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Windows 7 Extended Security Updates and WSUS

Q: Windows 7 Extended Security Updates and WSUS

With extended support ending January 14th, 2020 for Windows 7 and MS's Extended Security Updates thru January 2023 - does anyone know how that will work if we are using a WSUS server for distributing updates? Does anyone know if we would just have to pay
for the WSUS server(s) for extended security updates or how will that work? I can't seem to find any information on that.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Extended Security Updates and WSUS

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I spoke with the VLSC and they told me that to be able to install ESUs onto windows 7 installations that we would need to do the following:

Purchase a single licenses of Windows 10 with software assurance to get imaging rights and downgrade supportReimage each windows 7 system in the curstomer environment with the volume license service center windows 7 image iso

I would expect the updates since they are basically downloaded from a portal to install on pretty much any current install of Windows 7.  Am I correct that we would be able to have the MSP (assuming they have software that can deploy the ESUs) push
out the updates downloaded from the ESU portal to our clients current Windows 7 OEM installs or is VLSC correct in that every system would have to be reinstalled with a new volume license image before the ESUs could be installed on the system?

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When support ended for Windows XP Professional SP3 in April 2014, it was announced that extended support would be available for it until April 2019 - another 5 years.

With support ending for Windows 7 SP1 in January 2020, it has been announced that extended support will be available for it until January 2023 - another 3 years.

This is newly-released information, so details and pricing have not yet been made available.

Note: It appears to apply only to Windows 7 Professional/Enterprise users, so Windows 7 Home Premium/Ultimate users appear to be out of luck.


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On a client with Windows 7 32 bits the following security updates fail to install. They all fail with error 80070663. The other updates do install normally. Can anyone help me please? Thanks in advance

KB3114833 InfoPath 2013
KB3114829 Outlook 2013
KB3115025 Word 2013
KB3114944 Skype for Business 2015
KB3114735 Access 2013
KB3114946 InfoPath 2013
KB3115039 OneDrive for Business
KB3115031 Outlook 2013
KB3114831 Skype for Business 2015
I tried to do the following:

1. Shut down the laptop
2. The same error occurred when I tried manually
3. C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log says:"1268  215c  REPORT EVENT: {895F2058-A7B1-4AE5-97BF-DC66D7940134}  1  98  101  {093D54FD-35CD-4271-A51B-5AB0EB47BA96}  202  80070663  Installation Failure: Windows failed
to install the following update with error 0x80070663: Security Update for Skype for Business 2015 (KB3114944) 32-Bit Edition.
4. Tried MS Fixit "Automatically reset Windows Update Components".
5. Ran MS EasyFix50302.msi.

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Microsoft is investigating public reports of a non-security issue that prevents the distribution of any updates deployed through Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 or Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 1 to client systems that have Microsoft Office 2003 installed in their environment. Microsoft is aware of reports from customers who are experiencing this issue.microsoft.com/technetThe Microsoft Security Response Center

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we only do WSUS Security updates at work, and I need to MANUALLY download the update to MS Malware Protection Engine to get to version 1.1.10701.0. everything I find says windows update - can't do it.  I need a URL to go to that has the definition
to download, every URL I find only has information regarding it. I need a URL to download the update. Any help would be appreciated.

A:need to download MS Malware Protection Engine / we use Security updates only in WSUS

Like below article description, the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine is running in these products:

Microsoft Forefront Client Security Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Microsoft Forefront Security for SharePoint Service Pack 3 Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Service Pack 1 Microsoft Malicious Software Removal ToolMicrosoft Security Essentials Microsoft Security Essentials Prerelease Windows Defender for Windows 8 Windows Defender for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Defender Offline Windows Intune Endpoint Protection
Thus you only could update it via these products as its description. This article provides information about how to update the Malware Protection Engine. Please read it as reference:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2510781/en-usKaren Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi, I have an issue with Windows 8.1 clients using WSUS.
I have had a GPO set up to apply to All my computers in my domain, majority of them are Win 7 and WSUS is working perfectly, updates are downloaded and installed automatically and when user shut down, they have the install updates and shutdown option.
Settings in the GPO are: auto download and schedule the install everyday at 10am from a local WSUS server.
These settings as stated are working perfectly fine on Win 7 clients and updates are installed with no user intervention.
However, with the Windows 8.1 clients, the updates are downloaded to the machines from the WSUS server but they are not installed on the computer. There is no option to update and restart or update and shutdown they just sit in Control Panel\Windows Update
until someone manually goes in and clicks install updates.
I have installed the required updates onto my WSUS server for Win 8.1
I have ensured the GPO is applying to the machine which it is, i have also tried settings the 'Install during automatic maintenance' option in the same policy and configuring all options under maintenance scheduler and still nothing.
I can see that the settings are applying to machines via RSOP and the settings are set and unchangeable in teh relevant areas of Windows.
Automatic Maintenance runs and the time and date stamp for last run time changes but the updates are not installed as part of this and they are still sat in Windows Updates with the 'Install Upd... Read more

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My computer is on an AD domain and we have a WSUS server serving updates. However only certain categories of updates are auto approved so typically what I used to do with windows 7 is every once in a while click "Check for updates from microsoft" and this would bypass WSUS and reach out to microsoft for updates. Now this Windows 10 install USED TO have that button but it does not anymore. How can I restore this functionality as I am sure there are plenty of non-critical updates for Windows 10 over the lats few months that I am missing. I am a local/domain admin so access is not an issue.

Thanks in advance

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when I update my Win7 clients monthly after the Tuesday patchday with the newest WSUS Updates from Microsoft it takes up to 5 hours until the client has detected the needed updates. During this time there is no high CPU or disk utilization.
Win8.1 or WinSrv 2012 R2 clients only take 5-10 minutes for the same process. All machines get the updates from a Win2012R2 WSUS within a local network (1GBit).
How can I reduce this time for Win7 clients?

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Hi IT folks,
I'm currently facing a 'weird' problem with my Windows 8.1 WSUS clients. Server OS WSUS clients are all reporting back to my WSUS server, but for unknown reason, Windows 8.1 WSUS clients are not. A few days ago, all WSUS clients are able to download both
Windows Defender (WD) AV definitions and Windows Update, now only WD AV definition updates are successful.
WD AV definitions are auto-approve in WSUS, the rest are <g class="gr_ gr_132 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="132" id="132">manually</g> gets approved. I've already
tried using Windows Update Troubleshooter and said it has fixed few problems - tried to check for updates, still gets stuck with 'checking for updates...'.
OS in my environment:
WS 2012/2016 - working well both AV definitions and Windows Update
W8.1 - only downloading of AV definitions is working

akosijesyang - the conqueror

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Today whilst doing a clean W7 SP1 Reinstall and a W10 Pro Reinstall, for some reason on both machines somehow the windows update was not fully functional.

A bit of research and came across this tool, which downloaded the relevant updates (progress in command line window):
WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection

Using "WSUS Offline Update", you can update any computer running Microsoft Windows and Office safely, quickly and without an Internet connection.
Please note the patch coverage information.Click to expand...

Edit: When before downloading, select folder for USB (so updates are in the folder).

Then launch the exe inside the created folder.

Also works for W8.1 as well as Office versions etc.

A:Windows Updates Offline - WSUS Offiline Update

@Inkurax - this is good infos. Thanks.

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Hi, I want to configure win7 Home Premium to get it's updates from a WSUS server, but there is no gpedit.msc. How do I achieve this..


A:Configuring windows 7 Home Premium for WSUS Updates

Quote: Originally Posted by bugzee

Hi, I want to configure win7 Home Premium to get it's updates from a WSUS server, but there is no gpedit.msc. How do I achieve this..


There is no gpedit.msc in Home,it is only in Proffesional and Ultimate

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I have several Win7 x64 SP1 clients on a private network not connected to the internet. Other machines on the network are downloading updates OK. They have all been running for a few years now andconnecting to a WSUS server (version 3-2.7600.226, install
type 1) on windows Server 2008 R2 to receive updates.
A while back some of the PCs stopped reporting to the WSUS server and now will not update at all. I have tried connecting directly to the Internet and no matter what I try I cannot get them to update.
I have extracts from the WindowsUpdate log, Windows Error Report, I have run the WSUS Diagnostic Tool and have also tried to re-install dot net 3.5 and 3.5 sp1.
The various outputs and reports follow:


2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 1208 AU #############
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 1208 AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 1208 AU #########
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 1208 AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {E9B6EBE7-F76D-43EE-98AE-7C23BA4AB42B}]
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 13f4 Agent *************
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 13f4 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 13f4 Agent *********
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 13f4 Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
2016-08-05 14:33:25:708 1288 13f4 Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and DeploymentAct... Read more

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I am a network manager in a school in Australia, we have Windows 2012R2 Domain and we have a BYOD program for our students and staff. The staff are using Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 & 10) (not domain members) and the students are using an Acer Windows
8.1 & 10 Home device.
Windows Updates are a real problem as we have a relatively small internet bandwidth updates are constantly taking up a large portion of it. This is creating problems with the surface 3's as well, as we have docks on each desk to mirror to TV's and Data projectors,
but the dock won't work during an active update.
The question is can I put in a WSUS server that will serve Windows Updates to Windows 8.1 & 10 Home & non domain member Surface Pros that connect to our network to manage Windows Updates locally?
If this can be done can I get some information of how?

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Considering we have to deploy workstations wit MDT, we wander what should be the more efficient way :

- we tryed to apply convenience rollup then WSUS in MDT process = about 45 to 50 mns from a Windows 7 SP1 source
- we tryed to apply WSUS in MDT process = about 50 mns from a Windows 7 SP1 source (quite logical)
We saw that it was possible to include updates directly in WIM, may it be faster : as all of updates have to be applied we don't think so, but we prefer ask.

So what should be the best and fastest way to deploy an up to date Windows 7 workstation today :

- source + rollup + WSUS
- source + WSUS
- source with updates included ?

We do not want to include then re-capture image for the moment.


Emmanuel IT

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Hello. I am running WSUS 3.0 on a 2003 server. It is syncing and not finding any updates since 3/17/07 which can't be right. When I go out to the Windows update site it only finds a IE 7.0 update.

Any ideas on what to look for?
Your help is appreciated.

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There was an Office vulnerability that was fixed with the April patch Tuesday in an Office update, but we've had trouble making sure all users have the updated Office patch as N-Central(our patch management tool) doesn't always list what build/patch Office
is currently running accurately.

We do know all our PCs have the April/May security updates. Is the Office Update combined into the big monthly one?

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I've been using the new extended disk cleanup for over a year now with no problems. Occasionally it will find Windows Updates that have been superseded, and remove them. Yay!!

BUT, upon using Disk Cleanup yesterday, it removed 4 RECENT, REQUIRED updates that had to be re-installed.

It removed:
2 Windows Security Updates from February 2015 (KB3004375 and KB3031432)
1 IE Cumulative Update from February 2015 (KB3021952)
1 IE Cumulative Update from March 2015 (only 2 days old) (KB3032359)

Even after reinstalling them, the 2 Security Updates did not "take" and had to be RE-RE-installed.

So, something has recently been broken as far as Disk Cleanup being able to reliably decide which updates are safe to delete.

-Win7 64-bit Home Premium
-AMD laptop that has previously never had any windows update problems or glitches

EDIT: more info for the truly interested, Windows "knew" the updates had been mistakenly removed, because immediately after rebooting, but before even having a network connection, WU appeared in the system tray and said "4 updates are available"

A:FYI: Extended Disc Cleanup has started killing recent Windows Updates

Yes, I have had the same problem. Those updates were installed in my case in Feb 15 & I ran Win Disc Clean Up yesterday & this morning Windows Updates reinstalled them again.

It seems that Update Clean Up may be removing some updates that it shouldn't or there is something in the updates that are not shielded from removal.

I will just keep this in mind for future reference, in case it happens again.

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A client which is in a domain environment is not able to detect any approved updates from the WSUS server. The search for available updates takes too long. This problem does not occur on other clients.

The folder "SoftwareDistribution" has already been removed, even the file "WindowsUpdate.log". The services BITS and WUAUSERV have been restarted. The tool "Windows Update Diagnostics Tool" has been executed, too. The firewall
is disabled.

I also tried those instructions:

All solutions failed. Even the command "wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow".

After executing the WSUS Client Diagnostics Tool, I received the following error:

Checking Machine StateChecking for admin rights to run tool . . . . . . . . . PASSAutomatic Updates Service is running. . . . . . . . . . PASSBackground Intelligent Transfer Service is not running. PASSGetFileVersion(szEngineDir,&susVersion) failed with hr=0x80070002The system cannot find the file specified.

How can I fix this error? Thank you for your answers in advance.

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Hi everyone ,
We are facing issue in WSUS server , Our environment as follows :
WSUS Server : windows 2012 RS
WSUS Version :  6.3.9600.18694
clients : windows7,8,10
Actually  from the WSUS server we are not getting any error messages , for testing purpose we created one test group on wsus server and moved one lpatop which is having windows10.
we approved some updates and went to client and clicked on updates .
After search its showing that your machine is up to date and managed by group policy.(group policy has been configured).
Now after that we executed Get-windowsupdate-Log on the client and generated log file.In that file we can see lot of failed messages and errors.
I am attaching the file for more clear Info.
kindly some one help me in fixing this.
link for log file on client
Thanks & Regards


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I am using the guide (xls/csv) to find relevant updates for the products that I am interested in. I have noticed some differences between the guide and security updates that are listed in WSUS server. For example, following updates are in my WSUS server
but not in the May 2018 guide:

Security Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011253) 32-Bit Edition and 64-Bit edition as well2018-05 Security Monthly Quality Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 for x86-based Systems (KB4103718) and x64-based as well
Is there some reason for not listing these in the guide?

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I had been tinkering with a batch file to update my WIM files with patches using DISM and a fully patched machine.  I ran into a problem were Express Install Packages were present, and therefore, not being injected.  I wanted something a bit more

Then I found this PowerShell method using WSUS for VHD's and re-purposed it for patching WIM's.
param (
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$WimPath,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$MountDir,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$WsusServerName,
[Int32]$WsusServerPort = 8530,
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true)] [string]$WsusContentPath,
[string]$LogFile = "$WimPath-dism.log",
[switch]$Confirm = $False,
[switch]$WhatIf = $False

if ($Debug) {
$global:DebugPreference = "Continue"
Write-Debug "Debug messages enabled."
} else {
$global:DebugPreference = "SilentlyContinue"
if ($Verbose) {
$global:VerbosePreference = "Continue"
Write-Debug "Verbose messages enabled."
} else {
$global:VerbosePreference = "SilentlyContinue"

Set-StrictMode -Version 2

Write-Debug "Performing sanity checks ..."
if (-Not $(Test-Path "$WimPath")) {
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A:Using WSUS repository and DISM to inject updates into WIM

Never did get the PowerShell version to work.  In the end, the process I'm using is:

Install VLS Windows 7 to VM. (Or Custom WIM)Scan run WSUS update (with nothing approved).After machine reports back, approve everything except .NET 4.x, Silverlight, and IE 9, 10, and 11.Re-scan machine, repeat steps 3 and 4 until no more updates show as needed.From DISM CMD, mount WIM.  (dism /mount-wim /wimfile:C:\MDT\WIM\install.wim /mountdir:C:\Mount /index:1)Run command: Start /w for /R \\virtualmachine\C$\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\ %f in (*.cab) do DISM /image:C:\Mount /add-package /packagepath:"%f"When completed, dismount and commit. (Dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:C:\Mount /commit)Replace install.wim in MDT OS Sources folder.

"Most" updates are already applied when the updated WIM is installed.WSUS is necessary to prevent Express Install Files typically fetched from Windows Update.There's no place like

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Hello Everyone,
We have around 100 systems in our Labs using Windows 7 x64
Downloading and Installing updates for each one of them will eat away our bandwidth.It's already slow ,here in India.
I was wondering whether we can host a proxy which would download updates and save it.The computers on the network can then check for updates on the proxy server and download them rather than visiting microsoft.com.
Is this possible?
Need your advice!

A:How do I download and install updates on a network without using WSUS?

Hello Saurav, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could download the MSU files for the updates to be able to use to install the updates with the MSU files on each PC.

Windows Update - Download Standalone MSU Installer File

Hope this helps,

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I was under the impression even non admins can have their PC's updated with WSUS but when I log in as a general user onto a machine I never get any kind of update prompt or download but the minute I log on as an admin I get the hourglass and the update downloads and then I get the prompt telling me the updates are ready to be installed.

How do I get this updating when non admins are logged in?

A:WSUS pushes updates to computer when admin logs in only?

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Hi Guys ,

i am getting below error after completed WSUS setup 
i did below setup before wsus configure please let me know i f i am wrong 
Setup :-
SSMS-Setup-ENU   management studio 
SQLEXPR_x64_ENU  Sqler 2012 serv

Error :- 
Content file download failed.
Reason: The server did not return the file size. The URL might point to dynamic content. The Content-Length header is not available in the server's HTTP reply.
Source File: /d/msdownload/update/software/secu/2016/02/windows6.1-kb3139940-x64_d5c014c13e8c40c867dbdde6ae053f1f1e41126e.cab 
Destination File: D:\WSUS\WsusContent\6E\D5C014C13E8C40C867DBDDE6AE053F1F1E41126E.cab

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Hey guys,

Being the IT guy at work, I upgraded myself (actually did a fresh reinstall) to Windows 10 Enterprise build 1607. Hoping I could find any potential problems before the rest of the company gets it - they're still on 1511.

We have a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server running on Server 2012 R2 that I have configured and essentially left alone for several months - it automatically approves "critical" and "security" updates, and the rest I have to approve/deny manually (like the version upgrades)

I've noticed that since installing the build a couple weeks ago, NO updates have been installed at all! And I tried to do them manually, it seems they get to 98% "downloading" and then just sit there for hours and nothing happens.

But what's stranger is that I don't see the "search online for updates" option that the other clients would show - which is how you know it's configured to connect to WSUS instead of Microsoft directly.

Here's what my Updates page looks like:
We also have, in the Group Policy settings, the auto-restart time as 3am and to install them automatically (the reverse of what I've seen others on this forum want to do)

As you can see here my update history is blank...
I've tried cleaning the update cache (by stopping the service and deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder) and that didn't help. Several reboots later and still no updates, they just get stuck at 98%.

I notice this
Shouldn't t... Read more

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Dear Team,
Can some one assist on how to check the data integrity between the downloaded microsoft patches in local WSUS server to microsoft wsus server
For example, if microsoft released the single latest patch and uploaded the patch in there WSUS server. Once uploaded then local WSUS server will fetch the patch and download it. Once the download is completed then how I would check the data integrity between
downloaded patch and available patch in microsoft wsus server

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Hi Guys,
With the new Second Edition of Security Update Guide, it is difficult to follow all updates on all OS's. All KB articles are listed on all Servers version.
Before, with the Microsoft Security Bulletin, it was possible to properly approve required patches on all versions of OS's on (WSUS 3.0 SP2) on a single click. But now each KB should be approved one-by-one.
Do you have a remedy to this?


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

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

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

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

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

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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

A:Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

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

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

A:Security Updates and general Updates for Windows XP

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I read that Microsoft quit updating Windows 7 last year, which explains why there have been no updates on my PC for over a year. I would like to continue receiving security updates somehow. How can I keep my Windows 7 PC secure? I have Avast and Malwarebytes, but I have not been running scans every day. Is it still OK for me to use sites that save credit card numbers, like Amazon?

Thank you!

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Hi. I've been an IT student for a while now but I don't have more than an overview of Servers. Can a server control any policies on it's clients without using group policies and active directory? I'm trying to understand configuring clients to use a WSUS server when you can't use active directory. Instead, would you have to configure each individual client, using local group policy, to update from the WSUS instead of the Update website? Thank you for any help. Shannon.

A:Windows 7 and WSUS

Hi Shanon Welcome to TSF

WSUS is windows update system that will monitor updates released by MS and tell you so you can approve or decline updates before they are applied to all the Computers in your domain environment so instead of computers going out to MS site and looking up updates and then downloading them individually they will be looking at the WSUS server and WSUS will download updates one time and then apply to rest of the computers (saves bandwidth)
As for WSUS and group policy - WSUS gets updates - GPO created for WSUS will dictate which updates will go to which workstation in which OU
Again this does not mean that client can't open up Windows update from Control panel and hit the link to "check online for updates from MS Update" and download whatever they feel like

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Can someone point me to resources that talk about how to manage Windows security updates for X number of hosts on a local network?

To be specific, I manage a 30 node private network (XP pro sp3)at my place of business. I have all "autoupdates" turned off on all machines so as not to use up bandwidth in the event a large service pack is made available and all nodes do an update at the same time.

I want to find out if there is a way to manage updates by either downloading the updates to one server and pointing the Desktops to that server, or managing when each individual machine will perform an update from one location.

A:Windows Security Updates

<<...so as not to use up bandwidth in the event a large service pack is made available and all nodes do an update at the same time.>>

Since SPs are rather infrequent...and well-publicized before release...I don't know if I would adopt that line of thought. XP has had 3 in 8 years of availability to the public.


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Hi, hopefully someone can help and advise how I overcome this problem.  I successfully registered for windows 10 upgrade which has been downloaded to my PC but I'm not in the position to install the new Windows. However I still want to install the recent windows 7 updates which came in on the 8th September. How can I do this with out installing Windows 10.

A:Windows 7 Security Updates

Hello.  I am still on Windows 7 as well.  What I have been doing, with both the August and September "Black Tuesday" Windows updates, was/is go to the Optional Updates section and uncheck Windows 10 update, then I go to the Important updates and check all of the Windows 7 updates and install them.  I have not had any issues.  It has worked both times.
I am hanging off on doing the Windows 10 update for now, waiting for it to become a bit more stable, even though I have "reserved" my copy.
Hope this helps, and have a great day.

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Is there a way to get just security updates in windows?
I don't want feature and other updates

A:Is there a way to get just security updates in windows?

You could try O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10 that stop lots. As long as you are using Windows 10.

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Microsoft Security Updates CD (Free)

"MS have finally announced the release of this CD which will update all version of Windows from Win98. It contains SP1 for XP as an example, as well as many more recent critical updates to about October 2003 - and it is free.
This CD is only available for Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, and Windows 98 Second Edition (SE).

Apparently the UK version is not available from the above url.

The UK version can be ordered from this url however you will need a NET Passport to order it.


According to the web page it also includes trial versions of Antivirus & firewall software for those without those applications

I recommend everybody to order it, especially if you have problems getting to update due to slower connections

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I just updated my computer's security updates.

Then I reviewed the list of security updates and noticed that 32-bit Security Update for MS Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 editions installed but my computer is 64-bit.

What should I do?

And what is "safe" to remove in the list?

A:MS Windows Security Updates for 32-Bit not 64-Bit

Windows 7 does not have SP-3.

What method did you use to get updates for Windows 7.
What was SP-3 update for.

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Hello -

I just went to the Windows update page and was told I couldn't access the update because I didn't have administration rights. It suggested I go to my Control Panel, User Accounts and have a look see. It had only two listings: My name under which "computer administrator" was written and Guest which was turned off.

I'm guessing, but this might be happening from when I logged on in the safe mode yesterday and logged on under my name. I was given two options: administrator and my name. Was I suppose to log in as the administrator? Is that why I can't access Windows Updates?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Can't get Windows Security Updates

Hi. Me again. I just logged in as Administrator in the safe mode and that didn't help. Thanks.

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My operating system is WIN XP Home(SP2). It is NOT a pirated copy but came already installed in the Medion M3 Composer 4215 PC when I purchased it. I have attempted over the last three days, to download the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) however these downloads failed. The security updates released by MS on Tuesday 13 June were downloaded without problem but again the Genuine Advantage Notification download failed.
Can someone please suggest any way I may overcome this problem. TYI, mchaggis.

A:Windows Security Updates

See if any of the info on the following MS Sites will help:Contact Us http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=genuine? 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Terms of Use http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/piracy/activation_faq.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/genuine/

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I never installed Windows service pack 2 because I heard there were lots of problems with it. Can I still install Security Updates even though I don't have windows service pack 2 installed????

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I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Pro and tried to get the latest MS security updates--but the procedure
just stalled out with no conclusion...

Do security updates for Win 7 Pro get acquired by a route different from the normal Win 7
procedure of direct download?

A:Windows 7 Pro Security Updates?

Your post has insufficient detail to assist
Please copy and paste to your reply the information in the white box when you run this

Include please the make and full model of the computer if branded

From which OS did you upgrade to 7 Pro and indeed where was the upgrade media from

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Are Windows 7 Pro security updates still available. 
Last night performed a check for windows updates and after several hours no results. 
I have notice this with several other Windows 7 machines.

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Sometimes after re-starting the computer after receiving Windows security updates my date/clock will be thrown off. It will also change my e-mail from OutLook Express to Microsoft Office OutLook.

How come ???

Thanks for your time,

A:Windows Security Updates

Anyone ??

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Review and install updates Total items selected: (2)
Security Update for Windows XP (823980)
Download size: 1.2 MB, 4 minutes
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise a computer running Microsoft® Windows® and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Read more...

821557: Security Update (Windows XP)
Download size: 5.1 MB, 16 minutes
An identified security issue in Microsoft Windows could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows-based system and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could execute code on the system. By installing this update, you can help protect your computer. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

MS03-028 : Flaw in ISA Server Error Pages Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting Attack (816456)

MS03-027 : Unchecked Buffer in Windows Shell Could Enable System Compromise (821557)

MS03-026 : Buffer Overrun In RPC Interface Could Allow Code Execution (823980)



A:Security Updates for Windows XP

I posted an article that may be of use to those looking to close this:


Hope it helps...


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Hello, i was wondering how i can locate and delete any single update that has been downloaded by Windows Security Update. i would like to delete one of the updates, it has not yet been installed, just downloaded. whenever i try to install any updates, it tries to install that one i don't want first, so i was wondering how i could delete it.....it doesn't give me the option of choosing which of the downloaded updates i can install. so could someone please tell me how to locate a security update?

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