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Hotkey not working after updates

Q: Hotkey not working after updates

Hi there

I'm a user of Gadwin Printscreen which I have been using for years, I have been using it all week normally i just start the program, hit PrtScn key and it brings up a dialogue allowing me to take snapshots but this time it didn't.

I have tried installing a later version the hotkey does not work on this either, so I put on an earlier image (made last week) I had and the hotkey worked fine, ran windows update, and it stopped working.

Is there any way I can check which program is using which hotkeys ?


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I have Windows 10 Home version 1607 build 14393.321 on top of my Lenovo Z51-70 80K6 laptop. Fn+F7 hotkey is supposed to turn flight mode on or off, but it doesn't. All other Fn-keys work as expected.I don't know what to do to make Fn+F7 toggle flight mode. I can provide more information if you need it. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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I must have set a windows system hotkey?

I have f/8 set as a photoshop hotkey...recently when I hit f/8 it caused a semi transparent deep blue screen with two large gear graphics in the center to pop up over my screen.

I cannot for the life of me figure out how I set that.

I do have a macro program, MacroExpress running, but it does not have any setting in it for f/8.

I thought it might have come from windows media player (I'm running version 11) but I cannot find any setting of f/8 in the WMP menus.

anyone have a guess how I set this? and how to turn it off?


Tom O'Connell

A:Phanton Hotkey working...

When you hit F8 in Photoshop, what have you set it up to do?

For the life of me, I couldn't imagine how you set that up. When did this start occuring (or at least, when did you first notice this)?

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I just bought HP 250 G5 with Windows 10.Hotkeys (Fn) don't work and I can't find any drivers that can fix this.What do I need to do to make them work? (So far I checked BIOS and they are enabled there) Thanks

A:HP 250 G5 hotkey not working (Windows 10)

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to install the HP System Event Utility from your notebook's support page. This package contains the HP System Event Utility, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, HP System Event Utility enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This package is provided for supported models running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp76001-76500/sp76383.exe

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Hello,I have Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8.1. All of hotkeys are working (sound, brightness,airplane mode) but hotkey F6 which is responsible for touchpad enabled/disabled not working. How to repair it? Kind regards

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Hello We have just started to put our own image on the Revolve 810 G2 laptop and after installing the hp hotkey drivers have noticed that some of the hotkeys are not working. The keys that are not working are: fn + F1fn + F2fn + F8fn + F9fn + F10 Is there other hp software/drivers that should be installed to make these work? Thanks

A:Revolve 810 G2 - hotkey's not working

NZnewbie Restart the System Push F10 for the BIOS Go to Advenced Menu / Device Coniguration / activate FN Key Switch Reboot  

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Hello,I have Lenovo Z500 with Windows 8.1. All of hotkeys are working (sound, brightness,airplane mode) but hotkey F6 which is responsible for touchpad enabled/disabled not working. How to repair it? Kind regards

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I have a g80 touch. My son was messing with it and got a blue screen from Windows. I can not gain access to the restore with out the blue screen reseting the computer. I have tried the one Key restore and it just loads back to the main screen after doing a chkdsk. I am out of warranty and I have had this computer worked on by Lenovo longer then I have had use of it. I am very disappointed in Lenovo for the way I was treated. All that aside, is there anything I can do to restore back to factory settings? I've tried everything I know to do. I am a former Dell technician and I am very familiar with computers but this Lenovo is just not doing anything. It's been replaced once and sent into the factory 7 times for repair and now they refuse to give me any help because it's out of warranty. It went down 1 day after the warranty expired. I am at a loss and thinking of just buying another from Dell. Please if anyone has an idea on how to get this junker to restore please let me know. 

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The airplane mode hotkey is not working in my Lenovo G50-80 laptop. I have contacted Lenovo and then the sent a guy came up with a new keyboard and after diagnose he finds no hardware fault. Then he checked all the drivers and all of them were updated and he said it is a fault of windows 10. please help, it will be appreciated.

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I have installed HP hotkey support on our new model of laptop (Probook 650G2). But it does not adjuct the brightnessvia the FN keys. We are using Windows 7 Enterprise. I have tried different versions of the hotkey support software but still wont work. The volume keys work fine. All the drivers are upto date with HP support assistant. 

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Other hotkeys work normally, both brightness up/down keys stopped working (did not update or make changes)

A:brightness hotkey stopped working

Hi,I don't know which processor/graphic is installed in your notebook.You can try downloading, save and install the appropriate graphic driver for your notebook:Intel:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_176908_1&swEnvOid=419...AMD:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7815290&swItemId=ob_177365_1&swEnvOid=419...Restart system.RegardsVisruth

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I have a Toshiba Satellite L25-S119 laptop, a coulpe of days ago my wireless lan would not turn on using the fn+f8 key combination. I checked the device settings and everything is working okay. I checked the bios and the LAN is enable. When I try to use the connection software it says the the wireless LAN is not turned on. (plus the light is not lite up) Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve or bypass this issue.


A:Wireless Lan switch not working with hotkey

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I have installed a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit onto a new machine.

Like my previous machine, I tried to change the input language from English to Korean with the right alt key.
It doesn't work. I've checked the keyboard with my laptop, right alt key changes the input language fine.

On my laptop (with working right alt key) in "Text Services and Input Languages" the default input language
is set to "Korean (Korea) - Microsoft IME." This is the only input language that has been set up.
I did the same with my new computer, but it doesn't work.

On my laptop when I hit the right alt key, the language would change as shown in the image above.

On my new computer when I hit right alt I hear the Windows exclamation sound and nothing happens.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Microsoft IME (Korean) Right Alt Hotkey not working.

Hiyya JJ mate try a sfc and chkdsk for starters mate could be just a minor glitch.



My right Alt brings up File!!

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Hi! I'm on Windows 7 Pro x64 on my Probook 640 G2. I recently installed Windows 7 (coming from 10) and installed all drivers from HP's driver site, now everytime i push a button. For example vol+/-, mute, screen brightness+/-, the Wifi button I always get the error "hpCaslNotification has stopped working" While the buttons do exactly what they are supposed to do. If I press for example vol- 10 times, I'll get 10 errors in a row all saying the same thing. Please help me out!!!Below I've pasted the extended error message: Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: hpCaslNotification.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 57ccde16
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.23572
Fault Module Timestamp: 57fd0696
Exception Code: e0434352
Exception Offset: 000000000001a06d
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1053
Additional Information 1: e374
Additional Information 2: e374b9907fdbd28466bef37946f4c19b
Additional Information 3: c259
Additional Information 4: c2599c4e3b147b23c37aae937c702771Thanks in advance!

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my brightness control hotkey is not working.i have windows 10 (64-bit) come with laptop.after some time hotkey for brightness stop working and i can not either chage brightness from display settings,brightness cann't change from any where else from laptop my battery drain fast.so please help to solve this problemprovide any link of latest driver.so it will be more helpfull

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my brightness control hotkey is not working.i have windows 10 (64-bit) come with laptop.after some time hotkey for brightness stop working and i can not either chage brightness from display settings,brightness cann't change from any where else from laptop my battery drain fast.so please help to solve this problemprovide any link of latest driver.so it will be more helpfull

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I shut down my laptops once every week; they're either in sleep mode or hybernating. My P50 is currenly running Windows 7 Pro with all the drivers installed. I have changed bios settings such that the function keys behave as function keys and only act as media keys (or whatever they're called) when pressed in combination with the Fn key. All hotkeys work as they are intended to.However, resuming from hybernation causes only the reduce brightness key (Fn + F5) to stop performing although all other hotkeys work as they should. Pressing the F5 key by itself works normally; its just the Fn + F5 combination that doesn't work.Anyone experiencing this ?

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Hey everyone, I have one or really two issues, but they may be connected. I bought the Yoga 900 3 months ago and yesterday I found out that the hotkey for disabling the touchpad worked only oneway meaning I pressed it and the touchpad would disable but I couldn't unlock it again no matter how often I pressed the key again (in combination with fn and also without). I needed to go to standby and then log in again for it to be re-enabled. I updated a hotkey driver, and afterwards when I disabled the touchpad with the hotkey it did still not work. So I went into standby and the whole laptop did not react to me pressing the standby/on switch on the right side for like 5 min. It just stayed off with a black screen. After a while it rebooted completely. Ever since then everything works fine except that the hotkey/f6 doesn't do anything now, not even disabling the touchpad. Can anyone help?

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Last night (about 23 hours ago) I made shortcuts of my most used programs to my desktop. I then designated hotkeys to each shortcut as well as making the shortcuts "Hidden".

Last night, the Hotkeys were working perfectly, but now as I turned on my computer the hotkeys don't seem to work anymore.

Any kind of help is very much appreciated

A:Hidden Desktop Shortcuts' Hotkey not working

Making shortcuts hidden does not disable key combinations that you assign to them.

Please check whether key combinations are still assigned.
You can use this free program RJL Software - Software - Utility - Shortcut Key Explorer - Download
to check all of them in one place.

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad E560. Above the number pad, there are four keys, a calculator, a lock, a sphere that means "internet", and a folder. Three of them (calculator, internet, folder) work, but the "lock screen" does nothing. I have tried:1. Installing "Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration" for Windows 10 off the Lenovo website2. Pressing the "Fn" key while pressing the lock screen key Neither of these things made it work. The key is not physically broken - if I press it in certain contexts (such as when the Desktop is showing) I get a Windows "ding" sound (the same way you get if you press any other key Windows doesn't recognize at the Desktop). For some reason the system just doesn't seem to know what to do with it, even with Lenovo Hotkey Features Integration installed. This is a brand-new install of Windows 10 on a laptop I just bought (used), so I cannot say whether or not the key worked in the past. I *can* lock Windows using the Windows key + L shortcut. Does anyone have any ideas how to get the "lock screen" key working?

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Hi Lenovo Team, I own Lenovo G50-70 and Use Original Windows, So My PC always get automatically updated to Latest Windows 10 and Driver update automtically as well. But In my Windows 10 Fall Creator Update, F7 aka Airplane mode Shortcut don't work. AFAIK I have all driver Installed and updated still It don't work. Right Now I am using Windows 10 Fall Creator 1709 update with Build Number 16299.309.


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I have re-installed, as a clean install, Win7 Pro 64 SP1, on a Lenovo T40.Every driver on the website had to be downloaded and installed.However, I cannot regain functionality on the 'Fn' blue keys, which turn the brightness /volume etc. up and down.Also windows update seems reluctant to find any updates......Is there a keyboard driver for this model?I had no such problem with my S200 model re-installation. Any help would be appreciated, thanks..

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Hi I just recently got a Y700 laptop( Model: 80NW0010US ). 15" Touchscreen versionJust recently the F5 Airplane Mode hot key has stopped working. It worked when I first received it a few days ago, and all of the other hotkeys are still working just fine. I should probably mention that the F5 key, itself, works. As I can still hit the F5 key and it will refresh the current web page. I can still turn airplane mode on/off through network settings, but I really want to fix the hotkey if possible. I've gone to Lenovo's support page and installed the following:-BIOS update-Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver-Battery Gauge-WLAN-Synaptics-Intel WLAN-Intel Management Engine Interface Driver-Intel Bluetooth-Intel Chipset-Lenovo Utility-Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI) Driver I have run the following programs(none of which show anything being infected/corrupted):-McAfee Antivirus-Malwarebytes-Command Prompt ( sfc and DISM ) None of the above helped in fixing the airplane mode hotkey. I will continue editing this post with drivers/fixes that I have tried. Thanks for looking and any help is much appreciated.

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A:Y700 Airplane Mode Hotkey not working

Synn wrote:Hi I just recently got a Y700 laptop( Model: 80NW0010US ). 15" Touchscreen versionJust recently the F5 Airplane Mode hot key has stopped working. It worked when I first received it a few days ago, and all of the other hotkeys are still working just fine. I can still turn airplane mode on/off through network settings, but I really want to fix the hotkey if possible. I've gone to Lenovo's support page and installed the following:-BIOS update-Energy_Manager_and_Flight_Mode_Driver-Battery Gauge-WLAN-Synaptics-Intel WLAN-Intel Management Engine Interface Driver-Intel Bluetooth-Intel Chipset-Lenovo Utility-Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI) Driver None of the above helped in fixing the airplane mode hotkey. I will continue edititg this post with drivers that I have tried. Thanks for looking and any help is much appreciated.Check your system for corruption or virus/spam/malware.

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I have a Lenovo Edge 2 (one of the Flex Series) that has been working great for the past 10 months.  I usually use the mouse and turn of the touchpad so I don't accidentally move the cursor while typing.  On this machine, the F6 key enables/disables the touchpad.NORMALLY:  a notification comes up briefly on the screen when F6 is pressed (either a diagram of the touchpad, or a diagram with a diagonal line across the touchpad); there is a "live" icon in the lower right hand tray of the display that indicates when the touchpad is disabled.PROBLEM:  Yesterday evening an automatic Windows 10 update occured, and the touchpad could no longer be disabled (the notification came up, but the touchpad worked even when the notifcation indicated that it should be disabled); also, the "live" icon was gone.  TEMPORARY FIX: I uninstalled the Windows 10 update, and resinstalled the Synaptics driver for the touchpad (from the Lenovo website), and everything is back to normal.  I have prevented automatic updates by making my internet connection "metered", but I work in many places, and use different networks, and don't want to have to keep all of them "metered".MY QUESTION:  Any ideas what this update is doing to mess up my touchpad, and how to fix it? (I would like to allow the updates)?

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I've got a laptop, sony fz21e, which did come with Vista installed.
Now that windows 7 has been around for a while, my friend has maanged to install it on the laptop, since it can use vista drivers.
Ive added uk extended keyboard to the standard list (which was uk keyboard and some other thingy I dont know). I also set default keyboard to extended.
Now if I want to do a letter with a circumflexy, i type ALTGR+ 6, let go of all keys, then press the required letter. this works.

But for some reason, tilde doesnt work (did in Vista). Normally, AltGr + # (tilde is on # key) followed by required letter. Tried using shift, just in case, but no joy.
Tilde works fine by itself (ie shift #)

OK Thanking you all for Any and all ideas

A:uk extended keyboard: hotkey for tilda's characters not working

When all else fails, all symbols have ASCII codes that can be looked up - then just use the alt key plus the numeric code for the symbol u want. Here is a link (but there are many)..... http://www.ascii-code.com/ hope this of help. I'm sure you can then setup a rarely used key as a hot key, I just can't remember how to do that - LOL.

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Any advice would be much appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite T130- 16w, Windows 7

Several months ago i deleted some of the factory bloatware on my laptop because of slowdown. Though i checked everything was unnecessary before deleting it, i think i might've made a mistake. Since then i've only used mobile internet. Today I came to turn the wireless on the function+F8 key no longer does anything. The little wireless/bluetooth menu does not appear. Wireless is currently off and I can't get it on.

Wireless is turned on in the BIOS. In the device manager it appears as working and enabled. The computer is in every way set up to use it, I just can't get the key to do anything so i can't turn it on. Weirdly, I can turn bluetooth on and off separately, just not wireless.

I've updated the driver for the wireless but the hotkey driver isn't anywhere on the site. I've tried searching it elsewhere but couldn't find it for windows 7. Can I use the XP one, or one from a different Toshiba model? The T130 section just returns no results.

Does it sound like the hotkey is the issue? Does anyone know where I'd find the driver? Is there any way to turn the wireless on without using the function key (there's no switch)? Like through windows? I've been trying to sort it out for 4 hours and gotten nowhere.

Thanks for reading.

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A:Satellite T130- 16w wireless hotkey stopped working


Win 7 requires the Toshiba VAP (value added package) installation to get the FN buttons working.
Visit the Toshiba EU driver page and there you can find the VAP for Win 7 64bit

If you need the VAP for Win 7 32bit, choose another notebook series and use the VAP released for another notebooks.
The VAP does not depend on notebook series.

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After fresh installing Windows 10, the Brightness hotkeys (Fn + F8/F9) do not work. I've tried installing Hoteky driver from the HP website but I got an error about missing .NET 3.51 framework. I was able to check that I actually have NET 4 so I'm not sure what I should do. Please help.

A:Brightness hotkey not working after freesh Windows 10 instal...

Hi: You install net framework 3.5 from the add programs menu in W10... Go to:  Control Panel>Programs>Turn Windows Features on or Off>Check the box to add Net Framework 3.5.

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I bought this laptop used with Vista on it and the LCD brightness control wont work. The Brihtness is set at default level which is tolerable but non the less i cannot adjust it brighter or less. I reinstalled Vista and installed XP media center edition and still cannot get the brightness to adjust. I have installed all of the toshiba drivers for this notebook including the recent ACPI bios and hotkey application. I am currently on XP MCE.
If anyone has any ideas to what could be wrong i would glady appreciate it. I have been at this for a few days now and no answers not even from the Toshiba site.


A:Brightness Control Hotkey No Working On Toshiba P105

I assume this is the "push the Fn button and another key" thingie? If so, check to ensure that the Fn key works by pressing it and one of the other functions to see if that works.

Then test the key that you use to adjust brightness - without using the Fn key. Does that key also perform it's designated function?

This'll let you determine if it's an error with the keyboard.

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Hi Lenovo! 1.hotkey setting not working after touchingIt was working but not after the XX installation of the new driver as follow:https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/olddownloads/ds029026 2.camera gesture application is not supported, and the voice ass3. Voice assitant is not available (no dragon assistant link).

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In normal mode, my Internet Explorer does not work. I try to open it but the pages never come in although I am sure I am connected. I also tried Firefox and that is not work either, with the same error as IE. Windows Live email does work and I am able to pull down email, but none of the browsers work.

Also, when I try to update Spybot, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes they fail, saying that updates cannot be downloaded. I was able to run and update in Safe mode with network to get the updates and run Spybot, Symantec Antivirus, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes, and Windows: safety.live.com, but no issues were found and the when I reboot in Normal mode, the same problem exists.

Next, I ran SDfix in safe mode and have attached in this note, but also, the same problems exist (see attached: Report.txt)

Finally, I have now run dds.scr this and am posting the results. (see DDS.txt below and attached: Attach.txt)

Any help you could provide on this would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Rick G.

DDS.txt output:
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by rickgoncalves at 18:49:28.51 on Wed 04/22/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.888 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Integrity Client Firewall *enabled*
FW: Symantec Client Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

A:Internet Explorer/Firefox not working, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes updates not working in Normal Mode

I have resolved my issue. Turns out it was a problem that has to do with my VPN and the firewall policy.

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my windows updates and my antivirus updates are not working.....

i also checked my proxy settings in internet options......

my latop is dell studio xps 16 and vista home premium sp1

my antivirus is bitdefender internet security 2009

plz help me

A:ms updates and antivirus updates not working

That is a symptom of conficker. Try scanning with the microsoft malicious software removal tool. It will check if you have it and remove it. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

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I hope I'm posting in the right forum.
I am on a network, this PC uses Windows XP Home and the other uses XP Pro. Ever since I reinstalled Windoze I can't connect to their site to download updates and so far have done it manually. I'm also getting 3 reg changes detected on start up even though I've disabled them on Spybot. Do you need any more info?

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Anti-Spyware\Ad-Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\AOL 9.0\aoltray.exe
C:\Program Files\BHODemon 2\BHODemon.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\backweb\4476822\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\F-Secure Anti-Virus\Common\FCH32.EXE... Read more

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when i try to do my updates (microsoft updates and windows up date) it will say updates were not installed. plz help

A:Updates Not Working

its been over a week and no replay. plz help.

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Hello! I have a Toshiba Satellite c55 series. Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Here is the deal, On my Toshiba update down-loader service it says to download my AMD updates which I have done several times and it shows it did not download. I downloaded a snipit of it so you can see it.

Can you help me with this issue?


A:AMD Updates are not working.

This is for my friends computer... Sorry I should have mentioned that. Thanks

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I have a Emachine W3503, Windows XP, Serive Pack 3. This computer had MANY viruses on it. I got them cleaned. Spybot, Super Antispyware and Malwarebytes all say I'm clean now.
The internet works fine and the whole computer seems to have no problems, but.....AVG 8 , will not update at all. I have turned off Zone Alarm and tried to update. I have uninstalled and reinstalled AVG 8 and that didn't help. I've looked at my settings in Zone Alarm and they all allow AVG to do what it wants. I looked to see if Windows firewall was on but when I tried to look, a pop-up said that :
"Windows cannot start the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Service."
I have another computer that will not update AVG 8 automatically, but does just fine manualy.
Another computer that I fixed 2 months ago, was updating AVG 8 automatically just fine then one day it just quit updating and now it won't update.
Is there something I'm doing wrong here....all of a sudden ? I want to keep using AVG products but this is gettin crazy !
Any and all help will be very much appreciated !!!!

A:AVG Updates not working

The problem turned out to Spybot Search and Destroy. After I removed it, AVG works just fine !!!!

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Trying to run updates (56 of them) and it says they are downloading and nothing has loaded after 24 hours. Cancelled and tried to run just one and it still does nothing.

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I've recently installed Windows 7 a few times, trying to solve this problem. On initial install all is fine, but after a while things stop working. ipconfig. ping, installing software, Manage computer, open attachents from outlook 2007 etc. all stop working after a while.

Any ideas? I have the latest updates installed and even tried stopping updates, it still happens. works great for a while and then certain functions stop. A few guys at work are having this problem and others not... ??


A:Working until it updates

Welcome to the forums.

What's your laptop model number?

Is this a clean install or and upgrade??

You say other people at work.. So this happens to Pc's on the network?

Or is it happening to you at home..

Ugh.. Details please.

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Hello TSF, I have been trying diligently to get my pc to download & install windows updates and to no avail, I have been unsuccessful. I have noticed that my updates have not been installed since early in December 2014 and although for the most part my pc appears to be running fairly well, but I do have issues when streaming live videos & even the playback of youtube videos as the videos are constantly stopping, pausing and lagging causing me to have to click "refresh" quite often. I don't know what effect the lack of windows updates have on playing videos but I would imagine that it is affecting my pc's performance in some way, and also I might ask, could my tuneup utilities, malwarebytes or webroot security have anything to do with my windows updates not working? So if anyone can assist me with figuring this problem out you helpful advice would be greatly appreciated, thankyou in advance....


A:Updates Not Working

Your Tuneup applications most likely are a cause of this happening.

Please follow this guide here to perform a System File Check of Windows:

How to run SFC /scannow from Command Prompt | Tech Support Forum

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re-install+of+windows+7+64+bit+new+updates+NOT+working.+Tried+some+suggestions+with+no+luck. Last worked around 3 months ago when I last re-installed it. (Have to do this to rid of malware that
Norton does not deal with).
I have been trying for around a week now.

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I have been having this problem since around 3 weeks.. First i had problems to download updates automatically, it always got stuck on 17% and it did use internet, and that caused my net speed to be slow. So i set it to maual and downloaded the update, and it was successful. But, when shutting down, it gets stuck as "configuring windows, please wait, do not shut down" i waited for around a day and it was still stuck. so i restarted computer thrice but in vain.
So because of that i have to hibernate each time instead of shutting down.
The same is happening for microsoft security essentials. it gets stuck at around 1/4 of the bar on "searching". Scanned with MSE, got a few viruses, removed them and tried updating again but still not working correctly. The same for tuneup utilities 2014. I thought that antivirus was the problem, so i installed spybot but even that gets stuck when scanning on "SmitFraud"
What's the problem ? please help...

A:Updates not working!!!!!!

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I have an updates issue. I just downloaded & installed SP1 on the system. And after that everytime I start the system I get a small popup which states as windows update is not enabled. I have tried every thing possible. But cannot do that. When I checked services.msc. It showed automatic updates as disabled, whenever I try to set it manual. It say service cannot be started & is gets disabled again. I have run scans but got nothing.

A:Updates not working

1.Have you already done this?->http://www.vistax64.com/software-too...air-tools.html
2.If point 1 no help,check do you have the newest versions of drivers - if not update them.
3.If nothing help you,uninstall non-system firewall,antivirus,antimalware

If you have Nero 8 or newer,anyone from Symantec,Deamon Tools 4 ->uinstall them either - if will be OK install all again

4.If point 3 no help you must uninstall SP and install it again

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Updates are only working now and again, already read thread about doing the sfc.scannow and reading the cbslog but done all the cmd stuff with elevation, no desktop log showed and vista keeps saying "access denied" when trying to open cbslog have always had to manually update defender definitions and my updates have only worked when i've done a full reinstall.
OS : Home Premium 32bit.

All help will be appreciated !

Thanks in advance !

A:Updates only working now and again !

Are you sure you run cmd.exe in the same way like in this tutorial ? Elevated Command Prompt

-if yes make sure Application Information service is set to MANUAL.
SFC command you can also make in safe mode...

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I've just bought what I had hoped would be a pretty slick working laptop, Lenovo Z50 with i7 processor an 8Gb mem. It came with Win 8.1 which I despise, but knowing I could update to win 10 that didn't concern me. However, after upgrading to win 10 via a USB drive I find that windows update just does not work. Just the infernal blue ring of dot's going round forever. I tried the windows "Fix it" thingy from microsoft which was unable to solve the problem, (very unhelpful) so now I'm at a loss. I also tried another on-line suggestion of deleting the files from the "SoftwareDistribution" folder after stopping "wuauserv" and "bits". I was not able to delete everything even after a re-boot. Any ideas what I can do now?

Many thanks for whatever anyone can suggest.


A:Win 10 updates not working?

How long have you let it run?

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I'm reposting this topic as specified. 
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A:Updates not working !!!

i cannot update any programs, tuneup utilities scan and spybot get stuck, and when shutting down computer it says configuring windows for update please wait..cant even update windows 7

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I have an HP All in One 7410 printer, the HP director that is kind of the brains of the software is telling me I have updates to get. I have tried to to download them from the software and from the website. I have chatted with HP many times over the last 2 days with no luck. They keep telling me they are having technical difficulties and have to close their chats. I am getting fed up so I am curious if anyone else is having any other trouble?

A:HP Updates Not Working

I'm assuming that you're referring to the HP OfficeJet 7410 All-In-One.

If so, the software updates and support site for it is located here.

You didn't mention which version of Windows that you're using.

I checked the links to the updates and they're working fine and downloading the files.


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