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Security Updates Don't Work


This happened a couple of months ago and tech assistance for microsoft sent me a batch file to restore and restart the updates. I don't have them now and don't remember where they would go if i googled them. Tech assistance is not responding to my emails, so i am hoping someone here can help me out. To add insult to injury i have a real message icon in the taskbar which won't disappear. I have checked for viruses and trojans but so far have not found anything here.

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Speakers Dont Work

Bought windows 7 yesterday (experienced with xp)

Yesterday (16th january) i tried to get sound into my headset, so i figured i tried to do as i always did with xp.

Start - control panel - hardware and sounds - manage audio devices - properties (for main speakers)

At action: i choses inactivate, at that moment the speakers icon disappeared and i lost my sound in my speakers ever since. I cant find any sorts of configuration/controls over speakers. However before i did this my speakers worked perfectly normally. Now i have to use my headset to even be able to hear anything.

Please help me, how do i get my speakers icon back at sounds configuration at the control panel
Im not very good at fixing computer problems so please respond in a way a "dummy" would understand.


Posted On: 2010-01-17 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Hot Link Buttons Dont Work

When i load some web sites the hot link buttons aren't working. The problem just appeared. I don't remember any changes to the system. Running windows vista) i am talking about buttons that you click on on a web site that call up pop-up windows. This one site i frequent has buttons that i have always clicked on to call up results pop-ups from bridge games.

All of a sudden when the site opens the outlines of the buttons are there but no filler and no functionality. What has changed and how can i fix it?  I've tried changing cookie settings, and tried to find answers in various help areas. I know the buttons work on the site because i have checked on other computers.


Posted On: 2009-09-15 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Logitech Quickcam Express Webcams Dont Work

I have an older logitech quickcam express v-uh9 that doesn't seem to get detected by windows 7 (64bit). Old drivers don't work under compatibility mode and also auto detect doesn't seem to find a driver for it either. Software seems to install properly but then just keeps saying to plug in my webcam (i've tried every usb port i have on my computer). I have another webcam that has the same problems (from retail plus).
 
I'm guessing that his might be a trend with older web-cams?


Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Security Updates Fail

This is so ridiculous. I've been getting a blue screen for a long time now. The updates don't want to install. Took it to geek squad, only for them to tell me it's infected and that i would have to do a restore. That would cost 130 dollars. They are about as useful as a burning bag of. Anyway, i get failures every single time i try to download updates. It's not the kb number that people are referencing. It is a different number every time. I can't copy all of the errors because it won't let me, and i don't want to type it all out.

But, a couple of them are error code: code 80200010, kb 959130 and 973768. Those are two of a million. I have restored my computer to factory settings. The only things on it are windows files, avg and itunes (with no music on it). I was told i could reinstall my operating system, but when i put the disc in, to uninstall and reinstall a clean version of vista, it does nothing. The disc doesn't read at all, and in fact, it just got stuck in there and i can't get it out.

The disc sounds like it fires up for a moment, then nothing. When i go into computer, then click on the disc drive, it tells me to insert a disc, then kicks mine out. Other discs work fine. Can someone please shed some light. The geek squad is a rip-off. Don't ever buy a warranty from best buy. It does absolutely nothing for you. You just waste your money.


Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

System Restore And Security Updates

Did system restore to a march 22, 2010, as windows explorer had become deadly slow and i was unable to determine why. Seems fine now.

My question is: do i need to download and install again the security updates for windows xp (professional sp3) released since the system restore date? Since the sys restore, the add/remove progams list doesn't list any of the updates done since feb 10 except hotfix -kb979306 and security update - kb975561) although the microsoft windows update service online lists 20 or more that were previously downloaded. I'd appreciate it if someone could shed some light on this for me.


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Unable To Install Ms Security Updates

I have windows vista home premium edition and microsoft office home/student 2007, installed on an hp computer. I use kaspersky anti-viral program, spybot, and malware to check for hazardous files. Recent scan with spybot revealed 7 instances of spyware and the program removed the files.

No other malicious files have been detected. Yet, i'm unable to install ms windows security updates. I even scanned my computer using the ms free scan program, nothing was detected. No viruses, no spyware, no malware. So what's the deal, why can't i install these updates?


Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Office Security Updates Continually Fail

T3 ms windows & office security updates continually fail as well as those from acrobat & apple quicktime. These updates (kb978380, kb978382 & kb979895) have repeatedly failed to install after being automatically downloaded. I've also manually downloaded these updates from the ms site, saved to the computer, and tried to install to no avail. Do i need to disable both the windows and mcafee firewalls? Please note that downloaded updates from acrobat for adobe reader and apple quicktime have also failed to install.

Coincidentally, i just discovered whild in the admin account that word now fails to save my docs - wonder if i should restore to an earlier point? Why does this continue to happen (as it has in the past)? I don't have a lot of computer savvy but after reading comments from others i am highly frustrated and bewildered with ms vista.


Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Unable To Install Security Updates For Office 2003

I have been receiving continual unable to install error messages for windows update for security updates for my ms office 2003 components beginning 04/17/2010. On 04/15/2010, an update for 2007 ms office system was auto-installed - kb981715 - as were 9 other updates. After that, all office 2003 security updates have failed. Should i uninstall the 2007 ms office system update & reattempt to install the office 2003 updates? 

Failing to have updated security for my office components is quite concerning. Update provides links for the 646 error code, but the "fix" doesn't help. Since 06/08/2010, microsoft .net framework 1. 1 sp1 security update for windows vista and windows server 2008 (kb979906) has also failed to install - error code 643. Same deal - troubleshooting process fails. How can these be problems be corrected?


Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error 646 Office Security Updates Fail To Install

Running vista home premium, sp2, 64bit, w/norton internet security 2010

Ran windows update this morning (6/9/10) to install fifteen (15) updates, and six (6) failed to install.

Windows update successfully installed : kb980218, kb890830, kb982381, kb979482, kb980195, kb905866, kb979559, kb982536, and kb979910.

Windows update has repeatedly failed to install: kb979441, kb982158, kb982135, kb982312, kb982331, kb982308, all associated with ms office.

Had a similar problem on 5/12/10 with another ms office security update, kb976321. In that case, finally went to ms download site and installed the update manually. Would rather not go through that again.


Posted On: 2010-06-09 . View Related Posts . . View 20 Replies .

Security Updates Stop Internet Explorer From Connecting To Internet

All ie7 security updates i install (cumulative or not) cause ie7 to not be able to connect to the internet. I have to uninstall the security update in order to connect to the internet. I have windows vista 64, ie7 and cable internet. I have checked for virus's several time using microsoft security essentials and malwarebytes antivirus and it always comes back clean. I am also running windows firewall and have put internet explorer on the exception list as well as turned it off to see if that was causing it from connecting and it did nothing. Can someone please tell me how to fix this.

Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Programs Dont Run In Win 7

I am having a problem with windows-7. I have done a upgrade from vista and found that was a mistake. I did a reinstall as a dual boot because i still needed vista to run the programs that would not run in windows-7. I found that windows-7 is a bigger problem than vista. I had to do a download to run my hp printer that i bought in january of this year. I still cant run my hp photosmart 812 camera. The software won't load. I can't get microsoft age of empires-2 to run with good graphic.

I have about four more that will only run while i am in vista. I have written to hp and they have no plans to update their software. I ran the windows-7 adviser and my computer passed. If i had it to do over, i would not have gone to windows-7 from vista. I have not found any reason to change to windows-7. I am going back to vista and just write this off as a bad experience.


Posted On: 2009-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error - You Dont Have Sufficient Access To Your Computer To Connect

I am running win 7 home premium via parallel desktop 5. 0 on my mac and am trying to add a printer using bonjour service. In the past, when i was using the win 7rc, there was no issue, however this time i keep getting the error "you don't have the sufficient access to your computer to connect to the selected printer". Can anyone help me in diagnosing this problem. I know this issue is not with parallel setup, as the rc is working fine.

Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Windows Security Versus Norton Security

I have just taken for granted that i need a separate security company, because every time i purchase a computer, "norton" came with the included software. My question is; is windows defender and ms security sufficient security for a home computer?

Posted On: 2010-03-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Security Popup

I have recently upgraded from vista to windows 7. When i try to log in to my adp payroll account, a "windows security" pop up appears, instead of the adp pop up to type my id and password. If i type my id and password on this pop up, the adp website will not recognize my information and will give me a "log on attempt failed" message. I talked with my company it dept. And they do not know what to do. They are still using windows xp and have no problems logging into my account. My id and password are correct, they verified this while i was on the phone with them. What can i do?

Posted On: 2010-01-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Security Permissions

I just upgraded from vista home premium 32 bit to windows 7 professional 64 bit. Before i did this i copied a massive number of files to a external usb drive. Once i got w7 64 bit installed and opened the external drive, where i put all the files, i can't see the files. The new w7 user is part of administrators. Administrators has all permissions set. When i tried to apply administrator permissions to the entire external drive i get nothing. How do i get my new w7 user to see all the files on the external drive? On all my external drives?

Posted On: 2010-02-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Additional Security

I came up with this idea, while i was fixing my system. I installed a game called x3 reunion, that game installed a program called starforce, while i was not standing still on the problem till i rebooted the system. That program installs a security virtual cd device witch cause my system to crash, after some while with breaking my computer i finally fix the problem again.
 
Now what i have in mind for additional security on my system first i wanna make a core list, of all files needing for windows to start, any unlisted file within directory's gets automatically removed.
Second i wanna have the core files, being read only, and imposable to write, delete or modified by any means imposable, i wanna have my registry being read only, and also imposable to modified.
Last if i wanna modified the files, or add files to core list, i will need a password so i can chance things i like. Is this imposable to do?


Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Partitioning And Security

I'm going to buy a laptop installed with windows 7 premium with 4gb ram and 320gb hdd. I'm planning to make 4 partitions of hdd as explained below:

C: - os (50gb)
D: - applications (150gb) - i'll install applications in this drive.
E: - entertainment (100gb) - basically for music/video files, games etc.
F: - personal (20gb) - only for personal files.

My questions are:
1. Is the above partition good enough for os? Or any recommendations?
2. I'm planning to create two logins. Can i set the permission to f: drive only to one login? So, if i login with other account, i should not be able to access f: drive. Is it possible?


Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Program Security Events

Had strange phone call yesterday from someone saying they would solve program problems on a link up to them, i was asked to go into windows run and check the events in security applications, and there was warning triangles against certain programs. If i signed up with them they would solve all issues!How did they get our phone number, how did they know there was errors in the system(windows 7) how can i resolve those problems. The web site they sent me to was soc.com 321, became very concerned as they said they resolve all microsoft problems.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error Applying Security

I am the administrator in my pc. But i cant open some files in e drive (an error occurred while applying security information  - access denied). Once i provide the full control to administrator to any one file (one by one) i can able to view the information. But i cant do that bulk permission. I have 2000 account files in e drive. If i provide the bulk permission to all 2000 files. I cant do that if i provide the security permission one by one, it will take very long time.
Is there any way to do provide the permission to all files ?


Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Security Alert Notification

When i turned on my computer i received a "security center alert" when i pressed enable nothing happened. I checked all my security settings everything was set on off the alert would not allow me to change the settings when i did a scan of the computer everything is said to be okay but the "security alert center" keep popping up (5 times while writing this question) what should i be doing? Please help the name of the problem is trojan. Win32 it's listed as high risk it's a windows pe exe  file of approximately 29kb worm packed using fsg.

Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Action Center Security

I was a windows xp user until my computer was destroyed by a trojan virus (that mimicked windows. )  This left me feeling a bit paranoid about downloads. Now i'm using a computer with windows 7 and am having a hard time understanding the security features. Ction center notified me that intel active management technology needs a driver for my chipset. It suggests that i download and install a driver from the dell inc. Website.

My virus protection program shows no threat, so i download the driver, but then my computer makes a click sound and it asks me if i want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to my computer. Why would windows suggest that i download something from an unknown publisher? And why do i get the same notice when i try to open my image editing program, which i installed directly from the program's original cd?If someone would help me understand this security feature, i would appreciate it!


Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Security Hole Warning

Hit update on shutdown last night this morning scan shows security hole used my normal software (asc/iorbit) to clean but didn't work-still showing security hole. Posted on asc>iorbit forum and told to do the following: this security hotfix update from microsoft is released to public yesterday to protect the windows users from hackers attacking and remotely coding pcs through shortcuts' icon loading vulnerability.

I would advise to use the windows automatic update or manual update, as even windows 7 oss need restart during installation.

Auto update:
http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/

Most probably your updating couldn't be finalized as it should and that's why is360 security hole is warning.

This is a critical vulnerability and i believe after installing correctly, is360 will not warn you for that anymore. I tried suggestions-here is what happened:1) manual-it said that this does not apply to your computer. 2)automatic update this is the response i get: the website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view. The options provided below might help you solve the problem. Can anyone tell me the problem. I have been at this for hours.


Posted On: 2010-08-04 . View Related Posts . . View 14 Replies .

How To Apply Security Patch?

I have a number of remote pcs that failed to install the microsoft security patch, ms08-028. I believe the failure to be the result of the remote pcs being powered off during the install process. When i attempt to reinstall the patch, the patch install process stops as the program believes the patch has already been installed.

When i scan the pc with a vulnerability scanner (example ncircle's ip360), it reports the patch has not been installed. Is there a recommended method to reinstall this patch?  


Posted On: 2010-03-26 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Excessive Security Settings

After installing windows 7 home premium, it has apparently decided that i am no longer the administrator of my machine. I cannot access links in office, nor can i make changes to certain documents in word - they are apparently all read-only. I continually get the default message (something to the effect of) "this operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator", whether it's attempting to utilize links in message in outlook, or whether trying to change or save documents in word.

Also, i no longer have access to certain folders on my hard drive. There have been other issues, but i have slowly been able to resolve some of them. I have already tried multiple attempts with the standard microsoft help desk, but they have been no help, and have since refused to answer any of my subsequent questions, and it has now been more than two months since the last time they responded to me.


Posted On: 2010-04-19 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Security - Specified Account Does Not Exist

Please help im running windows 7 on a hp probook 6540b, im the only one using the computer so i wanted to skip the log in screen, heres what i did i pressed winkey+r and typed "control passwords2" into the command box that appeared and unticked users must enter a username and password to use this computer, not even starting in safe mode helps me get back on but it still shows the log in screen and now i can't log in to my account it keeps saying "windows security - the specified account does not exist" but my account is still there.

Posted On: 2010-08-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Security Update Kb974571

On my aunt's computer i cannot get this update to install. I have done a search previously and one person mentioned that i should run the genuine windows program, i had to do the same thing previously similar to xp sp3 on her computer (i am thinking the hdd may be dying but i will worry about that later).

In a previous thread here, http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/vistawu/thread/1943ff9d-e593-4bb4-af4b-06ef96eb0b5f/ it is similar to that with the same error code. I keep the anti-virus programs up-to-date the best i can but can't get it to run, everything else works fine.

I don't know what else to do. My next question is if i wanted to go the route of format and reinstall, can i do that with the windows 7 home premium upgrade disk? Or, would i need to reformat to the oem dell software and then re-run the w7 hp upgrade program?


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Security In Office 2007

I grade on a on-line platform and recently since purchasing a laptop w/win7 my "saved graded files" or when opening a previously graded and uploaded document (excel, word) at a later time [to cut & paste a tutorial onto the current work ] once uploaded. Both docs seem to be in touch with the platform. The old work opened seems to launch and communicate a new date stamp with the old upload location (or student) simultaneously with the current work being uploaded into the grade box or drop-box or next student.

Therefore both pieces then show the same time on the date stamp via upload. Lthough it may be the 'private schools' concern. This oddity did not arise with office 2007 & xp nor vista combination. Therefore, i am trying to ask. If this signifies a security weakness in my end (i do have firewalls, etc) or if win7 seems to retain links in order to map to recent places faster? How can i stop the reconnect?


Posted On: 2010-06-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Change Security Icon

In windows 7, when i go to a website that pops out a security window to enter in a user name and password. I'd much rather use my own picture in there than the flower it has. Does anyone know how to change the image in the windows security popout screen?

Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Updates

I installed the windows updates by their size from lower to large one throw internet by windows update, but now i found that some updates like sp2 needs some others like sp1 pre-installed. The defects i saw was bugs in display ( some part of 2 gadgets on sidebar was incomplete ) which has been solved, and the slowed windows slightly .

So what happens to my laptop which i can't find where may work improperly ? Should i uninstall all the updates and reinstall them by date ( the oldest first )? I have installed 3 hotfixes ( kb941997-kb938725-kb936003 ) came with my laptop dvd ; are there sp1? And if i installed sp2 throw windows updates ? My system is windows vista home premium 32 bit .


Posted On: 2009-07-04 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .