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Windows 7: Can not open programs

10 Feb 2011   #1

win 7 and win xp pro
Can not open programs

Hi, I received windows updates on 2-9-11, since then I can not open most of the programs in win 7 ultimate. I have a duel boot with win XP Pro, I am using xp now. I can not open restore points to go to an earlier time. Most of the programs will not open in my computer. I can not open FireFox or internet explorer. The anti virus and spy-ware programs worked but came up with nothing. Has any one had a problem with these updates?

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10 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Hirise, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot instead using a restore point dated when you did not have this issue.

Hope this helps,
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10 Feb 2011   #3

win 7 and win xp pro

Thank you Brink. I could not restore to another date, all the restore dates were deleted. I deleted win updates, none of them were the cause. Deleted and reinstalled programs till I found it. It ended up being Threat Fire, an anti-virus program. Thank you, Hirise
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10 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

That's great news Hirise. Thank you for posting back with your results and solution.
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