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Windows XP Pro SP2 Available today

Q: Windows XP Pro SP2 Available today

Hi everyone,

The XP Pro SP2 became available today on the windows update site, I am in the process of installing it now so, if I don't post for a while, it's been nice knowing you

I'll let you know what happens (if I can)

all the best,


A: Windows XP Pro SP2 Available today

Hi everyone,

It seems to have installed OK I've turned of the XP firewall as I have a router that acts as a hardware firewall and everything seems to be running just fine

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I have a field for data a appoinment is for in an access table and i need to apply validation to allow entry of todays dat or anydate after today.
I have tryed stuff like ">=Now()" or ">Now() and =Now()" but nothing works please help
also can anybody help with my other problem about No changes to certain field in a table or form

A:Solved: Access Date Today or after today

If this is the same field as the first post then you will be stuck with the default value of Now() or Date().
If it is a different field then in the validation property use >=Date().
Date() is used when you do not need to store the "Time" as well as the date, Now() stores the Date and the Time.

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Hi everyone,

The XP Pro SP2 became available today on the windows update site, I am in the process of installing it now so, if I don't post for a while, it's been nice knowing you

I'll let you know what happens (if I can)

all the best,


A:Windows XP Pro SP2 Available today

Hi everyone,

It seems to have installed OK I've turned of the XP firewall as I have a router that acts as a hardware firewall and everything seems to be running just fine

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I read somewhere Feb 27th MS was going to do another download of W7? am i wrong or no? lol

A:Windows 7 beta out today?

Not that I've heard. Apart from some announcements from Microsoft and the updates that came via Windows Update on Tuesday, there really isn't too much going on right now.

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Does anybody have sollution for following problem?

I have excel97 and window XP installed. When I use =today() function on worksheet, it shows "today" correcty. But when I try to open saved worksheet, excel gives following warning:

" File.xls is already open. Reopening will cause any changes you made to be discarded. Do you want to reopen File.xls?
Yes No "

In windows98 same excelsheet worked. Also if I don't use =today()-function no problem.


A:excel97, =today() and windows XP

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The big day has finally arrived as the consumer version of Windows 10 is now available. While many around the world will obtain Microsoft's latest for free (for the first year) via Windows Update, the Redmond-based company is also offering...

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A:Windows 10 available today in 190 countries, here's how to get it

How long should I allow for the dust to settle? Is there a global ISO which allows me to make sure that I get the right version (32bit v 64bit, Home v Pro, etc) on each machine?

I have older equipment with several variations of Windows 7 and Windows 8 together with some pretty old chipsets and graphics cards. I would hate to find half way into the process that I can't upgrade.

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hi can someone help me please windows live todao wont open it says internet explorer script error live 2 char 30293 error a is null or not an object code 0 thanks!!!

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I am being offered both of the high priority downloads listed below for my XP2.
Does everyone have both versions of Microsoft. NET Framework on their computers?

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB928366)
Download size: 8.8 MB , 2 minutes
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET Framework and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0 (KB928365)
Download size: 14.7 MB , 3 minutes
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system running the Microsoft .NET Framework and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Details...
Don't show this update again

A:Today's Windows Updates For Xp

I only have 2.0 here at work.

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Several Months ago Windows Live Today suddenly started appearing in Spanish. I live in Barbados, West Indies, where we speak English. I have tried in vain to get help correcting this problem since it began. Please help.

A:Windows Live Today

Try going to and downloading the english version from there.

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Does anyone have any info on today's recommended update kb2732059?

A:Today's Windows 7 update

Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content for 2012

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Microsoft announced that it would release a security update to help protect customers from exploitations of a vulnerability in the Windows Meta File (WMF) area of code in the Windows operating system on Tuesday, January 2, 2006, in response to malicious and criminal attacks on computer users that were discovered last week.

Microsoft will release the update today on Thursday, January 5, 2006, earlier than planned.

The security update will be available at 2:00 pm PT as MS06-001

A:Windows UPDATE Today

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Ive had 10 BSoD's today, and three within the past 10 minutes (Im running a java client, its not having any problems with ANYONE else).

I have all the dumps (from today) right here. Does anybody know the problem?

Dump File : 070510-24835-01.dmp
Crash Time : 7/5/2010 7:33:29 PM
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_CALLER
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c2
Parameter 1 : 0x00000007
Parameter 2 : 0x00001097
Parameter 3 : 0xa11fec24
Parameter 4 : 0xa11fec04
Caused By Driver : ndis.sys
Caused By Address : ndis.sys+56a2e
File Description : NDIS 6.20 driver
Product Name : Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Processor : 32-bit
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\070510-24835-01.dmp
Processors Count : 2
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7600

Dump File : 070510-24242-01.dmp
Crash Time : 7/5/2010 7:26:40 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x0000000a
Parameter 1 : 0x8337ded3
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000008
Parameter 4 : 0x8337ded3
Caused By Driver : halmacpi.dll
Caused By Address : halmacpi.dll+5ba9
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A:Windows 7 BSoD (Ive had 10 today).

Can you upload your minidump please?

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Check it -

Application Compatibility release for Windows 8 Consumer Preview
You cannot obtain a developer license when you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview

A:New Windows Updates today, 3/20/12

Be careful when you install this update

This update introduces a hard block on Microsoft Security Essentials. A hard block prevents an application that is incompatible with Windows 8 Consumer Preview from running on the computer."

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I updated Tuesday.
Got 1 optional update Friday.

Today {Sunday-8/17/2014} I got more.Lots more !

See picture---

A:New Windows Updates today

Yikes! Be interesting to see what they entail.

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When I tried to start Win 7 RC today I could not get past the StartUp Screen. Yes I saw the post below with the exact same problem occurring today. What is going on?

My situation is a little different with the RC but not much.
I know its not the computer because I have a seperate detached hard drive with Win XP on it and it runs fine. When I manually switch over to the seperate Win 7 HD (as I've done many times in the past), no StartUp!

I tried hitting F8 to get into safemode but it will not take me there. It will allow me to try to boot from my RC DVD disk but that too stops at the startup screen. I've tried to do an Automatic Repair it but it can't . It won't fix because the OS is not listed in the fix menu that comes up, so it wants me to install some kind of system drivers or alternately compeletely reinstall win 7. I did get a message about disconnecting any plug-in drives that I may have added, but I did not add any. And, I removed all plugin drives in any event.

After numerous attempts I also saw one DHCP (or something like that) notation where I think the system may have been searching for my router/network card on startup, but my router/network works because I'm on this computer and router/network card right now writing this message from its seperate Win XP hard drive. Maybe it lost track of the network card driver that was installed by Win 7 on that hard drive ?? I think it may need this driver before Win 7 starts ?? When I tried to select the reinstall drive... Read more

A:Windows Will Not Start Today

Maybe it's a good opportunity to consider installing the RTM/retail version (which with the 3, 30 days rearms) can be run until ~ Feb 2010 without activating. Just a thought.

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So did Microsoft just make a new offer? No, this is about something has been offering for quite awhile. You just have to know what to look for.You can still get your hands on a no-cost upgrade to Windows 10 by turning to a page for people who use assistive technologies.Here is the page you want: use the term' 'assistive technologies' defined here:Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.So this has a very broad range. I could include family member with a condition that would benefit ma technology that helps or rehabilitates. Also, Microsoft not putting down hard rules and proo0f of need or use. Until further notice,  you will use your own good judgement.Side note. Rather than install Windows 10 as an upgrade to anything, just install it as fresh install on a new disk or a clean partition. A upgrade have fail due to software compatibly issues.

A:How to Get Free Windows 10 Today.

I'm sure there is a subset of people who were resistant to upgrading to Windows 10 only until Microsoft said "OK the free upgrade offer is over now" when they decided "Oh yes it is".Allegedly it requires a call to MS support at a certain point in the process now, as it was subject to abuse.

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Today I got a mystery major update, but I have no idea what this update is. Any ideas?

A:What did Windows 10 update today?

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3147458)

1511 OS Build 10586.218


This security update for Windows 10 version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4 includes functionality improvements and fixes, and it resolves the following vulnerabilities in Windows:
3148531 MS16-037: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer3148532 MS16-038: Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge: May 10, 20163148522 MS16-039: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution3148541 MS16-040: Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Service to Address Remote Code Execution3148538 MS16-046: Security Update for Secondary Logon to Address Elevation of Privilege3148527 MS16-047: Security Update for Security Account Manager Remote Protocol to Address Elevation of Privilege3148528 MS16-048: Security Update for CSRSS to Address Remote Code Execution3148795 MS16-049: Security Update for Internet Information Services (IIS) to Address Denial of Service

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously released fixes.

If you have installed previous updates, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer. If you are installing a Windows 10 update package for the first time, the package for the x86 version is 383 MB and the package for the x64 version is 645 MB.

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windows 7 won't boot up today after it ran fine the other day.

I have done the repair thing and that doesn't help. still won't work. It tells me that it fix it but yet still wont boot.
lastnight it did do an update...

anyone give me clue as to what is up ?

A:windows 7 won't boot up today

Fill in your system specs and give us some details to work with, like what the machine does instead of "booting up."

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Its Tuesday and that's usally when updates come out. I haven't seen any updates yet does anyone know if theres going to be a windows update today?

A:are there any windows updates today?

It's the second Tuesday of every month that's Patch Tuesday instead.

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Hello, today i found that at idle my cpu was at 25%-27% whereas before it would be at a few %..

i checked the ressource monitor and it shows that svchost.exe (netsvc) takes 25%...

I tried to look up the services in task manger and it shows several like : Aelookupscv, Browser, EapHost ,gpscv, Lanmanserveriphlpsvc, Profsvc,SENS, ShellHWdetection, Themes, Winmgmt, wuauserv.
i tried to desactivate wuauserv (windows update) and the cpu went back to normal....
Today is the day i get new updates but this cpu thing never happened before and usually i can see that i have updates available later in the day just when i check windows update (Then, when i click to download the updates i chose, my cpu usage goes up, i wait like 1 hour or 10 minutes and the updates are downloaded and installed).

But it didn't seem windows update was busy when i checked it ( it said no updates available) and the cpu was still at 25%..
Windows update is configured to "let me check to download the updates".

so what should i do? let things like that and reactivate windows update later in the day? Is it dangerous to let windows update off like i did?
Did i screw up my windows update by disabling the service wuauserv ?

THank you for your time

edit : i just checked windows update and it just said that no updates were avalaible to me. The cpu went back up (without any sings of windows update working) so i turned off wuaserv again to get rid of this cpu usage...

Also i have a question : if... Read more

A:windows update takes 25% of the cpu since today :(

It is normal for wuauserv to take up 25-50-100 percent when searching for updates.

The problem is when it does this for hours and never stops, just keeps searching.

Is that your case? Was everything fine until yesterday? Did it search for updates and came up with results in few minutes?

If it was all good until recently and now it's stuck, you can try this:

Set Windows to Never check for updates.

Make sure wuauserv is not taking 25 percent of the cpu. If it does, just stop the service.

Download and install KB3168965.

Restart and set Windows to Check for updates but let me choose what to install.

Search for updates.

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I have two windows 7 licences.
One I used imaging software to backup one, and upgraded to it windows 10. Saved both images W7 and W10.

The other i am holding off my windows updates until tomorrow for good reason.
If I allow updates on the 30th, will windows 10 definitely not be downloaded?

I will maybe have a dual boot with windows 10 & 7. I am just using one windows 7 at the moment.

I do not want to waste the bandwidth and disk space.

Any useful info appreciated.

A:After today,no 'free' windows 10 I hope.

Hello Ian am not sure if these would help with the 7 boot Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums just run the batch file for disbale for the 7 reg and this for the 7 boot Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads I used to keep it on my desktop and run it every now and then after the initial set up. see pic

As I said only include these in the 7 when it was booted and set your updates to let me choose see pic and also I did not have a dual boot

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I just got a new laptop this week.

This is the exact laptop I have, Asus X54C 15.6 inch laptop (Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz, 8Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, DVDSMDL, LAN, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit): Computers & Accessories

This morning when turning it off, it started to update with the usual screen saying not to turn it off or unplug. I went out to do some stuff, and when I came back my laptop was turned off so I assumed the installation had finished. However when I pressed the power on button the laptop turned on, it was still how I had left it installing updates. However it seemed to be making no progress whatsoever. It was still on 1 of 60 updates. I left it for a while, but I needed to take it home and seen as it wasn't doing anything I held the power on/off button to power down the laptop to take it home. When home the laptop would refuse to boot to windows, and the screen would just go black. I tried to start the laptop in safemode, but again it wouldn't load. I performed startup repair but it said the problem couldn't be fixed. I then performed a system restore, however it also said that could not be performed. However after clicking okay, windows loaded up and prompted me to log in. Upon which I am on the computer now with no problems, a contradictory message came up saying that the system restore had been succesful. I'm now worried that there still could be some problem that might arise when I close down my computer and need to start it up the... Read more

A:Windows Seven Crashed During Update today.

Welcome to SevenForums.

First use following to fill out your system specs:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)

To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.

That essay you wrote is much, too much for my simple mind.

Could you, very briefly, state your problem.

Please use the ENTER key to put spaces between the lines.

Long run-on paragraphs make difficult reading.

thanks for your understanding and cooperation,

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 11082

A:Hey Windows Insiders, would anyone like a new PC build today?

Just got it and I'm creating an ISO,.

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I have Windows 7 64 bit laptop - and suffered two crashes today, while it was generally idling. The only new thing today is that there were some Windows update last night and an Adobe Flash update this morning.

I have attached the minidump files - and would appreciate any advice.

Many thanks!

A:Multiple Windows 7 64 bit crashes today...

how long have you had it? Mine used to do that when I bought it lastyear, it hasn't happened in about 8 months. when you turn it back on does chkdsk run? I searched high and low for this, and there are many suggestions but no solutions... some suggested the hard drive.

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I knew it was September - October 2001 that Windows XP was originally released, but I didn't know the exact date.

My ex-wife's birthday is 10-25. Is that going to be a bad omen for the SP3 upgrade?


A:Windows XP Is 5 Years Old Today(10-25-2001)

Golly Gee say Happy Birthday Windows XP.......................

WOW! Personally I think that this is great look at how busy it keeps us...................

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updates for your pc are ready to download.................

A:microsoft windows updates today 07-12-05


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just received those two...

One related to Windows 10 Universal C RunTime (CRT) for earlier OS.

One to add RDS support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 in Windows 7.

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I have the following optional updates today. I have not yet downloaded & installed them. Has anyone had any problems with these?

A:Windows 8.1 updates offered today

I installed them last night(midnight my time) after getting home from late shift ,about 10 hours ago . I had no problems yet.

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As others have mentioned below, for the first time this morning, after installing 3 new Windows updates as prompted, the yellow shield remained. After doing this twice, with no prompt to restart, I did go to shut down and the symbol was attached to let the installation proceed during shutdown. I did this, then restarted. The yellow shield was back. I went to the Control Center to see what was happening. The history of updates showed that the 3 new updates were installed successfully, twice. However, the express install program said that I still needed to install them.

I was directed to a Windows program called Fix-it and ran it. It stated I had several Updater problems and fixed them, supposedly. I then installed for a third time, including reboot. The yellow shield reappeared for the same 3 updates.

I checked with Belarc Advisor. It stated that I was up-to-date on all Windows updates but the 3 for today were not listed.
I reran the Fix-it program. It supposedly found several problems, which appeared to be the same ones it had just fixed.

I doubt this is my computer, which runs trouble-free. I have a feeling this is a problem with this particular update. I would like to know if anyone finds out anything further. Thanks!

Windows XP SP3, Avast, Zonalarm.

A:Windows updater problem today

Hello Firetooth,

I'm having the same problem on two XP machines. One is a laptop (XP MCE SP3) and the other is a virtual machine (XP Pro SP3). I think the only thing to do now is to sit back and wait for Microsoft to straighten out the mess:

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Hi guys hope you can help. I upgraded to W7 32bit from Vista in January with an upgrade disk i got from Acer. Recently my pc lost one of the hard drive partitions (120gb of a 250gb disk) and in an effort to retrieve the missing data of it i accidently done something wrong to how the pc boots. Acer recovery tools has restored my machine back to Vista currently and i have no way of putting it back to Windows 7 as i cannot find my install disc although i do have my licence key (i always digitally record all receipts, licence keys etc). Basically my question is how do i reinstall W7 without the original disk? Also is it possible to do a clean install and reformat my entire hard drive to get back the missing 120gb. Thanks in advance guys hope someone can help

PS My PC is an Acer 5920g, Intel core duo T5750 2.00ghz 4gb Ram, Hitachi 250gb (cant think of anything else relevant)

A:Windows 7 yesterday Vista today :-( HELP

If you can borrow a Win 7 dvd install with it and use your key no problem

ps yes when you install delete that partition and regain the whole disk

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Hi, first post!

Wife was surfing earlier today and 3 times she encountered the BSOD. I've done as many checks as you would expect from an aged pensioner!

System: Dell Inspiron ONE 64 bit AMD about 2 years old. Came with Windows 7 Home Premium all pre-installed to which I have added SP1. The system is otherwise pretty much as it arrived.

Both required files are too large to attach to this post and therefore, I have linked them as suggested.


System Health Report.html

I should be most grateful for any advice or suggestions as to how I can eliminate these occurrences in future.


A:Windows 7 64 bit - BSOD 3 times today!

Several issues
1-Most of these were related to whats called a BCC116 (video reset)

"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

Run it like that for a few hours or days - long enough to ascertain whether cooler temperatures make a difference.

If so, it might be as simple as dust buildup and subsequently inadequate cooling.

I would download cpu-z and gpu-z (both free) and keep an eye on the video temps Let us know if you need help

STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
2-Reeally old drivers

facap.sys 9/24/2008 9:34:31 PM fffff880`0458... Read more

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Windows 7 64 bit SP1 (OEM installed as $50 downgrade from Lenovo)
Lenovo Thinkpad W540 (Laptop)
Age of machine 1 year, 1 month old
Original install of OS
Nvidia Quadro K1100M
Intel HD Graphics Family
Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40 GHz
The system has been acting sluggish since the Microsoft update wanting to give you free Windows 10.  But I never had a BSOD before today.  Twice in a row with different stop codes.  Course 24 new MS updates came in today as well.  Ran a sfc /scannow and it fix some items but was not able to fix everything.
Attached are the files requested (hope I did it correctly).  Please help, I'm so frustrated to begin with as I've been trying to help a friend who has a refurb Dell machine and I'm getting nowhere with that and now MY laptop is crashing.
Thank you in advance.

A:BSOD twice after Windows Updates today

Not a whole bunch of info to go on here.  The system appears to be in good shape. I'd first suggest uninstalling SuperAntiSpyware,  MalwareBytes and Norton.Then use the Norton Removal Tool to make sure all remnants of Norton are removed.  You can find a link to it here (it's free): that's done, select a free antivirus to test with and see if the system is working better for you.Should you decide to also reinstall MalwareBytes, please be sure to NOT participate in the trial of the Pro version - as that's the component that might be conflicting with your other security software. Beyond this I have these 4 suggestions:1.  Get ALL available Windows Updates.  It may take several trips to get them all2.  Get ALL available, Win8.1 compatible updates from the manufacturer's website.3.  Start with these free hardware diagnostics:  If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: following is for informational purposes only.[font=lucida console]**************************Wed Aug 12 22:54:00.006 2015 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\081215-18579-01.dmp]
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Built by: [B]7601[/B].18933.amd64fre.win7sp1_... Read more

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Just installed the lastest windows 7 official RTM build I ran windows update and a watermark appeared on the bottom right of the screen saying this copy of windows is not genuine. After rebooting I have a black screen and a prompt telling me I must activate windows today! What happened to the 30 day grace period?

Am I the only one with this problem?


A:You must actiavte today? Windows 7 RTM shutdown 1 day?

just do a system restore. Happens with me whenever i update.

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This morning, Aug 21 sunday, windows 10 did a very large update.  Now after my laptop has been on for 20 minutes, or so......the screen just goes blank (or very dark blue).  Nothing brings it back.  I have to do a hard shutdown....hold in the power button until it goes off, and then start it back up. Was there something in this update that has caused the problem??  It ran fine before the update. thanks......Pete

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Just in case you guys still don't know... it's out! (for selected low-end Windows Phones).

A:Windows 10 for Phones Rolled out Today - Feb 12

so sometime this year, hopefully, AT&T should actually get around to upgrading my OS

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I have had 7 Updates for Windows Defender today - normal is only 2 or 3. Does anyone have an idea about what might be happening special today? I have looked around and searched for a possible answer, but found none. I know it's crazy, but strange things like this "bug" me - lol!

A:Windows Defender Updates Today

I only get one a day. I may have had 2 once or twice, but I'm not sure. How often are you checking for updates?

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As the title says upon checking for Updates I am getting Codes 801901F7 or 80072EE2 or 80072EFD which I believe is a problem with connecting with the MS server.
Have ran the Troubleshooters, Reset, cleared the Cache, SFC and DISM, all reporting no problems. No connection problems either.

A:Anyone else having problems with Windows Update today

Just tested on mine and get similar
I get the 80072EFD error when checking for updates

last successful check was 6am (UK Time, 9hours ago)

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today was/is patch Tuesday. I got 15 Updates which icluded updates for Office, So far I have put them on 3 computers with no issues, but I have lots to go and was wondering if anyone had issues installing any of the updates and which ones please

A:Windows updates today- Any Issues on your Windows 7?

btw in this set of updates is the upgrade for Microsoft Security Essentials to version

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So yesterday i left my PC alone for about 10 mins and when i came back it was on a blue screen and ever since it has not been able to boot windows, even from a CD drive. Today i went to see if it had fixed itself and it had only gotten worse because now nothing shows up on the monitor. I was planning to replace HDD, CPU, GPU and Motherboard will doing this fix the problems? someone pls help

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4
RAM: 2x4GB
PSU: Cooler Master 625
GPU: HIS HD 7700 Series
Motherboard: Asrock AM3+
HDD: Seagate 550GB

A:Windows won't boot at all and today nothing shows up on monitor

it was on a blue screenClick to expand...

When you see the BSOD, you always write down the info or take a picture with your phone, tablet or camera.

We can't guess what it said and the info on the screen would have been helpful.

Simplest solution is to try another monitor and video cable and see if something appears on the screen.

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Hello for some unknown reason i came home today and my laptop decided to shadow the letters on all the desktop icons.
I went to appearance the effects and unchecked the show shadows under menus but this had no effect.
Can you please tell me how to change it back?
thanks...this is my first post.

A:Windows xp pro today has shadows on the desktop icons

Under Control Panel - System - Advanced - Performance - Visual Effects -tick "Use drop shadows for Icon labels on the desktop"

Another thing to check:

Right click a blank space on desk top>arrange icons by> and uncheck "Lock Web Items on Desktop.

PS: Welcome to Tsg

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This is not a request for help, this is a helpful suggestion if you have had our problem...

- Windows XP Pro SP2
- Outlook Pro/SBE 2003
- Open Outlook -> Repairing Personal Files -> looks like its working, finishes loading toolbars -> Windows Error Crash
- Crash details mention "ntdll.dll"

- Remove Cloudmark (3rd party anti-spam)

I realize this forum is more for requesting help, but considering it took us a while to figure this out, I thought I might post it incase it helps anyone~

A:Outlook Windows Error - TODAY: 2007-08-09

I was struggling with a problem in Outlook and happen to stumble across your post. I did what you suggested - removed Cloudmark - and that was the answer! Thank you.

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I received my copy in the mail today. Including key.
I am very excited. Activation was successful.

A:Recieved Windows 7 ultimate in mail today.

That's some good news farminsteve. Welcome to Sevenforums.

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When we first unveiled Windows 10 in September, we outlined our plans for a new era of Windows. We wanted to create a Windows that empowered people and organizations to do great things. Our vision was one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens to the largest screens to no screens at all.

For Microsoft, Windows 10 begins to deliver on our vision for more personal computing. In this world experiences are mobile, moving with you seamlessly and easily across your devices. Interacting with technology is as natural as interacting with people ? using voice, pen, gestures and even gaze for the right interaction, in the right way, at the right time. And in our connected and transparent world, we respect your privacy and help protect your information.

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today | Blogging Windows

A:Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today

I do wish MS would stop calling it a free upgrade. If it were truly free, you would be able to dual boot alongside your existing OS. The true cost of Win 10 is the loss of your Win 7 or Win 8.1 license.

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I encounter this error message when loading my windows live today. Before this, everything was fine and no error occurred. I figure probably it has something to do with windows vista os? I had attached a screenshot on the error message, and hope there will be a solution for this.

A:Windows Live Today Script Error

Hi. . .

I get that same message on some emails while in Windows Live Mail.

I typically just get rid of it, but it is bothersome at times.

Do you get it during the loading of Live or just in some emails like I do?

I have not as of yet looked into this, but when I do, I will post back.

Regards. . .



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These are the ones that appeared on my Windows XP SP2 computers after running a scan at the Windows Updates site:

Internet Explorer 6.0 cumulative update(KB916281)

Windows Script update(KB917344)

Windows XP updates(KB917953, KB914389, KB918439, KB911280)

Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2006(KB890830)


A:Several Windows XP Critical Updates Released Today

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here we go again and in the updates is ie 11
Comments Please

A:Windows Updates issued today- anyone have problems yet?

Hi Robin,

I was just writing for a new thread, but you beat me to it
So here is what I have for this round of updates

I updated a Win 7 x64 system with 16 updates for November updates.
No problems, but the download was painfully slow - over 30 minutes for 117 MB that normally takes a minute or two.
I assume it was bad timing for me and the MS servers were overloaded...everything else works fine for download time...
I downloaded/applied ALL updates at the same time.
I ran the Cleanup utility and it deleted ~200 MB of unneeded previous updates after these updates.
No problems so far...

No - I didn't get an update for IE 11

Attachment 293421

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When I started the PC this morning I got the black background with the message Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. I tried to re-activate with no luck and I called the automatic phone number and it said it could not authenticate my version of windows. I upgraded this pc to Win 7 Pro from Win XP a long time ago, it worked fine for a long time, however this PC has not been used in about 8 months.

I installed MGADiag, here are the results;

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-*****-*****-VRP4V
Windows Product Key Hash: DjuETUPRPC4WwWMQV8/y5PONSWk=
Windows Product ID: 55041-006-2732894-86084
Windows Product ID Type: 6
Windows License Type: Volume MAK
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {135FF070-B475-49A8-B1CF-574CBA542780}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150202-1526
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002 ... Read more

A:This copy of Windows is not genuine appeared today

as your running a volume licence key on a Dell computer, i dont think it will ever activate.

Where did you get the key.


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The following Windows 2000 Automatic Updates were installed on my PC today:
KB9540760, KB890830, KB950759, KB951698
Since these were installed, I have lost all my email and Internet Explorer settings, including everthing in my inbox, settings and Internet Favorites.
I am guessing that the update messed with my Registry settings, but don't know where to start getting things back to where they were yesterday!

Anyone else having the same problem - any suggestions?

Cheers, 3kids1cat

A:Windows 2000 Automatic updates today

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Hi, I have 3 questions:

Update KB2976978 - Read additional info on this update which said that this update performs diagnostics for Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program.....for customers seeking to install the latest Windows Operating system.

How do I know if my system is participating in this program? Is Windows 10 the system they are referring to? I'm not planning on buying the new system (if it's free, I may update) so should I just ignore the update or install as long as it doesn't cause any problems with my computer system.

Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Removal - I have Norton 360 which, I believe, removes all malicious software when scanned. Should I download long as it doesn't cause any problems with Norton 360?

Update KB3048778 - this one is weird having to do with systems that use the Japanese or Korean IME, whatever that is! I don't know if I need this. It says it's fixing KB3033889 which was downloaded on my laptop on 3/11/15......don't know why. Also having the IE problem that it states it will fix, so I guess I should download.

Thanks so much,

A:Windows 8.1 Updates Received Today (3/25/15) Questions

Update KB890830 - Malicious Software Remove, doesn't matter if you have another AV, that's part of windows for long time now. No harm in installing it.
Update KB3048778, just hide it or install it, it will not change anything if you don't use those languages.

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More info here:

A:Pre-order Windows 7 Discounts starting today

I got mine ordered!

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One of the updates today set MS Edge as the default app for PDF files. I have Acrobat installed and after the update and reboot, Acrobat asked if if I wanted it to be the default program. I didn't realize it had changed. So when I said yes, I got an error that said Acrobat cannot be set as the default app, or something along those lines.

When I went into settings to try to change it there, Edge was shown as the PDF default app. When I tried to change it, Acrobat was listed but it wouldn't change when I clicked on it in the list.

Finally, I went into the Set Default Programs in Control Panel and I set Acrobat as default to open all file types it can open by default. Hopefully that is the correct choice.

If there is some other way to do this, please advise. But maybe this will also help someone else who had this happen.

A:Windows Update today Set MS Edge as Default PDF App

Reinstall would also help.

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Regarding the : Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883), as described in the, Important Announcement I have a some questions;Updates were loaded by MS overnight, this update was not one of them.I have a little yellow shield in my notification window presently, I can not click on it to get any details as to what it may be.When I pass the curser over it I do get the; Downloading update: 10%, . . if this is the same shield that was there yesterday, than overnight it went from 9% to 10%, . . . yet, I am seeing two updates installed on 10/28/08, if one or both of these were loaded overnight,as indicated by message that my computer was re-started as when I opened the desk top this morning, whereby it came out of, what seemed like a standby mode then went into the welcome screen as if had just then restarted, (which is another question), but if the previous downloads were successful, then where is my Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883) ?I have located the update information via Firefox; Security Update for Windows XP (KB921883);displaylang=enand would like to know is there an alternative to D/L via I.E. since I have a problem getting I.E. to respond to any attempts at reaching the MS Update sight, which possibly be caused by the following circumstance as posted in BC yesterday ; did not specify content length, .Net Framework Version require... Read more

A:All users MUST install their Windows Updates today

I have this Network Diagnostics Report and would like to know if it is related to my I.E. Problem, in last post ? Please direct me to information and or tutorial on the fix for this.
11:06 AM 10/28/2008
Show Saved Files
Internet Service
Default Outlook Express Mail / FAILED

InBoundMailPort = 110
InBoundMailServer = (FAILED)

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Destination net unreachable.
Destination net unreachable.
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 2, Lost = 2 (50% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
InBoundMailType = POP3
Successfully connected to port 110
OutBoundMailPort = 25

OutBoundMailServer = (FAILED)
Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
OutBoundMailType = SMTP
Successfully connected to port 25
Default Outlook Express News Not Configured
Internet Explorer Web Proxy Not Configured

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Above says after when.

Basically, i used to be able to use my fast forward, pause/play, stop, and volume control buttons to control my itunes and the volume.

now, the volume control does not show the bar on the screen that shows what level the volume is at when it's changing volume, and my pause/play, fast forward, rewind, and stop buttons only work when itunes is the main window.

it used to control itunes even when itunes was in the background :/

please help!

A:After today's windows updates, my hotkeys are not working

Run the restore point the update made. It does that so you can back off changes.
Press Winkey +Pause. Click System Protection. Press the System Restore Button.
Choose the restore point made by the update. If there is more than one restore point made just before the updates, choose the first restore point made by an update. That should back off all changes.

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Today my copy of Windows 8 x64 Pro on my Acer Aspire One 722 PC just started having a bunch of random BSOD (SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION), sometimes 15 minutes after startup, sometime after a couple of hours hour. I've been using Windows 8 since launch (I upgraded my PC to from W7 to W8) without any major issues, so this is kind of odd. The only changes that were made recently were the bunch of recent Windows Updates installed (which may be the reason but I'm not entirely sure.) Anyways, I've attached all my stuff and you guys always know best, so please help me out!!!!

A:Random Windows 8 BSODs Started Today

C: drive only has about 7% free space. Windows likes 15% free space in order to perform stuff "behind the scenes" without adversely affecting the system's performance. Please free up 15% on all hard drives (you can get away with 10% on larger drives and won't notice a large performance penalty)

This device is disabled. Is this deliberate? If so, why?

Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Virtual Miniport Adapter for Windows x64 ROOT\NET\0001 This device is disabled.

Please either remove it from your system or enable it/update it/disable it again.

Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). I strongly suspect that this hold true for Win8 systems also.

Please un-install the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): [S] DuplexSecure - FAQ [/S] Link broken as of 21 Jul 2012
New link (15 Aug 2012): DuplexSecure - Downloads (pick the appropriate version for your system and select "Un-install" when you run it).
Alternate link:
Manual procedure here: Registry and SPTD problems | DAEMON Pro Help

LogMeIn and Team Viewer both date from 2007/8 - please uninstall them immediatel... Read more

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launches Today

Microsoft is getting ready to push the go-ahead button for the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is the most important milestone since the release of Windows 10 in July 2015.

The Anniversary Update will come with a long list of improvements, and these include an enhanced Start menu with a hamburger icon and the focus on the apps, Windows Ink for better use of the OS with a pen, a revamped Action Center, updated Cortana, and completely new features such as browser extension support in Microsoft Edge.

The Anniversary Update is available for both PCs and smartphones and can be downloaded via the standard update system - Windows Update or with a standalone ISO that Microsoft will release later today via the Media Creation Tool.

In a June 29 blog post, Microsoft says that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will bring improvements in six different areas and claims that security is one of the most important. Windows Hello for apps and websites and new features for Windows Defender will become available with the Anniversary Update.

For example, one of the new features allows users to perform automatic background scans with Windows Defender even if it?s not the default anti-virus solution running on a Windows 10 device, thus making sure that no malware reaches your data.

New gaming features in Anniversary Update
The gaming side of Windows 10 is also being improved significantly, and most of the new features bring together the ... Read more

A:Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launches Today

Installing it tonight as soon as I get home.

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Windows Live Today stopped loading automatically at boot. It was fine this morning but now it doesn't load. When I try to access Windows Live Today through the link on Windows Live Messenger, I get an error box "An error has occurred in the script on this page."

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Today is the big day when Microsoft said it would no longer allow the blocking of Windows XP SP-2 for XP users through runnnig Windows Update or enabling Automatic Update. My questions for everyone are:

1.) What has changed from this day foward with regards to Windows Update, especially for XP users?

2.) Can you still choose the option to do Custom Install for Windows Update?

3.) Is there ANY opt out for Service Pack 2, if you go to Windows Update?

Anyone who wishes to provide the new steps or things that the user may see when they go to Windows Update, please post in this thread.

Is there anything that we should do BEFORE we go to the Windows Update page? The issues for this thread are:

a. What is new?

b. What has stayed the same?

Users, please post any issues that you experienced when you went to do your Windows Updates. Mods or Admins, you might want to pin up this thread.


A:As Of Today (April 12th,) What's Different About Windows Update For XP Users?

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So I got this computer delivered today. 
I tried going to the Store to upgrade to windows 8.1, but it told me that I needed to do all of the current updates first. So I checked for updates (on the "pretty" menu it just kept searching and didn't work, had to go through control panel... Haven't really had the best experience with 8 so far I tell ya!)
It's been stuck on installing update kb2938459 for literally hours now. I would like to get everything updated so that I can get to windows 8.1 and then update all my drivers and such. I've had this computer for all of 6 hours and I'm having such a horrible experience with this! I hope someone has some advice for me. 

A:New computer (unboxed today!) windows updates, STUCK

This person seems to have the same problem as I do, and also looks to have come to a conclusion about it... But how do I do a clean install of 8 so that I can attempt these updates before adding a microsoft account? Or is the damage done already? There were no discs or anything sent with the new computer, and if possible I'd like to avoid making any huge changes like that, but if it's what I have to do then I will... again, advice?

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Here is the article from NVidia. There has been a lot of talk lately that Vista couldn't run on modern cards. That's not true. Here is the link.

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I have had this pc just over 2 years running windows 7 with no problems. Build 7601 Service pack 1.

Then the pc began to crash repeatedly. I then cleaned the cpu fan. It was filthy.

The machine then ran without issues until yesterday. The day after a new windows update on the 19th June.

It crashed several times. So I cleaned the main power fan. It then ran without issues for 24 hours.

Yesterday the pc crashed and I got a dark blue screen.

I can only run in safe mode.

I will add the dump files when I buy ZIP....

A:Windows 7 Crashing Repeatedly Today BSOD Using Second Life

You don't need to buy ZIP. Windows comes with a built-in zip utility.
Just select the files that you want to zip up, right click on them, and select "Send to" - then select "Compressed (zipped) folder" - and it'll put them in a zip folder for you to upload

Just follow these directions:

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Hi, new to the forum...

I have had windows mail on my vista computer for over 2 years and has worked with no issues.. send/receive mail using dial up a good portion of the time, my cell phone for tethering (alltel), neighbors broadband, other cable service providers when our of state visiting relatives, etc., and have had not had to change anything in the account settings from my current and 15 year ISP mail provider (aceweb).

I use this alternative ISP provider to maintain a 15 year old email address for the webpage for customer to contact me even though I have used various other sources for getting on the web.. and have had no issues between the two sending and receiving mail til yesterday.

I just recently (3 months ago) obtained high speed internet from Frontier and for the past 3 months have been using their high speed access but still been using my alternative ISP provider name for the mail portion through Frontier with no issues like I said again til yesteday.

I spent more hours than I care to say today between my ISP provider (aceweb) and Frontier trying to find out why I can receive mail and not send mail. I think I have tapped these geeks capabilities with this and don't have anywhere else to turn.. both Frontier and Aceweb are pointing fingers at each other saying it's each other's problem.. but here I sit with no outbound mail and for a biz that hurts.

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A:windows mail worked great yesterday but not today?

Hello misskittykats,
Welcome to the forum, since your email worked before the MS updates , try this for starters, do a system restore back to before the Windows updates. Use this please : System Restore - How to[11]=Backup%20Restore
Once this is done, check if your Email works as it should with the setup from your Email ISP as they should be set. Post back and we can go from there to further diagnose your issue .

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I am needing help in how to start a program - as the Windows 10 update occurred on my laptop last night.
When I left mouse click on the small Windows icon in the bottom left of my computer screen nothing pops up. Previously the Apps option would come up and I could start my programs. I also lost all my pinned programs that I used to use.
Also, my "Ask me anything" search field does not work.

I am not great at computers......


A:How do I start my programs after the Windows 10 Tweek updated today?

Has your Windows 10 Start menu stopped working? Here are four ways to fix it - BT

I was able to get the Start Menu to work by:

Check and repair corrupt Windows files - My computer didn't have any corrupt files - that I could tell after running the process in powershell.

Then after that I ran the: Reinstall Windows apps and re-started my computer. Now the Start menu works, my pinned programs show back up, my task bar on the lower right shows back up, and my date and time show back up.

And the Cortana"Ask me anything" is working!

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Unable to send or receive messages for the Hotmail  ........(my email)....... account.
Server Error: 3219
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x8DE00005
This started when my wife went to use our Hotmail account this worked fine yesterday. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
I googled it and got several different possible fixes, but the posts were old.....

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Hi all,
I have a problem after running the recent Windows Updates (on a Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit).
The updates seemed to run OK, and prompted me to reboot the PC. But after reboot, I keep getting the following error message when I want to start any application (Outlook, File Explorer, ...) :
'Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.'

I also noticed that it took several minutes before my antivirus (Vipre Antivirus) showed in the system tray, and my firewall (Online Armor) even never showed up. Also my Gadgets did not appear.
When I click on the Vipre icon, or try to open the Gadgets, I get the above error message.
When I open Task Manager, I see that only very few processes are running.

I do can open the Start Menu, but clicking any application results in the above error message.
I do can open the Control Panel, and some of the items there work, others don't. I managed to execute a System Restore, I did first to the Restore Point that was created before the Windows Update, but that did not improve the situation (I did get the icon 'Windows Updates available' in the system tray back, though). I tried to restore to an earlier Restore Point too, but still to no improvement.
This made me wonder if the Windows Updates are the real cause, I have to admit. Now my PC is luckily configured as a dual boot (Windows 7 and Vista), and booting in Vista works without any problem, so I guess it cannot be a h... Read more

A:Problem after Windows Update of today (July 10, 2012)

try a CHKDSK and SFC from either the original install disk, or from the 'Repair Your Computer' boot option.

Your best option in that case is to run the CHKDSK and SFC in offline mode from a Recovery Environment boot.

Reboot the computer, and tap the F8 key until you get the advanced boot menu up - one option should be 'Repair your computer'. Pick that one.

Log into your normal account.
You'll get a set of options - pick the Command Prompt one.
At the command prompt, type
- if we're lucky this will bring up a listing of your normal C: drive contents, including the Program Files folder(s) and the Windows folder.
If not, try E:\ (etc. until you get the right letter - if you've tried F: and failed, try C: )

then type the following command

CHKDSK <drive>: /R

and wait for it to complete - it could take a few hours, depending on the size of the drive.
Once complete, type

sfc /scannow /OFFBOOTDIR=<drive>:\ /OFFWINDIR=<drive>:\Windows

where <drive> is the letter you found above.
Wait for the command to complete. (make a note of the response!).
Once it has, type EXIT and the pick the option to reboot.

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Hi. So I have just installed my Windows 7 Professional x86 w/ SP1 today... the Internet Explorer 11 is just outstandingly amazing! So lite and quick at all.
I've managed to complete with all my software at the same day.
Fonts are brilliant (are well). I can tell that it is +35% faster and "compact on operations" than my old Windows XP Professional x86 w/ SP3.
the after-install setup is short, easy and not in any obligation. Skype runs well. Facebook under IE11 runs well. Bing for IE11 is just amazing too.
Emsisoft IS runs good. Zip/unzip program runs great as well - not of any errors anywhere, at all.
KM Player installed and is functioning well. problems with defragmentations.
I have resized Windows XP and Windows 7 partitions to 34GB both, I was using EASE-US Partition Master Home Edition, that is freeware (34 - a, 34 - b, and the rest is for storage; I have a small 500GB WD HDD). In future I might order +1000GB HDD for more of the storage, for my movies collection.
Should I take a +2000GB HDD right away?
So okay, that's all for now. Hugs.
...I'll be adding something if there's something.
P.S. Today is my father's birthday - he turned 58! Greetings!!

A:mine Windows 7 Professional, just installed today - my thoughts on it

May I recommend the following? 
Don't lose your Win7 install disc and your 25 character product key
--- I know too many people who have done that
Create a system image onto an external hard drive and set up a schedule that suits you to maintain system images
--- Before you create a system image make sure the computer is clean and secure
--- I'm finally starting to do mine on a monthly basis
Create a System Repair disc
On the 2TB HDD right away, it sounds to me like it would be a good idea as least as soon as possible since you mention video collection in addition to more storage 
On your father's 58th birthday, happy birthday for him

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A:Announced - Build 10559 Windows Mobil - Today

This is fake news by an imposter.

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Windows update offered up an important update today KB915597 (Definition 1.149.884.0). I installed it. It did not require a restart but I needed to shut down for other reasons unrelated to the computer. Upon rebooting the computer wouldn't complete the startup procedure but hung at some point after the desktop appeared. The hourglass cursor was visible but the PC wouldn't respond to mouse clicks etc.

I rebooted several times to the same effect, so I started in safe mode and used the Windows Update restore point to remove this update. After doing that everything booted fine.

Are others running into problems installing this update or is it something specific to my system?

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit SP1

I'm attaching a file although the process encountered no issues and no Windows update errors were reported.

Thanks in advance,


A:PC won't start after installing windows update KB915597 today

Windows Defender updates (KB915597) are ALWAYS 'Optional' - but installed by default.

Your CBS folder upload is missing the most important file - the CBS.log file which probably contains the results of the SFC scan.

Please copy the CBS.log file to your desktop, and the upload the copy on its own.

I have never heard of a WD definitions update crashing Windows - and I suspect that either your system is infected already, or you have other problems.

What Anti-Virus software is currently installed? - What other AV systems have EVER been installed??

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Free or paid, what's the best way to keep Microsoft's grubby paws off my data (and my family's data)?


Registry edits?




A:What's the best tool TODAY to block Microsoft snooping in Windows 10?

Here is a simple tool to keep Windows 10 from being too much of a pain in the ass.

O&O Shutup 10
O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10

I also use Classic Shell.

Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements

I am old school and have no use for the new and improved Windows 10 menu. I am sure some people think it is wonderful but it is not for me.

After a few tweaks, W10 isn't that bad. Most people that complain about W10 do not take the time to customize it or neuter it might be a better term.

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I patched my windows 8.1 x64 PC on Tuesday with all available updates. Today, July 10th, KB2919355 popped up "Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based systems" claiming I need the update to ensure I receive future updates. I'm pretty positive I've installed this two times previously...should I try applying this update again or wait a few days to see if it was a mistake and/or disappears from windows update? Anyone else see this today?


A:windows update kb2919355 appeared today - strange

It's a cummalitive update - containing various other related updates - that's why it will different sizes depending of what's aleady installed - this one probably contains an update for a previous one that is now superceded. No harm in installing it.

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As I said in the tilted this is my first ever experience with a windows tablet and it certainly is beyond my expectations that I had!
I'm super excited writing my first post with this great little device!
Currently is running W8.1 and I have glued in the right hand a pencil which is working flawlessly with the device as a stylus :D
On the left of IE (where I'm writing right now) I have open tubecast where I play some funky music from the surprisingly nice front facing speakers to go along with the experience :p
The keyboard is WAY better than I expected it to be and the screen is crisp and clear with awesome colors and top notch brightness.
The little machine is performing 86 updates in the background and I haven't seen even the slightest lag thus far :)
Sorry guys I just can't contain my excitement as it is above and beyond even the greatest expectations I had!!
I bought it mainly for media consumption as my Lumina 730 doesn't have a big enough display in order to enjoy videos neither a great pair of speakers to rump up the experience!
Also I've seen that battery life is top nots with 10+ hours of media consumption but I have to test it overtime to see how it fairs with my use..
Also I'm planning to install windows 10 (on the first install it prompt to download windows 10) but I'm gonna wait for the threshold 2 (aka November update) because the RTM version is extremely barebones..
Guys, if you have any question I'm here!

A:Today I bought my first windows tablet!! (Lenovo Yoga 2 8 inch)

Yeah I'll be extremely careful with the updates, I will only install official releases because both my desktop and phone are running the preview builds so I don't want another concern in my mind :p
Have you seen any noticeable change (for the worse) of the battery standby on windows 10?
Because I'm kinda scared to upgrade it because of all the problems I see daily on this site :p

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You need to update to the latest builds, Microsoft says

Microsoft launched the very first Windows 10 Technical Preview build in early October 2014, and since then, the company has updated it several times, launching not only new versions but also plenty of improvements supposed to provide us with a glimpse into the feature lineup of Windows 10.

In an announcement on the Insider Hub, Microsoft warns that old versions of Windows 10, including build 9841, 9860, and 9879, expire today, so all those who are still running these need to update to a newer version if they want to continue using the technical preview.

Microsoft says that, in two weeks, these builds will stop booting completely, so you still have until April 29 to update your computer to the very latest version of Windows 10.

Old Windows 10 Versions Will Expire Today, Stop Working in Two Weeks - Softpedia

A:Old Windows 10 Versions Will Expire Today, Stop Working in Two Weeks

That probably explains why some of the new builds have been taking so long to download.
Latest build 1056?

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Anyone else getting the 8024402c error while trying to update? All the machines in my shop are getting this error as well as 6 machines I am working on at the moment. Both Windows 7 and 8.1 are failing with the error

Found this on Perhaps it is Frontier that's the issue but would like to know if it is others as well.

A:Windows 7 Update Servers down? Error 8024402c on 7 machines today

I have several machines that give error 8024402C on Frontier DSL. I thought at first it was my laptop with a problem and I tried all kinds of fix it stuff. Now other machines behind the same router are giving the same message.

None of the machines that fail will check for updates. If they have an update waiting they will install it. The Microsoft Security Essentials won't download updates either.

I just figured something out while posting: I have one machine that works, the only difference I found was the DNS server. My router was set to: which is Frontier DNS. The machine that works had an OpenDNS IP's set. I changed one of the laptops to open DNS IPs and and it is getting updates just fine.

So Frontier has a DNS server problem. Swicth to OpenDNS and forget about it!

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Perhaps I am overreacting but I checked my Windows Updates and I have them set to manually let me install them but automatically download.

So I used check for updates and it checked but didn't return any new updates and provided no message after checking just the list of older updates which are not critical only small things like time zone adjustment still remain in my list.

Now I do know that my XP OS on my other computer will for some odd reason delieve my Windows Updates on the wednesday after patch tueday, but I can't recall if this has been the case on this Windows 7 PC.

I would think that manually checking for the new August updates would find them but it was not the case.

Any insight appreciated.

I do want to add that I use MSE and I DID receive an update for it today since I see that it is installed on 8/13. So I wonder what is going on here? I'm correct in understanding that WUAUCLT.exe DOES service both Windows update and MSE updates correct?

A:Not received new Windows August update patches today. Need for concern

Is it a time when you usually find patch tuesday updates available there? I don't know if patches become available at 12:01AM local time, or are available at a certain world time, etc. But I would not be concerned yet, Here in Cal, USA mine will not be available until tomorrow. Since I look when I get home, I am unsure if they would be available after 12:01...

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I have a week old Vista SP1 machine, and since installing 5 'important' updates from Windows a few hours ago, I have had 3 STOP50 errors BSOD shutdown...very annoyed

Could someone please take a look at my minidumps and investigate for me please???

Thanks guys.

A:BSOD [STOP50] from Windows Update today...maybe (minidump attached)

Hi. . .

All three dumps came back the the 0x50 bugcheck listing either the NT Kernel module or pool corruption as the probable cause.

Run the driver verifier. Bring up an Elevated command prompt -
START | type cmd.exe | right-click on cmd.exe uptop under programs | Run as Administrator | type verifier & hit enter - the Verifier screen will appear | do the following:


1. Select 2nd option - Create custom settings (for code developers)
2. Select 2nd option - Select individual settings from a full list.
3. Check the boxes? Special Pool
? Pool Tracking
? Force IRQL checking4. Select last option - Select driver names from a list
5. Click on the Provider heading - sorts list by Provider
6. Check ALL boxes where Microsoft is not the Provider
7. Click on Finish
8. Re-boot

The driver verifier will stress your system out and may cause its own BSOD w/ a 0x000000c4 bugcheck - which should contain the driver name causing problems. Should this happen, when the system re-boots, it will take you into into the recovery partition - perform a Windows System restore.

To turn driver verifier off, bring up an elevated command prompt and type verifier /reset then re-boot.

I haqve attached the 3 dumpfile outputs.

Regards. . .



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At Midday today Sept 30th My e mails stopped working. I checked with the service provider and they confirmed that their system is still operating via webmail so the problem seems to be with live l=mail

A:My Windows live mail stopped working today. Is there a reason

Which device? There was a big hotmail update, but no iussues written in forum till now, did you got an error code?

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Microsoft will kick off the Patch Tuesday rollout in a few hours, and Windows 10 systems are expected to get its own batch of fixes, including brand new cumulative updates for the original version released in July 2015 (10240), November Update (1511), and Anniversary Update (1607).

Just like usual, cumulative updates are particularly important for Windows 10 users because they bring computers completely up-to-date once they are installed, but it?s no secret either that plenty of them actually came with bugs and caused trouble on PCs.

Microsoft is yet to deliver a cumulative update that installs fine on all Windows 10 computers, but given the fact that new ones are expected today, we?ll keep an eye out on reports and will let you know should anything go wrong.

This month?s Patch Tuesday also brings an important change for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems, as Microsoft switches to a rollup servicing cycle that?s similar to the cumulative updates shipped to Windows 10 computers.

Challenging month for companies
Chris Goettl, product manager at Shavlik, expects this Patch Tuesday to be particularly challenging for many companies, as it could raise additional problems, some of which would involve application compatibility.

?While well intentioned, Microsoftıs change will likely impact many companies, and in some cases, push them to make difficult decisions. At first glance, it appears appl... Read more

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I was at work today and as usual I leave my Dell Inspiron 1525 on at all times, when I got home today, I saw it was restarted and I log on, upon logging in I get a pop-up with the message "windows has recovered from an unexpected shut down"
what happened? and how do I prevent it from happening again?

A:got home from work today, computer restarted on its own "windows has recovered f

view problem details reports:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 7a
BCP1: C0465928
BCP2: C0000185
BCP3: 1F92A860
BCP4: 8CB25B6C
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\Moltres Rider\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-24475917-0.sysdata.xml

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I have a Dell Optiplex 780 desktop running Windows 10 successfully until this morning when the on-board audio has stopped working. Note that I am talking about the built in speaker not plug in ones. I can still get sound if I plug in headphones but I prefer not to use them and I want to know what's up.

I figure that there might have been a windows update that may have changed things but I'm no expert.

Thanks in advance

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So as of today I turned on my computer as normal and everything is running incredibly slowly. Everything takes forever to load and stops responding within a few seconds.

I managed to open the System page and under Processor it says "Not Available" and the same for "Installed Memory (RAM)"

All I have tried is restarting the computer, shutting it down and turning it off for 10 minutes. I have no idea what to do. I also managed to open cmd and try to run sfc /scannow but it said "Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"

I cant think of anything that changed between last night and today, I havnt downloaded anything... Please give me some advice!

A:Computer running incredibly slow as of today. Windows apps not respond

Hello LiteralEdit,

See if your able to run System Restore. This may or may not help. But, a good starting point.

Keep us posted,


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Post title: Malware missed by yesterday's Windows Defender and today's MS Safety Scanner
Support Case 1343834339
Running Win10 with latest hotfixes on a Lenovo desktop with the HDD
swapped out for an SSD. I almost always disable Flash by running
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"  -extoff from a desktop
I'm getting an Internet Explorer window locked open saying it's missing a
file, and to call a tollfree helpline at 1-844-354-5841; and the window
will not dismiss. This was when I went to SHOPRITE dot com, though I may
have mis-typed the URL. [NOTE: I don't visit porno sites; and I have a
number of news & other websites  in the Restricted zone to swat pop-ups &
other garbage. I also run the latest version of Brave browser, which
essentially does the same thing.].
Since I keep Windows Defender open, and update and scan at least once per
day, at that point I went to update and it said it could not connect.  At
that point, I launched a quick scan anyway with yesterday's definitions
and also checked the HOSTS file for any rogue entries (there were none). I
then launched a full scan, and I went to another PC, downloaded MS Safety
Scanner 1.0.3001.0, ran it and it came up clear (the full Windows Defender
scan is still running.
I have my old HDD installed in a disconnected USB
drive case, so as a worst case scenario I can install it, patch it to
everything, load any AV on it, then plug the SSD in for an o... Read more

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I have read over every article. did everything it has said. NOTHING has worked. This is really frustrating me. Everything works but start menu, app store, cortana, and edge it seems. I have not discovered what other goodies have stopped. Is there a viable solution with out having to factory restore and lose all my programs. i am running Windows 10 Version 1511 Build 10586.71 on a 64 bit system. Can anyone help me this is really annoying. I have created a local account that seems to work fine.

As of a recent update to windows I've had the following major errors

1. Start menu is unresponsive
2. Edge icon in taskbar is missing and unresponsive
3. Wifi button in taskbar is unresponsive
4. Can't access settings at all. Tried numerous methods including trying to access it through the control panel
Troubleshooting these issues has been a major hassle as most of the solutions I've found needed access to settings in some form or another.

Also tried an sfc scan and another scan that I've forgotten in an elevated command prompt with no success.

Other threads with the same or similar issues have received little to no helpful responses.

i have done powershell but get red text with errors .. nothing has worked.

I have even tried to do the new local account to switch it to my Microsoft account .. i get the something gone wrong window.. I have been goin around and around all day. I do not want to lose my programs i have my doing a fresh ins... Read more

A:Start menu, cortana, windows edge and app store all have stopped today

Try deleting (or moving if you are afraid it will hurt your system) the "TileDataLayer" folder from your Users/your username/appdata/local/ folder.

That helped for me and i have been trying to fix this all day


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Update 3035583 is shown as "important" and "to resolve issues in Windows", but if you ask for "more information" it tells you that the update installs the "Get Windows 10" app. So if you got rid of that app, this update will give it back to you -- and, who knows, it might also re-enable the "automatic" upgrade to windows 10 too. So if you don't want Windows 10, then you don't want update 3035583.

A:Today's Windows 8 Update is just to take you to Windows 10

If you like, you could disable the upgrade to Windows 10 update instead.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Starting today, seemingly out of nowhere, my custom Windows 7 desktop PC started giving me a message along the lines of "you may be a victim of software counterfeiting," asking me to validate windows, then asking me to reinstall windows. I got this PC less than 1 year ago with a brand new Windows 7 key. Up until this time, I haven't had many major issues crop up, but some minor things have had me suspicious, and even more so now.
I ran Microsoft Security Essentials (detected/removed nothing) and Malwarebytes (removed/detected some PUPs but no frank malware). I attempted to backup my computer today using Windows backup, but it was unable to complete fully due to some corruption (I believe is what it said) in the C drive. 
Since this PC is less than one year old, I am hoping it's not hardware failure. If there's anything that could be done before I have to throw in the towel and get a new hard drive, then I need some help! 
Whatever logs and specs you need, please guide me and I'll be happy to provide. 

A:Infection or Hardware Issue? Windows 7 Not Genuine message Build 7601, new today

Rerun MBAM after allowing it to update. Post the results of the scan using the instructions below.
Once adware and malware are eliminated as the cause of the problem then instructions will be given for trouble shooting and repairing
the files and /or hardware.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.
After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.
CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
Click the Remove Selected button.
MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot i... Read more

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This startred a few days ago on it's own, and i hate it - i want a flat windows explorer....normal....i don't want this library style rubbish.

please help.

A:How to disable Windows Explorer's "today, yesterday, last week" groups

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Is this what you're wanting to do ?
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

If not post a screen shot of what you want to remove

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It appears as an important update.

If you do not want this app installed in your computer, hide that update instead of installing it.

Note: This update should appear in computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1.


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On my 7 machine where the OS was installed including SP1 anyway, in comes this update today which I think is rather odd.
Anyone have any explanation for the apparent anomaly?

A:KB976932 "Windows 7 Service Pack 1" Installed Again Today??????

same here - what's cooking? geeks, help pls!

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If you only want the security updates, you'll have to download and install it outside of Windows Update. Links to 7 and 8.1 are here: Don?t install any updates yet ? but here?s where to find them @ AskWoody

MS is supposed to make the Update Catalog compatible with other browsers, but I think it still only works with IE right now. The security updates only patch do not show up in Windows Update.

Just as a heads up, if you don't want your system to have Windows 10-style telemetry and spying, be sure to NOT install KB 2952664 (back, again, for the nth time) or KB 3185330 (the rollup update package).

Be careful out there.

A:Windows 7/8.1 update "fun" starts today... only rollups

thanks for the heads up!

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There were a few Windows, Media Player and IE security ("updowns". I have my XP system to tell me when there are updowns waiting, but not to downloade or install them unless I say so.

There is one opf them that I did not install.

I have read some not very good things about this process that will allow MicroMafia to get into your PC and report back its findings. Why don't they let all of us, break into the senior management of Microsoft anytime we want and check for any illegal drugs, guns, pornography, illicit sexual activity, etc ?

It is Windows Genuine Advantage Notification (KB905474) .
This certainly is not software that would benefit any Windows customers.

I would like to know people's feelings and information about this particular updown, whether it is your opinions to install or not install it and if thee are any workarounds.

Many people are not installing this. It is ridiculous that even if you cna prove that you are using a registered copy of XP, that MicroMafia still is demanding that they spy into your PC. That makes the software Spyware.

I would like to know what any of you have heard and or doing about it. From my reading, I am holding off the installation, lessing MS know what we think about it, in the hope t hat MS will be embarresed into dumping this program.


A:There are Windows and IE "updowns" today, but one of them I do not want to install.

It's their software, you do not own it, only the license to use it. Don't get too paranoid over this.

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I have no idea over this one. I'm running True Image 2014 with W8.1 and was amazed to see this. Could it be a compatabilty update for W10 or.... I have no idea.

Edit... I'm asking over at Acronis too.

A:Acronis Update offered on Windows Update today.

I go this too. I read on acronis forums it crashed systems. I hid it for now.

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Today Microsoft is releasing eight updates(Bulletins,if you like), FIVE OF THEM CRITICAL!

A:Today's the day!

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