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12 Dec 2014   #11
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Another value for regular system images

I went back to a system image I made ~ a week ago and accepted the current updates. I thought this was simpler and safer. Seems to be ok now.


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13 Dec 2014   #12
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I am 400 miles from my main computer and like an idiot I used TeamViewer to run WU remotely. On reboot I have no taskbar, no desktop icons, no start button and maybe more. (Hard to be sure when you can't get around the machine normally and are afraid to do another remote reboot.) I tried the patch but it gives no indication that it even runs. I also managed to run System Restore but it made no difference. My most recent image was from five days ago but I don't want to lose the important emails I have received since then.

I managed to pull up Task Manager and got Windows Explorer running and am using my Start Menu from there. At least I managed to get my email client (Thunderbird) running and can keep up. I came down here (Virginia) for some job interviews and need to have my stuff. I am copying my Thunderbird Profile as I type this and am hoping to get everything configured locally here on my laptop. Needless to say, I will be watching this thread for updates.
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13 Dec 2014   #13
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That is why I don't update on day 1.
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13 Dec 2014   #14
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Copy changed files

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I am 400 miles from my main computer and like an idiot I used TeamViewer to run WU remotely. On reboot I have no taskbar, no desktop icons, no start button and maybe more. (Hard to be sure when you can't get around the machine normally and are afraid to do another remote reboot.) I tried the patch but it gives no indication that it even runs. I also managed to run System Restore but it made no difference. My most recent image was from five days ago but I don't want to lose the important emails I have received since then.

I managed to pull up Task Manager and got Windows Explorer running and am using my Start Menu from there. At least I managed to get my email client (Thunderbird) running and can keep up. I came down here (Virginia) for some job interviews and need to have my stuff. I am copying my Thunderbird Profile as I type this and am hoping to get everything configured locally here on my laptop. Needless to say, I will be watching this thread for updates.
Just some info that you might find interesting:

When I roll back my system to a previous system image backup and need to keep recently created files or documents (System Restore is kept disabled on my machine) - what I do is copy the important directories to a folder on another partition. That's usually Desktop contents, Documents and so on. Thunderbird profile too if needed. Then having rolled back my system I use:

TSR Copy Changed Files

It will copy any files from the folder that I created on the non windows partition back to where they should be so nothing gets lost.
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13 Dec 2014   #15
dustymars

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yesterday this one: KB2912390 was an update, not KB3024777. I did download :x64-based versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: patch but nothing much happened, assumed it did its job......
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13 Dec 2014   #16
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
That is why I don't update on day 1.
Yeah, it's gotten to the point that I wait about 2 days to see if any problems pop up with any updates. I used to wait a day, but now it looks like it would be wise to wait even longer then 2 days.

That & I also make a system image before I update.

What's up with MS lately? This is what, the 3rd month in a row where updates caused problems?
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13 Dec 2014   #17
dustymars

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
That is why I don't update on day 1.
Yeah, it's gotten to the point that I wait about 2 days to see if any problems pop up with any updates. I used to wait a day, but now it looks like it would be wise to wait even longer then 2 days.

That & I also make a system image before I update.

What's up with MS lately? This is what, the 3rd month in a row where updates caused problems?
Me too, after all the update snafu I wait until the word is out before allowing them to update my PC. Just scanned the heck out of my PC's with all the programs and made a backup, so maybe the nasty stuff is gone and MS can correct all their mistakes before letting the updates do their deeds. No, I will never get as MAC
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13 Dec 2014   #18
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
That is why I don't update on day 1.
Yeah, it's gotten to the point that I wait about 2 days to see if any problems pop up with any updates. I used to wait a day, but now it looks like it would be wise to wait even longer then 2 days.

That & I also make a system image before I update.

What's up with MS lately? This is what, the 3rd month in a row where updates caused problems?
Gotta get people on windows 8 or 10 somehow
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13 Dec 2014   #19
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

By The Way...

Microsoft Silverlight have received another update today from W.U with a new version 5.1.31211.0 against the December 09 "Patch Tuesday" one. It Had replaced previous update, so it was not just a simple security fix of it.
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13 Dec 2014   #20
oldyeller38

windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
KB3004394 update

I just came to the forum with a problem with my computer and saw this thread so haven't tried the fix yet. May be my issue also.

The following issue was what I was going to post about: My computer running windows 7 Premium 64 bit with an installed USB 3card run a USB 3 external mini 1 Tb HDD at full speed. Also my computer just recently for some reason has a problem recognizing the hdd when plugging into the usb3.0 or a 2.0 port; most of time get a pop up asking if I want to format it or cancel.
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