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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
All looks good. Today I got a notification of new...

All looks good. Today I got a notification of new updates and it downloaded and installed them with no problems.

Thanks again to all who helped with this.
Forum: Installation & Setup 31 May 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,440
Posted By Gwaihir
Those are exactly my concerns. A number of the...

Those are exactly my concerns. A number of the used copies advertised state that the sale includes a "de-commissioned" PC but, as I said, I don't know if there is a legal way to remove Windows from a...
Forum: Installation & Setup 30 May 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,440
Posted By Gwaihir
Hi Jeannie, thanks for responding. ...

Hi Jeannie, thanks for responding.

Unfortunately it appears that only Newegg in North America offers software. That part of the 'All Products' subsection is missing from the UK and other European...
Forum: Installation & Setup 30 May 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 3,440
Posted By Gwaihir
I need a legal new copy of Windows 7

Hi,

I have a laptop running Vista Home Premium 32-bit. Now that Micro$oft has discontinued support (and even Mozilla now, also) I'd like to do a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 28 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Just a final quick addendum : MSE successfully...

Just a final quick addendum : MSE successfully updated it's definitions today so now I must just wait to see if Windows Update has resumed checking for new updates.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 27 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Hi, Returned from hols today & reporting...

Hi,

Returned from hols today & reporting back as promised :-



Good call Thrash and plaudits for SIW2! I ran Dism++ as directed & it found two April rollup updates which I let it install. I...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 20 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Hi, Thanks everyone for your help. Any...

Hi,

Thanks everyone for your help. Any further action will now have to wait until I get back from holiday. I'll report back then.

Cheers.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but I don't...

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick but I don't understand what you mean by 'right click the reg and go to
Properties and use the Unblock button/ save then also right click it again and use run as...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 18 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Hi ThrashZone, thanks for responding. I have...

Hi ThrashZone, thanks for responding.

I have now tried using the Option 3 batch file. This hasn't made any difference. Whilst monitoring the commands I did notice an 'access denied, the process...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Never mind. I appreciate your efforts to help,...

Never mind. I appreciate your efforts to help, especially as you've been the only member to try.

I realise the update reset is for several versions of Windows. Shawn has obviously constructed the...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Unfortunately that doesn't seem to have helped...

Unfortunately that doesn't seem to have helped either.

Looking at the contents of the batch file I notice the last thing it does is clear the BITS queue which, according to the Microsoft support...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Hi ethel, Thanks for trying to help. I'm not...

Hi ethel,

Thanks for trying to help. I'm not an expert either, just an ordinary user trying to pick my way through the minefield that Microsoft has created :)

I took a look at the list of...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Ok, thanks, I've found it now. I won't be doing...

Ok, thanks, I've found it now. I won't be doing anything with it for the time being, though, as I first need to resolve the failure to complete the search for updates.

I thought the three files...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
I can't seem to find a Software Distribution...

I can't seem to find a Software Distribution Folder. Any pointers to it's location would be gratefully received.

In January of this year I installed Windows6.1-KB3020369-x64,...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 14 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,457
Posted By Gwaihir
Windows Update appears to have stopped checking for updates

Hi,

Must admit to feeling a bit embarrassed about this. I just realised that I hadn't received any notifications about updates recently and, on checking, I find the last check was done in December...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Gwaihir
I may have a play around with that at some point...

I may have a play around with that at some point but as I said it's not a major issue. Having read the whole of that thread it is concerning that malware can be made so persistant.

I think it does...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Gwaihir
Ok, I hope this is what you wanted. For good...

Ok, I hope this is what you wanted. For good measure I've also included the first few lines of the DxDiag report on the system and a new screenshot of how this page looked when I opened it from the...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Gwaihir
Nope - I'm using Firefox, currently version...

Nope - I'm using Firefox, currently version 46.0.1. If you're referring to browser settings and extensions bear in mind I said it's not confined to the browser.

The icons you're referring to, I...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Gwaihir
Ok, I will try to get a screenshot. It isn't...

Ok, I will try to get a screenshot. It isn't confined to the browser, it also happens with other applications.

Well, waddya know - it happened while posting this reply! See the top and bottom of...
Forum: General Discussion 08 Jun 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Gwaihir
Scroll bars getting corrupted

I don't know if this subject has been raised before. Apologies if it has.

I'm finding that the vertical scroll bar gets corrupted quite a lot. I can't remember how long ago I first noticed it. The...
Forum: Network & Sharing 26 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By Gwaihir
Hi Brink, thanks for that. Worked a treat!

Hi Brink, thanks for that. Worked a treat!
Forum: Network & Sharing 26 May 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1,217
Posted By Gwaihir
Homegroup icon appeared on desktop after latest update

Hi, as per thread title a Homegroup icon appeared on my desktop after performing the latest update. It's not a major issue other than I don't need it, I don't want it and Windows won't let me delete...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 02 Nov 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,132
Posted By Gwaihir
Ok, thanks for that explanation. I hadn't...

Ok, thanks for that explanation. I hadn't considered the antivirus (MSE) but that sounds very plausible.

The files are/were all NTFS and the only application running at the same time was my email...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Oct 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Gwaihir
Thanks, I'll try quitting the systray components,...

Thanks, I'll try quitting the systray components, if they'll let me, one each time before a shutdown.

I'm using a custom theme with some of the aero features and my own desktop background pic. I...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Oct 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Gwaihir
Several annoying problems have surfaced recently

Hi,

I'm grouping these items together rather than starting separate threads although they may not be related.

The first problem is that I have started noticing an issue with display updating....
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