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    This topic contains 7 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  PKCano 7 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #321111 Reply

      Da Boss

      Should anyone need the Windows Update Troubleshooter, below are the direct links for the downloads for respective operating systems:

      Windows 7
      Windows 8.1
      Windows 10


      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • #321218 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      In Windows 10, you can also find it in the OS at:

      Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshoot > Windows Update.

      There’s a bunch of other useful Troubleshooters in Settings > Update and Security > Troubleshoot as well.



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    • #348464 Reply


      What does one do with a file that has a “diagcab” file extension?

      • #348479 Reply

        Da Boss

        You can download it and store it on your desktop (or other convenient place). When you want to troubleshoot Win10, you can double-click on the file and use it to do so.

        Edit: Correction, not HIDE, but troubleshoot.

      • #349625 Reply


        Excuse me. Win 10?  Then why are direct links for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 being given?

        • #349630 Reply

          Da Boss

          Because there is a troubleshooter for each version.
          This is the Tools Forum, and they are tools.

          • #349990 Reply


            You said “When you want to HIDE an update in Win 10…”.  Why should i use the tool at the Windows 7 direct link above to do a hide instead of using hide update in Windows Update in Win 7?

            • #349995 Reply

              Da Boss

              Sorry, my mistake. Should have been troubleshoot, not hide.
              See the post directly above yours.
              I have corrected the other one.

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