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Finally...Resolved My Windows Update Problems

Q: Finally...Resolved My Windows Update Problems

After trying several variants of various atttempted solutions posted here...I hit upon one today that actually worked.  It may never work again...but, hopefully, I won't have this situation again.
My Win Update setting has been stuck on "Never" for weeks.  I had run every tool...SURT, reset updates, installed new Agent...ad nauseam.  The setting remained at "Never" and Windows Update would do it's endless check as long as I would permit it...with no results, of course.
Today I decide to take a different route.
I went to Services and changed actually stopped the Windows Update service.  Previously, it would never reflect "Stopped" but instead displayed "Stopping".  Today it reflected  a "stopped" status for the first time in weeks.  Not content with that, I decided to disable the WU service by changing the Service Status to "Disabled".
I then navigated to the Microsoft Update Catalog...did a search for "October rollups" and was greeted with screen displaying 21 items.  I selected two of the 21 and eventually wound up with two items being downloaded to my desktop.  One indicates that it's a rollup for 64-bit, while the other doesn't indicate either 32-bit or 64-bit...but they have the same KB number,   3185330.  2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7.
Remember...I had the Windows Update service disabled still.  I tried to run the 64-bit rollup...could not run because it needed Windows Update service to run.  So I went to Services and went back to the delayed start status and also started the service again.
I then tried again to run the 64-bit rollup...it ran flawlessly, installed, asked for reboot at conclusion.  I rebooted...went to Windows Update..."Never" was still reflected as my download choice (although I had tried to change it to the automatic download option.  I decided to change my download time to 1100 from 0900, since I still wasn't convinced all would work as it should.  After I changed to download time to 1100 (it was 1050 or so when I did this), all of a sudden my "Never" screen changed to "Always" and the screen reflected 11 items ready for download.
Since I had not seen this on this system in months...I was surprised and grateful...and I elected download all 11 of the currently pending items reflected.  Tne downloaded without a hitch...then I had to reboot.  When Windows settled down again ...all downloaded updates were configured, the one remaining item was reflected on my Win Update screen...and I just downloaded/installed it successfully.
I have not bothered to install the other rollup which I downloaded...either I don't need it or it's for 32-bit Win 7...either way, I have no more Win Update situation to vex me .

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A: Finally...Resolved My Windows Update Problems

Hello hamluis thought I would share this with you. Its always nice when we figure out a problem.  I always run into issues with users computers that search and search for updates just to eventually fail.  I have found (thanks to another member) that running the solution provided here works: Try these instructions which were found on another forum Windows 7 Forum (so credit goes to them for the fix) 1. Download these two updates(making sure to grab the 32bit or 64bit according to your OS):April 2015 servicing stack update (KB3020369)July 2016 update rollup (KB3172605)2. Disconnect your internet connection.3. Open Windows Update, select 'Change settings' and change it to "Never check for updates". Click 'OK' to exit out of Control Panel.4. Open the start menu and type services.msc in the search bar.5. Scroll down to the Windows Update service -> right click -> select Properties. Change startup type to 'manual' and stop the service. Click 'OK'.6. Reboot the PC.7. Install the April 2015 servicing stack update (KB3020369).8. Install the July 2016 update rollup (KB3172605).9. Reboot the PC again once installed.10. Go back into Services and change Windows Update service back to 'Automatic (delayed start)' and then restart the service.11. Reconnect your internet.12. Open Windows Update and select 'Check for updates but let me choose'. Click 'OK'.13. Check for updates and it should hopefully pick them up within 5 - 10 minutes (depending on your connection).14. Open Windows Update, select 'Change settings' and change it to "Install updates automatically (recommended)". Click 'OK' to exit out of Control Panel.

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I have dealt with an issue of windows being unable to perform updates, or being unable to update other software such as Adobe Reader, and Office was crashing.
This came about with an update back in May 2016.  I had turned off the computer while it was attempting to shut down.  For the past five months I've spent countless hours (more than I care to admit) and tried EVERYTHING that I came across online, and I do mean everything.
I was getting an error code of 80080005 and zero updates were shown in the windows update history.  The computer properties showed that Windows wasn't activated or valid and displayed no product ID.  The Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) also showed no activation and would only allow work to be performed for a few minutes before locking up.  Each time the computer was shut down it would hang when attempting to shutdown after this message "Preparing to configure Windows... Do not turn off your computer" and I would have to do a hard shutdown.
It was driving me mad, insane I tell you, but I kept researching for a solution, not wanting to do a fresh install.
I finally found a solution here on this site, and whomever created this tool is a God.
I can finally delete about 100 bookmarks related to the issue and supposed fixes.
The only solution that worked, yesterday, was this:
Windows Repair (All In One) 3.9.11 Download
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Microsoft Finally Fixes Error 633 in Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 cumulative update KB4022716 earlier this week, and one of the most important changes that it brings is a bugfix for error 633.

If you?ve never experienced this error, the chances are that you have no idea what it does, though there are thousands or maybe more users out there who have been trying to deal with this since the release of the Windows 10 Creators Update.

In just a few words, this error impacts modems and dial-up connections, causing them not to work correctly, even though everything was just fine before the update to the Creators Update. We?ve also experienced the same bug on at least two Windows 10 laptops here at Softpedia, and finding a workaround was a really difficult job, especially because the typical fixes made no difference.

So if you are also experiencing the same problem and want to have it fixed to continue using a dial-up connection in Windows 10 Creators Update, just download and install Windows 10 cumulative update KB4022716 and everything should return to normal.

The easiest workaround
The only workaround that we tried and which got the modem working on our PCs involved launching the Windows 10 Registry Editor (by typing regedit in the Start menu) and navigating to the following path:


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Microsoft has finally fixed the freezing issue in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Last month, we reported that many users were experiencing freezing issues on their PCs after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft later confirmed the issue, stating that it was impacting a "small number" of users, and posted workarounds until a fix could be made available.

The problem usually involved a system freeze after logging in, which rendered the device unresponsive. Microsoft stated that this occurred due to the apps and operating system being installed on separate drives. Now, after nearly one month, the company has announced that it has finally resolved the issue.

While the update on its original Microsoft Answers forum thread isn't quite as extensive, the company has clarified that the Windows Update which was released on August 31 contains a fix for the freezing issue. Microsoft also stated that users who uninstalled the Anniversary Update because of the problem can now revert to it using Windows Update Assistant, or by going to the Windows 10 download page and clicking on "Update Now".

With that being said, the company also mentioned that if you're still experiencing freezing issues even after installing the update, you should try the following methods:

Option 1: If you have a second administrator account on the PC that you can sign into, please do so and install the latest Windows 10 update, released on August 31st, 2016. After installin... Read more

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Current version: CWShredder v1.49.0
Fetching CWShredder update information...
Unable to retrieve CWShredder update information.

Whats this mean and how do I fix it?

A:[Resolved] CWShredder Update Problems

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HI, i have posted in the web and email forum but i have no answers yet. I have some problems with my computer that need sorting out. Firstly i cannot get updates from microsoft i recieve the error 'software update incomplete' i have tried the help pages but i still no luck, when i got rid of my active x controls so that microsoft would reinstall them, i am given the error that is included in my attachment.Secondly when i went to reinstall flash, which i deletded along with many other objects by using hjt i recieve the same error as the one i get from the microsorft site.Lastly i cannot access my emails via hotmail.com but i can downlopad them via outlook express, i get the error page cannot be displayed, This is how i know something is wrong with my computer.

I would really appreciate any help, tia ukboy

A:[Resolved] Internet troubles {update, ssl and authentication problems}

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Only took 3 months. I just waited for the update. Now I have to straighten out my PC again.

A:Finally got the anniversary update

Congratulations some (myself included) have had trouble upgrading.

I had a site with things to disable as far as privacy was concerned, that site isn't found anymore, here's another one, it's got some things http://www.howtogeek.com/221864/digg...vacy-settings/

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I have been helping a friend who got the blaster worm & we got that all cleaned up, now when I click on windows update, it gives me the error: windows update software did not update successfully. It gave me further instructions to find the V4 folder & delete, which we did except it would not delete the Iuhist.xml file, as it was being shared by another program or person.
She is running the winxp home version. Any suggestions as to why windows update will not run or why we cannot delete Iuhist.xml files. Thank you in advance.

A:[Resolved] windows update

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OK plain and simple here it is, and I hope that someone can help, recently I've received an update notification from 'Windows Critical Update Notification' and I can't go to the update page automatically. I was able to previously and now I get a message that the updates have to go through my network administrator, first of all I'm not on a network, secondly the only changes that I've made was that I reinstalled my ISP software and have also installed 'Norton internet security 2001' any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in Advance,


A:{RESOLVED}Windows Update

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Samsung has recently posted firmware update EXM03B6Q for the 850 Pro on the download site.
I was unable to update via Magician so downloaded the ISO and ran it from a USB drive.
I was one of the lucky ones who didn't update to EXM02B6Q in Feb of 2015 which was a total disaster.
The update worked without any problems and speeds have not changed at all.
There is also a PDF installation guide for those who like to read first.
Don't forget to image the SSD first just in case. I did not, however loose data but better safe than sorry.

Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD


A:Samsung SSD 850 Pro Firmware update finally available.

Luckily I was able to update via Magician awhile back. Thanks for the info though.

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Samsung has recently posted firmware update EXM03B6Q for the 850 Pro on the download site.
I was unable to update via Magician so downloaded the ISO and ran it from a USB drive.
I was one of the lucky ones who didn't update to EXM02B6Q in Feb of 2015 which was a total disaster.
The update worked without any problems and speeds have not changed at all.
There is also a PDF installation guide for those who like to read first.
Don't forget to image the SSD first just in case. I did not, however loose data but better safe than sorry.

Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD


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Hi all!

Ive been struggling for a few weeks now getting the SP1 update installed on my machine, but im now finally up and running and wanted to share what worked for in the hope it may help some others.

Ok so started off getting probably half a dozen different error codes when varying the install method, using a number of guides over the internet. The cbs file was looked at numerous times but yet I still couldnt nail the problem. So sod it i tried the Repair install, which took forever.... And you guessed it, SP1 STILL wouldnt install. I will list the reapir install link just incase somewhere deep in the glorious windows files it did infact help fix the problem in the long run but im not convinced.


1. Do a Repair Install, guide here. Repair Install
2. Download the STANDALONE SP1 file from Microsoft (windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe for 64-Bit) Save to desktop.
3. Goto Control Panel > Programs
4. Turn Windows Features On/Off
5. Remove tick from Internet Explorer 9/8, Click OK. May need restart here.
6. Head back to control panel, Programs and Features
7. Uninstall ANYTHING listed as Microsoft.NET Framework
8. Click Start, type msconfig in search bar.
9. Select the Boot menu and check Safe Mode, minimal is fine.
10. Click Apply, OK, then restart the PC.
11. Now in safe mode, uncheck the safe mode boot option in msconfig
12. Apply and OK again, BUT NO RESTART
13. Run the STANDALONE SP1 file you downloaded earlier let it do its stuff.

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A:SP1 Update Finally installed! Heres How..

I gave up trying to install SP1. Two weeks ago I decided to do a clean install, and I tried it again. Finally it worked, though it took a good long time to finish. The number of updates I had to install dropped from 60 to 28, so it was worth it.

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I go to Windows Update and search for updates and everything goes fine, then i click on Reivew and Install Updates, then click on Install. That brings me to the Accept policy thing so i click accept and then it says Preparing to download... and there's that download window, but it just sits there and nothing happens. One time i just let it sit there for 15 minutes and no errors or anything, so what should i do?

A:(Resolved) Windows Update not downloading

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I had 4 or 5 new security updates today. I think the first 2 were Internet explorer and the other 3 were for Windows. Adter install completed I had to reboot and did so.

I get the windows splash screen the the screen flickers and it boots again. I cannot get past the splash screen. I'm really puzzled because I can't boot from the CD either.

I scanned through about 3 pages of the latest threads to see if others were having this problem and couldn't find any relevant threads. My hardware setup is a little different from most I suppose . . .

2 hard drives - 1 for XP and 1 for Linux (FC 64bit)

My Boot loader (Grub) is on drive 2 (the Linux drive)

Since I'm getting the windows splash screen, I ASSUME my mbr of drive 1 (XP) must be OK . . . uh right? Why won't it boot from the CD?

It's possible that I have some hardware failure that just happened to coincide with the update . . . but that's rare enough that I suspect something else . . . Hmmm anyone have a similar experience today/yesterday with the latest updates?


A:[resolved]Windows won't boot after update . . .

You wouldn't happen to remember which update it was would you?

Either way, have you tried booting into safe mode? If you can boot into safe mode just uninstall the update, or you can run system restore to remove it.

Even easier, try going to the advanced boot options and chose "Last known good" configuration.


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I am unable to update XP, unless I download individual updates from the Microsoft website. When I try to use the automatic update, the website trys to install Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1, and then tells me that installation failed. I have googled this, and tried solutions posted on several other forums - to no avail.

A:(Resolved) Windows XP update problem

Hi there Salamander and welcome to TSF. Unfortunately, this is one of those problems for which there could be a mulitude of causes and there is no easy answer. You might try looking at this article from Microsoft and see if it helps. This page lists all the Microsoft articles related to the problem.

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Sorry if this has been asked a hundred times. I looked thru the last 4 pages for a post about it, and stopped looking.

It's a well known glitch. You go to check for updates or maybe you want to click on non-critical update option to view them as to whether you want them installed.

Immediately, a windows error. A dialogue box comes up saying windows explorer has stopped working.

I've tried about 5 or 6 suggestions. Some of these have worked for others, but for many others they have not. The issue remains for many.

A:Anyone finally figure out why Explorer crashes trying update and such?

Start with a file scan -

Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

At the Command prompt, type
and hit the Enter key.

You will be told that the drive is locked,
and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, and then reboot.
The CHKDSK will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!
After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) -

then run the SFC.

SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.
At the Command prompt, type
and hit the Enter key

Wait for the scan to finish - make a note of any error messages - and then reboot.
Copy the CBS.log file created to your desktop (you can't manipulate it directly) and then compress the copy and upload it to your SkyDrive (http://skydrive.live.com ) and post a link to it so that I can take a look.

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Tweaking com Windows repair tool was applied at a local service repair.
There is an irony to this since this tool has been referenced repeatedly in this forum. I gave up after multiple failed updates for this Oct.11/16 update and took the laptop to a service.
Basically the repair tool log listed that Windows Update, Windows Component Store were repaired. Windows Services and Windows Com unmarshalers were restored.
There are no errors in this Laptop Event Viewer now either and its a new Software Distribution Folder so history is gone.

The service tech downloaded this tweaking.com windows repair tool.zip and extracted it into the laptop downloads folder.
I will have to investigate if it is a portable app and able to be shifted to another location.
It isn't that this service tech is brilliant; its that he knows which best tool to use

A:Finally successful update kb 3194798 for .321 status


FINALLY got it to work for me following the footsteps of others who have gone down this path:

delete folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\XblGameSave delete registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Microsoft \XblGameSave Re-run the update

Tried all the other methods that were suggested by others and they did not work for me.

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My Windows Update is fixated on getting me to install "Security Update for Flash Player (KB923789)". Unfortunately, any time I try to do this it fails. I downloaded it manually from Microsoft and ran it, only get an error saying that my version of Macromedia Flash does not match the update I'm trying to install.

How do I get this fixed?

A:(Resolved) Strange Windows Update Woes.

You could try uninstalling the Flash Player using the Adobe uninstaller and reinstalling it.

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After updating Windows Media Player10 to Windows Media Player11, I am unable to run this program.

The update was prompted by the program and said had been successful however when I tried to launch the application I got an error message that set up had been unsuccessful due to internal errors.

I have tried to uninstall WMP with the intention of re installing it however no matter how hard I try it will not uninstall. I tried to re install WMP10 and now get the error message

Original Error Code

Original Error Message
General access denied error

Please help!

A:RESOLVED: Windows Media Player 11 update

Hi Zero616 Welcome to Tech Support Forum

Is your copy of Windows legit?

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I'd like to know if it's okay to delete the windows notification update file:


It's driving me crazy, and I would just like to get rid of it, if I can. Would I have to delete other files with it also?
Thanks, Yahoos

A:{RESOLVED}Is it ok to delete Windows Notification Update?

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Other than the problem I am going to describe I have had no other problems with my machine, IE10, FF19 or Opera12.14 and I would like to solve this or else I will have to perform a system restore. With this being a new update I have not found a match to my problem here or on the web.

The problem has to do with managing attachments here on SevenForums.

When I click on the browse button if I want to upload a screenshot or picture to a post I am making here on SevenForums the resulting Open File window only shows 6 of the 32 picture folders I have in my Pictures Library, 81% of the Folders are missing.All of my Documents are listed.
All of my Music is listed.
All of my Videos are listed.
But 26 folders in Libraries\Pictures are missing.
This behavior only occurs in IE10, whether or not it is in Enhanced Protection Mode.

In FF19 and Opera12.14 everything is there.All of my Documents are listed.
All of my Music is listed.
All of my Pictures are listed.
All of my Videos are listed.
I have gone through Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs to see if there were any changes to the IE settings, but IE looked okay.
I checked Properties\Securities for the four Libraries and they are the same.
I also went over the Tools\Internet Options\Advance Tab settings in IE10 and they look okay to.
Would it have to do with security, and the fact that Manage attachments opens a new window?

Any Ideas? I'm stumped.

A:I finally ran into a problem with Platform update KB2670838 and IE10

You might have to uninstall the update and see if there is a difference

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After Anniversary upgrade I couldn't manage to have an USB external device to be recognized (the Device management saw it as RAW) . But, after last nights new "Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176936)" and "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176934)" the USB driver problem was SOLVED at last!! Microsoft had a lot of complaints about non-recognition of external USB drives and fixed it..Next time it would be wise to check everything before presenting an upgrade to Windows 10..

(Windows version 1607 OS build 14393.82)

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Hi all, thought I would share my experience with the dreaded KB2919355 update that seems (from trawling the internet for solutions over the last several days) to be a pretty common problem that people are experiencing.

My 32-bit laptop attempted to install the update several times since 18/04/14 but failed each time. The error codes were almost as numerous as the clumps of hair I pulled out in exasperation. (In fact, the codes I received, in more or less random order, were as follows: 80246007, 80070005, 800F0902, 80073712, 80080008.)

I then tried various combinations of the following in the command line, running as an admin:

sfc /scannow
dism /online /cleanup-image /restoreHealth
dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

(And I guess it's best to do them in that order, although the mods might be able to clarify if that's not the case.)

The first command returned the following message:

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.

The second returned something similar. A check of the CBS and DISM log files showed that some system files were corrupted. The pertinent part of the DISM log file is below:

(p) CSI Payload Corrupt x86_microsoft-windows-tabletpc-inputpanel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17031_none_a661cc9192f62cce\boxed-correct.avi
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A:Update KB2919355 finally successful after multiple fails

Quick update: "sfc /scannow" and "dism /online /cleanup-image /restoreHealth" are now showing no errors or corrupt files at all. This is very good news!

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I have a signature edition HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab29 which is 5 months old and since the beginning the display IGFX driver has been crashing. The issue happens on different  websites and occasionally when some software is running. I have updated all the drivers to the newest ones, updated Windows 10 and it's still crashing. When will HP find a solution to this problem and updated the display driver? thanks,Dan

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Is there any known way of downloading the windows update files to a file so they can be loaded without having to download them all over again?

cheers, dan

A:[Resolved] How to download windows update to deploy on a network

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I just completed recovering my system to a new hard drive. Everything appears to work correctly except for the automatic update feature from Microsoft. I can download anytime I want but when using the automatic download, the automaic download locks. I can go to the update site and do a check on what updates are needed and the system reports back correctly. I select what updates to download and hit start. After that the download does not start. From the system error logs, it appears the remote dowload process can not connect with the DCOM server. The only way out is to terminate the application.

I could manuallly download the updates from MS, but really would like to get the auto update feature working. Would a reinstall of SP2 or any other updates work. SFC did not correct anything. When trying to do a repair reinstall with a genuine XP SP2 disk, I keep geting files not found and a request to put in a SP2 disk. I can put the SP2 files on my harddrive to make them easier to find, but its a tedious process. Any suggestions. I even tried without the Windows firewall disabled, and with and without antivirus SW. I'm currently using AVG. Previous AV was Nortons AV 2005.


A:[resolved] Microsot/windows update locks my system

What brand of HD is it?
I'm asking becaqsue there may be a Mfg's HD tool available that can be used to zero-sum-fill the drive, and then reformat it.

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YOGA 920-13IKBSo many hours lost with this!!I write this post to help all of us sufering with this problem.Productive work in your YOGA for ou all :-)Function Keys option finally availablein BIOS UPDATE: 5NCN41WW         2018-09-12 You most DISABLE in BIOS option "HotKey Mode"It's wrongly writen. They call LEGACY to the stupid press FN+Fx.  Now it disapeared from the LENOVO VANTAGE SOFTWARE update were I was searching!!

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For some reason, my windows media player (V. 10) will not play any audio files. I am not sure when this happened but one day I went into the program to play some music from my Library, and poof, it said that the player could not play any of the files because it could not find the codecs. I also tried some different audio files and the same thing. It wont even play CDs! I have another media player but windows is just so much better. I tired to upgrade to Version 11 but it did the same thing. So I rolled backed to 10, and same result. If anyone could help I would be much obliged! Thanks for your time!

A:Windows Media Player Problems!!!!!(RESOLVED)

Are you updated completely from Microsoft?
Download the codecs directly from

What present firewall/anti virus/malware protection do you have installed?

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Hi. I'm new to this forum so bare with me. My problem is this. If I click on a link that opens the new page in teh same window I am using, It works fine. But if the link i click opens a new window - it has a transparent background and doesn't load anything.

I have noticed that when i move the mouse over the link, it doesn't give a URL, but says "javascript:" followed by some more text. Anyone have any ideas what is wrong and what I should do? I don't remember experiencing this happening with IE 5.5 - my 5.5 came with AOL, and our version 6 is what we got - we switched our ISP to Road Runner, but still have AOL.

Any ideas? help?

A:[Resolved] problems with opening new IE windows and or Java

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I'm Having a problem with my Videocard, it works great playing Soldier of Fortune2 and Jedi Knight2 under Windows XP Pro, but i tried to play Max Payne and i receive an error message saying that i needed a directx 8 compatible card to play the game, in the nvidia's page, it says the the card is directx 8 compatible.

Anyone having a problem like this?

Any solution?

A:{RESOLVED}Problems with my nvidia geforce4 mx440 in Windows XP

HI Franckx

Welcome to TSG!

I found this info on the Max Payne support page:

Common Graphics Card Problems

If you get an error message saying "Max Payne requires a DirectX 8 compatible graphics card",
but you have a supported 3D accelerator, latest drivers and DirectX 8 installed, check that your Direct3D works in other games,
or by using "DXDiag" application that comes with your system (Run->dxdiag; select Display tab, click on "Test Direct3D". You should get a "Direct3D test results: All tests were successful." message).
If Direct3D does not work, there is something wrong in your system configuration. We recommend you reinstall latest DirectX and graphics card drivers and try again. If you still can't start Max Payne, make sure your desktop is in 16-bit color mode.


Unfortunately, your video card is not listed as being supported, but it should work, since yours is newer than the ones they list.

So I would go ahead with what they suggest and update the drivers for the card, and you might want to go ahead and get DirectX 9 while you're at it.

(I'm assuming your system meets the games specs to play?)

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Right then here goes.

We use NT Server 4.0, MS Exchange 5.0 on the server and Office 97 and NT 4.0 on the clients.

One of our workers sent 30 or so emails at the same time and they all got stuck in the outward bound queue. Upon looking at the event viewer I noticed that there was an error saying that a connection could not be made with aol.com which was the destination of one of the emails.

This all resulted in our outward bound email getting stuck. When this happened before British Telecom (line provider and ISP) told us to stop and start the Internet Mail Service in Services.

This worked on 2 occasions so I did it again and now after a lenghty wait I get an error message saying Error 2140 Internet Mail Service could not start on server name, An internal windows NT error has occured.

NOw we cannot start the service agin and have no outgoing email!!!

Help please!


A:{Resolved} - Internal Windows NT Error because of British Telecom problems

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This is my first post - and I feel like a young kid on stage at his first Christmas carol concert (aaah!) so your kind indulgence would be much appreciated )))
First, thanks very much (Tech guys and gals) for being here for we poor souls lost in computer hell ;-) : your help restores one's faith in human nature and your kind help would be very much appreciated!
O/S = XP SP2
Comodo, Firewall, Antivirus, Anti-spam and Verification-Engine.
D:/ (the recovery partition containing the programs and drivers) is supposed to be protected by PC Angel (no help there):
Comodo AntiVirus says it's infected!
Gateway, (no help there either), merely "recommended" that this partition be copied: they didn't say that a copy was "essential" to recovery from the hard drive - hence, I forgot to copy, so I can't wipe and recover.
First, over time, the m/c started to slow, then hang (wouldn't shut down) (Dchp error(s) 1513???) and finally became infected (according to Comodo AV). Aside: how a virus (or rootkit(?) or both) got past Comodo I don't know.
On the hanging issue (something to do with file handles(?)), I found a prog (Microsoft/Gordon/Uchp(?)) but never ran it: scared I guess - and the infection issue subsequently became the main issue.
I would like to wipe the HD, (DBAN?), and start over - but as explained above - that doesn't appear possible, therefore I suppose it's necessary to attempt a c... Read more

A:Gateway MX6930 Laptop with slowing, hanging and (finally) infection problems.

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Windows Update cannot crrently check for updates, becouse the service is not running.You may need to restart your computer.
That the problem i have with my windows udate in services.msc i dont have Windows Update folder file or whatever, when i bought my computer i remeber that i asked not to enable windows update and he disabled it. Now when i need it so much becouse my net framework not instaling and others programs bugging like hell i cant enable it. I searched a lot of forums and didnt found anything. So please if you could help me it would be nice .

A:Windows Update problems(Windows Update cannot crrently check for...)

Welcome to the forum.

Do a sfc scannow and reboot when prompted to:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also do what the link below says you:
What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

Post back for further suggestions.

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Like many others I was not to excited about the new windows 8. I particularly did not like the boot to the start screen and getting to some of the features that I was familiar with. Over the years having gone thru all the different operating systems ending up with Windows 7 Pro I was a happy camper.

A few weeks ago I bought a new HP desktop that was on sale but only came with Windows 7 Pro. Two weeks after receiving the new desktop I decided to take the plunge. I bought a new hard drive and installed windows 8, keeping the old drive just in case I wanted to go back. Initially, I was not to happy but I kept at it and was becoming familiar with the new system, but I kept going for the old start button. I even tried some third party software that gave me back the familiar desktop. My real acceptance of the new windows 8 came when I installed the 8.1upgrade. The new system in general seems to be very fast and has some new features that work very well with my old software. With a right click on the new windows button on the taskbar many of the programs that I use are back and the system boots up to the old desktop. So I am once again a happy camper. I should say that I have spent MANY hours over the last 10 days or so getting into the system and several times I thought about going back

Just thought I would pass on my thoughts.

A:I finally gave in to Windows 8.1

Good for you, it shows intelligence over stubbornness. Maybe you can post ways you overcome changes, it may help others new to win 8, 8.1.
P.S. Do something about your "Space" button, seems it doesn't work every time.

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Hi there
while not totally 100% "Desktop friendly" It's certainly good enough for what I need - especially with Boot directly to desktop.

I've also been messing around with one of those Thin Ultrabooks with a touch screen -- Windows 8.1 is fine as well on this. Actually I'm beginning to come round to touch screens for LAPTOPS (no way would I want one on my large expensive LCD monitor !!!) in some cases such as using IE -- the Immersive (Metro) version of IE11 with Windows 8.1 is STREETS ahead of the rubbish that was in Windows 8 - it's actually usable now -- and the on screen keyboard really works --- If you are on a busy train surfing the net this way with a laptop is fine -- I don't have or want a tablet since I do a lot of other things too such as using Ms EXCEL or Powerpoint while travelling. Incidentally Touch is also great for REVIEWING presentations or making SMALL changes (but you can't beat a keyboard and mouse for general working with office products).

What I like also with the onscreen touch keyboard is that it's great to be able to change keyboards without physically having to plug one in -- I often want to use ISL keyboard --on screen is great. The Touch keyboard works decently too - was always a bit "laggy" with windows 8 and Touch.
I've added a "Custom toolbar" for programs which works almost as good as the old menu system whenever I need that feature - but I usually have my most used applications pinned either to the desktop ... Read more

A:Finally a Windows 8 (8.1) version I LIKE

Well Jimbo,

coming from you....who would have expected that.....
Touch screens will not be for me, i want a big screen and am not going to sit up with my arm streched all day.

Do not like laptops or tablets myself.


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Few months back I bought a new computer. At that time i installed windows 8 64 bit which i had a license for and upgraded to windows 10 64bit. Wish I could have just upgraded from windows 8 32 bit to 64 but that was not possible. I then reloaded some of my old apps. I also installed firefox which came in a beta version for 64bit. Nothing but problems, constantly freezing up. Getting non responsive errors. Two days ago i downloaded version 48 and wow what a difference. Working like a champ now. Hope i havent jinxed myself. Just wanted to share this. Never got a notice from firefox about the newer version.

A:Finally a fix for firefox on windows ten

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Microsoft today released a new update for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs, which finally removes the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app. The move comes almost two months after the free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on July 29.

KB3184143 "removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer that expired on July 29, 2016." It's not exactly clear what the "other software" is, but your PC will no longer be prepped for an expired free upgrade offer. You can find more information in Microsoft's article here.

If you're not familiar with GWX, it was one of the most despised pieces of software during the free upgrade period for anyone that wanted to stick with Windows 7 or 8.1. The app pulled every trick imaginable to get users to upgrade, including changing it so that closing it confirms the upgrade (rather than cancelling it), showing an alert icon and a countdown to July 29, and more.

According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, you can still grab a free upgrade if you want one. A Windows 7 or 8.1 key should work with a Windows 10 installation. Also, if you upgraded your PC before the free upgrade period ended and rolled back, your PC is licensed for Windows 10, so you can still upgrade for free.

Source: Microsoft via ZDNet

A:Microsoft is finally removing the 'Get Windows 10' app

So finally they listen or have just given up.

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If an inexpensive $300 Xbox game console could double as a Windows computer, would you use it that way? This summer, Xbox One owners will finally be given that option. Microsoft will turn the separate Windows 10 and Xbox One app stores into a single shared marketplace, the company confirmed at a developer conference Wednesday.

What that means: Users should be able to buy a piece of Windows software just once, and use it on an Xbox One game console in addition to desktop and laptop PCs. Xbox One owners will gain access to productivity apps and expanded social networking, not just games. The $300 Xbox One could become a cheap way to turn a TV into a Windows PC.

A:The Xbox is finally becoming a Windows PC. Do you care?

For me, I give this move a big I just recently bought one, so any improvements are welcomed. It already has the Edge Browser. And a somewhat limited Store. More Apps, especially if they are ones I already run on my PC, the better.

With the XBOX Glass App I can access my XBOX from my PC. It's like remote desktop. I can play my XBOX games on my PC through it. I haven't actually tried to do that yet. I haven't found a need to. Once the weather gets nice and I take my laptop out on my deck I can see trying it out. Or watching TV on my laptop streamed from my XBOX via One Guide. My cable box feeds through my XBOX to my TV.

One thing I really want to see is the option for local storage of my media files on the XBOX internal hard drive. I have to use a USB thumb drive etc to do it now. Or stream it from some other device over my network. I'd rather just play it right from the XBOX.

Anyway, the more PC like they make it the better, IMHO.

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To disable hovering in Windows 10:
Press Windows key + X key and click on "Control Panel".
Select "Ease of Access Center". (This is a deferent than "Ease of Access" in Settings!!)
Click on "Make the Mouse Easier to Use".
Under "Make it easier to manage window." Uncheck "Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse."
I turned off everything else in the mouse controls that I don't use!!
After shutting down and rebutting it is finally working!

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So if you read my other thread you would see I've been having problems with installing a fresh OS because my harddrive. When I began the clean installation process my hard drive started clicking periodically (which didn't happen till I started) I was able to partition around these bad sectors and get the OS installed. I am now sitting at a clean desktop with the computer running fine.

However, I know that these bad sectors will cause problems later and I'm wanting to know what I should do now. Is there anything I can do to kill these bad sectors and ensure my hard drive to stay proper? I realize that this shows my hard drive is going bad, but I feel if I can get this taken care of then I can keep the hard drive a while longer. What should I do?

A:Windows 7 finally installed. Bad sectors?

I am noticing slight hard drive activity when sitting at a clean desktop with nothing loading and nothing done on it since the clean install. I'm not sure if this is bad but I would like to do all I can to ensure the hard drive remains in operating condition for as long as possible. I intend to get a new computer soon. But I'm not sure when and would not like to buy a new hard drive for a computer I'll be replacing.

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For those of you who are not aware of it, Microsoft has announced that the final release of Service Pack 3 (5.1.2600.5512) will be available for download at the Microsoft Download Center site on April 29th.


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Hello there folks!

I have had this quite annoying problem for arround three weeks now. My PC crashes
Usually when playing games, but sometimes when I am just at the desktop
I have almost concluded that the problem is one of my graphicscards.

But today, after a fresh install I finally got a Minidump file and an error code in event viewer!
(After three weeks of atleast one crash a day it was about damn time)

Don't know if the crash is related to the problem I have had, but it could.

I have this from event viewer:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff8800169f47c, 0xfffff880009b09e8, 0xfffff880009b0220). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 091112-11481-01.

And also this:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_KINGSTON&PROD_DATATRAVELER_G2&REV _1.00#001D0F0CAA76A931A59D0230&0#.

I also uploaded the .dmp file

A:Windows 8 (And Windows 7) crashing for 3 weeks, finally got a BSOD

Can you upload the entire BSOD Posting Instructions files, these will help us analyze your crash.

same meaning and parameters as 0x07E
Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.

Install the newest Intel RST driver Version:
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology

How much free space do you have in your OS partition?

Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
Go to your BIOS and tell us what the CPU, RAM and the CPU integrated memory controller voltages are.

Run memtest86+ with all RAM cards installed for a full 7 passes, best to run overnight.
If you get any errors you can stop the test.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Drivers that need attention:
ctac32k.sys Wed Jul 02 16 2008 - Creative Audio Driver - out of... Read more

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15 years is a long time. XP, when it first came out, was awful. Eventually, when XP SP3 showed up in 2008, Microsoft finally got a good desktop again. That was a good thing because at about the same time, Microsoft released Vista, a truly awful desktop operating system. XP SP3 was clearly superior to Vista.Eventually even Steve Ballmer had to admit Vista was a flop, and he rushed Windows 7 into production. Thanks to Steven Sinofsky, the first release of Windows 7 in 2009 was much better than Vista. In particular, the combination of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 was outstanding.Then along came Windows 8. Ahem. Windows 8.0 was even worse than Vista, and that's saying something. Windows 8.1 fixed most, but not all of its problems. For example, Microsoft, after hemming and hawing, didn't give us back our beloved Start menu.So, as Windows 8 sales circled the drain, I didn't think much of Windows 10's chances. I was wrong. Microsoft, with new leadership at the helm in the person of new CEO Satya Nadella, is giving us a good first release.Windows 10: Finally a decent Windows first releaseSome good points are being exposed in this article and it represents what a lot of users thinks too.

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version 4.30.0305 finally works under W7. Downloads :: DAEMON-Tools.cc

A:Daemon Tools finally COMPATIBLE with Windows 7

thnxxx veryy muchh

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I have windows vista home premium and my windows installer was not working at all.So I posted my problem and many guys tried to help me but nothing was really worked(I followed all the suggestions).But finally I found the solution with the help of manual instructions of my PC.
I restored my system from the hard disk.So if you have the same problem,copy your files, follow the manual instructions of your PC "restoring the system from the hard disk" and that's it!!!

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Ok I was finally able to burn the 8.1 ISO to a DVD. However, when I went to do a "refresh" from the recovery screen it says no media available. I have been using Windows for a lot of years, and this has been the most frustrated I have ever been. How can I do a "Refresh" with the ISO mounted to a DVD ROM?

A:Recovery Related-Finally was able to burn Windows 8.1 ISO

Have looked at the reply in your other thread.

Any way to get a Windows 8.1 key ? Needed for restore

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