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Anniversary Update - default browser opens on login

Q: Anniversary Update - default browser opens on login

We recently updated two machines to the Anniversary Update (via the Media Creation Tool method).

Since the update, when you log in, the default browser is automatically opened at MSN.com. Neither browser has msn.com as their default page, and if you launch the browser from the menu / taskbar icon it opens in the correct default page. .

There is nothing in Task Manager >> Startup, or shell:startup, to trigger this browser opening. This behaviour was definitely introduced by the AU; and whilst it's only a minor irritation, it would be nice to make it stop, so any suggestions welcome.

Thanks

A: Anniversary Update - default browser opens on login

Hi, not seen any other such report, so doubt it's an anniversary 'feature' if you see what I mean.

Suggest:
a. Try a clean boot and see if a browser is still launched
b. Get Autoruns (free) and inspect/search for start up entries. (Very comprehensive).
c. Create a new user for test purposes and see if the same thing happens (it probably won't).
d. Otherwise an outside possibility is somehow it's launched by an unexpected scheduled task triggered on logon.

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We recently updated two machines to the Anniversary Update (via the Media Creation Tool method).

Since the update, when you log in, the default browser is automatically opened at MSN.com. Neither browser has msn.com as their default page, and if you launch the browser from the menu / taskbar icon it opens in the correct default page. .

There is nothing in Task Manager >> Startup, or shell:startup, to trigger this browser opening. This behaviour was definitely introduced by the AU; and whilst it's only a minor irritation, it would be nice to make it stop, so any suggestions welcome.

Thanks

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On one machine, Dell I8700 Facebook app AND Facebook messenger fail on 14393.10 despite reboot, reinstall of Win 10 and apps.

A:Facebook app on Win 10 Anniversary Update opens/closes on Dell 8700

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question On one machine, Dell I8700 Facebook app AND Facebook messenger fail on 14393.10 despite reboot, reinstall of Win 10 and apps. this is most likely an issue with facebook apps as many have reported multiple issues with the apps. Keep checking for updates for the apps
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It seems facebook app just open & closes right away on the Anniversary edition Version 1607 build 14383.187. I uninstalled & reinstalled app & no dice. I went also again to apps, features. facebook advanced options & reset still no dice. Anyone find a fix to this yet? or just another dud software.

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Hi everyone, 
 
I have this issue where the default browser is opened randomly, and when I try typing in the browser search it keeps getting refreshed endlessly. I ran AVG internet security 2014, AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool, but the issue still exists. I would appreciate some support on this. 

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Of course after I set everything to not need password login my PC and MS reset everything back to login with password or PIN. Sure these are all saved, on drives etc. only accessible from the PC environment. There is a lot of bad information on how to successfully recover from this minor overlook situation on your part. You do not have to enter safe mode, repair or restore your computer, or do a clean install. None of that is necessary.

Here is all you have to do and I have done this several times in the past and was successful in every instance. Why I
never copy that x%j*(%$#dcb password down before updating is beyond me. Guess I like the stress.

Anyhow, save the heartache by following the instructions on this webpage:
How to Reset Your Forgotten Password in Windows 10

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Just received the update from 1511 to 1607 and during the login proceedure,the password is sometimes accepted,sometimes rejected,with no logical reason.The only fix so far is to restart.Has anyone else found this to happen and if so,is there a solution?

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I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but Just did the anniversary update for Win 10, and have one problem, so far. I use to be able to either start the windows, or wake it up and go right to the program. Now I can start it when off, but when waking it up I had some kind of background screen that I had to click on, then log in the log in screen. I managed with much searching on the internet, to get rid of the odd background screen, but can't get rid of having to click on the log in button. I tried changing the login app's name as suggested, and that didn't work. I can boot up and not have the log on button problem, Have read about a reg edit that might fix it, but haven't tried that yet.

Anyone else noticed this?

Thanks

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Hi, check your setting here:
Winaero's tweaker offers a convenient way to disable a lock screen.

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Hello, B.C.
 
My english is not 100% perfect, so I apologize.
 
After looking at how many problems were solved here I wanted to show mine, since yesterday, while not browsing or playing a fullscreen game, my default browser randomly opens, if I am playing a game, it minimizes it which makes it unplayable. And when I am browsing, no matter what browser is, my current tab switch to the browser home page, for example, In opera my home page is the speed dial, while browsing on a website e.j. wikipedia or any other, it changes to the browser home page for no reason, and that happens in all browsers, no matter what the default one is.
 
I do believe this is caused by a malware. I scanned my computer with both avast! Free Antivirus and Windows Defender and found nothing. I deleted opera and made firefox my default browser, it randomly opened constantly as it did with opera. I restored my system to 04/12/12 and the problem was still present (I also rebooted many times), however, as I deleted opera when restoring my system it was still there as my default browser but, when whatever was causing the problem attempted to launch it, it popped up a window telling that the launcher file could not be run, and so that window popped up randomly and it was actually the same thing, as when I deleted the launcher file, it stopped popping up the window (and a browser, because I had no default browser). When clicking the opera icon in my tool bar it opened opera like it was never rem... Read more

A:Default browser randomly opens + browser tabs randomly switch to browser home

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Hi guys, I am really really tired of my Pro 4 already.
When I got the machine, it was wonders. The moment the Anniversary Update hit it, the sound is gone.

Every time I have to go to Device Manager, UNINSTALL the Realtek Audio driver.

I have tested the Pro 4 without the anniversary update and it works just fine. Is there any way we can make the sound work.

From what my limited knowledge tells me, the driver isn't booting up with the bootup. Every time I uninstall it, it asks for a reboot and when it starts, the sound is fine. Any help?

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I get a black screen after getting the windows 10 anniversary update. I log in and use it for a few minutes then the screen goes black. After a minute of black screen it turns off. How do I fix this?

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Hi. My previous Topic was here and a moderator boopme suggested me to post my problem here. So my laptop has a problem. It's always open that website with my default browser on each boot up. I have used Adwcleaner, Minitoolbox,TDSS, JRT and Eset online scanner to fix the problem, but unfortunately there is no effect.
I hope the problem can be fixed soon. Thanks

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Hi guys, ihave a little problem with my keyboard, my left ctrl key somehow was mapped to open web browser. ive got both ie7 and firefox. itll open whichever is default.
whats weird also is if i push the ctrl key and hold it i can still use copy past search find history etc

PS: i remmaped my keyboard but still have the same problem and opend the firefox icon properties and the dialogue box dosent show any shortcuts (NONE)

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I'm having a problem with my laptop, whatever the default browser is whether it's Google Chrome or Internet Explorer the browser opens rapidly over and over until i have to restart the system and when i do restart the problem persists. The only remedy i can seem to find would be taking out the battery and unplugging it from the power for a couple hours and the problem will stop for a while then come back. I've replaced the hard drive thinking that was the problem and the problem moved to that hard drive as well, then I system restored the hard drive to before this problem existed and it still continued to do it i even restored the computer to factory settings and it still happens. I don't have any antivirus sadly but i'm not to sure if that's the problem. I'm not sure if this is a virus or what it would just be good to get rid of it.  

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I suspect stuck keys on the keyboard. Try a USB keyboard (after disconnecting the built-in one).
 
Belay this post. I didn't realize it had been moved to AII.

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I have a weird little problem. I set FireFox to be my defualt browser. All of the icons for HTML files are the FireFox icon. Even when i click on links from emails or software help files (except for my Macromedia Flash 8 Professional) it opens up Firefox but when i click on an HTML file that's on my hard drive Internet Explorer opens up... why is that? ... and can i fix this easily?
 

A:FF is my default browser yet IE still opens HTML files

I think you need to go to IE tool, Program type.
Look to see if Firefox is picked.
Uncheck the box to check if IE is your defualt browser too. Apply and OK your way out.
Don't have Firefox but your have in prefeneces someplace a box to check to make it your defualt browser too but I bet it is already checked.
Now I have PhptoImpact 8 and you can pick what browser it uses as your defualt browser.

Then within some programs when you click on help they open in IE and I hate that because Netscape is my defualt browser.

So check your options, prefeneces to see if you can tell other programs what browser to use.

Something screwed up on my PC after IE did not work right but I needed MS updates so ran the IE repair. All worked great but all the web shortcuts are IE icons. Even when I drag the link from netscape to the desktop it shows up as IE. Never been able to fix it either.
 

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hi,
i don't exactly know what caused this problem and now i can't get this malware off my computer. i also referred to a simiar type of forum but i was unable to get the results following the steps as it is. i downloaded FRST and scanned my computer --
 
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 06-05-2015 01
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hi hpcomp,
 
Iam shelf life and will try to help you. Normally Iam only on this site once or twice per day. More on the weekends. If you dont get a quick reply back from me, you will get one soon.
 
We will get two downlloads to start with, both target adware.
Run them and post there logs and we will go from there.
 
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    Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
    Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
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    A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
 
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What you are seeing is most likely a Command Prompt running a script for a program you have installed.

You will need to disable that within MSCONFIG. Try disabling one-by-one programs with restarts to see if the problem goes away.

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Since updating yesterday via Windows Update to the anniversary update, Edge browser is basically unusable as it is painfully slow. I'm running this on a Surface Pro 3, i5 with 256gb of storage.
Prior to the update, Edge was ok. After, I cannot even browse the Windows Central site because it is so slow. Seems like Microsoft sites are ok, but other sites are painfully slow.
Anyone seeing the same?

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Really? I got that anniversary update yesterday too, and the browser is much faster than before. Try to run an app called adwarecleaner. Make sure you download it from bleeping computer.com

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I have just made Firefox my default browser. I have saved websites on my hard disk. Since Firefox is my default browser, these html files should open automatically with Internet Explorer. Instead, they automatically open with Internet Explorer instead of Firefox when I double-click them! I also tried saving websites with Firefox - but they save to the computer with an Internet Explorer icon and are opened automatically by IE. I want Firefox to do this job. How do I correct this error? I'm sure it's a file association problem - but don't know how to correct it; for instance, I tried opening links in my Thunderbird e-mail client, and no problem: Firefox opens them instead of IE.
 

A:Solved: Firefox is my default browser but IE opens saved websites/html files!

Try this:
Close Firefox completely.
Start> Run> type or copy and paste: firefox.exe -silent -setDefaultBrowser and hit OK.
You might also check Set Program Access and Defaults from the Control Panel
to see if Firefox is selected as the default browser.
 

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You're seeing Basic Mail because you're using an unsupported Internet browser. Upgrade your browser or get the mobile app for the full Yahoo experience.
Don't show this again.



It's been a while since I last checked that account, but I'm fairly sure I got 'the full Yahoo experience' with 1511. Can anyone confirm that?

(edit: spelling)

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Compatibility view? i have internet explorer 11 but yahoo mail says i have an unsupported - Microsoft Community

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Does anyone here know of a fix to this?

Since I updated Internet Explorer to ver 10, Now links someone sends in Google Talk open in IE 10 not my default Firefox !!

A:Google Talk Opens Links In IE After Update IE10, Not Frirefox Default

Hello voiceartistusa and welcome to the forums

Can you open your Start Menu, click on Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Associate a file type or protocol with a program. This should bring up a list of your filetype associations.

Under the Extensions header, can you tell me what is listed in the Current Default column for the following names,

.htm
.html
And for these Protocols (at the bottom)
http
https
Tom

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So yesterday automatic Windows update installed IE10, today I noticed that links in certain applications open in IE10 instead of my configured default browser, which every link from this or any other application used to open in before that update and the reboot that followed the update.
I checked the Default Programs section in the system control panel, expecting maybe Microsoft wanted to get themselves in any more trouble with the EU and changing the default to IE. This was not the case however, all the associations were still pointing to the configured default browser, I noticed however I could not uncheck the defaults already set.
So despite the obvious configuration being correct, links would still open in IE10 even after yet another reboot.
I went ahead and checked the registry associations, and found that http(s) protocol as well as htm(l) filetypes were associated with Internet Explorer with various EditFlags set (presumably to prevent changing them through the user interface, or to ignore the user interface settings).

Seriously Microsoft? Don't you have enough trouble yet?

A:Windows Update IE10 Install messes up default browser configuration

I'd avoid IE10 and uninstall the update. It's riddled with bugs.

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Hello all.
Running windows 10 pro 64 bit.
I've updated from Version 1511 to the anniversary update, 1607.
Or at least, I thought I did.
The update went well, no hiccups, no errors. Used windows update, let it downloaded and install and rebooted. Alas, system still shows OS Version 1511.
Used update again, same thing, rebooted, 1511.
Went to the windows site, downloaded the windows10upgrade9252.exe, ran it, same exact issue, rebooted, still showing version 1511.
Error logs show no issues. Disabled all external drives, turned off anti-virus, etc, repeated, rinsed, rebooted, still version 1511.
Only think I've not done is burned an ISO to DVD and updated from that.
Any clues as to what's going on?
Thanks!
Nelson Davis

A:windows 10 update from version 1511 to 1607 anniversary update - does not update

Can you check to see what OS version you have? Check in settings > system > OS build. It should show something like 14393.5 or 14393.10

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Hello,
I have two very recent but different HP laptops with Win 10 pre-installed. After the Anniversary update, one laptop is still OK but the Spectre has lost the facility for a PIN login instead of using a password. I have seen much criticism of the effects on devices after installing the update, on the Internet, but haven't seen a cure yet that works on my Spectre. When I attempt to set a PIN and a confirmation of the PIN, the pointer arrow displays and if I don't move it, it stays there. If I move it a tiny bit the pointer disappears completely, but I am still asked for my Password on login. Any help would be appreciated. My update was done just after it came out so i don't want to rollback, even if I could. There must be some good effects from installing the update! Many thanks in anticipation.

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Upgraded windows 10 to windows 10 Anniversary, upgrade went smoothly with no errors or warnings, re-booted several times. When finally finished booted into a login form, but picture not showing and instead of username a question mark (?) After a short time this form goes leaving a black screen with only a pointer visible. Anybody has experienced this? If so, any pointers how to proceed most welcome. Thanks

A:After upgrading win 10 to Anniversary can not login anymore.

Please do try a hard reset first, remove the battery and AC adapter then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds. Plug just the AC adapter then boot it back up and try to login. If it won't let you login there's a reset option where you can change your Windows login.

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Upgraded windows 10 to windows 10 Anniversary, upgrade went smoothly with no errors or warnings, re-booted several times. When finally finished booted into a login form, but picture not showing and instead of username a question mark (?) After a short time this form goes leaving a black screen with only a pointer visible. Anybody has experienced this? If so, any pointers how to proceed most welcome. Thanks

A:After upgrading win 10 to Anniversary can not login anymore.

Please do try a hard reset first, remove the battery and AC adapter then press and hold the power button for 20 seconds. Plug just the AC adapter then boot it back up and try to login. If it won't let you login there's a reset option where you can change your Windows login.

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We couldn't install Windows 10
0xC1900101 - 0x40017
We've set you PC back to where it was right before you started installing Windows 10
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Rebooted again -- still swirling dots on black screen. Tried again, same results.
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Please suspend this D/L until fixed. Cannot afford to have no protection!

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I just got this update and restarted my PC. Now Cortana is not there even after I set my region language and speech to united states. Help
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A:Cortana disappeared from anniversary update after getting the cumulative update 14393.10

Originally Posted by buddy007 I just got this update and restarted my PC. Now Cortana is not there even after I set my region language and speech to united states. Help
Posted via the Windows Central App for Android try a restart and check again
It does not appear in apps list?

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I am trying to update from Windows 10 OS Build 10586.589 to the Anniversary Update but my computer freezes at 1% progress. I have tried everything I can think of including: Unplugging all extra SATA drives except my main SSD, unplugging my wireless network adapter, unplugging all USB devices (even mouse and keyboard), removing old drivers and updating outdated ones, and installing the update through a USB flash drive. It always gets to the same part and freezes until I shutdown my computer and lose no data.

You can see pictures of the frozen screen here: http://imgur.com/a/PseoH.
Reddit thread (Took the guys advice on there): Windows 10 Anniversary Update Freeze : Windows10
Hopefully someone can give me some guidance on how to fix this as I've tried everything I can think of. Thanks!

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8320 (OC)
GPU: EVGA GTX 750 SC OS
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD

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Hello,
I've been trying and failing to update Anniversary Update on Surface Pro 3.
Downloads, prepares, reboots and then, at about 14% of first step, it shows the thermometer gauge and shuts down.
When I power it on, it reverts to previous version of windows
I've tried it plugged in, plugged out, waiting a few minutes shutdown before starting in updating mode...
I don't know what to do

A:Failing to update Anniversary Update on Surface PRO 3 - overheating?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Hello,
I've been trying and failing to update Anniversary Update on Surface Pro 3.
Downloads, prepares, reboots and then, at about 14% of first step, it shows the thermometer gauge and shuts down.
When I power it on, it reverts to previous version of windows
I've tried it plugged in, plugged out, waiting a few minutes shutdown before starting in updating mode...
I don't know what to do the thermometer gauge represents your surface pro is getting overheated and in order to prevent heat damage to the core hardware the device/bios shuts down your device. so first we need to fix the overheating issue and then can you continue with the update.

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Hi,

I just downloaded and installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yesterday and so far I have noticed some changes in my computer that I was not aware of before the update.

(1) Somehow my System Restore was set to Disabled and all of my restore points are now gone and

(2) All of my Microsoft Update History is also missing.

Could the update be the cause of both?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

A:Update History missing after Win10 Anniversary Update

Yes, the update is the cause of both.

Major version upgrades like this change so much functionality, they often have to reset various settings to default so that they are in a known good state. Unfortunately, many have complained about the System Restore option being reset to Disabled (this is the Windows default).

As for your previous restore points, that's to be expected. You can't restore to a previous restore point on a previous OS version. All the baseline files are different, and you would be restoring settings for the old OS if you were to somehow be able to restore it.

Think of it like a Bookmark or favorite, but they've moved the location to a different URL. Restoring the old favorite only points you to somewhere that doesn't exist anymore.

As for #2, your update history is gone because again, it's a fresh OS, and previous updates are all integrated into the OS now, not patches. Those old updates don't apply to the new OS anymore.

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Hi,

I just downloaded and installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yesterday and so far I have noticed some changes in my computer that I was not aware of before the update.

(1) Somehow my System Restore was set to Disabled and all of my restore points are now gone and

(2) All of my Microsoft Update History is also missing.

Could the update be the cause of both?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

A:Update History missing after Win10 Anniversary Update

Yes, the update is the cause of both.

Major version upgrades like this change so much functionality, they often have to reset various settings to default so that they are in a known good state. Unfortunately, many have complained about the System Restore option being reset to Disabled (this is the Windows default).

As for your previous restore points, that's to be expected. You can't restore to a previous restore point on a previous OS version. All the baseline files are different, and you would be restoring settings for the old OS if you were to somehow be able to restore it.

Think of it like a Bookmark or favorite, but they've moved the location to a different URL. Restoring the old favorite only points you to somewhere that doesn't exist anymore.

As for #2, your update history is gone because again, it's a fresh OS, and previous updates are all integrated into the OS now, not patches. Those old updates don't apply to the new OS anymore.

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windows 10 after update to  anniversary update I have cycle reboot (only dell logo)
I think it's problem with driver INTEL RAPID ON (Intel Rapid Storage)
I'm have lates update driver and bios

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I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.

A:Windows Update does not download and install the anniversary update.

Originally Posted by Alicia J


I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.



Have you tried this - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...setting_client

Recommended today by another forum member - may just work

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Could use some help on how to allow a user to set their default browser permanently even with IE11 being set via Group Policy as the usual default.

For logistical reasons, we are still on IE11 instead of using Edge for our default browser - mostly because our software hasn't been 100% tested with Edge and to avoid overall confusion in having made the jump as a company to Windows 10 recently.

I successfully created a default configuration associations .xml file and it is pushing IE11 as the default.

However, knowing we have some users who would like to use a browser other than IE11 and let it be their default, we're trying to accommodate them while still enforcing the policy in place. Additionally, we don't want to 100% dissuade users from
utilizing Edge, so we haven't tried removing it from public visibility within the OS.  The users in question are local admins on their machines and should, in theory, be allowed that capability.

Any suggestions?

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Browers, either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, go into the internet, however after about 1 - 2mintes of use, everthing freezes. If I go into att e mail, it ceases taking commands. Chrome will also stop taking commands.

I ran AD Ware, also system tools like defrag and clean disk. Also ran Reg Cure. Nothing seems to help. This is a new problem. I don't know whether to use system restore or not...I'd rather not. Do you think it will help?

These problems are so damned annoying. Microsoft and other are just using us all for guinea pigs for their deficient software.

Can you guys help on this? 44 guy

A:browser opens then after a minute or two everything freezes and get browser not respoding

Are you positive that it is only in internet browsers? or is it possible that it could be in other stuff also?

It seems suspect that the whole computer freezes only in a browser much less more than one browser.

I would check hardware and make sure that something else is really going on.

I personally would at least test RAM for errors and also hard drive.

To further narrow it down, does this also happen in Firefox? (look at event viewer also).

Alot of stuff i know, but test this stuff and let us know.

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Hello,

I am running Windows XP on a machine at home and was previously using IE. I started getting frequent (about 3-5 an hour) pop-up browsers...usually a :blank page. I ran Spy-Bot and Adware and found several issues which were corrected.

I installed Mozilla and set as the default browser in hopes this would end the problem. No luck. I'm still getting the pop-up browsers from IE in Mozilla.

The Hijack This Log is as follows and I'd be very grateful for any assistance you can provide. Please let me know if you need further information.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:11 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE... Read more

A:While using Mozilla browser....IE browser window opens constantly. Help!

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Hi, running windows 8.1 and i use 3 browsers, my main (default) is Opera, the issues i have are opera is set as default browser in opera settings, but for instance when checking emails say overclockers uk i see something catches my eye, i click it and link opens in opera, not in win 8.1, it pops a box up asking how do you want to open this type of link, firefox, google chrome or look for app in dam app store
http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/t..._19_58_883.jpg

i go to setup default programs to set associations and guess what, opera is not in the list
http://i601.photobucket.com/albums/t..._20_48_995.jpg
all help well appreciated

pc setup
window 8.1 pro n x64
i7 4770k
msi z87-gd65 gaming mobo
8 gig 2x4 xtreem lv 2133 xmp
msi gtx 770 gaming
ssd's n so on

A:Opera browser set as default issue - not listed in default

It is in mine:



I have Opera set as default in all 3 settings.

Perhaps reinstall Opera ?

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(Why the title can only be 70 characters? Too short. Most normal forums allow 100 characters minimum. Where to suggest this?)

Longer title: Is it possible to disable Default Browser, similarly to there is no Default Mail app?

I want to do this for added extra security for my light virtualization setup, and just for the heck of it.

A:Possible to disable Default Browser, similarly to no Default Mail app?

What are you trying to stop as s browser will start on a URL Link and also HTML file and maybe other files

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Strange things are happening here on my W10x86 Pro system, and I am worried...

After being shut down for some time, I turned on this computer yesterday Monday, and it finished configuring some updates that it had apparently installed last time I shut it down. When shutting it down on Monday evening, it again goes into installing updates, but looking like it was stuck on 0%. After an hour I just let it sit over night, and this morning it had shut down. Then today when I turn it on in the afternoon, it goes into configuring a big update, before booting up, taking close to 30 minutes and restarting three or four times, showing me this screen
http://blogs-images.forbes.com/anton...w10-update.jpg that I have never seen before.

After the half hour it tells me that it has updated my W10 and there are lots of new exciting things. Naturally I thought that this was the Anniversary Update, so I looked into the Update History, and to my surprise this was entirely empty. "No updates installed yet", it told me.

Then I manually clicked "Check for new updates", and then it finds lots of updates, like "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB3176493)" and a whole bunch of other updates all numbered with 1511.

I am baffled here... what goes on?

A:Long update wasn't the Anniversary Update... what was it?

What does "winver" show?

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I have 2 HDD's 1 internal 1 external. Everytime I go to the the external drive the msn log in screen opens up . I checked the whole computer with Ewido and MSAS as well as Adaware but no major problems except some cookies.. Any suggestions anybody ?

A:Msn Login Screen Opens Up

I would think that there is some application on the external drive that is opening and self-launching the MSN log in prompt (Outlook Express?).
Regards,
John

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Alright, here's my problem: for about the past week, my friend says that his computer's been running a little slow, and he's been having problems restarting, probably due to spyware.

Just today, we restarted it, and we are able to log on, but then, when it shows the initial desktop, it gets stuck loading forever.
I'm just wondering, is there anything I can do short of a repartition? There's about four years worth of files on the computer that my friend would rather not lose.
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see if it loads in safemode. if you are successful, back up your files immediatley.

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This is kinda odd. Two out of the last four times I logged in to Yahoo Instant Messenger, an IE window opened. It was completely blank and just said "about:blank" in the address bar. I've been using YIM for years and it never happened before.

I hope this isn't spyware.

A:Ie Window Opens When I Login To Yim

You will probably have to stop using IMVironments, if you'r using them. To do this, open YM, go to Messenger > Preferences click on Messages & under Miscellaneous uncheck Enable IMVironments. Apply > OK your way out. Run all your AV/Antispyware Scans to make sure your'e clean. Run also either or both of these online scans:Eset Online ScanF-Secure Online Scan

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Checked defaults but but when i click on a "view in browser" in Outlook 2010 it opens the file in Word 2010 - i can't seem to find how to stop this from happening - anyone have an idea?

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When I try to open a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens the "Documents" Folder by default. I have to choose "Open" or "Open in New Window" to get it right. If I select "Open Windows Explorer" or double click on the folder, my Documents folder opens. I have reset every setting I can think of to default settings. I installed IoBit Advanced System Care9 Pro and was fiddling with a bunch of settings before this occurred. Please help!

A:Documents folder opens by default

Originally Posted by crouthmr


When I try to open a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens the "Documents" Folder by default. I have to choose "Open" or "Open in New Window" to get it right. If I select "Open Windows Explorer" or double click on the folder, my Documents folder opens. I have reset every setting I can think of to default settings. I installed IoBit Advanced System Care9 Pro and was fiddling with a bunch of settings before this occurred. Please help!



Do you mean, when you click on any folder any where, or just the folder on the taskbar?

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Hi All
I have a win 8 pro setup.
Every time I press the calculator shortcut on the keyboard a new calculator window opens. I would like to have only one instance.
It is very annoying when it opens a new calculator window every time. Have spent a lot of time searching and no solution found yet.
Would someone be able to give me a hand?
Thanks

A:win 8 calculator, new window opens (default)

That is odd. I just played with mine and I only get one calculator no matter how many times I try.

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Hi,

I have xp pro on this computer and every time I click on a link on a web page, a new i/e window opens but the problem is, that window is half the size of my monitor and I have to maximize it every time. When I open a fresh i/e window by double clicking on i/e, I don't have that proble. It's only when I click on a clickable link on a web page. How do I fix it ?

TIA.

A:I/e Opens In A Small Window By Default

A quick way is to expand it to the size you want, or full screen. Now hold shift and exitfrom the File/Exit. When you try again it should stay on the last defaulted size.

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everytime i try to open IE or run a file windows media player opens as default and of course it can't run what i want. I have opened a new user account and i don't have this problem on it. but i need to get my original account running properly, any ideas please?

A:media player opens as default for IE

Welcome aboard, rdevo

You should try this : How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Follow method 2 described there.

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Hi

I have set the default media player for both music and video to VLC and when I double click a single file it opens in VLC. However if I select a number of music files and hit enter or click play at the top of windows explorer it opens windows media player. Even if I right click the files it only gives me options to open in Windows Media Player as shown in attached.

How can I fix this?

A:Default app set to VLC but Win Media PLayer opens

Originally Posted by lemtree


Hi

I have set the default media player for both music and video to VLC and when I double click a single file it opens in VLC. However if I select a number of music files and hit enter or click play at the top of windows explorer it opens windows media player. Even if I right click the files it only gives me options to open in Windows Media Player as shown in attached.

How can I fix this?



Try changing file association to VLC in settings, System, default apps, choose default apps by file type, change MP3 file to VLC...

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When I try to open a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens the "Documents" Folder by default. I have to choose "Open" or "Open in New Window" to get it right. If I select "Open Windows Explorer" or double click on the folder, my Documents folder opens. I have reset every setting I can think of to default settings. I installed IoBit Advanced System Care9 Pro and was fiddling with a bunch of settings before this occurred. Please help!

A:Documents folder opens by default

Originally Posted by crouthmr


When I try to open a folder in Windows Explorer, it opens the "Documents" Folder by default. I have to choose "Open" or "Open in New Window" to get it right. If I select "Open Windows Explorer" or double click on the folder, my Documents folder opens. I have reset every setting I can think of to default settings. I installed IoBit Advanced System Care9 Pro and was fiddling with a bunch of settings before this occurred. Please help!



Do you mean, when you click on any folder any where, or just the folder on the taskbar?

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And I hate it. A PDF file that I have used before (under Adobe Reader/Windows 7) is useless. It is a form that could be filled in and printed. Now I have to print the form (TWINUI) (ctrl + p) and have to fill in by pen.

Is it advisable to download Adobe Reader and bypass the mess of TWINUI? If so, how would I disble this app and use Adobe reader as default?

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Hard Drives: C: Total - 461023 MB, Free - 413172 MB; D: Total - 14398 MB, Free - 1826 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AFE
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:Solved: PDF opens in the TWINUI default app

Is it advisable to download Adobe Reader and bypass the mess of TWINUI?Click to expand...

I say yes, but there are others who prefer something else (such as Foxit Reader).

If installing Adobe Reader (or some other choice) doesn't result in it being the default PDF application, right click on a .pdf and Open With ... . You should then get the opportunity to confirm that you want the new application to be the default.
 

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hi all
 
Its not that big a problem but is irritating. When i open any new notepad file it contains the text as in the attached file. I have to select all and then delete to write anything new.

A:notepad by default opens this file

g'day and Welcome to BC !
 
Open the notepad again......and then click on File>>>Exit.
 
Try it again

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I have read some of the past archived posts so here is the output from HijackThis. I am looking at what is opening the System 32 folder and anything else that will help speed up my computer.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:40:33 PM, on 2/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\m... Read more

A:System 32 folder opens after login

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Hi,

When a user logs in, it opens the contents of their "MY Documents" Folder. I've checked registry settings (particularly userinit - which is fine) all the HKLM/HKCU...Windows...Run keys - everything seems fine. I can see no evidence of the Dlder.exe trojan, either.

I've deleted the local profile, and re-logged in, and that seems to work, but I've got a number of people that this affects - so doing that for each of them isn't practical.

Can anyone suggest anything that it might be?

Thanks in advance
Chris.
 

A:Solved: My Documents opens on Login (XP)

you could use the fix here

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

line 255 right hand side

joan
 

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My problems is that what ever program i use ( OE6, microsoft outlook) opens randomly and for no apparent reason. Sometimes it happens one a day sometimes 10 to 20 times in a row. It complete takes over my PC.I posted this problems on the Windows Board they suggested I post it here. I run Norton Corporate anti virus every day and Spy Sweeper. These and other programs have found no problems.I ran Hijack this and the log is below. I hope I did this right. I appreciate the help. Thank youLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:47:06 PM, on 12/27/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfService.exec:\lotus\notes\ntmul... Read more

A:Default Email Prgrams Opens Randomly

Download this program:submit files packerHighlight the files listed below in bold and right-click and selecting copy.C:\marimba\RemoteUser.exeThen start the file packer program and right click in the white box and select paste to paste the copied file names in the field.Then press the Continue button.I will create an archive with these files and a small log on your Desktop that starts with a name like requested-file[date].cab.Rename this file to yourmembername.cab (for example grinler.cab).Then go to:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.phpand fill in the required fields and browse to this file on your desktop. Finally click on the Send File button.Click on start, settings, control panel and double-click on add/remove programs. From with add/remove program uninstall the following if they exist:ScanSpywarePrint out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Reboot your computer into Safe ModePlease make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ScanSpyware] "C:\Program Files\ScanSpyware v3.8.0.4\Scanner.exe"O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions presentO6 - HKCU ... Read more

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Hi, I need some help.
My uncle - probably the only person in the world that knows less than me about this kind of stuff - asked me to copy some pictures from a flash drive. There was only one file on the drive and I didn't really paid much attention. I clicked on it and it told me it needed to know the program to open it. So I checked the file again and it didn't have any of the regular extensions , instead it had a number ( like : filename.264 ). In the properties it said that it will open with windows shell common dll. I thought it probably was associated with a specifc program and because I was told it was pictures I thought I could try and see if it would open with windows photo viewer. I figure if it didn't I could try other programs. But I clicked too fast and forgot that by default the box saying always use selected program to open this kind of file is always checked for some reason, so windows photo viewer opened, and it said it couldn't open that file. WHen I went back to try opening with another program I realized that I had made windows photo viewer the default. I know how to change it, but only into another program. What I want is to get it back as it was before and have no idea of completely remove the association with the program and have it back as it was before I changed it. How can I do it? is it even possible?

A:How do I remove default program that opens a file?

Try this: Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I have a small hard drive on my Acer tab, so I want to store my music etc. on a SD card Can I change where my app looks, rather than the default music/ movies folder on my hard drive?
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A:Win Explorer opens instead of default file manager

Windows Explorer is the default File Manager for Windows.

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I use Vista Home Premium. I have an open source app that I want to be maximized when launched. How can I do this?

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- Dragging the corners of the window to fill the screen.

In both cases, if I close and then re-open, the window has its default size.

Any advice?
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A:Window opens at default size, not maximized

Hello OldGrantonian,

You might see if applying METHOD TWO in the tutorial below will allow the window to open as it was when it was last closed.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've recently acquired Windows Vista, or else this might have been easier for me to fix on my own. I have Mozilla set as the default web browser - I checked under "Default Programs" on the control panel and I went to Tools-->Options-->Main--->Check Now (to see if Firefox is default) within the browser itself and both say that it is. However, when I click a link in AIM, IE opens. For awhile Avant Browser opened, but I uninstalled that to see if it would fix the problem, and now IE opens. This is really annoying...how can I fix it?

A:Default Internet Program Set To Firefox But Ie Still Opens

You can't fix it. Many programs (such as web-links in Outlook Express, for example) are "hard coded" to open links in Internet Explorer only, and will ignore your default browser setting if you changed it to something else. I imagine AIM is another example of this behaviour. For that reason, even though I always use Opera as my browser of choice, I leave the default set to IE. It's pointless doing otherwise if an alternative default is often ignored by some applications.

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There are 2 administrator accounts on this computer. Windows 8.1 is the OS. Desktop PC. One I have not had problems with temporary profile. The other account got a you are logged into a temporary profile. The background is black after I log in. Does this account need to be deleted and make a new account? How do I fix this?
I found this http://www.sysprobs.com/fixed-temporary-profile-windows... and did scan drive for problems. No errors were found.
I also did a sfc/scannow and I attached the results. I don't know what the results mean or how to access any of that information if I need to do so.
I wanted to know from you what are the next steps if any I need to do so that the temporary profile issue does not happen in the future.

What if anything can I do to prevent computer files getting corrupted?

Thanks for your time and help.
 

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Mouse (USB Wireless with Keyboard - Logitech) works fine when powering on, and during LOGIN to Windows 7 Professional on my desktop PC.  Once the login is complete - the mouse stops working.  I tried doing a Remote Session with LogMeIn, and mouse
doesn't work through the remote console either.
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Any ideas?

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There are 2 administrator accounts on this computer. Windows 8.1 is the OS. Desktop PC. One I have not had problems with temporary profile. The other account got a you are logged into a temporary profile. Does this account need to be deleted and make a new account? How do I fix this?
I found this http://www.sysprobs.com/fixed-temporary-profile-windows... and did scan drive for problems. No errors were found.
I also did a sfc/scannow and I attached the results. I don't know what the results mean or how to access any of that information if I need to do so.
I wanted to know from you what are the next steps if any I need to do so that the temporary profile issue does not happen in the future.

What if anything can I do to prevent computer files getting corrupted?

Thanks for your time and help.

A:temporary user account opens after login

I would create a new profile and see how it goes there may have been disk errors which have been corrected but the profile got corrupt you can docs etc from old profile but dont copy anything else as it may corrupt the new profile

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I am trying to get rid of a window that loads after users login to the network-win2k AD. Running Kix for the login script. The c:\winnt\system32 window opens to the middle of the screen after some people log in. I have checked the machines with adware programs and the virus scan is up to date. I can not figureout why this window is still loading after login. There is no error generated in Event Viewer or problem created when it does this it is just very annoying. Any help on this would be very much appreciated.
Thank you muchly in advance!
 

A:winnt/system32 window opens on login

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running windows 10 version 1607,anyways windows did its regular update thing and when it was done now i cant login. i enter my password and its welcome and then just goes right back to the lock screen. please help. cant find anything relevant online so far. sony vaio pc.

A:cant login after recent windows update, stuck at login screen

Hi ! Did you create a system repair CD or a system recovery drive?? Here are the ways that you can recover. My first choice would be to restore to a time before the update with a restore point! Read this by HTG! How to Create and Use a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc in Windows 8 or 10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...covery-options
PS! Using a Recovery Drive or System Repair Disc
A recovery drive will normally not be necessary. If your computer fails to boot several times, Windows 8 or 10 will automatically bring up the advanced startup options, which allows you to troubleshoot and fix it.
If Windows can?t even bring up these tools, you?ll need the recovery drive, system repair disc, or a Windows 8 or 10 installation disc. Insert the recovery media into your computer and restart. Your computer should boot from the recovery media automatically. (If it doesn?t, you may need to change its boot order.)

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I have made a very large error. I was trying to open a python file that is saved as a .dll and I left the Always use this program check box checked. Now, I am trying to make it where there is no default program or any program to open this file because there are many types of .dll. I have tried deleting the extension and unassociating it. How do I get whre there is no default program that opens any .dll extension.

A:Change the default program that opens .dll extension files?

Uninstall Python. That should dis-associate it from .dll. Then reinstall.

I've been alternating between zipped programs and installers. This played havoc with program associations. Uninstalling worked.

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Hello, recently I jumped on to my parent's PC when I was in town, and noticed that SpySweeper was open several times on the desktop.

The windows were "sticky" - none of the UI worked on all but 1 of the instances, so I checked task manager, and there was an instance of SpysweeperUI.exe assigned out as running, but assigned to 3 different users. So if i'm logged in as "joe" then I'd see a process for SpysweeperUI.exe running under "joe" "bob" and "sue" in the task manager, yet can't shut down the instances assigned to the other users unless i log out and log in as them.

They're running XP Home edition with 6 users set up, and are convinced that there's some hacker trying to mess with their spyware program...I know it's probably just an installation issue, but I've reinstalled it on an administrator account, upgraded to the latest release and they're reporting the same problem.

I've contacted Webroot's support department but haven't heard back yet. Any ideas?
 

A:SpySweeper opens multiple instances on user login

Look in the Startup folder for each user and remove SpySweeper shortcut if found.

Put one shortcut in the "All User" startup folder if you want it to run at startup.
 

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Windows Folder Opens Automatically After Login, Why? And how can i stop it?

Heres what happens, i login and the "window folder" open automatically. And everyday i have to close it manually. It not a big problem but i would like to stop it, if possable.

This Started Right After i downloaded the windows update "Service Pack 2" from Microsoft and rebooted with the new updates.
Thanks to anyone that can help,
~Da Bob~
 

A:Solved: Windows Folder Opens Automatically After Login, Why?

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Hi All,
I am having a video tag used in a simple html file and i am trying to open that html in IE but it is not opening.
The same file is working in Chrome.

Kindly help me out to resolve this.

Also my default IE version is IE5 how i can make it IE 9 or above as all the versions are installed in my machine. Having Windows 10 OS.

Thanks In Advance
Suhail Tandel

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In settings, shows OS 10586.545 version 1511. In updates shows:
"Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 for x64-based Systems (KB3176493)" was successfully installed on 08/11/2016.
Shouldn't my setting show version 1607?

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(A noobii tech) though that windows 10 and it s update are free . So i cant get the update from the windows update . And i tried that tool so they said i should activate my windows to get it . Any help ?

A:Cant get the anniversary update

You can still get Windows 10 for free with this trick | The Verge
(not sure if it still works, but worth a shot)

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Have anyone of you received AU for mobile?

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Any one get anniversary update on mobile today. I just checked 4 times but my device is upto date. Nothing happen.

A:Anniversary update..

It's 5:21 am in Microsoft land.
Wait for them to get into the office and grab some coffee before you start panicking for updates.

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A:Anniversary update

If you are on latest production build or redstone build, then you can grab it on august 9th .

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I'm running Win 10 Pro 64, version 10.0.14393.

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A:Am I on the Anniversary Update?

The 14393 is the Build number and has .xxx following. The Version is either 1511 or 1607, mine is Version 1607 Build 14393.222, the .222 is for the latest update I've received. Yours also has to be Version 1607 Build 14393.xxx. The previous Build number on mine was 14393.187. The 1511 stands for the release of November 2015 and 1607 is for July 2016 or the 1-year Anniversary.

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Anniversary update eligible for lumia 925??? Insider preview like???? If yes when??? Help me

A:Anniversary update

If you are on latest production build or redstone build, then you can grab it on august 9th .

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Windows tried to install the anniversary update. Downloaded fine - restarted itself with the normal percent completed figures then after restarting got the - 'System Thread Exception Not Handled' message.

Fortunately it auto restored the previous version of Win10 so no big deal. Quick look on the MS site is of little help - if any.

Viewed the Event Log and there are goodness knows how many messages. So I guess I'll wait until the next update. Don't think I'm missing a great deal by giving this one a miss.

Any input appreciated.

A:Anniversary Update - a no go here

In event viewer only the incidents marked as "error" or "critical" are important, the rest can be ignored. Maybe you want to download the iso and try a manual update.

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Crap! I see "update to Windows 10, version 1607" is available, and will be installed on my computer tonight! Which means, tomorrow:

1. I won't be able to disable the Lock Screen. I will be forced to look at a "pretty picture" before I will be allowed to log on to my own PC.
2. Virtualbox will no longer run. I will not be able to run any of my VMs until I can get some kind of fix from Oracle.
3. I will no longer be able to disable my touchpad. Whenever I am trying to type anything, my cursor will be randomly jumping to different places on my screen.
4. I will no longer be able to access SD cards on my computer. The Card Reader will no longer work.
5. My camera will no longer function.
6. I will no longer be able to have NumLock on by default when Windows starts.

Who knows what other problems I'll discover in the morning. And I have no way to prevent this from happening. Microsoft will force this on my machine, then will do absolutely nothing to help me solve any of these problems. To me, this just doesn't seem right. This is not the way a large, respected American business would treat it's customers.

Is there any advice you can give me?

A:Anniversary Update - Here It Comes!

Originally Posted by AWastedSaturday


4. I will no longer be able to access SD cards on my computer. The Card Reader will no longer work.



Yes it will.

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A:I need anniversary update

will the lumia 730 get it?

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Not received windows 10 anniversary update yet on any of my pc or my Lumina 950xl in uk yet

A:When will I get the Anniversary update?

It seems really quiet

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My Laptop, running Win10 Pro 64-bit, updated yesterday, and I am now on this version. Is this the latest? i.e. the MS Anniversary update?

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Does anyone have a link for the ISO file (to make a bootable DVD) for the Anniversary Win 10 update?

Thanks,
Gerry

A:ISO for Anniversary Win 10 update

Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums

Using the media creation tool will get you the latest build ISO.

HTH
Jeff

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On my home computer I decided to change which player opens my mkv files. I went to Control Panel-->Default Programs-->Associate a file type or protocol with a program and when I clicked on a file type and then on 'Change Program' the hour glass went on as if it wad doing its job but then nothing happened. I tried it a 2nd time and still nothing. I rebooted and still nothing. OK off I go to my sister's PC. This time wanting to view my Nikon NEF files there I did the file association with XN view itself but it still opened it the windows default media viewer. Off I went to the Control Panel and do it from there and again the same thing. Since I had used this method to associate files before about a year ago and it worked fine I am now thinking that the Windows updates since then did something to make this no longer work. it is after all using 2 different computers and 2 different types of files which makes me think my deduction is correct. Does anyone have info regarding this and why it isn't working? and what could be done about it? Thanks

A:changing which default program opens a file no longer works

Dear pintree3,

you can use very simple trick to change the default programs which well work on all computers by following this steps:

1. Right click on the file. you need to change the default opening format program.
2. Select " Open with..."
3. Select the program suiting you and click on the below tick < Always use the selected program to open this kind of file >
4. click OK and all your files with the same format will be opened with.

Enjoy
I hope this is helpful for you.

Regards,
Mahmood Shehab

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Dear Boys and Gals,

I had a few episodes with sasser a few months ago and have removed it - I think (I don't get that countdown shutdown ghost anymore). However, since then, as soon as I log onto XP (without connecting to the internet or any local network), the "System32" folder opens up. Every single time.
Of relevance perhaps: I had attempted to install "Spyware Stormer" and and "Trojan Hunter" at the time.
--What is this an indication of?

Also, since the alleged removal of the sasser, I have been unable to install firewall software (ZoneAlarm Suite). I get an error message that part of the component could not be installed. However, the same software runs perfectly well on another of my machines.

And recently, the laptop seems to be very very slow. I am not connected to the internet at all, and have not installed anything new. However, I have started receiving the "end program" screen for the Trojan Hunter .exe and for iexplorer.exe
--Any ideas what the problem could be?

--In the event that I need to format etc, can someone please soothe my sorrows as to how I can (a little bit painlessly) back up the 6Gb of music I have on there? Nb: I haven't got any partitions on the disc.

Merci!
-Polyana
 

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Recently installed the latest version of Avant browser. I have set it not to be my default browser or to check if it is default on start up. I have Firefox set as my default browser and to check if it is on start up. The problem is every time I launch Avant and use it it makes itself the default browser. I know this because when I launch Firefox it says it's not the default and also if I wan to set it as the default. I do and when I use Avant again it steals the default browser setting again. I asked about this on the Avant forum and nobody has a solution. Most people on the Avant forum use that browser as their default so they don't care if it makes itself default. Any suggestions on how to stop this? I find this behaviour from a browser to be malware like.

A:Avant Browser Hijacking Default Browser Setting.

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Anthony A This is a good article on how to set Firefox as your Default Browser: Default Browser.If all else fails, the third-party utilities offered should work for you.

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I was over my mom's last night (Ohio in the US) and checked her computer, she still hasn't gotten the update. Her automatic update is turned on and I also manually checked. Just curious.

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