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Are Win 10 'Feature' updates different from other updates?

Q: Are Win 10 'Feature' updates different from other updates?

Is there a difference between 'Quality', 'Definition' or 'Other' Windows 10 updates and 'Feature' updates?

When my PC carries out 'Quality', 'Definition' or 'Other' updates they work perfectly.

'Feature' updates always fail drastically. I have tried the v1809 to v1909 Feature update several times and each time the download and install phases appear to complete successfully with no error messages, but the restart phase concludes with the BSOD and the stopcode error message ?unmountable boot volume?.

I have a spare bootable drive containing Windows 10 and I used it to examine my C drive. Each time it reports that the C partition has been deleted.

Fortunately I have installed Rollback RX and I was able to revert my C drive to its former state.

I tried Chkdsk, Windows 10 Repair Upgrade and Clean Boot. Same result.

Can anyone help to identify what is going on?
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8136 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (350 GB Free); E: 1397 GB (1332 GB Free); H: 931 GB (131 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8Z77-V LX
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Preferred Solution: Are Win 10 'Feature' updates different from other updates?

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Windows 10 Pro
Version 1703
Just updated to Creators Update and trying to figure out the changes. From what I have been reading on deferring feature updates, under advanced options, you can defer up to 365 days. The drop down menu on this latest up to date build allows 8 days. This is in contrast to what I've been reading. Has this been changed and if so, how can I get more days without using Group Policy ?
 

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P50 owners, have you been getting Windows features updates?My P50 (Product Number 20EN0013US) has not been offered any new Windows feature updates since 1803 in June 2018. All the other Thinkpads in my purview have received all the updates on time. I'd like to know whether or not this is unique to my machine, and whether I should manually install the updates.If you've manually updated your P50 to 1809 or 1903 have you experienced any issues?

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Hi all 
I have one question regarding the distribution of updates for open SSH server feature. 
How the Microsoft is distributing the update for this feature ? In the microsoft windows there is still older version when I'm compare the current distributed open SSH server version.
Thank you for any info. 

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Hey,

I'm trying to disable that horrible auto-restart feature, but I can only get so far because I'm computer illiterate.

Can someone translate the directions into lay(wo)man's terms? I know I first need to get into the registry, but I don't know how to get there. I know I need to edit HKEY_something_something, but I'm not sure which one or what it needs to be changed to. Etc, etc.

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Disabling the auto-reboot feature associated with Automatic Updates

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Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Updates Smaller and Faster with New OS Feature

Microsoft has officially introduced the new so-called Unified Update Platform (UUP) which is the company?s latest attempt to make Windows 10 updates smaller and faster on both PCs and smartphones.

In essence, UUP is a new technology that makes it possible for Windows 10 devices to download only the changes that have been implemented since the previous update, which should significantly improve the delivery of large OS updates, as it?s the case of the upcoming Creators Update due in early 2017. These differential updates thus make it possible to receive only the latest improvements and not a full OS build.

UUP will be available on PCs and smartphones powered by Windows 10, but not on Xbox One consoles, as Microsoft is not shipping updates via Windows Updates here.

The company explains that download size can be decreased by as much as 35 percent, which is definitely a big achievement and comes in handy especially for users with slow Internet or limited bandwidth.

Faster checking for updates
Microsoft says that it?s also working on making checking for updates more efficient by changing how the system works on Windows 10 devices.

?We are reducing the update data sent to client devices as well as the amount of processing we are doing on devices, this especially important for devices built on the Mobile OS. Using UUP, when your device checks for updates, the Windows Update service will evaluat... Read more

A:Microsoft Makes Windows 10 Updates Smaller and Faster with New OS Feature

finally , they figure out. For now updates are torture for me . (i have 3 mbit connection )
 

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Microsoft confirms no more Windows 10 feature updates in 2016; two coming in 2017

Microsoft published a TechNet blog post on Tuesday regarding what's new in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. In the article, the company confirmed that it has two feature updates planned for 2017, but no more for this year.

Based on feedback from organizations moving to Windows 10, this will be our last feature update for 2016, with two additional feature updates expected in 2017.

The news is right in line with current rumors. Tuesday's Anniversary Update would be the one feature update for this year, and Redstone 2 - the codename for the next major Windows 10 update - isn't slated to arrive until April 2017. Redstone 3 is rumored as well, but without any release timing, so with today's news, it's presumably late 2017.

It's also in line with what Microsoft has already said. Back in May, the firm said that it would be pushing two feature updates for Windows 10 every year.

The obvious question that you're probably asking is, if Microsoft said that it would release two updates per year, why would the company only release one this year? Well, when Microsoft says the word 'year', it could mean a calendar year, or it could mean a fiscal year, which would be over at the end of June. With that in mind, the firm has released two major updates for Windows 10 every year, and is on pace to do so, even with Redstone 2 coming in April.

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A:Microsoft confirms no more Windows 10 feature updates in 2016; two coming in 2017

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

Installation status: Successful

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

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

Installation status: Successful

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

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

Installation status: Successful

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

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

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

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Friends,

I am having problem with view windows updates is showing blank, and Turn windows feature on or off as blank,
i am having Windows 7 Home Basic, can any one shout out my problem.

Please suggest me solutions.
 

A:Problem with view windows updates and Turn windows feature on or off .

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Getting a bunch of false positives of "identity theft" based upon abnormal workstations that users are accessing.  Why do we know they are false positives?  The source workstation in every alert was doing Windows Updates right when the
alert hit.  The alerts say the workstation usually accesses 30-40 other workstations over CIFS.
So...this is actually normal behavior for Windows Updates with this new feature: "Windows Update Delivery Optimization".  The feature is available on Windows 10 only (which the OS in all of our alerts).  Check out this for more info on
this feature:  https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-windows-update-delivery-optimization
The Windows Update feature makes the workstation reach out to other workstations for its updates instead of going over the internet.  Thats the problem.  Thats whats generating the list of abnormal workstations accessed.
Any ideas on how to "teach" ATA that this is normal?

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

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

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

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

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

Startup repair from the dvd did not work.

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

Free Registry Defrag

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

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Hi everyone, Yesterday I did a complete system restore (to factory state) of my X1 Carbon 5th Gen system.  Following the restore, I use Vantage to search for Lenovo updates - and it only finds 3 optional updates, but ZERO critical updates.  Then I run Windows Update and it also finds ZERO updates - says my system is up to date, even though the only updates it has installed are Malicious Software updates. It even keeps dropping the wifi connection, despite the wifi being perfectly stable. Have I completely destroyed this system?  Below are screen shots of the Vantage window with the BIOS and product number.  I've never had such an issue like this after a full system restore.  Thanks! 

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Hello I just asking if there is Spectre and Meltdown patched bios coming to Yoga 910-13IKB. Latest bios is old from June 2017, which don't have any patches for Spectre and Meltdown. Also I would want to have newer Graphics driver. Available driver is even older than bios and Intels own drivers are not supported. I was suprised that Windows 10 1809 worked with this old drivers. 

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As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, MicrosoftFixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install PowerShell), MicrosoftFixit50202. But what I really need is installing .NET Framework 4. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than .NET Framework 3.5. I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.
If specs matter:
6 GB RAM
AMD Athlon ll X4 750K
AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3
Vista SP2
 
 
cbs.txt:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/jsoeje0nxt30g5u/cbs.txt
 
I don't know how to obtain CheckSUR.log.

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

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

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/topic/81980-windows-10-home-disable-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/

 

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

Those are good instructions. Clear and concise.

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I found a unique way to do it on Windows 10 HOME and as far as I searched internet I didn't find any similar instructions:
http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com...e-automatic-updates-enable-updates-on-demand/
 

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

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

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

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

Configuring Windows Update. Do Not Turn off computer.

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

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

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

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

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Installing updates via SCCM 2007, and suddenly everything Loops. Updates are installed, but after the first restart, the installation fails and all patches are uninstalled. And then they get installed again and the same thing happends over and over again.

One of the errors I can se in WindowsUpdate.log is that patch kb2952664 failes with error 8004401e. Also all the other patches fail with error 800f0826.

Some of the last errors:
WARNING: DS: Database will be reset next time it starts up due to 0x80248006
FATAL: Datastore version is incorrect. Expected 0.55-0.200, but got 0.201.
DtaStor WARNING: Forcing re-creation of data store
DtaStor Default service for AU is {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
DtaStor Default service for AU is {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
Agent WARNING: Failed to read the service id for re-registration 0x80070002
Agent WARNING: Missing service entry in the backup data store; cleaning up

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by whitefoote


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


Hi whitefoote,

Welcome to Seven forums.

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

Failure to Boot


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

http://dell.to/19boJUM

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

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Previous issue

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
mode.
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?
Really?
Really?
I hope this saves someone some time as it wasted about two hours today.

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W=2000XP.IE6,, About 2 months ago, I { && many, many others } had problems with MS automatic updates.Seems a couple of the updates did more damage than anything else. I had to go into Safe Mode to restore my computer to an earlier date. All is running very well, now, with automatic updates turned off. I do get the pop-up at the bottom telling me this alert, but I ignore. ONLY thing is, I am NOT updating anything right now !! I am unsure of what I need & what I don't need, or what may damage my computer. I am fairly computer experienced & don't know the best way to custom install a few updates, here & there, as are best for my system. What is the BEST way for me to keep the system safe , as far as updates go ??
 

A:Solved: Microsoft updates= disconnected automatic updates & am leary, now !

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Sorry I hav'nt done this for some time and have forgotten where to find MSP Updates to include in the Update Folder.
So as to include as many updates as possible to reduce the amount needed After an install.
Also how to Determine Which Updates I would need .

A:Office 2010 Where to find msp updates to include in Updates Folder

These MS websites might help you. Follow the links within these for more info as well.

Using the Updates folder to deploy software updates during an Office 2010 installation - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...deployprevious

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I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.I'm wondering:1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?Thanks for the help!

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

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

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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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HP PAVILION NOTEBOOK STUCK ON RESTARING AFTER STARTING UPDATES THEN MESSAGE UNABLE TO COMPLETE AND MESSAGE UNDOING UPDATES.

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




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

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

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

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

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

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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My updates keep failing and searching for updates takes forever. I have tried a lot of things like:

- run MicrosoftFixit50123
- clean boot with only windows services
- chkdsk /F
- sfc /scannow
- try to install packages manually
- run CheckSUR

and a couple other things I can't remember right now. But still the same issues like before:

Error Code 80073712
Error Code 80070490
Error Code 800B0100

I checked CheckSUR.log and resolved about 40 errors (corrupt / missing manifest files, missing sample files etc.) and now have still 6 left:

Checking Component Store
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18762_none_ca170d2128c5e4f6.manifest amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18762_none_ca170d2128c5e4f6
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_11.2.9600.17126_none_471a1ee7c314b101.manifest amd64_microsoft-windows-ieframe_31bf3856ad364e35_11.2.9600.17126_none_471a1ee7c314b101
(f) CSI Manifest Failed Catalog Check 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\x86_microsoft-windows-msauditevtlog_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18869_none_c918c4f9d6d3a945.manifest x86_microsoft-windows-msauditevtlog_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.18869_none_c918c4f9d6d3a945
(f) CSI Manifest All Zeros 0x00000000 winsxs\Manifests\amd64_dde8082373780acad1d48b1f7e6f55e4_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_6.1.7601.18523... Read more

A:updates constantly failing and searching for updates takes forever

Windows updates have been slow for a lot of Windows 7 users ever since Windows 10 was released.
Try rebooting the PC, then install the latest Windows update client. Then reboot the PC again and check for updates. Be prepared to wait for at least 30 minutes.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3135445

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

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

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

I would try running the System Update Readiness Tool:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20858 .
 
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EDIT: Please see my updated information a few posts down.

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

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

Thanks for any help.

update: the sfc /scannow

"Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

A:Windows Updates Fails configuring updates and reverts back

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let's start with the easy stuff

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

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

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

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

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

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

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

Thanks for the help!
 

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

bloomcounty said:

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

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2232 -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

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

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

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

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

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

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

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

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

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

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





Program Key Features

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My desktop set idle for a year, during my surgery and recovery from my latest back surgery (12th).
I started updating a few at a time, most worked. I have 5 that failed. But I can't back them out because now when I launch the update program it just searches - forever. I will attach a picture of my history.
Please help me get this fixed and up to date. I need this pc to be able to work from home. I need to have some sort of a life. I need your knowledge. Thank you in advance.

Regards,
pj

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Until about 3 weeks ago, my Dell laptop was set to download and install Windows updates automatically. It did so, periodically. But I noticed that about 3 weeks ago, around January 20, 2014, updates were downloading and installing daily. At least three days in a row.

One such update completely destroyed my PC's ability to boot. I had to bring it to a tech and have him do his voodoo. Cost: $80. Thank you, Microsoft.

I have since turned off automatic updates. Unfortunately, about a dozen updates have downloaded but not installed. I do not want them to. But now, if I go and shut down the PC, those updates start installing.

I need to find out a way to abort this process. As it is now, I hit the pwer button which causes an improper shutdown, and I know that's not desirable. Upon reboot, the PC goes to the "Start Windows normally" screen.

Is there a way to PREVENT updates WHICH HAVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED but not installed from installing? Will I ever be able to shut down this PC?



Many thanks to anyone who can offer a solution!

A:Previous updates disabled my CPU and I want to disable future updates

That kind of errors from updates do not happen often. You should take the risk and update unless you never use the Internet since there are many helpful security updates.

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

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

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

TIA for any replies.

A:No systray notice of installed updates after Windows Updates

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

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

Thank you,

Curtis
 

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

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

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Last week I formatted my hard drive and did a clean install of Win7.
Windows update found 99 updates, eventually these were all installed.
No progs were loaded at this time. More than half have failed; five pages full on a 22" monitor. Many are 'important'. jpeg shows about 1/5 of the failures.

I have uninstalled one and reinstalled and it worked, but it was slow. How can I force a large quantity of updates to reinstall?

Thank you!

A:Win7 32x, format & reload, win updates 60% failing (50+ updates)

Welcome to the Forum.

When doing that amount of Updates it is always better to do just a few at a time as there are some that need a reboot to finish installing properly, especially the .net ones.

If you could fill in your System Specs so the experts know just what machine you have it will make things a lot easier for them to help you with any problems, don't forget we can't see your machine so have no idea what you are using. There can often be differences between using a laptop to a desktop plus knowing what security software you use can help.

Again Welcome to the forum and I hope you can get the help you need.

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Hello,

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

Here is what happened.

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

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

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

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

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:BSOD after installing NVidia updates and other driver updates

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi

The shutdown button on my PC has the yellow update warning symbol. But when I shut down the PC, no updates happends, and the next time Im gonna shut it down, the update symbol is still there

Also my father living many miles away from me has the same problem. He also has windows 7, but another PC

What can be done to get rid of this problem?

Look at "My system specs" for system info
Thanks

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