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Offline mary3444

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Windows Update
« on: July 29, 2016, 01:13:53 PM »
Windows said i had a update Intel Corporation driver update for Intel (R) HD Graphice 4400.

When I try to update it says failed with a Error Code 80070103. I have tried a number of times.

Don't know if I need this update or what is going on.

I am the one who knows nothing about the computer so I need help

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Mary

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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 03:05:01 PM »
Hide it. Do not install driver updates from Microsoft.

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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 06:43:20 PM »
If the computer is working fine I would not worry about the update and hide it as plodr said. Once hidden it should not be offered again or attempt to install.

How to hide a update in WIN 7 example :

http://www.simplehelp.net/2011/01/28/how-to-hide-unwanted-optional-windows-7-updates/

If you really want to check that all your intel drivers are up to date you can go here and download there utility:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016, 08:16:26 PM »
Hi, I want to thank you for your help. techie-thank you for showing me how to hide the update but this has not worked. I did what you said yesterday & today when I went to shut down the computer it said I had 1 important update to down load.

Again it fails, it says it is a important update not a optional update if this matters.

I don't know what I am doing wrong but it is a pain every time you want to shut down it shows up.

Help

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Mary

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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 09:42:38 PM »
Turn off driver updates.
This is for Windows 7.
1. On the right side of the window that opens when you click the orb (old start button on XP), click on Devices and Printers.
2. At the top of the window under Devices, you will see your computer. Right click it and select
Device Installation Settings.
3. Make sure NO, not yes is selected. Also select Never the last option under No.
Check the attachment to see how it should appear.
4. Be sure to Save changes before you close the box.

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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2016, 10:02:42 PM »
plodr, thank you.

I did what you said & hope this works. I am so glad you let me know how to do this.

I have a question as I don't know the answer: I now turned off driver updates, I don't need them to keep this computer working right. Like I said I know nothing about the computer.

Once again, thank you
Mary



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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 11:50:37 PM »
It is rare for a driver to need updating if you keep using the same version of Windows.
Also if a driver does need updating, it is better to go to the maker of your computer (Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, etc.)  and get the driver from them.

If your computer seems to be working well, chances are you do not need to update any drivers.


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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2016, 04:28:09 PM »
The Driver Golden Rule:  If it ain't broke, don't fix it

If your computer is working as expected, it's OK to skip driver updates ... you never know when a new release might cause problems.  That said, you should update your drivers if you're having a problem with a piece of hardware. For example, your internet connection drops now and then, or your printer isn't printing properly. One of the first troubleshooting steps in those instances is to update the driver, since the known issues may be fixed in a new update.

When you first plug in a new device, Windows will install its own generic driver so that you get basic functionality right away, it will be the bare minimum of what you need for something to work. A lot of times this is sufficient (for example, a printer), but many times downloading the driver directly from the manufacturer's web site will give you extra features (for example, sound or video).
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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2016, 05:52:52 PM »
Turn off driver updates.
This is for Windows 7.
1. On the right side of the window that opens when you click the orb (old start button on XP), click on Devices and Printers.
2. At the top of the window under Devices, you will see your computer. Right click it and select
Device Installation Settings.
3. Make sure NO, not yes is selected. Also select Never the last option under No.
Check the attachment to see how it should appear.
4. Be sure to Save changes before you close the box.
The same procedure works for Windows 10.


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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2016, 07:55:23 PM »
Hi everyone,

Thank you for the help as always. There is nothing wrong with this computer but the update failed every time it went to download, which got to be a pain when shutting down.

It is so nice to be able to ask "dumb" questions & get a answer back on how to fix the problem.

Like I have said I know nothing about computers. Now if you ever want to know anything about baking or cooking I am your gal.

Thanks
Mary

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Re: Windows Update
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2016, 08:48:57 PM »
You must have heard the saying, Mary, that only the question not asked is dumb! 

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