How To Remove Updates ?

How do i remove updates? Windows just installed an update into my windows7 machine - it has consequently messed up my entire computer, and i cannot load any programs properly - i eventually got on ie after many attempts - how do i removed them? - And set my computer to deny updates from windows? I dont want them if they cause harm

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Unable To Remove Startup Items "remove From This List"

My right-click context menu is no longer working in the start menu:
1) selecting "remove from this list" does nothing
2) no longer see "pin this item" (or whatever it said) as an option to my knowledge, i have changed no settings.

Posted On: 2010-05-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Manually Remove Programs From Add Or Remove Programs Tool

How to manually remove programs from the add or remove programs tool on windows 7? I installed a program and than did system restore and it never got installed back but its still on my pc allover the program files the shortcuts on the start menu and on the control panel programs. I tried fixing the install cause it wont let me uninstall so i tried fixing it to uninstall it again but it wont install it either. Is there a way i can force unistall or manually do it from the add or remove program tool?

Posted On: 2010-02-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Remove Sky Player?

Simple question, how do i remove sky player. Whilst is a very well integrated ip tv service, i do not want it. I've gone in an deselected each of the sky player channels from my tv guide so that at least is clean. But he icons for it still appear on my 'tv' and 'movies' lines.

I would be happy to just hide it, but i fail to see how having my start menu listing things i don't want to use is helpful or of value to the end customer. I wouldn't mind if windows 7 was free, but i paid for this product i don't want advertisers getting their stuff on my screen.

In the beta you could just uninstall it from the programs and features item in control panel, but now it is live you can not remove it anymore.

There are a great many people in the uk who choose freeview simply because they don't like sky and how it operates, these folks are clearly upset if you look at the forums on the net. Personally i just like things to be well presented and having a sky product on my screen which i don't want in a product i paid for 'without any indication that it would be "sky'd" in the future is simply untidy and annoying.

Posted On: 2010-01-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Remove Sync Partnership

This is the second time this has happened after i re-installed windows 7 to fix it the first time. When i have copied an w7 standard folder like my pictures slide-shows or moved the location of user-name downloads to a network share it has created a sync partnership and i now have a sync icon in the system tray.

How do i remove the sync partnership and thus get rid of the icon? The previous post in "can't end sych partnership" does not work and as you can see in their someone has mentioned that it didn't work for them either.

I cannot delete the sync partnership and i have already unselected "make available offline" on the folder yet the link still remains in sync manager. I have searched the internet and tried all sorts of suggestions such as adding format database to a registry key and taking ownership of the csc folder and deleting the offline hidden folders. None of this has worked and it seems that many people have the same issue. How hard can it be to simply undo a sync partnership?

Posted On: 2010-02-16 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Slow To Remove Devices

I couldn't find a general windows 7 group, so i'm hoping someone here can help. I'm using windows 7 home premium on a laptop, and frequently use a usb memory stick. The issue i'm having is that the application to stop the memory stick so that i can remove it is very slow compared to previous
Versions of windows.

In the past, all i had to do was single click the "remove hardware" app, and within a few seconds, the list of devices would popup. Now when i click the app, it takes easily 15-20 seconds before the list pops up.

If i go to my computer, i can right-click the device and click eject, and the process is much faster, but it's extra mouse-clicks i'd like to avoid. Am i doing something wrong here? Why isn't the remove hardware app faster?

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Remove Unspecified Device

There is not windows 7 driver for my printer, as it's an older printer (about 5 years i think) so i had to use an alternate driver provided by hp so that i could properly print. Problem is the printer also appears under unspecified devices. I removed the device in device manager but it still appears under unspecified devices. When you right click you do not have the option to remove device or run as administrator. If anyone knows how to remove the device please let me know.

Posted On: 2010-06-21 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Unable To Remove Account

I recently had my computer repaired at best buy and it returned working well but a new "administrator" account was added even though i already gave them the password and such for my own administrator account. This account is seriously bothering me. I cannot get rid of it for the life of me. I repeatedly attempt to remove the account but when i go into add/remove account and manage the account, the only option missing is "delete the account". Why is this and how can i make it an option?

Posted On: 2010-05-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remove Ie8 64-bit

After a few hours with my 3rd party antivirus software help folks, they finally told me that their software works with win 7 - 64-bit but doesn't work with ie8 - 64-bit. I have ie8 - 64-bit loaded on my pc, along with the 32-bit version. I need to remove (uninstall) the 64-bit version.

If i remove ie8 via control panel | programs & features | turn windows feature on or off, by not selecting it, it's gone after a re-boot. However, when i then turn it back on, both the 32 & 64 bit ie8 appear. I need the ie8 64-bit to not be reinstalled (or uninstall ie8 64 bit ;^)

Anybody have any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Remove User From Laptop

How do i remove a user from my laptop? Changing user folder names and author names i was one of six individuals that received laptops as a gift from my church. My problem is that while my computer shows my name as owner, it shows another one of the other individuals as user. For example, userkarensara lee and if my name is karen, why is the other person's name showing on my computer. It will also show the other person's name as the author on my documents, or last modified by and then the other person's name. How do i fix this?

Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Safely Remove Hardware

I am using windows 7. In the past few weeks when i connect my pen drive to the usb port. After using, i use the safely remove hardware feature, upon the message " your hardware is safe to remove" appear, the led of my pen drive will turn off which indicate it is safe for me to remove. However, ever since 2 weeks ago, even the , message "your hardward is safe to remove" appear, the led of my pen drive still on and i am worry is the safely remove hardware working well for my win/ pc?

Posted On: 2010-05-09 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

How Can I Disable / Remove Photoviewer?

I have a canon powershot. It has a 16gb sdhc card - which the reader on my dell 2407fp does not recognize. No driver updates available either. Therefore, i plug the camera directly into a desktop usb port to view photos. Irfanview is my default image editor but when i click a pic in explorer the default is to preview (not open) and this function is automatically performed by (ugh) photoviewer - which is possibly the worst slowest most cumbersome image prog ever foisted upon the public at large. This driving me over the edge! How can i disable /remove photoviewer from my life?

Posted On: 2012-09-13 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Remove File Desktop.ini

What is this on my desktop icon? "Desktop.ini" and when i try to delete it, it says, "if you remove this file, windows or another programs may not longer work correctly" this happened when i plugged in my pendrive and there's too much of viruses which i've scanned and deleted.

Posted On: 2010-01-04 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Remove Xp And Vista From Computer After Upgrading

In upgrading to windows 7 from xp professional, after i upgrade to vista, and then upgrade to windows 7, can i then remove the xp and vista from my computer so they don't eat up memory and storage space?

Posted On: 2009-10-19 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Cannot Remove .net Framework 2.0 From Computer

.net framework 2. 0 is on my computer and i want to remove it and it will not allow me to do that and it is taking to much space on my computer and i already have another version of it and don't need the other one. Ive tried to remove the program from my computer and it will not let me. It says can not be removed and it is taking to much space on my computer and i already have another version of it on my computer.

Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Add And Remove Programs Is Not Working

Suddenly, my 500 gb computer hard drive that had few used space is showing that i have 22 mb left. I can't figure out why. I have noticed that the programs that i have uninstalled in add or remove are still on my hard drive-folders as well as the megabytes they use. I am baffled! Can anyone make a suggestion. I think something is wrong with the windows.

My starry night enthusiast program is taking up 768 mb and windows did not install any of it. The fold er is still there. I had tried ibm lotus, and uninstalled it. It is still there. When i tried to contact microsoft for support, it has expired. That was a shock! It hasn't been out that long! Has anyone else had this problem? Can i just delete the folders since i did the uninstalls?

Posted On: 2010-02-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Remove Trackpad Driver

I recently upgraded my sony vaio vgn-n365e laptop to windows 7. The trackpad initially worked fine without any driver download, except for the scrolling functionality. Then i downloaded an hp alps pointing device driver that was compatible with windows 7, and it worked great to enable scrolling.
However, after a few days and a few restarts, windows 7 won't recognize the trackpad anymore. I tried downloading both hp and sony alps drivers for win 7 32 bit, but nothing changes each time.
Sony says they won't update the alps pointing device driver published for my laptop model to work with windows 7.

Posted On: 2009-11-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Cannot Remove Google Redirect Virus

There is apparently some kind of virus that is causing google and yahoo (also bing) search result links to be redirected to unrelated sites or spam sites. I did a full scan with kaspersky internet security and also with windows defender - both had updated databases but neither detected the problem. I have the same issue with both internet explorer 7 (xp with all security updates) and firefox.

The symptom is when you do a search on google or yahoo, then click on one of the results, you are taken to a page other than the one specified in the link, usually a page about a completely different topic or a spam site. Other people have reported the same issues on various blogs but not clear solution. How can i find and remove this virus?

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

Remove Vista Boot Option

Since installing windows 7 over my vista os i get a boot manager screen asking me which os i want to load, windows 7 or vista. I thought the upgrade would eliminate vista as an option. I didn't partition and install. I was doing a straight upgrade. How can i remove vista as a boot option? Is there anything else i need to be aware of that can cause a problem? I don't want to leave any items that will cause a conflict. I am a little but not hugely computer saavy.

Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Disable Or Remove Raid 1 Mirror

How can i disable or remove raid 1 mirror in windows 7? I have just bought a new desktop with windows 7. I bought it on-line, and ticked the box marked "raid 1 mirror" without understanding properly what it meant. My machine is now here, and of course one hard disk is partitioned into two, whilst the other is invisible on my sytem and, i assume, just a copy of the data on disk one.

Now that i know what raid is, i realize i don't need it, and would like to have regular use of my two hard discs. I have the 64-bit windows 7 disc so can simply re-install windows 7 if need be, if that is the answer, but would welcome nice clear advice, please.

Posted On: 2010-02-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Remove Computer From Home Network

My wife connected her work laptop to our home network. We own five computers all running windows 7. Now the network show 79 computers. When i goto control panel network and internet network map it says "the following discovered device(s) can not be placed in the map. )" When i "click here to see all other devices. " I get a list titled "computer (74)" all items in this list are machines at my wife's workplace. How do i get them off the list? Out of the homegroup? It is odd how i cannot find this information with a bing search, but have no trouble finding how to add computers.

Posted On: 2010-06-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remove Memory To Install Win 7

Why did i have to remove memory to install windows 7? I just completed my first homebuilt pc with an asus p6t mb and 12 gig ddr3 ram. I tried installing windows 7 but had several failure and problem screens with the message "a problem has occurred and windows has shut down to prevent damage to your computer. " It then went on to recommend removing any new hardware or software and try again.

A friend suggested me remove 3 of the 6 dimms and from 12 to 6 gig. Windows then installed with no problem. Is this a known issue and if so, can i reinstall the 6 gig i removed now that windows 7 is installed? Also, can i assume i have a good install even though there were several failed attempts before? (Do i need to remove anything from the failed attempts?)

Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Validate Vista Or Remove Partition?

I have an illegal vista license on one half of a dual boot machine purchased off craigslist. Can i use the product key from a legally purchased vista on another machine to make the counterfeit vista real again, or must i delete the counterfeit vista altogether? I don't think the hp that came with vista gave me a vista disk, just a product code on the top of the machine, and i have since legally upgraded to win 7 home premium. Meanwhile, i purchased win 7 ultimate 64 bit version license through microsoft to make the other boot partition genuine. Since i just purchased the ultimate license and installed it on default partition, i wish i could "uninstall" the bad vista but i don't know how to do that.

Ms is sending me a win 7 ultimate disk in the mail i think. Basically, i don't know how to unpartition a computer to get the "bad" vista ouf of the system. What would be wrong with just leaving it there and ignoring it? 

Posted On: 2010-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Remove Vista From Win 7 Multiboot

On loading windows 7 on upgrade from vista i was given the option of keeping vista. I did this and loaded new windows 7 (home premium 64 bit) to a second internal drive. After the upgrade windows 7 resided on the newly made (by w7) c:/ drive. The old vista system was kept on the newly named d:/ hard drive.

I no longer require the old vista system option presented at bootup. I only want w7 to remain.

How do i remove vista from the multiboot option and delete all the system files on d:/?

Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

No Safely Remove Hardware Icon

I do not have icon in notify area to safely remove hardware on this and any other flash drives. I have already always show all icons in notify area option enabled.

My best find is but it not applicable to my win7 x64 system.

System restore to previous point does not help.

Right click on usb flash drive in explorer does show eject menu item, it triggers safe to remove message box, but drive still accessible.

More interesting - only one specific usb port is affected. Same flash drive inserted to next usb port trigger safely remove hardware icon and it work fine.

Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Remove On Screen Display Volume

Basically anytime i'm running a full screen application, whether it be a game or movie and i use the touch keys to adjust the volume i'm immediately taken out of full screen. What if i'm in the middle of the game and it has to minimize it just to show that? Its terribly annoying and i have seen it in the services tab under device manager one time and was able to stop the service or end the process and it worked however since restarting i cannot find it again. Can someone please help with this?

Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Remove Windows Firewall Exceptions For Programs ?

How do i remove program files and program files (x86) & how do i remove windows firewall exceptions for programs? I've downloaded some programs off of the internet that seem to be giving my computer problems. How do i remove their program files? Each time i try it says i have it open in another program (which i don't).

Also, i created some exceptions on windows firewall for them, and i want to know how to remove those exceptions. (Oh, and i just not tried to remove one of the programs, it keeps saying: do you want to allow this program to make changes to your computer? Publisher:unknown location: this hard drive, and when i click on "no", it says "installer was interrupted during the removal process. )

Posted On: 2010-02-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - 1713 - Cannot Remove / Uninstall Program

I mistakenly installed winter fun pack 2004 for win xp on my windows 7 pro system and now i can remove it. I go to control panel, uninstall program, but get an error 1713. I want to remove winter fun pack 2004 for win xp which i mistakenly installed on my windows 7 pro system. Now i get an error 1713. I am logged on as an administrator. What gives.

Posted On: 2009-11-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Remove Styling On Printer Status Dialog

Just had a pretty hideous user experience which is a shame given how great windows 7 has been. I've just installed a printer (hp f4272). I didn't bother with the hp cd, just connected and let windows load the drivers it required. This worked fine.

The problem occurred within the. For want of a better word i'll call the printer options window. If i go to start -> devices and printers -> hp deskjet f2000 series rather than seeing the current status of print jobs i have an extra in between window that gives me printing and scanning options.

The first time i entered that window just below the address bar breadcrumb was a message asking if i'd like to update the information (sorry i can't remember the error as i was expecting windows to ask if i wanted the driver updated), to the link to the windows help associated with the message search in help for "automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware" and choose the top option. After clicking on this option it didn't as i expected update the driver but downloaded a hideous theme which as removed 1/2 of the options from the window and added an advert for hp. Image of what it looks like now:

I appreciate that this is an issue with hp not microsoft and could be quite a good feature if not abused by a vendor like this. What i'd like to do is uninstall this theme, the problem is i can't work out where to do it. I can't find any options in devices and printers, there isn't anything within add / remove programs either (yes i've turn on the option to see windows updates). Any ideas?

Posted On: 2009-11-30 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Unable To Remove Wireless Network Connection

I am trying to remove a wireless network connection, but the system won't remove it. Likewise, it wont save any modifications. I am also unable to reorder the list which the networks appear in the manage wireless networks window. Because of this, i am unable to connect wirelessly. My adapter is an intel wifi 5150 on a dell precision m4400.

Posted On: 2010-05-21 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .