Windows Update


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Ken1943

Noticed on this new machine that an update failed. Seems to be not a
problem.Went to the kb article and tried to download it. Ran
GenuineCheck.exe and popup said it was an outdated program and not
supported.

Anyone know what is going on ??


KenW
 
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charlie

Noticed on this new machine that an update failed. Seems to be not a
problem.Went to the kb article and tried to download it. Ran
GenuineCheck.exe and popup said it was an outdated program and not
supported.

Anyone know what is going on ??


KenW
Not without more of the gory details!
KB article # ?
What update failed?
Windows update does have a log.
 
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Ken1943

Not without more of the gory details!
KB article # ?
What update failed?
Windows update does have a log.
Don't have that machine on now, but the kb is not the real problem.
GenuineCheck is the problem. Used it in the past when requested and
now it fails.


KenW
 
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Ken1943

Not without more of the gory details!
KB article # ?
What update failed?
Windows update does have a log.
From a Google search, it has something to do with IE and I was using
Firefox.


KenW
 
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chicagofan

Ken1943 said:
MS also changed something which I haven't figured out yet.


KenW
LOL! One of my updates last week killed my desktop weather gadget, but
fortunately I was able to get it back. More importantly one of those 10
or so updates made my boot up time slower. :(
bj
 
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Ken1943

LOL! One of my updates last week killed my desktop weather gadget, but
fortunately I was able to get it back. More importantly one of those 10
or so updates made my boot up time slower. :(
bj
This was on a new machine I had built, which arrived Friday, and was just
looking around when saw it. So far, I never had a real problem with any
update. Been more involved installing all my programs and setting up the
old one for use by my Grandson's.


KenW
 
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chicagofan

Ken1943 said:
This was on a new machine I had built, which arrived Friday, and was just
looking around when saw it. So far, I never had a real problem with any
update. Been more involved installing all my programs and setting up the
old one for use by my Grandson's.


KenW
You're so smart! I wish I had the knowledge and ability to do that all
these years I've struggled with components or programs I wasn't happy with.
bj
 
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Ken1943

You're so smart! I wish I had the knowledge and ability to do that all
these years I've struggled with components or programs I wasn't happy with.
bj
I built my own desktops for the last few years and the last two were
ready to upgrade for the second time. Decided to get them built from a
company in New York State, which I used about 20 years ago. Great service
and what I got cost big bucks as opposed to building my own, but worth
it. Getting too old !?! I like to have spare equipment, 4 computers,
modems, routers, ata's and other stuff.


KenW
 
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Michael Swift

Ken1943 said:
I built my own desktops for the last few years and the last two were ready to
upgrade for the second time. Decided to get them built from a company in
New York State, which I used about 20 years ago. Great service and what I
got cost big bucks as opposed to building my own, but worth it. Getting too
old !?! I like to have spare equipment, 4 computers, modems, routers, ata's
and other stuff.
I used to build my own, my only disaster was a badly installed VL local
bus video card which I burned out.

A friend moved into my village and set up a computer shop so I let her
build my last one, I'm also too old, I got a bespoke PC and at mates
rates, not much more than it would have cost to build my own, and if it
goes seriously wrong I just pop it in the car and avoid all the hassle
of sorting it out.

Mike
 
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choro

You're so smart! I wish I had the knowledge and ability to do that all
these years I've struggled with components or programs I wasn't happy with.
bj
Honestly, it is quite easy and psychologically rewarding to throw
together the various components and build your own desktop PC.
Unfortunately these days it is probably cheaper to buy one off the shelf
but when you build your own you can select quality components, like I
did, even though this might work out more expensive.

My new desktop PC is my pride and joy.
 
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Ken1943

Honestly, it is quite easy and psychologically rewarding to throw
together the various components and build your own desktop PC.
Unfortunately these days it is probably cheaper to buy one off the shelf
but when you build your own you can select quality components, like I
did, even though this might work out more expensive.

My new desktop PC is my pride and joy.
Where I got my new ones, you can choose most of the parts. They burn it
in for 3 days. Except for my netbook's, I would never buy from the major
brands. I think many of the Windows update and other problems we see
posted are on the major brands because they tweak the os and drivers.


KenW
 
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Robin Bignall

I used to build my own too but the shop that I buy parts from has a
deal if you buy all the parts from them, only $25 to assemble plus
they add 1 year warrantee on all parts. Hard to beat that.
That's a great deal. I used to assemble my own desktops, but last time
I bought a M/B, processor and memory pre-assembled and tested. I don't
think it was much more than the cost of the parts.
 

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