This guided walk-through provides steps to fix problems when installing updates.

First thing you do is select one of the listed operating systems on the page. Windows 10 users are asked to download the Windows Update Troubleshooter to their device and run it for instance, while Windows 7 users to run the built-in troubleshooter of the operating system instead before they are offered an updated -- but different -- update troubleshooter for the operating system. While you get fairly basic suggestions for Windows 7 -- try the troubleshooter, if that does not work, run a system recovery -- suggestions for Windows 10 include two additional steps.

The first asks you to find the most recent update for Windows 10 that is installed on the machine, run a search for it on Microsoft's Update site, and download and run the update again.

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Normally this product key is located on the original install disc, or maybe in your order confirmation email.

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Belarc Advisor is the standard when it comes to system information software.

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I suggest you click on advanced on the first screen that opens and disable the automatic repair option.