• July 14, 2021

How to fix Windows 7 and 8 machines in the cloud without needing to reboot

By the time you’re done reading, you may already be familiar with the problem of Windows 8 and 8.1 not being able to install any new drivers or updates on your machine.

This is because, as Microsoft points out, “most computers with Windows 8 or 8.01 don’t have the ability to install drivers.”

As a result, if you want to play games on your Windows 8.x or 8, you need to download a new driver from Microsoft.

If you don’t want to do that, you can use a virtual machine to install your Windows updates.

For those of you who want to try it out, here’s how to do it yourself.


Find out which operating systems your computer runs On your Windows machine, open Control Panel.

Under the Programs section, open Programs and Features.

Right-click on Windows XP, and select Properties.

Under Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, click Advanced, and then click the Windows XP Properties button.

Right click on the Windows 7, 8, and 8, 8.2, and 10 versions of Windows, and click Properties.

Click the Compatibility tab, and check the box that says Enable USB Mass Storage (or another type of storage).

Click OK to close the window.


Install the Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise updates Right-Click on your computer, and choose Properties.

On the General tab, under the Advanced tab, click the Update and Security tab.

Under Update, select the Windows Update tab.

In the Windows Updates tab, right-click and choose New Item.

In this window, select a computer and select the version of Windows that you want.


Install your Windows Updates Now that your computer is updated, you will need to reboot it to install the Windows updates that Microsoft has provided.

Open Control Panel and select Computer Configuration.

Under Programs, click Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Windows Updates.

Click Update, and you should see a new window that looks something like this.


Enable USB mass storage and restart your computer Now that you have installed Windows Updates, restart your machine to check for updates.

To do this, go to the Start Menu and click All Programs.

Under Administrative Tools and Windows Update, click Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System.

Select the system that you just installed Windows 8 from, and right- click on it.

Select Properties.

Select Enable USB Storage, and restart the computer.


Enable Windows 10 updates If you are still having problems, you might want to disable Windows 10 by checking the box next to it.

When you do that on the computer, you’ll see a dialog box that looks like this: Click OK.

Then, reboot the computer again.

You’ll need to restart your PC once more to apply the updates.

You should be able to update your Windows 7 machine, but it won’t update the Windows 10 machine.

In that case, you could try rebooting the computer multiple times.