How come I get an error saying an SVC host is blocking me from running Windows Update? 

by on October 20, 2010

Q: I can’t windows update because some SVC host crap is blocking something rather. I keep getting a 80072EFD, It’s pissing me off really bad. What program could be blocking this. No, I don’t have a virus, I already scanned with windows security essentials on deep scan.


How do I stop Windows from trying to install auto updates? 

by on June 15, 2010

Q: How do I stop Windows from trying to install auto updates? I have no disk space left. When I try to remove a program, a sign says I must finish installing first. Windows can’t finish theirs cause there is no space-a catch-22. What can I do?


How come my compuer is slower than normal after having an issue running an update? 

by on June 15, 2010

Q: My computer has been running slower than usual. I usually do a disk clean up every time I finish using my computer. But even with doing so lately my computer still runs slow. I also noticed that when I come to shut down the computer, the blue windows backdrop will appear with a message similar to this ” preparing to install udates1 of 1, do not turn off computer, it will shut down automatically”. So I did as the message asked me to do, but the computer never shuts down. Should I be concerned? Does my computer have a virus?


You need MSXML 4.0 SP2 

by on April 22, 2010

Q: I am running Windows Vista. I want to clean out my system of items I don’t need and when I go to add/remove programs I see some items I don’t know anything about. Do I need these programs?

*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB941833) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) – Microsoft

A: Yes you need these. These are updates that Microsoft releases for their operating system and they are usually released to fix bugs or to fix security holes. The nice thing is anything released by Microsoft usually has a KB (knowledge base) number and that can be used to find out more information about the specific item. Read the rest of this entry »


What is MSXML 4.0 SP2 and can I remove it? 

by on April 21, 2010

Q: In Windows Vista, what are these programs, and do i really need them?

*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB927978) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB936181) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB941833) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) – Microsoft
*MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) – Microsoft


How come my laptop gives me a popup every 10 seconds alerting me that Windows Update has stopped working? 

by on February 17, 2010

Q: My laptop is continuously bringing up a mini-window stating windows update has stopped working. This happens about every ten seconds. What do I do?


Unable to access Windows Update after a failed update 

by on January 27, 2010

Q: I tried to download the latest update for Windows Vista SP2 but it failed. Now when I try to access Windows Update I get the error codes 80070005, 80070002 and 8024000C. I have gone back to a good restore point and I still get the same errors.

I contacted Microsoft tech support and they said I would have to reformat my drive and reinstall Windows Vista to fix the problem. Are there any other solutions and is upgrading to Windows 7 an option at this point?

A: Based on the information you have given us we have to agree with Microsoft here that you are going to need to reinstall Windows Vista. It is unfortunate but sometimes this stuff happens with computers and is why you should always make sure you have a good backup plan in place. Read the rest of this entry »


How come I cannot access Windows Update after my last Windows Update failed? 

by on January 25, 2010

Q: When I tried to download the last MS upgrade for my Windows Vista SP2, it failed. Since that time I have not been able to access windows update. (When I try to do a manual upgrade it says that the update is not for my system–have doubled checked the download info and it says for Vista SP2) MS tech support said that I would have to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Vista to fix the problem. Anybody have any other suggestions or run into this problem?


How come my computer continuously makes noises like it is updating? 

by on December 8, 2009

Q: I think I have a virus. I have updated and scanned my computer and it all looks good. I cleaned the registry and other computer clean up. But when I am either in Fire Fox or IE, things run very slow, lock up and have even kicked me out of the Internet. At times the icons on my desktop have been moved around. I am constantly hearing nose, like my computer is continuously updating. Does this sound like a virus is in my system?


Update Video Driver 

by on November 22, 2009

Q: How do I update my laptops display driver in Windows 7?

A: The best way to update your video driver in all versions of Windows is to run Windows Update. The key is to make sure to look in the optional section at the latest drivers. This will show you if there are any updates to your video driver or any of the drivers for your hardware.