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KB-11074: How to Run a Windows Update on an Elevated Desktop

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28 September,18 at 01:35 AM

Question:
   
When the taskbar settings is invoked on an elevated desktop, the desktop reverts to the normal mode.  This is expected per KB-9527.  How can the Windows Update be run from an elevated desktop?


Answer:
  
Windows Update can be run using Powershell commands.
  
1) Download the powershell module and put it in the path for PowerShell. 
     For example:
a) Download the PSWindowsUpdate.zip from here
b) Unzip the package into c:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules
  
2) Start Powershell as Administrator
  
3) Set the execution policy to unrestricted
  
PS > set-executionpolicy unrestricted
 
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4) Import the powershell Module
 

PS> Import-Module PSWindowsUpdate
  

5) Get the Windows update as follows:

PS> Get-WindowsUpdate

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6) Install the Windows update as follows:


PS> Install-WindowsUpdate

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