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Latest updates are causing me disk problems

Question: Latest updates are causing me disk problems

When I shut down the other day (Win 7 ultimate 64bit), there were 30 updates to be applied. when I restarted my system yesterday morning, there was an error message about my hard disk eventually failing. Is there a possible relationship here? I have been trying to clone this hard disk (tried the backup\restore image copy and Seagate diskwizard), they have both failed. I have rebooted multiple times with no problems. Did computer\disks\properties\tools\fix clusters etc (does a report go somewhere), the system rebooted automatically after. Not sure if I am having a registry or hardware problem. I am wonderig if I should go back to a restore point.

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Answer: Latest updates are causing me disk problems

Try restoring from a restore point and immediately run a hard drive scan using one of these tools: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

See here: System Restore

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I just installed the latest Win. updates & the computer rebooted to install them.It went thro the normal boot procedure but when the Windows screen appears a blue screen with white writing flashes past & it starts to reboot again & this goes on & on in a circle.I went into bios & altered it so it would not stop at any faults but it did not help me.Computer now restarting every 5mins so i have had to unplug it.Has this happened to anyone else or anyone know where to start looking for solution.

Answer:Latest Windows updates causing problems

What is your Operating System?

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and so have also had to put up with all the latest updates. The problem is that after installing them, something happens to my screen resolution (all icons and text are enormous). I have already done two system restores to fix this, but after each one the updates are once again installed and so the situation reoccurs.
I should also add (since the two things are surely connected) that for a while now I've been getting messages regarding my video card drivers. I have checked with AMD, and my drivers are up to date. Yet yesterday and the day before I also got a Blue Screen of Death.
I've installed WhoCrashed, but this won't work since dumps are not enabled(or something similar!!).
I see that my laptop is ready to install the updates again...

Answer:Latest Windows updates causing problems...

Then see what Windows Updates wants to update. Right click the AMD drivers offered and select 'hide this update'. You should no longer be offered the GPU driver and the rest should install correctly.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and so have also had to put up with all the latest updates. The problem is that after installing them, something happens to my screen resolution (all icons and text are enormous). I have already done two system restores to fix this, but after each one the updates are once again installed and so the situation reoccurs.
I should also add (since the two things are surely connected) that for a while now I've been getting messages regarding my video card drivers. I have checked with AMD, and my drivers are up to date. Yet yesterday and the day before I also got a Blue Screen of Death.
I've installed WhoCrashed, but this won't work since dumps are not enabled(or something similar!!).
I see that my laptop is ready to install the updates again...

Answer:Latest Windows updates causing problems...

"I have already done two system restores to fix this, but after each one the updates are once again installed and so the situation reoccurs."
Change the way your updates are installed - Windows Updates - under Important Updates change to Download Updates but let me choose whether to install them That way you have more control over them. (ie: I want what I want on my computer NOT what Microsoft thinks I should have)
If as you say System Restore fixes the problem then it is obvious that one or more of your updates is overwriting. Depending on how many updates there are, install one or two at a time - then restart each time and you should find the culprit.

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and so have also had to put up with all the latest updates. The problem is that after installing them, something happens to my screen resolution (all icons and text are enormous). I have already done two system restores to fix this, but after each one the updates are once again installed and so the situation reoccurs.
I should also add (since the two things are surely connected) that for a while now I've been getting messages regarding my video card drivers. I have checked with AMD, and my drivers are up to date. Yet yesterday and the day before I also got a Blue Screen of Death.
I've installed WhoCrashed, but this won't work since dumps are not enabled(or something similar!!).
I see that my laptop is ready to install the updates again...

Answer:Latest Windows updates causing problems with video...

Is your resolution changing perhaps after it is installing a graphics update, also could be your scaling?

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I installed all but one update which failed (update # 2952664) and now my computer takes much longer to shut down, any ideas.
 
Thanks
 
 
OK, update , i removed and reinstalled that update and it actually installed without issue but still no difference , somethings  very odd.

Answer:Latest windows updates (one failure) causing very slow shutdown.

Try startup repair in Advanced Boot Menu by pressing F8 on early splash screen. Then use or proceed with system file checker.

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So recently, I have been encountering problems with my computer lately.
The first has been trying to install the latest update for windows 10, but everytime it tries to install, it always ends up with the " Windows was unable to install updates undoing changes" message. The first few tomes this happened, I thought it was nothing to get worried about. After a few days I started getting black screens everytime I log in to my account. I've waited to see if the desktop would pop up but it took a whole 5 minutes to do so and the home menu wouldn't work either, and when I ran windows powershell, it seemed like it made it worse.

I've tried resetting my computer to factory defaults, but an error would come up saying that it was unable to reset my PC.

Help appreciated

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Hi, I've got a T61, 7662-CTO, running Windows XP sp3. I recently ran the Thinkvantage system update, which attempted to update some of the thinkvantage drivers, including the power scheme manager. After the download, Window's Data Execution Prevention started to interfere with the install.  I downloaded the updated driver manually, turned off DEP, and installed manually. Since then, all my ThinkVantage functionality has started to act up.- Power Schemes don't work- None of the Fn + F# keys seem to work, except Fn + F4- the blue thinkvantage button stopped workingIf I start the ThinkVantage programs from the start menu, then some of the programs work okay (but not power schemes) Am I the only one facing these issues?  Any advice would be helpful. -Q

Answer:Latest thinkvantage system update causing many problems...

After calling Warrany Support (woo hooooo), I found that the hotkeys driver needed to be reloaded.  That fixed the Fn+F# key issues, but my power manager is as messed up as it was (even after reinstalling the driver). As a matter of fact, the Power Manager issue persists only on my admin account.  My sibbling's account doesn't seem to have any problems with it.  The problem was that the power profiles were not being activated when selected, and some of the profiles were removed (like Power Source Optimized, Maximum Battery Life, etc...).  

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I downloaded them last night. It took forever! Now I cannot access websites other than Yahoo. Right now I'm on my iPad. I know it is not my Internet. This morning I tried again thinking it had been fixed and it still does not work, What would happen if I uninstall all the updates from yesterday? Or do you think Microsoft is aware and fixing this. Thanks for your help!

Answer:Problems with the latest updates for Win 7

Just to give more information, I am getting a security warning from Mcafee and it will not allow me to even go to the web site.

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tuesday night i had 19 updates which sorted themself out last night with the result that at first keyboard would not work, now fixed but main problem is that it has screwed pc altogether in that web content appears to be all over the place ie as if one was viewing a temporary page etc

Answer:anyone else had problems with latest win7 updates

I had 33 updates but no problems.

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Today 18/8/'12 I received notification (in notification area) of Windows 7 and Office 2012 'essential' updates.
These downloaded and when the automatic restart started the system completely locked.
Windows Repair started and could not find a solution. I had to get onto system manufacturer to get running again (thank you Palicomp).
I then tried again - download seemed to go OK but on auto restart > configuring Windows I got 8 updates failed message.
On checking I found that Office updates had installed but all Windows 7 had failed.
I tries again with same results > "Failure to configure Windows updates. Reverting Changes and an automatic reboot.
I then ran 'Windows Mr Fix-It'.
No change, Failure to configure Reverting Changes.
Tried running 'Mr Fix-It' again and again installing updates - same results.
I now have Windows Updates Available permanently in notification area.
Anybody else had a problem with the latest updates? Or has anybody got any solution?
All an any help appreciated. 250diesel.

Answer:Latest Windows 7 Updates Problems

I had to restart twice, eventually it was OK.

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Today WIN told me that there would be 2 important updates. I made the updates. After that WIN said that the updates were successful. Wonderous when it announced these updates a couple hours later again.

I wasn't sure whats going on, maybe at the first time something went wrong. So I installed again. It was over in a few seconds only. Said that again its successful. Now I checked my Update history and you see that its in there several times.

And it keeps coming back. Whats happening ?

Answer:Problems with latest Updates (03-14-2011)

WTF?

Now I just checked in SYSTEM / PROGRAMS & FEATURES / INSTALLED UPDATES and you see here what I found.



How the hell can that fit to the history list in the other Screenshot ? Something is definately f**ked up. Question is what ?

Is it time to think about a fresh Install of WIN again ?

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OS Xp home. Just downloaded the latest security downloads from Microsoft. {12-11-07}
Everything went well. Did my restart. Now when I go to web sites that I've been to before I get an error: "Internet explorer encounter a problem and needs to close"............This just started AFTER I downloaded the latest updates. I did a system restore to yesterday, and everything is fine again. But..........now my question: These are security updates so I would assume I do need them. Do I need to make adjustments elsewhere like my security settings or are there other issues. Thanks B-72
 

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I recently update windows 10 pro and since then the printer go deskjet 4645 stopped working and it used to work fine. Then i could see some problems with NT. 4 . I google and try to solve it. I uninstall and installed the go deskjet software . I struggle on the installation . When it was finally done i could send a document to printing but it will disappear from the print queue

Could you please guide me on this?

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Hi, I am new to these forums as you can see.

Anyway, I don't know why this happens, but whenever I use Windows Update in the Control Panel and get new updates, restart my computer(as it tells me to) then after that I try to open a folder but I get a message saying something about "a file isn't associated with this" (I'm not exactly sure what the message said..) I know how to fix this, but I get other problems like, not being able to open Help and Support, I get another error message. There's probably more errors where that came from, but I don't know.. I used system restore to get my computer back to before the update, and all was well again, but I don't have the update.
I can't exactly explain because I don't get these errors anymore(system restore...)
I need those updates! This happens with any update, not with a specific one..

What's going on? How can I fix this?

Answer:Updates causing problems?

Don't download all of them at once.
Start with the smaller ones/reboot/ and then download the larger files one at a time.
Seems to have worked for others in this forum.
Post back on how it is going.

Welcome to 7 Forums bryan!

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Hi,
My dad bought XP for me about a month ago. Since then its been running great (except for a few troubles finding hidden stuff). But in the last week or so the internet has been playing up. Google would work perfectly but most other sites such as yahoo mail or hotmail, basically any links from google would not load. However the favicon would load but the page (in firefox) would stop and say "No data in document" (or whatever it is). When going back to IE it wasnt much better. At first i thought it was DNS settings and checked and rechecked many times... I could still ping.

I have reloaded my computer a number of times from an image and it works fine untill i install some windows updates. The first few are ok. I would still like to continue getting updates.

So does any one else get this problem or know what the offending update is? The only information I could find was re SP1 or upgrading to SP2. My version of XP came with SP2 already installed (version2002 build2600)

Thanks for your time
James

Answer:Updates Causing Problems

After you reload your computer from that image, do you put any type of security on it? Anti-virus, firewall and whatnot? An unprotected computer left open on a broadband connection will be infected by as many as 3 viruses in under 10 minutes.

Also if you are loading a firewall, are you allowing UDP port 53 (the dns port)? If you block that port you will have similar problems, pages not loading, or "containing no information" (I know I had this problem about a month ago, my firewall started blocking it on its own).

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ive just spent the day trying to fig out why my games become very jerky and slow after usually 10 mins of play, its started doing it for the past few days after an "important" windows update. Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x86.ive tried driver rollbacks, uninstall avg and updates and system restore. nothing seems to be working.ive never had any probs b4.ive tried looking for problems in device manager but everything seems fine.it seems to be an intermittent problem that is affecting the speed of the graphics. the windows vista aero graphics are also slow and jittery after i exit games that are affected by the problem.when looking at the resource manager as the problem occurs my cpu usage goes from a constant 30% to 60%, its like something is coming on in the background.i have an asus g2s b1, 3gb ram 2.4 gh core 2 duo centrino provista sp 1 with up to date updates.help pleaseOperating System: Windows Vista

Answer:updates causing gpu cpu problems?

In Task manager.processes.Under CPU System Idle process should be showing about 97% if nothing running.Is anything else using up the CPU.

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Hi After windows7 updates have been installed (on 2 occassions now) I'm left with a white screen. Then the msg IE cannot display webpage. The diagnosis can't ID the problem either. My BT help-search also brings up the same IE msg cannot display webpage. On these 2 occassions I've had to apply a system restore which does solve the issue. As updates need to be installed how can I get round this problem. Any advise welcome. Thanks

Answer:Updates causing problems

Go to Windows Updates - Installed Updates - remove the recently installed 7 updates - restart your PC - reinstall updates one at a time - you should find the problem one.

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here is my technical info

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6530D, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 914 GB (787 GB Free); D: 16 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2ACF
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

my problem started with an update a few days ago..I started having problems with my monitor not re-powering when I started system...so I did a system restore to an earlier date to get rid of update...now when my computer boots up and it stops and I get this....
AN OPERATING SYSTEM WASN'T FOUND.TRY DISCONNECTING ANY DRIVES THAT DON'T CONTAIN AN OPERATING SYSTEM...
so I found some info and tried using a downloaded USB boot media....it goes only so far and says I can;t upgrade or install WIN 8 or WIN 10.......help!!!
 

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On Friday I got up to date with the updates for XP Pro.I chose the critical ones and others I needed.Since then I have been unable to get my dial -up connection to hold for more than 4 minutes,usually much less.I restored my settings back to Thursday and it is now working ok again.Is this a known problem that anyone else has had?

Answer:Windoews Updates causing problems

Nope - all my critical updates up to date - but - I don't use dial-up.

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Hey guys ,
as the title already mentions I'm experiencing some hard issues with new windows updates.
So, yesterday I wanted to refresh my updates via Windows Updates. Everything worked fine before but afterwards everything just went wrong.
After I installed the new updates i couldn't login in many clients for example Battle.net , League of Legends and I couldn't even connect to a TeamSpeak server.
I reinstalled Windows and it worked fine again. Then I upgraded again and the issue was back again. I'm not really sure what's causing this. I hope anybody of you can help me
yours faithfully
Andrew

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Has anyone had any problems with downloading and installing some Critical Updates from Windows Update Page, particularly 821557, 811493, Q329441, 814033. One of these causes my Windows Explorer or Task Manager to freeze when a folder is right clicked. I am running Windows XP Home Any ideas anyone? Amazon

Answer:Windows XP Updates causing problems

as the following 821557 811493, Q329441, 814033 are in the add/remove programs they should be able to be uninstalled one at a time.See which caused error then reinstall whatever.They come under the heading of Hotfix.

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-System Information-
Custom
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Asus K8V-X (used)
AMD Athlon 64bit 3200+
512MB of PC3200
40Gig Samsung Hardrive (IDE)
GeForce 6600 (used)
Thermaltake 420watt Power Supply
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It seems everytime I update WindowsXP with security updates I get the problem of my PC locking up. I've tried a new stick of ram, new power supply and a new wireless PCI card. I have all the latest drivers for my hardware including the mobo's drivers.

The funny thing is after I get done installing the WindowsXP updates, it will lock then reboot (thats why i assumed it was a driver issue).

Should I try a new mobo possibly? Give me your opinions

Answer:Windows Updates Causing Problems

Look in your eventlog and see what it's doing. Look for errors and such. When you say, locks up and reboots, can you explain a little more what you mean exactly.

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Has anyone had any problems with downloading and installing some Critical Updates from Windows Update Page, particularly 821557, 811493, Q329441, 814033. One of these causes my Windows Explorer or Task Manager to freeze when a folder is right clicked. I am running Windows XP Home Any ideas anyone? Amazon

Answer:Windows Updates causing problems

I read a report from grc.com that Microsoft has shut down the update pages due to the impending attack on them by the blaster virus. There is also a report under Latest News on the right hand side of this screen.

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Just a little background, I am using a Toshiba L840 laptop and it's only about 8 months old, I've never really had any issues with it whatsoever and I am a designer so it is quite important that it is functional. It is quite a beast for it needs to do and normally speeds through everything.

Anyway I did some updates recently after I noticed that in start> all programs> windows updates it had the red restriction where it would not allow updates. I sorted it out so it would allow me to do so and did the updates. I cannot remember what they were exactly though. Anyway now it has gone back to being set so I am unable to do any updates manually or automatically, this is not the major issue though. Now around every 1-2 hours my computer crashes and or slows down often resulting in me having to restart, sometimes it crashes and I literally have to hold down the power button to get it to restart. I have done some research on the net but have not come to a resolution yet.. Any ideas?

Thanks Tom

Answer:Windows 7 Updates Causing Problems

Hi TomTom55,

Check the "Event Viewer" to see if there are any errors posted. If so, post the computer error here.

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Hi,Just subscribed to this and my first question is:-Has anyone had any problems with downloading and installing some Critical Updates from Windows Update Page, particularly821557811493Q329441814033One of these causes my Windows Explorer or Task Manager to freeze when a folder is right clicked.I am running Windows XP HomeAny ideas anyone?Amazon

Answer:XP Windows Updates causing Problems

i am having the same problem with the same updates. anybody any help please, these are critical security updates. my only thought is that the patch i have recently installed to sort out the blaster worm may have included these updates but no one has told windows update?

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I have read complaints from incensed Windows 7 users about user profiles becoming corrupted and unusable and it seems that Windows' updates are one of the culprits.
Is that true?
I am now very chary of allowing any updates from Microsoft and have stopped all updates.
I think that for security issues, my antirus program could take care of them!
In fact, I have changed from Windows XP to Windows 7 just about a year ago and I have had my user profile corrupted three times within this period!
I was using Windows XP for many years and I have never encountered any corrupted profile problems - not a single time!
This makes me regret ever changing to Windows 7!
Each time my profile is corrupted, I have to rebuild my new user account from scratch.
The Fixit that is supposed to remedy the corrupted profile problem just didn't work because I have tried it from another user account that I have opened prior to the corruption of the account.
The whole action of the Fixit started and ended within the new user account and there is no way it can fix the corrupted account in this way.
Please let me know how I can just save ONLY MY USER PROFILE so that I can reinstate it and only IT in case of future corruption of the account.
This will save me a load of work rebuilding everything from scratch.

Answer:Windows 7 Updates Causing Problems

Windows updates are VERY rarely the cause of problems - despite what many people like to say.
The problems with updates usually fall into three or four categories...
1) Pre-existing system corruption - such as failing hardware - causing problems which are exacerbated when an update fails.
2) Malware attempting to either prevent updates, or corrupt files.
3) User error -such as switching the power off when the system appears to have frozen during a long update, or at shutdown.

Your user profile is contained partly in the registry and partly in the filesystem - your best option always is a full backup, but System Restore will also save the details required.

Since this problem appears to have happened a number of times, it's important to try and find the cause, rather than patch the effects.
Windows 7 is a very different beast to XP - and cannot be treated in the same cavalier way that people got used to treating XP. This is by design, as one of the problems with XP was that it was originally designed in an inherently insecure fashion (as was evident when SP2 was released with a huge number of fundamental security changes).
I rather suspect that your problem is going to be caused by using methodologies in Win7 that you used to use in XP - and which are no longer either effective or appropriate.

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is it just me...it seems like every second laptop i install lately has a failure configuring windows updates reverting changes problem...that just loops for days!!!

this was a clean install (recovery partition) and was running fine till i turned it on this morning
now its stuck...i have read many many posts on fixing these problems...why is it happening in the first place?
im one step from turning off windows 7 updates for good!!!

any help appreciated
 

Answer:Windows 7 updates are causing problems

is it failing any particular update
how many is it trying to install
I have had a few problems recently with a fresh install - where there are 100+ updates
and selected which ones to install and installed in batches
 

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I just updated Windows 10 today. It wasn't the usual update, this one took a while. Anyways, for some reason, I have noticed I seem to have problems with my laptop after it updates. This time around, I get a black screen when I put my laptop on sleep and try to log back in. Usually if I put it on sleep, then open it up, the log in screen will appear straight away. I have to turn it off/on because the black screen doesn't go away and I can't log in unless I shut it down entirely. I can hear it running, but can't see anything.

This has happened before right after an update, but seemed to resolve itself. I haven't had any kinds of problems like this aside from when I have to update it.

Why is Windows 10 like this...I have read many other posts about others having problems after an update. I don't know if there's something that I can do other than shutting the thing down when the black screen won't go away. Any advice? I will put it out there that I'm not computer savvy. I know the bare minimum. Thanks to anyone that responds to this.

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I have been experiencing problems with my computer not booting up recently. I'm running windows xp home edition and have had a number of occasions where on switching on my computer it will start loading up to the point where windows is about to start, at this point there will be a blue flash on the monitor and it will start all over again loading up it then pauses at a black screen with a countdown timer and options to choose  start in safe mode etc. I have found that if I start in safe mode and then use system restore to go back to a point just before the scheduled windows up dates where installed the computer will work fine again. Seems that something connected with the updates is causing the problem I have now turned off automatic updates to confirm that this is the problem and have had no more problems and the computer runs fine but now I am concerned that my computer is being left wide open to threats without the latest updates. HEEEEEEEEEEELP

Answer:windows updates causing problems

Try to install one update at a time, until you find the culprit.

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Hello, I am helping my friend fix his computer. I have some experience in removing malware and viruses in the past but am in a total brain scramble over what to do with this. I did some scans and found various troubles but ...I need some help. It seems that windows did some updates and windows 10 installer jumped in and stepped all over this computer. I think. We lost the volume and ability to boot to safe mode. Everytime have tried to get back to the original restore point windows jumps back in and reinstalls its updates. I no longer have the ability to stop windows from reinstalling these updates.

I know you'll want some scan logs but figure I'd ask which ones you'll need before I go at it.
Please let me know....

Thanks, Tonya
 

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I've never made a thread before, but I've gone through every type of fix I could think of for the issues I'm having so I figured going onto a forum might help, so I could get advice from others who may know more than I do.

My issues are that :

1) My laptop was working just fine with minor issues until a bit over a day ago. I had my laptop off all day yesterday because I was at work. After I turn it on, I discover that even though I have full strength, I can't access the wifi that is linked to my laptop. No browsers will work, nor will any other programs that use the internet (such as Skype or Spotify. I don't use these much, they are more of just examples of what won't connect). Every time any of my browsers won't connect, it always says that I should check my firewall options to make sure the browser is a program that is allowed to access the internet. I did that. I turned off Windows Firewall, and it didn't do anything. I changed proxy settings in every browser and nothing changed.
All of my browsers work when my laptop is in safe mode with networking (which I am using to post on the thread). I tried updating, but that made things worse.

2) After I let Windows do 7 updates, one of them seems to cause my computer to not let me access anything. No programs will start and I can't even access the start menu. Even when it lets me, nothing on it works. I get errors every time I try and access the control panel. I couldn't even access "Run" or the restore opti... Read more

Answer:Browsers not connecting and Updates causing problems

Hi Hylian welcome to Seven Forums

Lets see something

Click here DDS

Click on Download Now once your on the website
Double click the dds icon to run the tool.
Place a check next to attact.txt and click Start . When done, DDS will open two logs
DDS.txt
Attach.txt
Save two logs onto your desktop and upload them with your reply

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Hi Folks. New here. Got a couple of questions for you.

1) Firstly my system is an XP. Earlier today I installed windows updates (from the website) which included Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB936929). During the installation (which took a long time) there was a lot of talk about making inventories, backing up files and making copies of files. After it'd finished and restarted my computer I found that there was about 2 GB less than a couple of days ago (and I haven't downloaded anything major since then). I decided to restore my computer to the point just before I installed the files. When that had finished the new files were gone but I still had the same amount of space left.

Does it ever happen that sometimes the actual amount of disk space takes some time to register after major downloads/deletions?
2) Secondly, in the C:\WINDOWS folder there are dozens of folders with the word uninstall in it "$NtUninstallKB898461$". I've read that these are linked to windows security updates. Is it okay to delete these?
Many thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Updates causing problems

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Is anyone else having issues when Microsoft decides to update one its native apps? This has happened a few times now where I login to my acc and check in store for updates. Just now voice recorder, calculator and alarms all updated. I opened each one to test them out and all is fine. But then we go into the other family user accounts and each app refuses to launch. Nothing happens. We can get them working by going into settings and resetting each app. But it's very time consuming considering we have four accounts. It seems to be a bug to me in creators update as it was ok on anniversary update. And our other pc that hasn't updated yet to creators exhibits none of this behaviour. It's got to the point that we dread MS updating one of its native apps which unfortunately is quite often

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Does anyone else dread the monthly updates as much as I do? Installed them today and played havoc, so much so I had to System Restore to two days ago and this in itself caused problems. Managed to get back to some sort of working order although a tad slow, but now I'm being told that they're available again. Can anyone advise if I should try again or ignore them . If ignore, can I turn off the warnings etc?

Answer:Windows monthly updates causing problems

Never had a problem with updates (Win 7 Pro) Rather than doing a system restore you could go to Installed Updates and Uninstall. If you are doing Automatic Updates change that in your settings to Download updates but let me choose whether to install them.
This gives you control over which updates go onto your PC. If they come up as available again you can choose which to install and which to hide.

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I have been using a BT On-air 1800 DECT phone with wireless modem for 3 years, 1 1/2 years on XP. The base set has started beeping - BT think it might be because I accept WINDOWS XP updates. Anyone know how I can sort this out?

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Anyone else finding the same thing?
I am getting an increasing number of machines into the wksps which are refusing to boot after an automated XP update. Not necessarily SPIII but some of the small ones are equally responsible.
Usually I can get a temporary fix by using system restore but not always and have to resort to a windows repair and then disable the updates to stop it happening again. Not the ideal solution perhaps but expedient under the circumstances.
Also I visited a Gigabyte site today to be told that I had to uninstall an XP service pack if I wanted to run elements of the site under XP - Vista worked OK.
 

Answer:Windows updates causing increasing problems

You can remove the Windows updates individually with the Windows installer cleanup utility instead of a big Repair (which will remove them all!)

Also which Gigabyte site link exactly? (I want to try it from my end)
 

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After taking the latest recommended updates (why do I do it?) external mouse and keyboard now have problems. The keyboard is especially annoying and it inserts multiple key-repeats. It's infrequent but enough to really annoy. Please fix ASAP.

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Hi,

I recently got a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista 32 home premium installed.
Every time ANY Windows update is installed my Windows Mail contacts list becomes unusable, issuing the message 'unable to choose recipients'.
The only way around it that I know of is to backout to before the updates.
Other sites have recommended backing out specific updates but it's ALL updates - I've tried installing/removing them one by one and the issue occurs on each one.
I do NOT want to go to Windows Live and I don't want to pay for a new version of Outlook. Is there ANY way around this problem? Microsoft don't seem to be bothered in fixing it.

Answer:Vista updates causing problems with Windows Mail

Obviously not. I'll install Thunderbird.

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I've tried posting on the Windows Seven Forums, but nobody has even replied, so thought I'd try here.
Over the past few weeks I’ve had a whole series of different problems with my laptop. It would now seem that these are related in some way.
When I turned my computer on one morning about a month ago, I noticed that several icons on my task bar had gone missing; these were mainly for Microsoft programs—including Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Windows Explorer—or other media players, for example Media Player Classic. This didn’t seem particularly important at the time, and was relatively easy to fix, but it was surely symptomatic of something more serious.
Shortly after this, I wanted to watch a DVD using Windows Media Center, but when I actually clicked on the DVD button, the screen changed size and a message came up telling me that the disc could not be played, and that the video resolution would probably need to be reduced. I spent ages trying to fix this, by updating graphics drivers, installing and replacing codecs etc, and doing system restores, and for a while none of my media players would work (I couldn't even watch videos on YouTube)! But I eventually got my DVDs playing again in Windows Media Center, and created a restore point when everything seemed to be running smoothly.
The next day, however, the problem with the DVD player had inexplicably returned, and when I went to System Restore, I could see that there had been a Windows ... Read more

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Greetings!

I have Acer Aspire 5750G. My current BIOS version is 1.07. The latest version is 1.12.

There are a few versions in between. Should I do incremental updates and reach 1.12 or should I just go direct to 1.12?

Many Thanks!

Answer:BIOS - Incremental updates to latest vrsn or direct update to latest?

Bios updates are cumulative, so you only need the latest.

You also don't need to update the bios unless there is a fix in it/them that fixes an issue you may be having. For the most part updating the bios is as easy as updating a driver, only if a bios update goes wrong you can't roll back to the old and you basically end up with a nice paperweight.

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Hey everyone,I'm new here and any help I can get will be greatly appreciated.

I have a Vista Home Premium 64 bit sp1 desktop PC from Asus,it's about 3 years old,and has never had a problem.

Now,yesterday I ran Disk Cleanup for the 1st time since I've had the PC.After it ran and deleted about 11 GB's on content,after restarting,some programs including Windows Update,System Restore,Games(the installed Windows games like chess,solitaire etc).However all my personal files,pictures,videos,Windows Media player,RealPlayer,VLC,Open Office,Cakewalk,all still work fine.Also on startup,after typing in my password,it logs on immediately,but the taskbar,icons,and backround image take about a minute to load.

I have absolutely no idea what is going on,but since it's still running well for the most part,I would doubt that it's serious.

Thanks to anyone who can help!!
 

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Hello forum.

i have an external hard drive,and it seems that windows 7 is managing backup files in that location.My hard drive is saying its full,allthough its empty.is there a way i can clean up the hard drive from showing its full?thank you.

ps:im getting that notice:check your backup disk space!

Answer:pc backup causing external disk problems

Post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management that shows that the hard drive in question is "empty" as you say.

Are you sure that your backups are being directed to this "empty" drive?

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i used nlite to integrate hotfixes that start with KB######.exe I once i did that i created an ISO and burned it to a disk. the disk boots, i picked the partition, erased the HD, windows files installed on the HD, the PC rebooted after that. when xp begins to start instillation the instillation initialization fails and the PC reboots. it then loops this cycle of getting to the xp install screen and then rebooting. whats going on?
 

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I'm usually pretty savvy when it comes to de-virusing a computer, but this one has got me completely stumped.

I recently noticed a browser hijack where in all browsers, any result from yahoo.com is redirected to porn. Also, every update (anti-malware application download, update, or windows kb download, or windows update) will fail, sometimes with a DNS failure, sometimes with a 404 at all times.

I have tried to download

Ad-Aware (updates fail, returns 404)
AVG Antivirus (updates fail, dns times out)
Avira AntiVir (updates fail, returns 404)
Microsoft Windows Update fails to open (just redir's back to windows update)
Microsoft KB Downloads (Service Pack 3, various KB patches return 404)

Can anyone help identify this? I updates avira, and avg manually (via a cd from another computer) and they say the computer is clean. All Conficker scan tools say the computer is clean. Microsoft live onecare says the computer is clean.

I also add that I'm going to format & reinstall, but I would really like to know what I have (had) so that when I am trying to recover data from the old HDD I don't reinfect myself.

Thanks in advance. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Malware causing multiple antivirus updates, windows updates, patch downloads to fail.

Re: Malware causing multiple antivirus updates, windows updates, patch downloads to f

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash dri... Read more

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So I successfully installed a total of 20 Windows updates for my Windows 7 x64 installation on Tuesday 11, 2014. I think 18 of them were "important" and 2 were "recommended" for x64 systems.

Now I have received four additional update notifications through Windows Update, one at a time. I installed the first without giving it much thought, after which I was asked to reboot. Everything seemed fine after reboot until I tried my Firefox browser, it looked all wrong and I could no longer read any of the menu headings. It was essentially non-functional. Then I tried Internet Explorer 11. It simply failed with an error window indicating that it could not start and it was checking for a solution to the problem.

So then I tried to uninstall the update, and I receive a message that an error occurred and the un-installation was unsuccessful. So then I restored Windows from an image file I had just made, and all was well again of course.

When this update came back through Windows Update, I researched it a bit and was surprised to find that it was from 2012. Now it is possible that I missed an important or recommended update, but I know I've checked Windows Update numerous times between 2012 and now, and this never showed up before. I also doubt that I missed an important or recommended update since they are selected by default, and I don't deviate from that. But I didn't verify since I couldn't find an easy way to search the 100+ updates installed on my m... Read more

Answer:Old Windows updates appearing as new after latest updates

Let's have a look at the background...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
Also, please post the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file

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Hello
My rig is quite old now but was completely stable under Windows 8.1 and until a couple of weeks ago, I'd got it stable under 10 too. In general, since upgrading to Win 10 Pro 64 bit, I've experienced a succession of stability problems, too many of which seem to relate to nVidia drivers. Sudden freeze up problems started happening again just recently to which there was no recourse except to hard restart.

My system has two nVidia GTX280 cards and a multi monitor setup. Issues with and the updating of nVidia drivers has been the cause of delight and despair in equal measure. It wasn't until version 341.85 (for my particular cards) came out that I finally got my system stable. Anyhow, recently there was an update release (version 341.95) that installed itself courtesy of the not very controllable Windows 10 updating regime. It came in with a load of other updates. Suddenly, my system was freezing up again, as in everything would suddenly stop (including the clock) but interestingly, any audio playing at the time continued. No black screen, BSOD, warnings or errors.

As I'd experienced so many issues with the nVidia drivers in the past, my instinctive reaction was to look there first. Sure enough, a thorough safe mode uninstall then re-installation of the previous version drivers and the problem was fixed ........ until the nVidia driver updated itself again via Windows update. Grrrr!

Once again, Tenforums to the rescue. I found the thread Windows Updates... Read more

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As of these last few days, I've been noticing that some applications appear to be stuck in 'always on top' mode for some weird reason. For example, I know applications like Windows Task Manager has an "Always on top" feature, but this seems to be happening with almost every other application at random.

Even Google Chrome is remaining on top for some reason, and I cannot even get to Windows Explorer unless I shift + win + arrow key (to move it to another monitor) or unless I minimize Google Chrome.

Has anyone been experiencing this lately or have any suggestions as to how to fix this?

Answer:Latest update causing applications to remain 'always on top'

None here, but we don`t run Enterprise.

If this is an employers PC, you should address all questions to your IT department.

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Recently I updated my nvidia drivers to the most recent and Ive been experiencing many issues.
When the installation was complete I had a runtime error terimation and then a message saying nvidia windows kernel stopped responding in which moments later it froze my laptop and I had to manually shut it down.
When I play games such as league of legends it also ended up freezing my laptop y50

Ive tried reinstalling drivers with driver sweeper and it did not help the issue.

Answer:Latest Nivida Driver Causing Crashes

So you are saying that you didn't have any problems at all before you updated the Nvidia drivers??

You can try installing the nvidia drivers in safe mode..

Is your laptop over heating?

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Hello
My rig is quite old now but was completely stable under Windows 8.1 and until a couple of weeks ago, I'd got it stable under 10 too. In general, since upgrading to Win 10 Pro 64 bit, I've experienced a succession of stability problems, too many of which seem to relate to nVidia drivers. Sudden freeze up problems started happening again just recently to which there was no recourse except to hard restart.

My system has two nVidia GTX280 cards and a multi monitor setup. Issues with and the updating of nVidia drivers has been the cause of delight and despair in equal measure. It wasn't until version 341.85 (for my particular cards) came out that I finally got my system stable. Anyhow, recently there was an update release (version 341.95) that installed itself courtesy of the not very controllable Windows 10 updating regime. It came in with a load of other updates. Suddenly, my system was freezing up again, as in everything would suddenly stop (including the clock) but interestingly, any audio playing at the time continued. No black screen, BSOD, warnings or errors.

As I'd experienced so many issues with the nVidia drivers in the past, my instinctive reaction was to look there first. Sure enough, a thorough safe mode uninstall then re-installation of the previous version drivers and the problem was fixed ........ until the nVidia driver updated itself again via Windows update. Grrrr!

Once again, Tenforums to the rescue. I found the thread Windows Updates... Read more

Answer:nVidia latest version 341.95 causing freeze ups

It's possible to set Win 10 to not update drivers through Windows Update. (It's harder to block other updates, but you can block drivers.)

System control panel, Advanced system settings, Hardware tab, Device Installation Settings. The setting was clear in the original Win 10 release (10240), but Microsoft has obfuscated it in the latest version (10586).

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I recently updated the BIOS on my z30c pt263e as per advice from the toshiba update application installed on my PC.

Since that update, my LAN (wireless) and bluetooth have been behaving abnormally, including:
Connecting to various wireless networks, but not being able to access the internet. In order to do so, I have to do a wireless troubleshoot in windows, which resets the wifi adapter, then it works againIf I switch between networks (say a wireless, to a hotspot wireless on my phone) it does the same thing. Will connect to the network, but not access the internet, necessitating the same resetBluetooth has started to work abnormally at the same time, including saying my bluetooth keyboard is paired, but it won't recognise any input from my keyboard.

I've since downloaded and reinstalled both the LAN and Bluetooth drivers from the Toshiba website. This has NOT fixed the problem.

If toshiba is not aware or not going to do anything about this, can someone please post a link to the previous BIOS version (which isn't available when I search on the EU support site) so I can at least verify if it was the BIOS update causing the problem

Answer:Portege Z30-C Latest BIOS update causing LAN and BT problem

Could anyone post the immediate prior BIOS for z30c PT263E. The one recently released (24 January) seems to have resulted in me having new Wireless networking, and bluetooth problems.

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Latest MS Update Causing Black Screen of Death

There are reports that the latest round of security patches from Microsoft are causing a black screen of death for some people. Thankfully the problem only seems to affect Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users running certain security programs. A third party fix is available to anyone experiencing this issue.

Microsoft apparently made changes to the Access Control List (ACL), a list of permissions for a logged-on user. The ACL interacts with registry keys, creating visible desktop features such as a sidebar. However, the latest patches appear to make some changes to those registry keys. The effect is that some installed applications aren't aware of the changes and don't run properly, causing a black screen.

Answer:Latest MS Update Causing Black Screen of Death

Microsoft Updates NOT Causing Black Screen of Death

Microsoft has released a statement regarding the "black screen of death" reports posted earlier saying that those claims are inaccurate and that none of the problems are caused by its security updates.

"Microsoft has investigated reports that its November security updates made changes to permissions in the registry that that are resulting in system issues for some customers," Microsoft security response communications lead Christopher Budd said in a statement. "The company has found those reports to be inaccurate and our comprehensive investigation has shown that none of the recently released updates are related to the behavior described in the reports."

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for 72 hours now im geting constant updates on windows update ....
windows even re instaled SP1 ...

story goes my hdd broke down 3 days ago so i installed on a new hd win 7 home prem. x64 +sp1, since that time i had at least 5 hours of updates (inc. setup)

funny thing is a friend did format on his pc today and we spend 3 hours updating (dont think he finished, instead he went to sleep)

My q is (as stated above) is there a reason for the 34/72/4/3/2/1/silverlight new updates found????? did win7 went unstable????

its rly anoying (got some failed updates to)

until 3 days ago i had no probs.....

sor for my bad english thnx in advance !

Answer:Latest windows updates updates ... is there something going on?

I got two updates today on a system i just finished lastnight and i verified a few times that it was up to date. The ones i got today were both the same and had something to do with Xhtml files, i didnt read the full description, i just ran the updates and shut down.

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A recent windows update at the begining of march (07/03/2014) has resulted in the battery failing to charge, the charging/connected to mains icon in the system tray area to flicker then disappear. The battery would discharge until the power cord was removed then reattached. It would then momentarily charge then stop. Thankfully I created a system restore which removed the following possible culprits: KB2929961KB2930275KB2894853KB2913760KB2919394KB2919442KB2928680 Windows Action Centre advises the Lenovo Energy management software is no longer compatible once you install the updates. I reinstalled the updates at a later stage having followed the reccomended procedures: Unistall Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery - Doesn't work - it reinstalls itself after each reboot. Disabling it didn't work either. Download the latest Energy Management Software - I am Using the latest version. 8.0.2.20 Uninstalling the updates restored the battery charging function. Can you investigate please?

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As I've already posted a problem of this build, here I come with most annoying. Ever since I got this update, battery is draining too quickly. Charging, it's taking really long to charge my phone just upto 50%. It gives me issue that my charger is slow. I have another Lumia and my charger is working fine on it. Need help with this thread. Thank you.

Answer:Windows 10 Build 10.0.14372(latest one) causing charging issue.

Originally Posted by Kratarth As I've already posted a problem of this build, here I come with most annoying. Ever since I got this update, battery is draining too quickly. Charging, it's taking really long to charge my phone just upto 50%. It gives me issue that my charger is slow. I have another Lumia and my charger is working fine on it. Need help with this thread. Thank you. Post and search in Windows 10 Mobile or Mobile Insider, according to your build, you'll find a lot of ideas and solutions.
First pf all, go in Settings, Battery and list apps sorted by use. Wich app is drainin the most?

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Hi, The latest update to the Intel Advanced-N 6205 wireless driver causes my connection to stall all the time, especially when downloading. I have to reset the wireless adapter several time during downloads, and a few times a day when not downloading. The latest version of the driver from the Lenovo update application is 15.6.1.6. When I discovered the problem I went to Intel and got the latest driver from them: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/wirelessWith the update from Intel the connection now is rock solid. Just to make sure I went back to the Lenovo provided driver and the stalled connection problem was back. If anyone else is having this problem installing the Intel provided driver will resolve it. I would prefer to use the drivers provided from Lenovo but in this case the problem was so severe I have to find another way, I'm running Windows 8 on a T430S

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Hello sevenforums.
I have a problem that i hope somebody here can help me fix.
one of my old disks that i want to remove is marked as the system disk even though my OS is not installed there and i need to mark my other disk as system disk.
i want to remove the old disk to make way for newer disks, but simply removing the disk causes boot errors, can anybody tell me how to mark my other disk as the system disk?

Answer:The wrong disk is marked as a system disk, causing complication.

Do you have a Windows Recovery CD or USB ready ?
If yes then just remove the 'old disk.

In BIOS set disk you want to be the 'new' system disk as first disk (if more than one disk)
Boot recovery media. Run 'Automatic Repair'.
If repair reports errors that cannot be fixed, go to command promt and type:
bootsect /nt60 all /mbr

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I started with a 40 gig for my primary drive
When I install the new western digital WD2500BB 250 gig hard drive I first I get:

CD-rom : Sony DVD-Rom DDU1615
no IDE fixed disk present
press F1 to save

Then
Disk: 40.0 GB [email protected]@[email protected]
CD-rom : Sony DVD-Rom DDU1615
press F1 to save

Then
Disk: 250 GB WDC WD2500BB-14RDA0
CD-rom : Sony DVD-Rom DDU1615
press F1 to save

Then I get the error message:
non system disk or disk error
replace and strike any key when ready

I think I need to format my new hard drive but I can't figure out how to get that far.
Any help will be greatly appreciated I'm trying to upgrade this PC for my kids.

Thanks

Answer:new hard drive causing nonsystem disk or disk error

If you would provide the make and modle of the machine to be upgraded, I will try to assist. It could be as easy as configuring a BIOS setting.

Cheers

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Anyone had fun today with 10 updates?

They went into my pc this morning and since then its taken me an hour and a half to get to the point where I can type this.

The pc booted up, no image. Had to reset to default Samsung flat screen to get it to come 'alive'. Then the error bleeps began in earnest and no stopping. tried and retired cables, no difference, unplugging port box, and re plugging in, no change. Mouse not working.

I changed keyboard from logitech to MS 1.0a MM board, still bleeping. Removed usb connect for logitech. Turned off and restarted, bleeping for about 5 mins - then suddenly it stopped.

This was very close to being an internet free home!

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Question: Latest W8 Updates

I have spent hours this morning with the latest set of updates. The installation went to 59% then hung for a long time before going to restarting. Restarting never progressed further. After trying physical restarts a couple of times I finally managed to achieve failure to config updates and reversion to previous set-up.

I have since set updates to manually install and made a recovery disk using Paragon Hard Disk Manager. The question is what do I do now?

As background I had enormous problems in getting W8 installed. I started from XP which failed, after installing Vista two times I finally managed a successful installation. There is one visible trace of all this in that when I start up I am offered 2 choices of OS to boot with. Both are for W8 but only 1 works; the 2nd brings me back to the OS choice screen. Would deletion of 2nd boot option help and if so how do I delete it?

Answer:Latest W8 Updates

The one thing I've notice with the MS updates in windows 8 is that it does seem to take longer vs MS updates in windows 7. One should never do anything until the updates are completed, if not you take the risk of causing some seriou system damage.

How did you install windows 8, upgrade or clean install?

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Well, here we go ... again.  I had 2 "Important Security" updates today:
 
1) "Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7 - This update helps Microsoft make improvements to the current operating system in order to ease the upgrade experience to the latest version of Windows."
 
2) "Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1 - This update installs the Get Windows 10 app, which helps users understand their Windows 10 upgrade options and device readiness. For more information about Windows 10, see Windows 10."
    "This update applies to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Internet Explorer 11 (IE11). Before you install this update, check out the Prerequisites section."
 
Other than deceiving us with the overall description "Important Security" updates, it's obvious that these are really Win 10 'preppers' .  I also still have the last week's "optional" updates that were discussed at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587305/new-optional-updates-on-82115/ regarding Telephony Tracking (I voted no).  They remain uninstalled.
 
Back to today's deception :  It is apparent that MS will go to 'no ends' to force Win 10 down our throats.  IMO we should be offered an 'update' that will opt-out of the nonsense.  Something that tells them to BACK OFF!
- RVAH-12

Answer:Latest Updates 8-25-15 (don't do it)

It doesn't seems that there's any new updates being released today. What's their KB numbers? From which MS Bulletin are they?

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Question: Latest Updates

After Tuesday updates my screensaver won't come on if it's set for more than a couple minutes and my power management is the same. The display will turn off if set for a minute or 2 but if set for say 30 minutes it won't work. Anyone else having this problem ???
 

Answer:Latest Updates

bobcat5536 said:


After Tuesday updates my screensaver won't come on if it's set for more than a couple minutes and my power management is the same. The display will turn off if set for a minute or 2 but if set for say 30 minutes it won't work. Anyone else having this problem ???Click to expand...

Update: Restored an Acronis Image back to a week ago and it still is messed up, so not windows update problem. I set to turn off display after 1 minute or set the screensaver to 1 minute, they both work fine. It's only after I try to add minutes to either one that neither one will work. This is a real puzzler.
 

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Anyone had fun today with 10 updates?

They went into my pc this morning and since then its taken me an hour and a half to get to the point where I can type this.

The pc booted up, no image. Had to reset to default Samsung flat screen to get it to come 'alive'. Then the error bleeps began in earnest and no stopping. tried and retired cables, no difference, unplugging port box, and re plugging in, no change. Mouse not working.

I changed keyboard from logitech to MS 1.0a MM board, still bleeping. Removed usb connect for logitech. Turned off and restarted, bleeping for about 5 mins - then suddenly it stopped.

This was very close to being an internet free home!

Answer:Latest Win 10 Updates !!!

KB3156421 - Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
- see mine at 29 from 'Windows News' maybe?

- an internet free home... yeah, let's get away from devices and have some real communication...

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Hi all, wondering if anyone has experienced this issue.  Lately my thinkpad T400s has been extremely laggy.  About every 5 to 10 seconds or so my mouse will lock up for about a second.  I was running Windows XP SP3 32-bit.  I tried running msconfig and disabled all non-essential services and all startup items.  The last thing I remember doing was running the Lenovo software update to update my BIOS and drivers to the latest (as of 2010-05-18). Since then I reinstalled my entire OS from scratch with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.  It seemed that the problem went away.. until I installed and ran the Lenovo System Update 4.0 utility.  I installed all of the important items, did not install the optional ones.  Now the problem seems to be back. Anyone else having this issue?

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Anyone had fun today with 10 updates?

They went into my pc this morning and since then its taken me an hour and a half to get to the point where I can type this.

The pc booted up, no image. Had to reset to default Samsung flat screen to get it to come 'alive'. Then the error bleeps began in earnest and no stopping. tried and retired cables, no difference, unplugging port box, and re plugging in, no change. Mouse not working.

I changed keyboard from logitech to MS 1.0a MM board, still bleeping. Removed usb connect for logitech. Turned off and restarted, bleeping for about 5 mins - then suddenly it stopped.

This was very close to being an internet free home!

Answer:Latest Win 10 Updates !!!

KB3156421 - Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums
- see mine at 29 from 'Windows News' maybe?

- an internet free home... yeah, let's get away from devices and have some real communication...

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Anyone know if the updates released on Tuesday require SP1 to be installed beforehand as a prerequisite? Similarly, if these latest updates are installed now (without SP1) will it cause problems if SP1 is installed later?

I have all the updates prior to SP1, so I don't feel like SP1 will really give me much, and I've seen enough posts of people with problems after installing SP1 I'm in no hurry to download/install it. But I still want to apply critical updates as they come out.

Answer:Latest updates (4/12) and SP1

My windows has just installed a bunch of updates without having SP1 installed, and there are no problems so far.

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Hi There! I just got the latest Cumulative W10 updates. I occasionally restart my PC; which is a good idea if you seldom shut down, which is the way I run my PC. This morning I was greeted with update and restart;so that's what I chose. Here's what you can expect if you use your PC like I do. You get the blue screen with those 6 spinning dots and the message to not turn off your computer. It will set there for a good while and finally start showing %. Have patience and after awhile your PC will get to 30%. It will then restart a couple of times and finally finish the updates. Why it takes so dang long, I don't know. It make take 20 or 30 minutes. I suppose it depends on your computer. When windows finally loads, you should have the latest Cumulative updates and build # 14393.479. Don't know if this is Patch Tuesday or just a update, but sense I have a new build #, I'm guessing it's Patch Tuesday early. Hope yours goes as smoothly as mine did. I'll be hanging around here all day, trying to stay out of trouble and maybe answer a few threads with problems! Here's some screen shots of the update!
PS if this needs to be moved, please do so!

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Hey guys,
My windows rt is plagued with slow wifi (it looks for updates for hours and then it tells me the wifi is too slow...it's a 10mb connection and I've never had any issues with windows or android devices) which won't let me do most of the OS updates or install apps from the Windows Stores (I'm able to from time to time). So far it's been a horrible experience and I curse the day I've bought this piece of garbage.
My questions is, is there an ISO image with the OS containing the LATEST updates so I won't have to do any other updates? I've already refreshed the device and I've already done a factory reset, so I think installing a fresh image with the latest updates is my only hope.

Answer:Iso with all the latest updates?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Hey guys,
My windows rt is plagued with slow wifi (it looks for updates for hours and then it tells me the wifi is too slow...it's a 10mb connection and I've never had any issues with windows or android devices) which won't let me do most of the OS updates or install apps from the Windows Stores (I'm able to from time to time). So far it's been a horrible experience and I curse the day I've bought this piece of garbage.
My questions is, is there an ISO image with the OS containing the LATEST updates so I won't have to do any other updates? I've already refreshed the device and I've already done a factory reset, so I think installing a fresh image with the latest updates is my only hope. you might actually need to get driver updates rather than the OS ISO. But is support for the RT still available?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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The reason I ask is last night I recieved a large update, which took around 20-30 minutes with several updates to complete. Suprise, suprise my last remaining problem has now been resolved. This being drivers for my card reader. Not sure if this download was due to my being on the 'Fast Ring' as an 'Insider'or was a general release, as can find no mention on the web apart from "Cumulative update for 64 bit systems CKB3081436.
I guess I should have paid more attention, but was busy getting tea ready

Answer:when was the latest updates for W10

I'm not an "insider" and also got updates last night that solved my keyboard hot keys problem.

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Hi

Since the latest round of updates my laptop has no sound & the sound diagnostics seems to think I have no speakers plugged in!

Looking at the properties of my sound card - it seems to have been updated on 16/8 when I switched my laptop on following the updates.

Anyone had the same problem or got any ideas which of the updates I need to uninstall.

Many thanks
Nicky

Answer:No sound after latest updates

You could also select a system restore point prior to when you installed the drivers.
Could you post a screenshot or list of the updates you installed on the 16th.

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Latest XP updates just released.

Answer:Latest XP updates just released

Thanks; 7 high priority and a couple of optionals for me.

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Hi,Is anyone having trouble trying to download/install latest updates from Microsoft?I've tried several times to manually download them,but keep getting a "Failed" notice.I'm wondering if it has anything to do with IE7 which I got a few days ago.Any thoughts?Regards desi3026

Answer:latest Microsoft Updates

No problems here.

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Hi all..I'm building a new pc. I have the motherboard and just checked to see if there were any updates for drivers or bios. Since the inital release BIOS there have been 4 more new bios's that are available to download.Shall i just install the latest one or would i have to install them all one by starting with the earliest one?I've tried the company website but the tech-help feature isn't working. I've tried turning off pop-up blockers but it doesn't make a difference.Can anyone help?

Answer:BIOS updates, 1 by 1 or just latest?

I have a Gigabyte mobo and, when building my system, just installed the latest BIOS upgrade. The gigabyte website confirmed that all previos updates were incorporated in the latest one.I would presume that it would be the same for all mobos.

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I got KB3176936 [14393.82] on 8/24 and the Regedit edit to PaintDesktop quit working even though it was correctly set.
I got KB3176938 [14393.105] today [while I was out shopping] and PaintDesktop also will not work even though set as directed.
I have a reason to have it showing, more than 1 computer and both Home and Pro versions. It still works on the Insider Preview.
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My wife is running a Toshiba T110-11U and this is now frozen at update 10 of 15 from the latest batch of patch Tuesday updates. OS is w7 64 bit home premium. Has been trying to install this update for more than 8 hours! Any ideas please?

Answer:Frozen with latest updates

did the unthinkable - switched off, removed battery, rebooted and updates completed.

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Hi:
I updated my desktop and a laptop on Saturday - the desktop runs x64 on an AMD quad platform, the laptop runs x32 on an Intel Duo platform.
Sunday morning both machines, for the first time in years, went into BSOD frenzies, reporting all sorts of weird and wonderful problems, blaming hardware, then blaming software, then blaming hardware again and so on.
Rolled both back to pre-update states, removed AV software and ran a number of diagnostics and so on, returning some semblence of stability to the machines, but am still getting nasty blue shocks, often on startup.
I have avoided trying to boot after a hiberation -- turned it off on both machines -- and that seems to have helped somewhat.
Sorry for the long-windedness, but I wondered if anyone else has had a recent spate of BSODs.
I would ordinarily just it put it down to a random probem, but two previously solid machines on two different platforms seems more than coincidence.
I ran compete antivirus scans on both and have so far discovered nothing out of the ordinary.
Thanks for any help,
dg

Answer:BSODs after latest updates

Uninstall the newly installed updates.
Or go to c:\windows\ and delete the SoftwareDistribution folder and restart the computrer.
Then, try updating windows.

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If you've lost sharing on files and folders after latest MS security updates see my post at

http://forums.techguy.org/3367256-post18.html
 

Answer:Latest MS Updates Hammered LAN

Hmm... I installed them all here, and my Windows firewall is still disabled.
 

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Having just installed a fistful of updates from M/S I find I can not log onto my gmail account with Opera, a google pop up says they have detected a problem with cookies, I have tried to let www.google.com have access but it does not work, now when I use my old IE which I keep installed (for moments like this) there is no problem and I get to my email acc. I am running Vista home

Answer:No gmail after latest updates

Hi mich, a quick Google search suggests that Opera and gmail don't get along very well and that didn't start today. (Don't switch to Chrome because it will end support for Vista in April.) Have you tried this:

Go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Cookies, open All Cookies and Sites Data then Remove all, restart Opera.

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Anyone had problems installing the latest W7 updates released last night or earlier today?

Answer:Trouble with W7 latest updates

Not got my W7 running at mo' (waiting for new harddrive) but on XP pc I got notified of updates and clicked to download them but they never came and on shutting down pc it went off very quick and missed a window out where I can choose to shut down or restart. Today I've gone to Update Site and d/l and installed manually and so far seems ok.

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click hereclick hereIf you use Windows XP and haven?t yet updated your system with the applicable security updates that Microsoft issued Tuesday, you might want to hold off for a bit. Turns out, a non-trivial number of XP users are reporting that their systems suffer from the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) and fall into an interminable reboot loop after installing the latest batch of patches from Redmond.

Answer:Latest XP updates cause BSOD

Thanks for that.I guess I am lucky as I installed all 13 (a lucky number?) on Tuesday evening with no problems (fingers crossed) showing up as yet.

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I have automatic windows updates enabled (guess I'm a sucker). Just been notified of 2 new updates available; numbers 813489 & 330994. The last update slowed my machine right down. I uninstalled it after reading advice from this forum. Has anyone tried loading these latest two? Your feedback would be appreciated.

Answer:Latest Windows Updates

I downloaded both today. I haven't noticed any difference in speed or any other problems. Previous updates haven't caused a problem either.I think sometimes it can be issues with other programs loaded that can cause a problem, so the effect could be different on different systems.

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Anyone experiencing computer problems after installing latest Microsoft updates? After installing the updates and then opening IE 11 and proceeding to a website, the computer froze. Shut down the computer and then rebooted. The same thing occurred again. Decided to uninstall the updates. Performed the same procedures again. This time the computer opened more quickly and it did not lock up. Then determined to install just two updates: KB3141092 and KB3134814. Logged off and restarted. The computer did not malfunction. All of the above was performed yesterday.

Today it was decided to just install a few of the updates that were uninstalled yesterday to determine which might be causing the lock up problem. The following updates were installed:

KB3122648, KB3127220 and KB3115858

The computer was restarted and IE opened. This time IE was slower in opening, which indicated to me that the lock up might occur. It did. Went back and uninstalled the 3 updates and restarted the computer. Again, everything seems to be functioning as it should. No lock up.

Any comments?

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Got notice of two updates being available: KB3022827 & KB3020114. Selected both to install, machine started to reboot -- and hung on a black screen. 10 minutes later, with no sign of disk activity, I did a cold restart and the machine would not boot. Black screen, no indication of any activity.

Restored from 10-day old backup, reapplied earlier updates, rebooted -- OK.

Saw these updates again, reapplied them. Machine rebooted, showed the usual update notifications on the screen. When back into the deskop, opened Windows Update -- both updates failed.

Tried again -- same results. WU is offering the updates -- again. Posted on this in the KB3022827 thread.

Just letting folks know that these updates COULD trash your PC -- so be careful.

Answer:Latest updates trash PC

Thanks for the info!

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are these latest ones anything to do with SP2 please?

Answer:5 latest critical XP updates

short aswer is no

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I recently installed the latest XP Updates and then found that the following two keep wanting to be installed again:

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB98216)
And:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB979909)

The yellow shield appears again and again after I've installed these updates! Every time it confirms they have been installed, yet it's been SIX times now and it even states on the Microsoft Updates page under 'Installed Updates' that they have been installed successfully! Yet it still says I have to install them!

Now, I have 'Hidden' these 'Updates' as I am sick and tired of seeing the shield!
 

Answer:Latest Windows XP Updates

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I installed IE8 a while ago and it has been o.k.Having read good things about Firefox I have also been giving that a try.I am bound to say that it may well be better than IE8,however after installing the latest MS updates it will not work correctly. I have no history and no bookmarks. If I enter an address manually it will open it. No doubt a reinstall will put things right but I was wondering if others have had the same problem.IE8 does work correctly.

Answer:Latest MS Updates and Firefox?

Jock1e, thanks for that. Did a restart after the downloads,so that was not the reason. I have just done another re-boot and all is well again! Strange!

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I'm getting ready to do a clean install with the latest W8.1 disk image from MS and I want to download the standalone update packs and install offline. Of the 3 update rollups that have been released do you know which ones I need to get for current W8,1? I've already got update 3 but do I need the other 2?

Answer:Standalone Updates For Latest W8.1

I would think you do, not all updates address same issues.

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Hi, I usually read here before updating. After reading here recently, I'm concerned about problems I may have with these latest updates.

I have had this used computer from ebay for 6 or so months and done all the updates 3 or 4 times. The one update with a problem, a month or two back, I got the answers here of how to update one at a time saving the specific problematic update til the last.

So, I use W7 Ultimate on a 2007 Toshiba Satellite. I do the HD drive cleaning, check HD, and defrag on regular basis. I clean IE9 "delete browsing history" weekly if not more.

I guess what I need to do is create a newer restore and reapair DVD disc, before attempting these lastest updates. My question for the experts here, is do you have any advice for me, besides my plans to create newer restore and repair discs?

I guess I'm likely to have some of the problems others have here. I dunno. Rybo

Answer:Concern About Latest Updates

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rybosix


I guess what I need to do is create a newer restore and reapair DVD disc, before attempting these lastest updates. My question for the experts here, is do you have any advice for me, besides my plans to create newer restore and repair discs?


Just a couple of questions if I may to make sure I'm understanding things. I'm confused by your reference to a "restore and repair DVD disc". A "restore" disk (also called a "recovery" disk) is usually provided by a computer manufacturer. It allows you to restore your computer to factory specifications so your computer would be exactly how it was when it left the factory. This kind of disk normally isn't updated to a newer version.

Or were you referring to a "restore point" which is something you could create before attempting to install the latest Windows Updates? If the updates don't install correctly or if they give you problems, you could restore your machine back to a pre-update condition.

System Restore Point - Create

System Restore

On the other hand, were you talking about a System Repair Disk? This kind of disk simply allows you to access various repair functions that are built into Windows 7. This is normally a one-time creation and it doesn't need to be updated. If the disk became scratched or otherwise damaged, that's about the only time you'd have to create a new disk. The Repair Disk is absolutely n... Read more

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I got KB3176936 [14393.82] on 8/24 and the Regedit edit to PaintDesktop quit working even though it was correctly set.
I got KB3176938 [14393.105] today [while I was out shopping] and PaintDesktop also will not work even though set as directed.
I have a reason to have it showing, more than 1 computer and both Home and Pro versions. It still works on the Insider Preview.
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Sunday 8/23, Microsoft updates downloaded.  When my computer came back up, my restore dates were gone, the two printer drivers were gone, and the font in the location bar and the tabs plus the microsoft pop ups is wierd and almost unreadable.  Plus, I haven't won a game of solitaire sinced (that's a joke).  Has anyone experienced a similar problem with the updates?

Answer:Microsofts latest updates

Microsoft sucks in general, their updates have been known to break things. You really should try to roll back using a restore point before the update. Sometimes microsoft updates things that break other things (for example, if you install internet explorer 8, it breaks halo, personally id rather have halo cause IE sucks). My mom (shes pretty good with computers too, but i set and configured her netbook) has had problems with that update too. You arent alone on the problem, i can tell you that. It just so happens that your computer was configured in a way that the update just doesnt like it and it causes problems.

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How can you view what updates have been installed in Windows 10? If something goes wrong or doesn't work correctly, I would like to know what caused it.

Answer:Viewing Latest Updates

Settings > Updates and security > Windows update > Advanced Options > View Update history.

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