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        It’s been a difficult month for Windows patches. If you’ve been following along here you know about: Odd Windows driver updates, distributed through Windows Update.

        jmwoods has a great tip about renaming the Softwaredistribution folder:

        Open an elevated Command prompt (Run as Administrator)…

        1. Type: “cd %windir%” (no quotes for everything) and press enter.

        2. Type: “net stop wuauserv” and press enter.

        3. Type: “ren softwaredistribution softwaredistribution.old” and press enter.

        4. Type: “net start wuauserv” and press enter.

        Close the Command prompt window and try updating again.

        Note: If you are trying to update logged in as a Standard user, and all users don’t have permissions to update, then you will need to be logged in as an Administrator.

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