|05 Jun 2012||#1|
Two Sudden Problems
I've recently observed two problems.
First, my weather gadget stopped working.
I get the error "Cannot connect to service". There is no option to change city in this case, there's only a "move" and an "exit" button.
Second, Outlook (2010) stopped showing pictures.
I have several accounts setup, and any picture sent to me in an email says "The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location."
These two problems seemed to have simultaneously occurred in the last day or two.
I don't remember installing or altering anything.
|My System Specs|
|05 Jun 2012||#5|
First, help us to help you>
Use the following procedure to update your System Specs:
Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (located on the top menu bar) |
Your Profile | Edit System Spec (left-hand column)
To gather info, use Speccy (my favorite) or SIW or System Info
ADD the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block, for example,
Toshiba Satellite L305D notebook.
Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc
Scroll down and click on SAVE CHANGES.
awaiting your post informing of the update.
|My System Specs|
|05 Jun 2012||#6|
After creating a new account, the two problems go away.
This is weird.
After further investigation, it seems I installed a ton of steam games over the weekend.
Steam installations always erroneously modify microsoft files.
I will update my profile asap.
Thanks for your contributions and encouraging further development.
|My System Specs|
|05 Jun 2012||#10|
Now to avoid all kinds of problems, you need to fully and completely update your Win 7.
Win 7 is not XP. For Win 7, you need to 100% update your system which means you install all critical, all important, all optional updates (except for those for other languages, unless needed).
Use this procedure, afterwards update your system specs and let us know that the update is finished.
UPDATING YOUR WIN 7
1. ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE ALL UPDATES
WIN | type WINDOWS UPDATE | ENTER |
Change settings (left-hand column) |
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK button
Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.
WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.
2. INSTALL CRITICAL UPDATES
Check for Updates (left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)
Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.
DO NOT TRUST the “Windows is up to date” in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!
3. INSTALL IMPORTANT UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.
4. INSTALL OPTIONAL UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all optional updates are installed.
Under Optional updates you will be presented with a list of about 34 language updates.
You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates. When you click on 34 optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.
UPDATE GOLDEN RULES
Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXPired).
UPDATE IS HUNG –TAKING FOREVER
Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.
CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!
You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
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