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Forced Upgrade

Question: Forced Upgrade

What updates from MS am I looking for to delete so that I can stay with windows 8.1; which I love and not let MS sneak windows 10 into my setup ?What numbers am I looking for to delete fast - thanks

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Preferred Solution: Forced Upgrade

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Question: Forced Upgrade

What updates from MS am I looking for to delete so that I can stay with windows 8.1; which I love and not let MS sneak windows 10 into my setup ?What numbers am I looking for to delete fast  -  thanks

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Question: Forced 8.1 upgrade

Howdy folks, hope everyone is doing well.

A couple of weeks ago I suddenly got a countdown timer to Win 8.1 upgrade. I didn't choose to upgrade and there was no way to abort that I could find. I was due a free upgrade on this laptop but hadn't taken advantage of it as I was just fine with Windows 8 & feared having problems with the upgrade.

Since the forced upgrade I"m having longer shut down and start up times, longer waking from hibernation, problems with the mouse, and some other assorted weirdness.

So why & how was this upgrade forced on me? Are there some tweaks that would help with the problems I'm having?

Answer:Forced 8.1 upgrade

I would suggest upgrading your hardware drivers, if Win 8.1 drivers are available. Toshiba support web site should have the new drivers for you.

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This morning I have the dreaded 'Upgrade to W10' showing in Windows Update. I HAVE DONE NOTHING TO INVITE THIS. I never accepted the invitation for W10 and used Shawns reg tweak to remove the GWX icon a few months ago.

Yesterday I did install KB3083711 (update to Windows Update) BUT NOT KB3035583 which was another W10 compatibility update. Has KB3083711 some other hidden function ?

MICROSOFT. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. I do not want W10 on this PC. This PC has not been able to install W10. Dell say this PC is not suitable for W10.

Whinging here won't achieve anything, I know that, but I am seriously considering rolling back to way before all this W10 stuff started and turning OFF Windows Update.

I WANT THE W8.1 THAT I PAID FOR OUT OF MY OWN MONEY.

W10 makes me feel that the PC isn't mine anymore... I have no control over what Microsoft are foisting on me.

I would have liked to have seen an opt out update be issued that would take users like myself out of the W10 loop.

EDIT... One important bit of info. I have Windows Update set to notify only. Seems that was no barrier in this case.

Answer:Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.

You should let it go through and then get a lawyer and sue them for loss of productive time loss of data, emotional pain and what ever else comes to mind. No should mean NO! Maybe hacking laws or what ever could apply, because they are making unwanted changes.

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Question: Forced to upgrade.

I got a 4870 X2 and for some reason my mobo decided to crap out on me (not sure it's my fault or not, I wasn't using an anti-static wristband but made sure I was grounded and don't think I shocked anything).

So I went ahead and ordered these:

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Should be much better than my current setup. I accidentally got the 965G version of my mobo instead of the 965P version about 1 3/4 years ago when I first got my E6600. It couldn't overclock for anything, (has a hard time even reaching a 400 Mhz overclock).

I hope to hit at least 3.6 GHz Needless to say I'm pretty much broke now.

Answer:Forced to upgrade.

Bah.. we lost another one..

I've built three computers so far w/ no wrist band.. Fine so far.. Just give it a mist of static guard before and after.. or every 20 minutes..

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There has been a horrible rumor going around for some time now and its even hitting MY game forums. Naturally, i would ignore rumors like this but then my members started to complain and started leaving due to incompatibility issues (Because i haven't updated it work with windows 10) so i've decided to turn my attention towards this issue. For the time being i've shut the forums down due to stress from the matter.I'm told people are being forced to upgrade to windows 10 ,Worse the update just pops up out of nowhere and starts downloading without being able to stop it. Is it true that windows 10 is forcing its way onto people's PCs? Of course being in the windows 7 - Windows 8.1 zone i'm not safe. Personally i do NOT want windows 10 and i'm actually anti - windows 10 right now for several reasons.

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My current computer is admittedly very primitive. I always go completely generic from a computer store, this way I am not forced to go to specifically one company (Acer, Dell, HP, etc.) for problems that may arise. I currently have the current setup:

ASUS P4V8X-MX Motherboard (Intel Socket 478)
Intel 3.0 ghz Socket 478 CPU
2 GB Kingston RAM (184-pin DIMM)
ATI Radeon X700 AGP 8x video card
56k Conexant dial-up modem (for an emergency if my cable company ever has a major service interruption)
CMedia CMI9671A on-board Audio
Logitech EX110 Wireless keyboard/mouse combo
Two Western Digital ATA100 WD3200JB 320 GB Hard drives
Lite-On DVD-RW SOHW-12135
Plextor CD-RW PX-W1610A
HP Deskjet 8435 Printer
HP Scanjet 4370
Sony SDM-S73 17"

(the printer connects via a PARALLEL port, to show how old my motherboard is).

I am running Windows XP Professional with SP/2 (My installation CD includes SP2).

I am finally at the point where I believe I need to upgrade my video/graphics card capabilities, mainly for gaming purposes but also for movie DVD's and any other utility program I might buy down the road which is graphics-heavy. Unfortunately AGP8x compatibility is pretty much nil these days. I've done some window-shopping on a few hardware sites I know and found some complete desktop models that are within my affordability range.

The problem is they all come with Windows Vista pre-installed. I am still not satisfied that this is a good choice for me; besides, I worry about put... Read more

Answer:Forced to upgrade to Vista?

NYCaribou said:


My current computer is admittedly very primitive. I always go completely generic from a computer store, this way I am not forced to go to specifically one company (Acer, Dell, HP, etc.) for problems that may arise. I currently have the current setup:

ASUS P4V8X-MX Motherboard (Intel Socket 478)
Intel 3.0 ghz Socket 478 CPU
2 GB Kingston RAM (184-pin DIMM)
ATI Radeon X700 AGP 8x video card
56k Conexant dial-up modem (for an emergency if my cable company ever has a major service interruption)
CMedia CMI9671A on-board Audio
Logitech EX110 Wireless keyboard/mouse combo
Two Western Digital ATA100 WD3200JB 320 GB Hard drives
Lite-On DVD-RW SOHW-12135
Plextor CD-RW PX-W1610A
HP Deskjet 8435 Printer
HP Scanjet 4370
Sony SDM-S73 17"

(the printer connects via a PARALLEL port, to show how old my motherboard is).

I am running Windows XP Professional with SP/2 (My installation CD includes SP2).

I am finally at the point where I believe I need to upgrade my video/graphics card capabilities, mainly for gaming purposes but also for movie DVD's and any other utility program I might buy down the road which is graphics-heavy. Unfortunately AGP8x compatibility is pretty much nil these days. I've done some window-shopping on a few hardware sites I know and found some complete desktop models that are within my affordability range.

The problem is they all come with Windows Vista pre-installed. I am still not satisfied that this is a good choice for me; be... Read more

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Recently I was forced to upgrade my Window 8 pro computers to 8.1. After the upgrade I no longer have the pro version with the new 8.1 OS . What is the remedy to this issue. I purchased the pro options for Win 8 but find no path to Win 8.1 Pro other than another purchase. Your advice and support is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Forced upgrade help needed

usually it is control panel > add features > already have key > enter pro key..

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Hello. This is my first time posting here, so please forgive me if this isn't the right place.

I have an HP Pavillion TouchSmart All-In-One PC with Windows 8.

Like everyone else in the world, I keep getting notifications that Windows 8.1 is free! in! the! store!

But I don't want to upgrade to 8.1, so I just dismiss the messages and carry on with life.

A moment ago, I was at the computer working and a bar popped up across the screen, but this time it said that Windows 8.1 was ready to install and the computer was going to restart in 2 hours to complete the installation. It stated that the computer would restart 3 or 4 times and I wouldn't be able to use it for 30 -45 minutes.

I wasn't planning to upgrade, so I haven't run any of the recommended compatibility tools or anything to prepare for it.

I went into the store and there it was, stating that it was downloaded and ready to install. It gave me the option to cancel the install, which I did.

My question is: Why did this happen without any authorization from me? And how do I stop it from happening again?

I'm quite concerned that, had this happened in the middle of the night when I wasn't here to prevent it, I could've woken up to 8.1 and potentially incompatible software and drivers and such.

Thanks,

Kathy

Answer:Forced Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

My first question would be, why wouldn't you upgrade?

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In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:






"Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"



No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?

Answer:Almost FORCED to upgrade 7 to 10 ??? NO!!! Help me stop this!!!

You can delete the system folders that contain the installer, that'll stop it. They are off your C drive, they look like left-over folders from an update. Delete all folders that start with $WINDOWS, there should be two folders.

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My trusty(?) Advent P4 2000 based PC has died the Intel motherboard has gone. My problem, probably quite a common one is I have a fairly new ATI AGP graphics card & a very new 250Gb IDE hard drive. I want to upgrade but are there any motherboards out there that will support old & new technology even say one that still has 2 old type IDE sockets as well as SATA. I dont mind replacing the graphics card but to replace the HDD as well.......! Ideally the m/b would be socket 775 for dual core processor any chance or have I got to take a major wallet hit?

Answer:Forced upgrade problem

There are plenty of socket 775 motherboards that will take and AGP card. All will take at least 2 IDE devices. and sata drives.Prices from £20 upto £100+

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There has been a horrible rumor going around for some time now and its even hitting MY game forums. Naturally, i would ignore rumors like this but then my members started to complain and started leaving due to incompatibility issues (Because i haven't updated it work with windows 10) so i've decided to turn my attention towards this issue. For the time being i've shut the forums down due to stress from the matter.I'm told people are being forced to upgrade to windows 10 ,Worse the update just pops up out of nowhere and starts downloading without being able to stop it. Is it true that windows 10 is forcing its way onto people's PCs? Of course being in the windows 7 - Windows 8.1 zone i'm not safe. Personally i do NOT want windows 10 and i'm actually anti - windows 10 right now for several reasons.

Answer:Forced Windows 10 Upgrade?

Hello Raven,

You can easily disable it if you like.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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I recently upgraded to AOL Gold because I was told (notified) that my then current version would cease to work. Now I am having issues is finding how to link it with my phone and not AOL, Microsoft, ATT or Nokia can give me answers or help. I can not get
the icon or app off my phone or add any other email app. I am unable to find anywhere in my desktop or phone the place to change the protocols for POP/SMTP. On the desk top I can not fully sign off of the "new" AOL Gold. This is the worst version
I have experienced since I first started using AOL in the late 1980's. No one wants to take responsibility or help resolve these issues. I want my old AOL back. at least it worked. I want to be able to use my AOL on my desktop and my windows phone and changing
to a different email service would be a nightmare for my personal life and business. If anyone out there can give me the answers to how and fix these problems with windows 8.1 I would happy. I just want to know how to fix these problems.

Benzonia

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I have windows 7 on an OEM system.

If I upgrade the motherboard, will I be forced to buy a new OS?

Will windows not even activate, or can I call Microsoft?
 

Answer:Motherboard upgrade: forced to buy new OS???

Technically, you are supposed to buy a new OS license. However, if you call Microsoft and tell them how your motherboard died and you were forced to get a new one (I'm assuming that is what happened, right?) they will most likely allow the activation.
 

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So I remember last summer probably.. when I was switching to Windows 10 and trying to make it look as close to the classic look with the normal taskbar with no pinning, normal quick launch buttons, a proper and configurable start menu with subfolders to sort my programs according to their purpose. I made it.. somehow against all the odds I did it and have been loving what I achieved. Nice, clean, starts up fast and works.

I updated it a bit, too and to the build 11082 (Windows 10 Pro). After that I rejected any updates, because I had to reconfigure a number of things, which just took unnecessary time. This week, Windows tells me that the build will expire in July 15th and afterwards will slowly not start working anymore and eventually I would have to update..

Ok, Windows. At one point I DID try refreshing my system up to whatever build it was, 14xxx, I don't remember. I did. I then went through all of the hassle trying to make File Explorer look okay, trying to get rid of the "preview build" watermark in the corner (I PAID for this thing! Seriously?!), not to mention the start menu and so forth. At some point, these old tricks ceased to work. I cannot disable the lock screen anymore.. and what is worse, my PC starts up SLOWER than before, giving me the loading circle twice and flinching weirdly between screens. That's what I did and lived through and eventually decided to stick with build 11082, where everything worked and looked the way I like it.

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Answer:Win 10 Pro forced upgrade.. sigh.

zil said:

This week, Windows tells me that the build will expire in July 15th and afterwards will slowly not start working anymore and eventually I would have to update.



If they do what they did with expired preview builds in the past it won't slowly stop working. It will simply fail to boot at all and you will have no choice but to do a clean install (of some later version). You could set you BIOS clock forward and test it out but definitely is just refused to boot in the past.

What is your problem with lock screen? You mean you don't want + L to work? Or you want to boot straight to desktop? If it is the second you can do that with netplwiz (Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums)

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On 7-28-2015 Win 10 tried and failed to install on my win 7 computer as evidenced in WU installed updates log. This happened without my knowledge or my permission. Previously to this unwanted and unsolicited attempt to install I have either not installed or uninstalled every update that relates to the win 10 installation which have been posted here on the forum.

At the root of my C drive there still exists a 3.91 GB file entitled $Windows.~BT which contains the win 10 installer.

I have 3 basic questions:

1) Should I be concerned that win 10 will make more unsolicited attempts to install in the future?

2) Will Win 10 ever be able to successfully install without the precursor updates installed?

3) Is there any safe way to remove the $Windows.~BT folder from taking up almost 4GB on my C drive or will MS simply replace it again without my permission?

Maxx

Answer:win 10 upgrade forced on win 7 computer

About all I can offer is my sympathy, and you've got it. I was horrified to discover that hidden directory, too.

The recommendations in this thread helped me: How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8

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Hi all. MS apparently decided to upgrade my wife's comp from Win7 to 10 sometime in the early morning hours yesterday. Been on the black upgrading screen ever since - the upgrade is going along, but it's only at 25% (copying files is at 84%) and it's been about 24 hours now. Comp is about 4 years old, built with current parts for that time period, don't have it's details handy right now.

I've been dealing/building comps for over 30 years, and I've NEVER seen an install/upgrade take this long. Couple of questions:

What could be causing it to take so long?

Can I stop the upgrade without losing Win7 and her stuff, and how?

Thanks in advance!

MonEl

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Hello,
i am new to the site so please forgive me if i'm doing things wrong! And guide me when needed!
I am a pc tech with a "basic" knowledge of Windows.I had a customer who showed me her Windows 7 Pro pc that all of sudden, next day, had what looked like an incomplete WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE performed without
her permission! I understand this has been happening recently quite a bit.
The problem is her pc boots up, then says LOADING FILES then it asks for a KEYBOARD selection(usa,etc).
After this it then only shows TROUBLESHOOTING and TURN OFF PC icons and THAT'S IT!
I select troubleshoot and tried SYSTEM RESTORE but it says SELECT AN OPERATING SYSTEM FIRST but dont kno where to do that.
I select REPAIR but it didnt repair it.She does not have an IMAGE.It will not bootup correctly in SAFE MODE either!
Only get same selections. I havent had time to check but i feel her data/programs/etc are still intact.
Is there something else i can try? She has an old program that will not work in 10 so iwas hoping to complete 10
THEN revert back to Windows 7.Please let me know if there are things i can try without having to redo it completely?
THANKS IN ADVANCE

Answer:Windows 10 forced upgrade does not open to desktop

sorry wanted to add i also tried "GO BACK TO PREVIOUS BUILD",this may not be the EXACT message but its what i remember.
Again sorry for not being exact but after i selected it an ERROR came up(dont remember what it said)and it stopped and did not continue

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Microsoft forced an upgrade to 10 on my husband. When he discovered his favorite game, MS Train Simulator, wouldn't run, he did the restore to 7 that was an option provided in the upgrade. Now he has discovered he has lost entire folders of photos. He is a nature photographer by hobby and has scores of animal photos. We found that file. What we can't find is a folder he called "my stuff" he kept on his desktop. There is an empty shortcut by that name on the desktop but it goes nowhere. I have searched the C drive using *.jpg and *.tif queries -- nothing we can't already see... We found and deleted lots of cookies that were transferred over from my husband's previous machine several years ago when we got this one... I also checked "recently used" and, of course, none of those shortcuts works, either. Does anyone have any other ideas for me? Thanks.

Answer:MS forced an upgrade to 10. Restored to 7. Photos missing -- need help. How can I do this?

Not sure you can get it back unless you made a backup. Typically the desktop is not a place to leave files even though some do. But it usually clears it out in scenarios like this. Pictures folder likely would have preserved it. Did he try running The simulator in backwards compatibility mode? I have not had any issues with old games or new games.
You can check event viewer to see if there's anything in the logs regarding it.

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Hi all. MS apparently decided to upgrade my wife's comp from Win7 to 10 sometime in the early morning hours yesterday. Been on the black upgrading screen ever since - the upgrade is going along, but it's only at 25% (copying files is at 84%) and it's been about 24 hours now. Comp is about 4 years old, built with current parts for that time period, don't have it's details handy right now.

I've been dealing/building comps for over 30 years, and I've NEVER seen an install/upgrade take this long. Couple of questions:

What could be causing it to take so long?

Can I stop the upgrade without losing Win7 and her stuff, and how?

Thanks in advance!

MonEl

Answer:Win10 forced upgrade taking over 24 hours

MonEl327 said:

Hi all. MS apparently decided to upgrade my wife's comp from Win7 to 10 sometime in the early morning hours yesterday. Been on the black upgrading screen ever since - the upgrade is going along, but it's only at 25% (copying files is at 84%) and it's been about 24 hours now. Comp is about 4 years old, built with current parts for that time period, don't have it's details handy right now.

I've been dealing/building comps for over 30 years, and I've NEVER seen an install/upgrade take this long. Couple of questions:

What could be causing it to take so long?

Can I stop the upgrade without losing Win7 and her stuff, and how?

Thanks in advance!

MonEl



Hi MonEl327 and welcome to Tenforums.





but it's only at 25% (copying files is at 84%) and it's been about 24 hours now








What could be causing it to take so long?



Usually, a failure (or in your case, being stuck), that early in the process is a driver issue, or a needed BIOS update. A four-year-old computer should run W10 just fine. I have it running on a ten-tear-old laptop with an unsupported GPU.






Can I stop the upgrade without losing Win7 and her stuff, and how?



Here's what I would do:
Download the custom rescue media available from one of our members, Kyhi (grab the W10 version, as it really doesn't matter which one you use at this point).
Hold the power button down to shut do... Read more

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A few nights ago my daughter noticed that Windows 10 was installing on her computer. Her quick response to this was to just hit the power button and do a forced shut down.

Now when the computer is turned on it only loads to the HP logo in the middle of the monitor, just the logo, not the rotating ring of dots.

There wasn't any beeps at all.

The mouse does not work, the keyboard does not work either.

All the fans come on.

The power supply light comes on and is solid green. There is not an on/off switch on the PSU at all and there is not a voltage selector on it.

The on/off switch on the front of the case is on.

I noticed that the hard drive light came on as soon as I hit the on/off switch but went off immediately.

The desktop computer is a HP 500-123w and is about 3 years old and it has windows 8 installed.

1. I tried switching out the monitor with a known good monitor, which made no difference.

2. I tried a different keyboard and mouse which also made no difference.

3. I tried taking the memory stick and placing it in the adjacent slot but this made no difference. (I placed the memory stick back in the original slot again) no difference.

4. There was some dust inside the case so I used canned air to clean all vents, fans and other surfaces. No difference. (I actually used the canned air first)

5. I have checked all the connections to insure they are securely seated. No difference.

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Answer:Forced shutdown during windows 10 upgrade now PC won't start

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A short video from Barnacules Nerdgasm explaining Windows 10 forced upgrade. I like his rants about M$ as he is an ex M$ employee
 

Answer:Forced Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Explained

aye, I like his 'rants' also ... Windows 10 is fine, MS are more evil than Google.

 

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I'm a college kid. Can someone tell me how to restore my computer's documents and pictures? This is beyond annoying for a more complicated system, even if it "looks" better.
So my laptop restarted and the download took like over an hour, and when it came back it *said* "all files are exactly where you left them" for like 5 min... aaaand nothing is on my desktop and idk how to find pics or the many word docs i had. When looking at This PC & C:drive I think they're somewhere in there, but how do I get them all (I don't recall all their names). Right clicking shows an option to "restore previous version" but I'm nervous it won't fix it and just erase it.

Answer:Windows 10 forced upgrade; LOST FILES?!

Were they in Documents? Look there.
Perhaps you can find them in the Windows.old folder.
Also the previous version feature is something you wouldn't use in this case.

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I'm not sure if this should go here, or in the Vista/7 forums.

I have an HP Pavilion dv5215us Notebook thats a year out any waranty coverage I had.

The computer was crashing alot, running slow, etc... so I thought it would be a good idea to run system restore. I popped in restore disc 1 of 4 and rebooted the computer. Sytem restore ran like it should have until it got to the point where i needed to insert the second disc. Then it shut off, powering on the system resulted in "NTLDR is missing" even when trying to boot from the recovery disc. I tried this numerous times when I got the idea to borrow a recovery disc from a friend, for a ZT Systems PC with Vista Home Premium. The disc worked, but its 64 bit Vista so several of my drivers and hardware were not compatable, I tried to run MY restore discs and got the same result again, and reloaded Vista. This copy of Vista is only good for another 20 days or so, and I'm about to try the Release Candidate for Windows 7 (32 bit) just so I don't have to worry about getting a new OS license. Is there any way to get back to the XP setup my notebook was intended to have?

Also, a call to HP tech support had no positive results, I could have just been saying the wrong things, but the three people I spoke too didn't inspire any great confidence.
 

Answer:System Restore Failed, Forced Vista Upgrade!!?!?!?

When you installed vista, did you format the hdd before the install? If so, then you may have deleted the original XP OS that was on the hdd. If not, there may be a way to delete the vista OS and get back to XP. Let me get back to you with a little more details. I got to research that for you, because I have read something like that being done not too long ago.
 

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There are a few registry hacks and 3rd party installs that can do this but I was hesitant to install even an supposedly known-safe 3rd party thing, and I never had to mess with the registry. It has been suggested what I am about to suggest but in a sort of different way possibly. There's a bunch of ways if you google this but basically what I do is quite easy:
My pc got to the point where it wouldn't install important updates without installing W10. I had to force shut off my machine by holding the power button down (not safe) because there was no option to turn off without installing W10 first. I eventually gave in and tried W10. Complete garbage, don't get me started. I did the Roll Back thing and got back to 8.1 though.
The pop up happens immediately again. You might have to go with the install again but you can just click Decline as soon as you see it, it will 'clean up install files' and go away for a little while at least.

Then just go to windows update settings and change it so you have to manually check for and download and install updates. If you select that windows downloads all updates but you decide when to install them, it might not work as well. You just have to get into the habit of manually making sure you get your windows defender and all other important updates. Hopefully by july when the W10 free upgrade expires it will finally stop and you can set updates as automatic. When you check for updates and then see the W10 update as an optional update, uncheck... Read more

Answer:easy stop windows 10 upgrade install 8 8.1 7 forced pop up

This registry or group policy option in this tutorial is pretty straight forward, it disables the ability to upgrade through windows update,

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Call it a hack if you want but it's still the best option.

Change your update settings to this,



I never had anything even remotely forced, even on a couple W7 computers, I just unchecked the box to give me recommended the same as important.

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Despite my best efforts to prevent it, one night it tried to install Windows 10 on top of Windows 7 Pro SP1.  
It failed, and now whenever I use Windows Update I am met with a red banner to remind me.  I then have to click on "Check for Updates" to get it to work.
Is there any way to clean up the mess their push install caused?

Answer:Forced Windows 10 upgrade left a mess in WU on Optiplex 780

reformat and reinstall from scratch.

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Does anyone have a solution that actually works to stop Microsoft from forcing the update to the latest version of windows ? (I have tried several things already)
(and I can't use a metered connection as it has to be an Ethernet connection not wifi)


The version of windows I have on that computer is an earlier version of the Windows 10 Home version and Microsoft insists on upgrading it to the latest version.


The "windows update" keeps forcing the download and install of the latest version of windows, so far everything I tried to stop it doesn't seem to work, every time I use the "recovery" to go back to my previous version of windows within about a day it forces the update again, and again and again.

I wouldn't mind the latest version except that it wipes out my network adapter and nothing I tried fixes it EXCEPT going back to the previous version of windows.
Under "recovery" it even states if the latest version gives you problems go back to the previous version, so WHY does Microsoft even have the "recovery" option to go back to your previous version of windows if the latest version is causing problems, when it does NOT let you stay on the previous version but updates you to the latest version again within a day ?
This is getting very frustrating, it seems every day I do a recovery to my previous version of windows and every day Microsoft forces the update to the latest version which wipes out my network adapter (both wir... Read more

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According to a message posted on February 9th at the MSN Messenger download site, all users on 6.1 and 6.2 are being forced to upgrade to the latest build or be 'blocked' from the service.

Microsoft addresses it here.
Microsoft in their infinite wisdom took down the link.

http://messenger.msn.com/feature/msgr3.aspx
 

Answer:Vulnerability prompts forced upgrade for MSN Messenger users

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Serves them right!!!!
Woman wins $10,000 judgment against Microsoft for forced Windows 10 upgrade

By Joel Hruska on June 27, 2016 at 8:14 am


For months, we?ve cataloged continued user resistance to Microsoft?s Windows 10 upgrade policies, the company?s increasing attempts to shove users to adopt the OS, and its occasional backtrack when its own policies went too far. It seems that at least one customer took the fight to court and won a small judgment against the company for how it deployed its latest operating system.
The Seattle Times reports that Teri Goldstein, of Sausalito, California, sued Microsoft after a failed Windows 10 upgrade left her system performing poorly, prone to crashing, and reportedly unusable for multiple days. Given the general issues associated with performing in-place upgrades, even successful ones, it?s not surprising that some users would run into problems. Goldstein reached out to Microsoft customer service to attempt to resolve her issues, but filed suit against the company once it failed to resolve her problems. Her $10,000 figure reflected estimate... Read more

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I previously used an old (WinXP) programme to replace the defauly Date/Time with a much improved but longer version. The box accomodated this by allowing width expansion. Is there any way to prevent this upgrade forcing the width back to the inadequate space I now have?
Many thanks in anticipation

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I previously used an old (WinXP) programme to replace the defauly Date/Time with a much improved but longer version. The box accomodated this by allowing width expansion. Is there any way to prevent this upgrade forcing the width back to the inadequate space I now have?
Many thanks in anticipation

Answer:Anniversary Upgrade has forced Date/Time box down to small size

Dr Nick said:

I previously used an old (WinXP) programme to replace the defauly Date/Time with a much improved but longer version....



1st Clock? TClock? Since the anniversary update swapped the position of the clock and the action centre notifications a lot of older 'clock' substitutes have had this problem. Some ideas in this thread back around the release of the AU....
How to change width of clock display

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Hello everyone! Sadly my first post here is written under pretty bad circumstances. I am one of the many people whose systems (in my case a Precision 15 5510) were "automatically" upgraded to Windows 10 without warning, as Microsoft changed the status of Windows 10 from an 'optional update' to that of a 'reccommended update'. After the installation completed, I was presented with the EULA and selected the 'decline' option and Windows notified me that if I continue with this option it will 'attempt to re-install Windows 7' so I did that. After supposedly re-installing Windows 7, my system restarted and booted with the Windows 7 logo but before the login screen appeared I got a blue screen and the laptop restarted. This subsequently happened every time I attempted to start my laptop, except for when I tried to boot in safe mode (which it did successfully). I restarted the laptop, pressed F8 and selected the Repair option and the Dell Backup and Recovery option after that. I selected the drive I want to backup (C:) from the menu and was notified to insert a Flash Drive or a SD card that has more than 43GB free. I inserted a 64 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SanDisk Extreme, which is meant to be really fast) and clicked 'Next'. Dell Backup and Recovery has since been stuck on the next screen which says "Backing up your data and Dell Backup and Recovery settings" with the progress bar just flashing by rather than actually showin... Read more

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Hello All,

I have a ASUS Laptop with Intel I3 processer and Windows 7 Home Premium. I recently had a forced shutdown during a Windows upgrade session. Ever since then the Boot and Shutdown times have increased to over 15 minutes. I have run the msconfig unticking all but the antivirus (Kaspersky) and it still takes >15 min to boot and Shutdown. Is there something I can do before I decide to reinstall Windows &. (I dont have a install disk.) The software came with the Computer and I have the OEM code (Bought at Best Buy)

Thanks in advance.

Answer:SLOW Boot and Shutdown after forced Shutdown during Windows 7 Upgrade

Yeah. I have been using the Software performance toolkit from windows. Basicly if you know about windows xp, xp had a program called bootvis that rearranged the bootfiles and such for faster boot times, and bootvis is in windows 7, but you need another program to try to use it (i believe).

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Question: Forced Log-off

We have NT 4.0 Servers and Win 9.x clients. Is there a way to force a PC to logoff from the server, after 15 minutes of inactivity? If NT can't do it, are there other applications that may accomplish this?
 

Answer:Forced Log-off

Greetings

What do you mean by "logoff the server"? Do you want the Win9x machines to shut down or do you want them to act like the user has selectec "logoff Username" from the start bar?

What are you actually trying to achieve? Are you trying to get it so that when users go home at night, the machines are not logged onto the domain, and another person can not use their machine to maliciously delete files etc off the severs?

Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Question: Forced to wn 10

Hi looks like MS will be sneaking win 10 updates to win 8.1 users starting the last of july from various
sites on the web correct ?
I like 8.1 and want to keep it so what updates do I need to delete fast so MS doesn t spam me dead; I
hope somebody here can keep win 8.1 users updated as needed - thanks
 

Answer:Forced to wn 10

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Open IE 6 and gets message "Internet Explorer has encountered a proble and needs to close - we're sorry for the inconvenience." - how do I remove this message. OPsys XPHome and only way I can get 'round this is to go via "Active Doc" program which initially comes up with the same message, but after clicking or choosing not to send a report to microsoft, it loads ok!! BUT some pages will load - note I am a novice user so plain english pleeeeeese

Answer:IE6 forced close-down

Run a repair click here

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Question: forced shutdown

My computer will not shutdown. I have to hold the power on button to shut down.
 

Answer:forced shutdown

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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I recently downloaded zSuite (if you don't already know it's essentially a modding program for the Zune) and I needed to turn off UAC to run it. So I shut it off and rebooted my computer and for some reason check disk (CHKDSK) starts to run. Whatever, I just let it run. It took like 20 minutes deleting and replacing random files before it finished and booted up. I put in my password and tried to log in but it wasn't able to and logged me into a temporary profile instead. I fiddled around with it and eventually just used system restore back to the recommended point in time which fixed the problem, but now whenever I run any program at all I have to right click and go down to "run as administrator" if I just double click it says " program is already running, but is not responding please close the task or reboot" or something similar depending on the program. I have rebooted several times, to no avail, and I am at a total loss to explain what exactly is going on.
 

Answer:Forced to run EVERYTHING as administrator

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Hi,Every so often when I close down W7,a screen appears informing me that there is/are programs running,do I want a forced shut down,or close these programs down.The problem is,I don't get chance to select an answer before the PC reboots.Any advice on how to make the screen appear long enough to make a choice ?.Thanks

Answer:w7 forced shut down

it may be a possibility that the screen disappear because the programs have managed to close before they are forced to do so

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In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:






Quote:
"Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"


No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?

Answer:Almost FORCED to update to Win 10 ??? NO!!! Help !!!

See this thread: Please help me get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade

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Question: Forced Reboots

Hi all,Since last week I've been experiencing a issue with my PC rebooting without warning. The issue occurs at seemingly random times, and give no error messages. Most of the time it's during full screen applications, but it has occurred once whilst having several tabs with youtube open at one time. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the frequency either. Sometime's its after half and hour after opening the application, sometimes it's five minutes.My specs are as follows:CPU: AMD FX-4350 Quad Core CPU (4.3/4.2GHZ - 4MB CACHE/AM3+)Motherboard: ASUS® M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)RAM: 8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)GPU: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960PSU: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450OS: Windows 10 64BitI've been trying to isolate the issue without much luck. Last week everything worked fine, and the only new installation since then was a Nvidia graphics driver. I've tried uninstalling and reverting to an older driver, and also installing the latest one that was released today, but the same thing occurs. I've also monitored temperature levels, and everything's fine there. I've tried a system restore, and I've run a memory check, with no issues, but I'm still getting reboots.In the Event Viewer, the crashes appear as Critical Event 41s (Kernal-Power). Not entirely sure what this means, as the description is pretty vague. I've also disabled auto-restart to try and see a BSOD, but none appears. Just black screen for a second, then restart.Any help would ... Read more

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Question: Forced reboots

Hi all,

Since last week I've been experiencing a issue with my PC rebooting without warning. The issue occurs at seemingly random times, and give no error messages. Most of the time it's during full screen applications, but it has occurred once whilst having several tabs with youtube open at one time. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the frequency either. Sometime's its after half and hour after opening the application, sometimes it's five minutes.

My specs are as follows:

CPU: AMD FX-4350 Quad Core CPU (4.3/4.2GHZ - 4MB CACHE/AM3+)
Motherboard: ASUS® M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)
RAM: 8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
GPU: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960
PSU: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES? VS-450
OS: Windows 10 64Bit

I've been trying to isolate the issue without much luck. Last week everything worked fine, and the only new installation since then was a Nvidia graphics driver. I've tried uninstalling and reverting to an older driver, and also installing the latest one that was released today, but the same thing occurs. I've also monitored temperature levels, and everything's fine there. I've tried a system restore, and I've run a memory check, with no issues, but I'm still getting reboots.

In the Event Viewer, the crashes appear as Critical Event 41s (Kernal-Power). Not entirely sure what this means, as the description is pretty vague. I've also disabled auto-restart to try and see a BSOD, but no... Read more

Answer:Forced reboots

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since 8-17 the win 10 update has tried to download 10 16 times, and failed. Never requested win 10 update. HD never stops, Driving me crazy. Anyone at ms I can call?
 

Answer:forced download win 10

Good luck getting MS to help, they want you to have Windows 10.

Some options listed here:
http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-stop-windows-10-upgrade-downloading-your-system
 

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I am using win 8.1 and will keep it and not upgrading to anything else from M S  so what am I looking for and where do I look
 
to make sure I am not forced in upgrades and can it stopped before the fact and not after ?
 
If an upgrade sneaks in under my radar how do I revert back to 8.1  ?   :  (

Answer:Forced M S upgrades

Hi Pestyone What are you afraid of right now? You're afraid that Microsoft makes you upgrade, but upgrade to what? Windows 10? This isn't the case right now and it won't be until at least 3 months. Plus, I really doubt that they'll force an upgrade to Windows 10 via a silent update, this would be unethical and a lot of users would complain about it.

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I have pop-up blocker turned on, all the web safety features that come with Windows, Windows Defender and Windows firewall turned on, and STILL this adware sneaks on to my PC? Have MS gone the Lenovo route? It's this kind of approach, forcing W10 on people, that makes me annoyed about Win10 and the general 'lack of choice' direction it's going in. If you really and truly feel you need to resort to adware to get people to take up W10, Microsoft, then what's the harm in adding a 'No thank you, please bog off and stop pestering me with ads' option, hmmm? Or at least allow Windows Defender to clean it out. It's supposed to be able to remove adware, and it can't even find the stuff Microsoft's written? How poor must Defender be at finding adware that's actually trying to get around it?
I've uninstalled the darn thing of course. I'm not getting forced into a reservation for anyone. My choice, if you get it right at some point MS. Not before, and looking at it right now not for some time. I don't appreciate your attempts to strong-arm me MS. It feels very Google.

Answer:Forced into a reservation?

Ooooh, you're going to get it now!

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I'm happy and content with Windows Live Messenger 2009.I recently gave the beta for Windows Live Messenger 2010 a go... and while it's still a beta, the overall idea of it is too overwhelming for my own personal taste.Facebook integration, myspace intergration... it's just too overwhelming... it's as if they're trying to do too much with it.There's a button to simplify the interface... but it's too glitchy at this present time.Also the exclusion of custom names really annoys me; you can only use your real name.What I'm aiming to find out, is will I be forced onto this new version of messenger when the final release arises?If it does, I will be switching to aMSN.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Will I be forced onto WLM 2010?

The theory behind new versions is that they are an improvement on the previous one. Mostly they are, but I agree with you that they are not always. Anyway, to answer your question, you will not be forced to upgrade to the 2010 version.

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I have a number of old cd's and DVD's of my mp3 music which I am trying to put onto my portable hard disk (which i asked advice on a few days ago).However some of the CD's are scratched/come up with CRC (Cycle Redundancy errors) which prevents me copying the contents from DVD drive to portable HD. I have also tried copying the info to the internal hard drive, but again no luck.What I need really is a program which forces the info to be copied onto a hard drive, but I don't have a clue if this is a) the right solution, b) what programs to use.Thanks

Answer:Forced read of a CD/DVD

PC Advisor had a recent cover disk (Spring, Issue 104) that included a copy of CD X Rescue.Not sure if this will help but the sleeve blub states: Recover and reclaim - get back lost data + Restore - cure scratches and disk distortion.

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Firefox 34 doers something I do not like. So Install 28 and got it back the way I like it. But just now it reverted back to version 324. Why am I being force to use a version I do not like?Specifically, the search bar no longer  makes it easy to change engines. I want it the way it was. Like it used to be.   

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

Automatic update must have been enabled. Turn of these setting : (Tools > options > Advanced > update)

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Question: Xbox app forced

Is there anyone that can give me a simple answer as to why Microsoft is shoving the XBOX app down my throat. I have never play XBOX I do not play games and i never plan to. So why do I have to learn Powershell to remove this. I mean I know stupid ****s make all these retarded YouTube and Twitch videos .... I just would NEVER do something like that because I DO NOT PLAY GAMES.... But yet I can not simply remove this app... NO Microsoft wanted to pull a HITER move and FORCE it upon everyone.... Are XBOX sells that ****ty that they have to resort to a gun to my temple like tactic? Hopefully if I make this app such a PAIN IN THE ******* *** to remove maybe they will start using after sometime and just who uses GROVE MUSIC anyway. Microsoft has now become the leading company IN SHOVING APPS DOWN YOUR THROAT THAT YOU CAN NOT EASILY REMOVE TO INCLUE 3DBuilder, Get SKYPE no not the app just an irritating reminder that they want you to download skype or word.... in closing **** YOU MICROSOFT.... These BULLY TACTICS are an INSULT to your customers... But by all means do constant notify me that I changed my browser and Keep telling me how much better it is..... by doing that I will never use XBOX, 3DBuilder, SKYPE, MONEY, WORD, ONE NOTE, ZUNE Music AKA GROVE, GET OFFICE, ETC too many to actually list.. And I sincerely look forward to removing windows os from my computer COMPLETELY AND FOREVER...

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Question: Forced Reboot

Windows 7.
Numerous times I have tried to reboot my computer, because it?s running slow, or sluggish. When I close all open files, and try to reboot, I get message saying something is running, do you want to force the program to shut down.
How can I find out what is running?
After reboot the computer runs faster.

Answer:Forced Reboot

Check task manager and view processes...When asking you to force shut down there is a list behind it saying waiting for program(s) services to stop:
Check if there is any programs in the list and end its process in the task manager....
If you don't see anything, just wait for about 5 minutes.
If that didn't work, force shut down and remove all crap software from your computer.
REDUCE software killing process timeout:
Go to desktop--->Right click--->New--->Shortcut--->Type this:
Code:
shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f
---->Next-->finish.
Now launch it.
#2nd way:
+ R -->Type Regedit.exe --->Enter---> UAC Prompt click yes---->Keep expanding this path:
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Should look like this:

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Repeated attempts are being made to install Win 109 on my Win 7 pc.What is going on and how do I permanently stop this happening.Attempt always happens at boot up and show as a failed upgrade in Windows Update.

Answer:Forced Installation of Win 10

Second attempt to post this.
This is a known and widespread problem. Assuming you are not attempting to upgrade to W10 then uninstall update 3035583 and reboot. When that update is offered again just hide it - you can always restore the 3035583 update later if you wish to install W10 that way. It provides the GWX exe and bits (and that white window in the tray I think).

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Computer crash while afk

Here is the link that I have contacted BSOD support and the helper recommanded me to ask for help here too.

All the details of my system and error report is included in that link


I have the virus/trojan/spyware details included in this thread too.



I thank to VirGnarus
and I also appreciate your helps!

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Firefox 34 doers something I do not like. So Install 28 and got it back the way I like it. But just now it reverted back to version 324. Why am I being force to use a version I do not like?Specifically, the search bar no longer  makes it easy to change engines. I want it the way it was. Like it used to be.   

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

Automatic update must have been enabled. Turn of these setting : (Tools > options > Advanced > update)

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I have auto updates turned off and yet I keep getting pop-ups to update to 8.1. Now I've finally gotten the one that doesn't give me an option to say no. How do I stop 8.1 from being forced on me?And for those who think I'm out of my mind for not wanting 8.1, I can't upgrade to it because it causes problems that no one seems to know how to fix (unexplained low resolution in certain places and significant speed decrease). I'm stuck with 8.

Answer:How to keep from being forced to update to 8.1?

Quote I'm stuck with 8.You said it. MS does not want to support windows 8. The objective now is to push Windows 8.1 until the next windows version is ready. That has been reported earlier. Here is yet another report that confirms the fact.Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8 QuoteWindows 8 is also no longer available at retail from Microsoft, as the Redmond-based giant just wants it to go away at this pointPut another way, 8 and 8.1 are effectively two different systems.IMHO the best  you can do is find all your install DVD/CDs and backup all your stuff and prepare to a do a clean install of version 8.1 and live with it. EDIT: If you are a MSN member, you might get a free 90 days version of 8.1 and maybe install it again after the 90 days are up. That would get you into the next year and maybe then MS will have some kind of special offer.

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Hello! New here. I have been googling a lot lately trying to find help to the problems that plague me and this forum seemed to pop up a lot... so hopefully you guys can free me of my problems

I am being effected by both BSOD and spyware

Acer Aspire 5542 laptop
Windows 7 Home x64bit
I have had the laptop for a little over a year
the copy of windows 7 is OEM

I have ran spybot, AVG, and RUbotted (in both standard mode and safe mode) and to no avail have my problems been fixed.

The most frustrating problem is when I google something. I click one of the search results, the page will begin to load, and then it will stop loading and start loading another website. It redirects me all over the place... from AOL to dailymotion.

I will get pop up ads occasionally that will open in a separate tab (using firefox). The ad that reoccurs the most is a very shady looking walmart advertisement. The Walmart logo is not official and it is only in blue text. A timer then starts and tells me I have 60 seconds to complete a simple 3 answer quiz.

I'm not sure if this is in the right section or not... but i'll put it here regardless!
I am HAUNTED by BSODs. The errors that are given always vary... from 0x0000ea/3b/fffff and so on. I cannot figure out what it is. When it occurs for the most part is random. Sometimes I will be hit by the BSOD time after time on boot. Other times will be after I boot, it will occur when I open firefox. Doesn't normally happen when I'm gaming so I don'... Read more

Answer:Please help me before I'm forced to reformat!

Oh, if this forum is dedicated to BSOD help, then please ignore the part about the spyware!

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Question: forced shut down!!

hi every one... I just bought a new hp laptop with inbuilt windows 8...I don't have much knowledge of computer....and windows 8 is quite different....
my laptop is jus 25 days old but in these 25 days I had to forcefully shut it down 8 times by pressing the power button few seconds since it froze...
I just want to know how bad it is to forcefully shut down laptop this frequently??? how can I avoid it or solve it and what are its effects??

plssssssssssss help.... very worried!!!!

Answer:forced shut down!!

type on the start screen, Change what power buttons do,...go into the power settings and uncheck the Fast Startup option and save. You may have to use link at top to change settings that are grayed and unavailable.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Question: Forced Restart

Hi

Today when I booted up my computer it said "over clock failed" and this is wierd because I have not yet over clocked or even tried.

After I used the deafult settings it asked me to, it said it could not find my hard disk drive.

Now my computer restarts itself all the time....

I'm using"
Athlon 64 3000+
1GB RAM
9800 PRO 256
160GB HD
 

Answer:Forced Restart

what motherboard are you using?
try clearing the CMOS
 

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Question: Forced into Domain

I have a new computer with a fresh install of Win 7 Pro, 64-bit. The computer properties tells me I'm not in a domain, just a workgroup, but when I try to login to another computer, it tells me I'm in the domain LAPTOP. (LAPTOP is the name of my computer.) Then, it doesn't allow me to change my domain so I cannot log into the other computer because it is on a domain and I must log into that domain. I have tried domain\userid, but that doesn't work because it insists I'm in the domain LAPTOP.

FYI: I have also changed the properties from 'computer on a business network' to 'home computer--not on network', but it doesn't stick. It just resets to 'computer on a business network'. I'm pretty certain these issues are related.

This seems like a Windows bug. It needs to be fixed ASAP. I need to be able to access other computers. I have never had/do not have this problem with other machines.

I've been told that a fresh install of Windows will fix this problem, but as this *is* a fresh install, I doubt it will work, and I don't want to spend hours backing up and reinstalling the same bug.

Can anyone recommend anything??

Answer:Forced into Domain

I have the same problem.
My Win 7 laptop is set up for "workgroup," which is the network name of other computers on my LAN.
When I try to connect, Win 7 sees the other computers, but selecting one, I get that popup that says at the top "Network Password." Then lower, fill ins for the user name on the computer I'm trying to connect to and the next line: password for the user I'm trying to connect to.
Below that it tells me I am a member of a domain, that has my laptop's name.
But the Laptop is set up to be a member of the "workgroup," not a domain.

So, no log in to the other systems is working. A domain computer won't be able to connect to a work group. Even if Win 7 telling me I belong to a domain is incorrect, any user name and password I enter for the computer I'm trying to connect with does not work. Another popup comes on asking me to enter the network password.

i also tried entering the password of the LAN, thinking that might solve it but it didn't.
and I tried entering the name of the user, with just the user name, as well a username using it's complete location on the network: \\(computer name)\(user name).

Nothing works and I can't connect to other compturers on the LAN.
And as this thread say's, Win 7 is saying I'm a member of a domain.

So, same problem here.
Oh, I also set up user accounts on the Win 7 computer with the same name and password as on the other computers in the LAN--but that didn't do any good, either.

Help pl... Read more

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Is there anyway I can get a program to minimize that refuses to? If not that, possibly a way to hide said program from the screen?

Answer:Forced Minimization

What program? Does it have a minimize button on the upper right toolbar?

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So it's TRUE that they are forcing windows 7 & 8 users.
This is ridiculous! Sorry for the anger btw but i had to bring this
to people's attention. I do not want windows 10 for several
reasons. Some being personal. Am i the only any one who finds this
disturbing also how avoid this update besides turning off automatic
updates? Personally they've tried to get me through streaming on
a download when i needed a framework but it was a pathetic attempt
and i quickly deleted the .exe.

Answer:Are you serious right now?(Windows 10 forced)

Hello Aunoni, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows 10 is not being forced on you. If you don't want to upgrade to Windows 10, you don't have to.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Question: Forced resolution

yeah i have a hp notebook and the video capabilities for it just down right suck. I have an ATI IGP345m video card or on board if you call it that. and i can't go higher than 1024x 768 which is gigantor on my 15inch screen so if i put it higher i have to scroll around on the screen. I was wouldering if anyone had a hacked IGP driver for it or knew of a way around it.

Answer:Forced resolution

I have the same problem on my Acer notebook. Does 800x600 fine but 1024x768 you have to scroll around the desktop to click different parts. I'd be interested in a resolution if anyone has one.

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Hi,
I have Spyware Terminator, AVG Free, and Malwarebytes dled. Spyware Terminator scans are clean, but when I run AVG I'm getting two results for 'Spyware'. One is "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP346\A0112493.exe";"Adware Toolbar.CJ";"Potentially dangerous object"
and the other is "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP346\A0112493.exe:\ns_00567";"Adware Toolbar.CJ";"Potentially dangerous object"

Both are Adware Toolbar.CJ
Typically I would remove these by clicking 'remove all unhealed infections'. But when I do, a warning pops up saying that forced removal could cause system instability or crash, and it gives me an option to remove anyway. Is it safe to forcably remove these infections?
And what kind of infection is that anyway? Thanks!

Answer:AVG, forced removal.

The detected _restore{GUID}\RP***\A00*****.xxx file(s) identified by your scan are in the System Volume Information Folder (SVI) which is a part of System Restore. The *** after RP represents a sequential number automatically assigned by the operating system. The ***** after A00 represents a sequential number where the original file was backed up and renamed except for its extension. To learn more about this, refer to:Restore Point ForensicsForensic Analysis of System Restore Points in Microsoft Windows XPSystem Restore is the feature that protects your computer by monitoring a core set of system and application files and by creating backups (snapshots saved as restore points) of vital system configurations and files before changes are made. These restore points can be used to "roll back" your computer to a clean working state in the event of a problem. This makes it possible to undo harmful changes to your system configurations including registry modifications made by software or malware by reverting the operating systems configuration to an earlier date. See What's Restored when using System Restore and What's Not.The SVI folder is protected by permissions that only allow the system to have access and is hidden by default on the root of every drive, partition or volume including most external drives, and some USB flash drives. For more detailed information, read System Restore Overview and How it works and How antivirus software and System Restor... Read more

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I have not taken the plunge yet and upgraded from win 7.

The biggest reason for me is forced updates, and mostly worrying about forced updates from nvidia drivers.

Before I upgrade is there a hidden way in the registry to turn off forced updates?
what happens if you run into a bad nvidia driver update can you downgrade that driver manually but then will it auto update?
 

Answer:win 10 forced updates

You can go into Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers, right click your computer icon and click Device installation settings, then choose to never install drivers from Windows Update.

If you are running older hardware which hasn't had recent driver updates I would recommend not doing this. Some updated drivers are only available through Windows Update. I've seen both Intel and AMD video drivers, for old hardware, delivered through Windows Update that are not available to download otherwise.
 

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Ok, this has now happened no rivals.com and when I was lookng at one article on espn.com. When the page loads it shows below it has finished loading the page, but show a white page, then quickly loads this dell search page. The address for the website that it could not find this time on rivals is: http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type.



Here is a screenshot of the search page that I took a little over a month ago when I had the same problem. I stopped going to rivals.com where I normally had the problem so I never knew if it really went away or not. I went there actually once after I had run all the programs and had no problems that one time.

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Beavis on 2008-01-12 23:45:36
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
81: 2008-01-13 05:45:53 UTC - RP593 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
80: 2008-01-12 04:25:45 UTC - RP592 - System Checkpoint
79: 2008-01-11 01:03:52 UTC - RP591 - Installed Java(TM) 6 Update 3
78: 2008-01-10 08:01:10 UTC - RP590 - Made by Registry Mechanic O
77: 2008-01-10 07:16:01 UTC - RP589 - Made by Registry Mechanic O

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Answer:Being forced to different site

Bump!

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Question: Forced updates?

A few hours ago i noticed a tooltip telling me that Windows will shut down to install updates at some designated time. I didn't install these updates, they installed on their own.

My Windows Update settings have been set to check with me before downloading. I found out that they were reset to download automatically, but how did this happen??

I hate that setting because in the past, I've come across one instance where Windows never rebooted and i had to shut it down even though it told me not to.

Answer:Forced updates?

There are some things that are force-updated to an extent - but in theory nothing should reset your option settings.

This can happen because of registry corruption, or use of a registry cleaner/optimiser, or because of malware (although malware wouldn't normally attack such a setting, it's possible that a cleanup procedure altered the setting to the default)

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Ok, this has now happened no rivals.com and when I was lookng at one article on espn.com. When the page loads it shows below it has finished loading the page, but show a white page, then quickly loads this dell search page. The address for the website that it could not find this time on rivals is: http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type.

I don't know why it would possible only do this on a few pages, and Go The Power, this is the previous problem that I was having, where I was told to download and use all those programs.



Here is a screenshot of the search page that I took a little over a month ago when I had the same problem. I stopped going to rivals.com where I normally had the problem so I never knew if it really went away or not. I went there actually once after I had run all the programs and had no problems that one time.

Answer:Forced to different site

Hello again

To me it sounds like you could still be infected:

I would recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.
Good luck

Please also remember DO NOT post your logs in this thread, please start a new thread here. (Just click on the coloured link.) and post the logs.

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Question: forced shutdown

When I turn my computer off I get the error: 1 program need to close: Iexplorer.exe
Which I don't have it open. Even if I opened it I closed it. This started doing this today. Any ideas what to do?

Answer:forced shutdown

I would probably check for toolbars that have been installed to Internet explorer. Usually has to do with online sevices that update a particular webpage or service on the machine.

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Question: Forced Shutdown

Everytime I go to Restart or Shutdown I am getting a forced showdown screen before Win 7 shutsdown. This is with all processes that I can control closed.

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:



I don't see anything out of the ordinary in that list to cause a forced shutdown. When I get the forced shutdown, I have tried to pause to see what process is causing the forced shutdown, but it never pauses and is gone so fast I can not read the process name.

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.

Answer:Forced Shutdown

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huffman


Everytime I go to Restart or Shutdown I am getting a forced showdown screen before Win 7 shutsdown. This is with all processes that I can control closed.

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:

Attachment 214284

I don't see anything out of the ordinary in that list to cause a forced shutdown. When I get the forced shutdown, I have tried to pause to see what process is causing the forced shutdown, but it never pauses and is gone so fast I can not read the process name.

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.


Go to start and type in msconfig and hit enter. Go to the startup tab and disable everything except your antivirus. Youwill get that message again when you reboot for the first time after you click restart now in msconfig. Try rebooting after the first reboot since you ran msconfig. This should improve computer performance and keep Windows from showing that message. If that dosn't help, adjust the wait to kill timeout setting as shown here: Shut Down -Speed Up

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I have been running v1607 and had Windows Update set to defer FEATURE Updates.
Today I see one of the Updates Windows Update is telling me to download is Version 1703. Isn't that CU that I did not want and is there any way to stop it?

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For some reason the new building I live in has no DSL services available... I'm now browsing on a dial up connection. This is so bizarre words can't describe. Is there really a such thing as accelerated dail up? I really want to know because I don't wanna pay then it's no faster than what I'm using. Before anyone suggests cable, I can't get that right now for financial reasons, so that's out. So is this really possible? or is accelerated dial up a myth?
 

Answer:So I'm forced to use dial up...

i seem to remember all these did was reduced the resolution of any images on first load -so the page loads quicker , I dont think the speed changes on secure sites at all,
but things may have moved on - not sure how video works , now that a lot more content onthe web has video embedded - but i have not looked at this for some years so maybe way out of date
 

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I am using Windows Vista and recently my computer (Toshiba Satellite) has been forcing me to logon using a fingerprint swipe. The logon screen does not even come up. If I do not use my fingerprint, it goes into BIOS and asks for the password, which I do not know. I have no idea why it started doing this. Any ideas?
 

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Question: Forced shutdown

Hi everyone,

I have an

Inspiron 1420 Dell computer
Windows Vista
32-bit operating system
2 gb RAM
Intel core 2 duo CPU @ 1.80 GHz

I am on the Dell reccomended power plan, which indicates equality between the use of battery and performance.

So here's my problem. I will leave my computer (plugged in or not doesn't seem to matter) alone for about 15-20 minutes. When I come back, the screen is black, and when I move the mouse, one of two things happens.

1. It stays black and I am forced to shutdown by holding down the power button
2. It goes back to whatever I was working on but then freezes- I can move the mouse around bu can't click on anything and am again forced to shutdown.

Anyone have any experience with this or know what to do? I've had some blue screens before as well.. I don't know if that is related or not.
I have absolutely no clue when it comes to computers... so I would appreciate any help.

Thanks!

Oh I wanted to add that I have tried ctrl alt delete, and that does not have any effect

Answer:Forced shutdown

Try new video drivers. I prefer the one's from the manufacturer of the video chipset (ATI, nVidia, Intel, etc) over the one's from Dell.

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I bought this computer a while ago and have been getting errors and random reboots while playing any games. I couldn't pin point what was going wrong untill i decided to try underclocking this does work but im running @ 160fsb and the standard is 166fsb i dont know why i have to under-clock to get my computer to work correctly. Cooling isnt the problem as i have 5 80mm fans in a thermaltake case. My computer

Computer Specs Are:

Amd athlon xp 2800+ @ 160fsb
MSI-KT4V
1gig DDR 400 pc3200 (2x512)
Thermaltake Purepower 420W
Western Digital 8mb cache 7200rpm 200gig
Soundblaster Live! Card
10/100 Network Card
 

Answer:Forced To Under-Clock :(

See if theres an updated BIOS for the board.
 

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will i ever be forced to load sp2?
 

Answer:forced to load sp2?

Go to Control Panel > Automatic Updates Open it and make sure the Automatic function has not been selected Choose one of the other ones and you will still have some control over what is installed . I suggest Notify but do not download
 

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Question: Forced Shutdowns

I am having a problem with a popup window that says that I scheduled/requested a system shutdown on my computer no matter what I am doing. It counts down from 30 seconds and then forces windows to shutdown. This happens regardless of what applications I'm running, sometimes 2-3 times a day and sometimes every few days. The computer also seems to be running slower, especially when trying to load webpages, but that may be due to the fact the computer is 5 years old...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:06:31 PM, on 5/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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Answer:Forced Shutdowns

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Don't if anyone can help but a friend keeps getting forced offline when visiting certain web sites using IE. When it happens the only way he can clear it is to reboot the PC although once he even had to re-install his modem drivers.

I have attached HJT, any suggestions?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:15:04, on 02/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
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Answer:Being forced off-line

Can anyone help please?
 

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Question: forced to restart

ny computer is forced to restart automatically. it is very annoying. here is the result of hijack this. let me know if there is suspicious/dangerous files.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:38:06, on 30/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
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Answer:forced to restart

I'm going to move you tentatively to the security forums for someone to look at your log. I see that you are running bit torrent, which can be a huge source of bad downloads I'd recommend ditching that.

As a side note, restarts can be caused by overheating, bad ram, weak power supply, among other things.
 

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Question: Forced To Sign In

Hello All, I have a laptop and a netbook both running 8.1 I upgraded from 8 but the upgrade forced me to create an account (Shades of Mac there) I didn't mind because I have always had great help from Microsoft. The problem is that I now have to sign in whenever I boot my computers and I don't wish to do so, how can I change this ? I would like to say in conclusion that I am a big fan since the advent of 8.1 as you can choose to boot to desktop if you want and then flip between the two it's becoming a truly universal system.

Answer:Forced To Sign In

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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Question: Forced Uninstall

I have a couple of part programmes on my PC which will not uninstall, despite being on the Uninstall lists of Control Panel, CCleaner and Wise Care. It really annoys me and I suspect that they might be causing problems.

I note on the Wise Care system I get two uninstall options 1. Safe Uninstall and 2. Forced Uninstall

Safe Uninstall does not work (Uninstaller\unins000.msg missing appears when I try it). There is clearly quite a difference between the two types of uninstall and I just need to know if it is safe to go ahead and force the issue. What sort of problems might arise if I do go ahead?
 

Answer:Forced Uninstall

take an image/backup ... force uninstall ... report back here if success or fail

then we'll all know
 

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Question: forced updates

I apprieciate the free upgrade but i would like to have the option of what updates i take, i don't want updates for skype or bing so why force them on me

Answer:forced updates

I believe with the home edition you don't get any choice. You only get that choice if your on the Pro version.

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Could someone please advise which need fixing ??Many Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:16:34, on 30.10.2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\VMSnap3.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Domino.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\sv.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\WINDOWS\runsql.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeC:\Program Files\SpyCatcher\Protector.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Forced Url In Ie, Impossible To Get Rid Of It.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum puertorico My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 3'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u3-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download and run Fixwareout from the link below: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeAfter the reboot post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt in your next reply.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix... Read more

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Hi everyone, im new here

Since January, my notebook computer has been turned off mysteriously, espeically when im running some games such as Counter-Strike. This situation has stopped for a couple of months but is now back....it really pisses me off

Is it because of some remote control software? is it because im overworking my computer?? I have no idea where to search for logs and things, so please provide me with your help, thx
 

Answer:Computer Forced Off?

It's probably an over-temperature situation forcing a shutdown. Hard to say more w/o knowing the exact make and model. Some of them had problems which are fixed by bios and monitor software updates. Does it game well at the Hockey Rink?
 

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Question: Forced update XP

Anyone know from the top of their head how to disable the forced restarting of Windows XP after an update?

Answer:Forced update XP

Link

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FOR YOU ALL THAT HAS BEEN FORCED FED IE7, HAPPY WITH THE NEW IE7?? ARE MANY OF YOU, OR HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS?? CHEERS. YOYO. Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Happy With The Forced Fed Ie7 Yet?

Hello All !!!! I hesitate to make any suggestions because I am soooooo new to ALL this and to this GREAT site......But this seemed to BLOCK auto install....http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enI am probably violating some protocall here....Pardon

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I am using an activated copy of Word XP on W98SE. Unfortunately, the PC has become unrepairable and a replacement PC is on its way.This new PC will use Windows XP - which I will activate directly the new machine is in use.Can I reload and activate myexisting copy of Word XP - I have the upgrade CD..

Answer:Forced PC update...

If it is "retail" then yes (you may need to contact Microsoft and explain though). But if it is "OEM" then no.

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Question: Forced Hibernation

My laptop is currently going hibernating at random after start-up and the problem is that once it does, it will consistently hibernate every minute or so again until I reboot. (Which leads to another cycle of hibernation.) I have already changed Hibernation to "Never" in power options but it still gives me this problem. I resorted to disabling hibernation completely. However, there will still be notifications popping up by my system telling me my that my system cannot go into hibernation mode because I disabled it.

It will be greatly appreciated if anyone can help me find out the root of this problem. Hibernation function is generally very useful for me especially in times of low battery and I will really like to enable this function again. I am using a LG R405A laptop (not a very new model) with Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2330 @1.60 GHz with Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS.

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Well my internet connection was acting funny today. I was lagging out on my games and didn't know what it was. So, I turned off all my open ports and everything worked fine. I got into digging through my server logs and it turns out my FTP server was being brute forced. Is there any way to report this activity to the person's ISP that was doing it? I remember seeing a way to retrieve the info based on an IP address but I just don't remember how right now.

After I report that, I'd like to know if anyone knows of a good and secure free FTP server that I can tweak based on the following things:
blocking IPs permanently
blocking IPs based on the number of failed attempts

Also, is there any way to secure the rest of my system like this? I have one computer I use to forward ports to (not a DMZ) sitting behind a Linksys WRT54GS. I think its pretty secure but I honestly am second guessing myself after this attack.

Anyways, if anyone can help me out, the offending IPs are:
65.95.107.159
219.136.187.231

I've kept all the log files in case they need to be forwarded to the ISPs.

I'd also like to ask another question while I'm at it. I've tried out nmap to see what ports my server has open as well as a couple others. The ports come up as being "open", "closed" or "filtered". All my ports are just open. Is there any difference between these distinctions? Can I change my ports to some other ... Read more

Answer:Getting brute forced

Some genius has been trying to brute force accounts through SSH on my personal server. It's random IPs tried on the root account and random named accounts. Too bad you can't SSH as root . All of the other accounts the person is trying to brute force don't exist.

I wouldn't worry about it. Brute forcing across the internet is time consuming and practically never works. The only thing I ever look for are undocumented remote exploits. MITM (man in the middle) attacks are also terribly difficult to do. So is line sniffing.
 

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I've had a Windows 8 PC for some time now. Everything works fine on it. I get the nag to upgrade to 8.1 every now and then, but I always dismiss it. Today, when I woke up the computer, it told me the update was ready but I had to reboot. My only choice was to postpone the reboot. I didn't really want to update it because, as I said, it was working fine. It gets along with my home network, etc. I went ahead and told it to "reboot now" since any other option was just putting off the inevitable.

It's at 78% setting up now. What can I expect?

My concern is that I also have a laptop that I use more often that also only has Windows 8. I get the nag to upgrade on it as well. I'm concerned I'm going to turn it on one morning and be forced to upgrade it as well.

Answer:PC just FORCED Windows 8.1. Now What?

If Windows Update started the download and install then the required previous updates had been done, shouldn't be a big problem. I've done a Desktop and a Notebook without issues.

By the way, I think there was something about the Update to 8.1 would be automatically pushed if one hadn't gotten it yet.

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Question: Forced slowdown?

Hi,
 
For my first post this may be a bit silly; not an emergency, just an oddity.
 
Seems like every so often (as in just now) my system starts to run slower and slower (it had been doing so for several hours today and I once again rebooted). Killing processes doesn't help and eventually I have to reboot. Windows then installs updates and all is well until the next time.
As far as I can tell this is always when there are updates that need to be installed. Seems as if the slowdown is forced on the system so that there will be a reboot. This is a real PITA if/when I am in the middle of something that takes a lot of concentration
As I say, it's just happened again. After a reboot (and updates installed), all is well.
 
Anyone else see this? I don't think I am being paranoid - if that means anything.
 
At the point I rebooted only 2+Gb/8Gb of memory were is use, but cursor movement was really slow - almost unusable.
 
I am running Win7 Home edition SP1 64bit. I can provide full specs, but that doesn't seem to be the issue.
 
I scan with Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D daily and use AVG for the rest of my security, so I think my system is clean.
 
Any thoughts?

Answer:Forced slowdown?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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I apologize for this question but i have looked and cannot find the answer.

Will Win 10 be a forced download. Will i have the option to install or not.
[i hope this is the correct forum]

thank you

Answer:Will Win 10 be a forced download?

No, it will not be a forced download. You may opt for it, or you may not.

For more details, read here: How to remove the 'Get Windows 10' app from your PC - Windows 10 Forums

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I have been having problems with XP not responding. The first symptom, for example is trying to open Internet Explorer and nothing happening. Then I try a restart and it won't restart. There are times I try to force quit a program and it won't force quit. Finally I have to manually shut off the power and restart the computer. The only thing I notice in my system log is this:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 1/5/2004
Time: 6:54:20 PM
User: VAIO\Bill
Computer: VAIO
Description:
DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. " attempting to start the service ImapiService with arguments "-Service" in order to run the server:
{520CCA63-51A5-11D3-9144-00104BA11C5E}

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Is this related? This almost sounds too complicated for me to tackle myself. Other errors I receive are as follows:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7023
Date: 1/5/2004
Time: 6:54:19 PM
User: N/A
Computer: VAIO
Description:
The Application Management service terminated with the following error:
The specified module could not be found.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Do you think that these have anything to do with my problem. Is there a way... Read more

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