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Reinstalling Windows 10 after July 31, 2016

Q: Reinstalling Windows 10 after July 31, 2016

My son bought a computer with Windows 7 a few months ago then upgraded to the free Windows 10. His computer got a virus and he has reinstalled Windows 8 because we had a system disc for another computer - his computer did not come with a system disc and he did not make a back up when he bought it. He would like to put Windows 10 back on it but the upgrade is no longer free. Is there a way to do so without having to pay for the upgrade?

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Preferred Solution: Reinstalling Windows 10 after July 31, 2016

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Reinstalling Windows 10 after July 31, 2016

Have you tried upgrading to Windows 10 ? If the laptop had a valid installation of Windows 10, then you should be able to install it again as the product key is tied to the hardware that was used while upgrading, as long as it is the same laptop, it should work, unless I am mistaken.

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So I've asked this before, and I felt compelled to ask it again.

I have Win8, and like many others, we've been asked from my comp. to get Win10. For a long time now, I've said no because I heard of bugs and other things, but that has seem to be fixed now (I hope).

Also, my mom accidentally got Win10 on her laptop (don't ask how it was an accident) and nothing wrong there.

I have 8 days until this "free offer" goes bye-bye (unless thats a lie, but IDK). So as of now, how is Windows 10 and should I get it?

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How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016 if they need to reinstall OS? What should they prepare for reinstallation of Windows 10 in the future, creating a copy or what else? Thank you for your answer.

A:How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

If you upgraded and activated Win10 before the free offer expires on 29 July 2016, you can re-install any time. You'll need Win10 install media, which you can download from MS.
See: Windows 10 ISO Download

If you did NOT upgrade and activate before the deadline, you will have to buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), also known as Retail.

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Customers running Win 7 SP1 or Win 8.1, who have not yet scheduled an upgrade till date, may start seeing a full screen notification as soon as they unlock their PC :

KB 3163589 “Your PC is running an outdated version of Windows” notification
KB 3095675 : Windows 10 upgrade: How-to information on scheduling and notifications
KB 3164060: How to manually decline the free Windows 10 upgrade offer from the Get Windows 10 app
KB 3173040 : Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 End of Free Upgrade Offer Notification

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Customers running Win 7 SP1 or Win 8.1, who have not yet scheduled an upgrade till date, may start seeing a full screen notification as soon as they unlock their PC

KB 3163589 “Your PC is running an outdated version of Windows” notification
KB 3095675 : Windows 10 upgrade: How-to information on scheduling and notifications
KB 3164060: How to manually decline the free Windows 10 upgrade offer from the Get Windows 10 app
KB 3173040 : Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 End of Free Upgrade Offer Notification

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free


Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft


Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29


Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade


If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

 
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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Will Windows 7 users have to download the July rollup from Microsoft to allow the August "Second Tuesday" updates to download like I had to download the June rollup to get the July updates?
 

A:July 2016 rollup

I haven't had to download any "rollups" to keep my systems up to date. Aside from Windows Update being slow, it's still working.
 

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Hello all

Just a word of caution: I've just had an update come up for installing KB 3173040. This is a windows 10 upgrade warning. Full story

Win7 and 8.1 patch KB 3173040 throws full-screen Win10 upgrade warning | InfoWorld

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A:KB3173040 1 July 2016

Hi,
Yep Optional
Full screen

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I copied all of my themes over from my Win7 machine, but regardless of whether I try to tweak old themes or create new ones, the "Sounds" are NOT customizable. You get a choice of "Windows default" or "No sounds"... When is this going to be fixed in Win10? (This is true as of Jul 23, 2016)...

A:Sounds still cannot be customized in Win10 (2016, July)

Originally Posted by ColoMtnWoman


I copied all of my themes over from my Win7 machine, but regardless of whether I try to tweak old themes or create new ones, the "Sounds" are NOT customizable. You get a choice of "Windows default" or "No sounds"... When is this going to be fixed in Win10? (This is true as of Jul 23, 2016)...



The Win7 sounds might not carry over, but when I create a theme, with custom sounds, and .wav files and post it here: Solved Windows 10 Themes created by Ten Forums members - Windows 10 Forums
They do carry over.

Note: except for the very first few(which were created on Windows 8.1) all themes were created using Windows 10.

You could try getting ahold of the Win7 sounds files and folders, and pasting them in C:\Windows\Media. That's how I add custom .wav files, then just use Control Panel\Sounds and create my sound theme, mixing & matching.

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A Selection of some of the Briefings taking place on Wednesday August 3rd at Black Hat USA 2016:
(Visit the Link at the top of the page for more information)

The Following take place between 09.00 and 14:40

THE HIDDEN ARCHITECTURE OF OUR TIME: WHY THIS INTERNET WORKED, HOW WE COULD LOSE IT, AND THE ROLE HACKERS PLAY Dan Kaminsky
A RETROSPECTIVE ON THE USE OF EXPORT CRYPTOGRAPHY David Adrian

ABUSING BLEEDING EDGE WEB STANDARDS FOR APPSEC GLORY Bryant Zadegan & Ryan Lester

AUGMENTING STATIC ANALYSIS USING PINTOOL: ABLATION Paul Mehta

BEYOND THE MCSE: ACTIVE DIRECTORY FOR THE SECURITY PROFESSIONAL Sean Metcalf

BREAKING PAYMENT POINTS OF INTERACTION (POI) Nir Valtman & Patrick Watson

CAN YOU TRUST ME NOW? AN EXPLORATION INTO THE MOBILE THREAT LANDSCAPE Josh Thomas

CAPTURING 0DAY EXPLOITS WITH PERFECTLY PLACED HARDWARE TRAPS Cody Pierce & Matt Spisak & Kenneth Fitch

HTTP/2 & QUIC - TEACHING GOOD PROTOCOLS TO DO BAD THINGS Catherine (Kate) Pearce & Carl Vincent

THE LINUX KERNEL HIDDEN INSIDE WINDOWS 10 Alex Ionescu

$HELL ON EARTH: FROM BROWSER TO SYSTEM COMPROMISE Matt Molinyawe & Jasiel Spelman & Abdul-Aziz Hariri & Joshua Smith

A JOURNEY FROM JNDI/LDAP MANIPULATION TO REMOTE CODE EXECUTION DREAM LAND Alvaro Munoz & Oleksandr Mirosh

APPLIED MACHINE LEARNING FOR DATA EXFIL AND OTHER FUN TOPICS Matt Wolff & Brian Wallace & Xuan Zhao

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A:Black Hat USA 2016: July 30th-August 4th

Conference brings hackers to the valley

LAS VEGAS

Hackers have descended upon Las Vegas, and you might want to be extra cautious with your personal information this weekend. The Black Hat convention is in town. Experts say, with so many hackers in town, something as simple as joining a Wi-Fi connection could put you at risk.

It only takes a second to get hacked.

"Anyone who is really good at what they do want to show and demonstrate that," said Net Effect CEO Jeff Grace.

This weekend, hundreds of hackers, and the ones looking to stop those with malicious intent, will be in one room.

"Black Hat is an annual convention of security professionals,? Grace said. ?There are also people who are a little bit more on the mischievous side, as well as on the cybercrime side."

It?s no secret what the mischievous ones are here to do. They have plenty of tricks up their sleeves.

"The worst thing is that they can corrupt your data, they can encrypt it and hold you ransom for it,? said Net Effect Service Manager Chris Wrightnour.

Hackers are also ready to play you.

"They put up their own hot spots that say ?Free Hotel wireless.? They drop USB keys on the ground. You plug it in your computer to see what?s on it, then infect your computer,? Wrightnour said.

"You can debate the ethical, the ethics behind it, but as a technology profession, I have to admire and respect their intelligence and ingenuity," Grace said.
 

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Oh my! I can see Microsoft used another strong arm tactic to try and move everyone to Windows 10! They rule the technology world when it comes to operating systems but these tactics since Windows 10 was released should land them several class action suits. (I'm sure they were prepared for this from the get-go.)

So all of you who have switched to Windows 10 Mail, Office 365 (100 USD a year) or other email clients based on the adamant warnings we have received that Delta Sync would be terminated on June 30, 2016 is now a bunch of hooey!

I reinstalled Windows Live Mail 2012 on my other two computers in our home and everyone is as happy as can be. We all have old Hotmail accounts and they are syncing just fine.

We'll stick with WLM2012 until (or if) Microsoft makes this change to Exchange protocol. Frankly speaking I think the world gave Microsoft enough feedback about Windows Essentials being a wonderful package and how great Delta Sync worked for synchronizing folders locally and on the servers that they are rethinking this ploy to get people to buy or try Office 365 or move to Windows 10 and use "Mail".

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A:The best antivirus software for Android - July 2016 (AV-Test)

Are these results trustworthy Mr. Umbra? More likely, android should embrace anti-exec app sandbox to protect the users. They must utilize a scan on-demand based rather than a RT protection. What is your opinion, Umbra?
 

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A:Av-Comparatives Anti-Phishing Test July 2016

Thanks for posting, not really a suprise those are the top
 

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I'm planning to reinstall windows 10 and I know that it will remove Windows updates etc. Will it also remove Microsoft Office 2016 updates? Thanks

A:Will Reinstalling Windows 10 affect Microsoft Office 2016 updates?

That depends on how you plan on reinstalling Windows 10.

Do it this way and you lose everything, including all your data files and Office 2016 completely, including updates. You will have to reinstall everything:
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

Do it this way, and you only refresh Windows 10 itself and nothing else should be affected, including Office 2016:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

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hey guys,

my evaluation copy expires july 16th 2019 0:59

what does this mean?

Are we going to pay per year as MS wants us to do right now with Office 2016, Office 365?

Jimbo, i know you bought Office 2016...my guess to avoid paying every year.

But what if MS offers another Office, say 2019 and does not update Office 2016 anymore?

Because right now Office 2013 is a pain where you do not want it.

Search does not work as should.

Functions do not work as should either.

Jeff

A:evaluation copy expires july 16th 2016..will we have to pay per year..

I assume you are talking about Windows 10 Insider Preview 11082.
Microsoft will continue to release new versions of Insider Preview. It won't let the current version expire without a new release. That's one area you don't have to worry about.
Besides, 2019 is 3 years from now. By that time, who knows what has become of Windows 10 ?

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I noticed a huge performance drag after updating the firmware and drivers of my XPS 15 9550. The update took place on August 4, 2016.
Performance of my usual apps (Chrome, development tools and IDE, etc.) went dramatically down. Typically, I would say things take about 3 times longer to happen. I checked CPU usage (normal) as well as memory consumption (also normal) to find out that the issue comes from the SSD drive.
On this laptop: 500Gb NVMe thnsn5512gpu7 NV (toshiba). Attached are the results of a benchmark run with AS SSD. All write speeds are abysmal, to say the least... that explains a lot, but I have no idea how to solve that issue, and whether or not it is really related to the latest firmware+drivers update shipped by Dell.
(Note: I checked the BIOS, it seems that the SSD is currently configured in RAID mode. Never touched that option before.)
Any idea? Other users impacted in a similar way. Thanks in advance.

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The Problem:
The July 2016 Cumulative Security Update for IE11 (KB3170106) Update Fails to Install, giving Error code 80073712. All other updates installed successfully.

AFAIK no malware or other suspicious symptoms, besides a random CHKDSK on boot up a few days / week ago, where it had to repair a tonne of file indexes etc. Could be related, otherwise all seems fine.

Operating System:
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1.

Fully updated besides KB3170106 (This update. Fails) and KBs 2952664, 3021917, 3068708 and 3080149, which I have hidden (Just telemetry crap I believe?).

What I've Tried:
? CHKDSK (Now comes back clean). - Log Attached.

? SFC /Scannow (Detects errors, unable to repair). Also tried this from Safe Mode, and the Repair Mode Command Prompt on my Windows Boot disk, same result. - Log Attached.

? System Update Readiness Tool - (Detects errors, unable to repair) - Log Attached.

? Downloading 2 of the updates that errored in SURT, placed them in Windows\CheckSur\packages directory, which fixed two of the error lines, but still many errors left, as well as errors with the .mum and .cat files of those are updates still present. (This one is strange as one of the updates is KB2952664 which I had hidden and NOT installed..). The log I have attached is from a re-run after this one.

? Downloading the KB3170106 update manually - Still errors. (Said successful once, but obv wasn't).

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? Full Admin access to the problem PC
? A separate Windows 7 Pr... Read more

A:KB3170106 (July 2016 IE11 Security Update) Fails with Error 80073712

Hello,
I can confirm the problem on Windows 7 Professional x64. We currently have 2 machines on the network with the same error.
With all the common ways (prev post) i was not able to fix it.
Greez

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I'm going to buy a new license of one of these product, so any suggest please?
I have used Bitdefender, Avast, Kaspersky ( about 3 years ago), I haven't used Norton and Trend Micro.
 

A:KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

Out of all these,and your prerequisites,I would go with Kaspersky!
PS:This is from personal experience,and other members may have varying opinions!!
 

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Now! ESET has just released their newest security suite: ESET Smart Security 9 (2016 Edition). These products are on the top of security suites which are produced by giants on security companies. Most of them released 2016 editions of their products. I want to compare on their newest products with new features (such as on ESET: Banking Protection, Bitdefender: Ransomware Protection and new Firewall, etc...) and some enhanced features.

And now, which is your choose for your security? Please let me know your opinion!
 

A:Battle: Kaspersky IS 2016 vs ESET Smart Security 2016 vs Bitdefender IS 2016 vs Emsisoft IS 10

its hard choice choose between Eset,Kaspersky and Emsisoft.
in fact i never test Eset 2016, but i tested kaspersky and Emsisoft, Kaspersky 2016 really go lighter than Emsisoft(now i am Emsisoft useres)
by your budget and your interest u can choose Emsisoft or kaspersky.
 

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I have installed window 8 on my desktop. Before July 29, 2016, I have upgraded it to window 10. now I had some issue in my system. I have formatted the system but now I am fail to upgrade again for window 10. May I upgrade it again? If yes, what is the
link and processor to upgrade the same?

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Visio files are received as attachments in Outlook 2016. Visio Viewer 2016 and IE11 are also installed on Windows 10 (1607).
Previewing the Visio file (VSD in this case) is successful. However, when you try to open the Visio file, IE11 attempts to open it (as expected) but only displays a blank page.
Does anyone know if there is a fix for this issue?   Other articles suggest that Visio Viewer 2016 does not support IE11.

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I have 6 months trial license all of them. Which one do you recommend?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.

Heyye.
 

A:Avast IS 2016 / Panda IS 2016 / Bitdefender IS 2016

What kind of system do you have?
Panda and Avast are the lightest while Bitdefender can be heavy.

All 3 offer excellent protection (Avast requires tweaking; Bitdefender and Panda works out of the box), while Bitdefender is mainly known for its detection rate (signatures).

Try the 3 of them (trial versions, not the 6 months) and see which one you prefer.

In terms of UI, all 3 are user friendly.

Have a look here for Avast and Bitdefender info:
KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016
 

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"Patch Tuesday" broke our install of Outlook 365. It was working fine on Monday and on Tuesday it was hanging on "Processing." So I restored back to the last restore point before the update and it worked great after that. Yesterday it re-installed the updates, and again Outlook didn't load. Restoring again today "fixed" it. Now it wants to update again, so I will disable updates until the problem is fixed. I don't know which particular "patch" is causing the problem; there were about 22 of them that installed.

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Get Ready for Windows 10

On July 29, you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you.

The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with your current Windows device and applications*. We are hard at work to make this upgrade process a great experience. You can reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade now through a simple reservation process. Look for this icon in your system tray at the bottom of your screen, simply click on the icon, and then complete the reservation process. You can find more details on how this works at Windows.com.




Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29

A:Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29

I'll be doing my reservation tonight. I just have to make sure my Sysadmin doesn't allow the update throught WSUS or it'll be a real mess.

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As of July 28, 2016, Microsoft will require compliance with TPM 2.0 for Windows 10.  See TechNet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/keep-secure/tpm-recommendationsAcer Aspire S7-392-6807 laptops shipped with TPM 1.2 modules that will be non-functional in Windows 10 after July 28.  What steps are being recommended by Acer to upgrade the modules to TPM 2.0?











Solved!
Go to Solution.

A:Windows 10 shift to TPM 2.0 in July

Not quite. As I read it "As of July 28, 2016, all new device models, lines or series (or if you are updating the hardware configuration of a existing model, line or series with a major update, such as CPU, graphic cards) must implement and enable by default TPM 2.0 (details in section 3.7, https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windows/hardware/dn915086(v=vs.85).aspx)" This applies only to new designs, not existing ones. M$ is unlikely to suddenly dump legacy devices, only an edible fruit does that.

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I am running Windows 7 with a relatively new HP Pavilion p6787c machine. I started receiving the BSOD on 7/13/2011. There were 6 updates published on 7/12/2011 that are listed as important updates. The BSOD shows up during the install, not after the update is installed but while it is in the middle of installing the video screen flashes a bunch of colors then the BSOD appears. I then have to re-boot into the safe mode and roll back the machine to the previous state. I have disabled the automatic updates and am trying to figure the cause but with no luck - does anyone else have this problem? Please Help!

A:July 12 Windows 7 BSOD!

Hi -

Check the Windows Updates that came in - were any for video?

Go to HP Support and make sure most recent video drivers are installed - http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html

Run - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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As of July 28, 2016, Microsoft will require compliance with TPM 2.0 for Windows 10.  See TechNet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/keep-secure/tpm-recommendationsAcer Aspire S7-392-6807 laptops shipped with TPM 1.2 modules that will be non-functional in Windows 10 after July 28.  What steps are being recommended by Acer to upgrade the modules to TPM 2.0?

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Hiya

Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Services Edition Security Patch: Kernel Mode Memory Leak Caused by Invalid TCP Checksums

This patch resolves a memory leak in one of the functions that processes incoming Remote Data Protocol via port 3389.

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=31615

Regards

eddie
 

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I have not been prompted for any Microsoft Windows updates since July 13.

Have there been no updates since then or is there something wrong with my system?

A:No Windows update since July 13 ?

Microsoft only release updates every month or so (on Tuesday), unless otherwise required. Known as Patch Tuesday.

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Hi, somehow I missed the july update on one of my computers But I d/l the anniversary update on both my computers and they are running fine. so Do I still need the july update on that one computer and if so Can I still get it. Jerry

A:July Windows 10 update

Hello Jerry,

You won't need it. If you check for updates again in Windows Update and have none available, then you're good to go.

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Have been running Windows 7 Beta since Jan 09. System is a valid OEM version. Began receiving messages about "Windows 7 will "expire" in ( ) days. To continue install any version of Windows 7. Folk who "manufactured" my machine (Intel Octocore i7) were surprised by this time out and could offer no solution. The message later changed to tell me that Windows 7 would expire in ( )hours. I changed the date on the system clock back to March of 09 and stopped the messages and the system did not melt-down. However date functions are now whacked out in Quicken etc. Manufacturer not returning phone calls. Is there any solution to this disaster?

I am an experienced User but not particularly tech savey. Need help
 

A:Windows 7 July 3 Time out

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With the launch of Windows 10 less than a week away, here?s what you can expect to find when the operating system launches on July 29. It?s not quite as simple as ?Windows 10 will be available that day.?

Windows Insiders (read: Windows 10 preview testers) will get first dibs when Windows 10 launches on July 29, while everyone else will see a staggered roll out over the following days. In other words, if you haven?t yet ? reserved? your free upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, now would be the time to do so. Microsoft recently began offering reservations through a pop-up message in the Windows notification center.

Microsoft says it will use the rollout to check compatibility and to ?listen, learn, and update the experience for all Windows 10 users.? However, the company notes that ?the vast majority? of PCs running Windows 7 and higher should be fully compatible? though the compatibility checker doesn?t recognize Nvidia?s Windows 10-compatible GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. As a reminder, all users running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can get a free upgrade to Windows 10 within a year of the July 29 launch, after which the price will be $119.




Windows 10: What to expect on July 29 | PCWorld

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Hiya

This update resolves the "DeadLock Occurs Between Two Threads of System GDI in Windows 2000" issue in Windows 2000 and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article Q322842. Download now to prevent your computer from not responding if you utilize user-defined fonts or characters

System Requirements

Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Operating System - Windows 2000

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=41080&area=search&ordinal=2

Regards

eddie
 

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Update on Windows 7 RTM

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Posted by:
Brandon LeBlanc
* 07:09 PM Monday
Jul 13, 2009
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298 Comments

I?d like to offer up a little insight into the ?Release to Manufacturing? (RTM) for Windows 7.

Over the past week, there have been many rumors surrounding RTM.

We are close, but have not yet signed off on Windows 7. When we RTM you will most certainly hear it here. As we?ve said all along, we will RTM Windows 7 when it?s ready. As previously stated, we expect Windows 7 to RTM in the 2nd half of July.

Windows 7 will be available in many languages from around the world. For us to consider RTM ?done?, it requires that all languages be completely finished. So there is a lot of work that needs to take place for us to finalize all languages of Windows 7. We also need to get to a point of ?global readiness? with our partners. Our partners being ready for Windows 7 is extremely important to RTM. As Steven Sinofsky mentions in this blog post in May, RTM isn?t a single point in time. It?s the beginning of the next ?process? for Windows 7. At RTM our partners begin their final preparations for Windows 7, including testing and building images for new PCs. RTM is essentially the final ?stage? of engineering for Windows 7 before it hits the market at General Availability (GA). As Steven notes, engineering continues on Windows 7 from RTM until GA on October 22nd.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when we do a specific build internally of Windows 7... Read more

A:Here Is Windows 7 Blog For July 13, 2009

that was posted before and is 5 days old

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Speculation on the deadline at which Microsoft will release Windows 7 to manufacturing not only abounds but also continues. It all started early in June 2009, when Microsoft revealed that it planned to launch the next iteration of the Windows client to the public on October 22. At that time, Brandon LeBlanc, Windows communications manager on the Windows Client Communications Team, stated that ?Release To Manufacturing (RTM) is an important milestone on the path to GA. We anticipate that we?ll be able to make the RTM code for Windows 7 available to our partners sometime in the 2nd half of July. We also expect to be able to make RTM code for Windows Server 2008 R2 available to our partners in this time frame as well.? Now the Redmond company is saying that Windows 7 RTM will be closer to the end of July.


Windows 7 RTM in Late July 2009 - Says Microsoft - Softpedia

A:Windows 7 RTM In Late July 2009

Yeah right. ( Softpedia wrote this article on foot ? )

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Thanks to @MalwareDoctor ,here's a way to upgrade after the July 29th deadline.

This may be for a limited time...so, your chance is now.
 

A:Windows 10 - How to Upgrade after July Deadline.

Windows 10 No Longer Free, Now Available Starting at $119.99
 

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According to winfuture.de a known microsoft source told them that MS is readying to finish Win7 with a deadline for RTM on the 10th of july!
Therefore they now have a RTM escrow fork in the builds now.

Rock on MS!

A:Windows 7 RTM on 10th of july 2009

cool! hope it's true!

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AMD?s CEO has said that Windows 10 will ?launch? in July, a casual utterance that may or may not reflect the current thinking in Redmond.

But assuming she wasn?t just making air-shaped noises, let?s consider the horrible, unready quality of Windows 10 today and wonder aloud how Microsoft could possibly make this July date. I have a theory.
First, the quote.

During an earnings conference call with press and analysts, AMD president and CEO Lisa Su answered a question about processor inventory in the coming quarters like so.

?With the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching sort of the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory build-up.?

Now, launch is a very specific word. It?s different from ?RTM,? or ?release to manufacturing,? the term we typically use to describe the completion of a software product, even though there is no real manufacturing process per se anymore. RTM isn?t launch?it precedes the launch by some number of weeks or even months?but in Microsoft?s world, RTM isn?t really even the final milestone in a product?s development lifecycle. Indeed, with OS products in particular, RTM is just a step down a path.

So launch is a curious word.




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A:Thinking About a Possible July Launch of Windows 10

my plans for win10 is to get the free copies installed in all of my computers, create a drive image, delete it then put linux back on all of my computers :-) I may leave one computer as a dual boot.

my only question is, why would the amd president say it will be july. could she mean that is when it will be available to the manufacturers?

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The article: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2487342,00.asp
 
Moderators, if this thread is inappropriate for any specific reason feels free to delete it. 

A:Don't Upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29 from PCmag.com!

Wrote a bunch to this but, have to start over cus I forgot BC doesn't work very well in Edge, yet.  I've been told it will soon so, looking forward to that.
No idea if someone is going to tell you it's in the wrong place but, nice to have an opportunity to comment on it.  But, @ least it will be noticed.
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And to think people are being paid for writing articles like this.  Painting bleak pictures (of the future) and guessing whilst those readers who know no better will buy into it hook, line & sinker because if it's a byline in print it surely must be gospel.  This kind of writing, also, makes it that much more challenging and arduous for IT Pros trying to convey accuracy to the masses.
The one valid bit is Win10 is going to be very popular and countless people all over the Globe are anxiously awaiting the 29th.  However, (DUH) Microsoft, certainly, knows this, already.  (1) The "reserve the Download" is brilliant, people who take it are smart and those will have '1st dibs', so to speak. (2) It is going to go out in 'waves'.
Likely there are heaps of articles sticking to the facts, not fear-mongering or misleading Folks or making people nervous, app... Read more

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It's July 29. The Windows 10 rollout officially has begun.july29.jpgWindows Insiders are getting the final (Build 10240) bits and a bunch of recent updates and fixes downloaded to their PCs starting today. It may still take weeks for everyone who has "reserved a copy" of Windows 10 to get it, Microsoft officials have warned. My ZDNet colleague Ed Bott has a helpful Windows 10 frequently asked questions (FAQ) post worth checking out.But that's not the only thing happening today. What else is going on?It's July 29. Do you know where your Windows 10 (and Office Mobile) bits are?

A:"It's July 29. Do you know where your Windows 10 ([...]) bits are?", ZDNet

I don't care, I have a crappy 5mb DSL connection and yet my PC just completed the upgrade process from Windows 7 in around 45 minutes.

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Hi,

As long as you follow the steps on the enclosed link will to get the ticket will this work for a free upgrade after the 29th July ?

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

Thanks,

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This week's Windows updates include an update to MSE. If you are using MSE and find that there is a update that is taking a very long time to install, check the Taskbar for an icon asking permission to update MSE. Keep clicking on through the Wizard and then the updates will finish.
 

A:Windows update and MSE- 10 July 2013

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Hiya

Kernel Mode Memory Leak Caused by Invalid TCP Checksums

This patch resolves a memory leak in one of the functions that processes incoming Remote Data Protocol via port 3389

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=30195

Regards

eddie
 

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OK don't panic i have no plans to upgrade to win 10 anytime soon however i would like to take advantage of the free upgrade to win 10 and keep the ISO file and the win 10 SN's.
I have Win 7 U x64 running on a 250GB SSD (C Drive, which is only used in an emergency) and then the main OS which again is a win 7 U x64 of a 500GB SSD (D Drive) which is what i use 99% of the time, drive C is only used if some reason drive D goes t1ts up and i can go into C drive and get files of that way, any how i know there used to be an app called "MediaCreationToolx64" which you ran and it would download the win 10 ISO and install win 10 and convert your win 7 key into legal win 10 key and allow you to upgrade that way.

So my plan is to back up whole of drive C&D to a 500GB SSD (E Drive) then go about running the "MediaCreationToolx64" tool to do the download and install for both C & D drive get the windows 10 key from each drive then burn to ISO's and keep for a later date, just in case i do want to go 10 route.

ISSUES:
I have heard that win 10 messes about with my partitions, anyone know anything about this? If it does would it be best to just disconnet all drives from PC apart from C,D & E (as i have another 9 drives in the case) or will it be ok to leave in, and are there any other issues i should be made aware off, I have no plans to move to 10 full time but i'm just being safe and saving myself the cost of windows 10 when the free ver... Read more

A:Upgrading to windows 10 before July 29th

You won't get a key after installing Win10. To be able to do a future install (fresh or update) you have to had it installed once on your computer. MS will record an MB ID (probably the network MAC address) and will activate future installations on the MB you have used to do the fist install.
To do so you have two options: Install Win 10 on a HDD or on drive C:
On drive C: you have two options: Fresh install or update.
On a HDD you're going to do a fresh install.
Disconnect your drive D: or any other drive you have from the MB.
- To do a update on your installed Win 7 on drive C:, boot on drive C:, create a USB with MediaCreationToolx64 then run setup on it. Leave the key blank. It will activate because you've updated a Win 7 installation.
- To do a fresh install, on drive C: or on a HDD, create a USB with MediaCreationToolx64 and boot from it. When asked for the Key, put the Win7 U key you have. When finished, it will activate as well.

My suggestion is to do a fresh install on a spare HDD or a SSD. That's what I did. Also install Classic Shell (Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements), so it looks like Win7.
I didn't like Win10. Didn't add nothing useful, and if you disable all the tracking and spy, many features, like Cortana, won't work. Some win7 features won't be there, as games and Classic them.

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