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Serious issues after December 2016 Windows 7 Updates

Q: Serious issues after December 2016 Windows 7 Updates

Hello all,
Immediately after the December 2016 updates, we started to see some serious issues with multiple services crashing on all of our workstations. My band-aid fix for it was to change the recovery options on the below services to just keep restarting,
but I think I've tried everything else google has to offer on this. Has anyone else ran into this issue? See services below.
Multimedia class service
IP helper
Group policy client
User profile service
Shell hardware detection services
User profile service

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Preferred Solution: Serious issues after December 2016 Windows 7 Updates

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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.)


I have a Lenovo B50-80 (80LT) Laptop. Today, December 19, 2016, I checked to see if there were any necessary updates on LENOVO COMPANION app. It said"NO updates are available". BUT, I then checked on to see if there were any updates by going here:http://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/Lenovo-B-Series-laptops/Lenovo-B50-80-... I found three (look at the dates they were issued) for my Lenovo B50-80. They are:=================================================   1.  Intel Chipset DriverSize:3.1 MBChecksum10.1.1.8_New...2016-12-18Chipset 2.  Intel Management Engine Interface Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - LaptopsnormalIntel Management Engine Interface DriverSize:4.0 MBChecksum11.6.0.10152016-12-183.  Mouse and KeyboardTouchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics) for Windows 10 (64-bit) - LaptopnormalTouchpad Driver (Elan, Synaptics)Size:59.5 MBChecksum11.4.69.4_19...2016-12-18========================================== My question is should I install these updates?....or not? (as I have no problems that I can see with the functioning of my computer. ???Lenovo should have a description or readme file accompanying each of these along with advice to whether a user should updates these or not. Advice is appreciated! Terry

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Microsoft Releases December 2016 Windows Virtual Machines

Microsoft has just released new Windows 10 virtual machines that are available right now on the Windows Dev Center either with an evaluation license or as licensed products.
The evaluation version of these virtual machines can be used until April 8, 2017, and include Windows 10 Enterprise version 1607, Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3, Windows developer SDK and tools, Microsoft Azure SD for .Net, Windows Bridge for iOS and samples, as well as Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

On the other hand, the licensed virtual machines come with Windows 10 Pro version 1607 (Anniversary Update), but you obviously need a license to use them. For everyone else, the evaluation version is just fine because it comes with the same tools without the need for a license. Nevertheless, they expire after a while.

The virtual machines are available in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare versions, and are obviously shipped in very large packages since they contain all of the above. The VMWare enterprise evaluation version, for example, has 21.7 GB in size.

?Start coding sooner with a virtual machine prepped for Windows 10 development. It has the latest versions of Windows, the developer tools, SDKs, and samples ready to go,? Microsoft explains on the Dev Center.

The purpose here is to empower developers with the necessary tools to build Universal Windows Platform apps easily, so hopefully more of them would download these virtual... Read more

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I just did install my updates for Dec. 8 and it installed the get windows 10 malware. Can someone tell me what KB it was and if uninstalling that update will get rid of the sysem tray icon ?

A:December Updates & Windows 10

See this thread https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-remove-windows-10-upgrade-notice.1149394/

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If you're using Windows XP Pro SP3 32-bit and have it configured with the POSReady registry tweak so it can continue to receive security updates through April 2019, a total of 6 security updates for December 2018 are available at the Microsoft Update Catalog site.

Download and save all 6 security updates, then install them in order by KB number.

Do NOT restart your computer until all 6 security updates have been installed.


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Hi Guys ......... I'm new to the site. I apologize if this post is in the wrong section.

Backstory: I purchased a Gateway NE56R47U shipped with Windows 8 in late 2013. I attempted UNSUCCESSFULLY to upgrade to 8.1 in December 2013 with an 0x80070004 error. Prior to this 8.1 attempt, I was receiving all the windows updates. So out of total frustration, and a lack of a technical fix, I gave up and ran the laptop as is. I researched Microsoft Community, but I never saw a solution to my problem. I ran across your site my accident, and I'm glad I did. Now with the upcoming Windows 10 free upgrade on the horizon, I NEED to upgrade to 8.1 to comply with the upgrade requirements. But first I need to get ALL the Windows 8 updates I've missed since 12/13 installed on this laptop, and upgrade to 8.1 from the Windows Store.

In the past week I've tried numerous attempts to receive the win updates with limited success, I'm able to get Office 2010 updates, but nothing concerning Windows 8. I've ran the SFC scan and the DISM tool to the degree where they both come back clean with no errors. I've ran the Microsoft (FixIt) Windows Update trouble shooter numerous times where it says it has fixed all of the errors it finds. Looking at the Windows Update log, it states the 'Window Update Agent 7.8.9200.1694 failed'. This has produced two errors (8007371C and 800703F1), from subsequent tries.

So, I haven't been able to get any 8.0 win updates to download, either automatically or m... Read more

A:Unable to download Windows 8 updates since December 2013

You can download 8.1 from MS and use it to update/upgrade with same registration, if OEM it should activate automatically.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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Microsoft Security Bulletin(s) for December 13 2016

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Today Microsoft released the following Security Bulletin(s).

Note: Security for IT Pros and Access Denied are authoritative in all matters concerning Microsoft Security Bulletins! ANY e-mail, web board or newsgroup posting (including this one) should be verified by visiting these sites for official information. Microsoft never sends security or other updates as attachments. These updates must be downloaded from the microsoft.com download center or Windows Update. See the individual bulletins for details.

Because some malicious messages attempt to masquerade as official Microsoft security notices, it is recommended that you physically type the URLs into your web browser and not click on the hyperlinks provided.

Bulletin Summary:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2016

Critical (6 )
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3204059)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-144 - Critical

Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3204062)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-145 - Critical

Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component (3204066)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-146 - Critical

Security Update for Microsoft Uniscribe (3204063)
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-147 - Critical

Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148... Read more

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Windows 7. We are having problems accessing webservice via https protocol after installing December 2016 KB3205394.  Http will work fine. Seems somehow that server selects too weak encryption algorithm or something....Does anyone else have experiences
about this? After removing update it will work again...

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Kaspersky Lab has fixed a number of vulnerabilities found by Mr. Tavis Ormandy:

Specific scenarios existed when unprivileged user might read file with a private key created by product for managing SSL connection. This could be used by attacker/malware with access to a host in order to obtain this file to perform targeted attacks on SSL connections initiated by browser application on the host.

If user navigated to a web site with invalid SSL certificate and decided to trust it by selecting Continue on the product's warning in order to access the site, product added the certificate to trusted root incorrectly. That might be used by attacker to skip invalid certificate warning if user access sites that were listed in Subject Alternative Names of the original invalid SSL certificate.

SSL certificate caching error existed that might be used by attacker with a control of network in order to perform targeted attack on a host to intercept SSL connections initiated by browser application specifically by using IP address instead of a domain name.

Full source: List of Advisories

A:Kaspersky Advisory issued on 28th December, 2016

I'm pleased that Kaspersky has aknowledged these and is fixing the issues!!

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I had prepared the text in the attached file offline, but cannot paste it into this message, possibly for the reasons explained in the attached file!

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In December I did std updates as received but then window does not start.

It just stays forever at the W7 welcome splash.

I have read about this problem on here before but it was a long time back and this is new.

I know it is because of the updates - Sys restore only works to an extent - fortunately I have a system image to restore it but I have to keep updates switched off which is not good.

Has anybody seen this in December/Jan timeframe? Does anyone have an answer?


A:December W7 Updates cause PC to not restart

Please run SFC and CHKDSK scans in the first instance - updates failing in such a manner is usually caused by pre-existing system corruption.

Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....

Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type


and hit the Enter key.
You will be told that the drive is locked,
and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, press Enter, and then reboot.

The CHKDSK will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!

After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) -
then run the SFC.

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type


and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.
Copy the CBS.log file created (C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log) to your desktop (you can't manipulate it directly) and then compress the copy and attach it to a reply.

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Trying to help a friend with her Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop (Duo Core Processor, sorry I don't have it here so just going by memory) - she has Windows Vista (32-bit) installed, and the computer has been working OK for the past year. Now, after the freakin' Windows automatic updates did 13 updates on December 10, the next day the computer will not start Windows. I'm in over my head, but want to try to help. We try the System Repair, and get a message that it cannot be repaired, and to disconnect any new devices. We disconnect a new Dell wireless printer she installed a few days earlier. No change. I try to do System Restore, which I can access back to November 20 update of Vista Service Pack 1, but System Restore will not work - can't remember the exact error message but we try this several times until now we can't even do System Restore because we get a message saying "the System Restore Wizard is already running." So then she takes it to work and the IT guy there tries some things including starting it in Safe Mode - she can't remember what he said beyond "something's hanging it up and you're going to have to go back to the factory install." She has photos, screenplays, etc on the hard drive that of course she has not backed up anywhere. So next I try making a Vista 32-bit recovery disk and boot from the disk to see if we can get-around whatever's hanging things up, but we get the same messages (can't repair, System Restore Wizard already running). ... Read more

A:Vista won't start after December 10 updates

I've been unable to locate the meanings of the Problem Signatures in the above message. Does anyone have a listing?

While waiting for a reply, can you post the results of the Startup Repair process from the SrtTrail.txt log file? It's usually located here: C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt

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Security patches have been issued for both Windows and Internet Explorer. This update went well on my home PC with no issues and I recommend updating all workstations as soon as possible. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-054Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (905915)http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms05-054.mspxImpact of Vulnerability: Remote Code ExecutionMaximum Severity Rating: CriticalSecurity Update Replacement: This update replaces the update that is included with Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-052. That update is also a cumulative update.Addresses four Vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer: 1. File Download Dialog Box Manipulation Vulnerability (CAN-2005-2829)2. HTTPS Proxy Vulnerability (CAN-2005-2830)3. COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CAN-2005-2831)4. Mismatched Document Object Model Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CAN-2005-1790)Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-055Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (908523)http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/...n/ms05-055.mspxImpact of Vulnerability: Elevation of PrivilegeMaximum Severity Rating: ImportantAddresses the following Vulnerability in Windows: Windows Kernel Vulnerability - A privilege elevation vulnerability exists in the way that asynchronous procedure calls are processed within the kernel. This vulnerability could allow a logged on user to take complete control of the system (CAN-2005-2827)Windows Update Link http://w... Read more

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I have many Windows 7 PCs that are no longer getting automatic updates from Microsoft.  This is the issue caused by the expired date noted in many articles online, such as the two below.
I can manually correct this by running the troubleshooter in control panel to fix windows update as an administrator and then restarting the windows update service and checking for updates again.  I also had success changing the computer's date to someday
in Nov. and then restarting the windows update service and checking for updates again.
The problem is I have over 60 of these.  I have yet to find a way to correct this issue globally in my environment using Group Policy or any other method.  Does anyone know of a way to accomplish this?

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I downloaded 14 updates for XP yesterday and when I restarted the system it would not boot. Would not boot into safe mode, last known good config or normally. It just keeps looping.

Is there any way I can uninstall those updates? What could the problem be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Happy Holidays


A:XP will not boot after installing December 2013 Updates

One other thing. I just read the Boot Loop thread and I tried to get into the Recovery Counsel. It wouldn't let me because the incorrect password was entered.

I got into recovery just in case I need it.

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I received notification that 8 important updates were available. My heart sank, but I started Windows Update installing them and went away. When I came back my heart sank further when I found that the updates had been cancelled (see screenshot if I can post one here). Your instructions for posting about failed updates are to download System Update Readiness Tool, which I am supposed to run uninterrupted. It may take a few hours. Sorry, I do not have a few hours. Is there anything I can do in the meantime or do I trash my computer?

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Dear IT Pros,
I have 2 questions that need your help and professional advice.
1) Does Microsoft has a tool to check whether a patch (KB) was superseded by another KB? In my case, I'm trying to search whether this KB4022715 and KB4025339 (both of this KB was released in 2017) was superceded
by another KB. This is because a security consultant has advised us to install both of this KB to prevent vulnerabilities but since it was released back in 2017, I suspect there must be a newer KB that supercedes it
2) Can advice what KB I need to download regarding this 2 bulletin ID CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2019-11135? Can't seem to find it after much googling

Thanks in advance for the help

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Our organization has recently deployed the December 2017 patches that included security updates for Internet Explorer. Many users with the new patches (including KB4052978, and KB4054518) have difficulty in accessing several different websites or portions
of websites. The error that appears is the generic, "This page can't be displayed." This issue started immediately after installing the new patches, and is occurring in IE11 on machines running Windows 7, or Windows 10.
On every PC with the issue, the same webpage will load in Chrome without any errors. The problem is, even after uninstalling the updates and rebooting, the issue persists, as if the uninstallation failed to set the reg keys back to the original state. The
only fix working so far is to rollback to a system restore point pre-patch installation.
Has anyone experienced a similar issue this month?

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 

A:Windows Vista Can't Check For Updates 2016

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012.
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.

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I am unable to find any security updates for June 2016 on my WSUS server.
Has the process changed or the date different from usual?
Thanks in advance.

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I have Windows Vista with IE9 its an old computer. It has been good for me, Now its sound like it time to get another computer because neither Yahoo or chrome after 2016 will be getting security update for there browers ? Is this right ? Like I said I need some one to explain this and what will be my options Thank You for your time

A:Need help understanding. What going on Windows Vista no more updates after 2016

Dimension 9200 / XPS 410  DXP061 with Core 2 Duo E6300 can go all the way to windows 10 pro.  Yes the XPS 410 will accept and fully use all 8 GB of RAM when running a 64 bit O/S. I currently have 8GB.
So if you upgrade to a modest Radeon HD 6450 from asus. You are good to go.

Works in all models Except USFF because USFF has no video slot.
Won't hurt your power supply or your wallet.
Home version of windows 7 8 10 is $109
Pro version is $199
Oem versions Slightly less.
Keep in mind that you can get an older OptiPlex like a GX620 or better 745,755, 760, 780 WITH Windows 7 for $100 .
Used Insipiron 3847 towers are Less than $400.
My 3847 with 16 gigs DDR3 ram is quite a bit faster than an XPS 410.

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Has anyone been able to get the June 2016 updates for Windows 7 by the normal "Checking for updates" method?

I haven't have any trouble obtaining the June 2016 updates for Windows XP and Windows 10, but Windows 7 is a different story.

I heard that Microsoft was going to change the way that Windows 7 users start receiving monthly updates, and apparently it has.


A:Having Trouble With Getting June 2016 Windows 7 Updates

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Hi, we are becoming more and more frustrated with the forced windows updates. These may help home users but professional products like servers are not for everyday users and sometimes require alot of configuration to get legacy applications to work.
Windows will at times force updates no matter what we choose in respect to disable them. It is NOT up to Microsoft to determine if or when the servers I am responsible for need to be patched. Any reading and research we have done here has only yielded the
ability to prolong the updates. Once installed over 50% of the servers give an endless spinning circle and require restore or rebuild, this has become unacceptable and has forced us to start testing our applications with different Linux flavors.

Is there a way to STOP the updates indefinitely?

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Good morning everyone,

I am once again having to ask for help here because I've been unable to install the Patch Tuesday updates released July 12th. (I received the "Updates available" notification yesterday afternoon, July 13th). WU just keeps searching endlessly, and after 2 hours, I restarted the computer to stop the process. (It could not be stopped in Task Manager).

(All day yesterday, July 13th, my CPU kept hovering in the 50% - 60% usage range both off-line and on-line. The only way I could get it to return to normal was what I did in Item # 2 shown below).

Also, NO error codes are being seen either.

Things I have tried thus far:

1. Ran full scans, including for rootkits with my ESET Smart Security, MBAM Premier, and SAS programs. NO issues found.

2. Opened Control Panel > Windows Updates, and changed the existing setting (i.e. Notify me of updates, but let me decide to download and install) to "Never check for updates". I then restarted the computer.

3. Ran the sfc /scannow command. NO issues reported.

4. Ran the SURT tool. The dialog box opened indicating it was initializing and said something about looking for updates. When I checked the computer several hours later, the dialog box said something like, "Installation complete". I closed the box.
However, none of the 10 Important updates (in this month's updates) were installed when I checked the WU list of installed updates.

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A:Windows Updates (7/12/2016): Unable to install. Need help please.

See this : windows update takes 25% of the cpu since today :(

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Hello All,
I have a laptop that I've been trying to install updates on for the past seven days.  However, no matter what I seem to do, Windows Update shows the "Checking for updates" progress bar with the green marquee.  Here is what I've tried:

1.  Let it check for updates for two days continuously.
2.  Ensured that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is activated.
3.  Made sure that the two services (BITS and Windows Update) are enabled and running.
4.  Reinstalled Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (twice now), and tried to run updates on a clean install.
5.  Made sure that the computer can connect to the internet.
6.  Tried AutoPatcher (on the previous install), which could download the updates, but would hang on installing them.

I'm running sfc /scannow to see if it finds anything, but this is currently a fresh install.  The only drivers installed are the ones that worked from install, and no new programs have been installed.

Are updates currently just broken for Windows in general, or specific versions of Windows (such as 7)?
Thanks in advance.

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.
I've scoured the internet trying to find a solution and have tried a number of suggested solutions none of which have had any impact.
If anyone can offer any help to get the update working again I'd really appreciate it.

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The problem seemed to have started when I downloaded and installed the new Windows 10 security updates. Nothing really triggers the BSOD, and it normally happens about 5 minutes from booting Windows to the Desktop. I just uninstalled the updates and so far so good. I wan to make sure that it was the updates and not something else (Driver, 3rd party program). I actually BSOD'd while trying to submit this ticket. Thank you for your help.

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Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7Windows 7 Convenience Update Rollup

Carey Frisch

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Once again, the never-ending saga of Windows Updates continuing to "Check for Updates" hour after hour after hour - with no results - is again plaguing me.

(I've already run the program in Brink's article [i.e. Option # 3] and cleared/reset the WU cache). Also have run sfc /scannow - no issues reported. I've also changed the WU setting in the Control Panel to "Never check for updates", and restarted the computer.

Does anyone here have any step-by-step instructions for me to try and resolve this problem and get those blasted updates installed?

Thank you for your time and any assistance.

A:Windows Updates (September 2016); Keeps checking for hours - Any help

When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change
After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
Win-7 32 bit
Win-7 64 bit

Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
Win-7 32 bit

Win-7 64 bit

After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

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Good evening everyone,

My issue is with today's 'Patch Tuesday' Windows Updates.

[System: Win7 Home Premium SP1 x64]. Computer is a standalone, not on any network, and used only by me.

Description of problem:

There were something like 14 - 16 important updates in today's batch. Most of them did NOT install. (Please see attached screenshots showing this + my current WU settings, at the bottom of this post).
NO error codes are being displayed. WU just keeps saying it is downloading updates. The 'download progress' remains at "0%" the entire time, however.

Resolutions attempted thus far:

1. Ran CCleaner, then tried to update again. No success.
2. Restarted computer 3 times, then attempted to update, without success.
3. UNCHECKED all updates except for 3, and tried updating just those 3.
Problem remains.
4. On the 3rd attempt, after waiting 15 minutes, I cancelled the download/installation.
5. Ran scans with ESET Smart Security (v9), MBAM Premier, and SAS. No issues were found.

My question: Is there an explanation for, & a resolution to, this problem?

The only potential explanation I could think of is the Windows Update servers are too busy???
(Don't recall having encountered this type of problem before).

Thank you for your for time and any help!

A:Windows Updates (5/10/2016) - Most failed to install. Reason?

You try installing Net framework 4.5.2 and restart and try again,

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Please, can anybody assist on fixing this error? I just installed the KB4577015 (September patch Tuesday) on my windows 2016  and is giving error when accessing the "security options" on the secpol. 

secpol.msc -> local policies - > security options

I already gave feedback to microsoft but no reply yet.


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

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

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

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

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Hello, Peeps.

Windows 7 X64.

The following Recommended Updates were offered today. I had previous information on all except the last four, which I Googled today.
Most are, it seems, repetitions of the Windows 10 Update stuff that many of us avoided all those months ago. So the hassle would seem to be ongoing. However, the last one, KB3184143 is an uninstaller for several of those annoying very same W10 Updates. Odd. Giveth with one hand, taketh away with the other. A couple of the last four seem OK, and (KB3181988) I have been having problems with sfc/ scannow reporting 'corrupt files but unable to repair' for a while now. Maybe this will sort them out.
The information below is taken from several sources, and the credit belongs mostly to others. I'm just passing it on.

KB2545698 - (Internet Explorer 9)
KB2592687 - Remote Desktop Protocol
KB2923545 - Remote Desktop Protocol.
KB2952664 – Prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to MS, reported to corrupt system files)
KB2970228 - Russian ruble symbol.
KB3021917 – Prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3068708 – Installs telemetry service, prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3080149 – Adds yet more telemetry
KB3172605 - (Optional Update KB3172605)
KB3179573 - Telemetry (KB3179573 - install or not?)
KB3181988 - Fixed bug in SFC scans caused by the convenience rollup (“Win 7 SP2”) KB 3125574
KB3184143 - Uninstalls several related and no longer ... Read more

A:Windows Updates offered today, 10.12.2016. Most W10 stuff and teleme.


GWX has ended.
MS even issued a patch to remove it from Win7-SP1 systems, KB3184143
If you want to subscribe to perpetual paranoia about getting Win10 on your Win7 box, that's up to you.

Also, the current version of KB2952664 has nothing to do with either GWX or telemetry:

There is no GWX or upgrade functionality contained in this update.

As for the rest, I'll leave that to other members more interested in this topic than I am.
For the record, though, Apple and Google also use telemetry.
Telemetry cuts both ways -- without aggregate data about how an OS performs in the real world, MS cannot be expected to code needed security and stability patches for Windows or its other major software (such as Office) that will perform properly.
I find it ironic that some of the folks who most loudly decry "telemetry" are the same folks who are first to complain about a "bad" patch on Patch Tuesday. (That's not directed at you personally or anyone else in particular.)

There is a definitive solution. If one destroys all of one's electronic and analog communication and computing devices, physically cuts all cables, fiber-optic lines and other connections to the outside world (not just the internet), and cuts up all of one's credit/debit cards, one can be reasonably safe.

<sorry, it's just that this discussion has grown a bit tiresome over the years. nothing personal.>

Thanks for posting your list.
And I hope you get ... Read more

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I'm planning to reinstall windows 10 and I know that it will remove Windows updates etc. Will it also remove Microsoft Office 2016 updates? Thanks

A:Will Reinstalling Windows 10 affect Microsoft Office 2016 updates?

That depends on how you plan on reinstalling Windows 10.

Do it this way and you lose everything, including all your data files and Office 2016 completely, including updates. You will have to reinstall everything:
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

Do it this way, and you only refresh Windows 10 itself and nothing else should be affected, including Office 2016:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello everybody
So  have this problem/question, so  have
a windows server 2016 standard evaluation  14393.rs1_release170731-1934,
and  have  two
updates KB3211320 and KB3192137, and the windows  me uninstall the updates, doesn't not even appear the button "Uninstall",
anyone knows how to remove this?

thank you for your help :)

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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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Our computer's installed the Feb 9th Windows Security Updates...


Now that these updates have been installed and the computer's rebooted.. we get this error when using incredibuild
Command line error - D8037
There is not enough space to create temporary compiler intermediate files.

Overall, space is not a issue..
Uninstalling the following updates above resolves the issue.

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After having installed the Windows 7 04/2016 updates today, I found that I couldn't start Firefox anymore - it just hangs and uses up 1 core. Then I tried IE - hangs and eats up another core. Same for Chrome and Opera. Then I began to suspect EMET and started
Word 2010, Adobe Reader, Thunderbird, WL Mail - all the same. Applications not opted into EMET continued to work.
I then tried to deactivate EMET's mitigations one by one and found that I had to disable "EAF" mitigation to use my apps again.

(I didn't yet try to find out which of the updates is the root of this by uninstalling 1 by 1, since WU took so long (hours) to find updates _at all_ that I haven't yet dared... Maybe later I'll try to install the updates manually on another machine and
see if I find sth.)
Is it just me who's seeing this?

System: 32bit Windows 7 Enterprise, EMET 5.5, all updates from WU (except MSRT) installed.

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Hi All,
I've just got some complaints from my users regarding the below issue the top#4 most annoying problem in Windows 10 on any hardware:

The Surface doesn?t go into sleep mode properly went you close the cover keyboard, then the Surface tablet temperature becomes super hot.The Surface won?t wake up or turn on after the Surface went into sleep mode.When you dock in, you cannot see the log in screen user name and password for Surface Pro 4 Search bar next to windows button / start menu is not working (disabled) for some of the laptop users

From what I suspect that some people runs the Windows Update manually to the latest version 10586 and the majority are still on 10240.
Are those problem fixed in the latest build ? If yes, what is the latest build number and how to get them ?
Do you think is it safe to perform upgrade for all 10240 to the latest 10586 companywide on normal PC/Laptop or even on Surface hardware ?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows 10 issues since January 2016 on wards ?

I've heard (don't know) new Intel drivers fix/help with the sleep issue http://www.delhidailynews.com/news/M...rs-1453203572/

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So, my system was working fine up until the WIN 10 updates dropped last week, now I'm having positively maddening display issues that I can't seem to resolve with updated drivers, etc. Basically, what I'm getting is:
SUPER sluggish response on the desktop: i.e. move an icon, wait for it to manifest; drag a selection box, equally delayed and choppy regeneration, etc. Like 5+ seconds, ghosting you have to wipe with a window, and whatnot.Open windows not populating with visible content, white or just plain transparent to the desktop when opened. Glitchy blocks as you drag them around.But oddly enough, things like my usual software and the browsers are unaffected (unless you go to save that is) inside their receptive interfaces. I'm having no issues typing this right now, for instance.

What's going on and how to I alleviate it? It has to be some driver conflict as when I startup the issue is fine for a bit, then as startup progs fire up the crapstorm begins. Is there some fix I can apply, or is there a way to rollback the drivers? My video card is a Nvidia Quadro K620, and I've got the latest drivers on here... like I said, everything was golden until WIN 10 updated. Help a brotha out! Big thanks in advance.

A:Display issues after February 2016 Windows 10 update.

Go to the Windows Updates section of all settings and click advance to view your update history. Check to see what drivers if any were installed.

You may want to run check disk. errors on your hard drive can cause performance issues like the ones you are describing. Right click your hard drive, choose properties, click tools tab, and schedule a check disk for your next reboot. It may auto repair if errors are found.

You can right-click the start menu and open device manager to view your devices. From there you can roll back drivers but i don't recommend doing this unless you are sure it is a driver issue.

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I'm at my wits end on this one and have searched online blogs and guides for hours to no avail.

I'm trying to log into a desktop only version of Outlook (one with full ribbon and lots of choice tool bars etc) as opposed to the basic offering of 365 or web outlook. I managed to get into it using a clients email address earlier but now I can't gt that one off my system to log in a new one to ty out some new things I need setting up such as email mail merge. I can't do lots of testing and trying out on their account but I'm unable to delete that one from the account settings. I tried setting up another one in the account settings and changing the default but still no joy getting rid of it.

Hopefully some of this makes sense and you can help.

Many thanks
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8084 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 930119 MB, Free - 828708 MB; D: Total - 22609 MB, Free - 2226 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1971
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Outlook versions issues on Windows 8 Office 2016

do you mean logged in - for account info

the screen shot would have my Name and my Email address shown, where I have blanked out ?

or setup to use a MS Account ?

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I'm going to buy a new license of one of these product, so any suggest please?
I have used Bitdefender, Avast, Kaspersky ( about 3 years ago), I haven't used Norton and Trend Micro.

A:KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

Out of all these,and your prerequisites,I would go with Kaspersky!
PS:This is from personal experience,and other members may have varying opinions!!

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We have new driver and firmware updates for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book devices.

Click the headings below to go to the specific location for your device on the Download Center. At the Download Center, click Details then click + More to see all available downloads for the device. For all devices you can follow the same deployment process that is used for Surface Pro 3 described at Surface TechCenter.

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/surface/a...k-devices.aspx

Direct Download:

SP4: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49498

SB: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49497

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Now! ESET has just released their newest security suite: ESET Smart Security 9 (2016 Edition). These products are on the top of security suites which are produced by giants on security companies. Most of them released 2016 editions of their products. I want to compare on their newest products with new features (such as on ESET: Banking Protection, Bitdefender: Ransomware Protection and new Firewall, etc...) and some enhanced features.

And now, which is your choose for your security? Please let me know your opinion!

A:Battle: Kaspersky IS 2016 vs ESET Smart Security 2016 vs Bitdefender IS 2016 vs Emsisoft IS 10

its hard choice choose between Eset,Kaspersky and Emsisoft.
in fact i never test Eset 2016, but i tested kaspersky and Emsisoft, Kaspersky 2016 really go lighter than Emsisoft(now i am Emsisoft useres)
by your budget and your interest u can choose Emsisoft or kaspersky.

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SpywareBlaster database update 10/05/2016
11 NEW items (IE/ActiveX)
for a total of 17,522 items in database
After updating, be sure to enable all protection!

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Released: Beta updates ? 2016-07-02

Emsisoft Emergency Kit ? with BETA updates enabled:
Improved: Added a new ?Last update? column in the license selection dialog that helps finding un-used licenses in multi-seat environments.
Improved: License key validation and mapping.
Improved: Automatic update process.
Improved: Computer name added to scan log.
Improved: A2CMD now processes ?/?? and ?/help? even if no valid key installed.
Improved: A2CMD now processes ?/k? and ?/u? combination in one commandline.
Improved: A2CMD /? wording.
Fixed: Various occasional crash bugs.
Fixed: Issue with button order.
Fixed: Occasional issue with ?Quarantine selected? and ?Delete selected? buttons.

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Source: Beta updates ? 2016-07-02

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