windows update

  1. Z

    Windows XP SP3 Cannot access windows update

    As of recently, there was a widespread ransomware worm attack on computers worldwide due to an exploit in windows servers (im not going to go in depth) and basically the best protection now is to install the latest update from windows that fixes that exploit to prevent attacks. I have...
  2. T

    Windows 10 Update Fails Error 0x800705b4 -Solution-

    => THE PROBLEM I have Windows 10 on all 3 of my home machines; two are on the original release (v1511) and I was forced to update the third to the Anniv. Update (v1607). Windows Update (WUP) was working on all machines until about a week ago. On the two v1511 machines, "Check for updates" would...
  3. TiernanW

    Windows 10 Windows Update Severely Slowed Down PC

    Hey! A couple of nights ago I let my Windows 10 "Update and Shut Down" but when I booted it up again the next morning it took literally 10-15 mins to get the lock screen. After this it took a further 5 minutes to get to my desktop when I typed in my password. Applications take a minute or so...
  4. Neemobeer

    Speed up Windows 7 'Windows Update'

    After all the recent changes to Windows 7 update mechanisms, many people have run into Update scans take hours or days. This appears to be a legitimate way to dramatically increase the scan time. Speed up guide from networkworld.com How to speed up Windows 7 Update scans—forever
  5. pjwhoopie1

    Windows Update has stopped updating, some have failed.

    My desktop set idle for a year, during my surgery and recovery from my latest back surgery (12th). I started updating a few at a time, most worked. I have 5 that failed. But I can't back them out because now when I launch the update program it just searches - forever. I will attach a picture...
  6. Nishant

    Problem in upgrading Windows 10

    I was not able to upgrade to Windows 10. Every time, the process failed after 60-70℅. So at last I tried to install windows 10 through media tool. I succeeded but now I am not able to activate Windows 10 using my key of Windows 8. Can I go back to Windows 8 and activate it using my key?
  7. K

    Wifi Problems

    Ever since I got forced to update my PC to "the new and improved" windows 10.1, I do not get wifi reception in my bedroom anymore with my laptop. Is there a reason for this? I got reception before... But if I go to my basement, I get full bars, it's like after I updated, Windows said "now you...
  8. U

    changing update settings to important updates only--help?

    My laptop currently has all the default update setting checked so it installs all optional, recommended, and important updates. Is it okay to change the setting to install only important updates? What are the recommended and optional updates I will not be getting? What are the pros and cons of...
  9. J

    MBR error after windows update

    My computer was installing updates and it seemed to have gotten stuck installing the final update, so I shut it down hoping that the update would succeed a second time around. Upon turning the computer back on, I got the error message "MBR error 1 Press any key to boot from floppy” and pressing...
  10. Q

    windows update keeps checking updates

    Hello, I own a HP pavilion dv5 114en. My hdd failed (320GB WD) and I changed it with 500GB Seagate. I reinstalled Windows 7 Pro x64. So I have a fresh install. I installed all my drivers. The problem is that windows cannot update itself. Whenever I try to, it keeps checking indefinitely and no...
  11. H

    Net framework and windows update issues

    So with the release of windows 10 i tried to update my computer to allow me to get the free upgrade (didnt happen) I ended up with an error in windows update of "code 900070643" I have tried everything on the micorsoft support website and even had the support team take remote control of my...
  12. Klanker2

    Can't Update Windows 7 "Low Memory"

    So, without a stable internet connection, I have disabled Automatic Windows Update, and have missed out on a couple of the most recent updates (Nearly every single one since 2013). Recently, I tried to download and install all but the optional updates, but ran into a problem. Other than the fact...
  13. A

    Getting an error codes 800736B3 and 8000FFFF when updating windows 7

    As the title says i am receiving error codes Code 800736B3 and Code 8000FFFF when using windows update to update windows 7. There are 4 updates that I am attempting to install. How can I fix this?
  14. D

    Control Panel - "no programs associated to perform this action".

    Hi, I have the 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 Pro. As far as I'm aware, all the latest updates are installed. For some reason, I cannot open certain shortcuts on the Control Panel (Default Programs, RemoteApp and Desktop Connections, Connect To and Windows Update). An dialogue box titled...
  15. U

    If I don't install the new critical update?

    I will be away from my laptop for a while. It is on but it is plugged in to the charger and it is closed. It is not being used. So I have not installed the new critical update. Since my laptop is not being used, is it bad that I have not installed the update? Or does it not matter since it is...
  16. Mike

    Welcome to Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation

    Hello, this is a new forum that has become publicly available and is designed for use on July 29th, 2015. If you are running into an upgrade problem through Windows Update, presumably running Windows 10 Insider Preview, Windows 8, or Windows 7, please always specify the following information...
  17. Install and Configure Microsoft Update Properly in Windows 7

    Install and Configure Microsoft Update Properly in Windows 7

    Microsoft Update, as opposed to Windows Update, is of critical necessity to most Windows users. Unfortunately, more times than not it, goes left either uninstalled or ignored all together with the assumption that the operating system will just "take care of itself". http://windows7forums.com
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