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

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

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






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"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?

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Preferred Solution: Almost FORCED to update to Win 10 ??? NO!!! Help !!!

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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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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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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 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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https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/4a5edx/psa_windows_7_computers_are_being_reported_as/

This post is taking off but I can't find any reputable source reporting on it. Anyone here have it auto update to 10? I haven't had any problems on 8.1 but I have auto updates turned off. I wouldn't mind hearing from people who aren't trying to get imaginary internet points on reddit so I thought I would ask here.
 

Answer:Windows 10 forced update.

There's probably something to it; my neighbor was playing Europa when it auto restarted on him to "upgrade" yesterday. He was using Windows 8 and 8 has a nasty habit of restarting while you're using it unless auto restart is disabled via group policy. 7 should be a little safer but now that the 10 installation is a "recommended" update, who knows what will happen. I share the Redditers' fear of Monday as this is a very bad week for this to happen because most of us from the office will be out of state for 72 hour networking and server cutovers.
 

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I have a dualboot laptop that I mostly use with Linux. In the second partition I installed Win10 professional rather than home for the explicit reason that I wanted to block all updates (after having it update once), reason being that I didn't want to be bothered by constant reminders and reboots. The partition is imaged and I don't use it much anyway, so I don't fear malware - anything that infects it would be easily wiped by a simple reimage.

So I disabled the updates via the policy editor, and it's been working hassle-free for months

However, today I booted it up and started working, and unexpectedly a message appeared telling me that it would reboot in a few minutes to apply an update - it didn't ask me for a time or authorisation and wouldn't let me delay it, which is infuriating enough in its own right. And reboot it did, taking its damn time applying the update too, and rebooted again, and then I had to reapply all the system settings that had been reset by the anniversary update, and I lost a morning's work.

I appear civil now because several hours have passed and I've processed the irritation, but you better believe that the curses I uttered while this was happening were long and colourful.

I've now disabled the updates by murdering the windows update service, which I should have done to begin with, but I'm wondering - is this a known occurrence? Does Microsoft simply ignore your update settings to force the anniversary update now?

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Answer:Forced update to anniversary

There is no normal setting in Windows 10 Pro to disable updates. The option available in normal settings is to DEFER updates.

Defer: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.

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I told Windows 10 to notify me regarding updates but to allow me to choose when to install them. Like a good user I typically do not install the updates right-away because I'm always busy.
I have noticed that every time my machine hangs or gets the B.S.O.D., lo and behold, Windows begins to install an update upon restart.
Me thinks that MS have built in a fail-safe to guarantee that we all update our Windows OS and are forced to take whatever changes are being handed to us, whether we like it or not.
If someone has found a creative solution to this problem other than "just let Windows do it's thing", I am all ears. I am an IT professional so I've tried all the setting combinations I can find and Googled a bit but frankly get tired of reading all the possible solutions that I just live with it. Now I'm simply curious.
It's not that I do not want my OS to be kept up-to-date, I just want some control over the state of my machine rather than the OS deciding when and if to force an install. Is that too much to ask? I'm not convinced this is a defect in the software, but rather a very insidious method of forcing everyone to be on the latest MS-ware which is bloating by the minute.
Thanks for listening.
Andy S - Newport Beach, CA

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I have heard that at some point there will be a very small forced update for XP that more or less disables it and forces the user to upgrade to Vista. Can anyone confirm this? Is there any way to block a forced update of this nature?

Answer:Forced update to kill XP?

I think you'll find this is absolute rubbish, it would be illegal for Microsoft to disable the OS to force an upgrade.

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I don't know if it's the right place but I hope so

Recently I've been working in word and then suddenly the computer started to shutdown and install some update. After that it rebooted and restored everything (much like after hibernation). Why did this happen? Shouldn't I get some sort of info that the update requires the system to reebot and let me decide WHEN I want that to happen? Is it some new microsoft policy to do that?
My updates are set to automatically download and install.

Answer:forced reboot on update?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by beholder


I don't know if it's the right place but I hope so

Recently I've been working in word and then suddenly the computer started to shutdown and install some update. After that it rebooted and restored everything (much like after hibernation). Why did this happen? Shouldn't I get some sort of info that the update requires the system to reebot and let me decide WHEN I want that to happen? Is it some new microsoft policy to do that?
My updates are set to automatically download and install.


well under the settings given when you use automatically download and install the group policy editor default is to warn you 5 minutes prior to an automatic reboot, you can however turn this off if you have access to group policy editor which is available in professional, ultimate and enterprise

It can be well awkward if your not paying attention, in fact I was in the middle of a raid playing WOW with a few mates and my computer decided it was going to reeboot then once back to desktop it proudly announced it had installed updates

let me know if you want to turn this option off

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I have a Toshiba Laptop which I updated from 7 to 10 a few months ago.
I have a Dell Monitor plugged directly into the laptop and an NEC monitor plugged into a Toshiba docking station, which also has inputs for a wireless mouse and keyboard. The docking station connects to the laptop via USB.
All worked fine until yesterday morning, when I woke to find that Microsoft had updated and rebooted my laptop. Now, the NEC monitor doesn't work.
All power and connections are fine, and the docking station works because the mouse and keyboard work.
I've swapped the Dell and NEC monitors, and whichever one goes directly into the laptop works fine. The one into the docking station doesn't work.
Any suggestions?

Answer:can't see second monitor after last forced update

Reinstall the software for the video chipset.

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Both my sons and my gaming boxes got a forced Win10 update last week. I'm running Win10 pro and he's running Win10 home. The update porked our Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titaniums so that the microphone devices became 'undetected'.

Driver reinstall etc. tricks didn't help. Had to roll back the build to a previous release to fix it on both computers.

So finally the forced updates bit me too it seems. At least MS left a very easy way to roll the update back.

I was laughing quietly when Win10 update chose to force a reboot in the middle of my Steam updating. How nice it must be to use Windows for something more critical than gaming. Not!
 

Answer:Win10 forced update

You probably just needed to look into the windows settings themselves a bit more, my old Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 runs just fine with Win10 Insider Build 14361.

The new Redstone related things seems to have even pushed the transfer rates up a bit in some areas.

You can also adjust when your computer will update these days, among other things.
 

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Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.

Here is what happens though. If I wait too many days...like 'til Saturday, I can be using my system and then get a popup saying that I need updates and it will not let me do anything else until I download and install them. Sometimes this can take a while when I only turned the system on to do a quick check on something. Can I avoid this?

Answer:Can I STOP Forced Update?

MPSAN said:

Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.
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You should read the correct tutorials

Ethernet Connection - Set as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Windows Update - Defer Upgrades in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
and
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Today Skype opened itself and updated itself whilst I was AFK.

I have it set to manual update only, plus at the time Skype wasn't even running.

Additionally the SkypeUpdate service in Task Manager is also stopped.

This also happened in my partner's Win 7 machine, and looking at the Skype forum, to several other people too.

My question is how did it manage to do this and how can I prevent it happening again in the future?

BTW, this is the desktop version on Win8, not the app version.

Answer:Skype forced update?

Hi and welcome.

Do you have Windows updates set to install automatically.

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I have a Toshiba Laptop which I updated from 7 to 10 a few months ago.
I have a Dell Monitor plugged directly into the laptop and an NEC monitor plugged into a Toshiba docking station, which also has inputs for a wireless mouse and keyboard. The docking station connects to the laptop via USB.
All worked fine until yesterday morning, when I woke to find that Microsoft had updated and rebooted my laptop. Now, the NEC monitor doesn't work.
All power and connections are fine, and the docking station works because the mouse and keyboard work.
I've swapped the Dell and NEC monitors, and whichever one goes directly into the laptop works fine. The one into the docking station doesn't work.
Any suggestions?

Answer:can't see second monitor after last forced update

Reinstall the software for the video chipset.

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Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.

Here is what happens though. If I wait too many days...like 'til Saturday, I can be using my system and then get a popup saying that I need updates and it will not let me do anything else until I download and install them. Sometimes this can take a while when I only turned the system on to do a quick check on something. Can I avoid this?

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So as you probably know, windows 8 users have constantly been receiving popus telling them windows 8.1 is free. You are given the option to install it or not to. The other night, I received a popup saying that my pc would restart to install windows 8.1 despite me never asking me to. I decided to postpone for 4 hours (since that was the longest option) and finished on my pc before it asked again.

When I turned my pc on today, it finished the update. This has broken my pc. I avoided updating to 8.1 because I heard about it being extremely broken, and it turns out I cant do anything.

The first time I boot/log in, the wallpaper and taskbar loads (without quicklaunch icons) and that's it. If I hover over the taskbar with the cursor, it shows the loading circle thing. The only thing I can do is hit Ctrl + Alt + Delet and either reboot or re-login. The 2nd time I log in or boot, All my icons and stuff load normaly but after about 3 seconds it will start switching between my desktop and the colour of my start menue (blank background) staying on each for about 1/2 a second. After about 5-10 seconds of this, it will return to the desktop with nothing loaded as mentioned before.

What's happening and how can I fix it?

Answer:Forced 8.1 Update Broke PC

As mentioned before, sometimes it loads normaly for about 10-15 secs, so I used this time to start a factory reset. I'll see what happens when it's done.

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After a forced (and unwanted) update to Windows 8.1, I lost my wireless bluetooth speaker via laptop. Tech friends and myself tried all 'solutions' found online. Finally connected remote tech help via Kinivo. After 48 minutes of educated trial and error the Kinivo support tech said: "Ok, it seems that there is a problem with your driver software that only Acer can fix. It will not let us update the drivers or even run the Broadcom drivers." Soooooooooooooo, Acer. What next? I'd really like to get back the use of my wireless speaker! I noticed that Acer website support tab leads to a chart of updates. BIOS tab offers an update but it comes with a red-letter warning that I dare not violate. :-/ Thanks in advance for any help I can get with this issue. It seems to be a problem across the board.

Answer:Windows forced update to 8.1, now I can't update d...

Your laptop model?

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My PC reset itself yesterday to apply an update. It all seemed to be going fine until I was unable to boot my PC up beyond the Lenovo screen. I tried restore points, running a diagnosis, running an auto-repair, but nothing worked. Eventually, I gave up and chose a windows refresh. My computer boots now, but it has a consistently high disk usage and sporadic CPU spikes.

Looks like the highest thing in my CPU usage is the Windows Module Installer Worker. Attached some screenshots. Not sure if they'll be of any use. I'm not too tech-savvy.

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For about a week or so now its been asking me to update. (I always let it update) But until recently it will ask me to update and restart my computer, it boots me off and goes into the update download screen. At around 14% the download randomly stops, says it cannot continue, and turns off. When I turn the laptop back on I am yet again prompted to update my windows. Please help!

Answer:Windows update forced shutdown

DownloadDial-a-fixExtract and launch itClick on green TICK mark ,Uncheck Empty Temp Folders, as well as Adjust Time/Date in the prep sectionClick on GO option.Press ENTER if you receive errorsAfter scan gets finished.Restart the PC and try to update

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http://www.ilovemyjournal.com/?action=personal_entry&eid=3296&user=1
 

Answer:New windows update: forced search?

Windows desktop search is an Optional update.
 

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Was prompted to upgrade to Service Pack 2 (Vista Home Basic 32 bit). After the update, pc wont start anymore. I ended up in a black screen with these texts :

!! 0xc0190002 !! 3937/47219 (Mahjong.exe)

I tried the ff methods I read from other threads :

1. Safe Mode - Did not work. My screen froze at "Loading Windows File" point.
2. Start Up Repair - Said error, needed to restart.
3. System Restore :

I accessed system restore through the "Repair Windows" option after pressing F8. There was only one option in the menu, Oct 21 1:24 am Install Service Pack 2. So I clicked NEXT. Then I had an error message again, didn't work.

Please, please help me. I really don't know what to do. Please

Answer:After forced update, PC wont start, Help Please

You are already being answered here: After forced Service Pack 2 update, PC wont start :(

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I usually just turn my computer into sleep mode at night, but when i need to update, I turn it off at night. Last night was nothing unusual. At 12:00 AM I went to bed and turned my PC off and noticed it was updating. I got out of bed and went to the bathroom one hour later seeing it was on update 2 of 3. I was a little surprised because it only takes 15 minutes usually. Needless to say I went back to bed. And I woke up this morning at 9:30 (20 minutes ago). I noticed it was still updating on 2 of 3. It's been updating on 2 of 3 for 9 hours and 30 minutes. So I knew I had to turn my PC off.

I turn my PC off and when I turn it on it says it didn't shut off right, yet I still run it in normal mode and everything turns on fine, BUT, I'm scared. This PC is only 3 weeks old and I don't know what caused this problem.

I want to make sure I didn't cause any damage to my PC when I turned it off. Can you assure me I didn't cause any damage to my PC? If not, can you please tell me what I can do about it?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Help, I was forced to turn my PC off during an update (let me explain)

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For me, one of the most annoying features of Windows 10 is the forced updates - unlike previous operating systems, you can't review the list of updates, and decide which ones you want to install. I've had driver updates through WU (Windows 7) screw up my machines before, and currently, I frequently (every week or two) get a touchpad update for a laptop I had running Insider Preview, which sets all the toughpad setting to defaults, including turning on tapping, which I hate (I then have to turn everything off again).

I know there is a tool, a troubleshooter, which can be used to hide updates:

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

but it's not a proactive thing, and it's not the same. Is there a policy, or something else in 10, that can be enabled, to restore the functionality? I don't want to block OS updates to fix vulnerabilities, I just don't want MS overwriting my drivers.

Answer:Turn off forced update of drivers through WU?

Hello Sparkinstx, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could use the recommended setting in the tutorial below to prevent updates from automatically installing.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

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Hello! I think I have a problem I can't handle by myself anymore. 
If that's important: I am using Windows 7 and my browser is Google chrome.
 
Some days ago I started reading some manga on the website mangafox.me and when I clicked to get to the next site suddenly there appeared a site which was called javagree (or something like that) with a pop up which told me that I needed a new update for Java. I didn't trust that so I closed the tab and headed to the original Java site for the update (just to make sure). Unfortunately even after I updated that site continued to appear trying to force upon me that strange update. I tried clicking back, ignoring it when suddenly my Kaspersky detected a threat while the site poped up again. It said that the site was blocked and I thought it would have an end there. But next time I got to mangafox the damn site appeared again with just another name. I thought maybe it would be better to continue the reading on another browser. So I installed firefox heading to mangafox again just to experience the same problem. Fake Javasite poped up. Just that this time I couldn't even close the browser so I had to eliminate it from the task manager. After that my catalyst control center opened up to ask me what processor I wanted to use for the application Javaplugin (the name included some numbers I can't remember). That's where I realized that it installed the damn plugin without me even knowing it. I headed to the folder where that plugin wa... Read more

Answer:Fake Java update forced upon me!!

Please download TDSSKiller exe version to your desktop. Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants. Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on Change Parameters and click Detect TDLFS File System.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finish the cleaning process.Note: If Cure is not an option, Skip instead, do not choose Delete unless instructed.A TDSSKiller text file would be saved in Local Disk C.Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Clean.Confirm each time with Ok.You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administra... Read more

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I've just got a new Dell XPS 9360. Obviously the system installed by default was full of crapware, so I traditionally re-partitioned the drive and installed Windows 10 Creators Update manually.

Surprisingly I noticed that both my partitions were being decrypted the moment Windows started up for the first time. I tried to disable Bitlocker encryption from the Above screen in Settings but failed as it has already started. OK, I allowed it to complete and turned it then off.

However, it kept bothering me why it happened at all. So I reinstalled Windows again from the scratch once again just to see if it repeats. Well, it did partly - the 2nd partition was left with Bitlocker off, but the system partition was again being automatically encrypted!

Do you know why it happens? It never happened before on any Windows 10 version - I always could choose if I want to use Bitlocker or not. I've also installed the same Windows version on some cheaper machine (Dell Inspiron 5567) and drivers didn't get automatically encrypted there.

Can it be anything specific for Dell? Any way to get rid of this?

Answer:Bitlocker forced to be ON on Creators Update?

Hmmm... I found some information on Dell's support page:

Microsoft BitLocker enabled when Windows 10 is shipped.Dell systems that ship with the Windows 10 operating system and are equipped with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) capability will have Microsoft BitLocker encryption enabled from the factory. BitLocker drive encryption prevents the application of image files used to restore the Dell Factory Image.

But is there any way of getting rid of enabling Bitlocker by default?

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On September 20 Microsoft pushed through the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to my computer - ever since then it does not work at all.  When I turn it on I get the HP logo and an occasional horizontal cursor blink in the upper left corner. Pressing F11 at powering on brings me to a troubleshooting screen per the instructions on HP website - I selected repair / recovery.  Repair progressed to 64% then seemed to stall for several minutes before the screen just went black and then nothing.   Repeated the process and "attempted repair failed".  Repeated the process and attempted recovery made it to 52% before crapping out. My computer was "born" on 11/11/2015 and apparently died a mere 10 months 9 days later.  I cannot seem to find any answers and I'm at my wits end.  My computer is still under warranty and I really need to get this back up and running! I don't know what to do next - do I need support from HP or Microsoft ? Can I take my computer to a nearby repair person or will that void my warranty? Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. 

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Last few days many users reported that Windows 10 forced a Nvidia 376.53 driver update.
It even installed over newest Nvidia drivers (378.xx) via Windows Update.
Anyone knows what the hell is going on?

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My optical drive will not read DVDs or CDs that are store bought and from Microsoft. It reads and displays blank DVD info but only after a long drawn out battle. I'vve uninstalled, reinstalled, gone through the entire wringer of HP Support Assistant to no avail. My optical drive is a 54 speed HP DVDRAM GT20L dual layer DVD Write/Rewrite drive with LightScribe. When I got the NoteBook the first thing that some fool did was to DELETE The Roxio software package. The drive has served me well until a recent malware infestation after WIndows DEfender failed on the system due to its inability to run in Windows 10. I'm going back to a MS .ISO reinstall of a brand new copy of Windows 7 Professional SP1 CEOM which I had originally. Curse Windows 10 and it's sneaky installation. I need my machine cleared of Windows 10 and resurrected  in its original Windows 7 Pro SP1 suit. I'd also love to get the original Roxio pre-installed packagee back if at all possible. I'm completely self taught so please don't assume any level of IT competence from me. I'm desperate for your help and I'll be FOREVER grateful.

Answer:After the forced update to Windows 10 my hitherto reliable s...

Hi,I'm not sure if HP would be stocking HP Recovery media for this old model still.But you can try clean install of Windows 7 Professional SP1 COEM following the suggestions given by HP expert Paul Tikkanen here in this thread: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/want-windows-7-back/td-p/592555...Roxio is not available for download in your HP support pageYou can try this:https://cdburnerxp.se/en/homeRegardsVisruth

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My brother's computer: Lenovo v570 laptop running Windows 7, 64-bit Intel Core i5 pro

Posted this to Reddit 4 days ago, but of course, no one responded. Anyway, here:

My brother's computer: Lenovo v570 laptop running Windows 7, 64-bit Intel Core i5 processor, 750 GB hard drive, 6 GBs of RAM, integrated graphics

I'm trying to help my brother fix his laptop, but it's nearly impossible. I'm fairly well-versed in this type of black magic, but this was so unyielding that I'm forced to post here.
"The other night I tried starting my laptop, and it asked me if I wanted to go into startup repair or boot normally, which I thought was strange, and I just chose to start normally, and it BSOD'd before the time the login screen would usually come up. I figured there might be a potential issues because I had postponed restarting my computer a couple of days after Windows updates were done. I usually keep my computer clean, protected by Kaspersky and Malwarebytes, etc. so I figured that the update would be the most likely culprit.
I tried to do a system repair off the recovery hard drive, and it didn't work. Then I tried launching into safemode, still BSOD'd; the "last known good configuration" wouldn't boot either. I tried multiple system restore points, and they gave various errors. None worked, however. Some said it couldn't read the memory at some sort of address, and others said something about setupapi.dll. It�... Read more

Answer:Blue screen on startup after potentially forced update

Reboot the PC, pressing F8 repeatedly, a menu will show up, choose Startup Repair and see if that does any good.
 

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This has been happening for the last week. I need to know which update it rode in on so I can remove it. It is very irritating just like the Windows 8 to 8.1 forced update notification.



I have my system set to only notify me about updates, at which time I use the Update Hider diagcab to hide unwanted updates. But this is a new twist, now I am still forced to do updates from this obnoxious notification.

How would I shut this off, I disabled the Forced Windows 8 to 8.1 update notification through Group Policy Editor, would I remove this one the same way?

When it pops up, and it will pop up in the middle of my work, I can't DO anything except to click on it. This is mostly why I stick to Windows 7 because of cack like this.

Answer:Forced Update Notification, locks up system until clicked.

Boink - Has anyone found a way around this?

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I've just got a new Dell XPS 9360. Obviously the system installed by default was full of crapware, so I traditionally re-partitioned the drive and installed Windows 10 Creators Update manually.

Surprisingly I noticed that both my partitions were being decrypted the moment Windows started up for the first time. I tried to disable Bitlocker encryption from the Above screen in Settings but failed as it has already started. OK, I allowed it to complete and turned it then off.

However, it kept bothering me why it happened at all. So I reinstalled Windows again from the scratch once again just to see if it repeats. Well, it did partly - the 2nd partition was left with Bitlocker off, but the system partition was again being automatically encrypted!

Do you know why it happens? It never happened before on any Windows 10 version - I always could choose if I want to use Bitlocker or not. I've also installed the same Windows version on some cheaper machine (Dell Inspiron 5567) and drivers didn't get automatically encrypted there.

Can it be anything specific for Dell? Any way to get rid of this?

Answer:Bitlocker forced to auto-encrypt on Creators Update?

Hmmm... I found some information on Dell's support page:

Microsoft BitLocker enabled when Windows 10 is shipped.Dell systems that ship with the Windows 10 operating system and are equipped with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) capability will have Microsoft BitLocker encryption enabled from the factory. BitLocker drive encryption prevents the application of image files used to restore the Dell Factory Image.

But is there any way of getting rid of enabling Bitlocker by default?

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Help me please..
Windows asked me to update to Service Pack 2 ( I have Vista Home Basic 32 bit). After the update, I cannot start my pc anymore. I always end up in a black screen with these texts :

!! 0xc0190002 !! 3937/47219 (Mahjong.exe)

Please help me.. I tried the ff I read from other threads :

1. Started Start Up repair - did not work. Froze at some point.
2. Safe Mode - I still couldn't get in. It froze on "Loading Windows Files"

Please help me! I do not what to do

Notes:
*This was an updated prompted by Windows itself*

Answer:After forced Service Pack 2 update, PC wont start :(

Anyone? Please help..

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Hello. I waited for windows update to finish but it wouldn't go past ~57% for almost 24 hours. I then decided to take my chance and restart.
Now it won't start.
The windows 10 loading logo shows, then everything stops at a black screen.
I do not have restore points and startup repair doesn't find any issues.
Is there anything I could do?
Thanks in advance!

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Hi

everytime I sleep my PC then wake it the mouse is jumpy all over the place and can not be used, I have to shutdown & restart the machine?? - its only started since the Fall Creators Update was forcibly installed by Windows 2 days ago, I did install this update a month back but had problems with it so reversed it with my backup images... now 2 days ago windows installed the update without my consent as they are rolling it out now, ever since when I sleep the PC it does this, I need to use sleep too as I use a RAM drive and dont want it writing to my drive every time i shutdown, faster startup too...

Ive done some research and this seems to be very common and other people are reporting that its the sound driver... but thats not the case here as ive uninstalled it (used windows driver) and installed the VIA Audio Driver and still the same...

Can anyone help?

thanks

Answer:Mouse jumpy on PC after forced Fall Creators Update

Hi snadge.

I think I would be checking mouse, keyboard and any other pointing devices you might have attached. Your spec says Q-Connect. Do they have drivers for your devices and are they installed rather than a generic MS drivers? If they are installed roll back the mouse driver or force install an older version and test.

If you roll back the update and then set your connection to metered it will not re-install. While this is not a solution for the mouse in 1709 it will resolve your immediate issue.
Ken

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This has been happening for the last week. I need to know which update it rode in on so I can remove it. It is very irritating just like the Windows 8 to 8.1 forced update notification.



I have my system set to only notify me about updates, at which time I use the Update Hider diagcab to hide unwanted updates. But this is a new twist, now I am still forced to do updates from this obnoxious notification.

How would I shut this off, I disabled the Forced Windows 8 to 8.1 update notification through Group Policy Editor, would I remove this one the same way?

When it pops up, and it will pop up in the middle of my work, I can't DO anything except to click on it. This is mostly why I stick to Windows 7 because of cack like this.

Answer:Forced Update Notification, locks up system until clicked.

Boink - Has anyone found a way around this?

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BSOD forced me (after a full night of trying to repair, run chk dsk, etc) to wipe and reinstall. Now I'm getting major update errors and errors with everything else. "Windows has encountered a problem and must restart" type of dealioS. Ran SURT, tried to install updates after, no go. Tried that a few times. Tried running System Mechanic, no go there either. Starting to look longingly at Windows 8... I can't seem to keep a copy of Windows 7 running smoothly. I'll attach files and screen shots as I've done this before. Noel was a huge help last time, and on Xmas even!

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2621440)

Installation date: ‎1/‎24/‎2015 9:10 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8007045D

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3008923)

Installation date: ‎1/‎24/‎2015 9:09 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8007045D

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2847077)

Installation date: ‎1/‎24/‎2015 9:09 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8007045D

... in total I believe 9 updates are NOT installing. :-\ AND it seems like the computer is having random issues with various things crashing.

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Answer:BSOD forced me to reinstall / now I'm getting major update errors

Just now BSOD (first time after windows reinstall)... system ran chk dsk upon reboot, I believe it found some errors and fixed them. I then ran chkdsk via cmd, found no errors. Trying the SURT and updates again for the hell of it. I'll upload new log files after. Typing this on my Mac (boo hiss) ...

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My system worked fine on Windows 8.1 and I said no to the Windows 10 upgrade numerous times. Then I woke up one morning and saw that Windows 10 had been added to my normal updates for my system. Ever since then the keyboard is not working right. Everytime I try to type with it it will send me to a shortcut for the corresponding letter. So when I type the letter H it opens up my history. Or if I type the letter S and opens up my save as folder. Also the x button seems to be repeatedly going. I wonder if there is a way to get my computer out of shortcut mode if that is a thing. Any help will be very much appreciated and if you have any questions for me please post them and I will answer them as soon as possible thank you very much for your help.

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Hello. I waited for windows update to finish but it wouldn't go past ~57% for almost 24 hours. I then decided to take my chance and restart.
Now it won't start.
The windows 10 loading logo shows, then everything stops at a black screen.
I do not have restore points and startup repair doesn't find any issues.
Is there anything I could do?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Restarted after forced windows update hanged at ~57% for a whole day. Now it won't start

Hi Welcome to Windows Central! I suggest you go into Advanced Start up! If you need more help, please join the forum. http://forums.windowscentral.com/ask...community.htmlAdvanced startup offers a number of different ways in which you can troubleshoot and fix your PC, and because problems can strike from many different scenarios, Microsoft provides several methods to access these options.How to access 'Advanced startup' options on Windows 10 to troubleshoot and fix your PC ? PUREinfoTechIf your PC isnt loading Windows 10 and you dont have the operating system installation files, you can use the following trick.
Start your computer and follow the POST, when Windows should begin loading, press the power button to shutdown your computer.
Repeat the previous step twice, and in the third restart the operating system should enter into the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE), where a number of diagnostics will be performed to try fix any booting issues, but you will also get an option to access the Windows Startup Settings.

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So I and many others who are still using Windows Live Messenger 2009 don't want to install the Windows Live Essentials 2011 update.In my opinion, this is the worst and most annoying update prompted from Microsoft to date.Recently it has been changed to a forced update so it required us to install to continue..When i saw this i wanted to fkn kick thE SHI OUTTA--anyhow..One does not simply force users to upgrade against their will..Look no further! (unless this will get outdated(then please do(and keep msgr2009 alive)))This utility made by Jonathan Kay modifies Messenger 2009 versions, permitting you to bypass "new version" notifications and forced upgrades.More info on how to press the "Start" button below this link :)http://messengergeek.wordpress.com/...

Answer:Disable Windows Live Messenger 2011 Forced Update

Just getting rid of the unanswered status.--Andrew LeonardBL Technical ServicesIT Support Maryland

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I have Toshiba Satellite C55-B815 laptop, I forced shut down my laptop during the windows update and now when im turning on the laptop its not turning on, please help!

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Hello,
I forced my computer shut down (by pressing power for long time) the last time it was doing windows update.
Since then PC is not shutting down. It turns off the screen and some seconds afterwards, it shows the windows start screen (on windows 8.1) again. To shut down now, I am having to press power button continuously.
Can anyone help

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X220, Windows 7 x64. After video driver update from version 8.15.10.2769 to 9.17.10.2843 I noticed the text is blurry because some kind of antialiasing has been applied. I use Windows Classic theme and have ClearType turned off. The kind of anti-aliasing was different than the one used in Windows. I had to revert back to driver version 8.15.10.2769 to get rid of that. I haven't found any setting in Intel video advanced settings to disable it. Note that I'm talking about anti-aliasing in 2D mode, not 3D games. It seems as some kind of subpixel antialising has been applied by the driver  Attached screenshot not a very good quality but the difference is noticeable:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/20661iED4444BA658573DD/





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Answer:Intel HD video driver update forced antialiasing problem

Hello,
 
I am not sure if this will make a difference or not, but have you tried enabling ClearType and using the ClearType Tuner (filename: CTTUNE.EXE) to see if you can come up with a setting that you like?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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My computer (an HP 6305 Pro) has given me two BSOD's reading "Your PC has encountered a problem and needs to restart", followed by a forced restart. It also froze up once, which I believe may be related to the same error. The DMP files after both of the two crashes declared to the problem to be error 0x00000124, specified hal.dll, and also always implicated Opera browser. For more information, you can read this thread that I've posted about it at TenForums: "Your PC encountered a problem and needs to restart." - Round 2. - TenForums I've run a battery of tests on my hardware (MemTest86, Prime95, Furmark, Western Digital Data Lifeguard, CHKDSK, Scannow, etc), all without incident or error. I find it hard to believe at this point that the problem is purely hardware-related. I have received suggestions that I update my BIOS (as an outdated BIOS apparently might be the source of the problem), but I'm afraid to do this, as I'm afraid that it runs the risk of messing up my system to the point of making my computer unbootable. That said, now that this error has struck again, I believe that it is in my best interests to gather more information about updating my BIOS, and perhaps go through with an update if the information that I receive indicates that it would be most prudent to do so, and I also receive satisfactory information on how to update my BIOS safely. As far as I can tell, this is the correct installer to use to update my BIOS (please correct me if... Read more

Answer:Error 0x00000124, Windows forced restart, BIOS update questi...

Hello 1. Don't believe BIOS is problem. 2. You can update BIOS but don't believe this action will solve problem. 3. There are two different 6305 Pro models. Here is the detail on BIOS update for one of them. It is a security update. So I don't think this update will fix problem. Also looked at other PC option using HP 6305 Pro and found BIOS update for security only. If Opera is indicated when BSOD occurs I suggest you remove browser from PC and use a different browser. See what happens. Don't think a BIOS update will fix your problem. It seems to be software related. 4. Some HP PC's have BIOS recovery option, your PC may not. Grzy  

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I had my start menu tiles looking just fine with a nice pretty gray background color. Microsoft forced this 8.1 update on me and now my Start Menu looks like a leprechaun on psychedelics vandalized my Start Menu with these hideous icon background colors. I've been searching for hours on how to change it haven't haven't been able to find a straight answer. What can I do about this it makes me angry and increases my blood pressure every time I click on the Start Menu now which is quite frequently.
 

Answer:Forced Windows 8.1 update screwed up my Start Menu Tile background colors

can't figure out what you are saying. post a screenshot, although it just sounds like you need a new video card driver.
 

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Greetings forum,

I joined recently because my Windows 7 laptop was displaying the message "Your upgrade to windows 10 is ready" message in the Windows Update tool. I have zero desire to upgrade to windows 10 for various reasons. This message was preventing me from using Windows Update to check for other updates.

This was the message I was receiving:
Similar threads:
Please help me get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade
Scared and Very Confused - Windows 10
I searched multiple threads and after some trial and error I was able to remove this message. It seems Microsoft has several KB updates that force this onto users. I wasn't getting the GWX.exe message, tray icon, or process in the process manager but the insidious message above. Here is what I did to remove the update, free up disk space from the Windows 10 installer, and regain control of my system.

1. Open up Windows Update and disable "Install updates Automatically" and switch it to " Download updates but ask me which ones to install." This will save our @$$es when they change the KB numbers again.
2. Click your start menu and search for "Add or Remove Programs". Click on the first result.
3. In the upper left hand corner of the window select "View Installed Updates"
4. There were 5 major KB updates that were forcing the upgrade on me. These are the ones that I removed.
KB3075851
KB2952664
KB3021917
KB3035583
KB3068708

5. Next, delete these folders in the root of yo... Read more

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lol, I can't even who thought this is a good idea. I can view 3 message summaries on the screen at once*, it seems to be formatted for touch usability on a 5" screen (not useful for a 16" laptop display) and there are no meaningful ways to customize the message views or opt out of the preview.

I didn't use my live.com account for much, but this update makes the web interface completely unusable. Not even the mail client on my 7" tablet is this bad, and it's the one Amazon made to replace Google's Android email app. And the incredibly slow speed is just amazing. Amazing.

I feel bad for people who actually paid for service and are stuck with this sub-minimally usable crappy interface.

* vs 14 or 18 on gmail and yahoo, for comparison

edit: 3rd time logging out and back in has given me the "old style" hotmail interface that was dated looking a decade ago. At least it partially solved the problems
 

Answer:oh wow, forced update on mail.live.com to Outlook Mail (Preview)

pxc said:


lol, I can't even who thought this is a good idea. I can view 3 message summaries on the screen at once*, it seems to be formatted for touch usability on a 5" screen (not useful for a 16" laptop display) and there are no meaningful ways to customize the message views or opt out of the preview.

I didn't use my live.com account for much, but this update makes the web interface completely unusable. Not even the mail client on my 7" tablet is this bad, and it's the one Amazon made to replace Google's Android email app. And the incredibly slow speed is just amazing. Amazing.

I feel bad for people who actually paid for service and are stuck with this sub-minimally usable crappy interface.

* vs 14 or 18 on gmail and yahoo, for comparison

edit: 3rd time logging out and back in has given me the "old style" hotmail interface that was dated looking a decade ago. At least it partially solved the problemsClick to expand...

And it's largely irrelevant, unless you actually PREFER to use a web-based interface.

I have always despised web-based mail - I prefer NOT using it (regardless of OS) - the fact that web-based is the default with Yahoo Mail is, in fact, my biggest peeve with it as a mail service.

I'm assuming that you are using a FireOS-based device? Alternatively, you can use Outlook for Android (which will also work on FireOS), as Outlook itself can work with any mail service that support POP3 or IMAP4 - y... Read more

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Don't know if this is normal or not, but my Windows Update is Forcing me to install Windows Installer 3.1 even though my setting is set to check with me before installing updates. It checks with me, and I can cancel, but in order to install further updates i must install the Windows Installer 3.1. I can't uncheck the 3.1 checkbox. Just figured this was kinda weird and wanted to get some input on the subject.

BMR777

Answer:Anyone else being forced to install Windows Installer 3.1 VIA Windows Update?

I think you just need the new installer to get the rest of the updates. After getting SP1 it always has me DL the new downloader.

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Hello Everyone -

I guess everyone knows by now that Microsoft will begin to automatically install the SP2 Update to those who still have SP1 beginning April 12th. I know this forced update can be stopped by simply turning off my Automatic Update feature.

My question is, will I still be able to get all the other updates and patches without getting SP2? I'm able to do that now and I'd hate to have that option end. I was told that if I don't get SP2 I'm out of luck. Please tell me that's not true.

Thank you.

azdood
 

Answer:??? about SP2 "forced" update April 12th

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I'm holding off on upgrading to Windows 10, and Windows 10 has been intentionally trying to install itself despite that. I cannot shut down my computer without going through the log-off screen to pick "Shut down" without installing updates.

Then a bunch of updates for Windows 7 were released, and I can't install any of them because as soon as I do, Windows Update starts downloading Windows 10 again after I had deleted it.


I had uninstalled KB3035583 yesterday to avoid the install message coming up every time I booted up, but now the GWX tray icon never shows up and it just tries to automatically install via windows update.


What do I do to stop this? I'm absolutely sure as a result of this program behavior that I do not want Windows 10 at all (for the foreseeable future)

Answer:Cannot update Windows 7 without being forced to download Windows 10

There is NO compulsion to upgrade to Windows 10 - simply click on the notification Icon and refuse the upgrade - this should set Windows Update to ignore it at least for the present.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

bump
 

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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'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 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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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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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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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 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: ASUSŪ 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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: 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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