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Update Troubleshooting for Windows

When you install an update, patch or Service Pack you have to be prepared for anything. The update installation processes is so complicated, making changes right at the heart of Windows, that you can almost count on problems occurring – if not during the update process, then perhaps later on while Windows is doing something else. Problems often begin even sooner: even when new updates have been released, Windows Update might not find them or might refuse to install them. In this article, you’ll find the most common update errors you can expect to come across, and how you can still update your system despite the problems.

Category: Troubleshooting, Updates
Issue: 2012 Issue 5 June/July
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Article Reference: U850

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