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Q: Notebook not updating

MY notebook hasn't updated windows/or anthing else thru HP support Assistant for several months. Always says there are no updates! Don't know what happened!! I don't use this very often other than pay bills otherwise I use a tablet for most everthing else.

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Should I update the 9300M GS in my notebook? Nvidia does state to use OEM drivers first, but the newest drivers available are from Nvidia's website. Seeing as I don't play too many games, should I update the card along with DirectX or leave it?

A:Updating notebook drivers

If you don't play games just leave it, especially if notebook is working OK. That's my opinion.
Recently, I updated the ATI driver in my second lappy just to find out it doesn't work like it should and I have to roll everything back to the previous one.

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Hi,

Its been a while since I posted here, but here goes:

I have a Dell Inspiron 9300 notebook, it has a 1.6Ghz Pentium M Processor, 1Gig Ram. I would like to update the processor speed to 2 Ghz- how do I go about this? Is this even possible?

Thanks.
 

A:Updating notebook processor

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Turned off my hp envy notebook while it was updating and now it's dead. It will not start up at all and when I plugged it in still nothing, know light of any kind lights up. Please can you help?Thank you,Christy

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Can I update bios on HP4530s notebook WIN7 64 bit orginally now has WIN10 64 bit installed? Can I upgrade bios to F.50 Rev. A?

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I was updating bios and it got stuck now I cannot get the windows or bios but can't get to system recovery but saying cannot refresh or restore anything or repair

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actually i try to update all my drivers because i dont use my laptop from 6 months.I update every thing From hp website and i see updating bios so i updated the bios from windows as HP put in the website.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00042629Updating was right ,My notebook still working for 2 days. I was search on internet unpluged the notebook i let it working and get out from home 2 hours and back to find it stop totally. I pluged the charger the LED is working and charging battery but notebook not working.I remove the battery press on power button 1 minuts and more, plug it with battery and with out but not working. No fan sound Nothing turn on.Just LED is working and when i press power button its Blinks for 2 second but nothing happend.Is that Motherboard damaged or ic charging? And why damaged if every thing was right ?

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Today at CES, Samsung announced the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) and showed the Notebook 9 and Notebook 9 Pen ? new devices powered by Windows 10 that provide you with the tools you need to remain productive in today?s digital world.

Let?s take a look:

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Other features include:
A 360-Degree Rotating Touchscreen ? Provides the flexibility to view content as preferred, whether it be as a tablet or as a traditional PC in landscape mode
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Voice Note ? Advanced smart recording featuring an integrated far field microphone to capture every det... Read more

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Not all my lightweight gateways are updating automatically.  Is there a way to force the update?

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I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

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Hello everyone,
Recently, I updated my HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I got critical message from HP Support Assistant asking to update the drivers. I went to HP website, and see all the drivers specified for my laptop. I didnt get which one I have to install. I dont want to install unnecessary things that could harm the functionality of my laptop. Anyway, I opened the device manager in my laptop and checked the update for every driver. But, this message still appears to me. Any tips that can help me? Do you know the specified drivers I have to install? Or, Do you know a specific source I can use to know the needed drivers?
Thanks

A:Updating from Win8 to Win 8.1. It needs updating drivers!

There's nothing "unnecessary" about the drivers, every piece of HW needs one.

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A problem has recently developed with my Envy notebook.   About 2 weeks ago my entire wireless network began slowing down when on it.   Noticeable on all devices.    When my provider came out, checked and tweaked some issues it appeared to be ok.   I went on with my daughers HP laptop and was drawing 20-24 mbps all over the house. When I reconnected mine to the system I was only pulling 6, 3, 5, up and down.   It doesn't start right away but after a few minutes.   So I put my duaghers right next ot mine and low and behold, when I ran her's it pulled 3 - 6 also.   So I turned my wi-fi off and hers' popped right back up.   I have also tried this with an old XP mini, my i-pads etc.   As soon as mine gets on the network the speed crashes.    This also happens with no one else home and no other devies conncted. I have downloaded the latest up to date Intel driver for this network adapter and it hasn't changed anything. Any ideas?

A:ENVY Notebook - m7-k111dx w/intel 7260 - notebook sucks dow...

Bill_Ving Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wireless networking poor performance and wanted to help. My immediate guess is that you might have mixed-mode networking going on.  This happens when you have two different PCs networking in two different modes -- one using "G", the other using "N".  The wireless router (or access point) can optimize performance for either mode, but not for both.  So, the "G" mode drags down the performance of the "N" mode PC, but even worse, with the router set for mixed modes, it performs more slowly than with either PC connected by itself.Here are some other troubleshooting steps you can try: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8) | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------Please click "Accept As Solution" on the post that solves your issue to help others find the solution.Please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on the left of the Reply button to say thanks fopr my help.========================================================================

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Hi, I would like to use HP Spectre 13 x360-w001nc with docking stationi-tec USB C Flathttps://www.i-tec.cz/?t=3&v=437 to use in combination with 4k TV LCD and therefore I dont wont to have my HP SPECTRE WITH OPEN LID,but in a case I switch the notebook off, and the notebook is connected to i-tec usb c flat docking stationthe notebook power button on the side doesnt work  then, so I cannot switch the power on , until I open the lid of thehp spectre. (it work only when the comp is in sleeping mode - the button blink) Please help me where can I change this func to be able to push the power button on the hp spectre on , regardlessthe lid is open or closed. Is there any soft to change the setting so I will be able to see everythink on the second monitor (TV LCD ) and the hp spectre lid will be black ? not on also ? somethink like automatic change monitor (not both) or it is not possible and the hp spectre lid will be always on  regardless I use another extrernal lcd ? Thanks for help and tips      

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I made a Google notebook to keep the minutes of a meeting my business partners and I held last weekend. I made them all collaborators on the notebook so they could all make any changes or annotations they felt necessary. However, when they go to access this notebook they are prompted for a password.

There is nowhere (at least that I can find) to even choose to password protect the notebook let alone change the password. I'm pretty confused as to what password the notebook could be. The only thing I can think of is that it's asking for the password to my gmail account, which I don't really want to be handing out. Any ideas on this one gang?

Stink
 

A:Why do Google notebook collaborators need a password to access the notebook?

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The hinge on my much-loved Notebook has become 'loose'. Can I find repair help locally? Baltimore,  MD area. What is the correct term(s) to use to describe the problem? 

A:TouchSmart Notebook TV notebook swivel hinge repair?

https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=hp%20service%20center... You can tell them that the hinges are loose 




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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New here and so I hope that I am posting in the correct place.
My new notebook an M50-MX5 was in the warranty depot as we thought it had a dvd burning problem, however that was not the case; it was the media.

Anyway before it was sent into the toshiba warranty depot the level 2 tech phone support said to get the computer to be like it was when I unboxed it 2 days earlier, this was last month.
And so to my frustration all of my programs were removed, however before doing this the software techie at the office Ghosted it to my Western Digital Storage Unit and then sent it off to the Warranty Depot.

While it was in the shop I used my 3 yr old toshiba satellite 2410 which I am now typing on at this moment.
I was finally able to get the software tech from the office to reGhost my new toshiba M50 on this past Saturday and left it with him for a couple of hrs and then returned to pick it up as there was not much in the way of programs on it and so it wouldn't take long to Ghost the Images back.

Well, in my Western Digital Storage unit are Ghosts of this 3 year old satellite that I am presently using.
After the techie got my Restore Disk installed and tried to reGhost the image onto the New M50, it crashed.

He was using the wrong Ghost, he was using the one that was from this unit???
I was not happy, especially after he claimed that he now had it Ghosted with the proper Image and I tried it out and it was very sloooooow to Boot. He said it was my Norton 2006.
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A:new notebook Ghosted with old notebook ghost and now problems??

Something you might want to try (it's a pita) is a repair of windows - this may fix some of the slowness issues you're seeing. The install program he's talking about is probably the U3 component of many larger USB pen drives. I think it's on most of Sandisk's newer large drives. A repair of windows might also take care of this. I seriously doubt that putting the wrong image on the machine and then putting another image on could do any damage to the machine itself - the folks here at my job do it all the time.
 

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My own notebook (Asus EEE PC S101), running Windows XP service pack 3) was twice redirected to an unknown website when I wanted to visit the Guardian newspaper website. I was using IE version 8. Then the notebook froze. When this happened, I had to switch it off without using Cleanup, which I have used safely for a long time. When I had switched it on again, I used Firefox to go to the Techsupport Forum. I followed the instructions to download dds.scr and began running it. Then the notebook froze again. It still tells me "Two logs shall be created on your desktop" Now the cursor does not move any more either. I write this from another notebook, but I cannot create a logfile,m as everything is frozen on my own notebook. Help, please,

Bienh

A:Malware freezes Notebook (posting from other notebook)

Hi and Welcome!!

My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.
DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.

Having said that.... Let's get going!!
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Are you able to boot to Safe Mode at all? If you are, try to run DDS from there and when the logs are made please post them.

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My wife has a two-year-old Samsung notebook. Recently when she unplugged it the machine cut off, even though the battery said 79% charged (it wouldn't charge any further). I figured that the battery was bad so I bought another one from Amazon.

This one charges to 100% percent and does exactly the same thing. I'm perplexed but think there's something going on with the motherboard that won't let it use battery juice, even if Windows 8.1 says it's 100% charged.

I've tried the hold the power button down for 1 min with the battery out trick to no avail.

Any ideas? I'm stumped and think I might need to get her another notebook.

Thanks, Robert
 

A:Samsung Notebook Battery Won't Power Notebook

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We've got a desktop hooked into a linksys B router, and a notebook that accesses the internet wirelessly thru that router. lately we havent been able to get a decent connection with the notebook, and if we've gotten any at all, it gets dropped soon. is the desktop getting the majority of the bandwidth, which is eliminating the notebook from getting enough? if so, is there anyway to limit the amount that the desktop is getting?
 

A:Two computers, desktop and notebook, notebook not getting int. connection

What changed from when it was working to now?
 

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Olá, pessoal
 
Precisei mudar a configuração do boot do meu notebook para inicializar via CD/DVD, porém não consigo mais retornar para a página do SETUP para alterar a configuração para fazer o boot pelo HDD, e então não tenho conseguido mais acessar meu sistema, pois acaba fazendo um "loop infinito" nessa mensagem da imagem que anexarei.
 
Google translation: Portuguese >> English
I needed to change the boot configuration of my notebook to boot via CD / DVD, but I can not go back to the SETUP page to change the configuration to boot the HDD, and then I have not been able to access my system anymore, an "infinite loop" in this message of the image I will attach.
 
 

 
Alguém poderia me ajuidar, por favor?
 
Could someone please help me?
 
 
Moderator comment: If you wish to post in your native language, please post an English translation along side as that is the principal language of this community.
Comentário do moderador: Se você deseja publicar na sua língua nativa, publique uma tradução em inglês ao lado, pois esse é o idioma principal desta comunidade.

A:Resetar BIOS Notebook B490 / Reset BIOS Notebook B490

Check bios entries for boot order and disable PXE (network) boot. Also run diagnostics on HDD while in BIOS and check to see if HDD problems show up.Last - if no hard drive issue is present, and your computer says no system disk present you may have an issue with Windows OS or the boot loader it uses. Boot from Windows DVD or EasyBCD emergency disk to repair any issues with the Windows boot loader.Good luckCB

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I just replaced my hard drive and installed Windows xp on my laptop. Is there one big update patch I can download to fix all the bugs and crap that is wrong with it. Any suggestion greatly appreciated.
 

A:Updating

You can go to updates.microsoft.com and get the updates. SP2 is one of the biggies but there is a bunch of others that you will have to get.
 

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The last few days my AVG (latest free version) hasn't been updating. It does run the scan at startup but it shows that there are no updates because it doesn't run through the search for updates process and there are no warnings that crucial updates are missing.

Prior to this week it ran the check every day.

I'm using Windows XP on a PC.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 

A:AVG Not Updating

Are you using the free version? Either way, first check your clock and date. AVG gets out of whack if the date is set wrong or way off. Also, just download a new copy, reinstall and choose Repair option.

Good luck.
 

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i have windows xp sp2 i downloaded IE7 & installed it. i usually download the necessary microsoft updates & install.but some updates (like the KB931768) issued for IE7 do not get installed when i try to run the.exe it gives the following error message .

The version of Internet Exploer you have installed does not match the update you are trying to install

but when i go the MS windows update site & install, it gets installed properly what might be the reason for this. plz help!
 

A:updating IE7 in XP SP2

why don't you just always do it from windows update? You can manually tell what you do and do not want.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I don't like change. Yes, I have to do it, but I still do not like it. I used the MS Adviser to check my current system. I can go Professional or Ultimate, 32 or 64 bit.

I do not know what 32 bit system or 64 bit system is all about. Would someone please explain the differences between them so I can make the decision of which OS to buy. I will buy the full OS to install, not an upgrade.

Thank You
Castoffpolite

A:I'll be updating to OS 7

This article should answer any and all questions you have about 32/64-bit Windows 7.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions

But feel free to ask more questions if need be.

Basically, the gist of it is: if you have a 64-bit processor, and are needing to use 4GB or more of RAM, 64-bit is the way to go. Otherwise, stick with 32-bit.

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okay I have a Dimension 8300 and it comes with a Radion 8500 but i want to upgrade my video card for the time being with a higher AGP card seeing as the motherboard doesn't support PCI express. So I was looking at around $200 maybe less CAD. The Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo 512MB GDDR3 caught my eye just looking for some more input thanks. The link from tiger direct is here.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Updating AGP

It may work fine, however, I think you'll need a better Power Supply Unit (PSU).

Why don't u check your PSU? Check its sticker, and tell us how many A (amperes) it has on the +12V rail(s).

Regards, and welcome to Techspot!
 

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H,Good day to all.
I'm in the process of adding an extra hdd into my desktop running windows 7 home premium.
Been looking at a 2tb ?70.00p,My question is if I do decide on this plan My intention is to put all my doc's music photos etc on this new drive and just keep the existing C for the operating system and all programs.
Will I be able to access the items ie:my documents through the same method as I'm doing now,Click on the orb then select what I req from the libraries?.
Would that be possible or is it going to be more complicated?.
I would appreciate some advice on this before I go ahead and purchase this new drive.

Many thanks.
HDD Here.....http://www.ebuyer.com/248582-seagate...edium=products

A:Updating my HDD

You may if you like name the extra hdd as "My Documents" and put it as the top Sub-Folder in Libraries\Documents. If you are using an e-Mail Client to receive e-Mail then you could also keep your Mail Storage in it.

Good luck.

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upon a fresh installation of Windows Xp Home edition, should i go straight into updating to SP2, before even installing applications? and do i have to get all of the hotfixes? or can i just download the one from the internet that IT use to install on multiple computers? becuase from previous expericence i takes for ever, and sometime on my old hard drive my computer would go to resart after an installation, and i got the blue screen of death. So im just trying to avoid all of that this time.

Thanks- Shifted

A:How to go about updating to SP2

Hello Shifted

The first thing you should do is install SP2 IMO. Then get MS all updated, then install and update an Antivirus and Firewall.

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I had win 7, 64 bit on my 5 yr old 4g lenovo....Ran into some unfixable issues so did a clean install of win 7....some how ended up with a different version at 32 bit.....can't fix it with disks I have....Does anyone know if I upgrade to windows 10 will it allow me to choose 64bit or maybe even do it automatically ?? Please help !
 

A:updating

You?ll need to perform a clean install to get to the 64-bit version of Windows 10 from the 32-bit one. There?s no upgrade path.

you can switch directly to a 64 bit version of Windows 10 using your product key.
http://www.howtogeek.com/228042/how-to-switch-from-32-bit-windows-10-to-64-bit-windows-10/
 

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I have been having this problem for about a month now, where my laptop will update upon start-up. Normally i find these updates annoying enough, except lately my computer has been updating and about after 10 minutes it begins to install the updates. The only problem is that about after about 20 more minutes, it says that is cannot preform updates, and then says Undoing Changes for another 10 minutes. I took it to the tech department where i am enrolled as a student and they were not able to help me out. I have an HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC, with a Windows 10 Home 64-bit processor that i purchased 3 years ago for school. Can you help me out?

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New (out of the box last week) Dell laptop preloaded with Win 8.0

Laptop belongs to my 40-ish daughter for her business.
She freaked at Win 8.0 and wants an XP style UI
(I had to change the battery in my pace maker too)

I have installed Classic Shell Start (and Classic Explorer) on several of my Win7 PC, while three of my XP beasts soldier on. All "corporate" tools.

Over the decades many windows updates have been cosmetic and in some instances sabotaged settings.
Granted some security updates are a good idea.

How can I determine what version of updating is on the Dell ?
12 months ago I disabled Windows updates on Win7, because updates were destroying some of my settings. No problems, to date)

Noises on the net are that 8.0 was a hurried release so I am aware that there will be some necessary fixes (MS call them updates ).
Now with 8.1 release and noises of Win9 I cannot see the point of allowing MS to down load a lot of crap onto any PC, unnecessarily.


Dell Inspiron 15.3521
Intel Pentium, 2007U @ 1.80GHz
2GB RAM
Windows 8 Pro, 64bit
250GB HD

A:Updating Win 8.0

Failing to install updates not only hurts you, but hurts others as well. There are many attackers that take over machines quietly, and you will never know they have have turned your computer into a spam zombie. Many of those "problems" you blame on Microsoft are likely because you have been infected with something. Anti-virus and malware can't help if it's a rootkit because rootkits can hide from everything, even device drivers. You are likely quietly part of the problem of spam on the internet, and costing all of us a lot of money on our internet bills.

I know, I know, you know what you're doing.. your computer is fine.. blah blah blah.. it's all just a scam... I have no idea how people can be this... willfully oblivious to the realities of how nasty the internet really is, and just how important it is to keep your computer updated.

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Has anybody tried to update MSE lately? It won't update anymore for some reason





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A:MSE not updating.

My definition updates are still working.
Do you see any errors in Windows Update History for the definition updates?

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i have windows 8 consumer preview .. evaluation copy. build 8250
each time i try to update that one...but it dont download any of the updates. i am using it for 2 months... i have problems that can be solved after updating the latest.

so plz help me i have error code = 80072EFD

moreover ihave upploaded the snapshot

A:win 8 is not updating

I would update to Windows 8 RTM build 9200.

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how do i totally update my windows 7 HP laptop.
i cant update windows my drivers nuthin. its at least 7 yrs old. slow as idk what. computer illiteracy ugh i hate it

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Hi,

My PC was not connceted to internet for more than 6months. so all my applications were out of date. now Iam trying to update ceratin applications and this is the following problems that i encounter
First, I am trying to install Zone alarm in my computer and i can't install it.
Second, i am trying to update my adaware and it is not getting updated.
Third, when i click on the link in adaware to go to the website. my navigateur is not going to adawre website. instead it is opening a new window with google.

SO basically these are the problems that i encounter. I would really appreciate if some one can help me fix all these issues and also help me in protecting my computer in a better way in the future.

jim
 

A:pb updating my PC

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Evening all!

Long story short, I had to do a full reset on my laptop (not a refresh) and am anticipating lots of Windows updates when it finishes.

I was hoping to get some guidance on what my best attack strategy, not only for times sake but also in avoiding unnecessary/failed updates from Windows.

Any other tips or *dont forget abouts* are greatly appreciated

Thank you!

A:Re-updating

I think a lot depends on how far back you are talking about after the reset.

You show nothing in System Specs, and the only thing I see indicates you were running Windows 8 before the reset.

What OS were you running, Windows 8 or 8.1? If you were on 8 you might have problems but if you were running 8.1 it would be good to know if the reset took you back to before the big 8.1 Update 1.

Need more info.

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So a few weeks ago my computer crashed and i had to run a system restore, so now all my programs (the ones that are still on my harddrive) are out of date, specifically Internet Explorer. I was wondering if there is one big update that includes all other smaller patches/security updates/etc. all in one download instead of downloading each one from the web site individually. Or can i uninstall it then reinstall the latest version? Would that help? Any advice would be appreciated.
 

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I had a look at every single trick about updating to sp3.NO way.My xp home is legal and it is updated to sp2.
I managed to get this from sysdm.cpl and it reads:
" 2447.312: DoRegistryUpdates:UpdSpInstallFromInfSection Failed for ProductInstall.GlobalRegistryChanges.Install error: 0x5 ".
I would be grateful if any body could help.
It so frustrating.

A:Updating

The following article may be of interest to you:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949377Read through it carefully...specially the section recommending you to temporarily disable Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware protection during the download process...

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Hello,

I would like to have your opinion on whether I should update my windows xp machine. I have service pack 2 already installed, other than that I don't have any updates, but i have installed ie 7 and wmp 11

Is this enough? Do i need to install windows updates? I have a router that has an inbuilt firewall.

I heard some people that update cause conflicts with some problem and that it is better to wait for a new service pack to be released.

What do you think?

Please advice.

Thank you

A:Updating Necessary

I don't believe there'll be another service pack for XP.

The updates are meant to keep your computer secure and prevent those instability issues, so yes you should do all the latest critical updates on Windows Update.

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:knock: I am having trouble with the Updating on SpyBlaster..Keeps telling me it - Cannot establish connection..Can you help me ? bevyd
 

A:No Updating

You don't give us much info, do you?
Before you try the update, make sure you are online first and/or have a browser open.
Then also check that your firewall (if any) permits SpyBlaster to go out.
 

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My brother is running Windows XP without any service packs installed, I need to update this, do I need to install SP2 and then SP3 or can I install SP3 directly?

thank you
 

A:updating XP SP2 and SP3

Just XP3 directly, it has all the updates included since 2002!
 

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Hi there, I hope to upgrade to SP2 over the weekend and was wondering what the best way to approach it was? I've read about backing up my data before I do it and have also read the thread about the TV media s/w conflict. Is there anything else I should know to avoid any possible problems?

Cheers

A:Updating XP to SP2

Clean up any spyware first. I used Spybot Search and Destroy. http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Run a full virus scan.

Stop as many programs that run on startup as possible.

Stop virus scan.

Stop firewalls such as ZA.
Chas

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Hey guys, im running AVG and when I try to update from the server I just get the message that its attempting to establish a connection, then receive answer, closing connection etc but it takes ages.

It may download a little bit (20%) before telling me that the update server connection has failed, which I dont get as sometimes itl start down loading then fail?

Its quite annoying as Ive only just updated to pro and now I cant seem to receive any updates ,

Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:AVG not updating?

Are you still having issues with the updates
 

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Since 1/12/16 windows has been trying to install updates. I tried manually, and some work, but most of the time it fails to configure.. Any idea whats going on?

A:W7 64 just not updating, help

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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Hi All,
hope someone can help.  unfortunately had to do a clean install of win 7 64 bit.
Installed Sp1, would not update - sat on checking for updates for 7 hours.
Downloaded and installed kb3006137 + kb947821
Tried to update using internet and KB317206, in both cases computer sat there for hours searching for updates.  i dont know if this is a genuine time for this process or something is wrong.  how long should this process take of searching before
the process moves to the next stage?

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Is there any way to update from 8 to 8.1 without going through the store? Clicking on the update thingy in the store does absolutely nothing. the button just looks "pressed" for a bit then goes back to normal.

Note: this is not about the computer listed in my specs. The computer in question is a Dell Inspiron 14R

A:Updating to 8.1

The only other way to upgrade is to get your hands on one of the ISO's from MSDN or TechNet.

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Hello BC! I have windows xpsp2 on a dell dimension desktop/256mb ram/pentium 4 2.66ghz.
My problem is that I cannot seem to get the update for Corel wordperfect Office 11.
I get to the update site and have to install an active x control and then I get a blank page with
this error text:

Incorrect product GUID pattern error. Incoming product GUID=unset

I have no idea what to do after that and all I can seem to do is just close the page and try again
but with same result.
Help,
Mikepin

A:Updating

mikepin,From what I've been able to determine it appears that the install shield is corrupted. I'm not sure if an uninstall/reinstall of Corel will fix that or not. Hope this gives you something to work with.Be (Install Shield) SafeDa Bleeping Animal

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