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Q: microsoft "Your device needs the latest security updates"

This Windows10-looking update had tried several times and I have to reboot several times, but it seems to be unsuccessful.  Is this even a legitimate Windows 10 update?  Don't you usually ask permission?


Post a screenshot of what you are seeing, because it does sound suspicious.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...
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Hi Kathy, if the notice you receive is like this, then it is a legit Update:

https://imgur.com/a/OIj1V
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With regards to why it is failing, are you running a 3rd party Anti virus?

If so turn it off and try the update again . . .
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Hi Kathy. I'm Greg, a volunteer installation specialist and 8 year Windows MVP, here to help you.

Try this new guided walk-through to repair Windows Updater: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164/...

Also check at Settings>System>About if you have Fall Creators Version 1709 and if not what I would do is manually install Fall Creator Version 1709 by installing Media Creation Tool and choosing to Upgrade Now. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/m....

This the most stable method to upgrade to the new version (which you need anyway) and will bring you fully up to date with reinstalled Windows that often will solve any other problems you have.

You can use the same tool to download the ISO or create bootable media so you only need to do it once, and have the bootable media for repairs or possible Clean Install.

If there are any hurdles during the Upgrade see these steps to optimize the install as this is evidence it's corrupted: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

You can also go over this checklist to make sure the install is set up correctly, optimized for best performance, and any needed repairs get done: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

But remember that a factory or Upgrade install are inferior installs that most enthusiasts would never run in the first place because they'd expect endless issues. Most prefer to do the gold standard Clean install from this link which has had no reported issues: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki...

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I'll keep working with you until this is resolved.
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I rebooted because I don't trust it.  If/when it happens again, I will provide a screen shot.   I will go to a microsoft site to update my Windows10 version, if it even needs it.

For others, yes, I am running Norton/Symantec.

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Hello,

See if this fix helps you:

https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-your-device-needs...

Let us know if this helps!
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Andre: your replies actually look suspicious provided that they do not solve the problems created by MS itself.

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Post a screenshot of what you are seeing, because it does sound suspicious.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wik...

Do you want me to forward you the email?

I am not touching this link

DG

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