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Greetings All,Recently did a Clean Install of Windows 7 X64 on an HP DV7 and now My Windows Update will NOT work. It just goes searching forever / endlessly. I have tried and downloaded and installed a few KB Numbers (KB3083710, KB3102810 etc. ) to try and fix the issue with NO avail.  Yes, I am losing my Hair fast   Could  some one please help me with the Latest KB Numbers or Solutions I can try as of August 2016?  Any Help would be greatly Appreciated.Thank You in advance for your time.Best Regards, Rob 

A:What are the Latest KB Numbers to fix Windows Update NOT wor...

Rob3307 Folks have bandied about a couple of different KBs -- claiming these both "fixed" Windows Updates.  But further examination has revealed that NOT to be true. I continue to support a bunch of Win7 PCs, some of which were rolled back from Win10 because the owners disliked Win10 so much.But, I have noticed that recently, Windows Update has been performing really slowly on ALL these machines.The symptoms are that it searches for HOURS -- and does not appear to make any progress!OR .. it finds stuff, but then goes into downloading for HOURS ... and does not appear to make any progress!Anyway,  check for a Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads\ folder.  This is where Windows Updates stores the updates it downloads and its working files.  IF it exists, Windows Update is working -- even though you see no progress.  Over time, the folder will grow until all the Updates have been downloaded.  Then, it will shrink as the Updates get applied.  When done, Windows should remove it. If it does not, you can remove the contents of that folder, but do not remove the folder itself.And yes ... updates are taking hours (or days!) when they used to take only a few minutes. So basically, there is nothing wrong with your PC.  And -- if you RESET it, you are only going to make matters worse as that will start the Update process from scratch, and the last time I did that, it took three full days (!) to find, download, and apply all the updates... Read more

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Greetings All,Recently did a Clean Install of Windows 7 X64 on an HP DV7 and now My Windows Update will NOT work. It just goes searching forever / endlessly. I have tried and downloaded and installed a few KB Numbers (KB3083710, KB3102810 etc. ) to try and fix the issue with NO avail.  Yes, I am losing my Hair fast   Could  some one please help me with the Latest KB Numbers or Solutions I can try as of August 2016?  Any Help would be greatly Appreciated.Thank You in advance for your time.Best Regards, Rob 

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Hi folks,
When windows 10 was first released I downloaded it and burned to DVD using the media creation tool from Microsoft.
As windows 10 has now had a major update, and I want to create a DVD with that update on it, without having to reinstall it later, as I have other partitions on my computer to update to 10 as well.
So my query is, does anyone know if I was to download windows 10 32 bit from Microsoft again (using the media creation tool from Microsoft) will it include the latest major update to 10?
Thanks for any help

A:Is windows 10 latest big update included in latest media creation tool

Microsoft has made available a download able iso for win 10 1511. If you don't see download link on win pc then try on some other device.. like an android phone or tablet. That's how I got it downloaded and had clean installed. Hope this helps.

EDIT link: Windows 10 ISO

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Win 7 Users: Please post your latest version numbers for Explorer.exe?

Can you please go to C:\Windows\Explorer.exe
Select the file PROPERTIES and see its VERSION NUMBER.

It should be similar format as my example below.

Mine is this - 6.1.7601.17567

A:Win 7 Users: Please post your latest version numbers for Explorer.exe?


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Hi, i wanted to know if there is any other way to update windows 7 to latest-present updates via offline / download standalone update installer ?

currently i'm using "monthly roll-up updates " which i understand that i've to install it one after another?
but some, day i've to taken care of many computer (clean install) it's taken too much time by doing so.
is there any install package to update windows 7 to the latest updates to make it 'present' as possible without using windows update (online check for update).


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I have Acer Aspire 5750G. My current BIOS version is 1.07. The latest version is 1.12.

There are a few versions in between. Should I do incremental updates and reach 1.12 or should I just go direct to 1.12?

Many Thanks!

A:BIOS - Incremental updates to latest vrsn or direct update to latest?

Bios updates are cumulative, so you only need the latest.

You also don't need to update the bios unless there is a fix in it/them that fixes an issue you may be having. For the most part updating the bios is as easy as updating a driver, only if a bios update goes wrong you can't roll back to the old and you basically end up with a nice paperweight.

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Microsoft has released a package of several updates ,some of them 15 M.B.'s in size ! They where not released as criticial updates however as important updates . Iam still on a dial up internet service and there is no way I can sucessfully download anything over 4-5 MB's without the download not completeing or being corrupt ! For now I have hidden all of the latest updates released . Also Iam having trouble with update KB979909 a 1 M.B. update that downloaded to my system howefever it will not install . How do I remove this update from trying to install everytime I shut down my PC ? Thanks in Advance to All,

A:Windows Update latest update package ?

Also Iam having trouble with update KB979909KB979909 or KB979906 (.NET Framework update)?

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Anyone doing a fresh install of Windows 7 should manually install SP1 (if needed).

The Windows Update Agent was renamed to Windows Update Client.

Manually requesting a search for Windows Updates on a Windows 7 computer with SP1 install should prompt the user to install a pre-SP1 Windows Update (WU) Agent (7.6.7600.320). Seems odd.

That old WU Agent worked just fine until Microsoft changed the update servers. The info coming back from the servers seems to now cause high RAM/CPU usage for some computers... but that old WU Agent should eventually get the job done. The computer might be useless for any other task for 24+ hours.

You can skip installing that old WU Agent and manually install the latest WU Client instead. Or, you can manually install the latest WU Client over top of that old WU Agent.

However, below is what I encountered when I went to install the latest Windows Update Client on a W7 pro 64bit SP1 computer.

I started by using these search terms in Google:
"Windows Update Client" "March 2016" "Windows 7"
As this post ages, replace "March 2016" with the current month/year.
If that does not find the desired KB, try the previous month.

That lead me to this link for March 2016: KB3138612.

The W7 pro 64bit SP1 computer has IE8 installed by default.

Visiting KB3138612 via IE8 got me this:

Clicking on the link to update the browser got me this:

Clicking on the link to "Continue to this website" got me... Read more

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I have a 64x vista labtop (os) and today there was a 64x update. So I updated and bout 4mins or less blue screen, tested again, got blue screen. Did this multiple times. I decided to test if something just went wrong so I went into safe mode and uninstalled those 3 updates. No issues again. If anyone else is having this issue please feel free to say so .


A:Latest Windows update 64x

there was 2 for me today. both installed fine

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I have just had an update, as per screenshot below. I have an ASUS X54C series laptop, running Win 10 Pro 64-bit.

Is this the latest update? It took a long time to download and install (I only have a 4Mbps ADSL connection), and I was worried that something had gone wrong.

A:Latest Windows update

Yes you have the latest update It was released yesterday.

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I've been lurking here for a while and learned a LOT from this forum. I have not had any problems worthy of posting til now. I have tried repeatedly to download the new windows updates posted today with no success. I get all the way to the "download and install" window then nothing. Cancelling the download locks up the computer and requires a reboot. Any ideas would be most welcome. I've turned off microsoft anti spyware and Spybot resident-no change. Thank you

A:latest windows update

Found the bits service wouldn't start. Search found that problem was related to a recent uninstall of Symantec. Found a fix that solved the problem.

Start- Run and type each entry below and hit enter:
regsvr32 oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 jscript.dll
regsvr32 vbscript.dll
regsvr32 msxml.dll
And in an attempt to fix possible problems with security providers I
also did the following:
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 cryptdlg.dll

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Anyone know what the latest Windows 7 (Home Premium) update was?

I have had no updates since 20 April for both Home Premium and Professional.

Says there are no updates available.

Seems unlikely ?




A:Latest Windows 7 Update

For Windows 7, updates come out every second Tuesday of the month.

Please follow this guide here to perform a System File Check of Windows:

How to run SFC /scannow from Command Prompt - Tech Support Forum

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can anyone tell me the latest windows security update (number and date) please and how I can check if I have it.

When I went to Update history online, I saw one for today but if I look in my add/remove window, it is not there.

I am set to receive Auto Updates and I did have the yellow shield in my ST but if I go to start/windows updates, nothing happens.

Am I right in thinking that I can have 2 browsers going, IE and FF but only receive windows updates when IE is open??

A:latest windows update.

if you use IE to get the updates it should just go and see what you need and then get them...you CAN use firefox to get the updates..go to this link and find the update you need and download it and just dbl click on it to install it


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I updated Windows 10 to the latest version on July 6, and then nothing worked. Nothing I click on happens--nothing! I can get into the files, so I see that the windows.old is there (until tomorrow!), but I have no idea where to start. Clicking start doesn't even work. HELP! I need to go back to the way my computer was before the update. May I please have step by step instructions?

A:Latest Update for Windows 10

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Hello all,

I have had no internet on my laptop for about well...Maybe a month now (because of network problems which I have posted in the networking support section...no help yet though). And I haven't been able to update my computer with the latest update. I have heard that the update before this last one has caused people to have networking problems such as mine (Saying the wireless is working fine but won't load anything internet related).

So, my question is...Is there a way I can download the update package and use my memory stick to transfer it to my laptop to update my computer to see if it will fix the network problem that I am experiencing?

Thank you kindly!

A:Latest Update for Windows XP/Miscrosoft

I'm not sure if you can add all the updates to a memory stick, but it is possible to create a slipstreamed CD containing all the updates using your original installation disc. The instructions on how to do it can be found here.

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After upgrading to the newest version the drive letters don't appear in File Explorer. Can't even see a flash drive

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100T CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8020 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 905 GB (787 GB Free); D: 7 GB (7 GB Free); E: 17 GB (1 GB Free); G: 465 GB (78 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81B4
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated


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I have made several attempts to start the win10 update. The initial procedure starts OK and at about 90% it slows down then fails. The associated problem is that when it indicates yet another attempt to start and there is no way of stopping it. How can I completely stop it, reset everything and try again?

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I am using a Dell laptop and it says I am up to date, but the last update was on 11/11/15 "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB31052130)". How come I never got the December 4 update, I have another laptop that I use that updated, but not on this one.

A:How do I get the latest December 4 Windows 10 update?

Cumulative updates contain all prior cumulative updates, and the December 4th didn't install for many of us easily. There is a new update today, the 8th. See if that one will install, and you will be back up to date.

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Thanks eddie. Problem is, the windows update site is sending lots of computers belly-up, mine included.

You go there & the site says it's searching for updates. Nothing happens after that. Zilch! Then your computer locks up.

Do you have a direct link to this download? If not, I'll head over to dsl reports & try to find one there. That's where I got the links last time. This update problem has been going on for several days now.

Boy, I sure hope you have a direct link.


I found this at the dsl site...

The updater at M$ is horrible -- & those guys at dsl forum are on broadband. Without a direct link, eddie, it's just about hopeless.

Any ideas anybody???

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Installation of latest Windows 10 update, which I believe is version 14393, fails after about 71% or so of the end action of installation, replacing version 10586.  The failure action is as follows.  After rebooting, a notice is displayed for less than a second, stating "Attempting to recover the installation of Windows" followed by another notice for less than a second, stating "Restroing your previous version of Windows."   After a few seconds the screen goes blank except for a rotating ring of dots that continues forever until my computer is switched off.

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Hello dear windows 7 community.

I have some hardware related problems, I believe. But today I after I acquired new mob, cpu and psu. I started to doubt myself.
Here is a small overview:
OS: Win 7 x64bit freshly installed today for... 3 time(?).
CPU: Q9400
MOB: Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
RAM: 8gb of Kingston DDR2 HyperX PC8500 4GB KITx2
Graphics: XFX 5970 BE

All the latest available drivers and windows updates.
If I have an areo theme activated, launching Bad Company 2 may fail.
If I switch to windows basic and try starting Bad Company 2 it works just fine.
Alas for no reason what so ever when I tried entering uPlay (from ubisoft), I got a bsod regarding atikmpag.sys

So after a lot of google searches and thinking I came up with a theory, what if my problems are related to a windows update?
Since they started not so long ago, it must be one of the recent updates(?), but I have absolutely no clue which one it might be.

A:What is latest released windows update?

What do you mean with that Windows updates "started not so long ago"? Windows Update has been working since the day 1 of the early test versions, updates rolling out and being installed constantly since that.

Your problem is most probably non-working video drivers, at least that atikmpag.sys is a video driver file, and as such it seems your BSOD issues have nothing to do with Windows Update.


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I live in Lima Peru and have a Spanish version of Windows XP. However my browsers and other programs have always been English versions. Two days ago my computers (a PC and a laptop) downloaded and installed the latest Windows Update (a very long Update). Since then, my Internet Explorer 7 menu bar, buttons and status bar are in Spanish. I checked the language option in Internet Options-->General-->Languages but it says English. I tried reinstalling IE many times, downloading the English installer from Microsoft, and it still won't change those bars and buttons to English. (The odd thing is that the Internet Options popUp does appear in English, it's the only thing that appears in English).

Can anyone help me with this?



A:IE language after latest Windows Update

Go to control panel and open Regional and language option and change the standards and formats and location to your and then go to the languages tab and change you keyboard language as well.

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Windows Updates downloaded on 14/4 caused significant problems. Instead of restarting in response to the prompt, the machine powered itself off. When booting up again it went into command mode telling me that there was a problem and offering to repair it, but powered off again. I managed to get it booted up ok by doing a System Restore under the Reinstall Windows option, but since Automatic Update is selected the same Updates caused the same problem when I powered off last night.
Has anyone else experienced this?

A:Problems with latest Windows Update

Get the computer working again. Then set update to notify, rather than to install automatically. Then when you are advised of the new updated, do not install it, hide it.
If you have questions with any of this just post.

These problems are common.

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I have a Lenovo aio, since the latest windows 10 update pc won't boot up all I get is a black screen with the Lenovo logo

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I want to know the latest version windows and his features

A:latest update version windows?


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Hey guys, I am having an issue where I am trying to update to the latest ATI drivers which are 10.12 released 12/13/2010. I go into device manager and find my video card (ati 5850) and when I try and update my drivers it says the correct one is already installed. Problem is these drivers are outdated (8.791). I have tried to uninstall these drivers and install the new ones from the website but the new ones will not install. I do not get any installation errors trying to install the new ones, but after I install them I go to device manager and it still lists the old ones as being the current drivers. Another issue I'm having is when I uninstall the drivers from device manager, it uninstall the whole card as well. I hit the "detect new hardware" and it finds my card and immediately downloads the older drivers and I cannot stop this process. I disabled windows from automatically updating drivers and it still downloads the drivers after the card and drivers get uninstalled. This is extremely frustrating, I have no idea what else I can do. Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. I am running win7 64bit.

A:Windows won't let me update to latest ATi drivers

Hello there, Rynzo, according to what i read, 8.791 on the device manager is the latest version:


So i guess there's no problem with your Drivers.. if you're not completely satisfied, you could run Driver Sweeper (after uninstalling ATI Drivers) and install them again

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I recently reloaded xp on my computer to fix an error created by another piece of software. Since than I cannot get my system to accept security updates from Microsoft. The down load works, but I get an error that indicates none of the updates can be installed. I am currently missing 70 updates. I have tried to load one at a time in the event I did not reserve enough disk space, but I still get the same results. Do you have any ideas how this can be fixed.

A:Cannot load latest windows update

Try this website:


It allows you to download all the patches (about 300 MB) and install what you need. I have a security camera pc(vendor configured) that does not allow access to the windows update website and I used this tool to patch the system. Hope it helps solve your issue.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12196 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 918 GB (786 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 07KY25
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
Being talked about on Twitter and YouTube: Twitter: Heads up to anyone updating windows. Apparently, if you have documents saved in your user directory, i.e. users/JohnDoe, and not one drive, the update will delete EVERYTHING in that location. So if your "Documents" or "Pictures" don't have a one drive symbol, MIGRATE IMMEDIATELY!, https://twitter.com/coolKevinator/status/1047714803127476225>


I have this update waiting to be installed: Microsoft - HIDClass - 10/27/2015 12:00:00 AM - Is that the one I should NOT install?

I don't have OneDrive installed and I don't want it installed.

What action do I need to take if any?


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I no Ethernet, but I do have wireless. Everything was functional on the 9th November, and messed up after the 10 November update. I checked everything, and the pcs running Windows 10 don't have Ethernet but my Windows Server 2012r2 has Ethernet just fine. I had XFINITY check everything on their end. I tried Winsock reset several times but no change.
Any suggestions or ideas? This happened on one of the builds before, and it seemed after a lot of hem- hawing they fixed whatever they did.

A:No ethernet after latest Windows 10 update

Hi, one of many possible ideas.. (hope you've solved this by now).. try the driver you were using before the Nov upgrade. (Maybe you can roll back). The Nov. TH2 upgrade is a MS novelty item, as you know, being akin to a new Windows installation.

A number of similar instances are reported as you've most probably found.

If you need to use a different driver to the one prescribed by MS, you will need to protect it from update (see the tutorial section - link above).

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The last time I installed the latest Microsoft update ( a few days ago) I have since noticed that some of the pictures on web sites I visit and e-mails I get have been replaced with blank frames and little X's up in the corner. The most recent e-mail I received from an on-line dating service with my current matches had NO pictures of any kind on it, not even the name of the dating service. The only way I knew who it was from was the name in the FROM column in my mailbox. Does anyone have a clue what did this and how to fix it? Thanks for any and all help.

A:latest Windows update screwup?

Installing "service pack 2" has altered some of your email security settings.

Do This:
Open Outlook Express 6.0.
Click Tools, Options, Security tab.
"Do not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a virus".
"Block images and other external content in HTML email"
Click Apply
Click OK.

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I just built a gaming PC and I updated my Window 10 to the latest version and I've been having audio issues ever since. I've tried to uninstall and install the Realtek audio drivers but I've been unsuccessful. I can't use a headset to communicate or just use it for sound.

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Hello I would like to ask:I updated my BIOS last night to the latest version. I am on Windows 10, HP Envy x360. I updated it sucessfully and I am not facing any issues as of now. I wasn't facing one before I updated. Everything was going smoothly but I saw in the HP Support Assistant that I have numerous things to update so I clicked it all & updated. When the BIOS finished installing the computer restarted and I continued updating the others (which included the BIOS internal) but in the middle of the update, I stopped it. And it said it's not applicable anymore. I clicked to update again & the other 3 (there was 4 of them including the BIOS internal) updated succesfully. I even contacted support at that same night to let them do the manual update to give me a peace of mind. The technician said I updated it correctly. But what I read on everyp site on the internet that not to update the BIOS. So I am worrying & scared right now because my laptop might encounter problems that weren't there before the update. I am regretting my decision, I am not a techy person and I don't understand the computer world very well yet I decided to update without knowing first what it was. I am very scared of what might happen because of my carelessness.My questions are:1. Will updating the latest version of the BIOS without any problems in the hardware or anything (it was running smoothly, I just recently purchased it) harm the laptop or give problems to the laptop?2. What can I do to... Read more

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Hey guys! Basically what I mean is that I've created the ISO file using Media Creation Tool right after upgrading Windows 8.1. Since then W10 was updated to the 10586 build and I was thinking of updating the ISO (just for emergencies). What are my options? Should I use MCT again and just create another ISO file?

Another option would be to download a Windows 10 torrent. Since my key is associated with my MS account I figured it would activate with no problems. What do you recommend??

Thank you!

A:How to update Windows 10 ISO to the latest build??

Why not download the ISO direct from Microsoft. Just choose the correct edition

Windows 10 ISO Download

Tech Bench

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EDIT:  Figured it out.  

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Yesterday I switched back to my XP drive on my SC430 and it at had a windows update for office 2007. I went ahead an let it install , then I noticed my DVD drive wasn't showing anymore, went back to Feb 28 to make sure on a restore and it came back. MS trying to sabotage XP ?????

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I had 11/12 GB free, then yesterday Windows downloaded a little more than 1GB of updates, and now I have 8 GB free.
Any chance to recover some space? CCLeaner says I can just delete files for 800mb.

A:3 GB lost after latest Windows update.

Reboot TWICE then run the CCleaner Temp files and Recycle bin clean-ups - do not clear log files!

THEN use the DiskClean Utility and clear everything except log files.
Then run the utility again and this time do the Advanced cleanup to remove backup files.

You then need to go back to Windows Update and reinstall any updates which the cleanup utility may have removed (last time I looked there were around 3 affected by this)

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Just posting to ask if anyone has had any system problems after the latest set of WU installs (10 June) ?

I had a couple o lockups today and ended up using a system restore to recover - I have re-applied the update and it seems OK so far.

The strange thing was that the system repair from the install disk identified my win 7 7100 as vista ultimate before actually running the repair

One thing I did notice was that this update reset my start screen to the default one

A:Problems with Latest Windows Update?

I am using 7201 x64 and everything seems to be fine for me. Then again those updates are not showing up for me in WU.

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My latest windows update won't seem to update properly - it starts then stops and comes up with the following message

Updates were unable to be successfully installed

The following updates were not installed

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB886903)


A:Windows XP SP2 won't update the latest update

I didn't try that one, but I had the same thing happen last night when I tried to install a different update. Maybe there's a problem with the updates themselves?

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 How to tell if my Internet Explorer 11  (Win.10)is up to date  and how do I get the latest update if I don't have it ?

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It's around 9.30 PM Australian time, 30th October 2009 and my PC (Windows XP Pro) has been active for around
30 minutes with a huge automatic Windows Update,.. so far it indicates that it has only downloaded 4% of the total update. Is this normal for Widows updates to be this big,.. I have a Broadband connection which is reasonably fast and I find it hard to believe the size of this update and and this rate, the incredibly long time it will take to complete the update. Does anyone else have this update happening at this time ?

A:[SOLVED] Latest big windows update...huge !

Progress with this huge Windows update,.. last night downloaded and installed 18 updates which took a couple of hours. Today (Saturday 31 October 2009) my Windows automatic updates started again and downloaded and installed Service Packs 1 & 2 for 2007 Microsoft Office Suite. For the above updates, it took quite a few hours and a total of 533 MB in size. Is Microsoft playing "catch-up" or is this normal. Are any of you guys having this big update or is it just me?

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Hi, all! I just installed the latest Windows Updates . It caused Internet Explorer 11 to not open webpage and crash almost instantly. I did a System Restore and the problem was no longer there. Has anyone else had a problem like this or know which particular update may have caused this problem? Note that my Firefox and AOL browsers were not affected by the updates.
Thanks, Mark

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Greetings All, Most recently did Freah Install of Windows 7 onto an HP DV7 Laptop and now my Windows Update will NOT work.It just searches endlessly. What are the Latest Solutions to FIX Windows Update NOT Working?Any assustance would be Greatly appre iated.Best regards,

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Hi everyone, I'm new here and was wondering if I could get some help with the most frustrating problem I've come across since I got this computer.

About a week ago, I was using my computer and although I had downloaded the next to latest Windows Update I had not restarted my computer for the changes to come into effect. I normally leave it running, so this was the first time in a couple of days that my machine was off, for any reason. After it booted back up, however, it could not connect to the internet either by LAN or WLAN even though it says it is connected and I can browse the other computers/devices on my network.

I disabled my wireless card in case of conflict and tried to connect solely by ethernet cord to my wireless router, but it did not work. I then tried giving it a direct connection to the modem, but still no dice. The router is definitely not the problem because the other wired and wireless devices around my house connect perfectly to the internet. I know the ethernet cord isn't a problem also as I've tried connecting my PS3 to the router with it and it worked fine.

Since I know the LAN hardware is there, I tried to reinstall the drivers from Dell's website (an Intel LAN driver and a Realtek one) but was told by the Realtek driver installer that there was no hardware detected which only served to confuse me further.

I only want to reinstall Vista if I really, really have to...but if it has to be done, it has to be done. Thanks in advance for any he... Read more

A:LAN and WLAN not working after latest Windows Update

Go back a week before you installed the updates with System Restore. Either way post the results for further help.
System Restore - How to

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I run a very tight ship thanks to you folks and I keep a regular check on my services page to make sure nothing is starting that shouldn't. Consequently, although I don't know what half of them do, I am aware of most of the services I have starting automatically and manually. Today, when I checked, I discovered stuff has been starting manually that hadn't been in the recent past; at least I think this is the case. So my question is: has anything happened with this last critical update (13/12/13) that might cause extra services to start manually without my participation.

A:latest Windows critical update issue

A lot of things will cause services to start when in 'manual start' mode - and may have nothing whatever to do with updates.
There is a misapprehension that this setting means that the service will only start when the user requests it - this is not true. It simply means that the service doesn't start until something else triggers it.

Please give examples where the behaviour you believe has changed.

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Ever since the windows update on 10/14/14, my computer has been loading slowly. Games and apps which took 10 seconds to load up now take 2-5 minutes. I'm using Windows 7 Home SP1.

A:Latest windows update slowing down my computer

DETAILS, Please!

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)
Open Event Viewer
click on the Windows logs entry in the left pane to expand it.
Now click on the Application entry - wait while it loads.
Click on 'File' in the menu bar and select Save...
Save the file as Appevt.evtx
Repeat for the System log
then zip both, and upload them.

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