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    "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error...

    "Windows Update Cannot Check For Updates" error message when you try to install updates

    Bruce
  2. Which part of the article are you correcting? Did...

    Which part of the article are you correcting? Did it say iPad and Mac use the same OS? Or that an app wasn't available for Android? :confused:



    Why are you offering corrections about Linux when...
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    Microsoft were forced to unbundle both Windows...

    Microsoft were forced to unbundle both Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer from actual Windows releases by court/commission orders in Europe:
    Decision orders Microsoft to offer ... Windows...
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    Microsoft were forced to unbundle both Windows...

    Microsoft were forced to unbundle both Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer from actual Windows releases by court/commission orders in Europe:

    Decision orders Microsoft to offer ... Windows...
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    plsapp.exe is PureLeads by Sendori LLC, generally...

    plsapp.exe is PureLeads by Sendori LLC, generally considered unnecessary adware at best.

    Try removing that first, then see how IE11 responds:

    Remove PureLeads virus (Adware Removal Guide)
    ...
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    as fften as yu lk

    as fften as yu lk
  7. I noticed that; Disabling the index in Windows...

    I noticed that;

    Disabling the index in Windows 7 will cause you to no longer be able to use Arrange by in Libraries.:
    Windows 7: File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
    ...
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    Wasn't Microsoft forced to keep some of those...

    Wasn't Microsoft forced to keep some of those separate from actual Windows releases? And wasn't USB 2.0 for XP in SP1? And IPv6 in SP2?



    So things have changed substantially, from new features...
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    I notice that all of Woody's non-security update...

    I notice that all of Woody's non-security update examples (he mentions seven "useful improvements" before this month) have been since April, which corresponds with Microsoft's announcement.

    Bruce
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    Really? It sounded to me as though you spent more...

    Really? It sounded to me as though you spent more time on Windows maintenance than most people who use it every day.

    Bruce
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    Microsoft has never called it Update Tuesday...

    Microsoft has never called it Update Tuesday before:

    On August 5, Windows published a Windows blog post discussing its non-security update strategy moving forward,
    which is now on a monthly...
  12. Further discussion of this issue: Why is...

    Further discussion of this issue:

    Why is "Click to Run" message suddenly popping up after years of Office 2010?

    Official Word Starter update?

    I would click OK (or uninstall it).

    Bruce
  13. Already posted here: Aug 12 Windows Updates...

    Already posted here:


    Aug 12 Windows Updates for W7/8 - Warning.

    Microsoft Pulls 2982791 Recommends Users Uninstall
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    Microsoft have publicly stated changes to the...

    Microsoft have publicly stated changes to the previous Windows release model, as indicated by the quote in the article linked at post #1; from this announcement :

    In April, we released a bigger,...
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    Linux isn't a solution then. Bruce

    Linux isn't a solution then.

    Bruce
  16. [SOLVED] The last time you raised this issue a year ago,...

    The last time you raised this issue a year ago, four separate replies (including specific HP support links) indicated that the necessary drivers for this model printer are already included in Windows...
  17. They don't: Operating systems that use drive...

    They don't:

    Operating systems that use drive letter assignment

    Bruce
  18. The Windows Store is a Cesspool of Scams — Why Doesn’t Microsoft Care?

    Quite shameful really; Apple and Google get it right, but Microsoft ...

    The Windows Store is a Cesspool of Scams — Why Doesn’t Microsoft Care? (at How-To Geek)

    If Microsoft want to move past...
  19. Windows 7/8 (and Windows Phone 7/8) too: Get...

    Windows 7/8 (and Windows Phone 7/8) too: Get OneNote 2013 on your PC for Free *

    (* for notebooks saved to OneDrive, not locally; I wasn't previously aware of that restriction)

    Bruce
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    Complete instructions here: Remove VisualBee...

    Complete instructions here: Remove VisualBee Toolbar (Uninstall Guide)

    SlimCleaner is not generally malware: SlimWare Utilities SlimCleaner 4

    Bruce
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    ... and that's a procedure recommended by...

    ... and that's a procedure recommended by Microsoft for IE11: What to do when Internet Explorer isn't working: Turn Internet Explorer off and on

    Bruce
  22. All patches are dropped from the newsletter list...

    All patches are dropped from the newsletter list without explanation after six months, and only Susan Bradley knows why.

    On January 30, 2014 she said, "What to do: Keep KB 2862330 on the shelf...
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    Windows Services ~ Includes complete explanations...

    Windows Services ~ Includes complete explanations of each service and advice on which services you can safely disable.

    http://www.blackviper.com/

    Bruce
  24. Microsoft's KB numbering system is a complete...

    Microsoft's KB numbering system is a complete mess for everyone, isn't it? But it's not unusual for there to be multiple articles describing the same issue.

    The number of the actual update is...
  25. Like many ISPs, Verizon requires the use of port...

    Like many ISPs, Verizon requires the use of port 465: Your Attention Needed: Re-configure Your Email Settings to Send Email



    ... where the bottom line on the last page is that the issue was...
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