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*i*m*g*The easy answer is yes, it is possible. In fact, we have several servers that for various reasons are only patched in this manner. This does produce a bit of an annoyance on the admins, however once you get into the swing of things it is not so difficult to do on a small scale.Your situation sounds wonderfully easy, though. I would recommend installing Service Pack 1, then connecting to the network to pull down any additional updates. Since SP1 rolled-up a large number of patches this shouldSpeed things up significantlyTake care of any of the older vulnerabilities that may be frequently looked forYou can find the official instructions for installing the update here.

That page contains the link for the actual download page as well as instructions on how to determine which file to use for your system.The broadband provider ships all the broadband routers preconfigured to disallow all externally initiated traffic. You have to explicitly reconfigure the router if you e.g. want to run a web server or ftp server at home (which I'm not currently doing). The way I understand it, this means I'm really only susceptible to Trojans. If the only software I have on my hardware is a clean install of Windows 7 there shouldn't be too much risk of accidentally invoking a Trojan as I am patching my system. :-)– Simen S Mar 23 '11 at 14:54

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*i*m*g*Windows Update running on Windows 10 Details Type Network service Included with Windows 98 and later Description Windows Update Related components BITS, Windows Genuine AdvantageWindows Update (WU[1 ]), a service offered by Microsoft, provides updates for Windows components. It can be replaced with Microsoft Update, an expanded version of the service which provides for other Microsoft software as well, such as Microsoft Office, Windows Live Essentials and Microsoft Expression Studio. Windows Update clients normally download updates over an Internet connection, although Microsoft makes provision for installing updates on computers without an Internet connection and a range of alternative methods and programs also exist to install updates.The service provides different kinds of updates. Security updates or critical updates protect against vulnerabilities to malware and security exploits. Other updates correct errors unrelated to security, or enhance functionality.Microsoft routinely releases security updates on the second Tuesday of each month ( Patch Tuesday), but can provide them whenever a new update is urgently required to prevent a newly discovered or prevalent exploit targeting Windows users. System administrators can configure Windows Update to install critical updates automatically so long as the computer has an Internet connection, without the user needing to install them manually, or even be aware that an update is required.Windows Vista and later provide a Control Panel to configure update settings and check for updates. The Windows Update Control Panel also has the function of downloading Windows Ultimate Extras, optional software for Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.

For previous versions of Microsoft Windows, users can download updates from the Windows Update website, using Internet Explorer.Contents1 History1.1 Windows Update web site1.2 Critical Update Notification Tool/Utility1.3 Automatic Updates1.4 Microsoft Update1.5 MS Office Update1.6 Windows Vista and later1.7 Windows 102 Implementation3 Issues4 Statistics5 Alternative tools6 See also7 References8 External linksHistory [ edit ] Windows Update web site [ edit ]Windows Update was introduced as an Internet web site with the launch of Windows 95. A link to Windows Update on the Start Menu gave access to additional downloads for the operating system. At the time of Windows 98's release, Windows Update offered additional desktop themes, games, device driver updates, and optional components such as NetMeeting.[2 ] Windows 95 and Windows NT 4 were retroactively given the ability to access the Windows Update website, and download updates designed for those operating systems, starting with the release of versions of Internet Explorer 4 for those operating systems. The initial focus of Windows Update was on free add-ons and new technologies for Windows security fixes for Outlook Express, Internet Explorer and other applications appeared later, as did access to beta versions of upcoming Microsoft software, most notably Internet Explorer 5. Fixes to Windows 98 to resolve the Year 2000 problem were distributed using Windows Update in December 1998. Microsoft attributed the sales success of Windows 98 in part to Windows Update.[3 ]Windows Update requires Internet Explorer or a third-party web browser that uses Microsoft's MSHTML layout engine, as it must support the use of an ActiveX control to house the software that is executed on the user's computer. While details have changed from version to version, it has always scanned the computer to find what operating system components and software are installed, and compared the versions of those components with the latest available versions. The ActiveX component then executes the downloaded installation files in their silent/unattended mode to install or update those components, and to report the success or failure of those installations back to Microsoft's servers.The first version of the Windows Update web site (usually referred to as v3) did not require any personally-identifiable information to be sent to Microsoft.

In order for the v3 ActiveX control to determine what updates were needed, the entire list of available software on Windows Update was downloaded to the user's computer when they visited the Windows Update web site. As the number of updates offered by Windows Update grew, this resulted in performance concerns. Arie Slob, writing for the newsletter in March 2003, noted that the size of the update list had exceeded 400 KB, which caused delays of more than a minute for dial-up users.[4 ]Windows Update v4, released in conjunction with Windows XP in 2001, changed this by having the ActiveX control submit a list of the hardware components to Microsoft's servers, which then returns a list of only those device drivers available for that machine. It also narrowed down the list of available updates for the operating system and related components by sending details of what operating system version, service pack, and locale are installed. German technology web site published an analysis of the Windows Update communication protocol in February 2003, which received wide attention on technology web sites. The report, which was the first to contain extensive details of how the Windows Update communication protocol worked, also discovered that the make and model of the computer, the amount of free disk space, and the Windows product key, were sent.[5 ]Screenshot of the Critical Update Notification tool in Windows 98.Shortly after the release of Windows 98, Microsoft released a Critical Update Notification Tool (later called Critical Update Notification Utility) through Windows Update, which installed a background tool on the user's computer that checked the Windows Update web site on a regular schedule for new updates that have been marked as Critical.

By default, this check occurred every five minutes, and when Internet Explorer was started, though the user could configure the next check to occur only at certain times of the day or on certain days of the week. The check was performed by querying the server for a file,, which contains a list of all the critical updates released for the user's operating system. The Critical Update Notification Tool then compared this list with the list of installed updates on the user's machine, and displayed a message to the user informing them of new critical updates if they were available. Once the check executed, any custom schedule defined by the user was reverted to the default Microsoft stated that this was by design in order to ensure that users received notification of critical updates in a timely manner.[6 ]An analysis done by security researcher H. D. Moore in early 1999 was critical of this approach, describing it as horribly inefficient and susceptible to attacks. In a posting to BugTraq, he explained that, every single Windows 98 computer that wishes to get an update has to rely on a single host for the security.

If that one server got compromised one day, or an attacker cracks the MS DNS server again, there could be millions of users installing trojans every hour. The scope of this attack is big enough to attract crackers who actually know what they are doing...[7 ]The Critical Update Notification tool continued to be promoted by Microsoft through 1999 and the first half of 2000. Initial releases of Windows 2000 shipped with the tool, but Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 were not supported. It was superseded by Automatic Updates in Windows Me and Windows 2000 SP4. Automatic Updates [ edit ]Automatic Updates 'Restart Required' in Windows XP SP1.With the release of Windows ME in 2000, Microsoft introduced Automatic Updates as a replacement for the Critical Update Notification tool windows 7 update patch free download. Unlike its predecessor, Automatic Updates includes the ability to download and install updates without using a web browser. Instead of the five-minute schedule used by its predecessor, the Automatic Updates client checks the Windows Update servers once a day.

The user is given the option to download available updates then prompt the user to install them, or to notify the user prior to downloading any available updates. After Windows Me is installed, the user is prompted via a notification balloon to configure the Automatic Updates client.The Windows Update web site itself was later updated to match the visual style of Windows XP.Windows XP and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 include Background Intelligent Transfer Service, a protocol for transferring files in the background without user interaction. As a system component, it is capable of monitoring the user's Internet usage, and throttling its own bandwidth usage in order to prioritize user-initiated activities. The Automatic Updates client for these operating systems was updated to use this system service. Microsoft Update [ edit ]Microsoft Update in Windows XP.At the February 2005 RSA Conference, Microsoft announced the first beta of Microsoft Update, an optional replacement for Windows Update that provides security patches, service packs and other updates for both Windows and other Microsoft software.[8 ] The initial release in June 2005 provided support for Microsoft Office 2003, Exchange 2003, and SQL Server 2000, running on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003. Over time, the list has expanded to include other Microsoft products, such as Windows Live, Windows Defender, Visual Studio, runtimes and redistributables, Zune Software, Virtual PC and Virtual Server, CAPICOM, Microsoft Lync, and other server products.

It also offers Silverlight and Windows Media Player as optional downloads if applicable to the operating system. MS Office Update [ edit ]Microsoft Office Update was a free online service that allowed users to detect and install updates for certain Microsoft Office products. This update service supported Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007. On 1 August 2009 Microsoft decommissioned the Office Update service as such[9 ] its functionality is subsumed within Microsoft Update. Microsoft Update does not support Office 2000 this is not a limitation for existing up-to-date installations of Office 2000, because it is no longer supported and no new updates are issued. However, it affects new or re-installation of MS Office 2000 from original CDs. Windows Vista and later [ edit ]Revised Restart dialog box in Windows Vista and Windows 7For Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and later, the web site no longer provides a user interface for selecting and downloading updates.

In its place, the Windows Update (or Automatic Updates) control panel has expanded to provide similar functionality. Support for Microsoft Update is also built into the operating system, but is turned off by default. The revised Windows Update can also be set to automatically download and install both Important and Recommended updates. In prior versions of Windows, such updates were only available through the Windows Update web site.In versions of Windows prior to Vista, updates requiring a reboot would pop up a dialog box every number of specified minutes requesting that users reboot their machines.[10 ] Microsoft changed this dialog box to allow the user to select a longer period of time (up to 4 hours) before re-prompting. The revised dialog box also displays under other applications, instead of on top of them.In Windows 7 and Vista,[11 ] once automatic updates have finished, the computer will shut down after a countdown, sometimes causing the countdown to finish and the system to reboot while the user is in the middle of using the computer (or away from the computer and not wanting it to reboot), possibly losing data, gameplay advancement, etc. The user can choose to disable automatic restarts entirely via a registry edit or by changing the group policy.In Windows 8,[12 ] users have 3 days (72 hours) before the computer reboots automatically after installing automatic updates that require a reboot. Windows 8 also consolidates the restart requests for non-critical updates into just one per month.Windows Update makes use of Transactional NTFS, a file system feature introduced with Windows Vista, when performing updates to Windows system files.

This feature helps Windows recover cleanly in the event of an unexpected shut-down during an update, as the transactioning system will ensure that changes are committed to the file system (in particular, to the persistent files of the registry) in an atomic fashion.[13 ] Windows 10 [ edit ]Windows 10 contains major changes to Windows Update operations it no longer allows the manual, selective installation of updates. All updates, regardless of type (this includes hardware drivers), are downloaded and installed automatically, and users are only given the option to choose whether their system will reboot automatically to install updates when the system is inactive, or be notified to schedule a reboot.[14 ][15 ] Microsoft offers a diagnostic tool that can be used to hide updates and prevent them from being reinstalled, but only after they had been already installed, then uninstalled without rebooting the system.[16 ][17 ]All updates to Windows 10 are cumulative.[18 ] Microsoft has withheld information on the specific changes within each update within its KB articles.[18 ]Windows Update on Windows 10 supports peer to peer distribution of updates by default, systems' bandwidth is used to distribute previously downloaded updates to other users, in combination with Microsoft servers. Users may optionally change Windows Update to only perform peer to peer updates within their local area network.[19 ] Implementation [ edit ] This section requires expansion. (January 2015)From Microsoft Vista onwards, updates can include the following file types:[20 ].manifest - manifest.mum - Microsoft Update Manifest files[21 ].cat - security catalog Issues [ edit ]A persistent bug in Microsoft Update affecting Windows computers allowed the update process wuauclt.exe and svchost.exe to claim 100% of a computer's processor for extended periods of time (up to hours), making affected computers unusable. A report in December 2013 identified the cause as an exponential algorithm in the evaluation of superseded updates.[22 ][23 ]Shortly after the launch of Windows 8, several important updates caused problems for some installations of Windows 8 on laptop computers. Some users were not able to install update KB2756872 unless they rebooted in safe mode and uninstalled audio drivers.

Microsoft provided troubleshooting instructions[24 ] that apparently were initially not easily accessible to many users.[25 ] For updates KB2769165 and KB2770917, which caused similar issues on some laptop computers, Microsoft did not immediately release workarounds.[26 ] Statistics [ edit ]At the beginning of 2005, Windows Update was being accessed by about 150 million people,[27 ] with about 112 million of those using Automatic Updates.[28 ]As of 2008, Windows Update had about 500 million clients, processed about 350 million unique scans per day, and maintained an average of 1.5 million simultaneous connections to client machines. On Patch Tuesday, the day Microsoft typically releases new software updates, outbound traffic could exceed 500 gigabits per second.[29 ] Approximately 90% of all clients used automatic updates to initiate software updates, with the remaining 10% using the Windows Update web site. The web site is built using ASP.NET, and processes an average of 90,000 page requests per second. Alternative tools [ edit ]The following also allow Windows Updates to be automatically downloaded for, or added to, an online or offline system.One common use for offline updates is to ensure a system is fully patched against security vulnerabilities before being connected to the internet or another network. A second use is that downloads can be very large, but may be depend on a slow or unreliable network connection, or the same updates may be needed for more than one machine.By MicrosoftManual (using DISM, Windows Installer, Windows PowerShell or MMC where appropriate)Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)Microsoft System CenterSlipstreamingBy other partiesAutopatcher[30 ]WSUS Offline Update (not to be confused with Microsoft's WSUS)Windows Update Downloader (WUD)Windows Hotfix Downloader / WHDownloader (by same author)Portable Update See also [ edit ]Microsoft Update CatalogWindows Server Update ServicesWindows Store – Updates Metro-style appsAutoPatcher References [ edit ]^ De Clercq, Jan Grillenmeier, Guido (2011). Microsoft Windows Security Fundamentals: For Windows 2003 SP1 and R2. Digital Press. p. 185.

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2014 . Retrieved 2014-10-16. The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum), and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.^ Pilarta, Jay (December 2009). Crimson Spectrum. Crimson Spectrum . Retrieved 2014-10-16. If CheckSUR was not able to resolve the issue it will be due to missing files such as the .MUM (Microsoft Update Manifest) and the accompanied .CAT (Security Catalog) files.^ Bright, Peter (16 December 2013). Exponential algorithm making Windows XP miserable could be fixed. Ars Technica.^ Leonhard, Woody (16 December 2013). Microsoft promises to fix Windows XP SVCHOST redlining 'as soon as possible '. InfoWorld.^ Troubleshooting KB2756872 . Retrieved 2012-11-13.^ Microsoft Community on KB2756872 . Retrieved 2012-11-13.^ Troubleshooting several updates . Retrieved 2012-11-17.^ RSA Conference 2005: Security: Raising the Bar (speech transcript). PressPass.

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Patch Tuesday January 2016 .

*i*m*g*UpdatedJanuary 12, 2016.The latest Patch Tuesday was on January 12, 2016 and consisted of 9 individual security updates.January's updates correct a number of unique security issues across Microsoft Windows operating systems and some other Microsoft software.The next Patch Tuesday will be on February 9, 2016.Important: If you're currently using Windows 8.1 but have not yet applied the Windows 8.1 Update package or updated to Windows 10, you must do so to continue to receive these important security patches!How Do I Know if I Need These Security Updates?You need these updates if you're running any supported edition of Microsoft's operating systems, 32-bit or 64-bit. This includes Windows 10, Windows 8 (as well as Windows 8.1), and Windows 7, and Windows Vista. Server versions of Windows are also included.All supported versions of Microsoft Office are also being updated, including the free Office viewer and compatibility packs Microsoft has always offered. A security update for Microsoft Silverlight is also being pushed this month.Some versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server, SharePoint Foundation, Exchange Server, and Visual Basic Runtime are also receiving security related updates in January.Some updates correct issues so serious that, in certain situations, remote access to your computer may be possible without your permission. These issues are classified as critical, while most others are less serious and classified as important, moderate, or low.See Microsoft Security Bulletin Severity Rating System for more on these classifications and the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2016 for Microsoft's summary on this month's collection of security updates.Note: Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and so no longer receives security patches. Are There Any Non-Security Updates This Patch Tuesday?Yes, a number of non-security updates are being made available for all supported versions of Windows including, as usual, this month's update to the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.Microsoft's Surface tablets also usually get driver and/or firmware updates on Patch Tuesday. You can get all the details on these, and previous, updates on the Surface RT, Surface 2, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface 3, and Surface Pro 3 update history pages.There may also be non-security updates included this month for Microsoft software other than Windows.

See the non-security update information in the section below for details. Download Patch Tuesday UpdatesIn most situations, the best way to download patches on Patch Tuesday is via Windows Update. Only the updates you need will be listed and, unless you've configured Windows Update otherwise, will be downloaded and installed automatically.See How Do I Install Windows Updates? if you're new to this or need some help.You also have the option of manually installing these security updates, each of which is available via the link corresponding to your version of Windows or Microsoft software within the individual Bulletin ID pages in the January MSBS.Any non-security updates for Windows are listed on Microsoft's New Non-Security Content for 2016 page. You can usually find links to any non-security Microsoft Office updates on the Microsoft Office Updates blog.Note: Most of these downloads come in 32-bit or 64-bit versions. See Do I Have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows? if you're not sure which downloads to choose. Patch Tuesday ProblemsWhile updates from Microsoft rarely result in widespread problems with Windows itself, they do frequently cause specific issues with software or drivers provided by other companies.If you haven't yet installed these patches, please see How To Prevent Windows Updates From Crashing Your PC for a number of preventative measures you should take before applying these updates, including disabling fully automatic updates.If you're having problems after Patch Tuesday, or during or after installing any Windows update:See How To Recover From a Frozen Windows Update Installation for help if your computer freezes during the installation of an update.See How To Fix Problems Caused by Windows Updates for help undoing the damage if the updates already installed but you're now experiencing a problem.See Windows Updates Patch Tuesday FAQ for answers to other common questions, including Does Microsoft test these updates before they push them out? and Why hasn't Microsoft fixed the problem that their update caused on my computer?! More Help with Patch Tuesday January 2016Run in to some trouble during or after January's Patch Tuesday?

Head over to Facebook and leave a new comment on my post:Patch Tuesday Problems: January 2016 [Facebook]Be sure to let me know exactly what's happening, what version of Windows you're using, and what if any errors you're seeing, and I'd be happy to help you out.If you need help with a computer problem but it's not about an issue you're having surrounding Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, see my Get More Help page for information about contacting me for personal assistance.

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Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... windows 7 professional update patch free downloadWindows Update is an often underestimated corner stone of your system’s integrity and security. Microsoft regularly delivers security patches, hotfixes, and software updates through Windows Update. If this service stops running or is turned off, Windows becomes vulnerable to bugs and security holes.You also, importantly, have to update Windows if you want to take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10. We’ll show you how to get Windows Update working again when it fails or – in the worst case – manually install critical updates. Check your Windows Update settings.Your troubleshooting should start with a visit of Windows Update in the Control Panel. In Windows 7, press the Windows key, type Windows Update, and select the matching result. In Windows 8, press Windows + Q, type Windows Update, make sure you’re searching in Settings or Everywhere, and you should spot Windows Update in the results.On the initial screen, you should see which updates are pending and when the most recent updates were installed.

The date should not be older than a few days, maybe a week. You’ll also see how you currently receive updates. Click Change settings in the sidebar on the left to adjust your preferences.Ideally, Windows will Install updates automatically, but if you prefer to be in control, you can also set it to Download updates, but let me choose when to install them. If the impact of automatic downloads on your Internet bandwidth is of concern, choose Check for updates, but let me choose whether to download and install them that way you’ll be notified when updates are pending and can choose a good time to download and install them. If you find that Windows Update is set to Never check for updates, you better enable it and let it run to apply all due updates immediately. After you made your choice, select a rhythm and time when to install updates, ideally Every day.Under Change settings you can also toggle Recommended updates, Microsoft Update (updates for Microsoft products), or (new Microsoft) Software notifications.

These optional updates can be left disabled. What’s important is that you receive security related updates!Related: Microsoft puts ‘Patch Tuesday’ out to pasture, promises quicker security updates Try one of these quick fixes to resolve common Windows Update issues.Windows Update can fail for the most trivial reasons and sometimes the fix is equally simple. Before you do anything else, try these:Reboot your computer.This is a surprisingly effective method to solve a host of computer issues and it often works for Windows Update. When you encounter an error message, reboot and try to run updates again. If you haven’t run Windows Update for some time, you might have to repeat this process several times before all updates have been installed.Do you have enough disk space?One scenario in which updates may fail is when your system drive is running out of space. Double-check that you have at least 1 GB of free space. If that could be the culprit, perform a disk cleanup to remove temporary files.

Briefly, go to My Computer, right-click on your system drive (typically C:), select Properties, and click the Disk Cleanup button. The scan might take a few minutes. From the result, check items with MBs of data, e.g. Temporary Internet Files, the Recycle Bin, and Temporary files. Click OK to delete those files and free up space.Is malware causing the issue?Malware can change critical system files and break Windows services. Run a malware scanner like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to make sure your system isn’t compromised.Related: Best free antivirus software Run the Windows Update Automated Troubleshooter and similar tools.If your settings look good, rebooting didn’t help, and you don’t know what else could be the issue, run Microsoft’s Windows Update Automated Troubleshooter.

You can download it from Microsoft for Windows XP through 8.1. It will check for incorrect Windows Update environment variables, missing or changed security settings, corrupt files, and service registration. This covers the most common issues and should resolve your issues. Reboot to be sure it worked.A similar tool you can try is Microsoft Fix it, which is available for Windows XP through 8.1 from this Microsoft Support page. Finally, at your own risk, you could use the Windows Repair tool from, which can fix registry errors and other issues that prevent Windows Update from running. In addition to the general Windows Repair tool, also provides an updates Reset Registry Permissions tool, which might re-engage Windows Update. Enter your error message in the Microsoft Support tool.Many issues are so common, that Microsoft has provided us with a search engine for Windows Update error codes.

Select your Windows version, enter the code, and if you’re lucky, Microsoft Support has some helpful advice. For the codes we tried, it recommended rebooting and running the troubleshooter. Reinstall Windows Update.This solution is only available for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and is performed by Microsoft Fix it 50202 (direct download). This is one of several tips recommended by Richard Lloyd, who put together a series of videos on fixing various Windows Update errors. You might find your specific issue and detailed instructions in his playlist below.Manually reset Windows Update components.If neither the troubleshooter, nor Microsoft Fix it led to success, you can try to manually reset Windows Update. Briefly, you need to open an elevated command prompt, stop the BITS service, the Windows Update service, and the Cryptographic service.

You can then delete the qmgr*.dat files and re-register all BITS and Windows Update files, reset Winsock, and finally restart all services. The process is described in detail on this Microsoft Support page. Manually install updates.Maybe Windows Update is technically working, but the computer that needs updating can not be connected to the Internet. In that case, download the updates on another computer and manually apply them to the target device. First, you need to know which updates you want to download. You’ll need the KB numbers and you can best find them by comparing installed updates on the outdated device with installed updates on an up to date device.With a list of updates, head to the Windows Download Center, search for the individual KB numbers, and download the respective files. An easier way to download multiple updates at once is the Microsoft Update Catalog (requires Internet Explorer).

You can add multiple files to your basket and download them all at once.An even more convenient solution for downloading and installing Windows and Microsoft Office updates is WSUS Offline Update critical update notification. This tool automatically detects which critical updates are missing and applies them in bulk. Fix Windows Update when your computer won’t boot.In the event that an update causes BSODs or won’t let you load Windows, try to boot your system into Safe Mode and uninstall the update that you suspect of causing the issue. In Windows XP, Vista, and 7 you also have the advanced boot option to start in Last Known Good Configuration.In Windows 8 and up a failed boot will eventually take you to the recovery environment. Alternatively, use a recovery or installation disk to Repair your computer.

From here you can launch Troubleshoot Advanced options and try an Automatic Repair, or go into the Command Prompt. To manually remove updates through the command prompt, type this command to get the installed package names: dism /image:C: /get-packagesFind the name of the package you want to remove, then insert this command: dism /image:C: /remove-package/PackageName:Package_for_insert exact package name here without quotesOnce you removed the offending update, reboot and hope for the best. Perform a System Restore, Refresh, or Reset.If none of the above worked, your last resort is to take your system back to a state where Windows Update worked. You can either use a restore point to go back in time or – in Windows 8 and up – refresh or reset the system, which essentially returns it to factory settings.Related: How to use System Restore in Windows 7  How to restore your Windows computer to its factory settingsWindows 8 Refresh or Reset your PC is available from the Troubleshoot screen described above. To launch the command prompt or return to a restore point on a Windows 7 computer that won’t boot, launch Advanced Boot Options and select Repair Your Computer.

Everything changes in Windows 10In Windows 10, updates are delivered automatically and blocking or removing problematic updates isn’t as trivial anymore. You can, however, stop updates with a third party utility.Related: Insiders can use new utility to stop problematic Windows 10 updates coldAlso, removing updates via the command line should still be possible. Do note that it might disqualify your system from further updates or break Windows Update and thus render Windows vulnerable.

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*i*m*g*30 Ways Your Windows 10 Computer Phones Home to MicrosoftWindows 10 phones home more than any other version of Windows before it. Along with Windows 10, Microsoft released a... [Read Article]To be clear, they aren’t automatically installing Windows 10, but they are downloading the entire installer, which is at least 3 GB, which takes up a lot of drive space, and also wastes your network bandwidth. For people who don’t have unlimited bandwidth, this can seriously cost you a lot of money.According to a statement provided to The Register by Microsoft, their explanation is that they think this is a better experience:“For those who have chosen to receive automatic updates through Windows Update, we help customers prepare their devices for Windows 10 by downloading the files necessary for future installation. This results in a better upgrade experience and ensures the customer’s device has the latest software.”So this only affects people who have automatic updates enabled, but that’s almost everybody since automatic updates are on by default and are rather important for security reasons — the flood of critical security patches in the last year has shown that it’s probably a good idea to leave automatic updates enabled.Windows 10 is Great, Except for the Parts That Are TerribleWindows 10 is a great upgrade. Microsoft paid a lot of attention to the feedback they ignored while developing Windows... [Read Article]Based on the comments in other news reports about this, a lot of fanboys are going to come along claiming that this isn’t a big deal, it’s just business as usual. But downloading an entire operating system “just in case” you might want to upgrade to it instead of simply waiting for people to decide to opt in — that isn’t the type of behavior that we want.This is a really stupid move by Microsoft, and it won’t be surprising if they reverse their decision and stop doing it.Make Windows 10 Stop Downloading the Easy WayIf you want a really simple and easy way to get rid of the “Get Windows 10” icon and stop your PC from downloading Windows 10, you can download a little piece of freeware called GWX Control Panel from a developer that isn’t happy with this nonsense either.Download it, run it, and then click the “Disable Get Windows 10 App (permanently remove icon)” button. And then click the “Disable Operating System Upgrades in Windows Update” button too for good measure.You’ll have to reboot, but at the end, the icon will be gone and your computer shouldn’t get the upgrade.

And luckily you can click those buttons again to put things back the way they were. How to Block Windows 10 from Downloading (Hopefully)Unfortunately, there’s no magic button to click to stop Windows 10 from downloading. In fact, you’re going to have to install a special patch from Microsoft to keep them from making you download something else. And that’s if you believe Microsoft’s support documentation, which says that you can block the Windows 10 upgrade this way.We haven’t been able to absolutely prove that this will stop Windows 10 from downloading because it’s hard to say that this is working just because Microsoft hasn’t forced us to download 3GB of files we didn’t ask for.This is one of those instances where we normally would avoid writing on the topic, since too much is up in the air and we like to be accurate at all times. So please excuse us if this doesn’t work for you.Step 1You’ll need to install this patch from Microsoft’s website (from what we can tell you’ll need to be on Windows 8.1 and not 8 to install the patch), so pick the version for your OS, install it, and reboot.Windows 7Windows 8.1Step 2Open up your registry editor using the Start Menu search or by pressing WIN + R and typing regedit and hitting enter, and then navigate down to the following key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPoliciesMicrosoftWindowsWindowsUpdateYou’ll probably have to create the WindowsUpdate key on the left-hand side, which you can do by right-clicking the Windows node. Click on that new key, and then create a new 32-bit DWORD called DisableOSUpgrade on the right-hand side, and give it a value of 1.Don’t want to bother with all that?

You can simply download our registry hack file, unzip, and double-click on the file to install it.And you should probably reboot after you do this. Alternative Option: Set Windows Update to Not Download ThingsIf you set Windows Update to notify you but don’t download anything, Microsoft won’t automatically send the updates down.Please note that this is a bad idea for security reasons, so unless you have a metered connection and don’t have the bandwidth to download updates, you probably shouldn’t do this.You can simply go into Windows Update and click on Change settings, and then change the drop-down to “Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them”.If you do this, please make sure that you keep up with installing updates. When You Do Want to Upgrade in the FutureThe one side effect of going through all of this is that you won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 10 in the future until you remove that registry key.Luckily you can simply use the uninstall registry key provided in the download. So You Already Have the $WINDOWS.~BT Folder?If you already have the folder, which is hidden on the root of your system drive, you’re going to want to follow these instructions over on AddictiveTips to remove it. We haven’t verified these instructions, as we already upgraded most of our computers to Windows 10, and we don’t have the folder on any of our test VMs.I disagree.It's much better to have the Windows 10 download completed during non-peak, low traffic machine times rather than have to wait 3 to 4 hours for download completion during high traffic, high machine utilization periods.Have to remember everyone, especially in the US, doesn't have high speed internet connections.As for the 6 Gigs of disk space utilized for the downloaded data, that's not even enough space to make a routine daily backup. Surely no one operates a machine with only that much or less free storage.Also remember a machine is not going to switch operating systems without the manual, consensual approval of the user.That would present too much fiscal liability for even MS to endure.I am one of the people who was fortunate enough to learn about KB3035583 months before the release of Windows 10.Since it first appeared as an optional update, it was easy to spot when it appeared in the update list and I was able to hide it immediately.

As a result, I have never received a single Windows 10 pop-up notification - nor was the $WINDOWS.~BT Folder ever downloaded to my computer.If you already have the $WINDOWS.~BT Folder on your system, and decide to remove it - then make sure to uninstall and hide the KB3035583 update (which will reappear after removal) so it doesn't happen again.I tend to agree with having it downloaded ahead. my concern is when I'm ready to kick it off, is the age and level of the install. my 2 test machines are at 10532 and the dates on the downloads where I have them on my family's 8.1 (2) and one 7 are 7/31 and 8/1, which implies initial release not the current release. I have the 10532 iso as I'm almost ready to go ahead on my primary production system. I expect (and hope) many of the interim updates will be pulled during the install, but would hate to go through the couple hour process just to do it again to become current.Thank you for this information. I'm the IT manager at my company and was rather perplexed earlier this week when the workstation of one of our office personnel started issuing a low disk space warning with only 2GB left on the hard drive. Turned out the installation files for Windows 10 had been downloaded. Given that this machine is joined to our domain and, as a result, did not have the Get Windows 10 prompt in the tray, I was rather confuzzled at how the user had managed to download Windows 10.We are not going to be upgrading our 100+ pcs to Windows 10 anytime soon, so I find Microsoft's presumption in taxing our storage space and network bandwidth like this highly irritating.I will be adding these registry keys to our group policy immediately.I've just been over at BetaNews - and Mark Wilson has posted his own version of How to stop Windows 10 downloading automatically by giving credit to the original article by @geek above - along with a link to HTG.There are a few comments, which I have not read, in case anyone is interested.betanews.comHow to stop Windows 10 downloading automaticallyOnce again, Microsoft has managed to rile people with Windows 10.

People have discovered that the Windows 10 installation files are being downloaded to their computers without their permission. If this has happened to you already, we've already shown you how to remove Windows 10, claiming back space and regaining control.@hjromanIt is my understanding that each machine to be converted to Windows 10 must go through an Upgrade process one time so that a New Product Activation Number can be generated for that individual machine.The process can use the Windows 10 files which are automatically downloaded to every upgradable computer ORThe process can use the Windows 10 files which are downloaded for Upgrade by the media creation tool.Once a machine has been upgraded, you can use an ISO image generated by the media creation tool to make a bootable usb stick or CDrom disc and then clean install that machine or any other machines which have PREVIOUSLY under gone the upgrade process.What you are saying is correct if you mean that one ISO image generated by the media creation tool can Wipe/Clean/Format and then Clean Install multiple PREVIOUSLY Upgraded machines.Be careful about speaking about the Media Creation Tool BECAUSE the Tool has TWO functions and purposes.The ISO (DVD or USB) can be used to upgrade (and therefore to get a free activation). The upgrade options are: keep programsfiles, files only or none (the files and system folders are moved to Windows.old). This last option is like a clean install. The upgrade options are available when the installer (setup.exe) is invoked from within Windows. I have done it several times.The functions of the media creation tool are: download the installation files (for upgrading only) or download the installation image (for everything).I keep my point: there is no need for downloading the installation files if one already have the installation media (image). The installation media can be used for upgrades, (clean)reinstallations (computer already activated) or new installations (with a license key or in trial mode).

This installation media is like the one provided to MSDN subscribers and MS Partners.Be careful when speaking about a clean install. A clean install can be done without wiping/formatting/partitioning. Of course, with the non-destructive method there will be leftovers (Windows.old) and the partition type (MBR or GPT) cannot be changed.On all my PCs windows is setup to NOT download updates automatically and has been that way for years (I manually check after patch Tuesday to see if there are updates). I do not have KB3035583 installed on any of my system, I did initially install it but when I found out what it was about I removed it before Windows 10 was released.And yet MS has still managed to push the Win 10 updates out to me. In Australia we are on restrictive internet quotas and the Win 10 files on 1 PC alone are over 10GB in the $Windows.~WS directory and that is about 20% of my monthly allowance.Who in MS do I send my monthly internet bill to?

Windows Update: Everything You Need To Know .

*i*m*g*Ads by GoogleIs Windows Update enabled on your PC? If you don’t know the answer to that, you should — Windows Update keeps Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office up-to-date with the latest security patches and bug fixes, ensuring your computer is as secure as possible. However, Windows Update can also cause problems — particularly by nagging you to reboot when you’re trying to use your computer and automatically restarting your computer overnight.While Windows Update can be obnoxious, it keeps your computer secure and is well worth using. It can also be made less obnoxious with a few quick settings changes. Access Windows UpdateTo open the Windows Update Control Panel tool, press the Windows key on your computer, type “Update” without quotes, and click the Windows Update shortcut that appears. On Windows 8, you’ll have to click the Settings option before you see the Windows Update shortcut.If you’ve set updates to not happen automatically, you can click the Check for updates link in the left pane to check for new updates and click the Install updates button to install any available updates.Microsoft releases most Windows Update patches on “Patch Tuesday” — the second Tuesday of each month. This allows system administrators to schedule updates all at once.

However, if a security flaw is being exploited in the wild, important security patches may be released immediately. Patches for Windows could show up at any point in the month.Ads by GoogleEnable Automatic UpdatesTo enable automatic updates, click the Change settings link in the left pane of the Windows Update window. Select one of the following options:Install updates automatically: Windows will automatically check for, download, and install updates at the time you choose. You’ll get your PC automatically update without requiring any of your attention, but Windows will start harassing you to reboot your computer after installing the updates. If you want to leave your computer running overnight, you may find that it was automatically rebooted while you were away.Download updates but let me choose when to install them: Windows will check for new updates and download them in the background, displaying a notification in the system tray when new updates are found. When you’re ready to update, you can click the system tray icon, install the updates, and reboot your computer. Windows won’t install updates until you say so, so you can select this option and choose to only install the updates when you’re prepared to reboot.Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them: Windows will only check for updates and display a notification in your system tray.

This can be useful if you want to save bandwidth and only download updates when you’re on a specific connection — for example, this could prevent Windows from automatically downloading updates on a tethered Internet connection and consuming your mobile data.Never check for updates: Windows won’t automatically check for updates, forcing you to manually check for updates or not update Windows at all. You shouldn’t use this option, as you’ll miss out on important security updates.From here, you can also choose whether you want to receive recommended updates (updates that aren’t as critical for security), update other Microsoft products in addition to Windows itself, or see notifications about new Microsoft software, such as Bing Desktop.Stop Windows Update From Nagging You and Rebooting Your ComputerOn Windows 7 and previous versions of Windows, Windows will start to nag you after installing most updates. It will pop up and inform you that it’s restarting your computer in fifteen minutes unless you postpone the shutdown. Even more obnoxiously, you can only postpone the shutdown for up to four hours at a time. If you need to use your computer all day without rebooting, you’ll have to keep clicking the Postpone button. If you step away from your computer or leave it running overnight, Windows may automatically restart your computer, halting whatever it was doing.To fix this, you can change the value of the NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers registry key, forcing Windows to not reboot if a user is logged in. We covered this when we looked at examples of useful registry hacks.

You could also just set Windows to “Download updates but let me choose when to install them” and only install updates when you’re ready to reboot.Windows 8 improves things by giving you a three-day grace period to restart your computer, although it no longer displays this information on the desktop. After installing updates, you’ll see a notification on your welcome screen asking you to reboot. If you want to see a Windows 7-style notification on your Windows 8 desktop, you could install the free Windows Update Notifier utility. If you don’t reboot in three days after installing updates, the nagging and automatic reboots will start.You could also change the same registry key or set Windows 8 to only install updates when you choose to work around this, just on Windows 7.Control What’s UpdatedIf you’re updating manually, you can click the “updates are available” text in the Windows Update window and see what updates will be applied windows 7 patch free download for ultimate. Click each update to view more information, if you like. Uncheck an update and it won’t be installed. To have Windows ignore an update in the future, just right-click that specific update and select Hide update.Troubleshoot Windows UpdateIn most situations, Windows Update shouldn’t need any troubleshooting. If you’re having problems, ensure your computer is properly connected to the Internet and has some free disk space.

If you do run into an odd issue and Windows refuses to install updates, you may want to reboot your computer and try again.In some rare cases, Windows may install an update that causes an unusual, rare problem with your computer’s software or hardware. You may investigate the problem and find that a Windows update is to blame.If you notice this, you can uninstall updates from the Windows Control Panel. Open the standard Uninstall or change a program window that lists all your installed applications. In the sidebar, click View installed updates. Locate the update you need to remove and uninstall it like you would any other program.You can then open Windows Update again, check for updates, and hide the update to prevent Windows from installing it in the future.If you’re a Windows user, you should probably have Windows automatically install or at least automatically download updates. The “automatically download updates” option gives you a good combination of automation and manual control, automatically downloading updates and letting you choose when to go through the reboot process.Whatever you do, don’t disable Windows Update completely — it’s important to have the latest updates to stay secure online.Do you have any other Windows Update tips?

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4 Tools to Update Windows Offline and install Hotfixes from a Local Source .

*i*m*g*How often do you install a clean version of a Windows operating system either for yourself or somebody else? Although a lot of users are sensible and make full backups of their system using either disk imaging software or something like the Windows 7 System image function, there is sometimes no option but to reinstall because it can’t be avoided. Hardware failures, viruses, or even computers with poor performing or highly abused operating systems are all reasons to have to wipe the old system and start again. Some users even install their operating system regularly to keep it clean and running at maximum performance.Whether you’re installing a new Windows by choice or by necessity, you will soon be pretty sick of wasting hours downloading all the hotfixes from Windows Update and continuously downloading patch after patch. Having just installed Windows 7 to see how many updates are available for the most popular version of Windows, it’s quite shocking to see it has 117 important updates ready to be downloaded!

And that obviously doesn’t include recommended updates like the multitude of newer .NET Framework patches and subsequent updates after you install software like Internet Explorer 9 or 10 etc.One solution is to use a slipstreaming application like nLite to integrate hotfixes into the install disc, but even these become outdated every month after the latest round of hotfixes. If waiting for all the updates to install doesn’t appeal, an alternative is to have a program store and automatically install the updates for you from a USB stick or external hard drive. While it isn’t as quick as a slipstreamed disc, this method is an awful lot quicker than waiting for everything to be downloaded and installed from the internet, and can be left to it while you go and do something else. Here are 4 applications that can do exactly that, you can even run them on a currently installed Windows to bring it up to date.1. AutoPatcherAutoPatcher has been around for several years and used to be distributed as a huge executable file that included all the update patches inside.

After complaints from Microsoft in 2007, it was modified to download and distribute the patches direct from Microsoft’s own servers. AutoPatcher isn’t just a tool to apply Windows hotfixes though. Besides being able to install critical and recommended Windows updates, it can also do the same for Microsoft Office and install a number of extras such as the Office add-on pack, Adobe Flash and Reader, JAVA, the .NET Framework and Visual C++ patches.The package itself is split into 2 modules, the updater module (apup.exe) is where you select and download the chosen update packages, and the Patcher module (Autopatcher.exe) which you run to select the updates and addons to install on the unpatched system. Make sure to select and download the latest AutoPatcher program, engine and common module updates as the patch installer module gets downloaded in the engine update.Tick everything you want and click Next to start downloading. When all the required updates are downloaded, simply take the whole folder on a flash drive or hard drive to the target computer, or find the network drive, and run AutoPatcher.exe.

 After a few EULA screens and a file integrity check, the options screen will be displayed where the available updates and extras can be chosen for install. Critical or important patches will be ticked already, those in blue are currently installed on your system and don’t need selecting unless there is a specific need to do so.Click the button and then wait for AutoPatcher to install all the updates you have selected. To use AutoPatcher all you need on your operating system is the latest service pack to be able to install hotfix updates as it doesn’t support older Service Pack installs. SP3 for XP, SP2 for Vista and SP1 for Windows 7. Windows 8 isn’t supported yet although there is talk in their forum of implementing it in the future. You don’t need a clean install either, even the latest up to date Windows can still install any other add ons or extras that aren’t currently installed. This is an essential tool to save serious amounts of time and effort.Download AutoPatcher2. WSUS Offline UpdateFormally called c’t Update, WSUS Offline Update is another tool that can update a number of Windows operating systems to the latest patches, and also keep nearly all versions of Microsoft Office up to date too.

Although like Autopatcher in a lot of ways, there’s also some differences. WSUS Offline Update can update any Windows revision and doesn’t rely on it having the latest Service Pack installed. This can be a great help as lots of computers still don’t have XP Service Pack 3 or Vista Service Pack 2 installed which makes Autopatcher unusable until they’re updated. It can also download and install updates for several different languages so you’re not restricted to just English.After downloading, extracting and running the UpdateGenerator.exe, tick the boxes to select the operating system versions, Office versions and languages you require. Everything is split over 3 tabs called Windows, Office and Legacy products which includes Windows XP and Office 2003 as support for them ends in 2014. Some of the Options are very useful such as whether to download Service Packs, and whether to include Microsoft Security Essentials or Defender definitions in the package. The inclusion of C++ Runtimes and .NET Frameworks is also optional but leaving them included will be a BIG time saver.Something else WSUS Offline Update can do is write the update package to an ISO image which can be burned to CD/DVD/Blu-ray. Great for older systems or if you don’t have the right sized USB flash drive handy.

Alternatively choose the USB medium option to copy the updates onto a USB flash or hard drive. Once you press Start, a Command Prompt window will open and begin downloading the files from Microsoft, the wait could be long if you’ve selected multiple options.Once completed, you can then take the disc or drive to another computer and run UpdateInstaller.exe to popup the installer window. Some options such as Internet Explorer versions, .NET Frameworks, PowerShell and Media Player will be greyed out depending on whether you have the option already installed or if operating system supports it. The “Automatic reboot and recall” option is a potential big time saver if you want the updates to be installed unattended. Be aware that the option temporarily disables UAC and also creates a temporary new user account called WSUSAdmin while updating. It will be deleted again after updating has completed.Download WSUS Offline UpdatePortable Update has just saved my life.

Windows 10 was having way too many issues and broken updates. So I downgraded to windows 8 (fresh install). But the darn thing wouldn’t update at all! Windows Update was broken! Came across this site in my search for WU fixes and decided to try Portable Update.

It has downloaded, installed, and configured every update I needed.So done with WU right now, but I was so satisfied with PortUp that I decided to come back and let anyone else having problems with updating that Portable Update might just be the answer. It was for me, anyway.I had a similar idea, to install a WSUS Server so that I could continue to service XP Machines after April 8th.I installed Server 2008r2 but is seems the Key I was given in Tech College is no longer good. I downloaded WSUS-Offline but noticed that this no longer downloads Windows 2000 updates, (or earlier). I tried downloading an earlier version of WSUS-Offline but the Windows 2000 updates are not available even for the earlier versions of this product.Exactly how do I get the XP computers I work on to update from my USB? (the files saved by WSUS-Offline)Larry

Update Firefox to the latest version .

Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... windows 7 activation patch free downloadNote: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager).Click the menu button, click helpand select About Firefox. On the menu bar click the Firefox menu and select About Firefox.The About Firefox window will open and Firefox will begin checking for updates and downloading them automatically.When the updates are ready to be installed, click Restart to Update Restart Firefox to Update.Important: If the update didn't start, didn't complete or there was some other problem, please use this download link or go to the Systems Languages page to download and install the latest Firefox version for your system and language (see How to download and install Firefox on Windows Install Firefox on Linux How to download and install Firefox on Mac for instructions).To change update settings, see Advanced panel - Accessibility, browsing, network, updates, and other advanced settings in Firefox.Share this article: and Install Latest Virus Definition Updates Offline in Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) .

Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... Critical Update NotificationDownload and Install Latest Virus Definition Updates Offline in Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) updates its virus definitions using Windows Automatic Update. We can also use its built-in command MpCmdRun to download and install virus definition updates without Automatic Update.But what to do in case you want to update MSE offline? Many times we don't have Internet connection in our systems, in this situation how would you update MSE so that it can detect and remove all known virus and spyware?Here is the solution. You can download offline installers for all latest MSE virus definition updates using a system which have a working Internet connection and then you can run that offline installer in any other system to update MSE virus definitions.Following are official download links to download MSE virus definition updates:Download MSE Virus Definition Updates (32-bit)Download MSE Virus Definition Updates (64-bit)Once you download the file, run the file using Administrator privileges and it'll install all the latest virus definition updates required for MSE.Also Check:How to Update Windows Defender Offline? Install Latest Virus Definition Files ManuallyShare this article: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Reddit | Tell a friendPosted in: SoftwareOther similar articles that may interest you[Software Update] Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.8.0204.0 Now Available for DownloadHow to Change Email Storage Location in Windows Live MailSleipnir: Portable and Customizable Japanese Web Browser for WindowsBgInfo: Show System Hardware and Software Information on Windows Desktop BackgroundHow to Install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Offline in Windows 8 and Later without Internet Connection?How to Link Your Windows 7 User Account with Windows Live IDCommentsUewdI think they will work with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper, am I right?VG^^ Not sure. You'll need to give it a try.hlamyatI am so difficult to update mse software. it mention to error code 0x80248015. I don't know how to do that for update.VG^^ Most of the times this error occurs when your system date and time is incorrect.

So make sure the date and time and time zone is set correctly in your Windows.adanthanks for update provision its for really assisstance for someof us who are not internet funspogsthanks vg for updateJattish RJ Roythis is a very very efficient soft for us. I like itBobGot error code 0x80070102unable to updateWhat should I do?DORINDA AMPOFO-BEKOEwhy does it take so long to download an update of MSE?Mohd Nayaz Khanvirus:window32/madong.Aldom can not remove by this antivirus softwareshuhode rahmaniI download the update file and run as administrator 2 or three times and my anti virus make updateSayar Aung ThuI want to virus update for microsoft security Essential definition update .Ameyaw Stephencan you update offline?Arun timalsinahow to remove bitlocker in my win.7 . . .ronl2kI have a WinXp/32 and a Win8/64 computer. Do I need to create a separate USB boot stick for each computer?Muhammad younus ShahI need to create a bootable USB each computer?MustafaDo I have to live in a blue castle to download MSE virus program? Also how to open encrypted computer, I have forgot password.Yamin ThuPlease send me update antivirus programRichardThank you very much, really helpfulmikhaelshows incorrect side by side configuration. Can't update in my w7 bit 32.SabujIs it for win 8.1?Uncle JayFantastic This antivirus works very well I downloaded offline and did update on all my machines ThanksRagav JulianI am having problem with slow internet connections,i am unable to update mse software,by the offline updater i updated the mse software.thankssardarsinh chauhanit is awesome,and most secured anti-virus for any pcIshaya BensonGood, for five years i used it. thank you, remain working.lalehit was very hard to download microsoft essentials updatesNathaniel WilliamsI have been using this software for a time now it works fine.

It is very effective and efficient, the good thing is that you can use it off line that makes thing more simpler for me.sleepyI am also have this problem it mean (I have been using this software for a time now it works fine. It is very effective and efficient, the good thing is that you can use it off line that makes thing more simpler for me).AungKyiMyintPlease ,I want to MSE update.thomascannot download updateAbhisek MaityGood thing is that you can use it off line that makes thing more simpler for all ..kenreally nice!GoldyHey Thxxasturwork perfect in my win7 home premium 64-bit service pack 1.thank you VG...KewalIs this update will run in win10pro?[email protected] no.MSE is neither designed nor compatiable with windows 10.W10 has a built in AV called Windows defender.taedavidit was very hard to download microsoft essentials updateskhan325work perfect in my win7 home premium 32-bit service pack 1.thank youConnect with UsRSS feed | Email newsletterTwitter | Facebook | Google+ | YouTubeLatest Articles[Nightly Update] Firefox 46.0 Comes with New Tracking Protection FeatureRemix OS: Android Based Free and Portable Operating System for ComputersMiniTool Partition Wizard Giveaway Winners ListTruth Behind Disallowing Telemetry and Data Collection Trick in Windows 10[Review] Which DTH Service Provides Maximum HD Channels in India?[New Year Giveaway] 20 Free License Keys of MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition[Fix] Can’t Open Bing, MSN, Outlook or Other Microsoft Websites in Windows 10[Fix] “This Connection is Untrusted” Problem with Google and Other HTTPS Websites in Mozilla Firefox

Windows Update download tools .

*i*m*g*Contents of this articlePortable UpdateAutoPatcherWSUS Offline UpdateWindows Updates DownloaderUpdating Windows through Microsoft Update or WSUS is usually the preferred method of keeping your Windows systems up to date. However, these methods sometimes cause problems or are not possible. Perhaps the computers have a slow Internet connection, or no connection at all. Or, you may want to install important hotfixes before the machine is connected to any network. Many admins also prefer to deploy a completely patched Windows and want to slipstream all available updates with DISM or System Image Manager.Various ways exist to download the updates manually. If you just need the latest patches of a particular Windows version, you can grab the CAB files from C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload.Another option is to search for specific updates in the Microsoft Download Center or Microsoft Update Catalog (Internet Explorer only).

If you have to download multiple updates, the Update Catalog is more convenient because you can add all updates you need to your basket and then download them together.These methods are okay if you just require a few patches for a particular Windows version. A more professional way is to use one of the free Windows Update download tools discussed below. Portable Update ^Portable Update makes use of the fact that Windows Update stores all updates in the folder mentioned above. First, you have to select the tool’s Search tab and then click Start. Portable Update will search for the available updates for this particular machine and display them on the Download tab, where you can then select some or all of the updates.

If you click Start again, Portable Update downloads the selected patches as CAB files and stores them in its Cache folder.List of available patches in Portable UpdateIf you copy the tool’s entire folder structure to a USB stick, you can easily install those updates on a second computer. For this, you have to click Start again on the Search tab so that Portable Update can determine which updates are missing on the second machine. Note that the second computer doesn’t have to be online for this purpose. On the Install tab, you can then select which patches you want to install.Installing updates on a second machine with Portable Update AutoPatcher ^AutoPatcher has the same purpose as Portable Update but works differently. It doesn’t use the current machine to generate a list of available updates instead, it works with its own update lists. You can update a few other products besides Windows, such as Java or Adobe Reader.Downloading updates with AutoPatcher Update ProgramFirst, you have to download the AutoPatcher Update Program (apup.exe). This tool is only for downloading updates. If you also want to install updates, you need the AutoPatcher Engine (autopatcher.exe), which you can find in the AutoPatcher Update Program list of available downloads.

Autopatcher.exe, which will be downloaded to the same folder as apup.exe, automatically notices the updates that you downloaded with the Update Program.expand * . msu c : targetdirWSUS Offline Update ^WSUS Offline Update also comes with two executables. The WSUS Offline Update Generator is for downloading the updates the WSUS Offline Update Installer is for installing the updates and is automatically copied to the download folder.WSUS Offline Update GeneratorAs with AutoPatcher, you can only download all updates (not specific ones) for a particular Windows version. The tool also allows you to include service packs and a few other Microsoft packages, such as the Defender definitions and Microsoft Security Essentials. WSUS Offline Update also supports Office 2007, 2010, and 2013.In the USB medium section, you configure the folder to which all the CAB files will be downloaded. You can just copy this folder to your USB stick and start Updatinstaller.exe to install the updates.WSUS Offline Update Installer Windows Updates Downloader ^Windows Updates Downloader is only for downloading files—that is, you can’t install updates with the tool. Its main advantage is that you can select the updates you want to download.

Also helpful is that it distinguishes between security updates and non-security updates. This is useful if you just want to make sure that a newly deployed machine at least has all security patches. I also like that each update entry has a link to Microsoft’s Knowledge Base, which helps you decide which updates to download.Windows Updates DownloaderBefore you can use Windows Updates Downloader, you have to download the update lists you need from the tool’s website. If you double-click an update list, the list is automatically loaded into Windows Updates Downloader windows 7 ultimate update patch free download. The tool downloads the selected updates as MSU files to the folder that you configured.

Thus, if you want to slipstream the updates into your Windows image, you first have to extract the CAB files with the “expand” command (see above).Do you know of another Windows Update download program? How do you deploy Windows images: with or without the latest updates?December 22, 2014 at 5:59 amWhile I update my image every few months for one thing or another, and run updates at that time while I am at it, in between I point MDT at my WSUS server with a line in the deployment rules:WSUSServer=http://%WSUS%:8530Initially I just had imaged PCs put into an OU that pointed at the WSUS server and auto-updated, but that could take quite a while. Now, an image with office and a little other software will deploy and update in about an hour.You can configure a target group on WSUS and point MDT to that based on the deployment share rules, or create a target group variable in a task sequence. I just deploy desktops here some, but that would be handy if you were deploying servers and desktops and needed separate update groups on WSUS for them. I also believe you can tell MDT to determine the WSUS server based on subnet.If you don’t set a WSUS computer group, just make sure in WSUS that the automatic approval rule will apply to “unassigned computers” and they can get WSUS updates without first being in a group.Using MDT and WSUS means i dont have any manual work to do on updates.Unless I am updating a surface–because the firmware updates CAN NOT be downloaded in WSUS. You have to manually create an update thumb drive for a Surface Pro, boot to the drive, let it run the firmware updates, then use a USB ethernet adapter to PXE boot *shakes tiny fist at microsoft*see this technet article: How to Update the Surface Pro 3 Firmware offline using a USB drive 8, 2015 at 9:01 amHi Michael and thank you very much for considering PortUp as an update solution.Reviewing your post, i think is better to clarify PortUp functionality.PortUp can be used to update offline or online computers. In either of two cases, his cache mechanism helps user to avoid to download the same update two times. This implies that the prevalent use of PortUp is to update many computers.In the offline mode, PortUp have to be run directly against the target (offline) machine, allowing to the software to list update needed to the offline computer.

Second step, you can go to every computer connected to internet for restarting PortUp only for downloading updates needed to the first computer. So, in this case the second computer doesn’t need to have the same OS, as is used only as “download station”.In the online mode, operative steps resemble classical Windows Update methods, but using the local cache. In this mode, if you have already downloaded the update you gain time.Hope to have clarified the functional use.HarryJanuary 9, 2015 at 12:04 amMicheal, sorry for my confusing post.Typical PortUp use scenario is composed by many computers, often with the same OS, not connected (sneakernet) or bad connected (slow connected) to internet.In this scenario, the app reside physically on a external Usb disk with a decent free space that will be connected to every machine that needs to be updated.First step consist to use PortUp in offline mode to collect all desiderata updates from each bad-connected computer, using his Search function, allowing the app to collect all desiderata updates in a file in the toolbox directory (downloads.xml).The next step consist to connect the usb disk to a well-connected computer, and using PortUp from this computer to download physically all updates needed to the set of the bad connected machines (Download function). All updates will be stored in the Cache directory.Third Step is to return back to the set of bad connected computers and install the needed updates. This last step is composed by two-sub steps: Search and Install function.This scenario was the main functionality behind PortUp and is the principal reason for PortUp existence.

Once developed this functionality, there are many positive side-effects:1) Many updates aren’t linked to a particular Os. This implies that if, for example, you download an Office update or a Defender one, you can use the same update for many computers, independently from OS used.2) You can use PortUp directly on your single, well connected computer as a Windows Update replacement. In this case, the Search function will use the Microsoft databases (Online mode) and not the local database (Offline mode). In this manner you will have the complete list of the needed updates (the local one is limited) and, more, all updates will be stored on your usb disk, allowing you to re-install completely from scratch the same computer or another computer without download a bit from internet (more or less).3) Last, but not least, PortUp use only WUA API. That is, isn’t a preventive updater, installing only the updates really needed from the system, as would the normal Windows Update. This is a distinctive characteristic that differ PortUp from all other offline updaters.Normally PortUp is used in environments where security is a must.I hope that this post clarify the PortUp use.Thank you very much for your hospitality.Harry.October 22, 2015 at 7:50 amre WSUS – I selected automatic reboot and recall option when updating a Windows 7 Pro x64 laptop assuming that the program would restart the machine when required and then restart itself to continue with the updates – however – I noticed that the Restart Required message appeared and nothing happened until I manually restarted the computer. Also, the program itself did not restart on reboot and I had to restart it manually from the client folder.

Is this the way it is supposed to work or am I doing something wrong? Thank you.

Windows 7: Windows Update - Download Standalone MSU Installer File .

*i*m*g*A MSU (Microsoft Update) file is a standalone Windows Update installation file that allows you to manually install the specific Windows Update that the MSU file is for. You can double click on a MSU file to install it.This will show you how to download the standalone MSU installer file for any Windows Update in Windows 7.This can be handy if you are unable to install the Windows Update normally in Windows Update, or would like to use the MSU file to integrate (tutorial coming soon) into a slipstreamed Windows 7 SP1 installion ISO, DVD, or Bootable USB flash drive.You can download the Windows 7 standalone SP1 installer at the link below.Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download DetailsYou can also use: Microsoft Update CatalogNOTE: You may need to click on the Run Control option for the 'MUCatalogWebControl Class' if prompted, then close and reload the page to use this.Here's How: 1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Windows Update icon.2. If the Windows Update is Installed on Windows 7 A) Click on the View update history link. (see screenshot below)B) Select and right click on the Windows Update (ex: KB2484033) that you want to download the MSU file for, and click on View details. (see screenshot below)C) Click on the More information link. (see screenshot below)D) Go to step 4.3. If the Windows Update is NOT Installed on Windows 7 A) Click on either the important or optional updates are available link for the one that has the uninstalled Windows Update that you want to download the MSU file for. (see screenshot below)B) Select (highlight) the uninstalled Windows Update (ex: KB2484033) that you want to download the MSU file for, and click on the More information link. (see screenshot below)4. Your default web broweser (ex: Internet Explorer) will now open to the Windows Update download page for the selected Windows Update.5.

Click on the same 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Download the update package link as your 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows 7. (see screenshot below)6. If prompted, click on Continue and Download to download the MSU file. Save the MSU file to your Desktop. (see screenshots below)7. Right click on the downloaded MSU file, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (see screenshot below)NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you are done.8. Repeat these steps for any other Windows Update that you want to download it's MSU file for.9.

When finished, close all opened Windows Update windows from above.That's it,ShawnShawnNo hurry for a response.I have a Win7 OEM retail disk without SP1. So I can't make a sliptreamed disk. I already asked you about that a while back.Want to do clean install on my new SSD that is on the way.What I want to do is download SP1 now as you have in tutorial from Step 5 and then copy it to flash drive.Install Windows on the new SSD and then the needed mobo drivers.Next copy off the flash drive SP1 and then install as you outline in Step 7 in tutorial.The reason is I can download SP1 now while I'm waiting for delivery of SSD. I can download it when I'm doing nothing else.Transfering from flash drive later will be a lot quicker than waiting on the download.If you have a better idea that would be great also.Thanks in advance.MikeSimilar help and support threadsWindows 7 Tutorial Category Unable to update windows (even standalone)Hello!I've never really had an issue with an update, that is until the KB3004394 issue. During that time, I fought with my system quite hard and eventually uninstalled that update. However, I appear to have damaged something else in the process, as I am now unable to install certain windows...

Windows Updates Activation Standalone Windows 7 Download Manager with Scheduler IE9?Can anyone recommend a Standalone Windows 7 Download Manager with Scheduler that can be run without affecting IE9? I get unlimited downloads after midnight, but I'm often to tired to set them running! :sleepy: Software Can't install updates using windows update or standalone updateI haven't been able to install any updates since jan 11 of this year. I have been on the road for a few weeks and I tried to figure out the problem once I got back.When a update is being installed it will stall we will say at 95%. I have looked in the log files and this is what I find.From... Windows Updates Activation Fix Windows Update, corrupt file in C:WindowsInstallerHi. Windows Update has not been working on my Win7 x64 Ultimate PC.

I was too busy during the school semester to address the issue, so the issue has been around for a while.I have cleaned out all the issues in the Action Center.I used the Update Troubleshooter. It reported Repair Windows... Windows Updates Activation Which standalone file am I supposed to download?After doing a clean install and updating everything on a Windows 7 Pro x64 system I tried to install SP1 and it got about 20% of the way downloaded and just hung. Makes me really nervous, so I'd prefer to download the complete standalone. I went to the site recommended, clicked continue and...

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How to download and install the latest Windows 8.1 Update for free (updated) .

Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... windows 7 ultimate update patch free downloadMicrosoft Windows 10 may be around the corner, but the company is still issuing Windows 8.1 updates on a fairly regular basis. If you’re already using Windows 8.1, and aren’t sure you’re running the latest system update, the easiest way to check and download it is to visit PC Settings (the new Control Panel, available from the right-hand menu bar) and click “Update and recovery.” There is also the option to download the latest Windows 8.1 Update as standalone files, if you want to archive them or perform an offline or enterprise installation.If you haven’t already installed the latest system updates, you should do so — Microsoft has said that users won’t get any security updates if they stick with older versions of Windows 8.1. To continue receiving security updates, you need to make sure you’re running the latest version of the OS. How do you do that, for free? Just follow these simple instructions.

How to download and install the latest Windows 8.1 UpdateAs we previously mentioned, the quickest way to get the latest update is to use the PC Settings control panel. If you do that, skip ahead to the section at the end of the story with tips on how to make the most of it. If you want to download the standalone files, though, read on.As always, we have to preface this with the usual disclaimer: Downloading Windows updates using unconventional methods is risky. At the very least, you should ensure that the SHA hash of the downloaded file matches by using the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier (a free tool). If you have any important documents on your computer, you should back them up, too (this should be an unnecessary precaution, though updates are just a bunch of patches, rather than a complete reinstallation).Use the following links to download the right version of Windows 8.1 for your computer’s architecture (probably 64-bit, unless you have an older computer or a tablet).Official Windows Update download links:64-bit:KB2919442 / KB2919355 / KB2932046 / KB2937592 / KB2938439 / KB293401832-bit:KB2919442 / KB2919355 / KB2932046 / KB2937592 / KB2938439 / KB2934018ARM:KB2919442 / KB2919355 / KB2932046 / KB2937592 / KB2938439 / KB2934018Alternatively, if you don’t like direct downloads, you can always hit up the official Windows Update website, which always points you to the latest version, and follow the instructions there.Once you’ve downloaded the initial Update 1, you will have six separate patches that need to be installed in a very specific order. Your computer will need to reboot a few times during the process.KB2919442KB2919355KB2932046KB2937592KB2938439KB2934018Windows 8.1 Update Desktop.

Note how Metro apps can now be minimized to the Taskbar. Life after updating Windows 8.1If you’re a mouse-and-keyboard person, you will find that the latest version of Windows 8.1 makes the Metro interface more palatable. Whether this will move you to actually use the new Start screen is a different question. Unless there’s a Metro-style app that you really want to use, you will probably still find yourself on the Desktop, using a third-party app to bring back the Windows 7-style Start menu. On the rare occasion that you find yourself thrust into the new Metro interface, at least the latest version of Windows 8.1 makes the whole experience feel a little less you’re being brutally plucked out of one operating system and unceremoniously dumped in another. So that’s good.On the Desktop side of things, the latest update doesn’t change much.

Recent tweaks have included better support for high-PPI displays, and that audio and video files now open in Photo Viewer and Media Player, respectively, rather than bouncing you into Metro. For Windows 8.1 tablet owners, you now get a Search button on the Start screen, and some of the stock Metro apps have been updated/improved. Really, though, if you’re a power user and have some free time to play around, check out how to install Windows 10 Technical Preview in a virtual machine. Soon, things will get much, much better.Sebastian Anthony wrote the original version of this article. It has since been updated with new information.The more and more people complain about “why didn’t Microsoft do this with metro” the less I understand, Unless I’m misunderstanding you. You can boot to desktop windows 7 patch free download zip. In Update 1, when you close a metro app, it goes to the desktop.

How much more can Microsoft move Metro out the way for people. At some point it sounds like just like complaining for the sake of complaining, but maybe I’m not quite understanding what you’re wanting. Now I do like the aspect of hiding desktop icons. I think that Microsoft should have make it where desktop icons are hidden when you launch a desktop application from Metro, so people who mostly use Metro don’t feel like they’re leaving Metro to say only open officeWhy? I still don’t see where that makes sense.

That’s like saying give me a version of Windows without command prompt. Give me a version of Windows without system restore because no one really uses it. Why remove a feature that people already don’t have to be effected by if they want to? And what I think is laughable is that they even have to create an update, and it has to be characterized that way. All 8.1 and update 1 did was simplify Windows 8 and give people more options on how to do something. The one touch device I’ve ever used Windows 8.x on before is a Surface. I went to a Dell corporate office once and played around with a Venue, but for the most part I’ve been on desktops and laptops.

I’ve never had a problem using after I figured out a couple features.. As a matter of fact, I don’t know anyone who uses it on a desktop or laptop who hasn’t figured it out. I like both updates not because I thought it made it easier for me to use my keyboard and mouse but because it just made it easier in generalWhat I’m saying is that Microsoft’s original vision of how great this would be is absurd.You can’t compare Metro to things like System Restore or the Command Prompt. Those are already things that were a part of Window’s to begin with. You know, just like the Start Menu / Start Button.But instead of leaving something that was perfectly fine to begin with, Microsoft decides “Hey, let’s take out the stuff people love about Windows and force it to be more Tablet-Friendly even if Desktop users hate it!” — and that’s exactly what they did.In fact, Microsoft did exactly what you claimed “doesn’t make sense.” They took a feature of their OS, completely removed it, and added something else instead, because they claimed “Nobody used it.”I don’t know of a single Windows user who “never used the start menu” unless it happened to be a confused elderly couple somewhere who never touched it and setup shortcuts on the Desktop their grandson created so they could check their email or play online BINGO.Granted, there are numerous workarounds and ways to restore Windows 8 to look similar to what you loved about previous versions of Windows… But the point is, a new OS should be IMPROVED upon an old one… Not completely redesigned.That’s like making a sequel to a movie that’s completely different from the original.You’re not forced.

You can boot to desktop. And are you honestly telling me that you think that most Windows 7 users actually use the start menu heavily, just from experience with people you know, students you’ve come in contact with in college environments, and your clients you honestly think most people you see use the start menu to launch games and applications? How many years in IT have we been trying to stop people from trying to put everything on the desktop and use libraries and the links to libraries on the start menu?They made mistakes. It didn’t have the features it was supposed to have from day 1. They’re playing catch up. All that is a given, but how many other products out there came out perfect in version 1.0?

So, for every product that had problems in version 1.0 or some software that was replaced by something else, are we going to say “I’m done with them because of something they did X years ago or because they should never done or even considered X, even if it was a few years ago? They’re making changes and improvements now, so why should any of us complain about that used to be? And who really is the customer base? A lot of politicians constantly speak “the people speaking out” but a lot of time the “people” are just a handful of activist and people they were able to get riled up. That’s the Internet age we live in. A handful of bloggers and people on the Internet can make enough of a fuss to change every company’s plans for a product. But where does that stop?

Microsoft is one of the few companies that can withstand overly negatives perception. But how does a smaller company or a new company get anyone to give their products a chance, when they can be basically trashed before they’re even out. I hate the idea of Windows 8 when I first heard about it because I was doing was reading tech blogs and all the negative press about. It wasn’t until I actually used the final preview and took about an hour to play around with it that I realized it was probably never as bad as I thought or I had made it out to be to people without using it.How many companies out there have market dominance in their respective field? A functional monopoly? More over, how many out there have the ability to force other companies to discontinue fully functional products being used by those masses and attempt to coerce them into the purchase of a different product (windows 7 to windows 8)? You want to down play the numbers of people refusing to buy into windows 8 and who are vociferously against it?

Fine. You want to burry your head in the sand and pretend a whole lot of people didn’t find their voice through the anonymity of the internet? That’s entirely your choice to live in that off color world. What you can not ignore, though, is the fact that windows 8 sales are abysmally low. Why is that do you think? I can guarantee its not due to lack of access. You can barely find a system that doesn’t come pre-installed with windows 8… believe me I’ve tried. More over, they’re giving it away free.

They’re giving it away because they cant get people to purchase it. They recognize that if they don’t give it away, they risk their status as the top OS. Its that simple. I’m glad it works for you. Truly. And for anyone else who enjoys windows 8. Its not for me, and scores of others. I think there’s more of us than there are of you. Just sayin.I totally agree with you man.

Windows 8 has its flaws, like any new iterations of Windows. XP was never a perfect OS in the beginning but turned out to be great. Microsoft is now trying to win back the closed minded fools that wanna stick with the old interface by trying to make metro and desktop marry up nicely. I really dont know what all the fuss and whinging is all about, and tbh, sometimes they just seem mostly petty.People, if you want something more stable and controlled, buy a bloody Mac (and even THAT has issues).No, not what I meant at all. What I meant was that it seems more logical that they would have made it so that Metro used the same background as the desktop in the first place. The special backgrounds that Metro uses could have just been an active wallpaper for the desktop and the tiles could have just slid out from the left as the desktop icons and currently open programs faded out.I actually like Metro a lot and feel that it is extremely usable with a keyboard and mouse already (do these people not have middle scroll buttons?), I just think they could have implemented it a lot better.You are the idiot complaining about something you don’t even have to see.

You don’t have ever see metro if you don’t want to. That’s like someone in Windows 7 or XP who always changed their theme to “Classic” saying they should get rid of all the other themes. And if companies always gave people what they wanted do you know how many products we would NOT have today. Just imagine what products we wouldn’t have if companies said “well, everyone seems to like it exactly how it is.” Some of the people running XP don’t see a reason Microsoft created Windows 7, should they have stopped at XP. That’s like someone telling car companies they should remove all but the basic features from cars just because they don’t use them, and the people who want them should pay for them as add-ons. Windows 8 is nothing but Windows 7 with the start menu remove and Metro add, which you can complete ignore if you want. Some of you are making it out to be a much more drastic change than it really’s a lot more layers of metro than just the start screen. even settings are hard to get to.wef is not talking about stopping innovation. but if u wanna come up with something new, you’d want to make something people want. 10 years ago, nobody thought about touch screens, now everybody wants a tablet w/touch. but it has to work well.

And then there are always failures like twisting display laptops back in the day. the demand was so low that it utterly failed. why? cuz ppl didn’t want it. and companies that made them (toshiba, fujitsu, sony etc.) lost a lot of money for’re thinking just like how Ford used to think. “i’m gonna innovate, but i’m gonna do it my way. forget what users have to say”. and then toyota actually, creating is nice, but it’s gonna fit the needs/desires of the ppl that will pay good money for it.Have you used Windows 8.1 with a touch screen? It’s a disaster either way — I have a touch screen and bluetooth keyboard as backup. I go to IE press on the address bar — the OSK doesn’t show up — I have to go into the damn settings menu to bring it up — this is about as intuitive as no start menu for non-touch screen users. On Android — it’d dead simple — switch preferred keyboard ONE TIME to touch screen keyboard. On windows 8.1 — EVERY TIME. I open Microsoft Globe — a TOUCH SCREEN PROGRAM!!! Select the address to type in, NO OSK, — I have swipe from the right, select the keyboard, move it somewhere on the screen, where it won’t cover half the App. I can keep going how MS bungled touch interaction.

SO Please don’t tell people to buy a touch screen monitor to use with this disaster of a product!It’s not that the users are not willing to adapt, but the new Metro UI is just unintuitive and unproductive. I own couple of Android devices and could try different Apple products as well and both have very good UI concepts to which users are happily adapt. However, there is a reason that Microsoft Tablets aka Surface and Windows Phones terrible fail in sales. They have great performance and small memory footprint but the UI is horrible! The majority of users just doesn’t like it and then Microsoft in their endless wisdom decided to force the new (touchscreen) UI to their loyal desktop users. Ouch!I have been in IT for over 20 years and Windows 8.1 Works just fine for me … but the “how long i have been in IT” is not an argument.will you say i’m stupid because i have got a good improvements in my workflow efficients with Windows 8.1 or should i call you stupid because you couldnt manage what i did?I dont think any of my statements are correct, you are not stupid just because you dont like the new UI, but i’m not stupid either for manage to adapt my workflow to Windows 8.1 …I’m working both as an IT specialist and as a photographer and in both areas Windows 8.1 suite my workflow very good, there are still som e areas that could been better, but my workflow efficients and speed has been improved vs.

Win 7.So I really want to know what I’m doing wrong, since it should bee impossible to get improvements in efficients in Windows 8.1 …It boils down to the end users requirements, and that is all. That is the one thing software engineers do not consider. Instead, they focus on deprecating things. If they looked at things through the eyes of the end user, they would have a different perspective.I do video conversions, administrative stuff, listen to music, read the net, and do a slew of other things on a 7 machine. Having used 8 since early beta testing, I did not care for it.

When it went gold, it repeatedly crashed on my computer. I eventually got it running thanks to an Nvidia driver update, but I should not have to finagle it in order to get it installed. I then used 8.1 and the 8.1 update 1. I am not convinced that doing away with the BIOS and using a modified sleep mode is an improvement.I do not care for the software store. I do not care for the flat ui or the live tiles, and it is not worth it for me to update to a questionablly “faster” os just to do what I am already doing.In my profession, the end users complain if something breaks. Now put something in front of them that would be a foreign animal, and you get my point.It has nothing to do with intelligence or stupidity. If the end users cannot do what they need to, that is downtime.

Downtime costs money.You do not torch that which you know to go after a sub-segment of the population.If it works for you great. I am not convinced.Yes. Stupidity for not listening to early testers who told them it was bad to try to use a touch interface everywhere. Just like it was stupid to try and use a mouse/keyboard interface on smartphones (Windows Mobile/Windows CE/Pocket PC). They went from one extreme to the other extreme.

They can’t seem to grasp that people don’t need EVERYTHING to have the same interface as much as for each device to have the BEST interface for it’s form factor.It was a good idea to allow Windows to run these touch based apps, but instead of one-interface-to-rule-them-all (which they failed at, twice!), they should have created a couple interfaces that could be changed depending on whether you were in mouse/keyboard mode or touch mode.Really the primary failures on Microsoft’s part were: not allowing the touch apps to run in separate “windows” with standard window frame controls, and then not having (and maybe forcing) all new Windows Store apps to contain dual interfaces for mouse/keyboard and touch modes.In order for Metro apps to really succeed and thrive we need to have apps like Photoshop (proper), downloadable from the Windows Store, and able to switch between a mouse/keyboard interface and a simplified — and maybe stripped down — touch interface. Windows and all apps should automatically change when you plugin a keyboard dock or when manually enabling the touch or mouse “switch”.Stupidity? All 8.1 and Update 1 bring are minor tweaks. There was never stupidity on Microsoft’s because the actual idea of Metro is a sound idea. The problem was their implantation and not understanding their user base. Obviously, Microsoft doesn’t have anyone working there who has recently supported customers directly.

If they had, they would know that the average PC user is incapable of adjusting to even the smallest change. There are people who went into an absolute panic when they were forced to remove the IE icon from the desktop. You could show the average person 12 different ways to do something, and if for whatever reason they can’t do it the one way they’re used to, they don’t want to do it or can’t get it. So, for these type of people Metro as it was originally was just a change that could not be overcome. These people give up on something they can figure out in the first 5 to 15 minutes.

They’re not even going to spend the time to try and figure out. That’s why you need the power button. That’s why you need the search box. That’s why you need the X to close an app. The average user is scared of having to stumble on solutions. We all work in IT.

We see how people panic about simple things we’ve tried to explain to them multiple times. They think they removed a program and their data if they accidentally delete a short cut. Microsoft failed to account for the lowest common denominator. 8.1 and Update 1 fix that. Plus, there is nothing wrong with any company borrowing ideas from one of their old products. They saw so many people using tablets, so they thought the transition would be easier. But again if they had dealt with people directly recently, they would know that most of the people buying these tablets are just using them the play with or really don’t know all the ins and outs of the product they have.Question: After doing the update on a tablet, the “two-finger” swipe gesture to have the Desktop toolbar reappear doesn’t work.

Anyone else seen this or know what the alternate is?Separately, my WIndows Store things that a bunch of apps need updating, but they all show as pending. I _suspect_ this has to do with having used multiple accounts on the machine, but thought I’d pass it along just in case. Even if it is multiple accounts, these are all free apps, and should update no matter what — and if they are not going to, a real error message should be provided.So far I am not particularly impressed.Windows 8.1 is stable and easy, and just because you want start menu and same look as 7, does not make this a problem. People say its the UI. Well, I say its the people that can’t handle change, even if the change is slight one at that. Must be new users to the PC, and just complaining to just complain. There is just so many people now a days, that love to complain, instead of just doing. Do you need to handed a platter of food, and hand fed when you eat?

You sure act like the computers have to do everything for you, and not lift a finger by clicking a mouse or using the keyboard to type or expect voice commands to it and it just responds. Come on lazy people learn. That is what your brains are for. The word “LAZY” covers for all the complaints about Windows 8/8.1.I have tried both Mac and Linux, and my first impression of the use of them, were bugs, and not user friendly as people say they are. Nothing the same as Windows windows 7 genuine patch free download. I have spend hours on both Mac and Linux, just to get drivers for the computer to actually work right. Only reason Apple charges so much for their computers is they have to be tested before selling to consumers, because the difficulty of getting the software and drivers working right.

Linux is open source and free, and that tells you beta still, and should be left alone in the first place.Chromebooks, Google OS, is just cheap, and can’t do nearly what the other OSes can do.These articles that complain about something new, and they don’t like, just starts a list of complaining comments of people that don’t like to move a muscle, when they want to use their own brains or hands.I don’t even work for Microsoft, and I laugh at all the complaints.How about this complaint: They should have made a FULLY FEATURED metro replacement of the Control Panel and the File Explorer. These are the two functions of the OS tat require the most jumping back and forth between modern UI and the desktop.The built in Mail and Calendar apps where crippled to a laughable degree and are only now somewaht fully featured.In my view, they still haven’t finished Windows 8. This glacial pace is inexcusable for a company with thousands of developers and Billions of profit.I have to be honest, I actually like Windows 8 now. But I use StartIsBack, which basically makes it into Windows 7 with the upgrades.If you use an SSD and have a laptop, the quick resume is nice. I open my laptop and it’s on within a couple of seconds. The up arrow in explorer is useful too, as is the new task manager.Apart from that, it’s pretty much the same as 7. Really these upgrades are so minor that it’s not worth bothering with, but I had to upgrade as I bought a new laptop. They all come with Windows pre installed, which is annoying to say the least.If you already have Windows 7 installed there is no reason to switch to 8.x.

Windows 7 even does touch and can run virtual machines. Moreover, you lose all the nice aero games in Windows 8.xI do want to say.Windows 8.1 at the out-of-the-box settings is a monster, true. But Windows 8.x is tweakable, and you can pretty much tweak the metro out .. right to oblivion. Create a Local Account, install Start8 (or similar) and go from there. Once tweaked, it’s a nice system.If Windows 9 is done right, Windows 8.x is dead the moment Windows 9 RTMs. 8.x is a Windows Me or Vista, the only reason it still runs and updates is because it doesn’t know it’s dead yet.But if for those currently using it, just tweak it.

It’s nice once you’ve uninstalled (or unpinned if there’s no uninstall) all the metro apps. Make sure not to uninstall similarly named desktop apps (e.g. there’s a metro Calculator and a desktop Calculator .. only uninstall the metro Calculator and so on). And install Start8 or similar. Bam, it’s suddenly workable.As a NT 5.2 user, I still waiting Windows NT 7.0.Why am I still use Windows 2003 (NT 5.2)? It’s very simple: Win2003 more lightweight and speed than Longhorn builds (NT 6.x). Besides, it’s contain real-classic GUI. (No. My computer not old).NT 6.x cores using too much CPU RAM Disk (WinSxS!) against contain many and very useful features.

Simple a test:Windows PE editions contain only the main core of Windows NT. Please compare WinPE 1.x and 2.x or next versions. Definitely WinPE 1.x (in other words NT 5.x) is more speed and slight than next version (NT 6.x). That is why many people are still using XP.NT5.x editions’ setup bulk size: 500-600 MB (after setup takes up in disk 1-3 GB)NT6.x editions’ setup bulk size: 2-3 GB (after setup takes up in disk 10-15 GB)(What about Android and iOS?)What is the core build of Windows 9? Most probably it will be built over NT 6.x (Longhorn), like it’s predecessor. When is abandoned time of NT6? Windows9: NT 6.4, Windows10: NT 6.5, Windows11: NT 6.6, Windows20: NT 6.992…And again I’m still will be using Windows 2003. :)Actually I can understand to Microsoft brand new the main core is very hard and risk (Vista example!).

But Mobile OSs incredibly fast spreading. In this case, how much longer survive Windows while built over heavy the cores (NT6.x)? First thing to do minimalize-lightweight to NT core. Shouldn’t still re-developing to NT 6.x. Windows OSs shouldn’t become more clumsy, more over bulky, more RAM-CPU-Disk usage. Therefore, “MinWin” implementing very important. If it’s completely implemented to NT 7.0, everyone would be satisfied.Is it impossible? Not.

The example: “ReActOS”.If Microsoft inability to creating a new Windows NT core, at least NT 5.x core can be re-updated, re-modernized. Can be releasing like a “Retro Edition”. In fact, XP users can be approved to a releasing modernized of NT 5.x. Thus, many XP users exultingly upgrade it.I’m really sorry my bad English. I hope, main idea clearly unterstood.I can confirm that I did download the update. It’s 6 files.

At some point Microsoft or someone else took down the main file, but the zip file still downloaded. I installed it on 2 systems with no problem. The only annoyance is it automatically activated boot to desktop and go to desktop when closing metro apps. The power and search buttons are a welcome addition along with the familiar X to close an app. Personally, I think people have allowed others to convenience them that Windows 8.x is a lot harder and more different than it really is, but Microsoft is finally doing what I said they should have done form the beginning.They’re bringing back obviousness. Moving from XP to 7, the way I got to things was different such as restarting and going to control panel, but the new way was obvious. People are able to trick others into thinking Windows 8.x is so hard because basic functions are not obvious.

When I first used it, I didn’t know how to shut down or log off. Power options are obvious now, though I still don’t think the average using coming from XP will think to click their username to log off or switch, but at least with the power button there, it makes it more likely that they’ll try it. You can just type and search on Windows 8.x, but a lot of people might not think to do that. The button makes it obvious, plus it makes it more likely that someone will start typing without thinking about it, and just stumble on how to search the original way. I didn’t know how to close or minimize an app at first. The old X makes it obvious. Microsoft could have made it a lot easier for people not to be duped by saying ” how can we make clicks from Windows 7 as obvious and as few clicks in Windows 8 as possible.

They added the all apps button in 8.1. That should have been there from the beginning. What they probably need to do in Windows 9 or if there is another update to Windows 8.x is make buttons or tiles of a couple more features. The problem before 8.1 and Update 1 is stuff that was there was soon as you went to the start menu was hidden behind charms and settings. I still think all apps should have been a tile from the beginning. I think PC settings/Control Panel should have been a tile. Windows Phone has a settings button.

80% of what you see when you first click the start button in Windows 7, should have been a tile/button in Windows 8.x. The only other thing I can think of for Windows 9 is look at the POF and LinkedIn apps on iPad. They stack Windows within apps somewhat similar to versions of Windows before XP that didn’t have navigation bars and buttons. I think you could do something like this in 7 with aero affectsSo glad I got a Dreamspark account. I will be getting the next Operating System free again. Nice to be a student, and a graduate to have access to free stuff. Another thing is funny though, there are other sites saying this is not really the final of the update, and when it is officially released via updates in April, it won’t give you that final one, and you will have to reinstall Windows 8/8.1 again to get it. I uninstalled the KB2919355, which is the main one for the update.

KB2919442 is no option to uninstall, and the other 3 are not viewable in installed updates. So either those are the final and KB2919355 and KB2939087 aren’t final. I wouldn’t be surprised if Microsoft played us all, and it isn’t even like what has been posted all over the internet. One of these days Microsoft will do that due to all the complaints.I downloaded it when it popped up a few weeks ago, and it works great. I was kind of annoyed that it went to the desktop rather than whatever I was in previously when I closed an app, but that is easily changed. It’s just a shame some of the things from 8.1 and Update 1 weren’t there from the beginning: X to close, power button(still think log off should have been including with it from day 1 as well), all apps button, pinning PC settings to start, or basically a tile/button for anything you would see when you first start up Windows 7 or go to start menu. I still think they need to come up with a way to make libraries more efficient in Win8.x. Maybe they could allow you to add libraries to the task bar with a jump list, or maybe they could extend the context menus feature.

For instance You pin a tile that represents your user folder to the start menu, and when you right click, a menu pops up with the various libraries. Or maybe even have tile folders or group that appear like a tiles within a tile. That’s the only thing I actually miss from Windows 8, my libraries and recently opened displaying as a menu.Who cares,I think the whole Windows 8.1 is an abomination, 8 is tolerable, when I upgraded I had at least 6 programs crash, my Netgear AC adapter simply would not function. IE11 crashes constantly, it is a total mess in my opinion windows 7 patch free download. The whole system ended up crashing, it took me the next 3 days to get it re-installed back to version 8, that was after contacting support. I have come to hate Windows 8, if you don’t have a touch screen, don’t bother.

Even if you have a touch screen, there are no real worth while apps. They have removed so many functions from it. Version 8 is just okay, 8.1 is worse, 8.1.1 is simply silly. IMHO

When Windows XP support ends, this is how you secure your PC and save all updates .

*i*m*g*Support for Windows XP has now ended. Microsoft's 8 April support deadline has been and gone and the final security updates for Windows XP have now been released. Worryingly, these updates fixed two critical security flaws that would have allowed hackers to remotely execute code. The final security fixes are part of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday update for 8 April 2014, the last time Windows XP will be included.Despite the end of Windows XP support, it is estimated that 27.7 per cent of the world's computers still use it. Many security flaws uncovered in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 may also apply to Windows XP, with hackers potentially able to use Microsoft's own security updates to find new ways of exploiting the ageing operating system.Only Windows 7, with around 47 per cent of the market, sits above Windows XP, with the much maligned Windows 8 taking just shy of seven per cent of the OS cake.If you're one of the many Windows XP users out there, the big question is, what happens now support has stopped? There are plenty of articles warning of an incoming hacker storm, as cyber-criminals run riot through unpatched security holes in Windows XP, but how true is this scenario? In this article, we're going to show you how to keep your Windows XP computer safe.

WINDOWS XP NO MORE SECURITY PATCHESWhen Windows XP Support ends in April, it means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing any security updates for this operating system. You'll still be able to download and update patches up to this date, but if a new flaw in the operating system is discovered, it will go unpatched. Potentially, this means that hackers could target the new flaw, letting them infect a Windows XP machine.You'll still be able to install old security updates, but no new patches will be releasedThis sounds bad, but before you get too worried about Microsoft no longer providing patches, it's important to understand the other threats to your computer.First, other software may have flaws in it, which allows an attacker to infect your computer. Cyber-criminals typically attack well-known bits of software that most people have, so Adobe Reader and Java are typical targets, no matter which version of Windows you're running. Just because Microsoft is going to Windows XP updates doesn't mean other manufacturers will do the same, so you can still update other bits of software.Finally, cyber-criminals use a variety of social engineering tricks to get you to install dodgy software or give them access to your accounts. While AV suites will detect some of these threats, they don't detect everything and certainly won't stop you passing on your username and password over the phone. In this regard, whether or not Microsoft has released new updates for Windows XP or not makes no difference to your security.As you can see, then, Microsoft's decision to stop releasing updates for Windows XP is actually only one part of the security puzzle. This is good news, as it means it's still possible to defend your computer against threats, as we'll show you.

WINDOWS XP EXISTING UPDATESWe've talked to Microsoft and it has confirmed that all existing security patches and updates for Windows XP will still be available after support officially ends. This means that after the 8th April 2014, you'll still be able to use Windows Update to download all existing security patches.This is important, as if you re-install Windows XP, you should still apply all of the existing patches in order to make the base operating system as secure as it should be.There is a worry that Microsoft will decide at some point to pull the updates from its website or make them harder to get. Don't worry, as the best thing you can do when support ends is to make a custom XP disc with SP3 and all updates pre-applied.As our instructions in the previous link show you, slipstreaming is a brilliant thing to do. This takes your original XP installation files and bundles together the service pack and updates into it. When you install XP from this disc, it's completely up-to-date with no need to visit Windows Update for anything. Given the situation with XP, this is the best thing that any existing XP user can do. WINDOWS XP UPDATE HACKTurns out that XP updates aren't quite as over as we may have thought.

While Microsoft is no longer supporting the consumer edition of the operating system, it is still providing updates for Windows Embedded POPSReady. Despite having the clunkiest name ever, this special OS is based on XP and designed for use in industrial systems, such as ATMs and cash tills. The upshot is that Microsoft is still releasing updates for this OS, and they'll work on the home version, too. All you have to do is run a Registry hack to enable Windows XP updates.Before you follow the instructions it's important to note a couple of important things. First, although the hack currently allows updates until April 2019 (adding five years to XP), there's a chance that Microsoft will shut down this loophole. Secondly, the company has already warned that these updates could break your computer, although if you take regular backups and use System Restore we feel as though it's a risk worth taking.We should also point out that updates are likely to be less often and fewer, as the Embedded version of the OS is likely to see fewer threats than the home edition.

Regardless of whether you use the hack, you should follow the rest of the advice in this article. INSTALL ANTI-VIRUSTo stop flaws in Windows XP being exploited, you need to have proper security software installed on your computer. This will help negate the impact of no longer having security updates coming from Microsoft. You need to choose carefully, though, as your existing security might not be good enough.Although Microsoft has said that Security Essentials, its free security package, will continue to get XP updates until July 2015, you shouldn't rely on it, as it always comes near the bottom in our AV tests. Instead, you need to install decent security software to protect against threats.If you want free protection, Avast!

2014 Free anti-virus is a far superior product. However, if you can, you should buy a security suite windows 7 professional update patch free download. Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 is our favourite security suite, blocking all the live threats we put against it. In addition, Kaspersky will detect many exploits, preventing criminals from being able to take over your computer.Proper security software will protect Windows XPOf course, there's a chance that the security companies will stop providing new versions of their software or virus definitions that are compatible with Windows XP, but while that OS is still such a huge part of the market we can't see that happening for a few years. In other words, with proper security software installed on Windows XP, you've got peace of mind that your computer is as secure as it can be. UPDATE SOFTWAREAs we pointed out, it can be other out-of-date bits of software that create security holes criminals can exploit. For this reason, you need to make sure that you keep all software completely up-to-date.

A lot of software will automatically update itself, but not all will.To save manually checking, you can use a free software updater instead. These scan your computer for installed applications, then check online to see if there's a newer version installed. There are a few programs out there, but Secunia PSI and Update Notifier are two of the best.You can scan your computer for driver updatesUse Device Doctor with a little caution, particularly if you have a laptop, as some computers can be a little finicky about driver updates and you don't want to break your computer. You can also check for drivers manually, visiting your manufacturer's website for the latest drivers. Graphics drivers for the major card manufacturers can be downloaded from Nvidia and AMD. SWITCH BROWSERSIf you're using Internet Explorer under Windows XP, it's time to stop.

Windows XP only supports Internet Explorer 9, which means that it's at least two versions out of date and vulnerable to some exploits.Both Chrome and Firefox have up-to-date versions for Windows XPFortunately, both Google Chrome and Firefox have been continuously updated for Windows XP, so you can download the latest version and be confident that you'll get future updates, too. DISABLE JAVA FOR WEB BROWSINGJava has had a bit of a kicking in recent times, with big failures in its security causing a lot of problems. One of the most sensible things you can do is disable Java from running in browsers, which means you can still run standalone Java-based apps, but your browser won't run this content online. To do this go to the Control Panel and select Java from the Classic view. Click the Security tab and deselect the 'Enable Java content in the browser' tickbox. Click OK to apply the setting. You'll be warned that you'll need to restart your browsers for the changes to take effect.Disabling Java for web browsers can increase security SWITCH TO A LIMITED ACCOUNTLimited accounts are a great way to use Windows XP securely.

As the name suggests, these accounts have restrictions on them, so they can't install or remove all applications, or make system-wide changes, such as changing a hard disk's partitions. However, a Limited account also means that software you encounter can't do any of the above things, either. So, if you're running a Limited account and run some malware, it will be as limited as you are.There are a couple of tricks, which we'll show you, for running things as Administrator when you need to. This means that you're protected day to day, but you have Administrator tools ready when you need them.To create a Limited account, first you need to log in as an Administrator and make sure the account has a password. Go to Control Panel, User Accounts and select your user account. Click Create a password and enter a new password twice. Enter a hint if you want, then click OK.

Next click Home, then click Create a new account and give it a name, click Next, then select Limited and click Create Account. You've now got a Limited user account. You can set a password for it by following the steps at the start of this paragraph. You can now restart your computer and log in as the Limited account.A Limited Account in Windows XP is more secureYou'll find that you can do pretty much everything from the Limited account, but you may stumble into the restrictions. For example, if you try and install a new application, you may get a warning message telling you that you don't have the right permissions. To get around this, right-click an installer or application and select Run As from the menu. Click 'The following user', select your Administrator account from the drop-down menu, enter its password and click OK. You'll now be able to run your task.Unfortunately, Windows XP isn't as refined as Windows 7 or 8 and there are some times where a Limited account is no good and there's no option to run as an Administrator.

In these circumstances, you'll need to log out of your account and log in as an Administrator. From there you can add and remove applications, update drivers and perform all of your usual maintenance. If you don't want the hassle of having to switch accounts, stick with an Administrator-only account, but just be aware that it's not as secure as the Limited version. HOW LONG WILL WINDOWS XP BE SECURE FOR?Unless there's a massive vulnerability that security software can't protect against, Windows XP should still have a long life in front of it. As long as security software, drivers and other applications have Windows XP updates for them, the operating system can continue to be used securely and reliably.

At some point you'll find that new hardware and software won't support the OS, and updates stop coming, but until that day you don't need to upgrade.Just learning to code. Do you think I could run a limited setup to learn languages Java and C# shile still being able to use my device for *deployment* of apps? I wonder if my comp could still act as a *server* to retrieve data requested by users away from my machine. I figure I eould need to be logged in as an admin to make changes but, would hope that *tasking* processes or jobs could still be done. I guess my question is, do users of a program you made need access to a local machine for some functions and would that work in limited. I would like to get something portable and keep my desktop for business to be economical and not risk of logging on to an unsecure Wi-Fi with a portable that has business use. Ideally, I'd pony up for newer, better.

I'm just learning though. I see legacy=outdated but, maybe you have some exp., thanks.You must not be using a very good browser if it blocks the content because some stupid script is in the way. I had no problem viewing the article without ads or anything in the way, and then unblocking the third party (discus) scripts to see the comments and reply. (Two third party scripts from discus.)Install a browser that will run NoScript, then set it not to load any third party content, (which means no ads, no crap you don't want to see, and most likely about half of the page you DO want to see, as web pages are built incorrectly now, and don't all load from one server, BUT you'll see content blocked by click on some survey otherwise.)

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Force Trigger Download and Install of Windows 10 Free Upgrade (KB3012973) .

*i*m*g*The much-awaited next version of Windows operating system, Windows 10, is been pushed for download silently in the background for all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that made the reservation for free upgrade to Windows 10. And Microsoft has also started to notify eligible users who have completed the download of Windows 10 setup installation files through pop-up and Windows Update message that their upgrade is ready to install.In the view of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, the full upgrade installer for Windows 10 is released as a Windows update, with the KB name of KB3012973. The size of the update differs by system though, and as it’s categorized on importance level as an optional update, it won’t automatically install on current system unless you ask Windows Update to install recommended and optional updates as if they’re important updates. In addition, KB3012973 is flagged as “Internet Only”, which means every computer will try to download the complete setup installation files, which is several GBs in size, over the Internet.If you can’t wait for Windows 10 rollout process to hit your computer and offer you to start the WinX upgrade process, or if your computer has downloaded the WinX setup installation files (which stores in hidden $Windows.~BT folder located at the root of system drive, i.e. C:) but the upgrade process don’t start yet, you can use the following tricks to forcefully trigger the download and install of Windows 10 free upgrade on existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 system. The tricks can also be used to troubleshoot any issues related to downloading and upgrading to Windows 10 through Windows doesn’t matter if you’ve reserve the Windows 10 free upgrade via GWX Get Windows X app or not, but your system must be genuine and activated to receive the upgradeMethod 1: AllowOSUpgrade Registry KeyAssuming that the Windows 10 installation files have already been downloaded to your local PC, but upgrade process is not started yet unless a registry key is created and added. Follow the steps to add the registry key and force install Windows 10 instantly.Ensure that Windows 10 installation files have been downloaded to %SystemDrive%$Windows.~BT with file size of more than 2 or 3 GBs.Run Registry Editor ( RegEdit).Navigate to the following registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdateOSUpgradeRight click on OSUpgrade and create a new DWORD (32 bit) Value named AllowOSUpgrade.Double click or double tap on AllowOSUpgrade, and modify its value data from 0 to 1.Restart the computer.Run Windows Update, and click or tap on Get Started button to start the upgrade to Windows 10.Method 2: wuauclt.exe /updatenow CommandTo trigger Windows 10 upgrade process in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 systems, open a Command Prompt as Administrator and run the following command: wuauclt.exe /updatenowAfter executing the command, go to Windows Update, and you should start to see that it’s downloading Windows 10 by getting setup files, checking requirements and etc.Once download is completed, you will be offer option to install and upgrade to Windows 10 right away.Method 3: Run Maintenance TasksAnother alternative to trigger the download and/or install of Windows 10 is by running the maintenance tasks, which was reported by some users to be successfully forced Windows Update to start downloading Windows 10. To do so, search and go to Action Center.

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Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... windows 7 patch file free downloadContentsDownload LinksUsing the WSUS Offline Update to Download all the Windows UpdatesUpdating your Windows Installation OfflineChecking Windows UpdateThis guide has a complimentary video tutorial for Windows 7 and Windows XP (you must use the older version 9.2.1 of WSUS Offline Update for Windows XP). Download LinksWSUS Offline Update may be downloaded here: rest of the guide uses Windows 7 as an example. The procedure for patching Windows Vista and Windows 8.1 are identical.The guide is focused on Windows 7 as there is no Windows 7 Service Pack 2 and it can hence take an extremely long time to patch Windows 7 fully using Windows Update. Theres about 200 updates to install for a Windows 7 SP1 Office 2010 SP1 configuration. The WSUS Offline Update has a means of “Automatic Reboot and Recall” where it makes a temporary administrator account, restarts the computer and begins installing the next batch of updates until its done.

After its done the administrator account it makes will be deleted.Windows 8.0 is not supported in this set of Windows Reinstallation Guides due to the many difficulties and problems caused by Microsoft in forcing Windows 8 Service Pack 1 (renamed Windows 8.1) through the Microsoft Store. For Windows 8.0 systems, its recommended to download Windows 8.1 directly and perform a clean installation. See Download Windows 8.1 OEM and Retail .iso and A Clean Install of Windows 8.1. Downloading all Windows Updates OfflineThe first thing you will need to do is extract WSUSoffline and open the extracted folder. Do this on a working computer connected to the internet.In this folder launch update generator:Select the version(s) of Windows you want to update. As I am managing multiple Windows 7 32 Bit and Windows 64 Bit installs, I have selected Windows 7 x86 and Windows x64. I have also selected Windows 8.1 x86 and Windows 8.1 x64 for the few installs of these that I have. The more Windows versions you select, the more you need to download.

The Offline Updater when ran on a Windows install will only apply updates valid to it and the version of Office installed. I have little intention to install Windows 8.0 or Windows Vista again so I haven’t selected these.I have also selected all the additional options to include the Service Packs, C++ Runtime libraries and . Net Frameworks, Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender definitions. I have also selected Windows Essentials 2012.Next select the Office tab and select your version of Office. I am using Office 2010 and 2013 English as an example as I’ve no intention to install non-English versions of Office or Office 2007:All the updates and the update installer will automatically be downloaded to the client folder.You can optionally select USB medium to copy the updates to USB media. Note the updates will be in the path of choosing and the client folder if this option is selected, personally I recommend just having them in the client folder and having the entire WSUS Offline Update folder in the external hard drive.You also have the option to Create ISO Images… A separate ISO image will be created to update each version of Windows and Office selected. The .iso images are particularly useful for those using Virtual Machines which use .iso images as virtual drives. You can also use them to burn DVDs if you like but I prefer USB media as its faster to download to and install from.When you are ready select Start:You will see a Command Prompt Window launchWSUS will download all the selected updates from Windows Update and this may take a long time depending on your connection speed and of course the number of options you have selected.

When its finished the command Window should close.The updates will be downloaded to the client folder:You will have an assortment of subfolders depending on the options you selected.If you opted for the .iso file(s) these will be created in the .iso folder.If you opted for the USB media, all the updates will be in the folder of your choosing as well as the client folder. Updating your Windows Installation OfflineYou simply need to copy your client folder over from your external hard drive to the C: Drive of the system you wish to update (If you selected USB media you can can copy the folder you specified to save the updates in opposed to the client folder – it doesn’t matter which one, their contents will be the same). Its recommended to copy the folder directly on the C: Drive so there are no permission errors when the automatic reboot and recall option is selected.If on the other hand you are using multiple .iso files in a VM its recommended to load the Windows .iso in the VM before the Office .iso windows 7 genuine patch free download crack. There is no need to copy from the .iso to the VMs C: Drive.Select Continue to provide administrator permissions to copy the folder.Open the copied client folder on the C: drive open it up and run the UpdateInstaller.Accept the UAC.Then select Update Root Certificates, Install Internet Explorer 11, Update C++ Runtime Libraries, Install Microsoft Silverlight, Install .Net Framework 4.x and 4.0, Update Remote Desktop Client and Verify Installation Packages.Select Install Microsoft Security Essentials (unless you plan using some other security software) and accept the warning.You may also want to select automatic reboot and recall. This makes a temporary administrator user account without a password and restarts the computer after every set of updates which need a restart. It then launches the update installer automatically and continues installing all the updates. It continues doing this until all the specified updates are installed. The computer usually has to be restarted multiple times, You can essentially walk away for a couple of hours and your computer will be fully updated.If you don’t select this you will have to restart the computer manually and relaunch the updater which can be time-consuming.You should not have a user password setup for this, select yes at the warning about the User Account Control:You will also have the option for Windows Essentials 2012:I recommend unchecking Windows Live Messenger as its obsolete, superseded by Skype.When ready select Start.The command Window will open and Windows will begin to update:Even with the automatic recall I had to run the Update Installer again.

I ran it 3 times. Note some updates are black listed such as the Browser choice update which offers no benefit and is pretty annoying.When WSUS is done the command prompt Window will look similar to mine and if you run it again you will get an identical results in the command prompt (i.e. no updates are installed).Once done you can right click the client folder and delete it.Select yes and yes again.The folder should now be deleted.Its now time to install the system drivers see Dell Driver Installation Order. Checking Windows UpdateWindows Vista/7Go to All programs, Windows Update.Turn on automatic updating if its disabled.Select the important updates.Uncheck any updates you don’t want and if you really don’t want them right click them and select hide update.I will do this with the Browser choice Update which is thankfully now removed from Windows Update.Select Optional Updates and then select OK.Select Install Updates and the Updates will now download.If you have the Microsoft malicious removal update enabled accept the license terms.The updates will download.Once the updates have installed, select restart now.Note the difference between 10 important updates and 1 of these rejected to the 150 updates required for the most up to date Windows 7 installation media from Digital River (with the Service Pack 1 with Media Refresh .iso).After restarting check for any other updates. I had 7 optional updates so I just installed them.Windows 8.1/10Right click the Start menu and select control panel:Select system and security:Under the Windows Update category, select Check for Updates :Windows will check for any updates and present them to you if necessary:Once its found the updates you can click on the important updates:You may uncheck any updates you don’t want to install (optional). If you really don’t want to install them right click them and select hide update.

I usually do this with the Browser Choice Update but this is thankfully now removed.Select install when ready:In some other cases some important updates won’t be checked and you can check these. For example the Microsoft .Net Framework Update.You may also be presented with some optional updates such as Silverlight:You can select the optional updates you desire and then select install.Windows will install the important and optional updates you select. In some cases you may need to accept an additional license agreement:Once the updates are installed you’ll be prompted to Restart:You should then check for updates again.I did not know where to ask this question, so I am writing here, Philip.I followed your instructions to freshly reinstall windows 8 on my dell, and then use WSUS offline update for WU.I tried it 3 times, but it failed to update / install the updates. every time, I started with a fresh windows setup by reinstalling the windows too – to start from a fresh setup.I first tried to install the wsus offline updates without updating/installing any drivers then I tried it by installing drivers for devices that were showing yellow mark in device manager.what am I doing wrong?how can i send/give you the log of my latest attempt (wsusupdate log)?hope you can help.thank you.birenMicrosoft have made an awful deployment of Windows 8.0/8.1 by failing to provide a .iso for Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 as a direct download which is one of the main reasons why my guides recommend Windows 7. Superior performance would be brought about by a direct install of Windows 8.1 but its hard to get a hold of a .iso particularly for the OEM license.I’ve not tested WSUS Offline Update for a Windows 8.0 install as theres really no point, its a dead OS and there is no need to update Windows 8.0 fully and its actually a complete and utter waste of time…All you need to do is install 1 Update for Windows 8.0, KB2871389 and then get Windows 8.1 from the Store, follow the steps here: all the optional steps however you may need to install the chipset and network drivers in order to connect to the internet to download the update from the Store. As mentioned it would be better for a direct download but Microsoft of course ignored all the feedback from their users and Windows installation experts… After installation of Windows 8.1 from the Store immediately install KB2919442 and then KB2919355 as there may be problems getting these from Windows Update.dear philip.thanks a u said, microsoft is making my life miserable – making upgrade to 8.1 so difficult.i really appreciate your support. without people like u, people would be stranded with dead systems.i have a windows 8 SL 64 bit OS dvd, sent to me by dell support. it is only an OS dvd.using that, i have again (this is the 6th time in 15 days) freshly installed the Win8 OS.there are no other programs – i even checked ‘programme n features’ on your suggestion, and it says no programs are installed.the device manager shows following 4 devices with yellow mark: 3D video controller Network controller PCI Simple communications controller, and USB2.0-CRW (that must be for SD card reader).rest all devices seem to have microsoft/windows provided drivers.i am now going to follow your guide you mentioned to me above in reply to my first query.i still havent installed any drivers (i m writing this from my smartphone).so, here i need your guidance.1. do i need to install chipset drivers? is it essential, or is ok if i can get my net working by network driver alone?2. can i install any one of these 2 first, or chipset HAS to be installed first?i want to get the net started so that i can read this on my laptop, and work there directly.thank you, once again.birenhello philipI did all the steps above, and in the usb medium i put a new folder in drive D: as target and started the downloading. But during the downloading of updates my internet connection got disconnected and some of the updated were failed to download. however the downloaded updates were copied to the folder. when i start the updateinstaller application in the folder and click on start, it starts with cmd and installs some updates and says some updates are not found. which is my question is : how do i download the missing updates and include it in the new that i can use it to update my other computers as wel.Do i have to start the downloading process all over again to make it complete?P.S i have saved the log file for both download and update process.Hi SteveI’ve not done testing of the other utilities but I was pretty impressed with WSUS and never felt the need to test the others. Guide wise there may not be so much point looking into testing the other utilities as Windows 10 may be drastically different with regards to installation media: it may allow for up to date installation media when performing an install or refreshBack to WSUS Offline Update… Regarding Windows Update history from my testing it only lists the updates applied that were installed in that user account.The WSUS Offline Update has a means of creating a temporary administrator account so it will automatically restart the computer and recall thus saving time. Updates installed in that temporary user account do not appear to show in Windows Update history.

I’ve not done in depth testing to check this, I just done one automated update in a VM test.All the updates do however show in Programs and Features ? Installed Updates.I don’t exactly want to look at the other utilities at the moment however I am going to look into using the WSUS Offline Update with NTlite (the successor to the popular Nlite). These two used in conjunction may allow for a fully slipstreamed “Dell Windows 7 Reinstallation DVD” which is more useful that looking at other utilites that perform the same function as the WSUS Offline Update. This guide is a bit ambitious and will require some testing. I am also writing a PhD thesis at the moment so it may take a while for me to get it made.Hello Philip,Another question:Let’s say I downloaded the updates of Windows 7 en created an ISO and copied the updates to my USB. But I want to delete the updates which Microsoft releaed the last month, so all the updates since 3-5-2015.

Is this somehow possible? Do I need to set this setting on my WSUS server? Can I just select the last few files in the folder “w61” of my USB and delete them? Because I heard that some new updates replace older ones… So I won’t have the older ones anymore I guess if I do it this way… And also how do I do this with the .cab files in my ISO?I hope you understand what I mean.Thanks in advance!Wouter

How to Upgrade From XP to Windows 7 .

*i*m*g*By Lincoln Spector, PCWorldYou had good reason to stick with XP and skip the Vista experience entirely. But now that the folks at Microsoft have created a new operating system that's worth moving to, they haven't made the upgrade easy, because you have to perform a clean install of the OS. Here are the issues you need to be aware of, and how to handle them. Then read the main article, How to Upgrade to Windows 7 for more information on the process.Hardware: Your hardware may not be up to the task of running Windows 7--and even if it is, your drivers won't work. Unfortunately, a simple upgrade install is out of the question, too Microsoft requires that you XP users do a clean install.It's a good idea for anyone contemplating the upgrade to run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first for XP users, this step is absolutely vital.Upgrading your motherboard's firmware also becomes more important check your system manufacturer's Web site to see if an upgrade is available.Moving from XP to Windows 7 gives you only one option, which is to perform a clean installation of the OS. Windows 7 can't use XP drivers: Check the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, which was still in its coming soon phase at the time of this writing. In the meantime, the Vista version of the Compatibility Center--look for a link on the page--can help, since Vista drivers work in XP, but the fit isn't perfect. Some Vista drivers download as .exe files that run exclusively in Vista.Not all XP applications work in Vista, or in Windows 7, either.

Again, the Compatibility Centers can tell you what works, what doesn't, and where you can download the necessary patches.Windows XP Mode: Windows 7's XP Mode could be the solution to your application compatibility problems. This mode runs XP in a virtual machine inside 7, although the user interface is more integrated than in most virtual machines. For instance, XP and 7 applications appear together on the same desktop.But XP Mode may not work on your PC. It requires a CPU with virtualization capabilities. Browse to the Microsoft's page of instructions on how to find out whether your CPU has this feature and, if it does, how to turn it on.

XP Mode doesn't ship with Windows 7, but it's available as a free download. It also comes with a full version of XP.One XP-to-7 issue is just something to be aware of: These two versions of Windows store your data files in different locations. The XP folder C: Documents and Settings is now C:Users. Application Data is now the abbreviated AppData. Local SettingsApplication Data is now AppDataLocal.

And your Music, Pictures, and Videos folders now sit beside My Documents rather than inside it.The Windows 7 installation program moves all of your old folders to a folder called C:Windows.old. You may need to remember, as you try to get your new program installations together with your old data, that the Outlook.pst file that is now in C:Windows.oldDocuments and SettingsyourlogonLocal SettingsApplication DataMicrosoftOutlook belongs in the new location C:UsersyourlogonAppDataLocalMicrosoftOutlook.For more of PCW's Windows 7 coverage, read our in-depth Windows 7 review , and read how we tested Windows 7 . For ongoing information about Windows 7, sign up for PC World's Windows News and Tips newsletter . And for comprehensive, straightforward advice and tips that can help you get the most out of the new operating system, order PC World's Windows 7 Superguide, on CD-ROM or in a convenient, downloadable PDF file .

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We ended up testing the following tools: Appupdater 2.2, FileHippo App Manager 2.0, Ninite 4.5.2, Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 3.0, Software Informer Client 1.4, Software Update Monitor (SUMo) 3.14 and Heimdal Free 1.10.3. The Applications We Used For TestingIn order to test the effectiveness of the products that are meant to keep our applications up-to-date, we chose a mix of popular software used for the most common computing tasks: 7-Zip 9.20 (64-Bit edition), Adobe Reader 10.1.0, Adobe Flash Player, CCleaner 4.19.4867, Oracle Java 7.0.79 (64 Bit), VLC 2.1.0 (32 bit), K-Lite Codec Pack Full 10.90, Adobe Shockwave Player, Mozilla Thunderbird 37.0 beta 1, PDFCreator 1.7.3, Virtual CloneDrive 5.4.5, Ashampoo Burning Studio 12.0.5, MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.11, FileZilla 3.10.3, Mozilla Firefox 38.0.5, LibreOffice and VirtualBox 4.3.26.As you can see, the versions we used for this test are not the latest ones available for each of these applications.We made sure to include some of the most vulnerable software for Windows: Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Shockwave Player and Oracle Java. The usefulness of Software Update Monitors (SUMs) is proven by the fact that they help in keeping applications which are frequent targets for malware creators and distributors up-to-date and thus provide a more secure system. The Testing ProcedureFirst, we installed all the applications used for testing and, of course, the applications which we were about to test. Before taking any other action, we created a system restore point, to make sure we could revert back our system when it was necessary.Each of the applications was evaluated by using the following criteria:How many application updates were detected by each monitoring program for the software we used for testing.How many application updates each of the tested programs detected for the 4 most vulnerable Windows programs we mentioned in the previous section.If the monitoring programs are able to run during Windows Startup and scan automatically for updates.If the programs we tested are able to do automated downloads of the updates they identified.If they are able to automatically install the updates they have just identified.If they allow the user to add custom locations to scan for installed applications. Important Information To Be Considered BeforehandOur tests revealed some important facts about how these applications perform:Checking for updates is done against a list of programs that is being actively maintained by the developers of each program. Updating this list on a continuous basis involves a lot of effort.

This means that there is no program able to detect updates for all the applications you have installed on your computer.In theory, if a program is provided by a large website with downloads for almost every piece of software you can think of, it should have the biggest update detection rate. However, this is not always the case.Most vendors will try to monetize their applications either by bundling unwanted software (such as toolbars) with their setup programs, or by making you download updates from websites with lots of ads. Therefore, it is very important that you pay attention during the installation process.Most programs can only notify you of available updates. Very few have features for downloading and installing updates automatically.No free application is able to automatically install updates for all applications. There will always be exceptions for which you need to do manual installations. The most common example of an application requiring manual update installations is Adobe Reader.When choosing to do automated installations of updates (in the applications that provide this feature), pay attention to the applications for which you allow this. You will get silent installations using the default options. This means that you can get additional unwanted software installed on your computer, together with the update.

It is best to use this feature only for applications which do not bundle things you do not want. AppupdaterAppupdater - is a personal project maintained by an enthusiast. In order to keep things manageable for a single person, Appupdater uses a small list of free applications to keep track of updates. Anything that is not included in the above mentioned list will simply be ignored by Appupdater. If you happen to use many of the applications it keeps track of, this program is a reasonable choice as it provides support for automated download and installation of updates.

Still, be careful because the automated installation works only for some applications. As we have already mentioned, if you are trying to update Adobe Reader, you need to do a manual installation, after the download is completed by Appupdater.One aspect we found worrying is that Appupdater had weak results even for some applications included in its watchlist. For example, it was not able to detect updates for 7-Zip, Java, Thunderbird and VLC, even though these applications are found on the official list of Supported Applications. FileHippo AppManagerFileHippo App Manager is a small and lightweight application. It's based upon an older program, FileHippo Update Checker, but, unlike the older version, Appmanager will handle downloads and installations for you. It detected updates for almost all of our installed software and it seems to be very well connected to FileHippo's application database. Also, we really appreciated the fact that it provided updates for all of the more vulnerable Windows applications.Other characteristics that make it stand out are: it can show beta versions available for your applications, allows you to add custom locations to scan for programs and updates, it can be scheduled to do daily scans at a given time and it can be set to close itself when no updates are found, thus freeing the few resources it uses.I've always been a tech junkie even though my degree is related to a different domain, meaning archaeology. Still, in both of these areas, I really enjoy developing articles because I found that I have an unusual mixture of technical aptitudes and writing skills.

I've found that I love translating complicated technical information into language that non-technical people can easily understand. The fact that I do not come from a programming background means that I can communicate well both with the tech folks and non-tech people.fantastic job. great. thanx. but I do agree with @mk @nathan regarding ninite - the free one is good enough. otherwise IMHO filehippo is better than others and SUMO is (again IMHO) *not* to be recommended.Personally I found that people aren't bothered to even run the update checkers. Thus I maintain a list of (current) software at my blog and make a post (at least once a week) of new updates available - which has been good enough to spur half a dozen of my friends to attempt the updates.:-Dgreat work though @ciprianreplyI have used Secunia for almost 2 years now,and have found it to be a very useful security tool 2015 california time. From what I have experienced, they alert you to updates within hours of the release. and there are occasionally security threats in which time is of the essence. Secunia is reasonably intuitive, operates in the background, and has caused me no problems at all.

I can definitely recommend it.Thanks, Ciprian, for your posting. People like you are a big help for all the rest of us.reply Pages123NEXTlast » Add a commentWe noticed that you have enabled an ad blocker like AdBlock. If you weren’t using it, some banners would have appeared, but not the annoying pop-up or sound type.These banners help us earn the money required to keep this website alive. If you enjoy what we do, please add our website to your whitelist or deactivate AdBlock for this domain.*this message will be displayed only after a browser restart Thank you CategoriesProductivityEntertainmentSecuritySmarthomeSmartphoneHealth Other linksLogin / RegisterAdvanced searchSubscription optionsAbout usContactTerms and conditionsExcept where otherwise noted, all content is provided as is, with no warranties, and it is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 International. If you use materials published from this site for noncommercial purposes, you are kindly asked to mention our site as the source and post a link to the original article(s).

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Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... windows 7 genuine patch free download crackWindows Installer DirectoryWhen applications are installed and updated on the Windows Operating System a hidden directory c:WindowsInstaller is used to store the installer (.msi) files and the patch (.msp) files.Generally these files are important as during updating patching or uninstalling software it will use the .msi/.msp files. If you blanketly delete all the files in this folder, you will find yourself needing to rebuild windows.Over time as your computer is patched and patched again, these installer files become outdated and orphaned. They are no longer required, but they can take up many gigabytes of data. PatchCleanerPatchCleaner identifies these redundant/orphaned files and allows you to either:(Recommended) Move them to another location. If you want to play it safe, just move them to another location, and if things start going wrong you can always copy them back.Delete them. How it worksHomeDev has had many queries about how PatchCleaner works and if it can be trusted to do the right thing.Its pretty simple.

The windows operating system holds a list of current installers and patches, that can be accessed via WMI calls, ( Windows Management Instrumentation ).PatchCleaner obtains this list of the known msi/msp files and compares that against all the msi/msp files that are found in the c:WindowsInstaller directory. Anything that is in the folder but not on the windows provided list is considered an orphaned file and is tagged to be moved or deleted.HomeDev cannot warrant that PatchCleaner will not find a false positive and delete a required patch which is why we recommend using the move feature, that way you can always copy the patches back if required. Please see the Known Issues List at the bottom of the page MalwareAfter 18,000+ downloads, I have had some feedback that a few users are having problems where PatchCleaner is being detected as Malware.Firstly let me reassure you that there is no Malware contained within PatchCleaner.To stop PatchCleaner from being detected as malware would require purchase of an SSL certificate and digitally signing the software.Given this is 100% free software I cannot justify the expense in doing this, so I do apologise for any extra clicks you may have to do to install PatchCleaner but I don't think this will change any time soon. Known IssuesThe product uses an operating system obtained list of known patches that are required by the computer, everything else is considered orphaned. The following is a list of known issues where PatchCleaner may incorrectly delete a required Patch causing an installer or updater to stop working.Adobe Reader - The automated update packages can error after running patch cleaner. The work around is to uninstall and re-install to upgrade Adobe Reader. The issue is PatchCleaner correctly retains the last Adobe reader patch, but the Adobe reader updater uses more than just the last patch when updating, so the missing patch files for previous, previous versions will cause the auto updater to fail.

RequirementsWindows 7 / 8 or 10, (not compatible with windows XP).Net framework 4.5.2Support Installation IssuesSome people have encountered some installaton challenges when attempting to install. If you hit problems then I suggest you try the following.The installer that you download from the website is a self extracting 7z archive created as per my blog post ( you can actually open the .exe file with 7Zip and extract the files (setup.exe and PatchCleaner.msi).I would then try running the PatchCleaner.msi file directly.Version Released 11/14/2015Version of patch cleaner implements a CLI, (Command Line Interface).The application can now be run from the command line with the following switches:/d - This will execute with the delete action./m - This will execute the move action with the default location as stored in your local app configuration./m [FilePath] - This will execute the move action, where [FilePath] is the location you wish to move the files to.The process will write the output to the console window and also logs the messages to the windows event log.Bug FixesThere was code to ensure that the application had write access to the Move location. This seemed to cause security issues if your move location was the root of your drive. This functionality has been removed and the application will just log an error if it does not have write permission to the target Move location.Version Released 6/16/2015This version contains some minor fixes, including:Fix to save the move folder location between sessions. Previously PatchCleaner would not retain you chosen move location.Performance improvements, by removal of redundant code.Note: There have been no functional changes to the codeSince version, HomeDev has performed further testing, which involved testing with the latest round of windows updates.All windows update patches installed with no issues being encountered.Running patch cleaner after running a large set of windows updates recovered another 1GB of free space. Version Released 6/9/2015Hotfix for issue that was identifying false positives.There was a bug that was falsely identifying a small number of patches as orphaned when in fact they were not. For example on a test computer it found 42 files worth 300MB of actual patch files that should have been retained.If you used the move function the recovery process is:copy the files back into the c:windowsInstaller directory andre-run the PatchCleaner v1.1.0.0 to correctly identify orphaned patches.If you deleted...

Sorry :-(I ran this for over a month with out any issues before releasing the first version of the product. It was only today that I had my first issue.I appologise if this has caused any problems.Version Released 6/2/2015Fixes issue with move action crashing.Added better error capturing around the move logic.If you have crashes when attempting the move action it will be related to file system permissions. Try choosing a destination location that you have full control over. Version Released 5/23/2015First version of PatchCleaner.

Quicken 2015 for Windows Release Notes, Updates, and Mondo Patch .

*i*m*g*We call it the Mondo Patch because mondo means big -- and the patch is certainly big. The Mondo Patch is like a regular update, except when it updates the Quicken files, it updates all of them (if there are updates to the files or not!), rather than relying on the system to update the files that had a version change. If one or more of your Quicken system files gets deleted or is missing, this is the way to patch your program. Remember, because of its size, this update can take a little longer to install.Download the Mondo Patch.FIXED: Some customers getting an unexpected/incorrect password prompt preventing them from accessing their data file in R6/R7 version(s).NOTE: This patch cannot unlock data files that experienced the file password issues. A backup made prior to this condition must be restored to continue using the data in that file. This patch can only prevent future file lock conditions with this product.For more instructions on restoring a backup, please see any of the following articles:GEN82399HOW24078HOW23622HOW24084SLN94462Enhanced featuresSECURITY: Enhanced Multi Factor Authentication for updating Intuit ID profile informationQuicken support information: Help message appears at the bottom of the Intuit ID registration/sign in flow (for new users/existing users) and while converting the Data file from earlier versions of Quicken.Updated Model Portfolio in asset allocation guide.Mortgage loanFIXED: Default principal and interest categories are now editableRegisterFIXED: Highlighted Transaction lost when sorting the register.ReportsFIXED: Cash flow by Tag report now shows the cash inflow and outflow details to and from the accounts.StandardizationENHANCEMENT: Updated all File browse and File New dialog to be same as host Windows explorer style.CrashesFIXED: Crash when using the View menuFIXED: Non responsive menu item under Edit when in investing accounts.Enhanced featuresImproved Intuit ID registration flow for upgradersIntroduced new Add-on Services tab to showcase Quicken servicesUpdated 2015 Tax ratesSupport for Importing TurboTax 2015 tax file in QuickenScheduled UpdateFIXED: Quicken not closing after scheduled update in some scenariosBills and RemindersFIXED: Remind me in advance for Bill reminders incorrectly saved when the days are =256FIXED: No Enter or Skip on Bill in Stack view for any new bill that is setup to occur only onceFIXED: Changes made on 'Edit Income Reminder' dialog not getting saved in case of dividend reminder.Focus IssueFIXED: Retaining focus on the Calendar/Stack view when focus returns to QuickenFIXED: Focus is missing on 'Verify Cash Balance' dialog when launchedInvestmentFIXED: Investing Holding view loosing display valuesFIXED: Changes made to Brokerage accounts not reflected in linked Cash accountsFIXED: Add account summary for Brokerage accounts shows downloaded transactions numbers of days incorrectlyFIXED: Securities disappearing after performing One step update, in cases where there are multiple securities with same ticker symbolFIXED: Reconcile investment accounts displaying data in the wrong columns - Posting DatePrintingFIXED: Erroneous transactions displayed in print register when using 2-Line displayFIXED: Unable to print the register when sort by Date is usedFIXED: Quicken is printing r in Memo column while printing Customer Invoice registerReconcileFIXED: Cannot clear or reconcile Linked Cash Acct TxnFIXED: Unable to mark transferred transactions ReconciledFIXED: Sorting of columns in reconcile window for Credit Card accountsTax SummaryFIXED: Custom Dates Not Functioning Properly on Tax Summary ReportFIXED: Fiscal Year preferences not respected for Tax SummaryGeneralFIXED: Sounds not working in Quicken 2015FIXED: Editing Loan principal and interest amount not reflected in Projected balancesFIXED: Data file sanitizer not removing online payee informationFIXED: Expense Graph on the Home page is inconsistent with the Full GraphFIXED: Notes Column does not allow entry in the registerCrashesFIXED: Crash observed during One Step update in some scenariosFIXED: Quicken converter crashing when a password protected file was usedFIXED: Crash observed while entering or editing Notes for transactions in some scenariosFIXED: Crash observed while entering or editing Categories for transactions in some scenariosFIXED: Crash observed during loading of Portfolio view in some scenariosFIXED: Crash observed in tax calculator in some scenariosFIXED: Crash observed in Large font mode in some scenariosFIXED: Crash observed in reports in some scenariosUsabilityFIXED: Accessibility issues in Windows 8.1FIXED: Accessibility issues for About Quicken screenCredit ScoreFIXED. Resolved an issue where appropriate message was not getting displayed while re-registering for Credit score with already registered user within 90 days.IMPROVED. Improved a workflow where Invalid authorization error message will now guide user to fix the problem and get the credit report.Schedule UpdatesFIXED.

Resolved an issue where qw.exe was not getting closed after completing Schedule update in a particular scenario.FIXED. Resolved a data file access violation issue during Schedule update on Windows startup.ReconcileFIXED. Resolved an issue where future dated scheduled transactions, cleared prior to statement ending date was not getting considered for reconciliation.Projected BalancesFIXED. Resolved an issue where scheduled reminder for mortgage loan account in projected balances was getting doubled for Principle amount.One Intuit PasswordFIXED. Resolved an issue in case user updates Intuit ID or password outside of Quicken.FIXED. Resolved an issue where Intuit Password was getting set as Vault Password incorrectly.FIXED. Resolved an issue where Password vault becomes inaccessible after opting for Intuit Password as Vault Password.IMPROVED. Improved Reset functionality for Password vault.Credit ScoreFIXED.

Removed horizontal scroll bar from Credit Score report for minimum supported resolution.FIXED. Resolved an issue where user has to re-register for Credit Score after moving out of lockout state.FIXED. Resolved an issue where invalid authorization error was shown when mobile account was not created while requesting Credit Score.FIXED. Removed unwanted text from Age of Credit section and corrected pointer location from Derogatory Marks section for a particular scenario.IMPROVED. Improved Credit Monitoring Alerts.InvestmentFIXED. Resolved few issues in Portfolio X-ray feature.FIXED. Resolved an issue where Quicken was not retaining user edited column widths on Account Overview dialog.IMPROVED. Introduced Resolve Placeholder Entry tab at the bottom of Investment accounts to improve Placeholder handling.UsabilityIMPROVED.

Improved accessibility on Intuit ID Registration screens.CrashesFIXED. Resolved few crashes.

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“I don’t want Windows 10” removes upgrade notifications from Windows 7 and 8 .

Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... windows 7 update patch free downloadBy Martin Brinkmann on June 10, 2015 in Software - Last Update: June 10, 2015 33If you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8, you have probably come across Windows 10 upgrade notifications by now on the system.While upgrade notifications for Microsoft's upcoming operating system Windows 10 are not displayed on all systems -- there is a fix for that -- it is almost certain that it is displayed on the majority of devices running previous versions of Windows.The offer allows you to reserve the upgrade for the device to download the required installation files early so that the upgrade is available right on the day Windows 10 is officially released by Microsoft.That's not something that all Windows users want. Some may want to wait and see how Windows 10 performs before they make a decision. Others may want to wait for the first big patch to hit the system to make sure that the majority of launch bugs are fixed before they upgrade.And then there are users who don't want to upgrade their systems to Windows 10. There are plenty of reasons for that: maybe they want to keep on using features that Microsoft removed in Windows 10, dislike the mandatory update policy of Windows 10 Home, don't want to spend time upgrading to the new system and configuring it afterwards, or are not interested in the new features that Windows 10 offers.No matter the reason, it makes the upgrade notification on the system an annoyance.While you can block Windows 10 upgrade notifications manually by removing system updates and blocking them from being installed again, for instance by running WUSA /UNINSTALL /KB:3035583 on the command prompt, you may also use I don't want Windows 10 for that.The simple tool removes the update from supported operating systems so that the notifications are not displayed anymore on systems it is executed on.The program removes the patch KB3035583 from operating systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Since you can do the same manually, there is little need for that tool unless you prefer to use a click-once tool for the operation.It is generally advised to perform the operation manually as you retain full control over the process this way. While the source of the tool is provided, you would need to audit it to make sure that it does the same thing and nothing else.The author of the program plans to improve it in future releases, for instance by adding command line switches to it for automatic deployment.Closing WordsIf you want to get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade notification on a system running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, then you may use the program for that. It's only advantage currently is that it requires two clicks to perform the operation.Press Windows Key + R type cmd followed by enter.

Type eventvwr.msc press Enter and navigate to Windows LogsSetup. In the right hand panel under Actions click Find and type the KB number followed by Ok or Fine next. Wants you fine all the KB updates that you need to remove follow Martins guide wuau /uninstall KB:3035583 and don't forgot that damn : like I did, doing so will create a list of errors or alerts in the event viewer. You may wanna disable or stop windows update before removing the KB updates, to do that in the Command Prompt type net stop wuauserv and the service will stop or type services.msc press W on the keyboard and disable the service manually yourself hope this helps.Hi, i would like to know hwne you have the tool ready.I'm having the problem that update keeps asking to install but i have removed everything i could find ,the bt file all the gwx files and reg.keys , the updates related to this and so on.Still i can't go to search for updates to hide the damn things because it is made impossible by update which is asking to restart to install the now non exsiting win10 update.I hope you can help me or if you find a solution elsewhere you send me an email.Thanks,Gerton.To remove the Windows 10 notification do this for window 7 If you don't want to upgrade to Windows 10, or are indecisive right now, you may want to block updates and the Windows updates that are responsible for displaying the update notification on the system.The first thing you need to do is remove updates that power these notifications. This is done in the following way:1.Tap on the Windows-key on the keyboard, type programs and features, and hit enter. This opens the list of software installed on the system.2.Switch to view installed updates on the left side of the window.3.If you are using Windows 7, locate the following updates: 3035583, 2952664, 30219174.If you are using Windows 8, locate the following updates: 3035583, 29769785.Right-click one update after the other and select uninstall from the context menu.6.Select Restart Later when the prompt appears and remove all updates first from the system.7.Once done, restart the computer to complete the process.Read article from this site How to block Windows 10 upgrade notifications etc.... Follow directions.

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How to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 tech preview via Windows Update .

*i*m*g*If you have a spare Windows 7 PC sitting around, why not put it to use to see what's in store for the future of Windows? Using Windows Update to upgrade to Windows 10 is much easier than doing a clean install and allows you to keep your settings, personal files, and most apps. It is worth noting that you can do this with Windows 8.1 too – just don't do it on your primary machine as Windows 10 is still in the technical preview, or beta stage, and it will be buggy. Here's a look at the steps involved.Before starting, it's a good idea to run the Windows Upgrade Assistant, which will check to make sure your computer has adequate hardware to run it, and to show which of your currently installed programs will be compatible with Windows 10. If your computer can handle 8.1, it should have no problem running Windows 10.

The most important thing here is to learn which apps will or won't run.While this will be your test computer, make sure to back up any valuable data on it that you might want later, because once the upgrade starts, it can't be undone, and there's no guarantee something won't go awry.Summing UpMicrosoft will be using Windows Update when it releases the final version of Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users. There won't be a physical disc to buy at a retail store, but we can safely assume there will be downloadable ISO files available for download if you want to do a clean install.I performed this upgrade with an older budget Dell Vostro 220 with 4 GB of RAM and Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the performance of Windows 10 on this older machine is better than I expected. The user interface and apps are generally responsive, but there are times when things run slower, especially when multitasking and several apps are running. Of course, that could be due to the fact it's still in the tech preview stage. Whatever the case, if you're looking to test out Windows 10 on an older Windows 7 computer, using Windows Update is the easiest way to get it done. And this gives you an early look at what you can expect when upgrading other Windows 7 or 8.1 computers in the future.10 CommentsWill it be possible to reinstall Windows 10 onto an existing PC, or onto a new one?Does the new MS licensing scheme allow for this?

Soundman_Zurich 23rd March, 2015 @ 6:48 a.m. (California Time)Hi,Yes you can re install Windows 10 onto an Existing PC or a new on.1) Make sure your PC meets the requirements to run it.2) Get a Windows 10 ISO image disc or download3)look up the website for drivers that may work with Windows 10, you may find a machine designed for Vista o 7 or 8/8.1 will run Windows 10 no problem.4) Windows 10 is still in preview mode, so Drivers have been developed yet, but Microsoft have designed it to work for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to upgrade for free, so it will be ok for are some example of what Windows 10 could be compatible withIntel core 2 DuoIntel dual coreIntel core i3Intel core i5Intel core i7If you do run into problems, the most common issue is Graphics drivers, i have tested Windows 10 on a Vista machine and had no problems, so i don't see why these examples shouldn't work, as it wouldn't make sense for a company to make newer computers incompatible with newer Software. Matt Rundle 23rd March, 2015 @ 7:57 a.m. (California Time)More junk from Microsoft to allow Microsoft to make billions off of the masses. Take it slow. Keep Windows Seven 'till U are forced to upgrade. cherrr31 23rd March, 2015 @ 8:47 a.m. (California Time)Nice article (seriously) but don't do this. Win10 really does run well but I wouldn't upgrade any OS.

A fresh install wins hands down. Just download the free file from MS, burn it to disc and install on a different drive. It installs better and faster than ever before. If that seems hard, simply google how to. It's actually easy and then you've got a physical disc to reinstall down the track :-). Upgrading the OS is untidy at best. John Hogan 23rd March, 2015 @ 10:26 p.m. (California Time)No thanks. I'm sticking with Windows 7 until forced to upgrade to Linux.

This is just overt thuggery. A computer that cannot be used for any operating system but Windows should be illegal and people should go to jail. Instead all the zombies masquerading as independent reviewers will heap Windows 10 with praise at volume we haven't heard since.....Windows 8. Beware. These people are selling rancid snake oil. Rockin Robbins 25th March, 2015 @ 1:09 p.m. (California Time)@Cherrr31Windows 10 is free to all until the end of the year.

By the time you're forced to upgrade, WIndows 10 may no longer be free. I love Windows 7, but it's starting to show it's age. At some point, Microsoft will stop supporting it.I'd prefer to upgrade now while it's free. LiamTormey 29th May, 2015 @ 12:31 a.m. (California Time)@Rockin RobbinsThere are plenty alternatives to using Windows, like Ubuntu Linux. No computer restricts you to Windows only. You have a choice.You can stick with Windows 7, but you can't expect Microsoft to constantly update support the OS forever, which they won't.I would say Windows 7 is a better OS than Windows 10, but they've fixed a lot of the issues I had with Windows 8, which should count for something.

Windows 10 really isn't all that bad, although there are aspects of the OS I don't quite like. LiamTormey 29th May, 2015 @ 12:43 a.m. (California Time)Turns out that XP and Vista will be hit the hardest - have to buy Win10 (Win7 and Win10) get it for free, and risk losing all the stuff in the process.I did find a pretty good tutorial here on how to keep stuff working, although it's a paid product:, it should also be possible to do with just getting a backup (even a cheap one), but that would involve a bit more work. RIT 4th June, 2015 @ 10:34 a.m. (California Time)I Tried to install with this tutorial but it wasn't tried this link. This is realy awesome and way to install windows10 shreya111 31st July, 2015 @ 12:35 a.m. (California Time)How to upgrade Windows 10 Now Without Waiting - opop 9th August, 2015 @ 2:43 a.m. (California Time)

Naked Security .

Articles windows 7 free download...Adobe issues emergency Flash update to... windows 7 patch free downloadShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on RedditMicrosoft has advised all users of Windows 7 (and the server version, Windows Server 2008) who installed a security update on Tuesday to uninstall it, after some customers found their computers would not restart or applications would not load.Users who experienced problems described how they saw fatal system errors like the following:STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xC000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000).The system has shutdown.The problem appears to be connected with Update 2823324 in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-036, a security update for the Windows file system kernel-mode driver (ntfs.sys).In a blog post on the Microsoft Security Response Center, the company blamed the problem on conflicts with third-party software:We are aware that some of our customers may be experiencing difficulties after applying security update 2823324, which we provided in security bulletin MS13-036 on Tuesday, April 9. We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third-party software, can cause system errors. As a precaution, we stopped pushing 2823324 as an update when we began investigating the error reports, and have since removed it from the download center.Contrary to some reports, the system errors do not result in any data loss nor affect all Windows customers. However, all customers should follow the guidance that we have provided in KB2839011 to uninstall security update 2823324 if it is already installed.According to media reports, computers in Brazil have been particularly badly hit – with machines continually rebooting.Microsoft’s knowledgebase article on this issue, explains that one symptom of the bug can be that Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows may display a message claiming its license is invalid, and that as a consquence it may no longer provide anti-malware protection.Microsoft has already acknowledged the issue and said that it’s working on a fix. Yes, that’s right. Some people had problems with the Patch Tuesday update, so there will be an update.

But in the meantime, don’t update the bit that’s broken.Users are recommended to block the 2823324 security update or uninstall it if its already present. More information on how to do this is detailed in this Microsoft knowledgebase article. Follow @gcluleyHi shaine,This security update contains an updated ntfs.sys driver and a win32k.sys driver. Both of these are kernel mode drivers.It is the new NTFS driver that is causing the issue. This update was designed to address an issue when the NTFS driver improperly handles a Null pointer that has been not been de-referenced correctly.Microsoft has removed the download links for update kb2823324 since for an attacker to use this flaw they need to have physical access to your computer and so you are at much less risk because of this fact. The attacker would first need to be in front of your computer.

This updates is still available via Windows Update.This is mentioned in the following Microsoft blog post:…Full details on this update are provided in the Microsoft Security bulletin mentioned by Graham (above). Here is the direct link:…I hope this helps. Thank you.Hi Deg,If you are not experiencing any issues but still wish to uninstall, you can follow these steps to remove the update:1.In Control Panel, open Programs, and then click View Installed updates.2.Select Security Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2823324), and then click Uninstall to uninstall the security update.These steps come from the knowledge base article linked to by Graham at the end of his blog post. That knowledge base article also describes how to uninstall the update if your computer will not start.I installed this update on Tuesday evening and have routinely restarted my PC several times since then. I have not experienced any issues thus I am going to leave the update installed. If Microsoft release a new version of the update and I am offered it via Windows Update again, I will install it only then.I hope this helps. Thank you.Simplest method to use system restore in a non-bootable machine that recently installed the security patch:Option 1: Recover the last Restore PointRestart by using the F8 key.Select Repair your Computer.Select the language, and then log on to the computer.Note If you do not know the local password, you must start by using a Windows 7 DVD or USB bootable media. Then, access System Recovery Options.Select System Restore from the menu:Restore the last restore point.

This uninstalls security update 2823324.Restart the computer into normal mode.Hi Beatlefan,You are correct, the update remains available for download via Windows Update but the links for the kb2823324 update in the Security bulletin no longer work.…This is mentioned in the following Microsoft blog post:[email protected]: I would set the Windows Update settings to:Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install themOrDownload updates but let me choose whether to install themThis way when the revised update is made available you can download it then (this is a pre-caution only as you should in theory be able to un-hide any update you have previously hidden) but the above approach works around that issue.I hope this helps windows 7 patch file free download. Thank you.This issue may go further back then what Microsoft is saying. I am dealing with an issue with some Patches that attempted to install back in February and did not install properly. These patches were Security patches for Win 7 64 bit systems that worked with the kernal and changed the system configuration preventing the system from booting correctly and causing the system not to allow new secuirty patches to install. Microsoft while they are aware of the issue, because I have spent a lot time trying to various steps to fix the problem none of the steps actually works.

The MS Office Patches install correctly, but not the O/S patches or the IE Patches. The only work around that I have been able to get to work correctly is to tell the system to go back to the last known good configuration and to turn off Microsoft updates because the updates do not install properly. Other updates like Java, Flash, Adobe, Antivirus, continue to update correctly.I had several issues after installing the 9 patches on 4-9 Patch Tuesday. Did not even think of the patches as possible cause of issues. Here were some of the issues I experienced: fingerprint reader would not function to start up, had to use other credentials some desktop icons moved on screen upon restart after installing updates security zone on AV product (not Kaspersky) changed, preventing wireless from working.The first two were inconveniences, the third was a frustrating couple hours of rebooting modem and router without resolution and digging around to discover the issue. Thank you Microsoft! I've put less maintenance into a truck I've owned for 35 years than I've had to put into the 4 computers with MS OS I've owned over the last 12 years. Isn't technology wonderful?Hi Lynn,Since you laptop is once again working, you are correct, leaving the update installed is definitely the best course of action.If at any time you wish to uninstall it, there are alternative methods to uninstall it as described in the following Microsoft Knowledge base article (see the Resolution section) or you can also follow the advice provided by the commenter named Scott (above):———————————————————–Scenario B: Recovery steps for computers that have installed security update 2823324 and are now failing to startOption 1: Recover the last Restore PointOption 2: Recover the last Restore PointOption 3: Uninstall security update 2823324 at the command prompt———————————————————–If you require any further advice, please let us know.

Thank you.On phone with ms now. Because i did everything to recover from black screen, per their instructions, no change. They toldd me i need to upgrade from vista and when i told them no i am not the only person that still cant use compter a week after theirr error …. they hung up on me !!! Am now on hold for a supervisor. Oh, they are emailing directions for me to read from phone. Yippee. Not. I told them i already followed their online diections.

I bet they just sent me same. Is it possible to find anyone that gives a crap?Hi Mary,I am sorry to hear about the issues you have been facing.Microsoft have now replaced the defective update kb2823324, with kb2840149 which should work without issues.This is now available via Windows Update. I installed it on my PCs a few minutes ago and everything remains normal.In the FAQ of the following security bulletin, Microsoft provides a link to an ISO file that can be used to create a bootable disc to recover your PC and repair it to a working state:…Full details are provided in the Update FAQ within the above link.This ISO is available from the following link:…Please note that is has the following limitations:1) This will not run on old hardware (pre 2004) that does not support NX (i.e. DEP).2) This will only run on Windows 7 32 bit installations.3) It will not work if BitLocker is enabled.Hi, i got windows update on the 13th of April. It was successful but i didn't try to re-open my laptop. I went out of town for a month and left my laptop in our office. When i got back, tadaaaaa . . . It turned on eventually, tried to boot up at windows and goes to HP diagnostics window.I patiently tried a couple of times (10x) but the same occurs.I tried system restore on the last restore point. That time i saw the last update for windows.

I tried to click the last restore point prior to the update. Unfortunately, nothing happened. It's been 4 days now and i am thinking of going to any computer shop that would do something. But i guess they'll just reformat my HDD and re-install the OS.Is there other option other than reformatting my HDD? Badly needs advice. :(Mistakely i have installed Windows XP Servicepack 3 in my windows 7 my computer is not starting.i want to uninstall Windows XP Servicepack 3 from mycomputer.when i am starting my computer it is showing following optionoption I.launch startup repair (recommended) after i click on this option windows load some files but doesn't move further.{this is due to some changes in hardware or software this is shown in first line of window)option II.start normally after i click on this option windows load some files but doesn't move further.please suggest me how to solve this problemthanks in advancs

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*i*m*g*Note: An updated version for Windows 8 is available.This patch allows you to use more than 3/4GB of RAM on an x86 Windows system. Works on Vista and 7, has been tested on Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP0 and Windows 7 SP1. Instructions and source code included.Download: (223973 downloads)Note: I do not offer any support for this. If this did not work for you, either:You cannot follow instructions correctly, orYou cannot use more than 4GB of physical memory on 32-bit Windows due to hardware/software conflicts.To remove the patch:Run msconfig, click Boot, highlight the entry named “Windows 7 (PAE Patched)”, and click Delete.Delete the files ntkrnlpx.exe and winloadp.exe from C:Windowssystem32.Reply ?Marcos Jacoby May 2, 2013 at 8:39 amWell, I have dug deeply the internet and from what we have found the following problems:Microsoft has put a restriction of 4 Gb memory on all 32-bit versions of their operating systems from Vista, except for the Server versions (2003, 2008 and 2012). The reason is not known and there are several assumptions and rumors.Intel is a partner of Microsoft in many things and not offended things decided it will not fix the bug in their driver (HD 2000/3000 and 2500/4000) which gives a beautiful crash every time you use a PAE kernel versions in a 32-bit no Server Windows O. S.And these crashes doesn’t happen with Nvidia and AMD/ATI drivers.This is very clear because Intel has partnered with and is a partner in developing drivers for GNU / Linux systems that have 32-bit PAE kernel and there is no limitation in the intel graphic driver nor crashes.I also read that a user who probably did an upgrade from Windows XP to Seven, did a rollback of a Intel HD Windows 7 driver to a XP driver version and has worked fine (Windows PAE kernel driver Intel HD XP).Unfortunately if you try to install the XP driver ain the Windows Vista/7/8 the system informs that “the computer does not meet the requirements”.Then the bullet hole is there. Based on the Intel driver for Windows XP, or modify it to be accepted by Windows Vista/7/8 or modify the Intel driver for Vista/7/8.I believe even in not a bug, but a deliberate restriction.And so is this link ( Forum Intel can sit and wait that Intel will fix this pseudo “bug”.The other options are:Use the Standard VGA DriverBuy a Graphic Card (not Intel) to user with Windows PAE kernel.Migrate to Windows 64 bit versions.Migrate to Linux.And f**k the consumer.Reply ?Andy May 7, 2013 at 4:32 amI can’t believe it, but I got Win7 to work on a Intel HD 3000 graphics (i3 Sandy Bridge) with this PAE patch.The solution was using an XP 32bit driver, which seemingly can do PAE. The only downside (?) is that it will NOT do Win7 Aero.

But at least that’s better than the standard VGA driver, since it can do the full resolution of attached gig screens.Here we go:1) Patch Win7 for PAE2) Boot Win7 in unpatched mode3) Download the HD3000 Windows XP driver, I used this one: Unpack5) Edit the INF file in folder Graphicsigxp32.inf by copying the WinXP section to the Vista/Win7 section:5a) before:[IntelGfx.NTx86.6.0] no install on Vista/Win7[IntelGfx.NTx86.6.2] no install on Win85b) after:[IntelGfx.NTx86.6.0] no install on Vista/Win7%iSNBGM1% = iSNBM0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0106%iSNBGD1% = iSNBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0102%iSNBGM2% = iSNBM0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0116%iSNBGD2% = iSNBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0112%iSNBGM2P% = iSNBM0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0126%iSNBGD2P% = iSNBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0122%iSNBGD3% = iSNBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_010A%iIVBGD0% = iIVBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0162%iIVBGM0% = iIVBM0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0166%iIVBGD0SRV% = iIVBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_016A%iIVBGD0GT1% = iIVBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0152%iIVBGM0GT1% = iIVBM0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_0156%iIVBGD0SRVGT1% = iIVBD0, PCIVEN_8086DEV_015A[IntelGfx.NTx86.6.2] no install on Win86) Install the patched driver byDevice Manager- Your Graphics Chip- Update Driver- Browse my computer…- Let me pick…- Have disk- Point it to the folder with the INF fileYou might have to agree to install unsigned drivers7) Change the Windows 7 theme to Windows 7 Basic8) Restart and enjoy 4+ GB RAM with HD graphicsReply ?Marcos Jacoby May 8, 2013 at 8:22 pmI did this in Sunday and have testing it before publish to avoid headache with lots of questions.Really works but the Aero don’t work and the speed it’s no to great compared with the Microsoft VGA Generic driver.But I do this in other machine that I have with the G41 chipset and have the same issue.Well, I prepared to install the VGA after uninstalled the intel HD driver but Windows 7 have installed a Microsoft HD driver instead.Well, I just try it and works with this driver that’s present in the Windows update on the G41 vdriver.But it works in the HD2000 chipset too?I don’t tested this too.Maybe this weekend.But if you can try this Andy and later report we appreciate.Reply ?Ksanderash August 28, 2013 at 6:47 amThank you, Andy, it works! ) To help other users I’ve uploaded to Mediafire file host ready-to-use package of WinXP 32bit / driver, modified to use with Windows 7 SP1 (and maybe 8, not tried) GPU:Intel(R) HD GraphicsIntel(R) HD Graphics 3000Intel(R) HD Graphics PxxxxIntel Haswell HD GraphicsInstall clicking on Setup, or via Device Manager, or New Hardware wizard. Do not forget that driver is functional with some limitations. Only 1 point in Windows Experience Index, so Aero expectedly don’t work, then I’ve noticed glitches in Rome Total War video scenes, and not all graphics details in game – driver doesn’t like different OS. But it’s completely playable, and also no problem with HD movies. Try on your own risk of courseReply ?Michel November 13, 2011 at 6:43 amSeems I myself made a mistake.I could see what I did wrong in the powercmd history log.Anyway it works now.I will give a short tutorial how I did it, perhaps someone who is also not very technical will benefit from it.Download the patch zip file from this website.Unpack the zip file with Winrar to a folder named tinytim on your desktop.Download and install Powercmd.Run Powercmd as Administrator.Type: cd C:Windowssystem32Then just follow the steps from the read me which is also in the patch zip file.Where it says:C:WherePatchPaeIsremove that and put in: C:UsersusernameDesktoptinytimWhere username is YOUR username.So for example this:3.

C:WherePatchPaeIsPatchPae.exe -type kernel -o ntkrnlpx.exe ntkrnlpa.exeWould have to be this:3. C:UsersusernameDesktoptinytimPatchPae.exe -type kernel -o ntkrnlpx.exe ntkrnlpa.exeIt’s great having bought 4 GB and actually USING 4 GB!Reply ?Pizzetta January 3, 2012 at 9:18 pmSame problem also for me on HP EliteBook 8460p with Intel HD graphic driver.Installed this and other 4GB patch, but is always the same: BSOD after entered Seven password login account or the PC crash. If I execute the patched boot in safe mode than I don’t have problem.I investigate that the root cause is due to Intel HD graphics driver. In fact I’ll uninstall the driver and execute the patch it works correctly but I have the VGA mode.Any suggestion to fix this issue?Reply ?Marvin McInnis January 16, 2012 at 5:55 amAfter some extensive experimentation, I will respond to my own post. The short answer is, “Yes … the patch will work with 32-bit Windows 7 Professional SP1, from the bare SP1 installation all the way through the latest available updates as of 14 Jan 2012.”Environment:Intel S1200BTL server motherboard (Intel Micro$oft drivers)Intel Xeon E3-1230 CPUVideo – ATI 5450 GPU (AMD/ATI driver)Sound – Creative Audigy PCI (Creative driver)Disks – (2) Seagate 1TB disks configured as a RAID 1 mirror array using standard Micro$oft software RAIDKernel revisions:The PAE kernel file (ntkrnlpa.exe) on the original SP1 install disc was version 6.1.7601.17514 (20 Nov 1010). The kernel file was updated per KB2633171 to revision 6.1.7601.17713 (25 Oct 2011). PatchPAE works correctly with either kernel file.To repeat myself … If you install the PAE patch exactly in accordance with the instructions provided in the package it will work correctly with any 32-bit Win 7 Professional revision level from the M$ distribution discs through the latest updates as of 14 Jan 2012. It is still possible that the patch will fail to work correctly in some environments due to non-standards-compliant third-party drivers.I hope this helps.Reply ?Atis October 19, 2012 at 5:42 pmI also have Intel HD graphics.

Managed to run PAE Patch, a new boot entry has been created but I get BSOD too. Some of you guys say that installing the XP driver solves the BSOD. So how did you manage to install XP driver on Windows7? I downloaded both the zip and exe files from Intel’s website but I can not run any setup application because it complains that the installer cannot run on Windows7. I tried running it on Compatibility mode but still having that error.

How did you guys install the XP DriverReply ?saboly October 22, 2012 at 9:35 amHelloi did apply the patch before when had 4 GB only of ram , was working great and i was able to use all the ammount of ramNOW i added extra 4 GB of ram , it was very strange to see only 3.94 gb usable !!!!!i applied a MS update to update kernel to new version which is reported compatible with the pacth KB2633171-x86i deleted bcd entries and created clean one applied patch but still 4029 usable reported in task managerany suggestions would be appreciatedthanks for this workReply ?Brian November 30, 2012 at 8:13 pmHi,I applied the patch and i’m getting the 4GB working on win7 starter. However my graphics driver now isn’t working! (it’s a samsung nc110-intel atom n2600 – intel gma3600).When i boot from the normal kernel the driver works fine but only 2GB of the 4GB is useable. When i boot from the PAE patched kernel i got the 4GB set as useable but the intel gma3600 driver has stopped working.Any suggestions? Should i try reinstalling the driver or is their something I need to configure?ThanksReply ?Brian November 30, 2012 at 11:48 pmI got win7 starter on an atom n2600 to recongise 3.25GB of ram – it wouldn’t work with the full 4GB as i think the 64bit instruction set is disabled on the atom n2600.As above when I tried the full 4GB the GMA3600 graphics driver wouldn’t load (as i think it needed the address space over the 3.25GB hard limit on 32 bit).I did this by going to MSCONFIG - BOOT - select the patched boot option and click Advanced Options then m,anually set the maximum memory field to 3328MB.I’m happy enough with the 3.25GB as win7 starter is only supposed to have 2GB!Reply ?Fung December 12, 2012 at 1:04 pmI got it working on my OptiPlex 380 at office. Both Resource Monitor and System Info show that I have 8GB installed and usable.Here are the screen dumps: also had the Intel driver issue. As told by comments above, I have to install the XP version of driver (no Areo, no big deal for me). My situation is I then encountered BSOD after XP driver was installed. It was due to Windows was trying to install another driver for Win7.

So with two drivers, I got BSOD. I simply disable the Win7 one, and [email protected] thank you so much for your work. I have no option for 64bit, but I have to run VMs for work. You saved my life.Reply ?exequos May 20, 2013 at 2:37 amit is working for me with some differencesinstead of patch signature checking i use the signtool suggestion from this resource ( )because my gigabyte z77n-wifi have intel hd4000 graphics i had to downgrade the drivers to modified inf file as suggested above.Finally there is 16GB – gfx memory availablethe only minus is that the performance in graphics goes from 6 to 1the only question is why there is “test mode windows 7 kompilation 7601” in the right-down corner.Reply ?Sam July 24, 2013 at 8:06 amHello!, it didn’t work for me, i tried with version 3000, 4000, P3000, P4000 and it only gives me a 1920?1280 resolution, and the optimal for me is 1920?1080 so, every time that i install the controller through the patch file, the system automatically updates it. I have 6Gb of Ram and my pc is a core 2 duo.

The driver for my graphics card (the conflictive one) is INTEL (R) G41 express chipset and i need to use the 6 Gb of my RAM memory, what can i do now? i repeat: The configuration in the INF patch file is good, but i can’t have the optimal resolution and the system updates the driver automatically. Please help me.Reply ?Achmed Lachned February 9, 2014 at 5:22 amAfter some doupts about the behaviour of windows 7 32bit after patching, I run some tests analysing the memory usage with resmon and Sysinternals rammap :Sysinternals testlimit.exe -d 512 in multiple instances (administrator shell) : process usage increased not limited by 2/4 GB up to my 8 GB, then I stopped the test and closed the process instances (command shells).Result: memory usage per process limited to 32bit, multiple process memory usage not limited.Then with Totalcommander, I did a search for the text “hello” over a big disk partition.Result: Win7 file cache increased up to my 8 GB (standby means “memory in use but can be release upon other requests). Then I stopped the search.This means: Windows 7 32bit is using the full 8 GB RAM without any tweaks or registry hacks for process or file cache.Reply ?arjunakrsna May 16, 2014 at 5:22 pmPrimo RamDisk is good way to use more then 3.25 GB RAM on x86 systems. It’s complaint with any Intel onboard graphics because no kernel patch requested. It is possible to put pagefile to invisible (IMM) for OS memory.

I use SSD and to keep it from unnecessary write operations move TEMP/TMP variable to RAM by using Primo Ramdisk 5.6 Server Edition.Primo Ramdisk works together with kernel patch on Windows 7 x86 SP1 Right Now, Samsung 530U3C with 12 GB of RAM. I wants so much memory as possible and cann’t install more.Thanks for the Good Patch Job.Reply ?Luk October 16, 2014 at 6:16 amI installed this two years ago in my windows starter system, and had only had driver issues (resolved at the time). But today August 15, 2014, provided several updates windows update of which one is incompatible with PAE patch.After a few hours, I have the list of suspicious updates (all of them are windows security updates):KB2949927KB2977292KB2984972KB2984976KB3000061KB3000869Meanwhile, I will avoid installing security updates for windows on my system.In short, beware of windows security updates from KB2949927Reply ?cvxmelody October 16, 2014 at 11:25 amThis patch works great but be aware that it breaks the Intel USB 3.0 driver for Windows 7 32-bit that comes with the new X99 motherboards. You get an exclamation mark in Device Manager. However, if you de-install the Intel driver the USB ports do operate just fine with the generic Windows MS drivers, but only at USB 2.0 speeds. (NB: the Intel X99 chipset drivers do get on fine with PAE, the conflict is only with the Intel USB 3.0 driver). The driver I tested was downloaded from Gigabyte’s website – – “Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller”The package includes the equivalent driver for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Small Business Server 2008 and perhaps this can be modified to install under Win 7, maybe it works better for PAE? If anyone succeeds with this please post the detailed procedure here.Also, has anyone gotten Intel USB 3.0 driver to work on other Intel 9 or 8 series chipset motherboards under PAE?Reply ?cvxmelody January 21, 2015 at 10:11 amThanks for info, I downloaded this newer Intel USB 3.0 driver but decided not to install it for now. Since I acquired a Renesas uPD720201 PCIe USB 3.0 card from ebay and this gives me 4 native USB 3.0 ports (two via the back, two via internal 19-pin header) – this is the exact one: Device Manager config now looks like this:- Renesas USB 3.0 drivers are very stable and mature and work perfectly with PAE Patch.

I find this to be the best workaround in this situation. 4 ports (plus an external USB 3.0 hub) give me sufficient USB 3.0 options. As for the integrated Intel USB 3.0 ports of the X99 motherboard, I don’t mind if they are stuck at USB 2.0 speeds using generic Win 7 driver, since the attached peripherals like keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer, etc. are all USB 1.0/2.0 devices anyhow. (I also have VMWare Player v.6.0.3-1895310 with a Win 8.1 x64 virtual machine and this does detect all Intel ports as USB 3.0 with standard MS drivers as you’d expect…)gcalzo October 24, 2014 at 6:35 pmMS has officially removed the KB2949927!!!•V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Advisory published.•V2.0 (October 17, 2014): Removed Download Center links for Microsoft security update 2949927. Microsoft recommends that customers experiencing issues uninstall this update. Microsoft is investigating behavior associated with this update, and will update the advisory when more information becomes available.Ivan Ferrer March 12, 2015 at 9:31 pmthanks!My list of ‘Microsoft Windows’ updates is mysteriously missing in the Installed Updates list.

Then I had to usewusa /uninstall /kb:3033929from elevated cmd. I had to hard reset because it was 10 minutes stuck in a “Windows updating…” screen with no HD activity.Rebooted to not-patched OS, patched both files again, rebooted, and the trick works again in all its glory. 7,67Gb usable out of 8Gb installed.Hurrah!This issue served me to remember how slow was my W7 with only 2~3GB usable RAM!Thank you wj32!!vkyJackie March 14, 2015 at 1:18 amI’ve been a PAE evangelist ever since finding out about it a couple years ago. I have experienced issues after previous updates but have just re-patched and every worked fine again. That was not the case after the big MS Update a couple days ago and I was starting to panic when I had to revert to the non-patched boot and realized how much slower my computer was without three times the useable memory. Luckily, I stumbled across this thread and specifically the updates by Achmed and Condor. Big big thanks for figuring out which patch caused the problem. Saved me loads of time and frustration, I’m sure.Reply ?Ady Davis February 13, 2015 at 11:06 amIt makes no difference like I said if the files are there or not.

I’ve deleted the originals after I tried about 3-4 times without deleting anything. This is the problem, not me deleting the files.The steps were:1. New Windows 7 clean install2. Applied the patch3. Rebooted selecting PAE option – the patch works 4GB available4. Reboot – select PAE option – back to normal 3GB available5.

Repeated 2 to 4 with the same result6. Deleted the original files and the boot entry to see if it makes any difference – 3GB available.I hope it’s more clear now.Thanks.Reply ?Condor April 15, 2015 at 7:52 amYet another pack of updates were released today. I personally got 22 updates and as usual I was weary of them. And I was right. After installing them, when I tried entering the patched OS I always got a BSOD, so I started uninstalling security updates one by one till I find the one responsible.

And I did find it (after an hour), its the security update KB3045999. So, those who have to install their updates should hide this update and those like me who suffered from it should just enter the default OS and remove it from there, then re-enter your patched OS.Reply ?foobar April 17, 2015 at 9:14 pmYou don’t have to remove the update. Boot into the non-patched kernel and reapply the patch. Removing that update is not safe because it leaves you vulnerable to the security flaw that the update fixes. The reason the update breaks the patched Windows version is because it updates winload.exe (you can see “winload.exe” under the file information section at Update 3045999 probably changes the way winload.exe interacts with some other Windows components that are also updated by 3045999. However your patched Windows version uses a patched winload.exe (winloadp.exe) which isn’t updated by 3045999, so when the Windows components updated by 3045999 expect winload to behave like the winload.exe as updated by 3045999 they get to deal with a non-updated winloadp.exe and this causes the BSOD.So install the update, which updates winload.exe, then patch it again to make an updated + pae-patched winloadp.exe.Reply ?gcalzo April 24, 2015 at 10:38 pmThis morning I have checked/installed all the fixes from January (I had time… and tested this new patcher.It worked perfectly up to (SHA-2 code signing support) which contains ntkrnlpa 6.1.7601.18741 and winload 6.1.7601.18649 (winload is the one not supported by the original PatchPAE2!!)Great!!I’m still missing the latest one which contains ntkrnlpa 6.1.7601.18798, I’ll leave it for later…Reply ?Matt May 1, 2015 at 5:38 amThe patching process goes through but eventually it does not work for me.

I get a BSOD following the display of the windows logo at startup with the following indications:STOP: 0x00000116 (0x8C629510, 0x97B38CB4, 0x00000000, 0x00000002)nvlddmkm.sys – Address 97B38CB4 base at 97A26000, DateStamp 54d160… [I missed the final figures]By the way, I have an NVIDIA graphic card running the recently aupdated GeForce 341.44 Driver.Thank you in advance for your kind help!Reply ?Condor May 13, 2015 at 2:38 pmsigh~ Another batch of updates were released again and there problems this time as well. So far whenever there was a problem with an update either the Windows Startup Repair would start or I would get a BSOD, but this time I got a forced restart lol. Anyway, again I figured which update is the cause and that is KB3022345 so if you have installed it uninstall it and if you are lucky and read my message right now you will just need to uncheck the update preventing it from being installed. I had my suspicion about this update from the beginning as when I read the update’s information it mentioned that it needs a previously bad update, KB3045999 which I/we hid but I thought of installing it anyway as it might have worked.Reply ?Pedro Lucas July 8, 2015 at 5:39 amI had the same problem as ppl that come here, my kid has Windows 7-32 installed with 4GB RAM but only 3GB usable (Toshiba Satellite A300).I tried a few automated solutions, including this one from WJ32.It didn’t work for me because the stepC:WherePatchPaeIsPatchPae2.exe -type loader -o winloadp.exe winload.exekept giving me “Failed.” instead of “Sucess”.I’m sure it has something to do with some installed KB from M$, (Achmed above talks about KB3035131 and KB3033929).So, I went and did all the steps manually, patching my ntkrnlpa.exe, using an Hex editor, replacing the (8B 45 FC 85 C0 74 0A) and (8B 45 85 C0 74 FC 09) sequences for (B8 00 00 02 00 90 90), using the tools makecert.exe and signtool.exe from the Platform SDK and the same bcdedit commands as ppl stated here for the boot menu (+ Pae ForceEnable and the testsigning setting).Result = Success. 4GB usable in Windows.IMPORTANT tip: If you fiddled with the msconfig – Boot menu – Advanced Options, MAKE SURE the “Maximum Memory” is unchecked. My patched kernel changes wouldn’t make a difference until I unchecked it.

I had it checked with 0/4096/other values, and the usable memory was always stuck at 3GB. The moment I unchecked it and rebooted, I finally got 4GB usable.Thanx for all the tips in these posts. Helped a bunch.Reply ?Achmed August 15, 2015 at 10:45 pmWhat I have done today to check updates for PAE compatibility:After Windows Update showed new updates, I right-clicked on the KB… entries to check for modification of winload.exe or ntkrnlpa.exeThen, I downloaded these fixes that modify them.Then, I unpacked the kb…msu to a previous created unpack dir named “expdir” (expand kb…msu -F:* .expdir).From expdir, I unpacked the unpacked kb…cab to a previous created unpack dir named “unpk” (cd expdir expand kb…cab -F:* .unpk).Then, I searched in unpk any occurences of ntkrnlpa.exe and winload.exe and copied them to a third temporary directory – windows copy gave them a number with space and bracket, but I changed the name, so it has only the number, no space, no bracket.Then I run PatchPAE2 on any one of these winload…exe / ntkrnlpa…exe to see if it failsIf it worked (“patched”), I installed the downloaded patch.May this description help somebody…

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