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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Ex_Brit
Whatever the log jam was it's OK now, WU works as...

Whatever the log jam was it's OK now, WU works as it should.
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
All is well in Paradise. But first I ran the reg...

All is well in Paradise. But first I ran the reg file that blocks any Win 10 auto-upgrade....just in case.
Perhaps I should have gone with the original installation that I thought was broken, using...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
Ah, thanks for that last link.......we shall see...

Ah, thanks for that last link.......we shall see how that helps.
It's going to take me weeks to get back to where I was, software-wise as I am going from memory regarding what I had installed......!...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
Yes, but have you tried it....as with all those...

Yes, but have you tried it....as with all those types of updates, it starts up by polling for updates....which usually ends up nowhere. However, will give it a try again.
Thanks.
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
Thanks everyone for the help. Finally got Win 7...

Thanks everyone for the help. Finally got Win 7 Ultimate SP1 installed. The only trouble now is, apart from updating IE to v.11 and an update to the WU Agent itself...not a single update will...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Ex_Brit
Am getting the same and mine is for a fresh...

Am getting the same and mine is for a fresh installation of 7 as I had a problem with mine so have nothing installed yet apart from the IE11 upgrade.
Someone mentioned in another forum that there...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
None of the above worked. Had to format and...

None of the above worked. Had to format and clean install.. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: Tutorials 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,074
Views: 5,219,519
Posted By Ex_Brit
Thanks, but tried & failed ;-(

Thanks, but tried & failed ;-(
Forum: Tutorials 3 Weeks Ago
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Views: 5,219,519
Posted By Ex_Brit
No they're not. I wondered if there was a way...

No they're not. I wondered if there was a way of retrieving mail from the User's App Data WM folder, that's all.
Acronis has been doing its thing for about an hour now and have no idea how much...
Forum: Tutorials 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,074
Views: 5,219,519
Posted By Ex_Brit
Yes I think so but before I do that I'm delving...

Yes I think so but before I do that I'm delving into the C: drive from my Win 10 and backing up docs downloads and suchlike....am wondering if it's possible to back up my emails as well (in Vista...
Forum: Tutorials 3 Weeks Ago
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Posted By Ex_Brit
Thanks for answering. That's the problem Shawn....

Thanks for answering. That's the problem Shawn. I can't enter any Safe Mode option, it insists on going into Advanced Repair Options, no matter what I do.
The frustrating thing is that in there the...
Forum: Tutorials 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,074
Views: 5,219,519
Posted By Ex_Brit
Is there any way of doing a repair install when...

Is there any way of doing a repair install when one can't access the 7 installation - it keeps going into Advanced Recovery Options only - & System Restore wont work?
I have the DVD all ready to go...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
There's nothing showing in the BIOS as that card...

There's nothing showing in the BIOS as that card boots after the BIOS. What I need to do is to be able to repair install 7 to preserve my stuff.
I will research that, thanks.
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
Oh well couldn't resist. Tried both options,...

Oh well couldn't resist. Tried both options, unfortunately no-go. Sigh. If only I could initiate a repair installation I could save my stuff. It's mail I'm mainly worried about . (Vista Windows...
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
I could try that I suppose. Will see if possible...

I could try that I suppose. Will see if possible in the morning when there's more ambient light and I don't have such a headache.

Thanks for the idea.
Forum: Backup and Restore 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By Ex_Brit
7 Wont Boot (nor Safe Mode) Repair Not Working - HELP !!

I installed what I thought was an updated driver for a PCIe eSATA card and since then get only the Advanced Repair options, none of which work.

The nearest I get is System Restore which finds the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Jun 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 72,266
Posted By Ex_Brit
Windows will do that for you. Just install the...

Windows will do that for you. Just install the KB and that should be all that's necessary.
I, like you, use another browser, but strangely I came across one website the other day that I often have...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Jun 2016
Replies: 43
Views: 72,266
Posted By Ex_Brit
No matter if IE11 is used or not you should keep...

No matter if IE11 is used or not you should keep it up to date for security reasons as many processes utilize it in the background.
It's part of the OS and should be updated like everything else but...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ex_Brit
KB3161664 was already installed and the roll-up...

KB3161664 was already installed and the roll-up had no effect as I was totally up to date anyway.
(Except the updates that induce W10).
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ex_Brit
Yey, WU just came in with 11 updates which I will...

Yey, WU just came in with 11 updates which I will carefully check before downloading and installing. The wait allowed me to shower, dress, do the dusting and make some fresh coffee...oh well, at...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ex_Brit
Well normally Windows alerts me to the updates...

Well normally Windows alerts me to the updates awaiting but nothing this month.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ex_Brit
If it's any consolation, reports are posted all...

If it's any consolation, reports are posted all over the web via several different OS platforms about this same issue, so maybe Microsoft servers are problematic at the moment.
It wouldn't be the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ex_Brit
Hi, I guess the saying "patience is a virtue"...

Hi,
I guess the saying "patience is a virtue" applies here.
Whilst I'm not getting 50% CPU utilization as others are reporting my CPU is a bit hotter than usual when WU is running.
Regards.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2016
Replies: 25
Views: 1,521
Posted By Ex_Brit
I've been trying to check off and on for updates...

I've been trying to check off and on for updates for a couple of days now, "Checking for Updates" seems to be not reaching any server...anywhere at the moment.
Microsoft seems to be losing it lately...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 08 Jun 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By Ex_Brit
Further investigation and exhaustive online...

Further investigation and exhaustive online research show that, under Storage Controllers, the Marvell 91xx SATA 6G Controller is to blame.
I have now set Windows to never install driver updates...
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