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    My experience is this: Since I have 2 machines...

    My experience is this: Since I have 2 machines to update, I download the files a couple of days after they are released. I copy them to a USB drive for my wife's laptop. For both I run them one by...
  2. So when has Win Update is set to download updates...

    So when has Win Update is set to download updates but let me choose to install them, where does it store the downloads so I could run them one by one and copy to a usb drive to install on another...
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    One option if you have a separate internal disk...

    One option if you have a separate internal disk for backups and "manually" backup to it: Using diskmgmt.msc in an administrator's command prompt window, set the disk offline between backups. A bit...
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    I assume that ransomware attacks as soon as...

    I assume that ransomware attacks as soon as installed. I would boot to a rescue CD (in my case Toto Backup) and restore the disk image thus eliminating the ransomware. Data loss would depend on how...
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    I'm wondering if this approach would work: I...

    I'm wondering if this approach would work:

    I have an internal disk for backups. Between backups I could take it offline using disk management. I assume that it would then be invisible to...
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    One scam I have had tried on me that I have not...

    One scam I have had tried on me that I have not seen mentioned relates to MSE. On a couple of occasions a IE tab popped up declaring itself as a Microsoft Security Essentials notification of a virus...
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    Strange!!!! It takes me to the page OK. Here's ...

    Strange!!!! It takes me to the page OK.
    Here's the link in plain text (copy and put in address field)
    ...
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    Doing the opposite in this article may help you...

    Doing the opposite in this article may help you if you want to return to the graphical boot menu:
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    Win Update disappears from Notification Area

    A few months ago Win Update disappeared from the Notification Area. Before that it would pop up a notification when new updates were in Win Update. Now I have to "manually" check Win Update for 2nd...
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    Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488,...

    Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488, 2015-07-09 as a possible scam. Anybody else have this happen?
  11. Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488,...

    Thunderbird flagged the paid Newsletter 488, 2015-07-09 as a possible scam. Anybody else have this happen?
  12. I dual boot 7 & 8. W7 was installed first then...

    I dual boot 7 & 8. W7 was installed first then 8. Most of the time the boot menu is text based so I assume that's Win7. Every once in a while the graphics based boot menu appears. Happens usually...
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    During the process to perform the system image,...

    During the process to perform the system image, one of the windows shows which partitions you are imaging. In my case drive 0 has a C: , D: and G: letter drives plus a non letter Recovery partition....
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    I did re-uninstall the update after a few icon...

    I did re-uninstall the update after a few icon disappeared from the desktop. After that I also had the MSE icon in the notification area disappear. I don't know if its related to the this update. ...
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    So on the 20th I reinstalled 3021674. Didn't...

    So on the 20th I reinstalled 3021674. Didn't notice any problems until I installed an app a few days later. After the install process, my daily user desktop icons were rearranged. After reading...
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    An odd other problem with 3021674: After...

    An odd other problem with 3021674:

    After installing updates and cleaning up (CCleaner) I usually do a system backup using win's tools. This month it would not start the backup telling me that...
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    strange win update behavior

    I download monthly updates because I have 2 pc's to update. And I'll know immediately during install if one of them is a problem. I make a list of KB's per Win Update, then look at the monthly...
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    legal summons by email

    EarthLink blocked this message as one with a virus: A "Notice to Appear" from a "florida-defense-lawyers.com" address.
    You may see this one also.
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    sfc scan found no problems Unregistering and...

    sfc scan found no problems
    Unregistering and re-registering Win Installer didn't fix the failing install.

    Event viewer doesn't show anything related to the attempted install.
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    Yep! I ran the .NET Fixit. I think I'll do a win...

    Yep! I ran the .NET Fixit. I think I'll do a win repair after reboot.
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    Well that didn't work. Ended up "sending" a...

    Well that didn't work. Ended up "sending" a bunch of files to MS fro further examination. I really don't expect a response from MS.
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    It was the Fixit that showed up during the...

    It was the Fixit that showed up during the troubleshooting process from Update. I'll try the one you mentioned.
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    Problem with KB2894844

    When I try to install KB2894844 on my desktop (Win7 Pro, 64 bit) I get an error: "Windows Update encountered an unknown error." I can't install it either from downloaded files or via Win Update (3...
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    I might add that the first time he called the...

    I might add that the first time he called the phone number was identified as technical support. When he called back 3 times the call showed no caller ID or number. I'm pretty sure the first number...
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    Fun with tech support

    A nice fellow from India (?) called and offered to help me clean up my computer since it was sending hundreds of error messages to the server. I kept him occupied for about 20 minutes including 3...
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