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By Richard C.
Windows Update essentially just says "checking for updates" forever even overnight and never finds any. While doing so the Windows Update Service is constantly eating 15-20% of my cpu resources.
I am concerned I will no longer get updates as a result of this
Things I have tried
1. Malware / AV Scan (nothing found)
2. Using Microsoft's Windows Update Troubleshooter
3. Using System Restore to a time it last worked
4. Re-installing the Windows Update Client
5. Re-registering the DLL files for the BITS service
6. Clearing out the Windows Update cache
none of these solutions seem to have helped, can anyone think of anything else that might work?
OS: x64 8.1 Pro
Note: Upgrading the machine to Windows 10 is not an option, or I would of done so.
on my laptop i have w8.1 pro 64bit and on my desktop i have w7 64bit pro
i don't want to upgrade them to w10
i know GWX Control Panel ,i know the option in policy
Turn off the upgrade to the latest version of Windows through Windows Update &
but is there a list of update important and optionals (mosty optional ) to hide ?
i don't want to have nasty surprice
i looking for a list of these updates to hide
can you help me please?
I decided to move to from Windows 7 to 8.1 today on my laptop, and cannot figure out how to stop the Silverlight Update Express that keeps rolling in! There are 9 optional updates for Silverlight, and I keep hiding them, and hiding them, but they won't stop. Why do they have nine separate optional updates for the same damn thing? Are they trying to drive me crazy? I thought Microsoft was killing off Silverlight anyway?
Oh, and you don't even want to know how many Office updates that keep showing up for the parts that didn't even get installed... well, ok since you asked nicely, 32 updates for the parts that didn't even get installed.
On the plus side, wow, compared to the Windows 7 updates, this thing flew! So it wasn't all bad!
Thanks for listening!
By Ian W
Do you use the Libraries feature introduced in Windows 7 and / or the Saved Search (otherwise known as Virtual Folder) feature introduced in Windows Vista? If so, do you have a preference for either feature?
While I like both features I, as you probably expected, prefer the Saved Search feature. Both Libraries and Saved Searches consolidate content from multiple locations in a single view, and both allow users to customize their viewing experience based on the content displayed. Libraries, however, only allow users to display content based on folder locations (e.g., they cannot reference content based solely on dates, file attributes, et cetera), and users must manually add folders to a library before their content will appear.
In contrast, Saved Searches can reference multiple locations simultaneously—or an individual folder(s) if that is what a user desires—based on a user's criteria such as specific names, dates, metadata, types, and words or phrases within files themselves. Also unlike Libraries, users can refine their Saved Search results with Boolean operators, natural language search (in Windows Vista and Windows 7), query composition, and / or the options offered by the column headers in File Explorer.
This week I updated a small business with 3 Windows 8.1 installations to Windows 10. Each of the Windows 8.1 systems had its own key, but all systems had the exact same hardware. After updating to Windows 10 pro the license keys for all 3 systems are now the same. All systems say that they are activated and have a valid license. Will I have a problem in the future with this client? and has anyone else seen this problem and if so how did you fix this?