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Will an In-Place Dist Upgrade of Windows (with Windows Updates) Prevent Uninstalling Microsoft Spy updates later?

Q: Will an In-Place Dist Upgrade of Windows (with Windows Updates) Prevent Uninstalling Microsoft Spy updates later?

There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers.

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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Preferred Solution: Will an In-Place Dist Upgrade of Windows (with Windows Updates) Prevent Uninstalling Microsoft Spy updates later?

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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.)


There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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It's my understanding that Microsoft Updates/Upgrades will create the folder C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\ and should clean it up after the upgrade/update is done.  However, on many occasions
with various flavors/versions of Windows, I have found that not to be the case.  Is Microsoft aware of this and, if so, is there a plan to fix that?

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

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

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

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

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

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

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

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

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

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I have found a new flaw on this issue. It turns out that if IE is NOT the default browser, the option to move from Windows only to MS Updates will be missing! I guess this is part of the improved customer experience. This is after the site is added in compatibility
We were unable to get Office updated with Chrome as the default brower. Even using IE and pasting in the Windows update link directly in, the option to use MS Update is hidden. For what possible purpose?
Simply by setting IE as the default and using the EXACT SAME LINK, the option is now present. Wow! Really?
I hope this saves someone some time as it wasted about two hours today.

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Dear Microsoft Community
Is there any way to prevent Windows 7 to Download Windows Updates over a metered connection (like SIM Card, etc)?
In Windows 10 its easy, i can just set a specific Adapter as Metered Connection, but what is the solution in Windows 7?
Kind regards,

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I've just had a laptop returned from repair
I've had the hard disc replaced
Problem now: it's taking me a million years to update ALL windows updates
It seems to take a 1000 years for the updates to download in the first place
But then it takes another 1000 years for the installation

I was thinking: could I speed up the download anyhow?
Is there somewhere on Microsoft's website where I can download all current updates?

I heard this is normally only reserved for engineers with an account at Microsoft

In total, I've spent 5+ hours updating!!!


A:Where can I get ALL current windows updates in one place?

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By Donna, in Donna's Nook.

Windows Software and Security Updates: A restart is required or not?

A software update is what you need to take advantage of new fixes or features for a program or for any application in Windows. A security updates is your first defense in protecting your computer against known vulnerabilities in any affected software. Both type of update sometimes requires a restart before the update is placed properly but there are times, Windows has failed or has not place the installed software update or security updates for your system unless you will restart the computer. How is that possible?

Scenario: You installed a software update or security update but after installation, a reboot is not required. Not required because Windows did not prompt you to restart.
This means... the user is not sure whether the security update is in its place and protecting already the PC from known vulnerabilities that was fixed by installing the said security update.

Scenario: You installed a software update or security updates... Windows prompted you to restart the system to complete with security updates' installation. You followed the rules by restarting the PC. You ran Windows Update check again and found no more updates is needed for your PC. Are you done? Maybe yes or maybe not.

How can you be sure that Windows software and/or security updates are in place already?

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Calendar Of Updates -> How can you be sure th... Read more

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This article is at How to Geek. 

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Each day i try to go on the internet but I have to use a restore point prior to January 24, 2011 in order for my computer to go online. If I allow the newer Microsoft updates, my computer tells me that I have a connection problem and cannot connect. I am connected with a Netgear ethernet switch. Has anyone else had this?

A:Windows 7 updates prevent internet access

Maybe you also need to update your network adapter driver?

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I have a Sony Vaio with windows 7 64 bit, home premium. Sony did not update drivers for my laptop model. They advised not to update to windows 10, which I haven't. Although windows has updated with window 10 updates and I want to uninstall the ones I don't need, for my windows 7. I'm not sure which ones I need to uninstall. I believe those updates are causing my laptop to be slow. Could someone advise me which updates to uninstall? I would appreciate your help very much. I still have the windows 10 app showing on the task bar. I now have the windows update, on ask first.
Thanks very much

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I would like to uninstall all of my windows 7 security updates. Can all of them be uninstalled at once or individually? Will the above have any affect on the registry?

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I have a program that doesnt run anymore, and I believe it is due to a Windows Update that causes a compatibilty issue. Anyway, to test my theory I plan to uninstall every Windows Update I have downloaded (thats all of them up to SP1). I was wondering, after I complete the un-install I will want to install them back one by one (until i find the offending update). But id there a way I can save the Windows Updates so that I don't have to re-download them all over again. Can I back up the Update files? I only have a 56k connection and it will take me hours to re-download them all again. Please help. Thanks. Im using Windows XP Home Edition.

A:Uninstalling Windows Updates

I may be wrong but to my knowledge there is no way to save the windows update locally for update later. Another note here, why not uninstall one at a time latest update first,and retest your system after each uninstall to find the offender if that is indeed the offender. Also note some updates cannot be uninstalled and the windows update site will tell you which.


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Hi guys. I'm planning to build a new W7 integrated installer package.

But I'm getting totally confused about which updates are currently good, bad or ugly.

So I'm trying a new tack and downloading (onto my testbed machine) every update that M$ has on offer.

(With the exception of 971033, of course, and Defender Updates)

My questions, then, are:
1) Once the install finishes and settles down, which updates should I uninstall?
2) Having never tried the 'wusa uninstall' method, does it work on all updates?

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I recently installed some windows updates.

One of them was for my monitor, while th other was for the video card (along with other updates too).

Now when it asked me to restart my computer, i did. But now my screen resolution is 640 x 480, and the color quality is at like 7 bit!!

i tried to change the background color quality and resolution, but that doesnt work. i tried system restore, and that didnt work either!

please help me, i need to know how to uninstall a windows update.



A:Uninstalling windows updates.

Sounds like you just need to reinstall the drivers for your video card.


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When I recently installed a bunch of windows updates, among them was a driver update for my Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. When I looked at the list of downloaded (but not installed) updates I saw the Wacom one but assumed (I should know better!) that it was a newer one than the April update that I had already installed. Long story short...it was the same update and now my tablet is acting slow, sluggish, hinkey, etc. Still works but its extremely annoying.

So, I went to the Windows Updates in Ctl Panel to uninstall the Wacom update but though it shows up as an installed update it does NOT show when I switch to the uninstall screen???? Anyone got a clue as to why this is? I tried rolling back my Wacom driver but it didn't solve the problem. I know it could be one of the other Win. updates that's causing this (it's happened in the past) but just got stuck on the question of why all the updates don't show up in the uninstall screen? Makes sense to me to try uninstalling the Wacom update first, right? Wrong? Anybody?


A:Uninstalling Windows Updates

Do a system restore from before the updates. Install a few at a time. Never install a large number all at once.

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I've never had any major problems with Win7 before and last year I installed some of the KB updates that turned out to be Win10 gubbins -mainly cos they were all labelled as 'Win7 updates'. Yeh, I wasn't being vigilant enough at the time, but then with no Win7 problems before, I had no problems with M$.

I always boot up my laptop offline -mainly cos I have stuff to do on the computer first and then I'll go online afterwards. I have a USB mobile internet dongle for my laptop -not a fixed line -and the wifi is turned off. Following an install of some of these updates, the next time I booted up, I got the usual opening screen (Dell logo + F2 Set Up/F12 Boot Options), then the screen goes black . . . and then nothing - the screen stayed black. Normally it then goes to 'Starting Windows' yada yada, log-in screen appears, sign in, off we go . . .

So after nothing, I tried again . . . and nothing. F2 = BIOS, change the settings . . . and nothing. Tried all sorts of BIOS settings . . . and nothing. F8 = advanced . . . nothing. Couldn't reach the log-in screen, no sign of 'Starting Windows'. After about half an hour - various BIOS settings making no difference at all - I made a cup of tea and thought 'Well that's that then . . .'

The previous weeks had been 'GWX! GWX! You want Win10! Yes you do!' but my approach was to leave it a bit -wait until after the initial fanfare had died down, any early bugs fixed, and check out the feedback after a few months of people using Win10 proper... Read more

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I have very carefully uninstalled all of the windows updates that I have found relating to both the installation of Win 10 as well as the recent MS telemetry updates for Win 7. My question is that if I have none of these now appearing under installed updates will my Win 7 computer be completely free of any effect that the uninstalled updates might have had?

I ask this because even after I uninstalled KB3035583 the GWX file remained in the System 32 folder and eventually enabled Win 10 to attempt an install on my computer even though I had set windows update to download, but allow me to approve installation. Fortunately the installation failed, but I remain concerned about the possible lingering effects of the other updates that were once installed and then uninstalled might still have on my computer?


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On October 25, 2013, I'm seeing Microsoft uninstalling a ton of updates from my computer as evident in the event viewer.
Level Date and Time Source Event ID Task Category
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2876315 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2870699 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2862772 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859903 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2859537 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2850851 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-Servicing 4 None A reboot is necessary before package KB2846071 can be changed to the Absent state.
Information 10/24/2013 12:04:09 PM... Read more

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I recently installed a bunch of updates from the Windows update site. Now, some of the previously installed enterprise Java applications on my computer are not functioning properly, so I would like to back out these updates. Ideally, System Restore would do the trick, but the IT admins here disabled that feature. From Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs I can select any single update and remove it without issue. Unfortunately, it doesn't give you a nice sortable list (i.e. install dates are often missing and you can't sort by KB#). I already uninstalled the handful of updates that I could find without fixing the problem. Is there another way (command line or another tool or utility) that I can use to selectively uninstall Windows updates? Thanks.

A:Solved: Selectively Uninstalling Windows Updates

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Would it be ''safe'' to uninstall-''older'' Microsoft visual C redistributable updates,
while maintaining the ''newer'' updates at  the windows 7 programs & features page,
to (save) desired disk space.
LVP-Jan 26 2012*
 Lee Payne

A:Uninstalling "older'' Microsoft visual C++ redistributable updates.

Why do you want to remove this update? For more disk space? You can delete IE temporary files or system temporary files to save disk space, or move the large program
 to other drive.
The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that
does not have Visual C++ 2010 installed.

This package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries.

If you don’t use visual c++, you can remove it.
 Leo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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I have a new Yoga 3 11, 64-bit, Windows 8.1 OS, running Windows Defender as my antivirus software as I've had no issues with it in the past. After about 1 month of use I did an Virus/Spyware Update and the next day the touch screen and bluetooth drivers were not working. Not only that, but Bluetooth option was completely removed from the PC Settings. At that time I didn't realize what update caused the driver issues, so I called Lenovo and wasted an entire day while they tried a bunch of troubleshooting resulting in the conculsion that "There's something wrong with your drivers." Rather than be without my computer for 10 days to have them send it back in the same condition (what usually happens), I reset the system to a previous point in time. Poof no problem, but I had to reinstall a bunch of programs.

Fast forward to today, and the only update that was installed yesterday was Virus/Spyware Definitions for Windows Defender. Computer sat spinning on "Shutting Down" this morning when I tried to boot it up. Again, Bluetooth and touchscreen not working, Bluetooth doesn't show up in PC Settings. The Defender update shows as installed successfully under Control Panel - View Your Update History, but no way to uninstall it as it does not show up under Uninstall Updates. (Not that I think that would help, because the drivers are already jacked up).

HELP Please! I cannot be without my computer and Lenovo "repairs" are horrible, anywa... Read more

A:HEEEELP! Windows Defender Updates Uninstalling Drivers

Do you have the Disk that has the drivers, or do you have access to the Drive partition that they are on?
If so reinstall the drivers, after the update.
If not go here: Home - Lenovo Support (US) get the drivers you need and reinstall them.

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Hello everyone! Recently, I had a bout of manually uninstalling Windows 7 telemetry and Get Windows 10 updates as well as disabling the tasks Consolidator, KernelCEIPTask, and UsbCeip of the Customer Experience Improvement Program. Exactly right after this happened, I now sometimes - especially when using many tabs in Chrome - get a blue screen telling me that netio.sys has a DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error 0xD1, and sometimes this changes to a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA error.

After a bit of research, some have told me this is due to a corrupt driver for my network card, but I've checked and I'm pretty sure I have the latest, uncorrupted driver, same with my graphics card drivers. Incidentally, my browser also now frequently has problems loading some websites' layouts properly, and sometimes, image files have visible tearing or noise unlike anything I've experienced before.

Attached is my minidump file as per the instructions. Does anyone have an inkling as to what may be going on here? Is one of the Windows updates I uninstalled perhaps essential in fixing this error? Thank you for any help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Installation status: Successful

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

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

Installation status: Successful


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

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

Installation status: Successful


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

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

Installation status: Successful


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

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

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

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

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Hi there,

I am designing a Windows 7 Ent. to Windows 10 Ent. in-place upgrade task sequence. I have also included compatibility scan without the upgrade step before the actual upgrade. One ask I have come across before the solution roll out is what are all
the possible reasons/ways the upgrade can go wrong? This goes as a input to communications sent out to users so they can prep them before the upgrade with what to expect.

Can someone having gone through this in-place upgrade, please guide me here?

Thanks in advance.

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Yesterday I serviced a Win7 Toshiba laptop that was in tough shape: it's performance was terrible. A big part of the problem was that the computer was umpteen behind in Windows Updates plus the owner had just about every Microsoft Office product and all of them needed Windows Updates, both security and updates. OK that's not the first time I've seen that; however, the owner uses Google Chrome as his browser.
My questions are
Aren't Microsoft's Windows Updates supposed to be kept up to date even when a different browser is being used?
And doesn't Google Chrome or other browsers have a method for that to happen?
Fortunately the good news is the computer is back to running like new again.

A:Do non-microsoft browsers have a method for Microsoft's Windows Updates?

Only Microsoft products (and certain drivers pushed via Windows Updates) are being updated via Windows Updates. Other products and web browsers uses their own update process/program. Google Chrome uses the Google Update Program, while Mozilla Firefox uses the Mozilla Maintenance Service (I think). So no, Windows Update isn't responsible for the update of other web browsers, other than Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge (on Windows 10).

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My Dell laptop has not been able to install the newest 2018 updates for Windows 7.  A total of 8 fail to install every night.  I have turned off my McAfee firewall to reinstall - failure.  I have tried installing the 6 lesser important &
smaller updates (5 downloaded, 1 failure) only to find that when laptop was restarted all failed to install.  System reverted.  What to do now?  I am NOT a techie and don't want to fiddle around with folders that I am not famiiar with.

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We have approximately 5-to-6,000 machines, that we use in K-12 Education... The problem arises during the ever-increasing 'Testing' environments...

We are constantly having Student Computers either 'Installing', 'Restarting', from Updates, or something in between, that causes the machines being used for 'Testing' to either become 'unresponsive', or such an INTERRUPTION due to Updates, and Restarting
(both of which causes the unit(s) in question to become USELESS), that it knocks the kids out of testing, at which point they have to sit (sometimes for an hour or more) while the machine installs and subsequently restarts (sometimes 2-to-3 times) before
the student can get back on, and continue testing.

The frustration, at this point, has become SO INFURIATING, that the ENTIRE District has resorted to completely turning off Updates, from Microsoft, for the entire school year, because, the teachers can't get any 'useable' time for 'instruction OR testing,
on the machines.

There has got to be a way, that ALL OF THE UPDATES can be downloaded AND INSTALLED, and then either have the machine NOT attempt to 'Restart', or anything (including that STUPID damned "Do Not Power Down Your Machine Installing 1 of 83 Updates..."

I have looked at ALL of the Options for what can be done for Auto-Update, and none of them allows for the Installation of Updates without ANY Interruption/Input from the user, and without the machine doing an AUTO-Restart, both... Read more

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I went to Microsoft Windows Updates and thankfully I dont' have any critical updates, but I check under the other updates. Are any of these really required?http://yanowhiz.netrulon.com/updates.png

A:Microsoft Windows Updates

Personally, I install all updates from M$, that is just me though. Of the four you have showing, I would recommend for sure installing the outlook express update, the others are your choice. If you do install any, make to sure to check again because I know that the net framework will have a critical update to it.Also, you should not insert pictures into the forum like you did here. It is better to get an account at an image hosting site and post a link to the photo. There are many that are available for free. Here is a link to an article which lists many of them: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/6602/image-hosting/I use a couple but Image Shack works pretty well and is easy to use.

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Is there any help out there?

I run a small home Office with 2 computers both loaded with Windows XP Pro and Office 2003 Pro. Anti-Virus installed is AVG Free Version 8.

When I turn off computers I am told that windows will update with "x" number of updates and turn off automatically. This "x" number only increases evry time I turn the computers off. Computer 1 also gives AVG update message as follows: "Updates have been installed and computer needs to reboot for updates to take effect" This is displayed shortly after booting. No matter how many times I reboot the computer this message appears and Microsoft message appears during turning off state.

I have reistalled windows and Office on this computer but the only differance is the number of updates needed to be installed. Presently on this computer updates = 15 and on other computer updates are 7.

I have done virus scans and Sypware detection, Cleaned registry, clean disk, defrag etc....

I have also followed instructions on "Joyof60's" and "Mattiq89ch" threads posted on this site without much improvements.

Is there a any hope for me?

Maybe somebody from Microsoft can give a hint of where the fix is located?


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Hello all,

These days we have been getting many problems with Windows updates issue's. Some had issue's with installation/un-installation and some of users are complaining that everytime they install and configure the updates and after the restart the number of updates getting increased everytime they do this task.

I encountered a problem with Windows update in (Windows7 - Pro SP1),wherein there was only 1 update which was not getting installed and was completely grayed our that means we can't select/de-select the update.I have found a resolution and it worked for me very well and is applicable on all Windows operating systems (XP,Win Vista,7,8,8.1).Though we can't say this a permanent fix but still we can try this task to resolve many problems with Windows updates.Please review this suggestion and also suggest if anything is missing or required to make it more useful and helpful.

Below are the following steps:-

Start > Run > (type or copy/paste) services.msc > [OK]
Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
(Stopping the service will take a moment)

2. Rename the Download folder:

Start > Run > (type or copy/paste) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]
Rename the "SoftwareDistribution" folder
In Windows Explo?e view, search for and locate the folder named "SoftwareDistribution".
Right-click on the folder and select the 'Rename' option and change the name to:
Close the window.

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After factory-installing Windows 10 on PC's that were not compatible, is HP possibly preventing those PCs from connecting to Microsoft update and updating the PC's themselves in an effort to resolve the obviously multiple problems users encounter. Is
this why Microsoft error report logs are indicating failed error reporting; updates through settings often showed as failed and registry HCKEYS preventing reboot with Microsoft services only, as well as many stopped Microsoft services? Along with all the daily
use problems on a less than 1 month old new device directly received from HP.

All this after returning to stores, 3 devices that showed similar behaviors. My bad for keeping faith in HP.  On one of the devices I had to return. The minute I turned it on it showed a message that restore operation had failed,
I immediately repacked and returned it. Is this the new standard for PC's or is it just HP? Or is this simply a Windows 10 problem as they claim?

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I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10 (free) but thought I might have a virus or malware. Also had 200 failed Windows updates. I am unsure if i should fix these before upgrading to Windows 10, or whether upgrading will effectively 'clean' the OS. If i dont ensure laptop is clean, will the (possible) virus or malware affect the downloading of Windows 10?
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Before attempting Windows 10 upgrade, I checked that Windows updates were current and found 200 failed updates. On trying to install these updates it would not install any. My laptop (Lenovo Yoga 2) is fairly new but used infrequently and updates were not set to auto.
At the same time i had some difficulty updating Firefox and running some online scanners. I downloaded and ran Malwarebytes, which found Pup.Optional.WebSearchInfo. I didn't take action on this as i found advice online that suggested performing 4-5 steps in a particular order to remove it.
As I am a novice, i have left things as they are, stopped using the laptop and thought it best to ask for advice. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Possible virus/malware/failed Windows updates - fix b4 upgrade to Windows 10?

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I cannot download anything from microsoft.[updates or windows 10]

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I know that the support for Windows XP will be ending soon somewhere around 2014. ( Could I have exact date??? )

This means also the Microsoft Updates for this OS ( Windows XP) will be no longer available :( I have access for installing Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 but It would be great if I had the updates just in case :) The updates will be for a genuine Windows XP Pro. Copy of Windows...

Also what ways could I get the updates through what??? Can it be through disc, flash drive, or online??? Do many still use Windows XP???

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP Pro. Microsoft Updates

The updates should still be available via Windows Update . . there just will not be any new ones.

April 8 was the latest date I saw

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Published: January 25, 2005, 9:00 PM PSTBy Ina Fried Staff Writer, CNET News.comAiming to crack down on counterfeit software, Microsoft plans later this year to require customers to verify that their copy of Windows is genuine before downloading security patches and other add-ons to the operating system. Since last fall the company has been testing a tool that can check whether a particular version of Windows is legitimate, but until now the checks have been voluntary. Starting Feb. 7, the verification will be mandatory for many downloads for people in three countries: China, Norway and the Czech Republic. In those countries, people whose copies are found not to be legitimate can get a discount on a genuine copy of Windows, though the price varies from $10 to $150 depending on the country. By the middle of this year, Microsoft will make the verification mandatory in all countries for both add-on features to Windows as well as for all OS updates, including security patches. Microsoft will continue to allow all people to get Windows updates by turning on the Automatic Update feature within Windows. By doing so, Microsoft hopes it has struck a balance between promoting security and ensuring that people buy genuine versions of Windows. "We think that the best foundation for the most secure system is genuine software," said David Lazar, director of the Genuine Windows program at Microsoft. "We want to urge all of our customers to use genuine software. (At ... Read more

A:Microsoft: Legit Windows or no updates

They talk about cost to the software industry in $bn's but how many of the users can actually afford the software at the prices quoted or would buy it at the given price, especially those in developing nations. I always think that's a misleading figure to quote.

Also M$ seem to be saying the cheapest way to get windows is to get a pirated copy then buy a discounted legit serial number from them, I suppose that there are no production costs (of the physical CD) and distribution costs aren't incurred.

Targeting China first may secure Linux as the OS of choice there.

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I am creating our new corporate Windows 7 image (both 32 and 64 bit).  But I am trying to figure out how to enable "Microsoft updates" (not Windows Update) in the image via a reg edit or some other means that I can incorporate in an automated
fashion.  I've searched on the net but haven't found any good info.  Also, I am not looking to accomplish this via Group Policy since some of our machines operate off of our domain and dont receive policies.  Can someone point me in the right
direction?  Thanks. 

A:Enable Microsoft Updates in Windows 7

I actually stumbled across this script on technet which works quite well.  You can use this to disable or enable the MS Update service in Windows 7. 

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updates for your pc are ready to download.................

A:microsoft windows updates today 07-12-05


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I'm hoping someone can help me sort this out.

For a while now i hadn't been able to install the windows updates that run before my computer shuts down. It would get to '1 of 8' then come up with 'Instruction at 0x745f2780 referenced memory at 0x00000000'. Memory could not be read' (or similar - that once was the one i wrote down from last night). I'd choose to debug it, and sometimes it would install the rest, sometimes it would freeze and i'd have to turn it off manually. However, the last week, it's been installing them all fine...until last night, when it happened again. Why does it do this?

Also, i cannot install the microsoft updates (security etc). They download, but won't install. I get the error code '0x51F'. I don't know whether this is related, but i am now getting a window's installer box come up when i start my computer, and all throughout the day, failing whatever it is, then saying 'Installation file SKU011.CAB could not be found', then telling me to insert the CD i installed Microsoft Office 2003 edition from, or browse for the file. It was already installed on my computer when i bought it, so i don't have the CD or file anyhow? All my office programs are working fine, so i don't know what's wrong, but it's sh!tting me off!

And....yesterday and today, my computer booted up fine, got to login (where i logged in), loaded the desktop, then rebooted itself automaticall... Read more

A:Windows/microsoft Updates Problem

You could try Dial a fix. It worked for me.http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4899.html

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Can I safely remove all old updates off my harddrive and just keep newer ones? Or, will my computer then be outdated? There are so many hundreds on my computer and surely if removed will give me extra space on the drive, not so?
Also, how do you delete files or any other information completely off the drive forever? I noticed that old files and removed programs still show up when a scan is done, for instance by Reg Cure. Do they stay on the drive although removed in 'Add or remove programs?' Please give me advice on this matter, thanx.

A:Solved: Microsoft Windows Updates

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i AM AT MY WITTS END. Tried to update by: refreshing, resetting and by recovery. and troubled shootng.  Error Msessages READS ALL FAILED: .  HP SUPPORT ASSISTANT ERROR READS: " ENABLE WINDOWS UPATE TO KEEP YOUR PC SECURE".  HOW IS THAT DONE? FUTHERMORE, Troubshooting  listed 3 options:  1) reinstall Windows (how difficult is this)?  2)  apply how I would like to update (recommended) updates and I am not able to APPLY nor cancel .  3)  A  Advance option.   HOWEVER,  message continue to have rectangle with a !  in the center of iT  WHICH is located on INTERNET ACCESS  IN lower bar.   Last up date  5/16/17, pretty sure there are updates. Novice with all this.  Can somone help me please.  

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As of today, windows and/or microsoft updates will not install properly on my netbook. The system is running Windows XP Professional x86. Regardless of whether I try to install the update (in this case, Update for Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter KB977840) by clicking the yellow shield or using Internet Explorer, the update won't install. Here's what I have tried so far:

1. Install Windows Install 3.1a. Result: I get an error message because I'm running SP3, which already includes this package2. I ran Dial-a-Fix and checked "Fix Windows Update."a. Result: Nothing changed after reboot. 3. I stopped the Automatic Updates service, did Start, Run, then

"C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe" /wuforce
to try to reinitialize this component. Then, after reboot, nothing changed.

Can anyone help me here? I'm getting really desperate after trying pretty much everything I can think of. Thanks for the help!

A:windows and/or microsoft updates will not install

Hi pythonscript

Is it just the one update that fails? or do all attempts fail? If you manually start Windows Update, and select "show installation history" = do you see an error code for the failed attempts? What error code did the failed attempts generate? (you can use your favorite search engine to research your particular error). I imagine you already know the basics, that manual visits to Windows Updates require the use of IE and require that the Background Intelligent Transfer Service ("BITS" for short) is enabled (set to Automatic or to Manual).

That said, for a quick fix, try:
1) Using Windows Explorer, visit the C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Downloads folder - and delete the Downloads folder's contents.
2) Reboot.
3) Download the update directly from Microsoft ---
4) Install the update. This update might require you to accept a license agreement to install, so reply when prompted to complete the update.

See if that approach succeeds.
Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Something I noticed around the release of Windows 10 is slow updates on my Windows 7 system, they can take several hours just to download.   Has any else noticed this?

A:Is Microsoft throttling updates for Windows 7 & 8.1?

Not for me. Mine download in under 2 minutes for even the largest of updates.

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I cannot use windows updates or microsoft updates, nor can i access home burned cds or dvds. Just yesterday it no longer allows me to update windows defender.If i try to access windows updates from the start menu i get a "cannot display the web page" error if i type the address into the address bar, i get a [Error number: 0x80072EFF message when i try to run the updatesWhen i try to run windows defenderupdates, I receive error 0x80072efe.I have ran Spybot S&D nothing foundTrend micro antivirus nothing foundMalware Bytes nothing foundSuperAntispyware 24 tracking cookies found and deletedMicrosoft malicious software tool nothing foundhijack this report as followsLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 2:58:09 PM, on 6/21/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC... Read more

A:Can't Download Windows or Microsoft Updates

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I have my computer set to receive automatic updates for my Internet Security Suite, Windows and Microsoft updates. I just noticed this morning when booting up, I had a message about an update for Internet Explorer. So I ran the check for updates at Microsoft. After checking for about 5 minutes an error message appeared, " When accessing the update site 0x80072EE2 or 0X80072EFD error occurred" these may not be the exact wording but basically is. I went to the knowledge base it referred me to (kb836941). There it had a help guide that would automatically fix the error. Download, installed and ran program. Once program completed, I ran update again. Got same error message. Disable my firewall and windows firewall still didn't work. I have no problems updating my firewall, it works very well. Can somebody help? I don't really know how many updates I have missed for my system.

A:Can't Received Windows Or Microsoft Updates

Was this update for IE7?

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