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  • Tech Help Please - Win 7 won't update

    08/02/2016 10:01:25 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 92 replies
    me | 8/2/2016 | The Louiswu
    I have done a fresh install of Win 7 OS but I can't get the windows updates. It's been a few days and I am getting nothing from MS - I've tried several "fixes" suggested on different OS forums, but still nothing. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
  • Microsoft forced to back off tricky Win10 upgrade prompts

    06/28/2016 7:39:11 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 81 replies
    iTnews ( ^ | Jun 29 2016 10:45AM (AUS) | Staff Writer
    Microsoft has been forced to change the red "x" notification on its Windows 10 upgrade prompts after users reacted angrily to the misleading button. Microsoft dispensed with the historical function of the red "x" in the upgrade prompts to instead use it as authorisation for the upgrade process; clicking the button meant users gave their consent for the upgrade to take place. But backlash from users over the perceived trickery has pushed Microsoft to pledge to modify the button back to its original function. Now, clicking the "x" will dismiss the upgrade prompt and won't initiate the Windows 10 download,...
  • 5 Unintended Consequences of Windows 10 Upgradegate

    06/13/2016 9:04:11 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 65 replies ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tina Sieber
    One thing that really annoys us about Windows 10 is Microsoft’s aggressive upgrade strategy. Steve Jobs famously said “people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” Microsoft must think this is true for Windows 10. And so its developers keep finding new ways to trick Windows 7 and 8 users into upgrading because surely they will like Windows 10 once the see it. Or they’ll just surrender. ... Microsoft acts as if its goal for 1 billion Windows 10 users supersedes the company’s responsibility for its existing Windows customers. This reckless battle has unintended consequences that...
  • Apple Update Software downloads Win32/herz trojan virus

    03/29/2016 2:42:37 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Self | March 29, 2016 | Self
    Running Windows 7. Plugged in my iphone to download some work photos, and an update from Apple popped up to update itunes and video software. I started the download and my AVG business antivirus detected the win32/herz virus and deleted it. Checking on the name and it appears to be a particularly nasty virus. If any Apple fans on here know how to notify Apple, I'll be glad to send the URL link. It starts with and seems to be a legitimate link.
  • Microsoft Pushing Upgrade to Windows 10 Again

    02/25/2016 9:46:15 AM PST · by CedarDave · 46 replies
    Microsoft Windows Update ^ | February 25, 2016 | Self
    Microsoft PC users be alert. I was notified Tuesday of an important Windows 7 update. It turned out it was an update to install the Windows 10 upgrade app on Windows 7 (and maybe 8 and 8.1) machines, KB 3035583. I thought it might have been the earlier upgrade from last fall, but it was released February 23, 2013 with some file updates from February 17. I have a sticky note on my monitor with this MS update number (and some others) and when I receive notice of Windows updates I check the list. In this instance, I immediately hid...
  • Microsoft sunsets Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 for OEM PC sales

    11/10/2015 6:11:02 AM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies ^ | Nov 4 2015 11:02AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Microsoft has given notice to its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners that they must no longer sell personal computers with operating systems older than Windows 10 from the middle of next year. Windows 8 PC sales must end July 1 next year Australian time. Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 can no longer be preinstalled on new computers from November 1, 2016, Microsoft said in its updated Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet. The Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Windows 7 were sunset on November 1 last year by Microsoft.
  • Question about Laptop Purchase Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA??

    04/08/2015 11:50:49 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 91 replies
    04.08.15 | chickensoup
    Question about Laptop Purchase Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA?? I am again buying a computer. The VAIO with Win7 is dying after many years of faithful service. I have some Acers in sight but cannot decide between the Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA but instead a regular hard drive. I just word-process and surf and store pics. Occasionally Skype. I have Win8 on my teeny computer and I cannot say I particularly like it, some people say I can turn the 8 into a 7 look and feel. But is it really...
  • Windows 'Threshold': More on Microsoft's plan to win over Windows 7 users

    06/30/2014 8:18:40 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 38 replies
    ZD Net ^ | June 30, 2014 -- 14:20 GMT (07:20 PDT) | Mary Jo Foley
    One of Microsoft's main goals with 'Threshold,' the next major version of Windows, is to win over Windows 7 hold-outs. Windows "Threshold," the next major version of Microsoft's Windows operating system due to hit around the spring of 2015, is coming into focus. And not too surprisingly, one of the Microsoft Operating Systems Group's main goals in designing and developing the coming operating system (OS) release — which may or may not ultimately be branded as "Windows 9" — is to try to make it more palatable to hold-out Windows 7 users. In order to do this, Microsoft is working...
  • Computer Help

    07/12/2013 8:39:09 AM PDT · by publius911 · 33 replies
    Home Laptop | July 12, 2013 | Me
    Windows had no updates for a few weeks. Yesterday there were somewhere around 17 that kicked in with automatic update.My Win 7Pro desktop handled it apparently with no problem; my laptop was something else.The laptop is running Win7 premium and has always updated with no problem. This time, I left it running overnight and it would turn itself off. The following morning after it booted, it went through the configuring process, I got a cursor, but there was no taskbar. Pretty much nothing can happen without a taskbar, either logging in, starting the browser trouble shooting or anything else. I...
  • HELP NEEDED - WinXP / Win7 (HP Laptop)

    09/20/2012 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Hazelwood Redneck Brain Trust · 41 replies
    my desk | 09/20/2012 | me
    I have an HP laptop loaded w/Windows XP. I would like to put Windows 7 on there, but there are about 500 warnings - make sure you do this, don't do that - b/c I am going from XP to Win7. So my problem is: Can I partition my laptop hard-drive so that I can load Win7 on a separate partition... or would it be just as well to go ahead and remove XP after loading Win7 where XP is now? Memory space (RAM and Hard-drive) isn't an issue, neither is the processor. If I partition; what are the pro's...
  • “THE (Substitute) MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, July-24-2012

    07/24/2012 5:23:36 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 79 replies
    “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink. Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! IT’S HERE! If you want to delve deep into what our society was & what it has become, not in some superficial way but in a truly compelling & substantive way, read AMERITOPIA! Mark explains it ALL… and boy do we NEED him!! Levin Frinks List: 1. Yhello, Yhello,...
  • Windows 7 all of a sudden not genuine

    05/05/2012 12:50:49 PM PDT · by library user · 47 replies
    Self | May 5, 2012
    Yes, I'm logged in. Tanned, rested, ready, cheese, moose, sister.... I'm trying to help a senior citizen on a fixed income, in my neighborhood, with a computer issue. He bought an HP desktop back when Win 7 first was issued (I think Nov. 2009) and all was well until about a month ago. Now, whenever he boots up the PC, a message pops up saying his copy of Win7 isn't genuine. He's called both HP and Microsoft and each company blames the other. Most of the time, his phone calls go to India and he has a hard time understanding...
  • HELP! Looking for source of Free Registry Fix for win7 xp/prof

    03/12/2011 4:35:28 PM PST · by MissDairyGoodnessVT · 45 replies
    today | self
    HELP! I am in real need of someone who can direct me to a FREE registry fix for my laptop . I've downloaded "free"ware before and at end point of installation & read to clean the register somebody wants my credit card number. I already use Advanced Care to clean up the disk & remove errors & such & they , too, have a registry fixer but I'm using the free version & it doesn't clean the register.Advanced Care only does so much for free. I have win7 xp professional Any suggestions?
  • Wanna see how to use Win 7 UAC to pwn a PC?

    02/13/2009 2:01:28 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 7 replies · 584+ views
    The Register ^ | 13 January 2009 | John Leyden
    White hat hackers have created a proof of concept demo illustrating how improved User Account Control (UAC) features in Windows 7 might be completely bypassed. The new Win7 UAC code-injection bypass can be used to elevate the rights of any command so that actions, even extreme steps such as thrashing a system, become an option. As such the demo goes beyond previous explorations of how UAC might be simply turned off. UAC was introduced in Windows Vista as a security feature designed to prompt users for permission before allowing applications to run. Criticised as intrusive and annoying by some, Microsoft...
  • Next version of Windows: Call it 7

    07/21/2007 12:50:40 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 446+ views
    CNET News (excerpt) ^ | July 21, 2007 | Mike Ricciuti
    Excerpt - Microsoft is planning to ship its next major version of Windows--known internally as version "7"--within roughly three years, CNET has learned. The company discussed Windows 7 on Thursday at a conference for its field sales force in Orlando, Fla., according to sources close to the company. While the company provided few details, Windows 7, the next client version of the operating system, will be among the steps taken by Microsoft to establish a more predictable release schedule, according to sources. The company plans a more "iterative" process of information disclosure to business customers and partners, sources said....