
It won't even go to the website that I have as the home page even when it is in the allowed list.

As soon as I uncheck Prevent Internet access, the account can go to anywhere on the web.

All my other restrictions are working perfectly.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Steady State

Don't know if this will help or not...my experience in this neighborhood was limited to the older Windows Shared Computer Security Toolkit---I think that was the predecessor of Steady State.

This from the handbook is all I found on restricting sites in IE:

Home Page
In the Home Page box, you can type the Web address of the home page
you want to configure for the shared user profile. This is the home page
a shared user will see each time they open Internet Explorer.
Note: In the Home Page box, you can enter the protocol prefixes http: or https:
when you enter the Web address you want to specify for the home page of the
shared user profile.

Web Addresses Allowed
If you select the Prevent Internet access (except Web sites below)
option under Internet Explorer Restrictions, you can type the address
of the Web sites available to the user profile in the Web Addresses
Allowed check box. To enter multiple Web addresses, separate each
Web address with a semicolon; for example, type microsoft.com;
msn.com.
Note: Do not enter the protocol prefixes http: or https: in the Web Addresses
Allowed box when you enter Web addresses you want to allow the user profile
to access.For more information about parental controls and advanced Internet
filtering, see Windows Live OneCare Family Safety at:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83433.Click to expand...

The Steady State handbook is available for download from Micro$oft here.. If there's no fix for you there, and ... Read more

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Hello world,

I am about to embark on a new build from an existing unit to use as a master for our training wing.

Platform
XP Pro - SP3
CPU - P4 2.8GHZ
RAM - 512MB - 1GB
HDD - 40GB - 80GB
HP (7100 series)
Windows defender
Comodo 10 Antivirus
Spybot search n destroy

So, I am looking for advice from other geeks whom may have used this program, and issues they may have encountered. Especially with the restoring and retention of updates, user configuration data retention, any configuration issues, or undocumented issues.

Thank you in advance for suggestions or links.::coolwave
 

Answer:Windows Steady State - suggestions plz

He wants advice on Windows Steady State
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/sharedaccess/default.mspx
in other words, teachers, librarians, internet cafe owners...people who need a computer on boot up to be cleared of all the mess users might do to the computer during the course of a day. This program returns the computer to the state it started out when first booted up in the morning.
 

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Hi,

I installed Steady State on my laptop last year - Toshiba A100 Satellite. I decided to uninstall it a few days ago. Since that time, I cannot log on. I keep getting a "Please wait to log on while the Windows Steady State is being initialized" message.

The OS is XP Media Center 2006. I have tried Safe Mode, Safe Mode + Networking, trying the last know good configuration - same thing. I do have the recovery disks, but would prefer not to go that route as I would lose quite a few saved items.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanx.

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Hi,this is very useful information to use Steady State on Windows 7 (32 bit).http://www.esds.co.in/forum/f4/trick-using-steady-state-windows-7-a-1380/Lets Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!Regards,Purushottamaher

Answer:install Steady State on windows 7

Aren't they're going to stop offering it for download after December 31, 2010 and stop supporting it some 5-6 months after that?

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I would like to set up a Steady State for Windows 7 (http://tinyurl.com/2u8f4oe) for more than one user. I would like to set up two users: students and teachers and I would like that the account is reset after user logs out. Here are instructions how I can achieve this for only one user. http://tinyurl.com/cxsmxqm Thank for assistance.

Answer:Is there a Steady State for Windows 7 for more users?

There is no Steady State for Windows 7:"A Windows 7 version of Steady State was not created and we?ve heard loud and clear from IT Pros that this is something they wanted and needed. After we evaluated the types of functionality Steady State provides, we found that using new Windows capabilities that are built into Windows 7, Group Policies and free tools from Microsoft, the majority of Steady State functionality could actually be replicated by IT admins."ARM Devices the future. Windows have accepted the fact!

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I have windows steady state installed and up until now no problems now no matter what I do I cannot log into windows as the windows steady state has a dialog box up stating that it is updating and will restart the computer when complete.

Problem here is its not completing the update and not rebooting, if I try to access windows via double ctrl/alt/del as the administrator it has disabled the account and I cannot access via any other account, and no matter how many times I click "OK" of try to close the window the steady state message pops back up.

I have tried all SAFE MODE variations except command prompt and the dam windows steady state pops up.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
N

Answer:Windows steady state not updating or restarting

Ok, start your PC in Safe Mode, JUST Safe MODE.

Once you enter in safe mode go to My Computrer---->Manage----->Local Users and Groups------>Users.

Once you enter the users you will see that all the accounts are disabled. So, go to the desired accounts such as Administrator or your Username and right click. Once you right click you will see ticked the option "Account is Disabled". Untick it and you are back on track again. Proceed the same way with all the accounts you wish to enable, if you have more users in your PC.

Restart in normal mode and you will have no problem.

I hope I prevented you from killing your PC :)

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I just upgrade my OS to Windows 7 64 bit and it's running very smoothly right now with a few programs and games installed, I'm looking forward in installing Deep freeze or Steady state to keep the status of my PC and keep it that way, does the two above work already or it's still being worked on by their developers?

Answer:Deep Freeze or Steady State update for Windows 7.

System Specs for WIndows Steady State:

System requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows Vista, Windows XP

Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed or Service Pack 3 installed, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Starter, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 1

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4310

Also I think Steady State is no longer available.

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Is it possible for windows steady state to block one of my processor cores? and if so how can i unblock it with window steady state still on the computer.
 

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As a non-profit organization we've recently installed Windows Steady State to preserve our new HP silver mini laptops, due to the extreme computer illiteracy of many staff members.

These computers will be going out into the field and we require a pre-screening tool to be accessible on the Limited account of the user accounts. This is a stand alone program, meaning it should be able to be opened without the internet. We believe it opens in internet explorer mainly because there's no other dock, so to speak, for it to use.

This program works fine on the administrator account, and is in the "allowed programs" of the Blocked Programs tab of Windows Steady State. However, once launched on the Limited account, it loads to about four little green bars and gets no further. Only a little "Connecting" title in the tab tells us anything.

We think WSS could be blocking it due to the fact its not really an exectuable file, but more like a script. Although both the "C:\Program Files\FNS\jdk1.6.0_10\bin\javaw.exe" and "C:\Program Files\FNS\fns.jar" are allowed in the Blocked programs tab.

These are new HP Silver Mini Laptops, less than two weeks old. Running on Windows XP SP3. Windows Steady State was installed yesterday.

The program we're trying to run can be viewed here (http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/outreach/sav/readme.html)
What IE tries to connect to is http://127.0.0.1:8080/fns/index.jsp

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Steady State problem (SNAP pre-screening tool)

Try contacting there support.

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Microsoft made a few quiet but great changes to its kid-proofing SteadyState tool for Windows 7, changing the name to Guest Mode
This nearly-hidden feature called Guest Mode that is primarily aimed at shared consumer PCs that need to be returned to their original running state after being used by a child or guest. The feature can be enabled on individual user accounts; when user logs off or the PC reboots, those accounts are wiped clean and returned to their original configuration. Guest Mode is useful for small classrooms, libraries, and other shared computing scenarios, but is really designed for home use, where parents may want to configure the feature for their children.
Guest Mode was originally called PC Safeguard. Its features: -Prevents system setting changes. Any attempts to change the system while running under a safeguarded account are prevented.
-Prevents the installation of applications and other software. Once you've enabled Guest Mode, it is impossible to install or permanently configure already installed software applications.
-Prevents the user from writing to the disk outside of their user profile.
-Data saved inside of the user profile is deleted when the user logs off.
To find Guest Mode, open Control Panel, User Accounts and Family Safety, and then User Accounts. (Shortcut: Open the Start Menu and click your logon picture in the top right.) Then, click on Manage another account. From the list shown there, select the account for which you'd ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft modifies 'Steady State' Mode to Guest Mode in Windows 7.

yeah the guest mode is really a helpful feature, as stated with the help this, i've no tension to get any loss to my windows, while someone other uses my PC.... its a great feautre...

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I don't have any internet connectivity in my home.
So, I borrow my friend's PC to download the Windows 10 ISO from Media Creation Tool.
I have burned the ISO into DVD.
The question is will my PC get November Updates or Windows 10 1511 without internet connectivity when
fresh installing from DVD?

I have downloaded the ISO two times already
First is in September
Second is just recently
Both ISO size seems differents...
I really hope I will get November Updates as I love the title bar colourization...
Sorry for my bad grammar
Thank you!

Answer:Will my PC get November Updates if installing from ISO w/o Internet?

Hey ZenR,

I'm pretty sure that Windows will up date if needed, regardless of which ever ISO you install.

b1rd

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I don't have any internet connectivity in my home.
So, I borrow my friend's PC to download the Windows 10 ISO from Media Creation Tool.
I have burned the ISO into DVD.
The question is will my PC get November Updates or Windows 10 1511 without internet connectivity when
fresh installing from DVD?

I have downloaded the ISO two times already
First is in September
Second is just recently
Both ISO size seems differents...
I really hope I will get November Updates as I love the title bar colourization...
Sorry for my bad grammar
Thank you!

Answer:Will my PC get November Updates if installing from ISO w/o Internet?

Hey ZenR,

I'm pretty sure that Windows will up date if needed, regardless of which ever ISO you install.

b1rd

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After Installing the latest updates for Windows 10 (KB4048952, KB4048953, KB4048954, KB4048955, or KB4048956), some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers cannot print from x86 and x64-based systems.
I read microsoft has released Windows Update KB4055038, but for windows 10 it does not work
until now, for a while I disable windows update service

anyone can help for the solution ?

Regards,
Donoharjo

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I really would like to know (bottom line) if these updates are too problematic at this time? I have read countless articles about failures and newly created problems after installing these updates. Would it be best to wait and find out what the underlying problems really are?

Answer:Windows 7 Updates November 2012...

They are no more problematic than any other update - the problems mostly occur becuase the system was previously in a porrly-maintained state.

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For those of you who have Windows XP SP3 configured to receive monthly security updates after April 2014, here is a list of the updates for November 2014.

Excluded from this list are the updates for Microsoft .NET Framework and Malicious Software Removal Tool.
 

Answer:Windows XP SP3 November 2014 Updates List

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Hello,

I am noticing a interesting trend with machines in my environment. I am using SCCM 2012 R2 to push updates to my desktops. All of my desktops are Win 7 Enterprise x64. Since the inception of the Update Rollups in October half of my desktops cannot
install these updates.

The updates install but when the machine reboots it starts reverting changes and reboots several times and the updates fail to install. I have attempted to remedy this by running the WURT and SURT tools, sfcscannow, stopping wuauclt and renaming the softwaredistrobution
folder.  I also tried to download the patch locally and install. None of these have worked.


I have spent over 20 hours trying to figure out the problem and I am in need of help. This is my first post so please be kind. I can attach my CBS logs and WindowsUpdate logs if needed. I can't figure out how to that in this OP.

Thanks,

Gerard

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Hi folks, Just wondering if the fact that I'm an insider on my Lumia phone with Win10 Mobile might be causing the November update to fail to show up on Windows Update on my PC, which I'm not part of the insider program on. (Actually it did show up, downloaded to 100%, had an error, and then won't show back up.). I had a hypothesis that maybe it is the fact that my Microsoft account has this dual personality of being an insider on mobile, but a non-insider on my PC that's confusing Windows update when it comes to the November update (1511, 10586). Who else is having this problem? Are you also a Mobile Insider & a PC-non-insider, or is this also happening to other folks who don't fit this description and my hypothesis is wrong? Thanks!

Answer:Windows Mobile Insiders having trouble with non-insider PC November updates?

My 640XL is on Insider while with same account SP4 saw & installed that update y'day. SP4 is NOT on insider program.

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When opening Windows update I am greeted with the message that Windows 10 is ready to be installed and a reboot is required. I do not wish to isntall Windows 10 but do wish to install updates for Windows 7. On reboot Windows 10 does not install but the message remains. Please advise as to how I can remove the Windows 10 message and update Windows 7. Thanks.

Answer:Windows 10 ready to install preventing Windows 7 updates.

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try to power down just hold down the power button on your computer till your machine turns off
Then unplug it from the power source and or remove the battery if using a laptop.
Hold down the power button again for at least 60 seconds to drain any power out of the system..

Then start in safe mode with networking at startup
Safe Mode

There are some windows updates you need to uninstall and kill some gwx services and processes
Which might be easiest to install never 10 or gwx control panel to do that
GRC | Never10 Technical Details

Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

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Question: Steady State

I have installed Windows Steadystate on our lab computers. When the computer reboots, I get a message that it is committing changes to the hard drive, even though it is set NOT to do this. Then it locks up When I reboot, everything is normal.

I have it set to reboot every evening (after 300 minutes of inactivity).

Any suggestions?

Answer:Steady State

what? steadystate.... then NOT commiting changes...(changes like making it the way it was before...)
so steadystate is stuck.
1) Login as Steadystate administrator (you know how right?)
2) Let windows load completely.
3) Verify settings in Computer Settings console.
4) Reboot.
Somewhere along the line you installed software or system made changes but the necessary changes cant take affect because you locked down the system lol. so its stuck. unlock it, let it finish installing the necessary software it wants to. then lock it back down again. Enable windows disk protection if you have the hdd space to spare (at least the size of your current usage on disk)
if this isnt what i thought it was, shout back.

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My T61 is used either connected to my home Workgroup LAN, or standalone, using either an Ethernet or WiFi network connection.  Screen size is 15."  Thanks, Phil

Answer:Which BIOS and driver updates for a a T61 running Windows XP, bought November, 2007?

What kind of problems are you having that need updates to solve?

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Noticed on several systems - Win 7 Ultimate x64, Win 7 HP x64.

For the record, uninstalling KB3097877 allows sidebar.exe to run once more.

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I have a Compaq desktop at home running Windows 7 Home Premium. My girlfriend has a user account on it that she uses from time to time. She sometimes needs to restart the computer. When she tries to do that, many times the shut down screen shows "Install updates and Restart" as the default action. Is there a way to eliminate that option for her account or at least make Restart or Shutdown, without installing updates, the default choice? She is careful about changing the option, but I am concerned she might slip up one time.

I have no desire to upgrade to Windows 10 at this time (Yes, I know the free upgrade offer is supposed to end at the end of June). On my account, I manually go through the list of new available updates and remove any that are related to preparing the computer for Windows 10 or actually downloading and installing it.
 

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Question: Winxp steady state

I have seen the link and downloaded the above from MS (what a song and dance!).

I have not installed it yet because I am not sure what it is for. The kids feature I do not need but the pc rescue could be most handy. In this respect, how does it differ from system restore?

My pcs' are used mainly for sound recording and best advice is to turn off Restore. I have not done that as I am not that clued up with pcs and the facility has saved my A more than once!

If S.State can rescue me and is less intrusive than restore I will try it.

Dave.

Answer:Winxp steady state

SS is very handy...and configureable...but for recording you don't want anything running that you don't need.

It is MUCH more powerful that restore, how powerful is up to you.

I'd go for auto imaging with acronis instead....or drive snapshot. That way you can keep the machine lean, and be back to wher you want to be in minutes regardless of what goes wrong.

Deep freeze is good too, but prolly mess up recording.

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When I go to power off there is an option to update. I choses to update and restart. The computer configures Window 7 for the update. It restarts and I get a screen that says" Working on updates 0% Don't turn off your PC. This will take a while."
Well for the past hour the percentage remains at 0 percent. I am stuck because this happen last Oct and after 6 hours I had to do a hard boot. I am at a lost. I have an Dell All-in-one touch screen computer. 

Thanks 

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Can someone out there help me with this very annoying problem please?
Today i went to Settings>Security & Update>Check for Updates Now and i keep getting the same message that reads like this: We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure that you're connected to the internet.
What the hell does that mean? I am most definately connected to the internet and i use fibre broadband.
In Settings i have set my updates to be downloaded automatically and because i am a Windows Insider i have set the speed at which i receive any updates from Slow to Fast.
How can i get the Windows Update working again?
Oh, i have downloaded the Windows Update Repair Tool and run it ok and according to this tool there is nothing wrong with the Windows Update at all! Any idease? Anyone else having the same problem?

Answer:Windows Update not working since installing the November build to Wind

Well. I tried something else since posting. I ran an app that i have on my Desktop and that is Driver Update and sure as hell there was an outdated driver that needewd sorting out. Sorted that out and my Windows Update is now working ok. Thank goodness.

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Can someone out there help me with this very annoying problem please?
Today i went to Settings>Security & Update>Check for Updates Now and i keep getting the same message that reads like this: We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure that you're connected to the internet.
What the hell does that mean? I am most definately connected to the internet and i use fibre broadband.
In Settings i have set my updates to be downloaded automatically and because i am a Windows Insider i have set the speed at which i receive any updates from Slow to Fast.
How can i get the Windows Update working again?
Oh, i have downloaded the Windows Update Repair Tool and run it ok and according to this tool there is nothing wrong with the Windows Update at all! Any idease? Anyone else having the same problem?

Answer:Windows Update not working since installing the November build to Wind

Well. I tried something else since posting. I ran an app that i have on my Desktop and that is Driver Update and sure as hell there was an outdated driver that needewd sorting out. Sorted that out and my Windows Update is now working ok. Thank goodness.

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Anyone use snapshot/rollback software like Deep Freeze, Shadow Defender, Rollback RX, etc.?

I'm curious about using this type of software in addition to my normal imaging software (Macrium Reflect). For those that use this type of software, how do you implement it?
 

Answer:OS snapshot or steady state software

I personally just use True Image (which technically isn't what you asked about I suppose but it's in the same category in general) but I don't use the Windows application itself meaning I use the software to create the bootable disc (still using optical media myself although I do have plenty of USB sticks around) and then uninstall the Windows software. Or at least that's what I did like 5 years ago when I bought True Image as I still use the same CD/version years later. All the newer versions haven't really done anything but explode in terms of actual size of the CD itself, pretty sure the next version for 2017 will probably be so large it requires a DVD aka over 700MB which is insane.

I do images manually as required, full backup images of my 80GB system partition (always 80GB regardless of the OS) stored on a reliable Hitachi hard drive. I tried an incremental backup once and it just didn't go well so, differential won't do for me either and since I have a small system partition it never really takes more than about 12 minutes tops (that's for the full backup image using normal compression and with a verify of the image after creation, always.

If you want some serious discussion of just the type of software you mentioned like DeepFreeze and others of that vein, check out the Wilders Security Forums where they have a subforum dedicated to such things:

backup, imaging & disk mgmt

Tons of info there, comparisons, reviews, user o... Read more

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Before installing Steady State 2.5, to start fresh, I re-installed XP Home Edition, Version 2002 (on NTFS partition), Service Pack 3, plus all other available Updates to XP. Then loaded MS Office 2003, IE 7.0, Windows Defender, Firefox 3.0 w/Flash Player. Loaded all updates for Office 2003. Then ran Check Disk, defragmented TWICE, then loaded Steady State 2.5 from Windows website. After configuring all aspects of Steady State saving with WDP set at "Retain all changes permanently" and with User "Locked", RESTARTED, and then re-set WDP to "Remove all changes at restart".

Problem is system freezes when restarting, at "WDP is committing changes, please wait..." screen. By powering off, then powering on, system returns to normal. Is SS 2.5 not compatible with some of my software, and should I return to SS 2.0? Is 2.0 available from MS? My Dell system is Pentium 4 CPU, 2.80 GHz, 2.79 GHz, 504 MB RAM, Hard Drive 108 MB, which as configured by SS has 46 GB used, and 62 GB free. Any suggestions? Thanks very much.

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I know Steady State is not Windows 7 compatible. However I'm looking for a way to make my computer not saving anything, making cleaning it not required as it will always be running as good as new due to the fact any information collected will be wiped whilst the OS shuts down. I'll just have my most used programs pre-installed (Evernote / Thunderbird ect) and maybe I'll use a USB plug in having all my usernames and passwords connect on contact as if saved onto the stick. As I said it avoids the cleaning process and great for the kids when sharing the computer. Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks for reading and hello.
 

Answer:Win7 Steady State Simulation?

There is a another product called Returnil which does the same thing.

http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com/
 

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Windows 10 works fine with no error messages and no BSODs. The November update installed 2 nights ago but it stopped with the above-noted error message. It then went to a 'sending data to Microsoft" screen that stayed at 0% for hours. Finally I power-cycled the computer and it automatically restored my computer to its pre-update state. I haven't seen this problem on a google search. Anyone have suggestions>

Answer:Windows November updates 1511, 10586 fail with page fault in non-paged area, what can I do?

I have the same problem after update to november update , then every time boot my the computer I have the error : page fault in nonpaged area , and cannot start windows 10 anymore . Microsoft please fix this big critical error
any solution ? please

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I have a paid version of AVG Internet Security 2012 which commenced in August 2012. I've had paid versions in the previous two years and until the last two months have had no problems.
In the past few days when I switch on my PC (Windows XP with Mozilla Firefox browser, wired connection with BT) the automatic AVG update will not proceed, nor will a manual attempt.
Within a few minutes of switching on the following Windows warning box appears on the screen:
'The software you are installing for this hardware - Non-Plug and Plug Drivers - has not passed the Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. Continuation of installation of this software may impair or destabilise the correct operation of of your system either immediately or in the future.'
Two options are then given: Continue anyway or Stop installation.
The updates waiting to be downloaded are all version 2238 of the the following: Alert Manager; Anti Rootkit Driver; Anti Spam Component; Scanning Engine; Set Up Component; Kernel components; E-mail Scanner; Firewall Component; User Interface Component; Identity Protection; Language Files (English); Online Shield (Settings); Resident Shield Scanner; Link Scanner HTTP Redirector; Systems Tools Component; TDI Component; Pc Analyzer; Update Component.
If I click on 'Continue anyway' the system attempts to download the updates again but aborts very quickly and the same warning notice appears. If I do nothing the warning notice remains but my AVG page sa... Read more

Answer:Windows preventing paid AVG updates download

I'd recommend putting this to AVG in the form of an email. Even copy and paste what you posted here.

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And I can't find where to deselect that.

user is a luddite..and peed off.

Any help in registry edit to restore this IE feature would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:steady state remove print icon in IE

What version of IE is it?

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We had to create a new profile in Steady State after a power blip but we cannot fix the Home Page to default to our Website. THanks

Answer:IE Home Page in Steady State Profile

Hello and welcome to TSF

Please read this:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f104...ng-215851.html

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Windows gives an error when printing to Zebra ZM400 Industrial Printers connected via parallel cable. Been through the uninstall / re-install, device manager driver update etc. I have over 100 identical machines and setup the same way running Windows 10. Only getting this on computers that I allowed the update on.
There is also a new device in "Printers and Devices" called Microsoft r\Rawport that is looking rather devious. It comes back with every reboot.
Anyone have any ideas?

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For some reason, whenever windows 8.1 updates, internet explorer stops working. Every time I try to get on the internet, I just keep getting a message that 'this page cannot be displayed'. Skype still works, so the problem seems to be internet explorer itself.

I have decided to switch to google chrome to fix the problem, but I can't do so without getting on the internet.

I would like to restore the computer to a point in which it worked, and I have one restore point which I'm certain will work, but the problem is, immediately after restoring, windows automatically updates, which kind of undermines the entire purpose of the restore. I have tried changing the update settings so it will restore without updating, but as soon as the system restores, my changes are undone and windows then proceeds with the stupid updates.

I just want to get on the internet somehow to install google chrome! (and no, I can't just copy and paste from the computer I'm currently on because this one has windows 7).

Any ideas?

Thanks,
smile puppy

Answer:Windows Updates Preventing Internet Explorer from Running!

Unplug your router, then do your system restore. You then have as much time as you need to configure Windows Update not to auto check.

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HELP!!!!!!!!!! I CANNOT cancel the WIndows 10 update. I would like to install the other updates
but it immediately starts "Downloading Windows 10"!!!

I've deleted all the KB (KB2990214 
KB3035583 and one more that I forget) installed items above, none are left (3 deleted)!
I've hidden the Windows 10 Update in the "Optional Updates" window when it was possible to hide.  Now it just doesn't show up!

I do NOT want any part of Windows 10 and cannot stop it.  ANYONE?????

Thanks so much!!!

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I'm clean installing Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit on some Dell Vostro 3560 laptops, after installing the drivers I run Windows Update, it detects 200+ critical updates, downloads them and nearly installs them all before I get "Failure To Install
Windows Updates - Rolling Back Windows Updates" and they roll back.
It's been two years or so since I've clean installed Windows 7, is there some prerequisite that's required now that I'm missing?

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How do I installing something during the Windows Setup Menu's Installing features and Installing updates? John

Answer:Installing Updates and Installing features part of windows setup menu

Please correct your sentence. It is not readable.

How do you do what during that phase of install? You don't need to do anything except wait.

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Hi,

To give you some back story, I built my computer the end of August 2012. Ran Smoothly. I decided to get a 60 gig SSD to be the partition that stored Windows. I didnt have much stored on the Main HD so I deleted my original 2TB HD and tried installing on the SSD... found that the SSD was bad and sent it back. Decided just to stick with the 2TB HD. Had some issues installing windows back onto the HD as it would just hang up. Finally managed to get windows installed, had some "Not genuine" issues but that resolved after multiple restarts. That brings me to where I am at today and I feel as though the system has been getting worse. I would normally be fine with just a clean install but with all the issues I had with that initially I am very skeptical of trying it again. I have 5 important updates and 7 optional updates all of which do not install. The Installer just sits on Downloading updates and I have left it overnight with still no result. I am not sure if this is even my main issue but I am beyond the point of figuring it out myself so any help would be appreciated

I downloaded the System Readiness Tool and it Ran. I tried running the sfc /scannow in Admin cmd prompt mode and get a "Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation" I attached my CBS file. Any help you could give or guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing : Error Unknown (Sits on Installing)

Hello and welcome Faticus just as matter of interest why did you give up on the SSD? was not it under warranty?

That is heck of a drive to be installing on mate just how did you prepare it for the install?

You can run a chkdsk in Windows too > My Computer > right click on the drive > Properties > Tools > Check now - then follow the points in my pic.
You then reboot and it will start a chkdsk (in DOS).

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When trying to use Windows Update, the updates download successfully but fail to install. The following message appears: "Problem: A problem on your computer is preventing updates from being downloaded or installed." I have turned my antivirus software off, I have tried updating manually, I have tried updating one at a time. Nothing seems to work. I now have a backlog of 13 updates that I'm supposed to install. Can anyone please help? THANKS!

Answer:Windows Update: "problem on your computer is preventing updates from being installed"

Boot into "Safe Mode with Networking" (restart while tapping F8 repeatedly) and see if you can install the updates. This should work.

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I have had troble with turning my Hp Pavilion 64-bit,vista  So I upgraded my PC by putting a Windows 7 professional disc in. Now I can-not get a Browser that will allow windows update or Security updates as a message stating my Browser is out of date,
and can-not find a browser that can, Please can you help.

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I have had troble with turning my Hp Pavilion 64-bit,vista  So I upgraded my PC by putting a Windows 7 professional disc in. Now I can-not get a Browser that will allow windows update or Security updates as a message stating my Browser is out of date,
and can-not find a browser that can, Please can you help.

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Does anyone know how to download and install windows Updates without using the windows update program? I know how to solve the Windows Update not working problem but I want the configuration that doesn't allow it to work to be my normal configuration so i'd like to be able tomupdate without having to do extra steps reinstalling a program. thanks.





Geophyte1W700ds 2757-CTO

Answer:Windows updates - Downloading and Installing when computer erroneously thinks Windows invalid

Hi, Geophyte1
 
Could you please clarify what you are exactly asking? I understand that you are trying to install your Windows updates through means other than the Windows Update program, but I am unclear on why. Is there a particular update/program that is giving you trouble? And what is the trouble, exactly?
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam
 





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Hi,

when windows updates, it then reboots, and just hangs on the 'starting windows' screen..
only after it updates, works fine before.

I've re-installed it many times, but get the same result.
this never used to happen until i did this fresh installation today.

now it happens every time, just after it installs some standard updates, it wont boot up..
im totally lost,, please help.

thanks

Answer:Windows 7 hangs on 'Starting Windows' screen after installing updates

Boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair a few times. Report back what it finds.

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Mgmt drive map and listings, using SNipping TOol in Start Menu: Screen Shots

Next reset Windows Update components to see if that could be the problem.

If not run SFC -SCANNOW Command

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After installing Microsoft Updates for Windows KB3126593 and KBKB3126587, most of the installed programs stop working.

Including browsers, antivirus, firewall etc. Computer becomes unusable.

Trying to run these programs results in an error message:

The application was unable to start correctly (0xc00000005). Click OK to close the application.

Uninstalling the updates restores all the functionality.

Answer:Windows 7 crashes after installing Windows updates KB3126593 and KB312

Please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

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Just downloaded the newest HP Image containing Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 for our HP t630 Thin Clients and tried to install the cumulative Windows Update April 2017 KB4015217: 1. Disabled write filter2. Set windows update service to manual startup3. Run installer for KB4015217 with success4. Rebooted Thin Client to complete update installation. When booting up, Windows Update installation screen runs successfull up to 99%, then displays: we couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes. Eventlog shows error code 0x800F0922 Tried installing previous cumulative update KB4016635 with the same results. Never had this problem with Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2015. Anyone out there with the same problems or any ideas fixing this error?

Answer:Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016: Installing Windows Updates ...

It might be too big while unpacking in the temporary folders in the Ramdrive.Try to change the size of the HP RamDisk under the Control Panel (or if not enough to change the TEMP Paths).After the successful installation it is recommended to change the RamDisk back to it's default value.





I am an HP Employee.My opinions are my own and do not express those of HP.**Click the Thumps Up Button on the right to say Thanks**

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Windows updates keeps installing/reinstalling the same update over and over again. I looked in my update history and it shows that they are installed successfully every time. What should I do and is this using space on my laptop by re-installing over and over again?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows updates keeps installing/re-installing the same update over and over

It is not using any space. Right-click the ones you already have and hide them so they don't come back.
 

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I installed the updates for windows 8 on my laptop and the sound stopped. I tried to reinstall the realtek drivers from the lenovo website, but the laptop still can't see the audio device. Anybody know what to do?

Answer:No sound on Z580 after installing windows updates on windows 8

nobody? how would i make the devices appear in device manager again?

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Whenever I boot into windows 10, I am not able to use the cursor. It goes on roaming all over the desktop on its own. If want to click something, it goes and click something else. I was so frustrated I had clean installed windows 8.1 for the time being. I believe windows 10 is full of bugs, takes much too large a space on hard disk and nothing works as it should. I f any of you have any suggestion it is very welcome?

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Anybody here who knows the solution to this error message : "Windows not genuine" after installing updates from Microsoft, I already activated my copy of Windows 7 five months ago, everything is doing fine until I downloaded the automatic updates from Microsoft last night, I called MS customer service and they validated my Product Key and they said its a valid upgrade PK, tried everything like WGA diagnostic tool, changing to a new product key, rearming, clean rebooting, safe mode, phone activation, reinstalling the tokens, EVERYTHING....I even called the MS technical support, no solution yet and they even escalated my case to their Research Department. Please, anyone who might have an idea. It will be greatly appreciated.....

Answer:WINDOWS NOT GENUINE after installing Windows updates

Hello !!

Try thid thread Windows is not genuine? or this one Fix Windows 7 Error ?Windows is Not Genuine? Error code

Hope this helps,
Captain

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I've been trying to update my windows 7 and I keep getting blue screens of death trying to install updates, and now I get them randomly after I system restored my pc. I've tried different system restore points that before were stable. The pc boots fine in safe mode.

Answer:Bsod installing windows updates 0xA windows 7 64

Complete this tutorial.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help...structions.html

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Guys,

My computer is running Windows 7. Like most of you, I am getting the "Update to Windows 10" is ready notification. However, I have no intention of updating to Windows 10 and never even reserved an update.

In my Windows Update check, I am getting FAILED Windows 10 Pro Updates. But because I have not updated to Windows 10, why would I even be getting those Windows 10 updates in the first place? Are these just tons of prep crap that MS is releasing just in case users want to update to Windows 10 at a later date?

I did have one stubborn Windows 7 update that did not go through this Patch Tuesday, but a few restarts later and all is well.

I assume that Windows 8.1 users may be facing these same Windows 10 patches, whether they want them or not.

Jack
 

Answer:Getting Windows 10 Pro Failed Updates Despite Not Installing Windows 10?

I kept getting them as well. There is a way of stopping them by removing the important update for Windows that is just the nag.
You can look that up as well as I can. It is well documented.
 

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

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

I'd appreciate any help in solving this problem.

Thanks,
Toni

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

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

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I have a desktop machine running Windows 10 on a SSD. It was updated from a clean install of Windows 8.1 when Windows 10 launched. After downloading and attempting to install the November update I never can proceed past Updating Windows. The screen shows copying files that gets to around 80 percent or so, then a black screen that never ends. I let the machine run for over a couple hours and still nothing. I toggled from my dedicate graphics card to the integrated but the dedicated is where the signal is going. The fan CPU is running very hard as it is starting to make the CPU overheat. I downloaded the ISO and tried to clean install. After the language screen I am back to the same black screen and high fan usage. Rebooted and ran the update directly from Microsoft's windows 10 update page, got a little further on copying files, but the same issue repeats with the black screen and the CPU finally overheated and turned off the computer. I should mention the black screen has no cursor at any time. Anyone else having a similar issue with the November update?

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What is Windows Steady Work ?

Windows Steady Work is a fake system security software that is considered as a Rogue. Rogues are malicious programs that hackers use to trick users by displaying false threats and problems that it claims to have detected. In reality, none of the issues are real and are only used to convince the user into buying their software and stealing their personal financial information
Am I infected?

This is a screenshots of this rogue.

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Removal Instructions
(If you experience any problems completing these instructions, please start a new thread here)
1. Restart your computer. As soon as your computer turns on, tap F8 until you reach the Advanced Boot Options. Use the arrow keys and select Safe Mode with Networking .
2. Download and run RKill.

Download mirror 1 - Download mirror 2 - Download mirror 3
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click the RKill desktop icon.
It will quickly run and launch a log. If it does not launch a log, try another download link until it does.
(This tools will kill the rogue's process temporarily. As a result, act quickly and move on to the next step.)

3. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Rename the file to firefox.exe BEFORE downloading
Double-click firefox.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to
Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

then click Finish.
If an update... Read more

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Hi ,
All of a sudden , windows 7 SP1 (32bit) keep installing the same updates concerning MS Office 2007,
the updates are KB2760411 , KB2760583 , KB2760588 .
How could I fix it ? Any help appreciated ! ! !

Answer:windows keep installing the same updates

Microsoft is well aware of the issue and should offer a fix next week,

September 2013 Office Update Release - Office Sustained Engineering - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

You can leave the reoccurring updates in the queue or hide them, "ie" change the way you receive windows updates temporarily. Check for update but let me choose whether to download and install them.

Windows Update Settings - Change

How to Hide or Restore Hidden Windows Updates in Windows 7

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Gudday all
A few weeks ago I noticed 2 issues with my Windows XP Home.
1. The Window firewall warning comes up that the firewall wall is turned off despite being turned on when going to it. Eventually (5-7 mins) the warning disappears. This occurs everytime we turn the computer on.
2. We have 6 updates that always come up as needing to be installed but when we try to install the updates the computer wanders of to do it. Eventually it returns the message that these updates could not be installed.
The updates areKB975958
KB972580
KB973443
KB734475
KB974554
KB973705
If there are extra updates (i.e. > these six) the extra ones are installed successfully.
I have tried a few times to install these updates.
The computer is a desktop with XP SP3.
I also have a latop with XP Pro SP3 but have not noticed all of these issues.

I have the setting of 'Download updates, but let me choose when to install them'.

Is there anywhere in Windows that might suggest why these updates are not being installed?
I have had a look at Microsoft support pages but a search revealed nothing (I was not really sure how to phrase the question which might have make the search next to impossible).

Has anyone had this problem or similar and any suggestions? A virus has crossed my mind.

Answer:Windows updates not installing

I had this problem a few times before and have managed to solve it by downloading Microsoft Fix it 50199 from the website
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357
You may also try these websites
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_fixit_main#tab0
http://blogs.technet.com/fixit4me/default.aspx
Good luck to you.

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I like doing my updates in groups, what I don't like, is after every group update I have to restart the machine.

Is there a way or setting to pause the restart until I'm finished, and I decide I want to restart?

What about the balloon pop-up at the taskbar, is there a way to stop it from appearing?

Answer:Installing Windows Updates

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Anak


I like doing my updates in groups, what I don't like, is after every group update I have to restart the machine.

Is there a way or setting to pause the restart until I'm finished, and I decide I want to restart?

What about the balloon pop-up at the taskbar, is there a way to stop it from appearing?


Let's say that you had 15 updates and you install 5 of them (but you find a way to not restart).

Then you install 5 more and put off restarting.

Then you install the final 5 - then restart.

That is the same thing as just selecting all 15 to be installed all at once. (Correct me if I'm wrong.)

I know that lots of people suggest doing updates in small chunks... but I've not had any issues letting MS manage the updates. Maybe it because most of my experience with doing a lot of updates is within a VM.

As far as allowing more updates without restarting: I was able to do that by changing some registry values, but let's not post "solutions" like that for the general public to play with. I did my testing inside a virtual machine where there was nothing to lose.

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Hi all, I have recently been put in charge of formatting all the laptops at work before they go back on sale.

One thing that I have found frustrating is installing the drivers. I have had some laptops sitting for around 4-5 hours, just simply updating the system bit by bit, and I was wondering if there is a way to just download all the drivers at once, and do a mass install.

Doing this on 7 or 8 laptops is painful

Thanks for any help in advance :)

Answer:Installing all Windows 7 updates ate once

If they are all the same drivers or you know which ones you need, then just download them onto a Flash or DVD and then copy them onto their respective machines.

It's the downloading bit that is time consuming so by doing it that way, you only need to download them once - although video drivers can take some time installing unless you choose the express option.

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I have several machines that I am restoring for friends but I'm having a problem with windows 7 updates. I can receive and install updates all the way up to and including SP1 but as soon as SP1 is installed no more updates come down. I have left the update check running for several hours with no success. It just keeps running, I don't get any message to say no updates available. I have tried a couple of Microsoft fix it's without any success either. Is this a problem on Microsoft end or could there be something I'm doing wrong. All laptops are genuine with licence codes and Internet is working fine. If anyone has any ideas or experience with this I would be grateful.

Answer:No updates after installing Windows 7 SP1

Every sense W-10 give away started Window 7 updates have been very slow. I mean very very slow.
Members have posted from 8 hours up to over 24 hours after a Clean Install or Repair Install. It just keep searching and searching.
If it's still in the Search stage you can reboot and try updates again. If things go well you might get a Microsoft server that isn't so busy.

Have these system been activated?

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Windows 8.1 keeps getting stuck at 5% and/or fails on my windows updates. or it just sits at 5%..... Any Ideas?

Hp pavillion slimline
4 gig ram
8.1
 

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My updates are set to check and install every day at 3:00AM. I've just noticed recently that when I get on in the mornings that I have a pop up saying that updates to windows 7 had failed to install. I ignored it figuring my internet just wasn't staying connected but the last few days when I've turned it off it is powering down forever because its' installing updates or trying tp. Then when it re-starts back up; it says all updates have failed so it is reprogramming and to not unplug or power down. So today I opened up the update file and found that it has been failing to update anything for over a year. Sporadically I see one that has succeeded to install here and there but most of them are all failed. As of right now I have the following updates waiting to be installed:
 
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2838727)
Download size: 27.9 MB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=299498
Help and Support:http://support.microsoft.com
 
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Answer:Windows 7 not installing updates

I think the 0300 bit is a Microsoft fetish, I know I am something of a night bird, but even my computer is seldom on at 0300 local.
 
I think you are going to have to do these updates manually. Start by going into 'Windows Updates' and changing the setting from 'Install automatically' to 'Notify when updates are ready' then 'Check for updates' and stand back !
 
After a few minutes, you will get the message 'Updates are ready for your computer'. MS splits these into 'Important' and 'Optional' categories. You can select all of them, or just some of them, then click 'Install updates' and the downloading and installation process will go on in the background - you can be doing other work while this happens. If you are using the internet, you will notice that it's performance is reduced, thihs is because the updates are using some of your bandwidth.
 
When the installation is finished, you will get one of three messages - (1) The updates were successful, or (2) Windows needs to restart, or (3) The updates failed.
 
For (1), no further action required. For (2) just re-boot the computer. For (3), go back to 'Check for updates' and select say 10 or 15 at a time. If you then get a batch fail to install properly, it is easier and less time consuming to work out which one is causing the problem.
 
I have my updates permanently set 'Notify but don't install'
 
Hope that helps,
 
Chris Cosgrove

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I just downloaded and installed windows xp home updates on my computer. After installing, my computer restarted itself and now I can't log in. After I enter my password it says loading my settings and then promptly logs me off. I cant even log in from safe mode.

Answer:cant log on after installing windows updates

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Do you have a genuine copy of xp home windows cd for the pc?

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Having a problem with a Dell XPS 8300 and hoping someone here has the answer as I seem to have tried many potential fixes without success. Originally tried to install Office 2010 but it got about 80% of the way through and through up an error. 1935 I think. Further investigation showed that my windows updates seem to have stopped installing as well. I followed lots of advise on many websites but still had the problem. Eventually I restored the pc back to factory settings which included a format to remove any problem. Much to my surprise I am still having exactly the same issues, so far I have tried the following:-
carried out numerous Microsoft "Fix it" programs
ran sfc /scannow
turned off Mcafee
booted the pc in "clean" mode
carried out repair of Net framework
uninstalled and reloaded Net framework
reregistered update files
stopped and restarted BITS
ran the system update readiness tool
renamed the software distribution folder
Cleared the BITS queue of any current jobs
reset the contents of the catroot2 folder
checked for incorrect registry values

Probably several other fixes but can't remember them all.
At the moment the windows update wants to install the update to the windows update but after restarting the windows update it tells me it has failed. If I turn off the pc it tells me there are numerous updates to install but it goes through the list very quickly and when it check windows update after restarting they have all failed.
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Answer:Windows 7 SP1 updates not installing

I had the same problem with a win 7 computer . I then tried just downloading about ten updates at a time. This worked. Takes a little longer but they installed. I think the problem is on Microsoft update site.
 

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My computer is supposed to update itself automatically, but the little yellow shield keeps appearing in the taskbar saying it's downloading updates, but then disappearing almost straight away. I've no idea if it's downloading updates or not.

Obviously I'm a bit worried. If anyone knows what would cause this or how I could bypass it I'd be *very* grateful.

Okay, edit. I can now access Windows Update manually and it turns out I'm missing lots of security updates, which my computer should have downloaded automatically. It hasn't. Any ideas why this could be?

Thanks.

-Emma
 

Answer:I don't think my Windows Updates are installing

See if this will be of any help:

http://www.amset.info/windows/auto-updates.asp
 

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Would any of you advise turning off one's antivirus prior to installing a big Windows update, such as a service pack or the big .NET 3.5 SP1 update that Windows is now recommending as a "high priority" update for some computer users? I'm using AVG free 8. (Not the latest .233 build just yet...I'll tackle that after the .NET thing is done! The .NET is a 248 Mb download, so quite a job in itself.)

Thanks for any responses.
 

Answer:Installing Windows updates with AV on?

Generally no, and given that this is a genuine Microsoft product, no need. Anti-virus applications are detection tools and seldom impede downloading and installing software unless bugs or threats are found.
 

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I will soon be upgrading my ME machine to XP Pro, and as I am stuck with dial-up at home I have downloaded and saved to CD all the critical updates using the office BB connection. I will have to install each one separately which will take time, but I would like to know if the sequence of installation matters for each update, or can they just be installed randomly.Thanks for your help.

Answer:Installing Windows Updates.

I think you have to install them in order of oldest date 1st, and some require rebooting each time.

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Hi everyone, I've installed windows 10 9926 build....i want to upgrade to new build. While downloading updates I saw that windows is downloading 10049 professional. Updates have been downloaded. While installing updates the installation bar was showing "preparing to install updates 33%". I remember it has been 3 hours the installation progress was struck at 33%. Does anyone is facing the same issues?

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Hello,
I know this topic has been posted before and I have tried most of the suggested solutions with no success.
I resorted to restoring my PC back to it,s factory settings and for 10 days it downloaded and installed the win7 updates and then stopped doing so. I used the club FixWU program to no avail as it still does not work. Running Belarc Advisor indicates that certain important updates are missing. As Microsoft have now finished their support for Win7 does this mean that the updates are no longer accessible to download. If so is there a dispositery somewhere where they are held and can be downloaded and manually installed?
Many thanks for taking the time to read this.
Regards,
Sid.

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hello,
I am having some issues with windows update. The last couple weeks every time i shut down my laptop, there is a message in the screen " installing updates 1/1". I must let you know that in the past i always had my laptop on sleep mode, as a result i missed some updates. Moreover, sometimes because i was in a hurry despite the fact that windows mentioned that i must not power off the laptop when installing updates, i did.

Thank you for your time and patience

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Hi All..

I'm not sure if I'm in the right catagory for this question. Slap my hands if I am!I'm far from being a computer Guru, more or less a computer Dork I'm using Win XP and ie explorer. I under stand what Win updates are, OK! But am concerned about updating to service Pak 3, because I have heard about a lot of problems with it and folks having to do a complete re install after updating, etc, I have had a icon in my task that keeps popping up and saying, Up dates are ready for your computer.Click icon to install these updates.

I have a fear that one of them may be Service Pak 3, and I don't want to install it at this time. I'm also a afraid that it will start an Automaitc install of the updates.I do have Service Pak 3 that I ordered from MS, but don't want to mess with it at this time either.

My question is..?Is there a way I can find out just what updates they before getting stuck with a Auto install I can't stop if I click on the icon??? As told by others I have went to Control Panel, and opened WIn updates, and it says I have 2 updates ready for install, but it doesn't say what they are. Am open for any advice or Help how I find out what updates they are before installing them..

Thanks Anyone..
Swaneyjoe
 

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I am having issues with installing updates on Windows 7 x64. The start menu always has "Shut down and install updates", I click to install and sometimes the system says installing and then just hangs and sometimes it says it has installed the 2 updates. However when I turn the machine back on the same "Shut down and install updates" message is there. This has been going on everyday for the best part of 6 months.

Any suggestions please?

Many thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 not installing updates

Hello,

Try deleting the old updates and trying again, Delete Windows update files to regain hard-drive space - CNET, as sometimes this can force computer to hang.

Also try installing your updates through control panel, and see how that works.

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Dell Inspiron One 2305
4.00 gb memory - AMD Athlon II x2 250u processor
On 4/13, I downloaded and successfully installed 13 windows security updates. On 4/16, I thought I would run a Disk Cleanup since it had been a while. On 4/17, I received notice that 2 important windows upates (3019978 & 3075220) were ready to download and install. After trying to do the install, they both failed. Many times I tried to no avail. I then thought maybe the disk cleanup removed some file I needed for this process. I then ran a system restore back to 4/13 and prior to the disk cleanup. It took about an hour for that process to complete but it did and now system runs a little slower but it runs. Unfortunately, the system restore did not solve the update install problem. They still fail and I am in a loop now where they keep showing up and asking to be installed before shutdown. I have tried a few fixes on my own: Services -- where you reset the update services process. No deal. Microsoft FixIt tool. No deal. Troubleshoot problems - no deal. Would taking it back to prior 4/13 with system restore do any good? Could some help be offered for this dilemma?? Thank you.MWB premium and Avast Free anti-virus - also Malware anti-exploit free

Answer:Windows updates not installing

Thank you. I managed to get a solution from Microsoft so all is solved.

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I'm trying to install some Windows updates but they just won't install. All it says is that some updates could not be installed and it lists the updates. Just for reference, the updates are:

Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows XP (KB950760)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 (KB923689)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0 (KB928365)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB950762)
Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)
Update for Windows XP (KB942763)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951698)
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP (KB950759)
Security Update for Windows XP (KB951376)

Yes, this is a legit version and it is activated. I had no problem installing updates until a couple of weeks ago. Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

Try this: http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fixTick the following boxes:Fix Windows UpdatesStop ServicesRegister WUAU DLLsStart ServicesClick GoGoes without saying that you should ensure that you have recent backups or set system restore point, just in case, although this tool has never caused me any problems, just solved them

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Hello all I thought I had an infection and had things check by Billy O'Neil. My topic. He recommended I come here.During the update process following Billy's request I could not get the following updates to install, neither as a bundle or individually. Security Update for Windows XP with Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 and 11 (KB941569)Update for Windows XP (KB951978)Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB939683)Security Update for Windows Media Player 11 for Windows XP (KB936782)Update for Windows Media Format 11 SDK for Windows XP (KB929399)

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

One of the following may help:KB 943144, Updates Not Installed From WinUpdate After Repair - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943144 PC Hell How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install - http://www.pchell.com/support/windows_upda...t_install.shtml You cannot install some updates or programs - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 Louis

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Hi Everyone!
My Windows Vista updates arent installing. Whenever i try to manually update it, it gives the following error:
Windows could not search for new updates
Errors found:
Code 800736B1

Any help please?!!! Thank You!

 

Answer:Windows Updates not installing

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Windows notifies me that there are updates available. When I select to install the updates it takes a long time and I get a message stating that windows has detected that my computer is running on battery power and to plug my computer into an outlet. I get this message even when my computer is plugged into an AC outlet at the beginnig of the update dowload attept.

What could be the problem? I had to have Windows 7 reinstalled on my computer by someone at a local charitable company but I've noticed little weird things that didn't happen when I had my original version. Internet sessions closing suddenly and cursor skipping around the page eventhough I updated my touchpad drivers.

Any help with these issues is greatly apprecieated

Answer:Windows Updates not installing

At the outset you could seek the help of the person who installed Windows 7. That said the other way out is to reinstall Windows 7 with your original genuine DVD yourself.

But before you do that, please check that the installed copy of Windows 7 is genuine. If you find that it is genuine then please make the downloading and installation of the updates automatic. Wait for a day or two and check if all the updates are installed. If yes then leave the settings as they are and take no further action except keep using the computer normally.

If not then please reinstall Windows as suggested in the opening para.

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Sorry if this is a repost I could not find an article on this but I cant believe I am the only one with this problem.
I want to control when Windows installs updates not have it done for me. Yesterday I had my sales people sitting on their hands because Windows decided to download and install updates.
Just to be clear, I do not want the updates to even download until I tell it to. Any assistance would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows 10 installing updates

What version of W10 are you running?
on some versions you have control over the updates
But on others , very limited as to what you can control - although the latest updates gives a little more control over when to restart the PC
a 12hr window during the day

https://www.howtogeek.com/224471/how-to-prevent-windows-10-from-automatically-downloading-updates/
Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 have access to group policy and registry settings for this, but even Home editions of Windows 10 give you a way to stop updates from automatically downloading.Click to expand...
 

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i just got a used quad desktop, i think it has a fresh windows 7 install, as one of the updates was sp1 : windows keeps installing new updates ? is this normal ? i bought this computer 5 days ago, been through about 3 rounds of updates; i was playing a game yesterday when i had told the windows message to postpone the update installation for the max of 4 hrs, i got a blue screen during the game, i don't know if it was the game or the postponed updates; the computer seems fine , other than this situation; call of duty 4 (demo) crashed once, i restarted it in safe-mode and seems ok; what can i do ? thanks

Answer:windows keeps installing updates ?

how do i 'uninstall installed updates ' ? i checked the control panel, uninstall section , i didn't find any 'installed updates' ? windows keeps trying to install updates; discussion from google seach said to uninstall installed updates, then re-install 64-bit version of updates kb2647753; i can't find the installed updates, to uninstall them, before i install kb2647753 ? thanks

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hello,I am having some issues with windows update. The last couple weeks every time i shut down my laptop, there is a message in the screen " installing updates 1/1". I must let you know that in the past i always had my laptop on sleep mode, as a result i missed some updates. Moreover, sometimes because i was in a hurry despite the fact that windows mentioned that i must not power off the laptop when installing updates, i did. Thank you for your time and patience

Answer:windows keeps installing updates

The hack that I am I'd system restore before that point. There's probably a smarter more elaborate way of doing things. When you do restore it will try to update again I think.

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Hi all,for the last week or so I've not been able to install updates on my pc. It gets to the update screen after you click to shut down and it gets stuck on installing update 1 of 8, I've left it a good 6 hours and it's still on 1 of 8. I've tried updating via the microsoft website using the link in the automatic updates section of the control panel and it still gets stuck.I have a fast pc and a genuine windows copy that is registered... any suggestions anyone?

Answer:Windows Updates Not Installing

Been having the same trouble my selfHere are two tips I have been passedThe uninstall and reinstall I have done but don't yet know the result-------------------------o0o-------------------Unregister Windows Installer, and then reregister Windows Installer. To do this, follow these steps:1. On the "Start" menu, click "Run:.2. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /unreg", and then press ENTER.3. On the "Start" menu, click "Run".4. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /regserver", and then press ENTER.Alsoclick hereIn the unred and re reg not that spaces they seem relevant[ie msiexec space /regserver]

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The following updates are not installing on my Windows 7 32 bit laptop:

KB2973351 KB2952664
KB2973337
I have tried everything from Ccleaner to the Readiness Tool and scanned my SFC files and got this:
Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_1_for_KB2952664~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.3.mum
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_3_for_KB2952664~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.3.mum
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2952664_SP1~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.3.mum
(f) CBS MUM Missing 0x00000002 servicing\Packages\Package_for_KB2952664~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.1.1.3.mum

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Kalimba.mp3 x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 desktop.ini x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Maid with the Flaxen Hair.mp3 x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_aa2ab686137b7805
(f) CSI Payload File Missing 0x00000000 Sleep Away.mp3 x86_microsoft-windows-musicsamples_31bf3856ad364... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Updates not installing

By the looks of it, you've been using Advanced System Destruction Care.

I'll post a fix for the package errors a bit later, and a second for the payload files after that. (Have to set up a different VM for x86)

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I've got windows Xp and service pack 2 installed. Up till a few weeks ago I was getting the auto updates from windows. Then I had some problems with java updates. I was told that windows installer needed to be reinstalled, which I did, no luck with java updates, but then I was getting windows updates when I shut down, saying they would be installed before windows closes. This has happened 3 times so far and the updates have not been installed . I tried a manual install and I was told to update the window installer which I did. I thought I had downloaded several security patches but after each was downloaded they failed to install. Then I tried service pack 3 and it seemed to download  but afterwords it said it too had failed to install. I am stumped.Any advice appreciatedThanks

Answer:Windows updates not installing

The quoted response courtesy of 8Bamboos.QuoteRe-register the Windows Update DLL with the commands belowClick Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.Type the following commands. Press ENTER after each command.regsvr32 wuapi.dllregsvr32 wuaueng.dllregsvr32 wuaueng1.dllregsvr32 wucltui.dllregsvr32 wups.dllregsvr32 wups2.dllregsvr32 wuweb.dllAttempt to run Windows UpdateIt worked for others with the same problem.Good luck

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Hello,
I have a dell e7250 laptop that refuses to install updates (specifically IE11 and it's prerequisites). I have ensured that the laptop is in the proper OU in AD to receive updates.  I have restarted the Windows Update service and run wuauclt
/resetauthorization /detectnow.  I have tried to install IE11 manually but it fails out as the prerequisites will not install.  I have been receiving code 80073701 and for IE 9C59.  My research shows that SP1 has been improperly installed
or is corrupted.  We would like to avoid rebuilding this machine from scratch as it is in a remote location. 

Does anyone have a solution other than wiping the machine and starting from scratch?

Thanks,
Leanna

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