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Microsoft Browser Choice Screen Update


I came about this update by using a broadband privacy feature that is offered from my anti-virus software. Since the proxy server is located in the eu, the update automatically assumed i was located there! This update was necessary but it punishes everyone else that doesn't live in the eu because it doesn't apply to anyone else! Why not include an "accept/deny", feature and eliminate all the confusion! It really does impede on ones privacy and is not necessary. It fails to be an update, when you don't have a choice!

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Microsoft Update Giving Browser Choice

Having decided to install google chrome from the above update, i did so but i didn't like it so uninstalled it and continued to use ie8, making it my default browser as before. Though i can open the browser, links from emails to websites and email addresses no longer work. The message "this operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator" appears and it will not connect to the site. Any ideas as to how to rectify this?

Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Does ms have a easy program to construct computer-based multiple choice tests (cbts)? If not, where can i find one? I want to create simulated mcat exams.

Posted On: 2009-11-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Access Microsoft Update

For three years now i have not been able to access microsoft update because i get the error message below:install the activex control required to view the website. The website will not display correctly on your computer without this control. To install it:

1. Right-click the internet explorer information bar. It's located just below the address bar.

2. In the right-click menu, click install activex control.
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Posted On: 2010-06-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

How To Fix Microsoft Update?

From the help menu in windows live mail, i selected get updates, which connected me to the microsoft update web page. I selected the express priority updates button, waited for the search for updates feature to complete, after which it connected me to the next web page, which displayed the following error message: "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. " I selected the microsoft
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Posted On: 2010-04-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Note: if your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you using this website.contact your system administrator for help with updates. I have admin rights so what gives and how do i get microsoft update to work?


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Microsoft Works 9 Security Update

I have been trying for the past 3 days now to install the microsoft works 9 security update onto my computer. I have tried through windows update and i have tried manually on the website (even where it lists that the new update is not recognizing office 2007 on computers). Still nothing! I need to update my computer fully! What do i do since it's not recognizing the folder on my computer for being installed already and not updating it? It tells me that once the folder is not recognized i have to cancel the installation and i need to be the administrator to give permission (which i am already). Help?

Posted On: 2010-08-14 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Microsoft Update Deleted All Files

How do i figure out which update did this so i can get rid of it!Ok, here it is. I am really getting upset with microsoft and their updates! This is the second time their updates have done something to my computer! The first time i had to reformat my computer. This time or rather last night i allowed microsoft to install their updates to my computer. After they were through i turned my computer off to go to bed.

And when i turned it back on, i see a message as it is going to the log on screen that says personalizing your desk top this may take a few minutes and when i logged on to my desk top everything and i means everything that i had saved in my c drive no longer existed! I can't believe it! Do you think system restore will bring it all back? Or what else should i try!


Posted On: 2010-03-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Microsoft Update Thinks My Pc Is A Mac

I am running xp pro sp3 (32 bit) and ie 6 sp3. I get updates through automatic updates which is set to download but allow me to manually apply the updates. If i attempt to check for updates via the web site link on the automatic updates applet screen then i get this message:

"Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site. This website is designed to work with microsoft operating systems only. To find updates for microsoft products that are designed for macintosh operating systems, please visit http://www.microsoft.com/mac/. "

Obviously my user agent is messed up. This behavior started after i cleaned my system using the ms malicious software removal tool downloaded from microsoft.com in response to a virus infection. As far as i can tell my system has been virus free since being cleaned but the user agent is of course no longer what the ms update site wants to see.

Running http://www.Enhanceie.com/ua.aspx from ie 6 yeilds:

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I run symantec endpoint protection version 11. 0. 2020. 56 which i update automatically and regularly using live update. I am not using any other third party firewall, anti-virus, anti-spyware or other anti-malware s/w. I do not subscribe to msn.

I have hesitated to update to ie 7 because i suspect that installing that on top of an installation where the user-agent registry or other settings are already bad would not necessarily be the wisest course. Can you assist me?


Posted On: 2010-03-08 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Problem With Microsoft Update Kb 971058

This is a continuation for question "after updates have been hidden, they are offered repeatedly". I realized after i posted a reply today that it may not get looked at unless i started a new question. (The previous thread is http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/vistawu/thread/2ab50715-e880-43a4-b0dd-6ec12081745d?Prof=required)my pc is a rebuild. Several months ago, after my grandchildren had been using it, i tried to turn it on and it would not boot. It did not even have the hp system restore information on it. Something wiped out the hard drive.

I started rebuilding it from scratch. First i installed xp  professional, then bitdefender. Next i added the programs that were required, and the drivers from the hp web site. Everything was functioning ok until i installed sp 3, .net framework 3. 5 and ie8. That is why i thought they were the culprits. I used to run windows live onecare on my pcs, but it did not protect very well and i spent a lot of time on the phone with microsoft support. So, i switched to bitdefender and occasionally use malwarebytes anti-malware. I also used norton and mcafee on other pcs in the past.

Are you  suggesting that i install one of these on the laptop?I tried to run windows update (from http://www.Update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?Muopt=1&ln=en-us) last night and the scan ran for over 70 minutes and did not end. After your comment about something being wrong with my computer, i tried to uninstall and re-install the windows updater. I followed the instructions on http://benaiah41. Wordpress.com/2008/05/31/fix-broken-windows-updater-after-ie7-install/ and executed windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe /wuforce. I used wuforce because without it, i just kept getting a message telling me that it was already on my system. That installed but when i logged on to the windows update site again, it said i needed to update the program. An update was installed and the scan went on and on and on just like before.

Next i found the following fix by microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058. I ran the default at first, rebooted and the scan finished in about 15 minutes. According to their directions, i then installed the aggressive version, rebooted and ran the scan again. This time it ran for over 60 minutes without finishing. So i stopped it, re-booted, re-installed the default version, re-booted and re-ran the update scan. This time it took 35 minutes. Each time the scan finishes after the default update is installed, i get the results below.

I unselect everything except the last one, select "do not tell me about this update again", and install the single update. I ran the scan again without installing the aggressive version and it returned with the warning that i have hidden updates, but with nothing else marked as critical. I don't know if it is ok to leave the default update and just continue with checking out the pc or not. " These updates must be installed separately

Updates listed here can have system-wide effects or address more than one problem. It's a good idea to install them now and then check again, starting from the home page, for remaining updates. Read more at the forum.


Posted On: 2010-08-05 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Can't Update Microsoft .net Framework 3.5

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Posted On: 2009-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Microsoft Update Error Code 646

I have been having this same issue since october of last year. Same error code, but different numbers next to the update that will not install. I have searched for these codes, but i am not having any luck. It is very frustrating to know that everytime i do a windows update this same problem occurs. I am running on vista and these are the 3 that i need fixed please.

Security update for microsoft office excel 2007 kb978382
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Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Microsoft Update Kb957789 Error 0x8007066f

I have a workstation that has the windows xp professional 32-bit operating system. It has office 2007 installed (i forget which software suite specifically) and office 2007 service pack 1 installed. I cannot get the powerpoint 2007 security update (kb957789) to install properly. It fails with the error code 0x8007066f. I have searched online for a solution, and most suggestions say that all you need is to make sure service pack 1 was installed, which it is.

I have also tried clearing out the software distribution folders (in windows root and also system32 folder) and have windows update run again, but that did not help, either. I also tried manually downloading the update and installing it, but it gives the same error. What is causing this updated to fail and how can i resolve this?


Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Keep Getting Errors To Update Microsoft Office Products

I have my windows update turned on to automatically download and inform me when updates are available. I then pick the updates i want installed. It seems that everytime i have an update for my microsoft office products i get an error code example 646 and then i have to download the update and manually install. Sometimes this doesn't work. I also am now being told i need to install office 2007 sp2 when i download it and attempt to install it i am told that it is already installed. My copies of office and windows 7 are completely legitimate and bought at the best buy. I had this problem also with vista. I don't understand what is going on.

Posted On: 2010-05-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Download Update Kb2478663 For Microsoft.net 4

I've had to disable automatic updates as this one and kb2518870 don't install and the pc keeps trying to download them every day! When i go into control panel it tells me that i have ms.net framework 4 client profile. But cannot uninstall it. When i go to the "turn windows feature on/off" option it says i have ms.net framework 3. 5. 1. I've tried reloading version 4 from the ms website but it tells me i already have version 4 (or the download is being blocked). I've tried a clean boot - doesn't help. I've tried turning off norton - doesn't help. Error code is 66a (unknown error). I'm running windows 7 home premium on a dell studio one. Problems with these downloads seem to be quite common.

Posted On: 2011-10-02 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Microsoft .net Framework 1.1 Sp1 Security Update

Microsoft .net framework 1. 1 sp1 security update for windows vista and windows server 2008 (kb979906)download size: 13. 5 mb you may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: important security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to tamper with digitally signed content without being detected, when this content is being consumed by an application that makes use of the microsoft .net framework on a windows-based system. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

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Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Update Fails To Install Microsoft Net Framework 3.5

Windows update fails to install the microsoft net framework 3. 5 service pack and net framework 3. 5 family updates.code 900. I've seen this posted repeatedly except for the code 900, i can't find anything when i search for what that code means. I've tried to install directly from website the three separate downloads that have to be done in the proper order. Two will download, one sends a pop up message that the update does not apply to my computer. Not sure where to go from here with out knowing what the error code 900 means?

Posted On: 2009-07-06 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Microsoft Security Essential (mse) Fail To Update

I have problems with my mse. I cannot update the virus definition automatically. So far i always update it manually (download the virus def then run it to my computer) i connect to internet through wireless network available in my apartment. The network is stable and quite fast. The first time i tried to update, it worked, but not anymore after.

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Error description: microsoft security essentials couldn't install the definition updates because the proxy server or target server names can't be resolved. I searched on the microsoft website about the error code and had executed all the advices given but unfortunately it didn't work, at least for my computer. I'm not a knowledgeable person in computer, but i don't think it is the problem of internet connection, since i still able use my internet very well.

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However, to download the virus def 2 - 3 times a week (for manual update) is not a good thing, since i know the mse has auto update feature. Can any of you find the solution for this problem? I really appreciate your feedback.


Posted On: 2010-02-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Error detail: code 8004100a for update for the microsoft .net framework 3. 5 service pack 1- and .net framework 3. 5-product familie (kb951847) x86.

I keep getting a failed update status in the windows update for 'update for the microsoft .net framework 3. 5 service pack 1- and .net framework 3. 5-product family (kb951847) x86'. Upon booting the machine, windows update tries to install this thrice but it is always a failed attempt.

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Posted On: 2009-08-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-04-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-04-05 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I have an hp dv-4 pavilion laptop that is running windows vista 64bit. The "microsoft .net framework 3. 5 service pack 1 and .net framework 3. 5 family update (kb951847) x64" constantly fails to install. I have tried 3-4 times and continue to get a code 800b0100 error. I clicked on the link to troubleshoot the error. This brought me to microsoft's website to download the "system update readiness tool for windows vista for x64-based systems (kb947821){august 2008}". I successfully downloaded this tool but i continue to receive the error when trying to update. Any suggestions on what to try next?

Posted On: 2009-04-19 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .