Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

why cant i uninstall an update? todays update is making my computer act unruly. i hate that. if its not important dont say it is

Q: why cant i uninstall an update? todays update is making my computer act unruly. i hate that. if its not important dont say it is

be truthful to the public. I have been reading a lot about people ditching windows and going to Linux. I wonder why. wow I used to love and trust windows. now I don't know anymore. you all have become something other than wonderful like I used to think.
too bad. maybe I should learn Linux too. windows is probably a habit lots of people will learn to break. scary. Be honest about your updates. ty.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: why cant i uninstall an update? todays update is making my computer act unruly. i hate that. if its not important dont say it is

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.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

When my computer installed today's update and rebooted it wouldn't load.

I rebooted it in safe mode and tried everything I know how to do.. In the end I did a System Restore to before the update and now it is running fine.

Has anyone else had this problem?

A:Problems with todays critical update..

Hello rid73, Welcome to the forum

Not to my knowledge no, has the update now successfully completed?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Windows 7 user. I have my Monitor and HDTV connected to my PC. I regularly switch back and forth between them for various reasons. When switching, I always change the default sound device to either the speakers option when using my monitor and CPU speakers, or to my Samsung TV when viewing on my HDTV.

Today while I was installing the new windows updates I was watching my TV with sound coming out just fine. When the updates finished installing I was prompted for the normal restart option. I closed my video player and selected to restart. After a few restarts done by the updates, my sound was disabled and the option to select my Samsung TV from the sound playback device menu was gone.

I have both show disabled and disconnected devices enabled in the menu. My pc tells me that the drivers for all devices are up to date The only options I have to select for the default device are the speakers, and 2 HDMI connections; SPDIF and HMDI.

I have checked my connections from the TV to my PC as well as the connections inside my case. Those are all fine. I still have video to my TV, but no Audio. I am unsure how to proceed next.

Help would be greatly appreciated

A:TV sound disappeared after todays update.

I would also like to add that I have gone into my DEvice Manager, uninstalled all of the audio chipsets that where diplayed (6 of them) and then restarter my PC and let them reinstall. This did not fix the issue. I can play sound from my PC speakers, but I get no option to select my TV as a default device still.

Also the connection is HDMI to HDMI

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

I have two computers in the house on 8.1. I noticed yesterday that on one computer, a certain update was listed as optional, while on the other computer it was listed as important (ftr it was update 3132080). This is not the first time I've noticed that an update is listed differently on the two computers. Anyone know why this is? There really isn't much difference in the setup between the two computers.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Here's another tricky one.
This important security update will not update. It is only 606Kb.
Microsoft says it is caused by a virus problem. I have Norton 360 installed. Norton say it is not a virus.
Microsoft say pay us $120 to fix it. I say I can't afford to pay that for something when I have no way of knowing exactly what the problem really is.
This has been going on since November 2014. All the other updates are installed immediately but not this one.

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86 (KB2968292)
Installation date: ‎9/‎04/‎2015 4:08 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 800B0100
Update type: Important
A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.
More information:
MS14-057: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: October 14, 2014

Just noticed this more recent one failed to update -
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB2884256)
Installation date: ‎16/‎03/‎2015 5:43 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: ... Read more

A:Vista Important Update will not update. Error details: Code 800B0100

That error is not caused by a virus, it is caused by a file corruption
The readiness tool can correct the problem in many situations
What is the System Update Readiness Tool? - Windows Help

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 75.2

Windows Vista SP1 (KB936330) update keeps coming back as important update after installing it several times. I look at updates history and it show the same update already installed several times. Service Pack 1 (KB936330). I don't see update for Service
Pack 2 though. Can someone advice please, I am not sure what to do. I'd appreciate an advice. Thank you

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

Hello
I have an Alienware 17 R3, nvidia 980m 8GB, Windows 10 64 bit
After the Windows 10 Update today I had several BSODS - Video TDR nvlddmkm.sys. This was the version installed from your homepage (10.18.13.5940) which causes the crashes. After several BSODs I was able to go back to the old version of the driver (10.18.13.5442) - now it works.
But is there an actual version existing which don't causes BSODs with the actual Windows 10 Update??
Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 73.6

Yet more weirdness from MS. An hour ago a warning popped up (action centre) reporting Defender was out of date. I haven't missed an update as can be seen. Why Defender itself reports the definitions as created on the 4th Aug I have no idea unless that was the last time they changed from MS. The latest update at the top of the list is from me manually updating just now.

A:Todays Defender update triggered an out of date warning.

Yeah, same here.

Happen three times to me today. Taskbar Notification on desktop saying virus definitions were out-of-date , then when I viewed the notification, Defender was downloading the definitions itself, instead of them just coming through Windows Update.

No idea why.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

At the first time I bought my P52. It comes with no problem.But after I update it, it has many problem such as 3 times boot, IM software can't found and etc.Then I found the solution from this community (thank you so much) and my loved P52 come back again.Now everything has no problem. so when lenovo or Microsoft releases any update. I am very hesitant to update my P52 and also not sure I'll miss any important update or not. >< How about you guys? 

A:I am very hesitant to update my P52 and also not sure I'll miss any important update or not. ><

I'm still a subscriber to the theory "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Whether it's OS updates for my iPhone or software updates for my computers, I tend to wait. Been burned too many times. In fact, I'm a bit annoyed with Windows 10 in that you can't stop the updates. I rarely update my Windows 7 machines in that everything works just fine. I'll wait until an update has been in the wind for months before applying it just to make sure.
 
Security updates are pretty important. Driver updates, not so much unless you're experiencing an issue.  BIOS updates are almost always a good thing, but still worth investigating before applying. 
 
I hope this helps.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 72.8

Hello all

When executing Windows Update, I experienced that one important update is not automatically selected to download and install.


I like to understand why this is?

Also I like to understand if I should always install all important updates, even the ones not by default selected?

In this example, the not selected update refers to MS09-054 security update. Is this a manual installed security update?
Does it not apply to me?

Thanks a lot in advance!

zx81

A:Windows Update, important update not selected

Not all users experience the issue that this update resolves. MS is providing you the oportunity to use the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" logic.

I applied the update even though I have no evidence that I need it. Yet.

Some updates will adversely affect some users. Not applying updates may adversely affect you.

What can you do? My advice - apply all updates. Unless you have a good reason not to.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 71.6

I'M GETTING THIS MESSAGE WHEN I GO TO ONLY ONE WEBSITE....





 


 


An   issue prevented Internet Explorer from displaying the web page.    Click the button above to launch HP Network Check to automatically   diagnose and repair the issue.<o:p></o:p><u1:p></u1:p>
About HP Network Check


Can automatically detect, diagnose and repair   many common network issues

Integrated with Windows Network Diagnostics   Framework, so it runs both simultaneusly

Provides clear instructions to resolve issues   that cannot be fixed automatically

Shows key system and network information for   easier troubleshooting


WHEN I ALLOW DIAGNOSIS...NO ISSUE IS DETERMINED....INDICATES 'NO ISSUE FOUND WITH  CONNECTION.  HOW ONE OR TWO ISSUES WITH INTERNET WEBSITE (?)...
IT'S JUST AN EMPLOYMENT WEBSITE.....NOT COMPUTER SAAVY....NOT OFFENDED FOR A DUMBDOWN....THANK YOU

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 69.2

Hi guys,

I'm wondering why this security patch for a zero day flaw in IE 11 is not checked by default? Surely it should be.

A:KB2964358 Important update (but not that important)

Don't know why.
I usually manually check one or right click on one & hide it.
I hide all bing desktop updates.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

My parents have an Acer 5742 laptop with 2GB of RAM (Windows 7 Computer properties reports 1.7GB usable). Every day they complain that the computer is unusable for half an hour or more, usually when they first start it. 'Unusable' means that it's so bogged down that most programs won't start, not even Windows Explorer and it takes some time even to get Task Manager to start. Programs already started don't respond for 30 seconds or so to even a single click.

I've investigated the problem with Task Manager and Process Explorer and it's pretty clear that all the RAM is being used up (Task Manager reports 92-94% Physical Memory use). Process Explorer shows that the svchost.exe instance which has wuauclt.exe (Windows Update) as a sub-process is the culprit, with RAM usage for this svchost.exe being 750MB-1GB.

Is there anyway to stop Windows Update going crazy like this every day? Would creating a bigger swap file help?

A:Windows Update making computer unusuable - over 90% RAM usage

WU eats up RAM every time it searches for updates. I've set mine to never look for updates as I can do it manually every now and then. Folks should be pretty safe with MSE installed.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.8

Operating System:       Windows Vista Home Premium
Computer:                     Compaq Presario SR5079UK                                          2 gb RAM
Problem:  "Windows Update; Error Code 8000FFFF"   "Unable to uninstall update KB929777"
Solutions Tried:
Disable all Antivirus softwareTry running windows updates, and receive the error message "Error Code 8000FFFF"I have been advised to uninstall update KB929777, when trying to do this I receive a further error"An error occurred, not all of the updates were successfully uninstalled"
I have also tried the above whilst running Windows in safe mode and the same errors are received.
Also tried the following:
Disable all Antivirus softwareAt command prompt; Net Stop WuAuServRename "C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution"     to     "C:\Windows\sdold"Try installing download update "KB929777" - Unable to installAt command prompt; Net Start WuAuServTry running windows updates and, still receive the "Error Code 8000FFFF"
I have also tried the above in safe mode, however the service "WuAuServ" does not run in safe mode,tried installing the update "KB929777" and receive the error "Installer encountered an error: Ox8007043c. This service cannot be stared in Safe Mode"
I have also tried the following:Removing 1gb of RAM, Re-installing a previous ... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 68.4

Hello, 
I've noticed broken fonts in Dell Command Update on my Latitude E6440, so I can neither update software or drivers nor uninstall command update. 

Could anyone help me resolve this issue? 
Additionaly, I have WiDi issues, but I'd like to resolve them by driver update. Unfortunately, I can't update anything using provided utility due to broken GUI.

A:Can't update, repair or uninstall Dell Command Update on Windows 10

victor.istomin,Thank you for notifying us about this issue. I have sent an email to the drivers team to resolve the page. For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-Jesse L and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your Dell Order number.You would click my name in blue, then on the next page in the upper right corner, click the words "send private message"

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 67.2

When I try to uninstall the program I get told it was unsuccessful, and when I do it manually It tells me to deactivate this program which I cannot figure out how to do. I have tried contacting HP for help and have been unsuccessful

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

Hi all,
I have a HP pavilion dv3 and I have upgraded to and downgraded from windows 10 a couple of times now because of this problem.

The problem is that windows update makes an automatic update and screws the bootup, which gives an error saying 0x0000.... Memory could not he written.

Last 2 times I restored the computer to an earlier time, but this time there is no resort point!! Now I'm stuck with the blue screen flashing where what should be the logon screen.

Can someone please help me spot and delete the update? Or undo it somehow? I really have lots of software on it and do not want it to be deleted, so can't resest PC.

What can I do? Is there a fix to this logonUi application error? Please let Me know as it I'd slowing down my work!!

(I think that according to what I've read on other sites, the problem is with switchable graphics, whose driver was probably updated. So any help? Can I install another windows on top of this, uninstall update and then try booting?)

Thanks for reading through

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

I just reinstalled Windows XP Pro. I'm unable to get Windows Update to work. If I click on it, a new blank white page is
opened, and that's it. I'm not getting an error message, because I'm unable to even get that far. I've tried it with Firefox,
and IE7, which I will soon update to IE8. Nothing in the device manager has a yellow exclamation point or question mark.
I also tried Microsoft Fixit for Windows updates, but to no avail. Please help.
 

A:Why does Windows Update hate me?

What are you seeing in the Event Viewer?
 
Start> right click on My Computer> Manage> Event Viewer.
 
How are you connecting to the internet?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 66.4

Hi,

I have a Windows 7 x64 machine that is permanently stuck trying to install the same update.
I have followed various posts off of MS websites to rename SoftareDistribution etc. but none have helped.
HAve tried
1. Boot intoClean Boot Mode and try updating again.
2. Run the Microsoft Fixit and see how it works.
  

   
How do I reset Windows Update components?

3. Try System Update Readiness tool by referring toWhat is the System Update Readiness Tool?.
4. Run
System File Checker tool and see how it works.

The WindowsUpdateClient log posts the error 0x80070bc9

CBS log has the following:
2012-09-22 15:09:44, Info                  CBS    Session: 30251211_3937697323 initialized by client WindowsUpdateAgent.
2012-09-22 15:10:49, Info                  CBS    Session: 30251212_293967167 initialized by client WindowsUpdateAgent.
2012-09-22 15:10:49, Info                  CBS    Appl: detect Parent, Package: WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.6.7600.256, Parent: Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6000.16386,
Disposition = Detect, VersionComp: EQ, ServiceComp: GE, BuildComp: GE, Distribut... Read more

A:Windows Update loops with a "Restart your computer to install important updates"

Thanks Alex
I had already tried the steps in the post you linked.
In the end I have had to reinstall Windows 7 over the top (keeping all settings) and this has fixed the issue with Windows Updates.
It is frustrating that I could not find a solution as I do not like glossing over the issues without first finding a solution but unfortunately it was not my pc and time was against me.
Thanks for all the replies.
Simon

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

Just a little vent, short and sweet. I`ve used Firefox since it came out years ago, and never once disliked it. This afternoon, I let Firefox update, I absolutely hate it now. After spending some time just trying to understand how to use it/interface, I went straight to add/remove programs and removed it from my system.
 

A:Let Firefox update, absolutely hate it

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.8

Hello there,

When AVG attempts to update the anti-virus data base a prompt just comes up that says "Update was unsuccessful." So my data base is very outdated.

I tried to uninstall in the hopes of reinstalling but it won't let me uninstall either. It just says that uninstall failed and that 1 error has occured. I clicked for details and it read "Error: Unistallation is not possible. Product is not installed" but clearly it is installed.

Also my computer is running extremely slow lately. I have no clue why.

Hopefully someone can help me out. Thank You in advance.
 

A:Solved: Can't Update or Uninstall AVG Anti-Virus. Computer running slow.

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 64.4

Microsoft Releases Servicing Stack Updates for All Windows 10 Versions
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...ng-stack-updates-for-all-windows-10-versions/



Microsoft released quality improvements to the servicing stack for all Windows 10 versions, the component designed to allow users to receive and install Windows updates.

Microsoft states that this critical servicing stack update "addressed an issue in which adding vulnerable boot level components to the Secure Boot disallow list (dbx) may cause the system not to start."

All Windows 10 customers are advised to first update the Windows 10 servicing stack to the latest version before trying to install the KB4515384 and the KB4512578 cumulative updates. Click to expand...





Microsoft states in the servicing stack support document that:
Servicing stack updates improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the latest quality updates and feature updates. If you don't install the latest servicing stack update, there's a risk that your device can't be updated with the latest Microsoft security fixes. Click to expand...


 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

An important windows update keeps popping up in system tray as stated in title. Is there a way to eliminate this crap from Windows update. I really don't think it is important. Can one delete this thing so it does not pop up in system tray as an important update?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

Windows Update has often put my system in some interesting situations, and I truly never want to update ever again. I recently reinstalled my system and the last time I did updates, my system prompted me to restart and was instead left hanging on the "shutting down" message for an hour, forcing me to shut it down improperly.

Truth is, I don't use any Microsoft apps except Windows Explorer.. and I only browse sites that I know are generally safe. Instead of using Internet Explorer I use Firefox with NoScript, Ghostery, WOT, Adblock Plus, and I've even updated the main plugins (Java, etc). I also have Malwarebytes and Norton as well.

I've also never understood the importance of driver updates either, my system seems to run the same with or without them. I'm even beginning to think that updating is causing my system to work harder in the background, rather than when it was in factory condition.. but is this true? So many questions...

A:Is Windows Update important?

You have some good anti-malware software and keep Java updated, yet you fail to see the significance of keeping the operating system updated........??????

Fact : your system is more secure and runs better if the OS is updated.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

Hey

Sorry if this sounds like a really amateur question, but on some websites I see links to update your drivers via a download, and since you're not installing any new hardware, what's the significance of downloading something onto one of your drivers? How does your computer run better after updating? When do you know to replace the driver you have with a new one?

Sophie

 

A:How important is it to update your drivers?

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

Hello everyone,

I have an problem with my Windows 7 Professional 64 bit system. My problem is similar to this thread but since it's old and one poster mentioned "do not necro-post" I decided to make a new thread.

OK, so I have a problem. When prompt to install an important update, I want to know what I am installing. So I click onto details. This image pops up.
. This problem occurs on other system also but I have rule out the Internet as an issue. I have tried with mobile broadband, direct connection to the modem, tethering with my iPhone (I got it when I worked for Apple sex months) and my Android (sorry, no Windows phone yet, they are too expensive considering my needs)

I am running a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system on a home-built system that has this specification.
Motherboard:
ASRock G41M-GS3
CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB Cache 1 860 MHz X2 FSB @ 1066 MHz
RAM:
8 GB DDR2
GPU:
AMD Radeon HD 5450 or 6350 (the box says 5450 and the AMD update says 6350)

Any thoughts on troubleshooting?

Kind regards
Winky7

A:Can not see details about important update

It's seems my picture did not work that well from SkyDrive. Here is a link from my Dropbox instead.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rva168sqfk...dowsUpdate.png

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

Hello,
I'am downloading very important files but I'm afraid that my computer might switch off because windows update gave me a notice that the computer will switch off after an update and the maximum amount of time you can postpone the computer to switch off is 4 hours (That's what I done). I will not be able to use the computer for more than 4 hours.
So this is what I did>> I think I turned windows update off by choosing the option of 'Never check for update (not recommended).

Now the question is> Will my computer switch off within 4 hours after I leave it?
If it will, then how can I make it not switch off.

PLEASE NOTE: The download is NOT resumable.
EDIT: I'm using Windows 7.

Thank you for reading.

A:[IMPORTANT] Windows Update

In my experience if you are still using the computer at the end of that 4 hours it will give you another warning and you will be able to postpone it again for another 4 hours. Then repeat process until the download is done. I am not sure if turning updates off will have stopped the countdown.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

Hi everyone, I have been having problems installing the kb976932 update for weeks now. I feel like I tried everything. Im about ready to take a sledge hammer to this thing!

My main question, is this really that important?

I am mainly trying to install a printer to my computer which is unsuccessful and one of the troubleshooting suggestion by the printer manufacturer is to make sure the Windows updates are installed. Idk if this could be the problem or not.

A:Is the kb976932 update really that important?

This is Service Pack 1, so it very well could be the answer. I'm not saying that it is because I can't know.

Here's an official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Source: Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

The official Microsoft website for Service Pack 1 has a link to download Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) from Official Microsoft Download Center

You'll see a big list of files to download. Here's some text that explains what each one is for:



   Information
7601.17514.101119-1850_Update_Sp_Wave1-GRMSP1.1_DVD.iso - This DVD image contains standalone update for all architectures.
windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 32-bit machine running Windows 7.
windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to a 64-bit machine running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
windows6.1-KB976932-IA64.exe - This application installs Sp1 to an Itanium 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.X86CHK.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (checked) for 32-bit machines.
Windows_Win7SP1.7601.17514.101119-1850.AMD64FRE.Symbols.msi - Standalone debugging symbols (free) for 64-bit machines... Read more

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

Cannot do important Widows Update- Code 80004005

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

I have Secunia on my Acer Windows 8 laptop. According to latest scan today it's telling me I need an update for Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 4.x That I don't understand since I've updated the laptop every time updates have been offered unless Microsoft failed to send it. (However, I haven't undated to Windows 8.1 yet -- I always hang back on that kind of major update to see what happens with everybody else.) I might be savy about a heck of a lot of things to do with computers but I don't know anything about that particular program. I started to read some stuff on it on the net, however, there's so much disagreement on it I gave up trying to figure out what to do. I hope I can get some good advice on that issue here. HELP!

A:Might Be Missing An Update That Could Be Important

Microsoft only publishes new updates for Windows on Tuesdays at 3am but unless if you don't install those updates those updates will be offered to you later if you choose to do so manually. Windows by default installs security important updates by automatically. To see if that update was installed go to the control panel select "Windows Update" then select "View Update History" Windows is great at managing updates on it's own you can also select not to automatically install Windows updates, and choose which ones to update and install. There is no need for 3rd party software to do this for you.

How To Change Windows Update Settings in Windows 8 & 8.1

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 63.6

hi
today i did check for new update
and the windows 8.1 updater found an important update
western digital techologies-other hardware-wd ses device

but i haven't western digital hard drivers ..it'a laptop with a ssd installed

did you notice such upate?


thanks

A:wd ses device in the important update

I didn't get one. Did you install the SSD or did it come with your PC? If you installed it, it could be that the drivers from your old(possibly a WD?) and any registry keys are picked up by Windows update. I've noticed with Ccleaner, it shows a program that is already uninstalled sometimes in Cleaner Applications tab. I then have to go into the registry and do a recursive search for left over keys so it will stop showing up.
Or are you using an USB HDD?

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

So far so good setting up new desktop. Should I update the bios? Does Windows 10 automatically update the drivers? 

A:How important is it to update the bios? Does Windo...

I don't know which machine you have, but in general Windows updates drivers and not a BIOS. You should update your BIOS if you are exibiting any of the symptoms that the update addresses.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hi there. Please see the attached. I have been unable to instlal this Windows Security Update for some time. My computer always shows that it is available install when I want to shut down my computer, but no such luck.
I don't know why it wont let me. I don't even know if I have Office Power Point.
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks.
 

A:Cannot Install 'Important' Security Update

I have no idea what may be causing your problem, but you could try getting the update from the Windows Catalog site and see what happens; http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323166/en-us

If this works, you will be able to download an .exe file which you just doubleclick on to install. Be sure to read the instructions before using this method.

Alternatively, you could check your Add/Remove list first, just in case the update is already there, or you could run the Secunia Online Inspector, which will confirm whether or not the patch is missing. You will need an up to date version of Sun Java before the Inspector will run; http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Good morning,

Several weeks ago I received an update for Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5. Unfortunately when WinPatrol asked permission to accept these new updates, I mistakenly clicked no.

I have looked for ways to undo my mistake: I checked my list of installed updates and found 2 Hotfixes for .Net Framework 3.5, KB953595 and KB958484. Also the Firefox addons window shows a new addition: .Net Framework Assistant 1.0. I have searched for the appropriate updates on the Microsoft Update website, but only became lost and confused.

I believe these .Net Framework updates are important for my computer and should be reinstalled correctly. However, I do not know which updates to uninstall nor the correct .Net update to reinstall.

Will someone please advise?

Thank you,

Vaesther
 

A:Need to Find and Reinstall An Important Update

Check this out and see if it offers what you meed.
http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/netframework.html
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hello,

Yesterday my laptop had an update for me, so I attempted to install it. However, when it was done I was told that the installation failed. I restarted the computer and attempted to install it again, but it still failed. I looked into more detail on what I was installing, which was Microsoft .NET Framework 4 KB2468871, and went to the site it was based on and attempted to install it from there. When the setup came up however, I recieved this message:

"KB2468871v2 does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your computer."

I'm not entirely sure what this means, and since this is apparently an important update for my laptop, I ask if there is a way I can solve the problem (also it's getting irritating to have my laptop keep on reminding me to update something that fails to update).

Thank you.

P.S. I don't know if this helps, but my laptop has Norton 360.

A:Important Update for Windows 7 keeps failing

Norton may be blocking it, especially seeing this "KB2468871v2 does not apply, or is blocked by another condition on your computer."


Read this KB2468871 System Update Install Error&#33; &#40;error 643&#41; - Microsoft Answers

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

When Windows 8.1 pro starts up a message saying Windows Update. Important updates are available Go to PC, it stays very briefly.

Checking Windows updates it says no updates so I checked for updates and it found none, I have Windows update to Install update automatically.

Has any one else had this message or know what the cause is?

Walter

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

My PC has told me that there's an important Windows 7 update to install, but whenever I try, I'm told that the installation has failed.

Attached is the pop up I get with the details of the failure.

Any ideas how I can remedy the error? Thanks.

A:Can't install Important Windows Update

Hi try running sfc /scannow How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

This is for you early users of Win 8; http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2755801

The vulnerability is 'known to be under active attack' so, if you haven't already got this via automatic update, you need to get it now.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

should  I update the bios cause the system is already running perfectly 

A:how important is the bio update f23.ap1 softpaq no sp785**

My thoughts on updating BIOS is that it is not needed if the machine is running well. There is always a risk involved in flashing BIOS and if the  benefits do not out weigh the risk....

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB911567)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...BC-6FA1-405A-933E-FB422A4E8096&displaylang=en (Download webpage)

Brief Description
A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Outlook Express and gain control over it.

This rollup was re-released on Apr 26, 2006

Refer to Security Bulletin MS06-016 here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS06-016.mspx

Refer to Knowledge Base (KB) article KB911567 here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=911567

Note: the original rollup was originally released on Apr 11th, but had problems hence the new rollup was released on Apr 26, 2006.

-- Tom
 

A:Microsoft Update MS06-016 - Important!

Tom,
I'll stick this for a few days. Do you want it locked?
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hello Forum,

One of my Windows updates (one of nine) failed earlier, but when I opened up my Update window again to see if I could retry, it doesn't give you the option to do it (first time in five years with this computer it has happened - ALL my updates have been successful). It shows the failed update in the Update History, but does not give you the option to install it again. How can I try to install that update again even though I can't locate the option to do it? Thank you.

A:One Important Windows Update Failed

There is usually a download from Microsoft's website.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hi Win 8/64 bit ... how necessary is this update? i get notices but choose what i install - thanks in advance"
KB3095108 Updated APN database entry for Transatel (France, Worldwide) network for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Anyone else receive this as an important update and had problems with it as well? I just hid it for now. KB3000850 Thanks!

A:KB3000850 important update failed?

It is known to have problems so I have still not installed it yet.
Some had no problems but others did.
I am going to save an image of my laptop then try, when I have the time.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

I know this isn't the 'Email' section. However, more people watch this section so I'm posting here. I started to experience 'Mail' problems in my new, (Jan.), notebook with Win8. The emails I sent were going into the Outbox folder & remaining there. I figured out how to delete them by turning off the Wi-Fi connection. But then someone in the forum told me about updating my apps. I hadn't physically updated any apps since I bought the notebook. Suffice to say after the 'Mail' app had been updated everything started to work ok plus new features which made it easier to operate. So important to update all your apps!!!!

A:Important to update 'MAIL' app & other apps.

Hello Robin,

Yes indeed. It's important to keep one's Store apps in Windows 8 updated to keep them patched with the latest bug and security fixes. As you discovered, they may even stop working properly if not kept updated.

Apps - Update in Windows 8

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

I am having difficulty installing Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 for Windows 7 x64-based Systems (KB2901983)

Download size: 52.4 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Recommended

The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 is a highly compatible, in-place update to the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1. By using the .NET Framework 4.5.2 together with the C# or Visual Basic programming languages, you can write Windows Store apps. The .NET Framework
4.5.2 delivers better performance, reliability, and security than previous versions. After you install this update, you may have to restart your computer.

More information: 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2901983

Help and Support: 
http://support.microsoft.com

A:Unable to install important update

Hi,
Is there any error message when this update installed failed? Is this failure occurs after system restart? Please try to boot into Safe Mode to install the update for test.Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 62.8

Hi, I was looking through my update history and I noticed this:
 
I no longer get the option to download or install it even when I do a manual check for updates.  How can I go about fixing this?
 
On the other hand, how important is this really?  I have Avast! as my antivirus, is Windows Defender that critical to keep updated?
 
Thanks.
 
---
 
Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.201.1777.0)
Installation date: ‎7/‎14/‎2015 4:19 PM
Installation status: Canceled
Error details: Code 8024000B
Update type: Important
Install this update to revise the definition files that are used to detect viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.
More information:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/about/overview.mspx
Help and Support:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=52661
 

A:Important Update says it was cancelled, how do I download it?

Hi windows8newb Even if avast! is your Antivirus, you can also use Windows Defender to scan your system, so it would be a good idea to keep it's definitions updated. Follow the instructions below please.System File Checker (SFC)Follow the instructions below to run a SFC scan on your system and to provide the CBS log in your next reply;On Windows Vista & 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, then enter cmd in the search box, right-click on the cmd icon and select Run as AdministratorOn Windows 8, drag your cursor in the bottom-left corner, and right-click on the metro menu preview, then select Command Prompt (Admin);On Windows 8.1, right click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Command Prompt (Admin);Enter the command below and press on Enter;sfc /scannowNote: There's a space between "sfc" and "/scannow";Once the scan is complete, enter the command below and press on Entercopy %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log "%userprofile%\Desktop\cbs.txt"A file called cbs.txt will have appeared on your Desktop. Upload the file on Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive and post the download URL for it here;Note: Please note that the CBS.log is volatile, which means that if you don't upload it after the SFC scan is completed, it won't contains the information from the scan anymore. So archive it and upload it as soon as you can.

Read other answers