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Windows Update Installs Updates Automatically

Q: Windows Update Installs Updates Automatically

I had a problem with Internet Explorer Has Stopped Working. The problem still exists. One of the steps was troubleshooting Windows 7. The troubleshooter showed that Windows Update was not registered. The troubleshooter supposedly fixed the issue. I went to check the settings and Windows Update settings now are to Install updates automatically. It is greyed out and you can't change it. There is a message at the top highlighted in yellow. Some settings are managed by your administrator. The User account is set as administrator and I can't change the setting. It was set to Ceck for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them.

I haven't found anything on this and I would like some suggestions or a fix. Below is my System Information.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5861 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 74 GB (27 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, LENOVO
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


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Preferred Solution: Windows Update Installs Updates Automatically

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.)


See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

A:Windows Update installs all updates but this one.. Why?

Quote: Originally Posted by djpurity

See attachment. Has anyone else had trouble installing this update? I just ran a Windows validator on Windows 7 (legitcheck.hta) with said it was valid software (duh), and I have been able to install other updates and patches, except this one, which has to do with:

Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Restributible Package (KB973924)

I have it downloaded, but each time I try to install it, it fails. Is there a reason for this?

Hi and welcome

What error message are you getting on fail?

If no message you can go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to the windows logs>applications tab, and systems tab. Look for updates and see what event ID and "source" are listed and let us know what they are.

Kenn J++

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I have encountered a Windows Update issue surrounding some Office updates (viz., KB2760411, KB2760583, and KB2760588). Update History records no installation failures ever and clearly shows these updates were successfully installed (current count 6 times). However, they constantly show up in the list of available updates, even after repeated reboots.

Have scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, using the latest database, and nothing was found.

Have executed Option 2 of How to Reset Windows Update in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

Have followed Windows Update Posting Instructions. Have executed SURT twice. SFC reports corrupt files it could not fix. See multiple failures reported in CBS.log (zip attached), but have no idea how to fix them.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

A:Windows Update Repeatedly Installs the Same Updates

You're not alone...

Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo

Yeah, a few threads here and on MS forums too,

Here we are again-Patch Tuesday

Updates Keep Reinstalling_no error

KB 2760411, KB 2760588 and KB 2760583 for Office 2007

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Ok over the past week or so windows has been installing the same 3 updates every night! Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

So I checked to see if they failed and they were installed successfully!

I have ran 3 different MS Fixit things to no avail. I have tried to update the PC manually however it does not go past 0% on installing the updates it just says preparing updates.

I tried adding 2 optional updates to make it 5 and manually clicking update however it sticks on 0% downloading updates.

I am usually pretty good at troubleshooting and fixing PC problems however this one I am defeated! I do not want to restore if possible, will this take away ANY of my files e.g work I have done I have never had to do it before!

However if someone can suggest a fix without having to restore that would be great!

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows Update - Installs Same Updates On Shut Down - 0% Stuck

Ok something new,

I tried some more fixes I found online I tried deleting the contents of the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to no avail.

And also ran a program which reinstalled WU and all its .dll's etc.

Now I have a different problem it wont search for updates it says searching then stops and say error "8008005".

Tried disabling AV and FIrewall (Avast, Comodo and MBAM) and ran scans on all of those including SUPERAntiSpyware.

I only have one system restore from around 5 days ago when the updates were just reinstalling and i had no errors.

Should I restore to that or try and fix this error (which i have been looking how to with no luck!)


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I have automatic updates disabled; I also disable windows update and bits and allow it to run only once or twice a week; On an off chance I had forgotten to disable windows update for two days, it automatically installed an update even though automatic updates
was confirmed disabled and set to "check but do not download."  This suggests Microsoft or a MITM may be capable of pushing unwanted updates or worse.
I suspected that Microsoft and affiliates working with the NSA, DoD, Israel, and or the US and possibly other foreign governments are testing to see it if were possible to run an update with the future intent of injecting malware. I have since disabled automatic
updates and run them only at my own leisure. It is every first or second Tuesday of each month that windows releases their monthly security rollups, providing little reason to leave automatic updates on 24/7. With windows update's history of malfeasance, collusion
and security risks I recommend all security conscious users do the same. 
It would be nice to see a script for accomplishing this automatically, if anybody could provide details on how to do this, that would be much appreciated.


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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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Hi. I have a strange problem. I select the option to search updates automatically, but I must start the search manually. Furthermore, windows updates starts but it does not stop more. I used a tool by Microsoft to fix the problem. According to it, my problem was solved. Nevertheless, the situation is the same. What can I do? Thanks and best,                                                                                                            davide

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Hi there
I'm having multiple problems and the one above has come up today as I was looking into how to enable automatic TomTom connection and also Alfa wifi.  The Alfa keeps saying that Relatek driver is not connected.  Diagnostics keep coming up with different reasons and the one above is the latest.  It varies daily and I need some advice as it is soul destroying.  Is someone can help I would be most grateful.

A:Driver updates aren't automatically installed when detected by Windows Update.

FWIW:  You should never...use Windows Update for drivers.  If the system is an OEM/name brand system (e.g., HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.) you should get drivers for the system from the respective system manufacturer's websitel.

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Windows 7 x64.  Generic image on Latitude E7470s with up to date BIOS and drivers per Command Update and manually installed drivers.
Recently we've gotten a rash of about 20 systems that as they've been getting updates for Dell drivers their systems crash with BSOD APC_INDEX_MISMATCH multiple times per day.  We've tried removing the currently installed drivers manually and then reinstalling current drivers but it does not seem to fix the issue.  Has anyone else seen this?  I'm pasting the output from our .DMP output in the Debugger. What I'm confused about is the process: audiodg.exe  This is a Windows system file and not part of the Realtech driver.
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.16299.15 AMD64Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\user\Desktop\user\112817-15194-01.dmp]Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: srv*Executable search path is: Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTSBuilt by: 7601.23915.amd64fre.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600Machine Name:Kernel base = 0xfffff800`0320e000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03450750Debug session time: Tue Nov 28 11:08:18.113 2017 (UTC - 8:00)System Uptime: 1 days 16:50:22.976Loading Kernel Symbols........................................................................................................................ Read more

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My computer (windows) has been doing this for a while now, probably a year. Just now when I turned on my computer about 5:10pm, then at about 5:35pm,suddenly 2 command prompt windows appeared and disappeared by themselves, then a Google Chrome browser window opened by itself. When I went to the desktop there was a google chrome shortcut and then in my list of programs in control panel (which I have listed by decreasing installation date) the latest installed software is google chrome. I don't even use google chrome, and the only website I have visited prior to that was my homepage http://i.maxthon.com/en-us.htm and http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/. As you can see I have not been browsing random sites and not for long. This has happened with other software too, but not always with a 'warning' like this one. In fact I no longer use Internet Explorer as it is just filled with ads and every time I open it, new tabs open by themselves with all sorts of ad from fake surveys to videos, some say 'Ads by InstaShare'. On a bad day the homepage refuses to be the one I set.
Oh my god just now I tried opening internet explorer by clicking on its icon from the task bar and programs list in start (not an actual shortcut) and a message says "The item 'chrome.exe that this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut?" Sure enough when I right click and go to properties th... Read more

A:Computer automatically installs unwanted software (Moved from Windows 7 forum)

Hi Stephq,
Run Junkware Removal Tool
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down/disable your antivirus now to avoid potential conflicts. Usually you can do this by right clicking the Antivirus icon in the System Tray (lower right corner of screen).
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Vista, Win7, or Win8, right-click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient, as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next reply.
Download and Run the Farbar Scan Tool

Download FRST64 and save to your Desktop.

Double click Frst64.exe to launch it.
FRST64 will start to run.
When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press the Scan button.
When finished scanning, 2 logs will open on your Desktop, FRST.txt and Addition.txt
Please post them in your next reply.

If you lose track of them, they will be saved in the same location as FRST64.exe
Feel free to use separate replies if it's more convenient.

Let me know how it goes.
We are beginning to experience bad weather here, so I may not be able to answer for a while.

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Shortly after 3 am today, I noticed my Win 7 SP1 computer was about to automatically restart in order to complete installing updates. Before I could abort this, the computer restarted. And I immediately noticed that wretched Icon to "Get Windows 10" in my notification tray, with no way to remove or disable it.
When I checked my view updates history in Control Panel>Windows update, I saw that no less than 39 "Recommended" updates had been installed on May 31 - some issued as far back as 2012. Not one of them applied to issues on my system (the ones fixing problems with Lithuanian and Russian currency spring to mind as examples). In short, they all looked like updates I had hidden.
I checked my Windows Update settings, and Automatic Updates was still disabled. I went to Windows Update, and my "Hidden Updates" folder was empty. Well, at least I knew the what and where, if not the how and why, of what had happened.
Well, it was easy enough to uninstall the update that put the "Get Windows 10" icon in my tray - I just uninstalled the KB3035583 update from Control Panel in the usual way. Only took 3-4 minutes, including a system restart. Great - one uninstalled useless update down, only 36 to go. That should only take 2-3 hours.
But KB2600217 and KB2901983 were .NET Framework updates I had hidden back in 2015. And when I check Windows Update, it is now offering me no less than 12  Important .NET security updates that have been issued ... Read more

A:Windows installs hidden updates

Did you install the recent Win 7 SP1 KB3125574 convenience rollup? Maybe they got installed via that rollup??  Or did they get automatically installed because you didn't install the roll-up?
I have Win 7Pro+SP1 (32-bit) and I've only been offered MSE updates in past few days...
Make sure you specifically cancel the upgrade to Win 10 by clicking the link in the upgrade box to Change or Cancel... Just clicking the red X to close the box does not cancel the update. Clicking that X means you accept the upgrade and it will happen without further warning.
MS has been getting way too pushy and doing things without permission recently and that needs to STOP!

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Craeted iamge for T520 Win10 and deployed, clients are trying to install windows updates repeatly when turnrd off, don't complete do to Write filter being on. What is the prefered method of diabling updates on a Win10 image? I would think the base image would have this pre configured?

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I will start by saying I built the machine myself and originally I thought it was a ram stick, found one that I took out and the freezing stopped but it was the coincidence. It will freeze sometimes within 5 minutes or 1 hour. It is seemingly random. It will freeze with the full 16gb of ram and when i take out the stick with 12gb as well, and I figure its not the ram anymore and thats why I turn to you. I think it may be a software bug or something thats not installed. I have tried to install all the drivers that are out and the freezing happens sometimes when i go to install a program, download a driver, download a torrent, it seems during processes it just stops, screen locks up and it needs to be re-booted. Cant alt-tab, cant alt+ctrl+del or anything. Is there a program I can run to check everything? or a log or screenshots of a file or anything that you guys could use to diagnose? I'll get you anything you need, its frustrating that such a beautiful machine is freezing Also another thing that makes me think that its software rather than hardware is the fact that when i try to install windows updates they fail with an error 800B0100 and I have tried resetting the updater and running Microsoft tools and troubleshooters, nothings working.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
AMD FX-8150 Zambbezi AM3+ 8 core processor
16GB Corsair Vengence DDR3 Ram @668 Mhz 9-9-9-24
Asus M5A99X Evo SB910/950
Nvidia GeForce GTX560 2GB
Sata3 Seagate 1TB HDD
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A:My new windows 7 rig freezes during downloads, installs, updates

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with Malwarebytes scan, Clean Boot and SFC. Stress test your RAM for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Someone with expertise on RAM timing also needs to look at your settings there.

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Two days ago I was surfing the web and my computer decided to close everything and reboot, but not before configuring updates without my permission which I think is what I had it set on. My first thought was that it was some kind of virus so I shut it down before they were installed (held down the power button).

In retrospect, this was probably a stupid thing to do because then when I started it back up I got the blue screen saying windows failed to start or something like that ("this could be a hardware/software issue" etc). Anyway after a few other things, I decided to just completely wipe it and start over as I hadn't backed anything up so I lost all my files and everything else.

Then, about an hour ago it happened again while I was in the middle of a game (just quit the game and started shutting down and installing updates without any warning that I could see). This time I just left it to see what happened and here I am. I looked at what had been installed in update history and there's a huge list including:

Update for windows Vista (25 of these)
Security update for windows Vista (50 of these)
Cumulative security update for IE7 for windows Vista (1)
Cumulative security update for windows mail for windows Vista (1)
Security update for windows media format runtime 11 for windows vista (2)
Security update for movie maker 6.0 for windows vista (1)
Security update for Microsoft .NET framework, version 2.0 (1)
Security update for Jscript 5.7 for windows vista (... Read more

A:Windows Reboots + installs updates without permission?


You have to realize that we are not there, with the ability to look at the machine and the settings. May I suggest that you follow these instructions and make sure that you are on the proper settings
Windows Update - Windows Automatic Updating


Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart - Windows 7 Forums

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

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

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

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So, I acquired this great gaming PC a few weeks ago, and everything was going great - then I decided to install a fresh version of Windows 7 x64, and when it came time to install the video card drivers, I've faced a series of crashes, and it has only gotten progressively worse. Since then, I've encountered BSOD during new installs of windows 7, almost during every windows update, and during most driver installs. I was tinkering around with the HDDs (unplugging, replugging), because I read that I needed to disconnect one to be able to install properly on the SSD.

Anyways, some of the errors I've been receiving are:

and 0x0000007f

I pray It's nothing that I have to go back in and physically tinker with, because I'm so afraid of just making things worse.

I don't know how to post those long logs of errors, so if someone can try to help out a TOTAL newb, I would be very greatful. I really didn't want to come here to ask for a handout, but I'm running out of hope.

some general information:
Win 7 x64
Intel i5-2500k
MSI Z77A-G45 Thunderbolt Motherboard
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC Edition Radion HD 7850 GPU

Please be gentle.

Thank you


A:Constant BSOD, windows updates, fresh installs, etc...

Please follow - BSOD Help and Support - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I have a Compaq Presario which has a fresh install of Windows 7 (legit). All was fine until I was playing a game on Facebook and when I went to play it again one day it wouldn't load properly to the game. I saw a popup prompting that to play games you might want adobe flash player installed but I am fairly sure I installed that when I installed windows7. I am normally very thorough but I tried to reinstall it anyway since it wouldn't or shouldn't hurt.
I then found that it wouldn't follow all the way through on the install. Partway through the install I get a popup saying "Installation encountered errors. Actionlist not found."
I am also getting messages almost everytime I try to go to a website. I get a screen message that the site is dangerous and I have to agree to an exception in my security to get there. I never set my security that high or like that. It has done that on it's own. I am trying to find where to lower the sensitivity but have had no luck so far.
Sometimes when I left click on a link or anything on the webpage that requires a left mouse click it does not accept it. I know that there is nothing wrong with the mouse. I have tested and confirmed it.
Does anyone know what might me happening. My Avast virus scan shows nothing. I have Tune up Utilities and it fixed all problems it found but no help and also I am having problems with windows update. Please help if you have ideas about what is going on. Everything was fine until I put the... Read more

A:Main Problem is Windows 7 not allowing updates or installs

You can adjust your security setting from 'Control Panel / Internet Options / Security' but it is possible you have picked up a malware infection. I would advise that you download Malwareytes from here :
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

and run it as per its instructions. If this shows anything that you cannot confidentally deal with yourself, or that Malwarebytes cannot deal with on your behalf, you should post baqck here but in the 'Am I infected' section.
Chris Cosgrove

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I have a number of used Dell systems, mostly optiplex GX150, GX240, GX260 and GX270, as well as one brand new custom built machine.

There are at least 15 machines total, and on each one I've installed Windows XP Professional with SP2 on the disc. On each one, ALL or MOST of the windows updates will fail if I skip the SP3 installation. This isn't a problem as SP3 works fine on the Dell machines and they're being prepped to be sold anyway.

The problem is on the custom build. The customer specifically requested NOT to have Service Pack 3 on the machine. There are about 20 updates that fail on this machine. I've tried using Dial-a-fix to re-register dll's and restart services etc to no avail.

Any suggestions? These are all clean XP installs with no additional software other than device drivers.

A:Windows Updates fail on mulitple fresh installs

Visit my homepage and click on Fix Windows Update.

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I would have thought this a common problem, but all I've found on 3 pages of search hits and 5 pages in this forum is about upgrading from 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice versa). Still, I'll bet it's an easy one for you guys!

I have been trying to get Windows auto updates to stop telling me about updates I don't want/need (I don't use Outlook, but keep getting popups telling me to install updates for Outlook). While studying my current list of updates, I noticed that nearly all updates installed yesterday for MS Office 2007--7/11/12--say they are 32-bit. Here's what I'm running:

Dell Inspiron 620, Intel Cor i5-2320 CPU @3.00 GHz 3.)) GHz, RAM 6.00GB, Sys type 64-bit

Will my Office 2007 run okay?

And how safe & simple is it to upgrade from Windows 7 SP1 to SP2?

Thank you!

A:Windows installs 32-bit updates for Office 2007 on 64-bit Windows & PC

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/Win...ing-t16243.htmlI've been haveing similar problems to what this person is experiencing in this forum. However not only does my Automatic Windows Updates not work, neither does there webiste. I click on Custom (and express doesn't wor either), and select all updates and goto download (it doesn't dl them, its like they've already been dled). And once it starts to install them it says it Fails. I need to install these updates because, my drivers for my mouse, monitor and mouse-pad need to be updated. Along with other Critical Updates.I have done what Grinler told the other person to do, and here is my log. (I've gone through my HiJackThis log, and nothing comes up)Files found with this application may be legitimate. Only remove files that you know are malware related. Checking the C:\WINDOWS folderC:\WINDOWS\choice.exe: UPX!C:\WINDOWS\Unwash5.exe: UPX! Checking the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folderC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll: .aspack Checking all directories under the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\drivers folderC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\avg7core.sys: error finding UPX! headerC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\avg7core.sys: =FSG!u$hC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Drivers\avg7core.sys: UPX! Checking the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\programs\Startup\ fo... Read more

A:Failed Installs on Windows Update


Did you read further down...

I had a response in that message that will help you ..Try reinstalling Windows Update...Instructions on how to do that are listed in that message....

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I am using Windows 10. It restarted several times as the instructions said it would. I got all the way to 75% when it restarted once again, but this time it didn't restart correctly and eventually shut down ownly to revert back to my current version of Windows 10. Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 12137 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (864 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (I use Advanced Systemcare and IOBIT Malware Scanner instead).

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I've been experiencing a problem that several others have previously reported however each fix I try seems to unearth another problem. The problem started when Windows started spontaneously re-booting during startup. I eventually fixed that by booting of the original CD and using WIndows Recovery Console. However that seemed to trigger downloading of several updates.

Basically with Automatic Updates switched on, all updates downloaded fail to install. With Automatic Updates switched off, running Windows Update results in the message:
"The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view"

I'm running SP3 on Windows XP Home Version 2002. I've tried various Microsoft Fix It solutions but they don't seem to fix anything. ONe problem I've unearthed is that Cryptographic Service are not started and any attempt to start them fails with an error of 193: 0xc1.

My repair attempts are a bit scattergun - I hope someone can guide me through a more logical sequence.

Here is the output from the TSG Sysinfo utility"

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1535 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 224029 MB;
Motherboard: , P4M800Pro-8237
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition... Read more

A:Windows update installs fail

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Heads up and an apology, but this is long, and may be confusing.First up; My O/S is Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bitPreface:Alright cool. So I've built this machine myself and have had it since Jul 07 with minimal problems, but none really with Vista itself. Come a few months ago, I decided to install Service pack 2 beta, and soon after that, upgraded my memory. Suddenly I'm getting graphical problems, and no amount of tinkering with drivers or uninstalling or reinstalling the video card fixes them. I chalk it up to the possibility of SP2 beta might be the problem. I try uninstalling, it won't.So, that leads me to now, where I've reformatted my system drive, and reinstalled Vista three times, two being with the help of Microsoft on the phone, and every time leads to dead ends and my main problem now: windows update won't update properly. First go, I have like 74 updates, and with them all selected I install them, the vast majority fail, maybe two succeed, I'm prompted to restart, I do, then I still get 74 updates available. I decided to try and nip this in the butt, and install each update one by one, starting with all the 'important' ones first. I get about 20 installed, which they all fail the first go, then install fine; until one just won't install no matter what I do (clearing windows\softwaredistribution\download\, stopping and starting the update service).I've tried installing service pack 1 with the standalone installer, but it gives me an "intern... Read more

A:Windows Update installs continously fail

If you've reinstalled Vista 3 times (and have made sure that all your drivers are installed), then the problem is probably not with Windows.2 possibilities that I can think of are:- a boot sector virus (this presumes that you just reformatted the partition that Windows is on - and not the entire drive)- failing hardwareSince you've tested the memory and it passed, the next suggestion would be to run a bootable diagnostic utility on your hard drive.I always recommend the utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive (rather than generic utilities) - as the manufacturer sometimes uses additional tests that are specific for their hardware. There's a list of the most common one's here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/I'd also try some scans to see if there's any evidence of a boot sector virus. Here's a link to some free, online scans. The reason for the online scans is that they'll detect stuff that may have gotten "behind" your current protection. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/usas...?showentry=1252Once all that's done (please let us know the results of the tests), also please let us know your system specifications. Please include the make and model of your motherboard so we can do a bit more research.

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SnailDriver homepage.

This nice little program searches for all drivers and allow automatically download and installation. Easy to use, with a clutter free interface and free. It seems there isn't any crapware bundled either.

Handy for those clean installations.

A:SNAILDRIVER - Automatically searches/installs all drivers

Hi, Driver scanners are positively NOT recommended for Win 10, in respect of all system drivers maintained by MS.
Why? Windows 10 introduces a new model where Uncle MS knows best.

If you install a driver of different version to that Uncle MS deems best for you it will be replaced unless you take action.

However for devices or special cases esp. where the driver is not maintained by MS, a driver scanner can sometimes find missing drivers. That's happened to me twice with Win 10, once for an old laptop, once for a USB device. (I used Drivermax)

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Okay, this is the third time I'm typing this, this is not my computer. When I tried to backspace out some text by highlighting and using backspace, the full posting went -poof- and gone. Twice. Bummer. So this will be short.

This computer is a Windows 7 Home Premier Edition, 64-bit. The update kb3046269 installs over and over again, and is "successful" each time. I've tried various things, including sfc /scannow (which noticed that kb3046269 was damaged, but didn't offer any help), repairing .Net 4.5.2, etc., and have researched this problem on the internet. Nothing helpful to me there.

I should note that otherwise, Windows Update on this computer is operating just fine, as far as I can tell. Updates are found and really installed successfully, except for kb3046269, that just says that its successful. It's a mystery to me why this one update should be such a problem child.

I think that I've also uploaded and attached the requested CBS.zip archive with the surt output.

I'd be grateful for any suggestions or help with getting this update installed.


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If you are updating an existing version of Windows to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, do not be concerned if Windows Update immediately prompts you to reboot your computer because of a new update. It seems the updater installed the Update for Windows (KB2990214) update in order to allow you to install the technical preview.Here is info about the update, which is not informative at all:Installation date: ?10/?1/?2014 12:15 PMInstallation status: PendingError details: Code 80242014Update type: ImportantFix for KB2990214More information:http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2990214Help and Support:http://support.microsoft.com

A:Updating to Windows 10 Technical preview installs Update for Windows (KB2990214)

Why is it called 10?

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Several months ago, I bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook. Overall I am very satisfied, and the only issues I ever have are usually my own fault, hehe. One thing which I do not understand, though, is why whenever I install my operating system it installs the bootloader on a separate partition from the operating system.

So far, I have installed two operating systems on this laptop: Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, and Ubuntu 10.04 LHS, 64-bit. Both operating systems required me to install the bootloader on a separate partition. It is only about 100MB partition that it creates, and I kind of like having it separate, but it does cause a few issues. For one, my computer permanently fails whenever it goes into hibernation, because the active partition is only the bootloader, 100mb (not enough space). I currently have hibernation disabled.

My laptop has a RAID driver, if that is related. I was just wondering if there is any way to correct this quirky setting?

A:OS automatically installs boot record on separate partition

the way to not have the extra partition is to format the hard drive before you install win7 instead of during the install. i have read you lose the system repair option when you do this and need to use the win7 dvd.

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Hi all

The other week i was listening to a podcast and they mentioned a website where you can select a load of programs like Skype, msn and many others and it will download a file and then install all of the programs automatically.

Does anybody know the website? I often have to install Windows on computers and then spend ages installing the basic programs and this would make it loads easier but i just can not remember the name.



A:Solved: Program that installs basic programs automatically

Is this what you're looking for?



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I have several Windows 7 OEM Installation CD's.  Microsoft is about to stop supporting Windows 7 in January of 2020.  I want to download (and save to disc), each and all individual Service Packs, and all subsequent updates, etc..., so that I
can install them in the future (after future hardware failures and reloads). Where can I download and save to disc all of these updates?  Installing updates from Windows Update automatically adds the updates to the OS, but I want to keep them for backups,
forever.  Can you help me out with a link or a suggestion on how to find such a URL?  Thanks in advance!  Sincerely, James 

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I have my Windows Update set to ask me before it installs anything, because I like to know what's happening on my computer, but there are certain updates that happen regularly that I'd like to let go through automatically (like Windows Defender updates). Is there a way to do this where I can allow repeat updates like the Windows Defender definitions to go through on their own, while having the computer still ask me about other ones?


A:Is there a way to set some Windows Updates to go automatically, but not others?

No ! The only way you can individually update is by updating manually !

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In my action center im receiving this message "windows could not check for updates automatically". I dont know why Im getting this message because this is a fresh install of Windows 7 SP1 using my manufacturers restore DVD. Ive tried MSFIXIT tools and other microsoft support suggestions and nothing seems to work. Can anyone help me out here? I dont know what Im missing.

A:"Windows could not check for updates automatically"

In the windows update history, it should give an error message. A common one is if you have the wrong date and time. I assume the internet connection is ok.

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trying to get my Windows to update. When I tell it to try, it scans for a while and them stops.

No error code, it's just in red and listed as an important message in the action center.
(Before people tell me to try in Safemode, I did, and you can't. Even though Microsoft says to try that, it's not possible )

A:Windows could not check for updates automatically

give the fixit tool here a try.
How do I reset Windows Update components?

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Getting error code:

I have made sure I am logged in as administrator.
Also tried rebooting PC, modem and router.
Done Malware and Virus scans.
I'm also having trouble installing updates from online services. I think these problems are related.
Any help appreciated, thanks guys.

A:Windows Can't Check For Updates Automatically

Quote: Originally Posted by kobe1976

Getting error code:

I have made sure I am logged in as administrator.
Also tried rebooting PC, modem and router.
Done Malware and Virus scans.
I'm also having trouble installing updates from online services. I think these problems are related.
Any help appreciated, thanks guys.

Its a permissions error. Read here windows update error 80070005

Might be related to your malware (Norton?)

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This error comes up in Action Center after logging into Windows. When I try to manually check for updates, it fails with a code 800b0100 unknown error. The PC is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1.

I have tried to run the System Update Readiness tool from the Microsoft website to fix but to no avail.

sfc /scannow results in Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

I have attached c:\windows\logs\CBS below.

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows could not check for updates automatically

Hi Azeworai,
The error code suggests a corrupted download of the updates. Can you try deleting the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download? This should be safe. And then try to download and install the updates again.
Mark [MSFT]

Taken from here: Code 800B0100- Windows Update encountered an unknown error. - Microsoft Community

Consider following the above solution and see if it works.

let us know for further problems!!

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i need help. i've posted a hijackthis log a long time ago. no one ever replied back. My computer is seriously infected. my windows Update disables everytime I shutdown my computer. Also I have all kinds of pop ups. I've tried everything. Ad-aware didn't scan for anything, nor did spyboti'm about to give up an just do a complete uninstall. but I thought I'd give this forum another try. Someone diagnose me please:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:06:22 PM, on 9/22/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\WindowZones\WindowZones.sysC:\Program Files\WindowZones\WindowZones.sysC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\CFusion\cfam\program\ccmgr.exeC:\CFusion\Bin\cfserver.exeC:\CFusion\cfam\Program\dfp.exeC:\CFusion\cfam\Program\wsm.exeC:\CFusion\cfam\Program\wsprobe.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explor... Read more

A:Windows Updates Automatically Disables When Restarting

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry237066http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...mp;#entry600723As you can see above - you've posted twice before, had responses to your posts - but You never responded.You just posted a log 21 minutes ago.If you still want help, follow all the instructions in this thread as you are able to do so.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/I'm closing this thread and your previous HJT log.

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Noticed over the last few weeks that any incoming important or recommended updates are downloaded automatically but I am then notified that they are ready for installation rather than windows updates installing automatically! My windows updates options are set to install automatically, any ideas as to why it would suddenly do this? Help!

A:Windows updates download but do not install automatically

Welcome frozenreads,
I'm not sure why it starting doing this, But if you would like to try to reset windows update you can try this.
How do I reset Windows Update components?

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I would like Windows to automatically download and install its updates when I walk away from my machine for more than 5 minutes. How can this be set up?
Thanks for your help!

A:How to install Windows updates automatically when idle?

It doesn't look like the default settings provided by Microsoft allows for this kind of update schedule.

Windows Update Settings - Change

I leave automatic updates turned off. When I know I'm going to be away from the computer for an extended period of time I manually check for updates and select those updates I want to install. Usually takes less than 60 seconds to do a manual check and start the update process.

But there's a couple of things to consider. Some updates require a reboot to finish installing. Your computer will just sit there until you return waiting for that reboot. So you really won't be saving any time by letting the computer start installing updates after that 5 minute delay. The other major issue is if you have a lot of updates to install (say, more than 5.) There's always a possibility that installing many updates at one time could cause your computer to crash or blue screen. Many people have experienced this based on questions received at Seven Forums.

It might be better to install just a few updates at a time, keep track of the KB numbers, and reboot after each group of 3 - 5. If there are any problems you'll know which group to uninstall. Then you can install them one at a time, rebooting after each one. They'll either all install correctly or you'll know exactly which update is causing the problem. Save it for last and continue installing the next group. Yes, it's a lot slower this way but I think it offers a better update experience with a ... Read more

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Since August 15, 2012, my computer has not been able to consistently perform auto update installations. Most of them fail, but about 6 have been successful. I am running Windows 7 64 Service Pace 1 bit on a Dell Inspiron 560 with Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70 GHZ.

When my computer checks for auto updates, I get a message stating "Windows could not check for updates automatically."

I've run a SFC /scannnow process, but this did not resolve the problem.

I've run a Microsoft FixIt process, but this did not resolve the problem.

This is a diagnostic report from MGADiag

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {6E5C4687-83C6-4552-BDB5-8BCCC6AE997E}(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.120503-2030
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 E... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Could Not Check for Updates Automatically

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I have a flag in the taskbar that says 'Windows could not check for updates automatically (Important)'. When I click the message a window opens with the following:
'Windows could not search for new updates
An error ocurred while checking for new updates for your computer
Error(s) found: Code 8024402F
Windows Update encountered an unknown error'
It also gives me the option to try again and I did but it keeps giving me the same message.
I followed the first 2 steps given to jbpaul who had the same message. But it didn't work and the system still gives me the same message. I also tried looking for %windir%\WindowsUpdate.log logs but mine are different to jbpaul. Can someone help me? Thanks a lot.

System Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 455690 MB, Free - 349394 MB; D: Total - 20944 MB, Free - 3046 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 144C
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

A:Windows could not check for updates automatically (Important)

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Hello Everybody, Hope you all had a Good Holiday and a Happy New Year !I have my updates set to;"Windows Updates, Notify Me but don't automatically install", and have noticed my last update was 12/25/08 Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7.I think I am not getting my updates, I went to the calender schedule from BS, but am not really sure exactly how to use that ? It would be nice if there were some instructions, . . maybe there are somewhere, but I haven;t found them.I haven't gone to the Windows update page yet, but will, but first if you don't mind I'd like to get your take on this ?

A:Windows Updates, Notify Me but don't automatically install

I did get to the updates and see that the only one found is ;

Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1 (KB110806) (x86)
My guess this looks right, although actually, at this time I'm not really sure what Framework 2. is, so I assume everything is in order, I just thought maybe for some reason the updates have skipped over me this last week, I don't know how long ago, the update it chose has been there and that it was something I needed.

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This article is at How to Geek. 

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Microsoft have moved their Windows Autorun V2.1 [1] (967940) update patch from optional updates to automatic updates. This is the same patch that was released in last month?s patch Tuesday. When Windows update is next run, this patch will automatically be selected to apply to your machine. This is more likely to affect home users, as companies should be using group policies to control how USB autorun settings operate.Microsoft?s Autorun update v2.1 now automatically deployed from Windows Update <- Published: March 3, 2011Microsoft Security Advisory (967940): Update for Windows Autorun <- Published: February 24, 2009; updated February 22, 2011

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78 views and no reply. thanx in advance for any help you can give me.

A:no installs or updates

Since you are already receiving help here, please continue in that thread. Do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Further, it necessitates staff spending time with housecleaning to remove those duplicate postings...time which could have been provided to others needing assistance.Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.

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my pc wont let me install any anti virus programs. i have a legitimate copy of Windows Vista Home Premium and it wont let me install microsoft essentials or mcafee. i am currently unprotected and windows defender or windows itself will not update. i am also being prevented from removing certain programs. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.

A:no installs or updates

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For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart automatically?
Or disable restarting after installing updates?
I am leaving my computer to run programs while I am away, and it is a b*tch to see coming home and see Windows restarted.
I chose the option to download, but ask me to install. That is my solution, but I was wondering if there was any way to disable automatic restarting.
(I know, just install when you want is a great option, I was just wondering, that is it.)

P.S.: Do we have a delete post option in the forum. At least in the next 15 minutes or an hour, or posts without a reply?

A:Can I install Windows Updates Automatically, but not restart auto?

If you've set Updates to ask you to install, you are installing them yourself not automatically so install them when you can handle the restart but not when you are doing something else.

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