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      • #321111 Reply
        Microfix
        AskWoody MVP

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

        Windows 7   http://aka.ms/diag_wu
        Windows 8.1  https://aka.ms/diag_wu
        Windows 10 https://aka.ms/wudiag

        HTH

        Win8.1 Pro | Linux Hybrids | Win7 Pro O/L | WinXP O/L
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      • #321218 Reply
        jwitalka
        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.

         

        Jerry

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      • #348464 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

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

        • #348479 Reply
          PKCano
          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
          anonymous
          Guest

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

          • #349630 Reply
            PKCano
            Da Boss

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

            • #349990 Reply
              anonymous
              Guest

              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
                PKCano
                Da Boss

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

      • #2290993 Reply
        anonymous
        Guest

        These 2 don’t work anymore:

        Windows 7   http://aka.ms/diag_wu
        Windows 8.1  https://aka.ms/diag_wu

        Any ideas where I can get them?

        Thanks!

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