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Windows 7: Unwanted Protect Status

27 Jan 2018   #1
JWR

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Unwanted Protect Status

For many months now I have had the SD card from my camera treated as if it were protected. You can COPY files from it but cannot erase files on it nor MOVE them. It has nothing to do with the card nor the LOCK on thecard. Windows Explorer functions do not offer delete or move. Just copy, etc. Restarting the machine clears this every time. Rather obviously a bug in Windows 7. I suppose it is POSSIBLE that there is some obscure hardware bug in the built-in SD reader in the PC. Since I know with absolute certainty that it was not like this for the first several years using Win7 I am convinced it is a disease introduced by the hundreds of unwanted updates that Microsoft insists on performing without my approval or knowledge. Rampant problem with almost all op sys and devices including cell phones, PCs, etc.
1) How do I get rid of the bug ? 2) How can I halt the unwanted/unauthorized updates?


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29 Jan 2018   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.

Open Device manager and look for yellow alerts of missing drivers.
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29 Jan 2018   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To stop unwanted updates:
- Under services (services.msc), set WU to manual.
- Open WU (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\Change settings) and set Never check and un mark Give me recommended updates.

My computer is set this way and I only install security only updates.
MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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29 Jan 2018   #4
JWR

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Please edit your profile with ALL your hardware specs.

Open Device manager and look for yellow alerts of missing drivers.
No missing drivers. There have been no config changes in ages. How would drivers be missing ? Seems unrelated to the issue.
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29 Jan 2018   #5
JWR

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
To stop unwanted updates:
- Under services (services.msc), set WU to manual.
- Open WU (Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Windows Update\Change settings) and set Never check and un mark Give me recommended updates.

My computer is set this way and I only install security only updates.
MS releases SP2 for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums
Good info.Thanks.
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30 Jan 2018   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JWR View Post
I suppose it is POSSIBLE that there is some obscure hardware bug in the built-in SD reader in the PC.
Buy a USB SD Card Reader. I did that, and I can read SD cards flawlessly with the new reader. It was about $15 at my local Walmart.
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30 Jan 2018   #7
JWR

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Buy a USB SD Card Reader. I did that, and I can read SD cards flawlessly with the new reader. It was about $15 at my local Walmart.
Yes, I have some of those plug-in USB connected SD card readers. They work fine but when the PC decides the SD is protected (which it is not) it does not matter what reader I am using.

My main question was/is: has anyone else seen the disease of unwanted claims by the op sys that SD cards are "protected?"
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30 Jan 2018   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

On your profile specs it says that you have Win 7 HP. Please confirm.

Does the SD card works normally on another computer / card reader?
Does another SD card works normally on your computer?
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30 Jan 2018   #9
JWR

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The suspect SD card does work fine on another computer (my laptop running Windows 10.) I have not in timely fashion (same sitting) tried some other SD card on my Win 7 PC to see if other SD cards exhibit the same unwanted protection disease. Good point -- if/when it happens again I will try and remember to try some other SD card. Meanwhile, I have set my PC to "never check" for updates as you said. How do I know when worthwhile security updates become available ?
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31 Jan 2018   #10
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I update my post every month with the link.
You can also see it on the link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...update-history
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