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Forum: General Discussion 11 May 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By redoak
I agree. The computer is almost surely...

I agree. The computer is almost surely compromised. I would definitely reformat and clean install (or restore a backed up image from before the incident) if this were my computer.
Forum: General Discussion 25 Feb 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 7,792
Posted By redoak
Yes, there are several telemetry-related updates...

Yes, there are several telemetry-related updates that, when removed, WU will try to install them again down the road. I am also set for Manual Install now...
Forum: General Discussion 22 Feb 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,346
Posted By redoak
Unfortunately, you are correct. In many respects,...

Unfortunately, you are correct. In many respects, Windows is still a toy OS after all these years. There is no reason why the phenomenon you describe should exist, but it surely does. Windows is...
Forum: General Discussion 17 Feb 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By redoak
Boot up a Linux Live CD/USB, copy your data to an...

Boot up a Linux Live CD/USB, copy your data to an external drive or separate partition, and reinstall Windows.

I'm really not sure I understand how this could have happened, but as someone else...
Forum: General Discussion 13 Feb 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By redoak
An adminstrator can access all accounts on the...

An adminstrator can access all accounts on the machine, without a password. Heck, administrators set the passwords to begin with. That's why it's an administrator. If you are worried about this in...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Jan 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 13,428
Posted By redoak
I don't play any games, modern or otherwise ;) ...

I don't play any games, modern or otherwise ;) Just not a gamer - working with these things is game enough for me. And I've been dual booting Linux since 1998, very familiar and comfortable with it,...
Forum: General Discussion 30 Jan 2018
Replies: 82
Views: 13,428
Posted By redoak
You find Windows 7 'dated', I find Window 10 to...

You find Windows 7 'dated', I find Window 10 to be eye-bleedingly ugly. But oh well, de gustibus non est disputandum I will use Windows 7 on this rig until it dies, and no doubt my next computer...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jan 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By redoak
How many items are in the folder you are trying...

How many items are in the folder you are trying to sort? My music folders are organized by album, so there aren't that may items in each folder- they sort by Title very fast. But 'Title' is not...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Jan 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By redoak
You will have seen Brink's comment - it was...

You will have seen Brink's comment - it was re-released. How odd.
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Jan 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By redoak
Did the first download really install? Take a...

Did the first download really install? Take a look at the status in your update history - if an update fails, it will try again later. I have a couple of instances in my update history where it looks...
Forum: General Discussion 05 Jan 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By redoak
No, once you legitimately install Win10, that...

No, once you legitimately install Win10, that machine will always be authorized to run Win10, and will verify. But you can certainly go back to Win7 no problem. For that matter, I have been dual...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 20 Dec 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By redoak
Hey thanks Snick! I think that's a really...

Hey thanks Snick! I think that's a really worthwhile project, and will keep it in mind for future reference. In the meantime, I went to Sysnative, and just a while ago got everything sorted out.
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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Dec 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By redoak
Thanks for your guidance! How do you suppose the...

Thanks for your guidance! How do you suppose the files went missing? This is an installation of Win7 that's been going without a hiccup for over 4 years.

I will check out the Sysnative forum...
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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Dec 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By redoak
Thanks for your reply. I ran the update, but...

Thanks for your reply. I ran the update, but there was no log named SURT. I have attached CheckSUR.log - hope that is what you need...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Dec 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By redoak
Just a bit of followup, in case this is a clue: ...

Just a bit of followup, in case this is a clue:

When I boot to Windows, a command line window is open on the desktop, running a program called C:\Windows\system32\CompatTelRunner.exe

I stays...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 16 Dec 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By redoak
Update fail - error 80073701

The recent KB4054518 update has failed repeatedly on my machine with error 80073701. I searched, and tried the various incantations suggested, but no joy. I really don't know what to try next - any...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 04 Dec 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 11,529
Posted By redoak
Evidently, MS forgot to reset an expiration date...

Evidently, MS forgot to reset an expiration date for a certain file - it expired yesterday. None of the typical 'fix your update problem' fixes will fix this - just gotta wait until MS gets on the...
Forum: General Discussion 29 Oct 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,310
Posted By redoak
Windows 7 is supported until January 2020. There...

Windows 7 is supported until January 2020. There is no 'very outdated' release that would be identified as illegitimate and turn off activation It's probably not a legit copy that was never activated...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Sep 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,537
Posted By redoak
I wouldn't mess with it either - the important...

I wouldn't mess with it either - the important stuff will recreate itself. I'll bet you now have a hidden system directory on your C: drive called System Volume Information - it doesn't have to be a...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jul 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By redoak
First of all, you can probably revert to your...

First of all, you can probably revert to your Win7 installation. I think in the Backup and Restore section of settings is such an option - it's there somewhere. I think you have 30 days from the...
Forum: General Discussion 07 Jun 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 3,477
Posted By redoak
Do you have another monitor you could test with?...

Do you have another monitor you could test with? Sounds like you just might have a flaky monitor...
Forum: General Discussion 29 May 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By redoak
You don't say how old your computer is, but...

You don't say how old your computer is, but perhaps it's not worth purchasing a Windows 7 license for it (if you can even find a legitimate one). I certainly wouldn't put XP back on it. You might as...
Forum: General Discussion 17 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5,526
Posted By redoak
If you can't even manage to bring up the menu...

If you can't even manage to bring up the menu that allows you to select the boot device, a full installation disc of windows or anything else is not going to help you. I thought you already had some...
Forum: General Discussion 14 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5,526
Posted By redoak
Yes, alas, I was coming around to thinking you...

Yes, alas, I was coming around to thinking you had a hardware issue. Good luck - hope you get to the bottom of it...
Forum: General Discussion 14 May 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 5,526
Posted By redoak
How did you boot whatever you used to wipe your...

How did you boot whatever you used to wipe your drive?
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