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Anniversary Update - Clean Install. Start menu anomaly

Q: Anniversary Update - Clean Install. Start menu anomaly

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone else has experienced an icon display issue on their start menu with the 1607 update?

I have just clean installed (and fully updated) the 1607 Anniversary Update on 2 PC's and both are experiencing an identical issue with their start menu. The problem whilst seemingly minor is especially annoying given that I have performed the updates for some friends and it is a matter of pride to me that I hand over any such systems in a perfect state.

The Start Menu program list (A - Z list) as well as the "most used" and "recently added" lists contain icon tiles for the installed programs. On both systems around 25% of these tiles display a generic "blank page" image rather than the icon image associated with that program. That said the tile in question opens it's associated program and it's text label also displays correctly.......as I said earlier an annoying niggle!

By now you are all thinking ah its a icon cache failure just rebuild the icon cache!! I have of course rebuilt the icon cache following the instructions contained in option 2 of the tutorial here www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-icon-cache-rebuild-windows-10-a.html as well as deleting the C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file neither of which corrects the issue.

Additionally, I have manually, refreshed several of the icons (right click button tile > more > open file location) by changing and then reverting the .ico file through properties. This makes the image display correctly but only until the pc is restarted?

There is a seemingly random pattern to the shortcut locations concerned with many of those shortcuts which reflect the icon image in the tile button appearing in the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder whilst others reflect the user profile (C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs) or one of the sub folders associated with the program(s) in question.

The affected icon tiles include several of the Office 2016 suite (e.g. Word, Access, PowerPoint etc.) the Adobe Suite (e.g. Photoshop, LightRoom, Dreamweaver etc.) as well as various standalone programs such as LogMeIn and some of the Windows Accessories.

Has anyone any suggestions on how to remedy the issue?

PC Pilot

A: Anniversary Update - Clean Install. Start menu anomaly

Hi, some ideas - you may have come across these already... fortunately this hasn't happened to me
(Yes, it says tiles, but appears to be talking about the icons)
Windows 10: How to fix blank tiles on Start Menu

Stardock products:
Windows 10 - Blank start menu icons - Super User

How does it look if you create a new user for test purposes?

P.S. I don't use Win 10's start menu - I use Classic Shell (free) to avoid all the issues and actually have a properly expressed start menu that I don't have to fight with. Eg. in Win 10's version of my Start Menu I see
Help
Help
Help
Help
...

- all shortcuts from individual subfolders for different programs, extracted and listed alphabetically. Some help that is.

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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone else has experienced an icon display issue on their start menu with the 1607 update?

I have just clean installed (and fully updated) the 1607 Anniversary Update on 2 PC's and both are experiencing an identical issue with their start menu. The problem whilst seemingly minor is especially annoying given that I have performed the updates for some friends and it is a matter of pride to me that I hand over any such systems in a perfect state.

The Start Menu program list (A - Z list) as well as the "most used" and "recently added" lists contain icon tiles for the installed programs. On both systems around 25% of these tiles display a generic "blank page" image rather than the icon image associated with that program. That said the tile in question opens it's associated program and it's text label also displays correctly.......as I said earlier an annoying niggle!

By now you are all thinking ah its a icon cache failure just rebuild the icon cache!! I have of course rebuilt the icon cache following the instructions contained in option 2 of the tutorial here www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5645-icon-cache-rebuild-windows-10-a.html as well as deleting the C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\IconCache.db file neither of which corrects the issue.

Additionally, I have manually, refreshed several of the icons (right click button tile > more > open file location) by changing and then reverting the .ico file through propert... Read more

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My first impressions:

Pros:
Seems a bit faster overall - I did a complete system image backup in 00:02:09 (previously took 00:02:35)
OS install uses less space (at least for my installation)
Event viewer shows no new instances (I had two known issues before and they are still there)
Reapplied many of Brinks tutorial suggestions and most of them worked... except this one:

gpedit management notice is missing (second screen shot) so I can't say for sure if it will work (or not).

Cons:
Win10BGChanger1.2.1 still doesn't work (as expected)
Sound removed from notifications by default (not a con for me though)

All in all, working well so far (for me).

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I have an xps 8700 desktop.
Will windows find most of the drivers?
If I enter my service tag and go to drivers will all the drivers that I need be there?
(I had an old Dell with Windows XP. I did a clean install on it once. I think there was one device that was listed as unknown. I put in the dell driver disk and it install most of the missing drivers I needed, as I recall. But you no longer get disks with Dell computers.)
Is there a place to download a drivers disk?
If I open Macrium Reflex, it shows that there are 5 partitions. One is the c: drive, one is PBR Image, one is wintools (I think). What are the other 2? They must be Dell partitions as I never created any partitions.
I looked up the model number of my harddrive and it appears to be a standard hard drive. Somebody said that there could be a small SSD that is used to help the other drive boot faster. If there was such a drive, wouldn't I see if I opened Optimizer? Or in Macrium Reflect?
The model number of my harddrive is WD10EZEX

A:If I have to do a clean install to Windows 10 Anniversary update...

Macrium just finished the backup, so I just checked and there are 7 partions
1. ESP
2.DIAGS
3. None - unformatted 128/128 (must be a windows thing as my second drive that I added has this too)
4. Winretools
5. OS (C)
6. None- primary 334.2/450
7. PBR Image

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My first impressions:

Pros:
Seems a bit faster overall - I did a complete system image backup in 00:02:09 (previously took 00:02:35)
OS install uses less space (at least for my installation)
Event viewer shows no new instances (I had two known issues before and they are still there)
Reapplied many of Brinks tutorial suggestions and most of them worked... except this one:

gpedit management notice is missing (second screen shot) so I can't say for sure if it will work (or not).

Cons:
Win10BGChanger1.2.1 still doesn't work (as expected)
Sound removed from notifications by default (not a con for me though)
Installed default audio playback to my headset - changed to speakers
All in all, working well so far (for me).

A:Anniversary Update - Clean Install - First Impressions

I like everything except the removal of being able to skip the lock screen on wake from resume

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First of all, I'm coming from Windows 7. I'm one that was able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

Am I able to perform a clean install of Windows 10 using the same license I currently have on Windows 10? How would I obtain my current key, then? Is it s imply the Product ID listed under Control Panel>System ?

Can I download a copy of the installation media which already contains the AU update?

How would I install Windows 10 onto a M.2 drive? Is it as easy as picking the hard drive to install Windows on during setup?

A:How do I clean install Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

You could just use "reset my pc".

Alternatively, create bootable usb stick or dvd

Windows 10

Boot from it, choose custom install, delete all partitions on drive you want to use (backup data first of course), and skip key entry as not needed as you have already upgraded.

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I have a problem after installing the Anniversary Update of Windows 10. This post concerns the process which involves a clean re-install of Windows 10 by the method which includes downloading and running Microsoft's Media Creation Tool, choosing "Create Media for another PC". This downloads an ISO of Windows which, when put on a USB stick, can be used to boot the computer and clean-install Windows 10 (no license key required because Windows 10 was already running, although I have my license key.) I am told that this produces a "very clean" install which would clear any glitches in the previous install. Programs would need to be re-installed.

My question please: assuming that the Media Creation Tool will be downloaded after the Anniversary Update was installed, will it produce a Windows 10 + Anniversary Update version ?

Thanks for any help.

PS: I wasn't able to create a Macrium System Image which would include the Anniversary Upgrade because my problem occurred immediately after the Update. If you are interested in what that problem is, go to:

http://www.tenforums.com/installation-setup/58571-anniversary-update-search-not-working-properly.html

A:Clean Install of Windows 10 including Anniversary Update

I used the MCT tool this morning and i can assure you its the 14393 build. You will find some windows updates waiting at the end of it.

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Before the update, there was "all programs" which would hide all the apps but now they're all exposed as soon as you click the start button. How to remove this long ugly list?

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Since the anniversary update, I have no text labels start menu icons e.g. file explorer...

Also the pinned icons no longer appear as a single column, now shows as three columns

I know I can click on the top icon with the 3 bars to display the text, but would like it always displayed

Thanks

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I have an existing Windows 10 Pro installation. My partitions are:
system reserved: 500 mb
C: boot, page file, primary partition
E: logical drive
F: logical drive
I would like to do a clean install with WIN 10 Anniversary Update (1607), and convert my disk from BIOS to UEFI.
What modifications would i need to do to GPTgen while upgrading and maintaining my programs and data?

Thanks

A:clean install with anniversary update & disk conversion BIOS to UEFI

Modifications....none.

Windows 10 already utilizes GPT partitioning....on a clean install. The only thing you would need to do is change your BIOS firmware from Legacy BIOS to UEFI BIOS. You will need to confirm that in your BIOS. Or to check with in windows.....in the search bar of cortana, type system information and when the window pops up, scroll down to BIOS mode......here's mine.

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Hello-

OK, so my Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 machine has learned a new trick all by itself.

I have the machine set-up to go to sleep after an hour of inactivity. Works good!... However, when I tap the

keyboard space bar to awake, my Start Menu is open. It seems to be a random thing, but since it started

doing this a couple of weeks ago, I took notice. I don't think I've made any changes to the machine since

this started.

Anyone have any solutions to this anomaly?

Thanks in advance-

tim

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So I changed my theme in colors to the dark theme; I also in-toggled the three toggles (transparency, show color on start, taskbar, and show color on title bar).
For other windows, that worked fine. For example, the Settings window is full black.
However, for some reason, my taskbar and start menu are NOT black. They are a dark gray.
I restarted my system, thinking that perhaps it needed to be restarted to fully implement the change, but no luck... the start menu, taskbar, and notifications windows are still a dark gray... very clearly not black, especially when viewed beside a window that has fully implemented the dark theme.
The preview window above the color swatches clearly shows that my start menu and taskbar SHOULD be completely black... but they aren't.
I've seen screenshots from articles on the dark theme update, and they showed a black start menu, taskbar, and notification area.
Any ideas on why this would be the case?

A:Why doesn't the Windows 10 Anniversary Update dark theme make my taskbar and start menu black?

what have you set for transparency? I think it should be off

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Running Windows 10 1511 on a 500gb SSD - all works 100% Have installed 1607 twice now works OK and seems Ok for a few hours and then I find all sorts of problem occouring - programs will not run, even Ctrl/Alt/Delete does not work and so on and I end up going back to 1511 wg#hich I have kept a copy of.
At present I have decided to abandon 1607 and continue with1511 - will this still be supported with security updates?
Martin

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So I just updated to the latest Windows Update upon a prompt. (Automatically in other words.) This added the Anniversary Update as well, which changed the Start Menu somewhat. There is one problem though, it doesn't work as intended. I was under the impression that "All Apps" would be displayed at the left by default now, instead of being hidden behind a button. The problem is;

The "All Apps" section is completely mission. (Screenshot)

Any idea what happened, and more importantly how to fix it?

A:No "All Apps" in Start Menu after Anniversary Update!

Sometimes problems like these are seen for just one account. Try creating another account. Do you see the normal 'All Apps' if you sign in to that one?

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I just did a clean install of 10 1607 & just a question if this normal

I just used my 1 tb drive raw unformatted & select custom install means clean i assume it formatted & worked after install but when i go to disk management I do not see any hidden partitions was all in once partition on my other pc i see 100mb reserved & another one with (2334hH etc 450MB & the maiin rest of drive). Was this correct? & why didn't it make any hidden partitions? I had unchecked see hidden folders & all but not see anything also using disk defrag not display it.

A:Anniversary Win 10 Clean Install off MCT

Originally Posted by DrSysop


I just did a clean install of 10 1607 & just a question if this normal

I just used my 1 tb drive raw unformatted & select custom install means clean i assume it formatted & worked after install but when i go to disk management I do not see any hidden partitions was all in once partition on my other pc i see 100mb reserved & another one with (2334hH etc 450MB & the maiin rest of drive). Was this correct? & why didn't it make any hidden partitions? I had unchecked see hidden folders & all but not see anything also using disk defrag not display it.



Post image from disk management.

Only one partition (small msr partition) is hidden completely.

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This was really crazy. I have a hdd where I keep all my keep many things.

So after the clean install, I go to my D: drive and it was wiped clean and wants to
be formatted as UDF 201

First time I heard anything about this file system.

Comments ?

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Hiya....Has the Media Creation tool been updated to this version so I can do a clean install...there is no way of telling? TIA

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This is intended for users who are currently still on the Threshold builds. The settings menu will be subject to some subtle, and somewhat, useful changes when the Anniversary Update (AKA Redstone 1) hits us on August 2nd 2016.
So what's different? (Note: sections without changes are not added to this list)
Settings homepage:
As you can see in the image, the differences start on the very first page. As soon as you open the settings menu, you'll be presented with a fresh new look. The search bar, which previously resided in the top-right corner, has been moved to a more central position.
Next difference; WE HAVE ICONS! EVERYWHERE! Any savvy W10 user will know that this is the Systems section (it's written right there, if you don't trust me), but the important change here, apart from new and shiny icons, is the addition of a search bar. Each individual settings page (system/network/accounts etc) have a search bar. This allows you to quickly search for any settings page.
For example, if you were currently in the System page, but needed to get to Account settings, you can just type that into the search bar, instead of navigating to the homepage and then going back into Account settings
Added to the Tablet mode settings; the option to hide the taskbar. As you can see in the image, this was not present previously
"Battery Saver" has been renamed to just "Battery". Previously the option to turn on battery saver, was hidden away under "battery ... Read more

A:[Anniversary Update] Listing the differences within Settings menu (TH vs RS)

Atta boy Ven!
:)

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Hi,

After updating to Windows 10 Anniversary, my PC got this issue: every programs including Start Menu, Taskbar, Windows Explorer, etc freeze after I log in. I couldn't even log off, turn on task manager using Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+ESC. I searched and tried many methods but non has worked unless I roll back to previous build. Then I decided to format the drive and try a clean install to fix the issue.

The clean installation ran smoothly, however after that it always shows the BSOD error with ks.sys message whenever I log in. I haven't install any software or driver yet, except the Nvidia display driver I installed in safe mode.

Felling hopeless now. Please help guys.

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I'll try to keep it short.
I did a clean install of Windows 10 anniversary on a new SSD 240 GB and all the drive detached.
I did it 3 time and now it's 10 days I'm working on it to have an working OS.
The actual problems are:
1) keep freezing both file explorer and Chrome (same with Edge)
2) No crash or BSoD.
3) I "only" have to wait... from 10 second to 1 minute to have the things done.
E.g. menu start: all completely blank and stuck
click on Control panel icon and wait 30 second to have it open
open Chrome and nothing happen (if I click newly after "X" seconds 2 Chrome pages appear)
Taskbar frozen in both monitors
Thumbnail of the taskbar for open app or folder empty and then frozen the bar.
Unresponsive folder
All these problems have a lasting from a few seconds up to a minute.
I've installed by Mediatool X64 via USB with Win 10 Anniversary with no problem at all.
Then I moved using Windows itself the folders Documents, Music, Download, Movie and pictures each one in a partition leaving the folder User including AppData in C:
I also moved to a dedicated partition (my scratch partition) pagefile sys, indexing windows.edb, INetCache, chrome history and I deleted Hiberfile.sys as always.
Every time I changed something, I restart and test all: no problem at all excluding continuous blocks (unresponsive and frozen).
Then I installed Office 2016 and Adobe CC 2015, Calibre, 7Zip, Chrome, Macrium and I did my first full recovery... Read more

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A picture is worth a thousand, trillion words. I'll be using them in this post.
My start screen looks like friggin Windows 8!!!

I was hacked a few weeks ago - my desktop and laptop. So I have been working with an Anti-Hacker forum and trying to clean up my data as much as possible, then had to format hard drive and clean install win 10. Man, that takes a very long time. We worked on my desktop for almost a month. It doesn't help that we were trying to cleanup 4GB of disk. Laptop is next.

I've not been having any pleasure time on either of my PCs since July 7,2016. So the last thing I want to do is try to redesign my start screen.
I'm using the enterprise edition of 10 Pro, but I seriously doubt that's going to effect the cosmetics. But I really, really want to start using my PC again for fun and productive things. I honestly don't recall windows 10 EVER looking like this... Anyway, not Win 10 Pro - which is what I'm running.

Who can tell me a magic button to push to get the 'normal' windows 10 start screen back? Remember? Where you click on the Start/Windows key, and some bars display right there, you click on them, and voila - All your installed programs appear?

Thanks all for any help.

And sorry I'm so bitchy. BTW, when they hacked my two PCs, they also cracked my password to my bank and got $1,350 from me. So I am just a wee bit grumpy. I didn't need windows 10 to pull this.

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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
The installation failed in the SECOND_BOOT phase with an error during BOOT operation
What was tried: Connected straight to ethernet, Turned off wireless and Defender A/V, Removing the D/L files, D/L fresh from ISO file, launched install file, went through approx 50% and PC rebooted - nor stuck on black screen with swirling dots for OVER 4 hours with a brief HD access every couple of seconds.
Rebooted again -- still swirling dots on black screen. Tried again, same results.
Rebooted with F8 to get original Win 10 back.
Turned on "metered connection" option for WLAN to stop this update from happening. But now I cannot get and security updates for this machine.
Please suspend this D/L until fixed. Cannot afford to have no protection!

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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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I tried to update using the usual method, as the new update was present. I tried twice, and it failed twice. 2nd time it became clear that the Razer Synapse software (recent purchase of a discount keyboard) was causing the issue. So, I've uninstalled that. Fine, so now I go to hit the update button again, but Windows tells me it's up to date? I know for a fact it isn't, because it just told me it could not install the update and reverted to the previous version. What gives?
So, I can see it has downloaded the update to the '$WINDOWS.~BT' folder, but it will not trigger by running the 'setup.exe' file. My question is, how do I proceed now? How do I trigger the update I've downloaded to install, when Windows seems to have decided it's already installed it?
Ruddy Windows 10...

A:Anniversary Update Install - Help!

Originally Posted by AndyCalling I tried to update using the usual method, as the new update was present. I tried twice, and it failed twice. 2nd time it became clear that the Razer Synapse software (recent purchase of a discount keyboard) was causing the issue. So, I've uninstalled that. Fine, so now I go to hit the update button again, but Windows tells me it's up to date? I know for a fact it isn't, because it just told me it could not install the update and reverted to the previous version. What gives?
So, I can see it has downloaded the update to the '$WINDOWS.~BT' folder, but it will not trigger by running the 'setup.exe' file. My question is, how do I proceed now? How do I trigger the update I've downloaded to install, when Windows seems to have decided it's already installed it?
Ruddy Windows 10... try this tool: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...troubleshooter

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The Win 10 AU fails to install with error:0x80070002-0x20009.I have a cloned SSD and use the old HDD for data as Drive D:I've tried the standard update and also the MediaCreationTool.exe, I have also triedto install with the HDD disabled. Any help ?




P50 20ENCTO1WW | 6700HQ | 32 GB RAM |M1000M |512 SSD

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GDRDU: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176938)
Failed to install.
Installation went up to 95% and then stuck on that for some time and then the computer restarted and said reverting to previous version.

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program installs but system won't reboot

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Hello all,

Need some help... I had Windows 7 Ultimate on my pc then, I got the free copy of Windows 10 per Microsoft.
My system now is Windows 10 Pro version 1511 OS build (10586.633)
The anniversary update fails every time..... things that I have tried:
completely pause (stop) Norton Anti-virus
completely pause (stop) Malwarebytes
Clean boot

I build this pc about 5 yrs ago, never had a problem; here are the specs:

Intel i7 CPU 930 @ 3.0 ghz
12gb DDR3
Windows 64 bit
256 gb SSD drive for OS
2 tb drive for data

Any help will be appreciated;

Thanks

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Product Name: HP Envy 15-j122txPre-installed OS: Windows 8.1 New clean OS installation : Windows 10 pro  I have bought Samsung 850 pro 1 TB SSd  for my hp envy notebook.I am going to replace an old 1TB HHD by a new 1TB SSD Samsung 850 EVO on my HP Envy Touchsmart 15 j122TX. how to installing the SSD on my HP plus clean installation of Windows 10 pro, setting up the OS to ensure a smooth performance? Please give me step by step instructions as I am un-experienced. Thank you for your support.  MY notebook has 24 msata SSD install can I use msata with my new SSD after the clean installation of Windows 10 pro?    

A:install windows 10 anniversary update on SSD

Here is the Service Manual: Manual Pages 41-47 show removal of the service bay door and replacement of the hard drive. Just install the SSD in place of the hard drive. You can remove the mSSD drive. It is not useful with a main SSD drive. It was designed only to speed up a regular mechanical drive.  Do you have a Windows 10 installation disk? You can download an image file and create a Windows 10 DVD or thumb drive installation media from the Media Creation Tool Microsoft webpage.  Post back so I can see if you are with us here. We can take this a bit at a time rather than my writing War and Peace and you not understanding something. 

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how to install FM radio after Anniversary update is installed ?

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When trying to do the update I am told that my version is 10586 and that I need to be at 14393. I tell it to go ahead and do the update and it gets to 2% and then it tells me something went wrong and gives me error code 0x80070005.

A:Windows 10 anniversary update won't install

I know this is odd, but I saw this on another site and it has worked for me on 2 computers so far. Click on the anniversary update, let it check your system and then let it download the update. As soon as it starts to update, disconnect the wireless or LAN. It was able to update after this. Once it got past this section, I connected to the wireless again. About to do this with my 3rd computer. None were able to update before.

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Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update will start rolling out on 9 August

Last night Microsoft has started rolling out Windows Anniversary update to Windows 10 PCs but the company has delayed the update roll out for Windows 10 Mobile Devices. However, we have a good news for the users who are eagerly waiting for Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update!

Microsoft?s official Lumia India Twitter handle has confirmed to a user that Windows Anniversary update will begin rolling out to the selected Windows 10 Mobile devices from 9th August.
Until next Tuesday, when it will start rolling out for non-insiders, you can check out our review of Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update here. If you can't wait until then, you could opt in to the Insider Program, which is offering the RTM build, 14393.5, on all three rings: Fast, Slow, and Release Preview. If you're not up for the instability that could come with Preview builds, go for the Release Preview ring.
 

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I've downloaded the update for my laptop through windows update 3 times now. Each time it completes download, then restarts, configures updates, then gives me the notification: "We couldn't finish installing updates" Following that, a check of my update history shows no failed attempt or any reference to the update being downloaded. There is not at any stage an error code.
I have run the Windows Update Trouble Shooter with no result.
Any ideas will be welcome.

(I have a monthly isp download limit of 10 gb and with the speed i get it takes 4 hours to download the update so it has to be done after midnight so it doesn't count against the download limit )

A:Anniversary update won't install - no error code

Hi, download the ISO manually and create a bootable medium (which is useful in various circumstances).
(How - where- see the Tutorial section or search the net- not difficult).

That way you download once and can retry and have it available for other purposes. Also you avoid issues with Windows update.

From an admin command prompt
[Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
chkdsk C: /F
Your PC will need to restart.
Make sure the result is clear or fixed.
Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

Disable any AV. Disconnect any devices you don't need. Uninstall any program that affects or modifies your GUI.

Do a clean boot then try the upgrade using the Win 10 DVD/USB.

If it fails again, you can have a look at the log:
Windows Update logs are now generated using ETW (Event Tracing for Windows).
Please run the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PowerShell command to convert ETW traces into a readable WindowsUpdate.log.

For more information, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=518345

Good luck!

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I am unable to install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, keeps failing after second restart (at around 75%).

Machine is a relatively recent custom build, a little over 12 months old: Gigabyte B85M-HD3 (rev 2) mobo, i5-4460 CPU, Geforce GT 740 2GB GPU, 8GB RAM, Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SSD. Been running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (1511) with no problems. sfc /scannow gives a clean bill of health. No apparent issues with drivers, Device Manager shows all good.

Tried installing via Windows Update and also via the downloaded Windows 10 Upgrade executable... same result. Everything goes well up until the second restart and then the start screen just hangs with the little circle of dots twiddling around indefinitely - up to 8 hours - and no hard drive activity whatsoever.

The only USB devices connected are my keyboard and mouse. I've tried installing in Clean Boot mode with all startup items and non-Microsoft services disabled... no difference. Tried increasing the size of the System Reserved partition from 350MB to 500MB... no difference. Tried installing while disconnected from the internet... no difference.

Downloaded the Windows 10 1607 ISO (which includes the Anniversary Update) and tried an upgrade install in Clean Boot mode, both with and without internet connection - installation froze at exactly the same place, after the second restart. Received the following error message upon recovering to previous version:


No idea where to go from here. Clean install is definitely... Read more

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Trying to install the KB3185614 (anniversary 1607) update, but getting the 'couldn't complete the updates undoing changes' messages after 100%.  System log shows a 0x8024200D error code. Tried.... 1. uninstalling all anti-virus apps, inc luding cleanup tools afterwards.2. deleting the SoftwareDistribution folder contents.3. downloading the update manually from the MS catalog site and installing from that4. doing an upgrade install using the latest 1607 iso on a dvd from within Windows Anyhting else I could try before I go for the last resort of a clean install using said dvd?. thanksjoe

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I've having trouble installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The installation of the update seems to get to about 70% complete, then I get a BSOD saying "kernel security check failure".

Then the update system automatically rolls back my Windows installation to the pre-Anniversary Update version.

Not sure which driver is causing the problem. Hopefully, the attached logs will help to narrow down the problem.

Thanks for any help.

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JOHN_COMPUTER-07_08_2016_191929_84.zipI'm having trouble installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The installation of the update seems to get to about 75% complete, then I get a BSOD.

Then the update system automatically rolls back my Windows installation to the pre-Anniversary Update version.

Not sure what is causing the problem.

Using dm_log_collector produces an empty zip file which is attached.

Thanks for any help.

If any other files needed please state and will attach.

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Trying to get some programs off of start menu. I uncheck them but when I start up again they are all checked and running. Help.

Thanks

oilbath
 

A:Clean up start menu

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need to safely remove ShowWnd.exe from my start up and computer. Can you guide me? Thanks

A:Start Menu Clean Up

If you have Spybot S&D installed launch it, go to Mode and select Advanced. Then go to Tools, select System Startups and untick the entry for ShowWnd.exe.However, this is only a registry entry and we need to remove this file because it is classified as an unidentified backdoor TROJAN.If your running Win XP/2000, download and scan with Ewido Anti-Malware v3.5 in "SAFE MODE".Ewido Install and Scan Instructions. If Ewido did not find and delete this file, while still in safe mode, press Ctrl+Alt+Del, select Taskmanager > Processes, and look for the ShowWnd.exe. If listed, highlight it and click "End Process". (If not listed, please continue with the next step).Open Windows Explorer and navigate to or use Windows Search feature to locate ShowWnd.exe. Go to Start -> Search -> All files and folders -> More advanced optionsCheckmark these options:- "Search system folders"- "Search hidden files and folders"- "Search subfolders"-> Search for ShowWnd.exe. When found right-click the file choose delete. Its probably in the C:\Windows\system32 folder.Reboot in normal mode and let me know if that solved your problem.

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my laptop did the windows anniversary update. now its hangs when i start it up from shut down. to get over it i have to do a restart then it doesnt hang

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So this is very frustrating... I'm trying to install the anniversary update, and used the upgrade assistant. But when it restarts, it flashes for just a second the update screen, then shuts off and restarts again and loads without the update...

Any idea what I did wrong? I even reset the PC and it's still causing issues...

Any help would be appreciated.

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This box came with windows 7 64 bit Home OS.  I recently upgraded to the windows 10 OS in order to take advantage of the latest OS.  Around August the windows 10 anniverary update became available but upon attempting multiple times it have failed.  I receive a 0xc1900200 error and a reference to the system reserved partition not being big enough.  I don't seem to see a partition called System Reserved partition but have tried to expande what looks like a 100 MB SRP, using Partition Magic.  It doesn't let me change this 100 MB partition.  The PC runs fine but because of MS auto updates, which I need to keep other MS software up to date, I get regular failures of the Anniversary update release.

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I have windows 10 installed on Lumia 1020 with no problems very happy with it just wanted to know if anniversary update could be installed thank you.

A:can windows 10 anniversary update install on lumia 1020

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I have windows 10 installed on Lumia 1020 with no problems very happy with it just wanted to know if anniversary update could be installed thank you. It can: [Guide] Installing Redstone on Unsupported devices (X2X Series)
Your phone already got Windows 10 last Threshold, so it could do that in the shortest way (see forum: )
" Windows 10 Mobile 1) Any Nokia Lumia X2X Series (with and without SD card) running the below OS versions 10586.10710586.545
Users who're on these versions can get Redstone in a much simpler way. You can stop here. 2) Files needed a) InteropTools v 1.8 - Here b) DHTUpgrade Advisor - Here 3) Go to developer options and enable developer mode. After that, a) Copy the appx files from "Dependencies" and "InteropTools_Beta_1.8_0.0.160.0_arm.appxbundle" to your phone and install them. b) Now open InteropTools (beta) >> goto "INTEROP UNLOCK" section >> toggle on the Restore NDTKSvc. 4) Now similarly install the files from "DHTUpgrade Advisor" and "Dependecies" via file explorer. a) After installing, Open DHTUpgrade Advisor, select backup and then choose "Allow Update 512MB devices" or "Allow Update" b) Crosscheck if your device info details are changed or not in the "About" tab. If not, reboot your phone. 4) Go to windows update and check for updates. a) If the update isn't offered, then install &q... Read more

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Might Hide Partitions After Install

One of the issues experienced by users after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update concerns partitions, as many of those who upgraded their computers reported that a number of partitions disappeared from File Explorer.

Furthermore, all partitions show up as RAW in Disk Management, which makes most people believe that all their data has been removed and nothing can be recovered.

Microsoft, however, claims that this is just a bug discovered in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update install system, and while no files are lost, it?s critical for users not to try to recover anything with third-party apps because this could lead to completely breaking down the partitions and removal of data.

?Microsoft is aware of this issue and is working on a solution to be released through Windows Update. Any data you have stored on the affected partition is still there. We recommend that you not try to recover or otherwise write data to the affected partition, nor should you format the partition,? the company says.




You can also downgrade in the meantime
Microsoft?s Sharath Srinivasa goes on to explain that a patch will be released to users when it?s available and states that users who do not want to wait for it can always downgrade to their previous Windows version. Partitions should be then just as you created them, with all files once again accessible.

For the moments, there?s still no timing on wh... Read more

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Hello to everyone.
i have sucessfully installed the update Anniversary of windows 10 x32 to my tablet what i have is an nextbook of 7inches which has 16GB of storage and just if try to update will get the message of not enough space to do the update, in this poost will detail how to do the install without die on the attempt. the time that takes in do the update is about 4-6 hours due the low specs of this tablet, can also be for any tablet that has 16GB storage.
Materials to use list
an empty micro SD card of 32-64GB of capacity, i used an micro sd card of 64GB for this procedure.
i say empty because i have tried use an card with files inside and the tool media creator erased all my files so i do emphasis in this
preparation of the SD card memory
in an card reader in another computer download from the Media tool creator the version of windows 10 that your computer use, and use the SD card to store the version of windows from media tool.
i know many tablets has OTG capabilities but have to keep in mind the following.
if your tablet gets the battery charged via an micro USB connector, then you must use the method of do the upgrade by Micro SD card, since the installation will take 3-6 hours so need keep the tablet powered and plugged to the wall socket all the time , if ran the set up by battery will get no power in no time and will brick your tablet forever, or in the best of the chances will get back automatically to the wind... Read more

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After the second boot on the updating screen, the one with the spinning thing. When it gets to 83%, my screen just freezes out of nowhere. I tried switching off and back on again but it reverts back to my previous version of Win10. I tried getting Microsoft Support to help but their service wasn't all that great and I wasn't too happy with them. So I'm calling on you guys to help me out.

A:Tried to install Anniversary Update but it fails by error 0xC1990. Please help me?

Welcome!
Please consider joining us here at Windows Central as a valued member.
Here's a recent WC article that may help you: Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them | Windows Central

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Replaced a SATA HD and want to install win 7 32bit (retail version) Checked the BIOS for 1st boot device is DVD. Bios loading showed both DVD and HD recognised. Booted up, got the DVD tray opened and rebooted. Screen message is 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert media in selected boot device and press a key' did that and got 'windows is loading files' after which the 'starting windows' screen appears and then the base win7 background screen - that's it! No set up for new OS.
All I've done to the PC is replaced the HD - same slot, same cables.
Where do I look next, please.

A:win 7 clean install - no set up menu

Hello,

How long are you waiting? That screen is normal. If you let it go for an hour and nothing new comes up, please post back, and we can help you.

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Hi,
I have a Packard Bell OneTwo S3221. It came factory installed with W7.

I upgraded to W10 last year after difficulty - upgrading to W10 via Windows update would not work, kept installing to a certain percentage then would reboot to a blank screen and freeze indefinitely, I needed to power off then on restart it would roll back to W7. This happened repeatedly despite trying all sorts - clean boots, uninstalling antivirus and updating drivers, etc.

I finally installed W10 using Media creation tool. Everything ran fine. But when the big update came in Novmember 2015 that failed to, in the same way as above, however all other monthly windows updates install fine.

Windows update never tried to push the Nov 2015 update on me again - I'm still on build 10240 now.

I was prompted to install the anniversary update by Windows update last week but that also failed in the same way as above. Download ok and begins installing fine, then at some point after 50% complete I get the blank screen indefinitely and have to power off, then it reverts back to W10 build 10240.

Having checked Packard Bell website my model is not supported by Packard Bell for W10, and they are not providing any drivers for it. This may explain the problems.

Can anyone suggest how to find out what the problem is and if there is a solution? I've tried looking in Update history for error codes, but there is none, it doesn't even show an attempt to install the anniversary update. Like i said every other ... Read more

A:Can't install Windows 10 Anniversary update, stuck on build 10240

Hi, simplest answer is avoid windows update and create the appropriate bootable medium or iso and use it as you did before.
As you know plenty of people have this sort of problem.

Note that the upgrade can introduce new issues for some (search the net), and some are delaying because of that. Older machines like yours could well exhibit such problems. So before you make this change, I recommend you create a disk image of your existing setup - a procedure you should do routinely anyway- to give another way of restoring your system.
E.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage for images.

It's best to have a physical bootable medium as it covers all of:
a. if you need to repeat the installation
b. as a bootable medium for recovery options
c. in case you need to do an in-place upgrade repair install

without taking up disk space.

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I have tried multiple times times to install the Windows 10 Pro, Anniversary Update to my desktop computer, a Dell Inspiron 560. Every time, the result has been a computer that will not start-up, ie. Windows does not appear to load/run. I have tried the WURepair tool and tried to repair the System Registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Microsoft>Windows NT>ProfileList, all to no avail. I have had to restore my system with an previous Image to get it operational again. Has anybody else had this problem and been able to come up with an answer?

A:Trouble trying to install Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607

Hello JRAllen72653 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

One advice I can provide here would be to try a different method for either update by upgrade or planned clean install which doesn't seem to be what you have been looking for. When the Redstone 1 update didn't even arrive here for 3 separate desktops as well as a recently new laptop where 10 came already on not seeing the update still lead to fail of the MC Tool to see the immediate online upgrade take place or create the usb media needed.

Twin solutions were then sought! The first in order to see all machines updated was to download the "windows.iso" by way of the MC Tool which equals both the 32bit and 64bit flavors for both the Home and Pro editions. We call that a "4 in 1" type of download that covers everyone.

The second item on the agenda did opt to use a 3rd party program not the Windows option to mount the iso downloaded onto each machine or run from a flash drive where the setup.exe main executable would be manually started to watch each upgrade install take place. Once all systems were set which included one desktop only lately being upgraded from 7 Home Premium to 10 Home and then still waiting for the update to go on before return to owner was to visit a MS download iso type page to grab both the 32bit and 64bit smaller Dual Edition iso downloads to keep onhand.

For a final fix to all older already made up flash drives for the Threshold 2 update last November as well as for Windows Insider P... Read more

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Hello,I recently purchased a new 2016 model Spectre x360 (PN X7V20UA). It came running Windows 10 1511, and I would like it to be running 1607 (Anniversary Update). However, the update to 1607 is not being offered inside of Windows Update. I've installed everything that was available, include today's November patch releases, to no avail. Windows Update shows "Your device is up to date." This link http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/10/hps-new-spectre-x360-is-probably-the-best-pc-laptop-around/ says that the 1607 update is being blocked on this model temporarily due to driver compatability issues. I tried to get confirmation from HP twitter support about if this was true or not, but wasn't able to get much help. Can someone please confim this?

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Hello, I have been trying to re install my windows 7 due to computer being old, a lot of trash and shit on it, but when I try to reinstall it I can't get the windows.old things out. So I went into the BIOS thingy and changed the boot order so the computer would fire up the CD first. But the problem is when I do that the "instalation menu" for windows 7 wont show. To clarify what i'm trying to come across, this is what the menu should look like

http://windowshjalp.se/screenshots/c..._dvdboot/6.png

But when I try to get there all I get is the blue screen thats behind, and the install menu wont show. I have no clue why and I would like to get it fixed asap. Please help

A:Can't get a clean install with windows 7, menu wont show

Are you sure you booted from dvd? So you saw "press any key to boot from dvd" and you pressed a key. Can you make a camshot of bsod and post it

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UPDATE ANOMALY

I have W7 Ultimate on both a Laptop & a Desktop.

Desktop: Will install SP1 but not IE9.

Laptop: Will install IE9 but not SP1.

Any ideas please ?

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W7 Ult - M.B: ASUS M4A78LT-M LE + Phenom IIx2 + 4Gb RAM + PSU: OCZ 500 + Samsung & Seagate 1Tb hdd.

A:Update anomaly

Tommy,

Let's go at this one at a time.

You decide which problem you would like to solve first and the update your system specs to fully reflect the desired computer.

Please read and follow this info to fully update your System Specs:

UPDATE YOUR SEVENFORUMS SYSTEM SPECS


User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile (left-hand column, Edit System Spec |


To gather info, use
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
or SIW or the System Info tool,
Use System Info to see your System Specs

Please add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
?system manufacturer? block.

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

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

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.

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FYI... Just found a deficiency in updating from FF v18 to v19 in Win8 if using Foxit PDF Reader as the default PDF reader with the Mozilla plug in to view online PDF document withing the browser (what a mouthfull).

The browser will not open a PDF document from an online site, but instead downloads it to the designated download folder.

After puzzling over this for a couple of days and reverting to FF v18 with no joy, I took a closer look at FF Options/Applications. What I first thought was FoxIt Reader PDF Document, was, in fact FoxIt Reader FDF Document.

The entry for PDF was missing after updating to v19. Simple to fix if ones eyesight is really good and can see right off it is FDF instead of PDF (getting OLD sucks).

Don't know how many this will apply to, but thought it worth a post.
 

A:FF v19 update Anomaly

Yeah, I use Foxit myself and did notice that recently.

The fix is indeed in your screenshot.
FDF stands for "Forms Data Format." FDF is a file format for representing form data and annotations that are contained in a PDF form.
 

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate onto my Vista Ultimate Boot Camp Partition (on my MacBook Pro), rather than an upgrade install.

Windows 7 told me that it would move Vista to a folder called Windows.old or something like that.

Fine. After everything was installed, I used Disk Cleanup to delete that folder, and the space was recovered on my partition

But when booting into Windows 7, I get a boot menu that seems to indicate Vista is still there.

EasyBCD shows:

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2
Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business (recovered)
BCD ID: {6ab21afe-f2e6-11db-868a-d1f6649ce9c4}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

So my question is, can I simply delete Entry 2? Or is there other remaining stuff from Vista still on my drive somewhere that I should also delete? What is the drive "Active Boot Partition"?

I wish W7 gave an option to do a clean install WITHOUT keeping the old system around...The whole point of doing the clean install was to get rid of all the accumulated junk and start fresh.

Thanks for any advice...

A:Windows 7 boot menu shows Vista after clean install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by siamesekitten


I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate onto my Vista Ultimate Boot Camp Partition (on my MacBook Pro), rather than an upgrade install.

Windows 7 told me that it would move Vista to a folder called Windows.old or something like that.

Fine. After everything was installed, I used Disk Cleanup to delete that folder, and the space was recovered on my partition

But when booting into Windows 7, I get a boot menu that seems to indicate Vista is still there.

EasyBCD shows:

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2
Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business (recovered)
BCD ID: {6ab21afe-f2e6-11db-868a-d1f6649ce9c4}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

So my question is, can I simply delete Entry 2? Or is there other remaining stuff from Vista still on my drive somewhere that I should also delete? What is the drive "Active Boot Partition"?

I wish W7 gave an option to do a clean install WITHOUT keeping the old system around...The whole point of doing the clean install was to get rid of all the accumulated junk and start fresh.

Thanks for any advice...


A clean install means formatting the drive/partition and re-installing all of your apps.
Since you are running it in boot camp I wonder if you can do a "clean&quo... Read more

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I do not have a windows update in the start menu. Is there a way I can get the windows update to show in the start menu?
 

A:windows update in the start menu

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My PC was upgraded from Win 8.1 to Win 10 and, as far as I know, all updates have been installed successfully.

My issue is with the ?most used- section of the win 10 start menu. It does not update most used files as intended.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Rich

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Every time I start my computer this comes up>

Any help would be appreciated.

A:What is this Bontio start menu update

Zigzag,
I did check the terms, that`s where I got the name Bontio. Upon further investigation, I found that it is part of the program developed by "Pokki". On my computer it`s got a few entries, host app service, Lenovo web start, & start menu.
reference website to what this is for>
http://www.pokki.com/windows-8-start-menu
From this I believe it modifies the start menu to show apps, and was put on here by Lenovo. Only have had this computer a month. Thought I`d check sense this is all new to us using 8.1.
Some websites say you can uninstall it with out any problems.
Any help along with keeping it or uninstalling it would be appreciated. But right now I`m I know what it is now, and will click ok, but with out the browser modification it suggest.
Thanks to all

P.S. not malware

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Would appreciate some help!

Did a clean istall of Windows 7 Starter on a friend's Acer One Aspire. The OS was succssfully installed and activated and it is genuine. Trying to upgrade IE 8 to IE 10 or 11. When using IE, in most instances, it keeps giving a message that the browser is outdated.

Have tried to download IE 10, and it mentions a "Delay Start", and the download never shows up anywhere, even though it says 'Thank you for downloading'.
IE 11 does not mention the "Delay Start", but the download never shows up either, and it also gives thanks for downloading.

Also trying to download Windows Updates, and that has turned into a hair-graying experience.
However, will go one at a time, and start with upgrading IE 8.

Thanks for your assistance!

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Hi,
I have Dell Vostro 1220 and the existing hard drive has started to fail. I had W10 enterprise running as a clean install for over six months.
I got a new SSD drive and decided to use the Dell W7 (64 bit) re-install DVD to put back a clean install of W7. After the install tried to run Update Windows from the control panel but it reported could not upgrade after trying for twenty minutes. Somewhere on the forum it suggested installing SP1 and all will be well. Done another clean install without the internet connection and when finished I installed SP1.

Connected to the internet but still can't get any updates. Followed various threads suggesting running scripts which all ran and did not report any problems. Still no updates.

It was suggested there might be a virus, but it was a new drive and the SP1 file has been run before without problems.

Cannot seem to move any further.

A:W7 won't update after a clean install.

Please complete this tutorial so our expert (Noel) can have a look.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

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Hi all ...Hope Im in the right forum...If not please except my apologies....

I have noticed that when I go into my start menu and click on tab for Windows Update it no longer loads the page for the site....?

And on the odd occasion it will randomly tell me I have an update....Today it is saying I need a security update for core services
(MSXML) ...... Core services 4.0 service pack 2 (KB95440)

But it wont update it....ust keeps popping up....Help please....Ive run alot of programmes to delete all the on my Pc and Revo uninstall was the main one.....Also as an after thought when I type in that I want to go to windows update on my internet it takes me to a small page that doesnt look at all lik Microsoft page....?

Cheers Sean.....

A:Windows update in start menu wont go away....?

Go to the Start and see if you have Microsoft Update. If so it should take you to the same web site. Please get back with results.

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Hi there. I'm running Windows 8 Pro with Start8 and wanted to pin Windows update to the start menu so I wouldn't have to open the control panel and scroll down to open the update window. I was able to right click on the link in the control panel to pin it to the start menu but for some reason it doesn't stay pinned and for the life of me I can't find the actual exe file to pin. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get this feature returned or is this just one more of Microsofts "We know better than you" features they removed from Windows 8?

A:Problem pinning Update to start menu

Hello Woody,

If you like, you can use the Windows Update shortcut in the tutorial below in Windows 8, and be able to "Pin to Start" or use where you like.

Windows Update Shortcut - Create in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Did a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Update 1 from a TechNet ISO. Trying to figure out how to activate the new Start menu. I click on Start and get the the Start screen, click on the Start button and get the same. Gone through a few settings when I right click the task bar, properties and I don't see anything obvious in there.

I know I'm on Update 1 since I can minimize Metro apps.

A:How to enable new Start menu in Windows 8.1 Update 1?

Originally Posted by mvalpreda


Did a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Update 1 from a TechNet ISO. Trying to figure out how to activate the new Start menu. I click on Start and get the the Start screen, click on the Start button and get the same. Gone through a few settings when I right click the task bar, properties and I don't see anything obvious in there.

I know I'm on Update 1 since I can minimize Metro apps.



If you're thinking of the proposed 'new' Start Menu, it may be coming later this year.

Attachment 40948

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The list now is full of application shortcuts.
When I open a new application that is not on the list, the shortcut of the app may or may not appear on the list, does anyone know why?


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A:Start Menu Application List not always update, why?

Hello there, you probably have the options on the Start Menu to not show the recently opened programs and apps.

Check here:

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Hiya guys,
I've just done a fresh install of Windows 10 on a new build.
I noticed there are a couple of bits I can't seem to get back to how they were before, last time it was the free upgrade from win7, this time it was a clean install via windows 10 media creation tool.

I've attached a screenshot of how my start menu looks now, before reinstalling I had the power, settings and file explorer at the bottom of the start menu as a list, along with 'all apps', which would open the A-Z list of apps.
As you can see now, the power etc are now icons on the left, with all the apps as a permanent presence next to them.

It's not a huge issue, but something that's frustrating me that I can't figure out how to change it back, I don't launch apps from the A-Z so i'd rather not have it there.

Has this changed in a recent update or something? My PC was without internet for a few months until today so maybe I missed a change.

I have checked and I have the latest build of windows.


Thanks, Mark.

A:Has the start menu changed in a recent update?

15 new features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update - CNET

There isn't any way to "change it back".

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I have an HP 7960. Originally this PC had Windows ME when purchased off the shelf. However about 4 years ago I purchased Windows XP Upgrade CD from Best Buy and took it to a computer store and had them install it for me. It's been running well since then, but has gotten sluggish. I'm thinking of doing a clean install using the same disks on the same pc expecting that this will speed up my PC.

I have the instructions on how to do a clean install and I plan to do it myself to save a few bucks. Not having ever done this before and being fearful that I've overlooked something I do have the following two questions:

1. Do I need to worry about "qualifying media?" Will it ask me for my ME CD and will the ME system recovery disks (that came with my PC) work?

2. When I get to the step to activate will there be any problem? After all it's the same CD on the same PC?

I have made backups of everything. I've checked the BIOS and know that booting off the CD Rom is the first choice. But if there's any other gotcha's I'd appreciate hearing them.

Thanks, All
 

A:XP Clean Install -- Two Questions before I start

Upgrading older HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario desktops from 98SE or ME to XP is something that I enjoy doing, so I've had plenty of experience doing it.

The first 2 things that I do is:

Install as much RAM as the desktop supports(which is usually 384 - 512 MB) because I usually receive them with too little RAM.

Locate and download and burn off to a CD-R the current XP drivers for the devices in that desktop because the XP install usually doesn't install most or any of the device drivers.

Although I have 98SE and ME CD's, I have the luxury of having a full version XP SP2 CD, so a "qualifying" 98SE or ME CD isn't needed. In your case, you have an upgrade XP CD, so a 98SE or ME CD is needed.

If you have a decent amount of computer expertise, formatting the hard drive and doing a fresh install of XP is pretty straight forward.

Boot from the XP CD and allow the setup process to start.

Read each screen carefully so you can press the correct key to perform a certain function. The sequence of functions is:

Delete all current partitions.

Create a new C partition.

Format that new C partition in the NTFS file system(not the quick option).

Install XP.

Remove the XP CD and insert the ME CD when prompted to. After the "qualifying" process has completed, remove the ME CD and reinsert the XP CD when prompted to.

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Hi all:
I've been trying to figure this problem out for several days. I would appreciate any advice. My problem started after running Chkdsk overnight. It said I had some errors that it tried to fix. After I tried to reboot windows, It did not start. I got
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM
No bootable device ----

So I googled this and saw that a lot of people have had this problem. So I went into BIOS checked the boot order, Then I tried to do start up repair. It would start loading window files, then nothing but a black screen and a large mouse pointer. I then tried safe mode, again a blank screen with the only the words safe mode showing and the large mouse pointer. I then tried to get into recovery, but I couldn't.
Next I removed the hard drive then re-installed it. Same thing. So I thought the hard drive failed, so I downloaded Parted Magic and made a bootable disk. I changed the boot order and it loaded it into ram and it worked fine. I used it to copy my data to a usb drive and then ran the hard drive test and it passed. The GSmartControl show that that there where errors that occurred at start up it. I then ran the System Stability Tester and everything seemed fine.
I then downloaded Mentest86+ and burned the iso too a disk. Again I booted from my cd/dvd drive and Mentest 86+ ran and the computer passed. So I figure that my hardware was ok.
So I downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium iso and burned it with... Read more

A:Windows will not start - can't do a clean install

What is the source of the Windows 7 .iso file? Ensure it comes from this location only:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Ensure that the USB flash drive is inserted in a USB2.0 port, not USB3.0 port.

Ensure you have a legible product key on the COA sticker so that you can validate the installation. It looks like this and is usually stuck beneath the laptop:
Here is a guide for installing Windows 7 if you need it:
Clean Install Windows 7

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Alright I am sorry if this is lacking on information. I have spent quite some time trying to fix my desktop after a sudden crash and have made plenty of progress of my own to suddenly get stumped and stuck with a BSOD error.

Known Specs
OS: Windows Vista
PC: Acer Aspire M ASM5800
Graphics Card : Zotac GeForce GTS 450
Everything else factory defaults except for the HDD

Due to the sudden death of my hard drive I had to acquire myself a new one and install it within my PC.

Starting right here I will admit that my Hard Drive is not a new internal hard drive. Two years ago I had the original Hard Drive of my Acer die out, could not afford a new internal and ended up getting an external hard drive after researching on the differences between the two types. Since I had no issue before with an external being torn out of casing and used internally I did the exact same here, my new hard drive being an external 3 TB My Book by WD.

Once again I went through the same process I had done two years ago, removed the HDD from its external casing, hooked it up within my Acer in the place of the old HDD, formatted and performed a clean install of my systems using my Boot/restore disks.

All appears to function however each time I start up my PC, it will bring up the options for the different start ups from the various Safe Modes to regular start up. Regardless what option I select it flashes to blue screen and then restarts and then goes into this endless cycle. I can't ... Read more

A:BSOD From Start Up, New HDD, Clean Install

Hi,

Please refer to the following and reply back here accordingly with the required information - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 8, Windows 7 & Vista

Regards,

Patrick

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Hello All,

I have looked and looked and tried SO MANY THINGS to get my computer to work (all in the name of No Man's Sky, which I need a new processor for anyway).

Here's a backstory on where I came from and where I ended up (the short version):

Perfectly working 64-bit computer with GTX 970 Graphics Card.
1) YAY NO MAN'S SKY IS OUT
2) Awe I need a new Processor. Also, let's update graphics card drivers.
3) Crap, NVIDIA GeForce Experience messed everything up and uninstalled my drivers and now I only have my MoBo graphics driver. Tried 1,000,000 (exaggerated) things to install new drivers.
4) Solutions from the interwebs tell me to update windows first, so lets do that, shouldn't be hard!!
5) Wow, I haven't updated my computer since August 2015...and now the installer is stuck looking for updates (for two days it did this, I made sure to let it sit just in case).
6) Let's see what microsoft has to say (lol) - not helpful.
7) Let's skip a bunch of explanation steps and just say I royally screwed my computer up. Backed up all my game save files and decided to do a clean install since I have the discs.

8) Yay fresh windows is installed with Service Pack 1!! (I made sure to delete all the old partitions when I did, so it's a virtually clean install).
9) WHY IN GODS GREEN EARTH IS WINDOWS UPDATE STILL STUCK LOOKING FOR UPDATES.
10) Microsoft tells me to update with the Convenience Rollup. IE 11 won't download it (no idea why), so I use my work laptop to downlo... Read more

A:Windows 7 Clean Install Won't Update

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J9DRT-XHQM9-MBGBB
Windows Product Key Hash: O97lZJUkLH7myiejXiPG9ZEkWds=
Windows Product ID: 00359-114-5817824-85388
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {44BF15AB-2C77-48FF-B02C-EF9884D6A4D5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
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
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_02... Read more

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Hi there

Just installed the Anniversary update but have come across a few problems, the install itself went fine.. but..

1) How to make Cortana search local computer only, right now I'm getting all manners of unwanted suggestions few of them relevant to my search

2) Store keeps downloading apps I have purposely uninstalled, it seems to be acting more like adware than a mature operating system I really don't want games downloaded onto my system especially without my express permission.

This kind of behaviour reminds me of the GWX debacle in windows 7, windows used to be such a pleasant experience now I feel I'm fighting it all the time.

A:Clean install of Windows 10 Ann update

Hi, Cortana's search of your files is limited to what's indexed. Others have found this problematical and limited.
Conclusion: ignore it.

Explorer search is better, but slow when not indexed.

Far faster are two tools:
a. Everything by Void Tools
b. Locate32 - which I use

Both very quickly create an index of all your files and folder names, and give 'find-as-you-type" results.
I prefer the older Locate 32 'cos its GUI supports so many ways of specifying the extent of the search more intuitively and conveniently, whereas Everything requires typing strings e.g. to specify searching only a drive or folder.

Both free.

Really it's hardly worth uninstalling the default apps- they don't create a significant overhead, and will be replaced on each major upgrade or if you did an in-place upgrade repair install, for example.

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Hi there

Just installed the Anniversary update but have come across a few problems, the install itself went fine.. but..

1) How to make Cortana search local computer only, right now I'm getting all manners of unwanted suggestions few of them relevant to my search

2) Store keeps downloading apps I have purposely uninstalled, it seems to be acting more like adware than a mature operating system I really don't want games downloaded onto my system especially without my express permission.

This kind of behaviour reminds me of the GWX debacle in windows 7, windows used to be such a pleasant experience now I feel I'm fighting it all the time.

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Just received MS cert refurbished Lenovo 530--

First time running Windows update, just sits w/'Checking for updates' and times out after an hour or so with attached error.

Tried renaming \Windows\SoftwareDistribution per Google search--no change.

At this point it's simpler to reinstall from recovery partition than test a lot of possibilities absent a probable solution--unless for some weird reason I'm going to run into the same problem.

That's why I'm here.

You suggest...?

Mark

A:Clean install doesn't update?

Hello Mark,

You might see if doing OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to completely reset Windows Update may help.

Windows Update - Reset

If you have a 3rd party firewall program installed, double check to make sure it's not blocking Windows Update.

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I have just done a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on my Dell Vostro 1720.
Most things are working (The web cam isn't but I never use it anyway)

Is it necessarily to upgrade the drivers and if so, which drivers should I upgrade?

Dells support site isn't very helpful...

// Anders

A:Clean install - Which drivers should I update?

If Windows and/or Windows Update brought you drivers that are working, I would let them alone. If you don't think something is working as expected, look for updated drivers. Typically, on a laptop, if Windows Update brings down the drivers, I leave them alone. On a tower, especially one used for gaming, I always update the video drivers.

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Windows is activated and registered. I have windows update set to download, but let me decide which updates to install. When I ask windows to check for updates nothing happens ... the green just moves through the bar ... I even waited over night allowing it to check, put still nothing happen. I tried several different things. I went into msconfig and checked hide all Microsoft services under the services tab and disabled all ... nothing.
I went to this microsoft page to manually reset Windows Update components and followed the instructions but still no go ... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058 Some of the dll failed to load ...'gpkcsp' slbcsp' 'wuaueng1' wucltui' muweb' and some loaded but stated the dll regsrv was not found. Like 'gmgr' browseui . It stated to skip step 4 if the first time, but since it didn't work I tried step 4 ... when I entered the first command to back up the systemroot I got an 'access is denied' ... I opened the cmd prompt as administrator. I also installed the latest update agent still no go.
I downloaded and install some updates manually ... KB3161664 ... KB3020369 ... KB3145739 and KB976902 ... and Microsoft.NET Framework 4.5.2 still no go. Any ideas ... This is the FX8120 system.
 

A:Windows 7 Sp1 Won't Update After Clean Install

Have a look at this new thread.
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/solved-windows-7-clean-install-not-updating.309201/
 

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I've recently done a clean install of Windows Vista on a laptop (Home premium) and a desktop (Business) I only have an old installation disk that comes with no service pack preloaded, so I manually installed SP1 and SP2 on both systems. That all went quite
well, until I wanted to run Windows Update to install the additional updates. On both systems, Windows Update just keeps searching for updates for hours without any result. On the laptop, I was at least able to install the latest version of Windows Update,
but after that update, it still kept searching without any result. I've already tried to run a FixIt for Vista found on https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058  , but it turns out Microsoft doesn't provide FixIts anymore. Instead, I apparantly
have to run a EasyFix .diagcab troubleshooter, but that doesn't seem to work on Vista. Is there anything else I could do to make it work?

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Hello All,

I have looked and looked and tried SO MANY THINGS to get my computer to work (all in the name of No Man's Sky, which I need a new processor for anyway).

Here's a backstory on where I came from and where I ended up (the short version):

Perfectly working 64-bit computer with GTX 970 Graphics Card.
1) YAY NO MAN'S SKY IS OUT
2) Awe I need a new Processor. Also, let's update graphics card drivers.
3) Crap, NVIDIA GeForce Experience messed everything up and uninstalled my drivers and now I only have my MoBo graphics driver. Tried 1,000,000 (exaggerated) things to install new drivers.
4) Solutions from the interwebs tell me to update windows first, so lets do that, shouldn't be hard!!
5) Wow, I haven't updated my computer since August 2015...and now the installer is stuck looking for updates (for two days it did this, I made sure to let it sit just in case).
6) Let's see what microsoft has to say (lol) - not helpful.
7) Let's skip a bunch of explanation steps and just say I royally screwed my computer up. Backed up all my game save files and decided to do a clean install since I have the discs.

8) Yay fresh windows is installed with Service Pack 1!! (I made sure to delete all the old partitions when I did, so it's a virtually clean install).
9) WHY IN GODS GREEN EARTH IS WINDOWS UPDATE STILL STUCK LOOKING FOR UPDATES.
10) Microsoft tells me to update with the Convenience Rollup. IE 11 won't download it (no idea why), so I use my work laptop to downlo... Read more

A:Windows 7 Clean Install Won't Update

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J9DRT-XHQM9-MBGBB
Windows Product Key Hash: O97lZJUkLH7myiejXiPG9ZEkWds=
Windows Product ID: 00359-114-5817824-85388
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {44BF15AB-2C77-48FF-B02C-EF9884D6A4D5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
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
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_02... Read more

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After a fresh SP1 install, there are +100 windows critical updates. I'm guessing if you install those from 2013, then those from 2012 may disappear from the list. Am i right?

A:After clean SP1 install, which update i SHOULD NOT download?

In my experience, Windows Update takes care of that well. It will offer you only what is pertinent to your system.

Some of the offerings are optional and some are more critical than others. If you do the 2013 updates and it still offers you some from 2012, I'd accept them, particularly if they were marked critical or important, rather than optional.

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I just updated maybe half an hour ago and now I can't use the start as its frozen as a white window icon. IS this a known issue, and is there a fix? Doing a system restore solves it - but then I'm rolled back and continually prompted that it'll update on my
next restart.

Moving the menu to the left, right AND top of the screen makes it work, but the bottom default is frozen.

https://imgur.com/xGHfHkf.png

https://i.imgur.com/c47czx5.png

A:Latest Windows 8.1 update freezing start menu?

A stuck or running process will do it. Finding it is a little hard if you are unable to pull up something like Process Explorer. You can use the Events log in Administrator Tools to see if anything is happening.

Personally I would use MSConfig, to try and debug the problem. Can you download Speccy from Majorgeeks.com and post the web URL that it gives from the output? Try rebuilding the Master Boot Record also. See Restore, Fix, Repair Master Boot Record in Windows 8 | 7 for how to access.

The biggest culprit that I have found in this case, was Windows Search Indexer. Along with Windows 8 not being able to update File History with a network drive. Then there is always the good old Anti-Virus that takes over while scanning your system, causing total complete halting of being able to do anything.

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How to restore Windows Update shortcut on Start menu...mine is gone?

A:Restore Windows Update shortcut on Start menu?

Hello Donald,

You could create a new shortcut in the Start Menu for Windows Updates using the location below.

%windir%\system32\wuapp.exe startmenu

In addition:

How to Create a "Windows Update" Shortcut in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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After automatically installing Windows Update KB898461 on 6/29/05 and restarting XP I got a message like "The Registry was corrupted during install process...Restoring previous successful registry....process successful. (Not in those exact words)
Then I opened the Start Menu. It looks the same, but when I hover over or click All Programs or any other submenu they don't appear. I had Control Panel set up as a submenu but when I clicked it it appeared in category view. I also can't view all my Quick Launch folders as submenus...they appear in Explorer mode as well.
I right-clicked Start/Explore All Users and the subfolders and shortcuts I had before are all still on the hard drive, they just don't show up.
I went to Windows Update site and viewed my update history, then clicked on this update and it said I could uninstall it through Add/Remove Programs, but it's not listed there. How can I get my Startmenu back?
 

A:Windows Update KB898461 trashed my Start Menu

You could try "system file checker"........it checks for missing or corrupted system files. Here's how to do it: Start>run>type in "cmd" (without the quotes)>type in "sfc /scannow" (with space after sfc)>click "enter".........let sfc run.

pjblevin
 

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Hi there!

I'm fairly sure that I'm dealing with some sort of infection here...

Not only are download speeds inordinately slow (slower than the other computers here in this small office), but I'm unable to update any of my potential defenses (Malwarebytes, Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, etc) or download anything and install it. When I attempt to do so, I always get the "Extraction Failed: File is corrupt" error message.

Also, my start menu is largely empty, though this seems to be the result of actions taken after a Spybot Rootkit Scan. I have run just about every sort of scan I can think of, but I have not found anything.

Here are my specs:

Time of this report: 7/26/2012, 14:08:51
Machine name: IAC-11-007
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.111118-2330)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Processor: Intel® Celeron® CPU G530 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4008MB RAM
Page File: 2794MB used, 5220MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDia... Read more

A:Very slow DL, can't update antimalware, mostly blank start menu

New development:

No longer able to send chats on Gmail. Plus I do not appear as "green" in my colleagues' chat list, though some do on mine.

M'aidez, m'aidez! Situation deteriorating

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Hi everyone.
I have been pulling my hair out in frustration trying to resolve what may be a lingering problem due to the bleeping Pokki Start Menu Update pop-up that I naively didn't realise was an attack when I switched my Lenovo PC on on Saturday and then when opening Firefox straight after found that it, along with IE and Chrome, had been hijacked with the homepage-web.com redirect.
I followed all the instructions I found here for resolving the homepage-web.com hijack and here for the Start Menu Update and removal of Pokki and getting my browsers back to an unhijacked state and Pokki off my system (still furious that such a potentially malicious piece of software came preloaded on what has otherwise been a beautiful Lenovo PC purchased late December!).
 
Everything appeared fine and working correctly, but Saturday was also the day I needed to renegotiate my TV/broadband/phone package with my provider and basically have had my cable broadband upgraded to 50 MB there and then (they upped the speed on the line while I was on the phone with them), but was also sent out a new router as my older setup from them was not guaranteed to support the new speeds.
 
All appeared fine - happy computer was back again. Yay.
 
But a day or so later when I next went on any of the tumblr blogs I follow I would receive a connection was reset message in random image frames and they would load fine if I hit try again (this was in Firefox), I tried the same pages in IE and Chrome a... Read more

A:Issues following Start Menu Update pop-up and homepage-web.com attack

Hi, as this Pokki thing is installed by Lenovo and has a few names with long tentacles, I feel it best to get a deeper look to find it all.Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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A rather peculiar problem I have encountered.

I consider myself a very experienced user, many years of computer building and OS installing.

This one has me stumped.

I have an older PC, a GA07N400S-L mobo with 512mb memory, Sempron2600 processor. All basic hardware is currently disabled, only the AGP and SATA ports are enabled. Through much surfing, I have found that the hardware I have should work based on the successes of others with similar configurations.

The issue:

Installed Windows 7 32bit on a fresh install. Everything during this process is normal, virtually identical to a vista install AND an install of win7 on my "newer" box. In that particular case, SATA RAID was used for the primary drives. I encountered no issues whatsoever.

On this gigabyte machine, as I said, everything appeared normal. I observed screen blanking and then refreshing to show me a higher resolution and colour count...tells me the driver for the video worked....so far, install at this point is as expected. I also am presented at near the end of the install process to provide a login name, computer name and the next screen, the password. Done and done and done. The computer appears at this point to be ready to fully go to the OS and then gives a "shutting down" message, afterwhich, the pc will then reboot.

And then reboot and reboot and reboot and rebooot...you get the idea...

Pressing F8 at the appropriate time does NOT give me safe mode. Pressing it like a t... Read more

A:Windows fails to start after clean install

Did you remove the DVD from the tray?

What "basic hardware is disabled?"

512 mb is barely enough memory.

What is the SATA controller set to in BIOS?

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Alright, so my computer is slowing down and there is a lot of clutter on it so it feels like time for a complete wipe and clean start. Now, my laptop was originally a vista laptop, but when 7 came out i bought it using a school discount that was available to me, and i got an online download and installation, no cd, all that jazz. Well now i want to completely wipe my computer and start clean, BUT i don't know how, and this seemed like the most appropriate section of the forums to post in. Any and all help would be most appreciated!

A:A wipe/clean start with 7 soft install

If i am not wrong, your downloaded win7 would be an upgrade edition. Go through this tutorial on how to do a clean install with upgrade media.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Also, have you already activated win7 once using this copy? In that case, the product key would have got tied to that particular computer. So there should be no problem reactivating.

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I want to do a start up repair but only have a upgrade disk. When I try to do the start up repair and pick the OS on the hard drive it comes up with a error saying the os is not compatible even tho the upgrade was done from this disk. Can I do a start up repair or clean install without losing any software or personal files? This computer has no back up's.

My reason for wanting to do a start up repair is yesterday when I woke up my computer from sleep mode the hard drive kept and is always accessing but the CPU was not really doing much so I had to wait and wait and wait. It will say a software is not responding then after a long wait time the file will open or a program will respond.To just open folder takes 5 min, open files 5+. re starting or starting from the off position takes about 15 min!!!!
Would love some advice.

I have a Acer Aspire 5253-BZ 660 Laptop
1 ghz AMD C-50 processor
8gb ram
Windows 7 64 bit

Thx in advance

A:Help with Windows start up repair or clean install

I would work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 to establish a clean boot, scan the logs for repeat errors, utilize system resources to finds solutions to problems. The steps lead up to possible Repair Install, Factory Recovery or Reinstall.

Startup Repair would only sort boot issues if you're having problems at the boot level. But you can run it to be sure. You only need a repair disk: System Repair Disc - Create

The error normally means you have a pre-SP1 installer. You can download and burn the latest installer from Steps 1 and 2 here: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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Hello,

Thanks in advance for any suggestions...

I just used the recovery partition in my HP Pavilion A350n to perform a clean reinstallation of Windows XP. I selected the option to wipe the partition clean and discarded all user data.

The system boots quickly, but now hangs at "Windows is starting up..." for at least three minutes. It does eventually load Windows and all is well from there. There is NO spyware, adware or virus of any kind on it. This began happening immediately after the clean reinstallation.

One thing that I have noticed that has changed since the reinstallation is that prior to the OS loading, there used to be a boot option menu that no longer appears. The option gave three seconds to choose to start Windows XP Home normally (default) or Microsoft Windows Recovery Console. Currently, when I look at the Startup and Recovery options, the following is the boot loader script:

[boot loader]
timeout=3
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
C:\CMDCONS\BOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons

Can anyone point me in a direction with this? My hunch is that something with the MBR is wrong, but I am wandering into unfamilar territory.

Thanks!

Andy
 

A:After clean install, long time to start XP

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Can you load 2 family computers man & wives in one house and the third one (Fathers) in a second house ??
These Computers are all running Vista.

Thats 3 licences total & 3 family members.

I understand these are all Upgrades 3 The question is do the computers have to all be in the same house?

That seems stupid to me but who knows?

Also a clean install to me is loaded from the computer startup is Win 7 doing a clean install from Windows desktop?

A:Start clean install from BOOTUP OR DESKTOP

Please read this thread .Upgrade Install with Windows 7 Thanks and welcome to seven forums. Fabe

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Autohotkey is a macro program for the keyboard. I've gotten the hang of making its script file minimally.
If I simply run the AHK exe file as Admin in Win 7 my sample F1 program key works fine for the simple text/
login info I have in it.

However this program should be at system Startup. Autohotkey said something about putting the
program in Start > Programs > Start folder but I see no such thing.

Alternativiely I tried to run msconfig the old XP way. That opens but I don't see how to add anything.

How can I make Autohorkey load at Startup?

Any suggestions for alternatives in freeware for Win7. Previously I was using Launchboard for many years in XP. That will load but not execute (remap the function keys) in Win7

A:Install Autohotkey exe to the Start menu of Win7

Click Start, R click All Programs and go open all users. Should look like this

open the Programs folder - should look like this

you can put a shortcut to a program in the Startup folder

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Ok so when I go and install a new game it doesn't come up in the start menu. Other programs I install show up in there. It's not a big deal just kinda annoying.

A:games not appearing in start menu after install

some games when you install them are set to put the exe or icon to run them in the games section of vista, this is perfectly normal, you can put it in the start menu by going to program files and finding the application icon and dragging it to start menu.

hope this helps

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XPpro/SP3/IE8

In spite of having set the Start Menu to add most frequently used programs, it does not do so. I can copy and paste to the program list, but that is not what I want to happen

How do I enable the Start Menu to insert the most frequently used programs?
 

A:Start Menu will not install most frequenltly used programs

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Hi Guys

Ive just done another clean install of Home Premium x64 the third one in two days, and cannot get any windows updates, just hangs on searching for updates, no error code doesn't even time out.
The first time I thought it was a corrupt install so tried again same thing. Today i downloaded my saved iso from one drive and re applied to a new usb and bugger me still cant get any updates to filter through apart from the update for windows update.
Anyone else having the same issues, all I can think of is the servers are overloaded with windows 10 updates.
Gone back to 10 for now but would be interested to hear from others.

Cheers Danny

A:Clean Install Is Windows Update on Strike

I have the same issue with Vista.

Have seen a couple of reports of it on recent installs of win7 as well.

Apparently might be connected with intel sata drivers. Not sure why that would be, but it's worth a try.

See if you can update yours using iata_enu.exe

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...ST-RAID-Driver

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Hi there
Fortunately I'd backed up my system - but W8.1 Enterprise update has MISLEADING instructions.
If you run the setup from OUTSIDE windows the iso) (I.e boot and choose CUSTOM ) it tells you to run the setup again FROM WITHIN WINDOWS.

THen there's no upgrade path -- you can save personal files but that's it -- brand new install.

So disappointed - but have restored by old image.

Maybe W8.1 pro will upgrade but 8.1 Enterprise seems to force a new install. -- I'm sure "Enterprise customers" will just like that especially if they've just installed W8.1 a few months ago.

If there is a way to upgrade an existing W8.1 enterprise system to the new version without doing a complete re-install please post.

(Note ENTERPRISE --not PRO).

Cheers
jimbo

A:W8.1 Enterprise update - clean install required

THen there's no upgrade path -- you can save personal files but that's it



You could try fiddling with cversion.ini.

Perhaps renaming it to cversion.ini.old will do the trick

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