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    My desktop machine does the same thing, but that...

    My desktop machine does the same thing, but that doesn't bother me. What I find strange is that the computer sometimes turns itself on from a turned-off state. What could be the cause of that?
    Fafner
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    My desktop computer shipped with Vista when Vista...

    My desktop computer shipped with Vista when Vista was just released, so it's an old box, but I have consecutively upgraded to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and now 8.1.1, all without a hitch....
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    Thanks, Jerry. I ran the troubleshooter. It says...

    Thanks, Jerry. I ran the troubleshooter. It says it detected problems, but the apps still don't work. The text of the troubleshooter message is as follows:

    The troubleshooter made some changes to...
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    Several days after my last post, the problem has...

    Several days after my last post, the problem has become worse. Before, I could fix the apps by uninstalling them and then reinstalling them. This no longer works. After reinstallation, they still...
  5. Thread: newdev.exe

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    Thanks, Rui. I clicked on the Fix button in...

    Thanks, Rui. I clicked on the Fix button in Action Center, and the message went away, although I can't tell if anything actually happened. Subsequently, I looked at the printer in Device Manager, and...
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    There's an error report in the Event logs for...

    There's an error report in the Event logs for each time I tried and failed to open one of the apps. To pick one at random (they all have similar details):

    Faulting application name: wwahost.exe,...
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    Joe, thanks for this tip. I think I knew that but...

    Joe, thanks for this tip. I think I knew that but forgot it. However, the strange behavior of some of my apps still stands. I am able to fix by uninstalling and reinstalling, but the geek in me wants...
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    In windows 8.1, as opposed to 8, the apps keep...

    In windows 8.1, as opposed to 8, the apps keep themselves updated, and manual updating isn't an option. Closing them with task manager doesn't help, either. They still don't open. It seems I have the...
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    windows 8 apps won't open

    Today some of my windows 8 apps started acting strangely (in windows 8.1). When I click on certain of the tiles, the app starts to open and then reverts to the start screen. Apparently the app is...
  10. Thread: newdev.exe

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    newdev.exe

    A new message has appeared in Action Center under the heading "Finish installing device software." Investigation of details points to a file and path called:
    "C:\Windows\System32\newdev.exe" 6
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  11. I have been a long-time reader and infrequent...

    I have been a long-time reader and infrequent poster in these forums and have been reading Windows8-related posts with great interest. After my recent experiences (details to follow) I have been...
  12. I thought I'd report back after having solved...

    I thought I'd report back after having solved this problem. Well, I didn't actually solve the specific problem, but it went away after a clean install of Windows 8. Since the error was due,...
  13. Thanks, bbearen. Unfortunately, I had found this...

    Thanks, bbearen. Unfortunately, I had found this link before I posted in this forum, and it didn't help. The scripts described just turn on Microsoft Update, which still doesn't work, as described...
  14. Thanks to Bruce and to bbearren for your replies....

    Thanks to Bruce and to bbearren for your replies. I ran sfc as admin and got the "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations" response.

    Thanks also for finding the error...
  15. Windows Update failes on upgrade to Windows 8

    I recently upgraded to Windows 8 (doing an upgrade install from Windows 7). The upgrade was quick and easy, and everything works amazingly well with one exception. Windows Update doesn't work when...
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    If what you want to change is what Outlook.com...

    If what you want to change is what Outlook.com calls your "alias," then the procedure is fairly simple. (Microsoft recently changed the functionality of this, and now it is simpler, I think.) With...
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    I got an email from Yahoo saying that someone in...

    I got an email from Yahoo saying that someone in Egypt had accessed my account on 2 occasions. I changed my password and haven't had a problem since (as far as I know).
    Fafner
  18. single email address with two Microsoft account mailboxes

    I've encountered a strange situation. Some time ago I set up a Microsoft Small Business Live (I think it was called) account, which, a year ago or so, morphed into Microsoft Office 365. The...
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    So the question remains, what is causing this...

    So the question remains, what is causing this change? This morning I woke the computer from its overnight sleep (no reboot involve) and once again the default printer had been changed. Once again I...
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    I should have indicated on my first post that...

    I should have indicated on my first post that this is just my home office, not a corporate situation, and if there is an IT person, I am it. We have five computers and three printers. I do have...
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    default printer changes

    I have 2 network printers showing in Control Panel/Devices and Printers. I have (or try to have) the network printer closest to my office set as the default printer. But whenever I restart my...
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    I just installed the System Update Readiness tool...

    I just installed the System Update Readiness tool now (I didn't know about it until you told me), and then 2786081 installed without a hitch. Thanks!

    Fafner
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    No, I am running IE9 on both computers, and I...

    No, I am running IE9 on both computers, and I thought it was odd that the patch was offered. Nevertheless, it did install on the 64-bit computer.

    Fafner
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    Thanks, Joe. I was confused at first because I...

    Thanks, Joe. I was confused at first because I tried accessing the same sites on a linux system using firefox and had no trouble, even though I still couldn't open them on my Windows machines....
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    problems with kb2786081

    This morning I installed kb2786081 successfully on a laptop running Windows7 64-bit. I then tried to install it on a desktop running Windows7 32-bit, but the installation stalled. I tried to stop the...
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