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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 6 Days Ago
Replies: 7
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Posted By Gwaihir
Yes, for the latest update at least. I am...

Yes, for the latest update at least.

I am not marking this thread as Solved because the reasons for the problem have never been identified and it remains to be seen whether it has resolved itself...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Gwaihir
Interestingly both systems re-started normally...

Interestingly both systems re-started normally after the latest updates. I hadn't changed anything so I can only assume it was a bug in the earlier updates unless SFC repaired something without...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Gwaihir
Ok. I've run System File Check on both systems...

Ok. I've run System File Check on both systems and no errors were found. Would it be worth running SURT anyway?

Edit: I've found I already had SURT bookmarked and think I used it sometime last...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Gwaihir
Hi Snick, Thanks for responding. The key...

Hi Snick,

Thanks for responding. The key \WindowsUpdate\ does not exist at that location in either of our systems. Is it possible that a recent update has somehow removed it, and should I try...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Gwaihir
Problem with restart during Windows updates

Hi,

For the last couple of Windows updates I've had the problem that it doesn't restart my PC. It reports it's configuring the updates and then that it's shutting down as normal but it no longer...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 15 Jun 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9,662
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: 4,272
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: 4,272
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: 4,272
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 9,662
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: 1,460
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: 1,460
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: 1,460
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: 1,460
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: 1,460
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...
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