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    Been away from a computer for a few days; have...

    Been away from a computer for a few days; have just read and tried the solutions recommended above.

    The Microsoft "Fix-it Wizard" Bo Ritchings recommended seemed like the easiest thing to try, and...
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    Apologies for my foul temper; when things go...

    Apologies for my foul temper; when things go wrong for no obvious reason and I end up going in circles with Microsoft's "help", my temper sometimes gets the better of me. I'll try to calm down a bit...
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    I originally populated the Quick Launch toolbar...

    I originally populated the Quick Launch toolbar with icons per the directions in Woody's book "XP for Dummies", so just pulled it out and tried to follow the directions. They don't work. This is...
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    Ted - Have tried everything below -...

    Ted -

    Have tried everything below - unsuccessfully. Conclusion I draw is that something has messed up or deleted my Windows Automatic Updating application, and this is what's causing the MS update...
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    Ted – Thanks for your help - here's what...

    Ted –

    Thanks for your help - here's what happened.

    I went to the Wiki article, and unsuccessfully tried both techniques. I started with technique #1 (system restore point to an...
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    MS update service error 0x80070424

    Per Woody's blog "Ask Woody", I tried to get the April patches he suggested. Went to Microsoft Update, the site checked my computer as usual, but returned Error #0x80070424. I tried the FAQs, and the...
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    Correct - I knew somebody'd get it pretty quickly.

    Correct - I knew somebody'd get it pretty quickly.
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    I have XP SP3 on my desktop. Recently I purchased...

    I have XP SP3 on my desktop. Recently I purchased QuickBooks Pro 2010 (single user). I started to install it last night and got the following message:

    Error installing d:\\qbooks\quickbooks.msi...
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    All I got at work when I asked this was a bunch...

    All I got at work when I asked this was a bunch of blank stares.

    Name the three-dimensional geometric figure exhibiting the following two properties:
    infinite surface area and zero volume
    ...
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    Then you will be ripe to jump right in when...

    Then you will be ripe to jump right in when Windows 7 is released http://windowssecrets.com/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif http://windowssecrets.com/forums/images/smilies/blink.gif ...
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    joeperez, BATcher - Thanks for the help. I've...

    joeperez, BATcher -

    Thanks for the help. I've downloaded AutoRuns and I'm glad you told me which tab to check - there's a LOT of information there. It seems to be a case of the more I know, the...
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    Noobie to Windows XP here. I just recently bought...

    Noobie to Windows XP here. I just recently bought a new PC with XP Pro SP3 installed by the vendor. One of the annoyances I'd like to get rid of is the Windows Live Messenger, which pops open every...
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