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Windows 7: Win 7 SP1 does not show in computer properties

20 Nov 2011   #11
sl2222

win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks EX_Brit I will uninstall sp1 and re-install. No time right now but as soon as I do I'll get back to you with the results.
I do use ccleaner's reg cleaner once in a while. That is probably the culprit. Are u a firm believer in NEVER using a registry cleaner?


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20 Nov 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

This Microsoft article may be of help: Support for Microsoft Update technical problems - troubleshooting

Personally, all I use is Microsoft Security Essentials and the free version of Malwarebytes.

I've learned the hard way that registry cleaners such as CCleaner can do more harm than good in inexperienced hands, so I now leave Windows 7 to take care of business, which it does pretty well.
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20 Nov 2011   #13
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
Thanks EX_Brit I will uninstall sp1 and re-install. No time right now but as soon as I do I'll get back to you with the results.
I do use ccleaner's reg cleaner once in a while. That is probably the culprit. Are u a firm believer in NEVER using a registry cleaner?
A very firm believer.....from experience!! Good luck.
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20 Nov 2011   #14
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
The previous poster's suggestions are good but there is no need to pay for MBAM Pro, the free version is just fine as long as you always remember to update it before running it. It will actually remind you to do that.

MalwareBytes Free

Besides the Pro version could feasibly clash with your antivirus software.
Just for clarification (since I'm the "previous poster" to whom you are referring):

My link was to Malwarebytes Free which just happened to included an additional link to the Pro version. I also clearly stated in my post "It may not hurt to try Malwarebytes Free as a second on demand scanner."

FWIW, the major difference between the free and pro versions is the pro version offers real time monitoring. Malwarebytes is not a traditional antivirus program and the pro version does not clash with traditional AV programs.
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20 Nov 2011   #15
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

I realise that now and no offence was meant. I should have worded the post differently as often people will click the wrong link, or so I have found. Pro's real-time scanning CAN react with the same entity in an antivirus application - I got that from a Manager at McAfee, but I'm not saying that it will do that. Just erring on the side of caution I guess.
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20 Nov 2011   #16
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
I do use ccleaner's reg cleaner once in a while. That is probably the culprit. Are u a firm believer in NEVER using a registry cleaner?
FYI...
IMO - there is no reliable way for a third party program to know whether any particular key is invalid, redundant or neither.
Some registry cleaners may not know for sure whether a key is still being used by Windows or what detrimental effects removing it may have.
This has led to examples of registry cleaners causing loss of functionality and/or system instability.
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20 Nov 2011   #17
sl2222

win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for all the info people and I don't think i'll be using reg cleaners anymore.

now i still have to uninstall sp1 and re-install to see if it fixes this anomaly.
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20 Nov 2011   #18
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Please keep in touch re the results.
Good luck!
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21 Nov 2011   #19
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sl2222 View Post
I do use ccleaner's reg cleaner once in a while. That is probably the culprit. Are u a firm believer in NEVER using a registry cleaner?
FYI...
IMO - there is no reliable way for a third party program to know whether any particular key is invalid, redundant or neither.
Some registry cleaners may not know for sure whether a key is still being used by Windows or what detrimental effects removing it may have.
This has led to examples of registry cleaners causing loss of functionality and/or system instability.

One classic example of how a Registry 'Cleaner' can screw your system is WiseFixer. One version (at least) of it actually uninstalls the Software Protection Service from Win 7 - resulting in a non-genuine notification. Another version also uninstalls the Volume Shadow Copy Service!
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21 Nov 2011   #20
sl2222

win 7 x64
 
 

Well, i won't be able to uninstall and re-install SP1 for a few days. Visitors in town and just no time right now but by this coming weekend I'll do it and promise to get back with the results.
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