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Microsoft is finally removing the 'Get Windows 10' app

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


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

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

So finally they listen or have just given up.

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Microsoft Finally Got Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Right This Month

Microsoft has a long history of shipping botched Windows updates, but with Windows 10, the company made everything a lot worse, as many of the cumulative updates it published failed to install or caused several other issues once deployed.

As a result, it?s no surprise that there are plenty of users out there who prefer not to install updates when they are released or to keep auto-updates off until others deploy them to determine if everything is working fine.

But since April when the Creators Update goes live, cumulative updates have provided much smoother performance, with the number of issues experienced by Windows 10 users declining substantially to the point where almost everyone can install them correctly.

This is what happened this month when cumulative updates installed correctly at a rate that exceeds 99 percent, and complaints regarding failed installs or problems caused by these patches pretty hard to find online.

Long install times
In most of the cases, users complaining about issues with this month?s cumulative updates, which are KB4025342, KB4025339, and KB4025344, point to long install times. Indeed, cumulative updates sometimes take too long to install, in some cases up to an hour, but in 99 percent of the cases, the process was completed just fine.

This is actually one of the issues that Microsoft also needs to address with cumulative updates, as the install process still ... Read more

A:Microsoft Finally Got Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Right This Month

I rarely had any issues with installing updates and none when running on a new update.

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Microsoft Is Finally Killing Off Forced Reboots in Windows 10

One of the changes that Microsoft is making in Windows 10 with the upcoming Creators Update is giving users more control over the updates they install, finally killing off forced reboots once and for all.

In the past, Windows computers automatically rebooted to complete the installation of certain updates, and this was undoubtedly frustrating not only for home users, but also for enterprises where a system restart interrupted work all of a sudden.

Starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is introducing a snoozing update feature that makes it possible for users to pause a specific update for up to 3 days and thus find the most convenient time for installing it.

Options to pause updates have already been implemented in Windows 10 Creators Update preview builds, and Microsoft says it?s all because users want more control over the updates they install.

?Prior to the Creators Update, Windows 10 made most of the decisions for you regarding when updates would be installed and didn?t provide ways to tailor the timing to your specific needs. What we heard back most explicitly was that you want more control over when Windows 10 installs updates. We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time,? John Cable, Director of Program Management within the Windows Servicing and Delivery (WSD) team, said.

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In addition to the snooze option, Microsoft is al... Read more

A:Microsoft Is Finally Killing Off Forced Reboots in Windows 10

W10 is embracing Linux like update mechanism would be added in future releases.

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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:


Look for a key called RequiredPrivileges and double-click to open it. At the end of the tex... Read more

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Microsoft launched Windows 10 on July 29, 2015, with the mission of bringing it on 1 billion devices by 2017, including here desktop computers, laptops, tables, and smartphones.

Yesterday, the company revealed that after 9 months since launch, Windows 10 was running on 300 million devices across the world, which makes it the fastest adopted operating system ever released by Microsoft.

The software giant has been saying the same thing since 2015 and comparison stats after 9 months on the market indeed seem to indicate that Windows 10 recorded better adoption figures than Windows 7, which is generally referred to as the most successful Windows version to date (together with the outdated Windows XP, of course).

Figures put together by VB show that Windows 10 needed exactly 281 days (approximately 9 months) to reach 300 million installs (between July 29, 2015, and May 5, 2016), while Windows 7 did the same in 462 days (about 15 months) between October 22, 2009, and January 27, 2011. This means that Windows 10 was installed on 300 million devices 181 days (six months) faster than Windows 7.

30 million installs in just one month.


Full Article: Stats Show Microsoft Finally Created an OS More Successful than Windows 7

A:Stats Show Microsoft Finally Created an OS More Successful than Windows 7

For those willing to upgrade to Windows 10, the GWX and Media Creation Tool are godsend. I believe people are still sceptical about switching to Windows 10 following the release of Windows 8 in 2012. Coincidentally, it's the same year the world was supposed end.

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Fully one month after its previous release, Microsoft has finally provided a refreshed new build of Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders on the Fast ring. But build 10549 offers yet another complexity for testers to wrestle with: With this build, you have to upgrade from Windows Phone 8.1. That means wiping out any phones that are already using previous Insider Preview builds.

Yep. That?s the sound you hear. wa-waa-waaahhhh.

Why this draconian step? According to Microsoft, which it discovered a bug late last night?yep, last night?that caused phones upgrading from build 10536 to get stuck at a black screen after the new build is installed. So rather than make you wait even longer, Microsoft decided to release this build as a single update from Windows Phone 8.1 only.

The good news: If you decide to stick with build 10536, you can just wait a bit?hey, what?s a month between friends??and upgrade to the next Fast Ring build instead.

?We know having to go back to Windows Phone 8.1 to get this new build is a bit of work,? Microsoft explains. ?By doing so you are also helping us test the upgrade path that millions of Windows Phone 8.1 customers will take to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile, so we appreciate the adventurous Insiders who choose to go this route and give us feedback.?

LOL. Whatever.

Here?s what?s new in this build:

Cortana improvements. Cortana now works for users in Japan and for English speakers in Australia and Canada. You can find out more here.
... Read more

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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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I may just have become part of Microsoft history! And you won't believe this. The Microsoft techs surely didn't!

I am running an ABIT motherboard with an AMD Athlon x64 processor, 2.2Ghz, 2Gb's of DDR RAM and a 256 MB GeForce video card. I'm just getting into to running x64 operating systems and although I had success with XP Pro x64 I chose Vista Home Premium x64 becuase there is more availability of programs and apps.

Anyway, I loaded Vista x64, downloaded all my Windows Updates and then installed Service Pack 1. Now before I installed SP1, in System Properties, it read 2047 MB's or 2GB's of RAM, as it should. Right after I installed SP1 it showed my installed memory as 16GB's !!!. The Microsoft techs couldn't believe it! So now, after running some diagnostics on my system and then recording the results, I am now waiting for them to call back with some kind of answer.

By the way, just to do my part, I ran the Vista Memory Diagnostic tool to see if the sticks were ok...and they were. I also removed one module, rebooted and checked System Properties again. This time it show I had 8GB's of RAM installed!. Then I did the same thing for the other module. So I don't think it is a hardware issue. Besides , everything ran fine before SP1.

The reason I am writing you guys about this is, first of all, the fact that I don't trust Microsoft and second, if you or someone else could lick this on your own you might just be famous.... Read more

A:We may have finally stumped Microsoft!

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I just downloaded and installed IE11 with my patch Tuesday updates and it seems to be working better than what IE10 was, it took them 7 months to get it right as it only took about 4 months to get IE10 working right

A:Did Microsoft finally get IE11 working right

ie10 worked from day one for me,
ie11 on the other hand started with really bad dpi and page zoom issues with my mouse anyway,
That issue has improved but not enough for me,
plus I just can not get used to developer tools in ie11 ?
Otherwise allot of people use ie11,
I haven't seen the updates as of yet,
Spoke to soon there's the updates

Kind of funny,
After loading the updates for ie10 and restarting...
Open ie10,
A new tab opened with a privacy statement for ie9
Nice start I'd say,
I clear cache on exit so all I did was close ie10 let it delete...
Reopened and all is well so far ?

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Microsoft is finally a part of the Open Source Initiative

It might be an understatement to suggest that Microsoft and the open source movement have not had the best history. Amid accusations of anti-competitive practices and trying to stifle Linux at every stage it could, many a diehard Linux fans to this day have a bad taste in their mouth when hearing the company's name.

That's started to change in recent years, though, as the company has increasingly become more receptive to open source software and started working closely with many organisations in the community. Perhaps most notably, Microsoft last year joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member and followed that up this year by joining its Cloud Native Computing Foundation offshoot.

In that vein, the company this week also joined the Open Source Initiative (OSI) as a premium sponsor. OSI is a non-profit organisation intent on fostering the development of open source software for almost two decades now and Microsoft's joining the ranks marks another step in the company's gradual embrace of the open source community. On the occasion, OSI released the following statement praising Microsoft's contributions to open source collaboration in recent years:
The company is a leading contributor to open source software projects on GitHub (also an OSI Corporate Sponsor); brought Bash/Linux to Windows 10; expanded its support for Linux and open source workloads on Azure; worked with OSI Affiliate M... Read more

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For the year and a half I paid Microsoft for Live OneCare I never got an infection. When they dropped that product and replaced it with free Microsoft Security Essentials I got three FakeSpyPro infections (that's the one where AV Virus Protection takes control of your computer and tells you you have an infection and need to buy their product) in two weeks and Microsoft was useless - their product would successfully detect the trojan, "remove" it, confirm the removal, and it was still there. The worst thing about the trojan is that it prevents you from going to any internet site except theirs.

Yesterday I got the infection again. Microsoft was two days behind on their "automatic" updates to Security Essentials but once I manually downloaded the update their program did remove the trojan. I was still unable to connect to the internet but once I hit "Reset Internet Explorer Settings" I was OK. So their people in India are doing something, finally.

I would be happy to pay money for an anti-virus program that works against things like FakeSpyPro. Is there one?

A:Finally! Microsoft Security Essentials tames FakeSpyPro and Alureon.H on IE8

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Today OCT 29, 2006 an apparent virus, perhaps a Trojan virus, arrived in a greeting card e-mail that bypassed all my virus and spy ware programs. When I tried to remove it in my Control Panel it wouldn't let me because I had to shut down the program before it could be removed. When I went to the Task Manager to end the program it read, Not Responding. I ended the program and my computer locked up. I tried disconnecting the dedicated dial-up phone line and shutting down the computer, but nothing helps.

What does one do in this case?

Thanks in advance,
Al Barrs :lam:

A:Removing Mirc Microsoft Windows Virus In E-mail

Hello Al Barrs and WelcomeWhat is the name of the file you're attempting to delete? Also deleteing it there will probably just bring it back on rebootWhaOs are you runningWhat AV program and Antispyware programs did you run

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ... Read more

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 conn... Read more

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Hi, I just spent about a week working with Ried over at the Malware forum and have cleared my computer of any malware. Unfortunately the issue of my computer slowing to a halt is continuing. My startups have been much better since I deleted Symantec, but I still run into problems with freezing, especially when I'm running the internet. If I watch a movie online I tend to freeze up even faster. I can often hear when this will start because my laptop will make louder sounds. It almost sounds like an engine shifting into a higher gear. Once it starts doing that I know that the end is near. Thank you very much for any help you can provide me with. Ried was awesome.

A:Finally cleared of Malware, Windows keeps crashing

bump, please

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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 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
I have to go, because ... Read more

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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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Microsoft is adding a much-needed feature to Windows 10?s Registry Editor: an Address Bar. The new feature was added with Windows 10 Build 14942, which is only available to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring for now. With the Address Bar in the Registry Editor, users can simply paste an address into the address bar, and the Registry Editor will navigate them to that address. Currently, users have to manually navigate the Registry Editor, which can be quite annoying at times. But with the new address, things are a lot easier.

For example, if you are trying to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppSync, you can simply copy the address, and paste it into the address bar to get there rather than having to manually go and find it on the Registry Editor.

Obviously, this is available to Windows Insiders only for now ? but it?ll be coming to all Windows 10 users with a major new update next year. The update, which is code named Redstone 2 is also expected to introduce a number of other improvements throughout the operating system.

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Hey Everyone,

Firstly, apologies as i know this is in the wrong section but i was struggling to find where else i could put it.

I'm doing a complete system clean out as my laptop has become bogged down by crap.

I'm removing all the old programs and applications from my system and have Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office 2010 installed on my computer. I want to remove Works but am cautious as i don't want to risk loosing Office 2010.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
Lee Sampson

A:Removing Microsoft Works

Uninstalling MS Works should have no affect on MS Word. Go Into Control Panel, then Programs then uninstall Works.

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When I followed the instruction posted on a link I followed from this site I got the following:

RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSectionjava.inf,UnInstall

I get a RUNDLL dialogue box stating "Error in advpack.dll missing entry:LaunchINFSectionjava.inf,UnInstall

What did I do wrong?

A:Having problem removing Microsoft JVM

Here are the instructions for removal.

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Hello All,

I have both Microsoft Outlook & Microsoft Outlook Express. I've had both programs on my computer for some time now. For some "strange reason".....Microsoft Outlook is my "default" mail program. I have never used it, don't like it.

I want to get rid of it (delete it). Or at least make Microsoft Outlook Express my "default" mil program. I have look in "Add/Remove" & Windows Explorer, can't find this dang program !!

Is their a way of making Microsoft Outlook Express my "default" mail program instead of Microsoft Outlook ??

A:Removing Microsoft Outlook ??

I'm pretty sure this is what you are looking for:

I hope it helps!

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I have a notebook that was given to me by my company when I retired. The company installed Microsoft Project 98 and I would like to remove it. When I try to do so it asks for the installation disks. I do not have any disks nor is there anyone left I can contact. Is there any other way to remove it?EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

A:Removing Microsoft Project

Happy RetirementHope you're enjoying itYou can try Revo Uninstaller:http://www.revouninstaller.com/How To Use Revo Uninstaller: Please download Revo Uninstaller. Extract the ZIP file to a folder and run revouninstaller.exe from there! (You can copy that folder to an USB Mass storage drive and use it without any installation required!) There are two ways to uninstall programs with Revo Uninstaller:
Important: Please, try to close the application you want to uninstall first! Select the application in the list of installed applications and press the Uninstall button in the toolbar. Right-click the application and click the Uninstall command in the displayed menu. Follow the instructions.

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Ive recently bought a radeon 5770, i installed the driver and and i get this error "microsoft visual c++ 2005 runtime library" on one of the tabs, so i thought i would try deleting and reinstalling ms visual c++, but it wont let me delete it, it keeps asking for a cd or sumthing,

"Windows Installer

The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available.

Insert the 'Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable' disk and click OK."

I dont have that disk and when i tried to install it, it asked me for that disk aswel, i press cancel everytime so i havnt really installed it.
I am using windows 7, could someone help me find a way delete this please?


A:removing microsoft visual c++

can anyone help me with this problem?

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As I wanted to be able to use Office2000 files as well as Office97 files, I installed Office 2000 and found that it had removed Office97. I therefore uninstalled Office2000 and reinstalled Office97. Although Word and Excel are OK, I get a message saying that there is no licence for Access97 on my computer. How can I completely undo the Office2000 installation without having to reinstall Windows98?
It would have been helpful if Microsoft had included a warning that this would happen in the setup files.

A:Removing Microsoft Office2000

See this articleQ191224 for instructions on reinstalling Access 97 so that the Licensing error no longer appears.

This article Q218861 deals with the two office suites coexisting. You can have both versions of each Access, Excel, Word and Powerpoint, but only one version of Outlook.

[This message has been edited by EAFiedler (edited 08-11-2000).]

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Dear all,
I tried to search ways to remove microsot.exe but so far it is still there. malwarebyte still find it, even after deleting it after that.
need your assistance in permanently removing the microsoft.exe.
thanks & regards,

A:need assistance in removing Microsoft.exe

Hi there,Can you describe exactly what this "Microsoft.exe" is?Please run the following tools so I can have a look.MiniToolbox by FarbarPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.===Security Check by screen317Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.===AdwCleaner by XplodePlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As AdministratorThe tool will start to update the database, please wait a bit.Click on I agree button.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (wh... Read more

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how can i remove microsoft works?? In their own site is line: To remove this download: There is no uninstall feature with this download. And i just want to get rid of it...

A:microsoft works removing


Try going to the Control Panel, open Add/Remove programs and attempt to remove the program. If that doesn't work, try inserting the original Works installation disc and removing from there. If that doesn't work, you can edit the Registry which I wouldn't recommend doing without first backing it up and enlisting expert help. An incorrect change in the Registry can cause your computer to become useless.

Good luck.

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Ok I love to use windows 98 2nd edition but now needing to upgrade as the world has moved on the problem is
Compatibility of my hardware: now I have the drivers on cd and on my pc I made a backup copy when I get to the part that says supply the files it doesnt acknowledge them from the copy on pc and if I try to put in cd to provide them it goes to bluescreen saying error reading cd
now how Am I to supply the file when either way it will not let me? and how can I preinstall it when I need win 98 file to run my pc?

here is list the the compatibilty check stated:

BDA IpSink [not currently present]
BDAMPEFilter[not currently present]
BDA SlipDeframer [not currently present]
IntellUSB 2.0Enhanced host controller 24d3
Intel [R]82801 EB SMbus controller24d3
Internet Connection Sharing
NABTS/FECVBI Codec[not currently present]
Nvidia GeForce 5700LE
USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
World Standard Teletext Codec [not currently present]

2. I tried booting from cd it states that the following file is missing or corrupt<windows2000root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe please reinstall a copy of the above file

3. Then I tried making the 4 floppies for a floppy boot it stated setup. txt is missing when it tried booting
4.Now problems 2 and 3 could that be
from the fact that
I am trying to install from a Backup copy
[not original cd of windows 2000] Im asking is
windows 2000 copy protected?
I Would Appreciate Any Help
James Mihm

A:Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Sorry very much but I don't understand;what CD are you using & exactly which files
are you missing?Drivers for 2000 & 98se are different if you mean modem drivers?The
file system is different from memory-2000 using NTFS(New Technology File System)-98
built upon DOS.Thats the compatability issue-everything for the drivers is on the net,
Drivers .com is a place to start-all other files also available here and there.Look at
www.windowsreinstall.com for the info&links.

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Hi, Tech Guys!

First, the preliminaries: I am running an HP Media Center PC Model Number m1070n. My Operating System is: Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Windows XP Professional Version 5.1, Build 2600, Service Pack 3). My CPU is a 3.40 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor Chip with Hyper-Threading. I also have an ATI Radeon X700 Pro PCI-Express Graphics Card (256 MB GDDR3 Memory) with ATI Catalyst Control Center 9.3 installed. I have 2.560 GB of Usable DIMM Installed Memory and a 144 GB hard drive with 24% free space left. None of the hardware is new, and BIOS and all Microsoft Security and Software Updates, etc., are up to date. I have not made any BIOS updates in a few years now, but it is still the most up-to-date BIOS version available for my PC (HP BIOS Version 3.28). The ATI Graphics Card was installed into the machine by the Geek Squad when I bought it at Best Buy way back in 2004. I changed the CPU myself from a 2.80 GHz to a 3.40 GHz chip over four years ago. I also installed an after-market Bestec-equivalent 550-Watt Power Supply (Model ATX-300-12Z-550-24P) about two years ago after we had a local power failure with no problems ever since the installation. I am running ZoneAlarm Free Edition Firewall with the Windows Firewall disabled. I am also running AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0.901, Spy Sweeper for MSN Version, Microsoft Windows Defender Version 1.1.1593.0, Lavasoft Ad-Aware Free Edition 9.0.6, and Spybot Search & Destroy Free Edit... Read more

A:I Have To Reset My Windows XP Computer Several Times Before It Finally Boots!

i realise that you don't want to switch off the pc at the moment. As it is running, can you check in event viewer and see if there are any error messages. Now, I realise you said that the pc starts to a black screen and "doesn't get to the BIOS screen". When you have tried booting, did you try to get to the BIOS by pressing the relevant key (may be F2, ESC or DEL) just to see if you could get there; did you try pressing F8 to get to safe mode. also do you have the OS disk.

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New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Finally Launching Tomorrow

Microsoft rolls out this month?s Patch Tuesday updates tomorrow, and this time, the release is twice more important than in the past because it also includes security fixes that were originally expected in February.

The company delayed the February 2017 Patch Tuesday fixes due to a bug discovered at the very last minute, so this month?s rollout should include twice more fixes for Windows computers.

Additionally, Microsoft is expected to patch vulnerabilities that were made public by Google and which were originally projected to be addressed last month, but which are still there given the Patch Tuesday delay.

And of course, this month?s Patch Tuesday cycle will also include cumulative updates for Windows 10, which are critical for computers running the latest Microsoft operating system, as they include both security patches and other improvements for the OS itself and the built-in apps and features.

There were no cumulative updates released last month either, and this again proves that Windows 10 systems might have a large patch to deploy tomorrow that would address all issues discovered since the last Patch Tuesday in January this year.

IT admins should have in mind that this month?s Patch Tuesday rollout will require system reboots, so saving work before starting deployment will be necessary.

We?ll post more information about the new updates tomorrow when they go live, but expect a large Patch Tu... Read more

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