Authenticity Check For Updates

How do i check if the listed updates are authentic and not malware posing as windows updates?
I recently installed some updates that ended up being viruses but were tagged with kb codes that seemed to be ok when i looked them up in the knowledge base.

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Update Cannot Check For Updates

I keep getting a pop up window saying that windows cant check for updates (code 80070643). I have windows vista home premium, and running a 32bit, with trend micro. How can i resolve this?

Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error Message - Cannot Currently Check For Updates

New computer windows 7 4 months be original two weeks repairing a motherboard replacement do not let windows update, error message: windows update cannot currently check for update. Because the service is not running . You may need to restart your computer. After restart it's same.

Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error Code - 0xc8000408 - Program Can't Check For Definition Updates

I can't update definitions in windows defender and get this message: the program can't check for definition updates. Error found: code 0xc8000408. Can't find any info on what this means or what to do so i can update again in windows defender. This error message only started showing up recently, or at least i think so. I thought it was updating automatically but when i tried to do so manually because it said it was out of date. Tried several times but get same message each time.

Posted On: 2009-11-19 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Compatibility Check

Attempting to install windows 7 ultimate 64-bit version on sony vaio laptop computer currently running windows vista home premium 64-bit version using the upgade option. Ran the install and got a compatiblity message about adobe acrobat 7. 0 as follows:

"Upgrading windows will affect the following devices and/or programs: these programs might not work properly after the upgrade. We recommend uninstalling these programs before upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, open control panel, and search for "uninstall a program". (Note: programs marked as * can be safely reinstalled after the upgrade. )

Acrobat reader 7:- i uninstalled the software in the manner directed by the message (i.e. Opened control panel, clicked on uninstall programs, clicked on acrobat 7. 0 and clicked on uninstall. The process said "uninstall successful". I then rebooted the computer ran the windows 7 upgrade advisor and everything was "good to go". I tried to install windows 7 again running the compatibility check this time and got the same message (see above).

I went through a full c-drive search (including hidden files) and found all of the files the matched with the search criteria "acrobat*7*. *" Found some files and file folders this way some of which i could delete without a problem, some requried changing the file permission. Eventually i erased anything matching the search criteria.

Reboot, retry to install windows 7 - result: same compatibility message. Allowed the install to continue. Almost three hours later with most of the install complete, got a message "cannot install removing installation files and reloading original operating system" or something to that effect.

Had sony tech support actually on my computer through their internet access trying to fix the problem and they found and erased a few more acrobat files and tried to install windows 7 with similar results. When the install screen hit the same acrobat 7. 0 compatibility flag, the chat i was on with the technician suddenly went dead.

I don't particularly want to play the "just uninstall programs until you get it to go" approach, nor do i want to do a clean install with all the legacy settings and software that is currently installed so.

Has microsoft addressed this with an option to install over the incompatible software (that is not there anyway)? Or are we all stuck wandering in the dark with expensive versions of windows 7 that cannot be used and equally troublesome vista os software.

Anyone out there have any answers or advise?

Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Run Check Disk

I can't check my system partition. I can't run some  windows functions: calculator, paint, screen saver, maybe it's can't find the file to run (it's icon become gray, screen saver: can't find rundll32.exe). But it's still in my hard disk and can run if i find it out and click. I also can't run firewall because it's dependence services can't start.

So i think partition is error and checked it. On windows, not successful to run "chkdsk" with command prompt. And after restart it's can't check with the note about need to install some software to check. I've just uninstall some soft wares, include "microsoft visual c+ 2005 redistribution" (there are microsoft visual c+ 2005, 2008. I think it isn't important).

Posted On: 2010-01-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Check Disk Problems

Bought my hp dv7 in nov & have had 3 computer crashes. I reboot and get a screen that says 'need to do disk check on c & type of file is ntfs'. Starts countdown & freezes. Have had it back where i bought it and all they can do is a complete sys restore. This weekend i got a message center msg saying that a sys scan/sys maint was scheduled so i clicked on it. Got msg: attempt repairs of disk volume errors. Reboot to repair problems such as bad sectors etc. Clicked next & got "issues found disk volume errors detected & a pop-up asking if i wanted to do sys restore.

Said yes & it said i couldn't because local c had errors & windows detected file sys corruption on c so had to do check disk. I scheduled a check disk & when i rebooted it actually did the count down & it actually completed the whole process & found no issues. Has rebooted without incident so far. In doing some research today i learned this is a windows 7 issue. I'm not computer literate so am afraid to do any of the suggested things without knowing which i should try.

One suggestion said it might prompt to insert the win 7 disk but i don't have a disk as the laptop came pre-loaded. All i have are the sys recovery disks i was prompted to create on the first boot up.

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

Windows Cannot Check For Memory Problems

I have a computer currently having windows xp os. I am trying to use windows 7's installation disc in order to use "windows memory diagnostic". The result is: "windows cannot check for memory problems". When the computer boots from the win7 installation disk i am using "system recovery options" after that.

However, the tool doesn't discover windows xp and it displays a message: "operating system: unknown on (unknown) local disk"my system has 512 mb ram if windows xp is started instead it works just fine. I have found a lot of information about "system recovery options" and corresponding problem 'unknown operating system' but none of them emerges in the similar issue i have.

Posted On: 2010-05-30 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Advisor Compatibility Check Error

I want to upgrade to windows 7 from vista. I assume that there shouldn't be a problem. After all, it is the same company right? After downloading the advisor, i got the same error each time. "Windows 7 upgrade advisor ran into an unexpected error. Please re-install windows 7 upgrade advisor and try again". I've done this a few times with the same result. Does this mean that i won't be able to upgrade to 7 or would i have to do a clean install? I really don't want to start uninstalling some programs to see what works and what doesn't.

Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Bypassing Compatibility Check During Install

I have a htc shift umpc and i am trying to install a version of windows 7 ultimate that i just bought, the problem is that the htc shift that i am using has a faulty power board and thinks it is on battery power even when plugged into an ac outlet and the windows installer will not continue when using battery power. Is there any way to skip this section of the installer and just install windows 7?The device has been discontinued and getting the board repaired will cost almost as much as the copy of windows i purchased for it so i would rather not go there.

Posted On: 2010-06-05 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Microsoft Works 9 Spelling And Grammar Check Error

I am having trouble with works 9 spelling and grammar check. When trying to use spell check i get an error msg. I have re-installed without results. When trying to use spell check i get an error msg. I have re-installed without works cannot finnish the spelling and grammar check because an error occurred. Some files may be missing or corrupted.

Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Volume Location To Check Hard Drive For Errors

In windows 7: i can't find the "volume" location to check hard drive for errors.system always says my c drive has errors; but i don't think so. I want to do independent error check of hard drive. I could locate "volume" in vista; but can't find it in windows 7.

Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ide Channel - Dma/pio Status Check

I have been trying to check the dma/pio status of my system, but i couldn't find anything that mentions primary/secondary channel under "ide ata/atapi controllers" in device manager. From what i read in various forums, that is the way to do it, and also i noticed that a few people couldn't find the "primary/secondary channel" thingy as well. (But i couldn't find the solution to the issue)

My problem is that a couple usb ports (2 out of 4) that i normally used went slow when i transfer data to/from external hdd. Now i've been switching to the other 2 of the usb ports, and i could see the difference in transfer rate. This happened before with my xp system, but i could access the primary/secondary channel and switched them all back to dma, which is something i can't do now with my other system of vista. So now i would really like to check on that, and i need some help to do so.

My system:
Windows vista (up-to-date with all the windows update)
Intel core 2 duo p9600 2. 67ghz
4 gb ram
Nvidia geforce gtx 260 - 1 gb memory
Realtek/creative soundblaster

320 gb hdd (well, it's almost full, leaving about 20 gb of free space, but the problem i mentioned up there already happened when i still got 60 gb of free space like a couple months ago) it would be great if someone can help me enlighten my days here. I'm not a computer geek, but definitely not an illiterate as well.

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

Disk Check Accident During Bsod Repair Attempt

I have a lenovo z360 laptop that runs windows 7 home premium x86 on an intel core i3 processor. When i turned it on last friday, the windows logo showed for around 5 minutes then the bsod flashes. Technical information: unmountable_boot_volume 0x000000ed (0x87e0d798, 0xc0000183). I put in a repair disk and chose to use cmd so that i can chkdsk /r c:. After it successfully checked, i decided to also chkdsk d: so i wouldn't need to go past the recovery options menu again. It took around 5 hours before my maid unplugged it while cleaning, so it died while i was eating. I charged it somewhere else when my brother discharged it to use the desktop computer. He said that it said "deleting index entry from index $0 of . 25" when it died again. When i booted it again, it still shows the windows logo for 5 minutes but restarts with no blue screen.

Posted On: 2012-10-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .


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 .

Installing Updates

Bought an e-machines pc for christmas 2007. In december 2009 i had a problem with the computer which has recently been diagnosed has a common fault with the motherboard which i have since replaced. I have spent the last two weeks trying to get my system back up and running after replacing the motherboard. I have re-installed the windows vista that came with the pc and the computer works fine. I then download avg internet security and use the computer absolutely fine. However each time i switch off the pc and then try to switch it back on it tells me that the system registry is missing or corrupt and to boot from the disc to do the repair.

I do this and again the computer works fine. However the internet security and anything else i had on there is missing including any documents i had saved. This happens everytime switch off the computer. Having looked on this site i found that i had no service packs installed so downloaded sp1 and sp2. These wouldn't run and the site advised me to install an updater add on. This wouldn't install either. My automatic updates wont work either. I'm not computer illiterate but i'm no expert either so please help.

Posted On: 2010-05-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Cannot Install Updates

I have an hp pavilion slimline with windows 7. I am having trouble with windows installer. I am not in safe mode, i have administrative rights. The message says that windows installer is in safe mode or incorrectly installed. I cannot run certain updates and i cannot install itunes64 setup. The computer runs and works great except for the installer. I am unable to use or install windows cleanup utility, etc. Any suggestions or links to fix this problem?

I was on the phone with apple support for 2 hrs. To try to get working when i bought my iphone. They suggested several things and finally suggested contacting hp, which was a joke. I do not know where or who to contact at microsoft for help. I am not very savvy with computers.

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

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

Posted On: 2010-07-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Ms Updates - C: Drive Critical

My c drive is filling up with ms updates. I fitted a new (2nd) hard drive to cope but the updates default to c. Ms technician told me if i did a clean re-install i could reformat my drives and change the letters, but he didn't tell me how to get round the master/slave settings, so i'm stuck on the old c drive at the moment, however many times i do a re-install. The technician supporting then disappeared and changed his email so all further appeals for assistance bounced.

I have now spent a whole day re-installing xp and am back to square 1 with an overburdened c drive and an empty d drive.

Posted On: 2010-03-22 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Net Framework Updates

Microsoft .net framework 3. 5 sp1 and .net framework 2. 0 sp2 security update for windows 2000, windows server 2003, and windows xp x86 (kb979909).

Microsoft .net framework 3. 5 sp1 update for windows server 2003 and windows xp x86 (kb982168)
Security update for .net framework 2. 0 sp2 and 3. 5 sp1 on windows server 2003 and windows xp x86 (kb983583).

Microsoft .net framework 3. 5 sp1 and .net framework 2. 0 sp2 update for windows server 2003 and windows xp x86 (kb982524).

Microsoft .net framework 3. 5 service pack 1 and .net framework 3. 5 family update for .net versions 2. 0 through 3. 5 (kb951847) x86.

Microsoft .net framework 1. 1 sp1 security update for windows 2000 and windows xp (kb979906)since june 2010 i have been trying to install the above updates, every day i try to install using automatic updates or try to install on shut-down but each update does not install. I also have not been unable to install adobe8 reader update:adobe reader 8. 1. 7 (cpsid_50029)i have searched knowledge base, tried to install separate threads that state 'this is the answer' but still to no avail.

It is starting to drive me round the twist as i am not a 'computer expert' and cannot fully understand the literature used to explain the reasoning behind this issue. I would welcome any suggestions out there and i do promise that i will leave everything in my will to anyone that can sort this problem out! So if there are any kind hearted microsoft experts out there that can save a welshman from going insane i would be very grateful.

Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Run Programs After Updates

On 17th downloaded and installed updates, service pack 2 for windows, service pack 2 for office 2007, update kb967642 for office, 5 security updates for office, silver light, after this i found that all installed widows games ie. Solitair, spider etc: would not run, error message executable for xxx game has stopped working. This happened on a previous occasion and after contacting the supplier of my pc we finished up carrying out a factory setting restore which removed all installed programmes.

I do not wish to do this as i have only had the pc since january 2009 and already carried out 2 factory resets for similar reasons. I have also now had a failure with an audio editing program which has load but on importing a music file the programme closes. I uninstalled all the updates except office service pack2 and update kb 967642 both of which did not give the option to uninstall in programs and features which had no effect on the games.

I have uninstalled the software for the audio program and reinstalled from the program cd but i still have the same problem. I could not carry out a restore as there were no restore points prior to the update install. The factory reset was carried out on the 11may2009 which is the date when the complete system was updated. My os is vista home premium, acer aspire m3201, amd phenom(tm) 9150e quad-core processor 1. 80ghz. Ati radeon hd 3200 graphics on board, realtek audio manager. Is there any way of restoring these items and any other programs that i have not used yet and may be effected? I am only a basic user with non/very little technical knowledge.

Posted On: 2009-06-23 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Bad Windows Updates

Windows just sent me a update that freezes windows explorer in about 1/2 hr of use. This is the third time they have sent a bad update to me. The worst one was a virus that piggybacked on a update, it prevented me from getting access to the inter-net. Do they ever check a update to see if it's worse than th problem they are trying to cure? Don't they have a virus check on updates before the send then or a virus block to prevent them from infecting someones computer?

Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Windows Updates Fail

The following updates fail to install on my computer. I am running windows vista home edition x64 on an hp pavilion dv7 laptop.

Update for windows vista for x64-based systems (kb980248)
Security update for microsoft office excel 2007 (kb978382)
Security update for microsoft office outlook 2007 (kb972363)
Security update for microsoft office publisher 2007 (kb980470)
Security update for microsoft office visio viewer 2007 (kb973709)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb972581)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb974234)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb978380)
Update for microsoft office infopath 2007 (kb976416)
Update for microsoft office onenote 2007 (kb980729)
Update for microsoft office outlook 2007 junk email filter (kb981433)
Update for microsoft office word 2007 (kb974561)
Update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb981715)

Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 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 .

Error 8e5e0147 Updates

I'm receiving error 8e5e0147, while trying to install the following updates:


Occasionally the network connection drops out and eventually it blue screens. This is on a system running windows vista home premium x64 sp2. I have tried the directions outline here/below and they didn't work:


Step 1 : you may first try to use the fixit for windows update by following the link

How do i reset windows update componets?

Step 2 : run checksur (kb: 947821)

Download and run the system update readiness tool by the following article : kb947821 description of the system update readiness tool for windows vista and for windows server 2008:

Step 3 : before attempting to install the updates again, you may try installing the latest version of windows installer for vista , by following the link:

Step 4 : put the computer in cleanboot before attempting to install the updates, if necessary:
To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start windows vista by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot. " A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts. This article describes how to troubleshoot problems in windows vista by performing a clean boot.

How to perform a clean boot procedure to determine whether background programs are interfering with a game or a program that you currently use:
1. Click start, type msconfig in the start search box, and then press enter.

2. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click continue.

3. On the general tab, click selective startup. Under selective startup, click to clear the load startup items check box.

4. Click the services tab, click to select the hide all microsoft services check box, and then click disable all. Click on apply and then ok. When you are prompted, click restart.

After installing the updates, put the computer in normal mode:

1. Click on start, type msconfig in the start search box.
2. In the general tab, select "normal startup". Click on apply and then ok. When you are prompted, click restart.

Posted On: 2010-01-05 . View Related Posts . . View 12 Replies .

Installing Updates Difficulties

I am having difficulties installing an update. I am getting an error code of code 643: windows update has encountered an unknown error. The update i'm trying to install is microsoft .net framework 1. 1 sp1 security update for windows vista and windows server 2008 (kb979906). Please let me know if this is a necessary update, and, if not, tell me how to have my computer stop picking it up. I'm constantly trying to install this update because my computer will not let it go, but it also refuses to install said update. I hope i have given enough information for you to work with.

Posted On: 2010-06-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Updates Wont Install

I keep getting an error code of 646, even though i shut off both my spysweeper firewall and my windows firewall. Not only that, but before when i could install the updates, my computer would freeze. Is this normal, and is there a solution? I asked other groups, and different people said different things. Some people claimed it was my registry that was causing the problems, and others said that i shouldn't "clean" my registry at all - that it would cause bigger problems. I used two registry cleaners - regcure and ccleaner. They helped with the freezing issues, but not with the 646 error.

I have 87. 9 gb of free space on my toshiba satellite l305-s5955. I have microsoft office, with word 2007. The "important" updates i need to install are as follows:

Security update for microsoft office excel 2007 (kb978382)
Security update for microsoft office visio viewer 2007 (kb973709)
Security update for microsoft office word 2007 (kb969604)
Security update for microsoft powerpoint 2007 (kb957789)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb969559)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb969613)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb972581)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb974234)
Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system (kb978830)
Update for microsoft office infopath 2007 (kb976416)
Update for microsoft word 2007 (kb974561)

I put this question in windows vista section, but the system here put my question in the windows 7 section. The os i'm running is windows vista.

Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Automatic Updates Error

I'm running window xp home. Every day i get the reminder that updates are ready and i click express install. After a while a pop up is displayed indicating that "some updates could not be installed". I've rebooted and tried again without success.

The following updates were not installed:

Microsoft .net framework 1. 1 service pack 1 security update for windows 2000, windows xp, windows vista, windows server 2008, windows 7, and windows server 2008 r2 (kb953297)

Microsoft .net framework 2. 0 service pack 1 security update for windows 2000, windows server 2003, and windows xp (kb953300)

Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error Configuring Updates

Installed the windows 7 upgrade from vista and things seems fine the first day. The second day when i was done it had 20 important updates and 4 not so important so i let it update and went away. I forgot about it and came back the next day and the screensaver was working so i moved the mouse and brought up the desktop and the windows explorer was in a continuous failure/restart status.

I reboot and it tries to configure all the updates and then begins a continuous loop of failure to configure and restart. So i pop my install disk in and use system restore to get back to the status i was in before the 24 updates. When done using the system it of course had the 24 updates it wanted to install again, so i clicked the install/shutdown button and let it do it's thing.

Came back the next evening and turned on the computer and went into a loop again where it would fail on configure then retry and then finally reboot itself and start this all over again. If this continues i will have to backup the files i want to keep and do a fresh install. Anyone know what is causing this?

Posted On: 2010-05-20 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unable To Download Updates

Using xp sp3 and ie7.

In order to download updates, i have to go to a different computer, download the update and copy them over to this computer.

When i go to the microsoft download/updates section and try to download anything, i get the message "internet explorer cannot display the web page".

So far, i have:
1) reset ie to manufacturer settings.
2) purged all temp files, browser history, etc etc
3) disabled all firewall apps
4) enabled pop ups

What else should i try?

Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .