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    Thanks for the advice. After the clean install...

    Thanks for the advice. After the clean install attempt, Win10 would no longer boot and a couple of different repair method I selected did nothing. I used my image backup to restore what I had. I...
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    Clean Install Hangs

    I have successfully completed an update from win 7 to win 10. Only had a couple of driver issues which got resolved. I did have several "unavailable" apps and remnant apps from win 7. So, I decided...
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    Calimanco, Thanks for the tips and links. I've...

    Calimanco,
    Thanks for the tips and links. I've been suspicious of the driver managers anyway. Think I'll avoid them unless I get into a real bind. I did read some stuff yesterday about the KLite...
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    I was able to fix the earphone problem by...

    I was able to fix the earphone problem by deleting the driver and letting Win10 re-install it during re-boot. I selected "update" for another and it came back with the message that the installed...
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    That did the job. Thanks. Actually, there are two...

    That did the job. Thanks. Actually, there are two listings of it in the Task Manager. I disabled both; one wouldn't do it. It is curious, however, that deleting it from the list of installed programs...
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    Smart Audio Won't Initialize

    I recently upgraded to Win 10 from Win 7. All seemed to go well. However, now, each time I log in, I get a message that "Smart Audio Failed to Initialize". I think this is a remnant of Win 7 and...
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    I currently use GRUB which is a Linux thing....

    I currently use GRUB which is a Linux thing. Probably all I need to do is copy the boot loader file and copy it back when the upgrade is done. I'll have to check further. At least your comment tells...
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    Will Upgrade Affect Dual Boot?

    I have dual booted Win7 and a Linux distro for many years without issue. I am considering upgrading to Win10. I believe I remember that the boot loader gets modified when setting up the dual boot....
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    I can't advise you on the rest of the problem,...

    I can't advise you on the rest of the problem, but usually, for pre-installed laptops, the product key is on a tag on the bottom of the laptop. It is a 25 digit alphanumeric broken into 5 groups of 5...
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    Sorry you had this problem, but I'm glad you were...

    Sorry you had this problem, but I'm glad you were able to recover from it. I understand that KB...608 is a roll-up of several updates intended for WU repairs. If you aren't having WU issues, I assume...
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    Thanks for the link. I'm not sure that I read...

    Thanks for the link. I'm not sure that I read that thread, but it certainly verifies that KB3161608 is the fix, at least for some systems.
    Thanks
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    This Update Fix Worked For Me

    Like many others, I've recently had issues trying to get two Win7 laptops updated. 1st, "Searching for Updates" would run forever with no results. 2nd, recommended individual update "fixes" would not...
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    Lugh, Doesn't upgrading to Win10 end your...

    Lugh,
    Doesn't upgrading to Win10 end your license to use Win7 on the same machine?
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    I have searched the internet and tried many if...

    I have searched the internet and tried many if not all of the recommended Windows tools and "fixes" to get my Win7 installation to completely update. I was able to get the update roll-up to install,...
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    Thanks for the comments. I should have been a...

    Thanks for the comments. I should have been a little more specific. Assuming everything is working properly and assuming that MS has updates ready to download, does the OS "see" these updates...
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    Update Notification Time

    From the time the computer is turned on and connected, how long should it take for Windows to find and notify you that there are available updates?
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    Now that I have the convenience roll-up...

    Now that I have the convenience roll-up installed, I would still like to get an answer to my question regarding WsusOffline; does it install everything regardless of what is already installed, or...
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    Yeah! That worked! Since the message said that it...

    Yeah! That worked! Since the message said that it was looking for updates "on this computer", it never occurred to me to disconnect. Thanks.

    In the process, about a couple of dozen updates were...
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    I downloaded GWX and used it to disable...

    I downloaded GWX and used it to disable everything having to do with Win10. I then downloaded KB3125574, the Win7 roll-up package, and tried to install it. The Windows Update Standalone Installer has...
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    WSUSOffline

    I have a laptop with Win7 SP1 that hasn't been updated in several months. I guess, as a consequence of that, I am having similar problems with the update process stalling as others are having. I have...
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    Update: As you instructed, I uninstalled the two...

    Update:
    As you instructed, I uninstalled the two problematic sticks and then re-inserted them one at a time. The first one (4gb) was found and assigned a drive letter without a problem. The second...
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    I have just completed a fresh install of disk #2...

    I have just completed a fresh install of disk #2 and all my usb devices are functioning normally in it. However, just for grins, I'm going to follow your advice to remove the entries and see what it...
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    The only thing I have readily available is the...

    The only thing I have readily available is the virtual drive. While I have another desktop, I don't want to remove what is there now to test this. I'll do another virtual drive installation to start...
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    I understand. However, remember that this only...

    I understand. However, remember that this only occurs if the sticks are inserted prior to bootup. Neither stick is recognized or assigned a drive letter if inserted after boot up even though...
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    I downloaded and ran USBDeview. After inserting...

    I downloaded and ran USBDeview. After inserting the 4gb usb stick it says that it is connected, not disabled, and is assigned drive F. It also says that the 16gb stick is connected and not disabled...
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