How come Windows 7 says updates were successful but then asks me to install updates again? 

by on June 28, 2013

Q: How come Windows 7 says updates were successful but then asks me to install updates again?

1) Windows 7 will not install updates, upon reboot it says installs were successful but then it prompts to install again on by shutting down.

2) Locks up at times and will not open programs or menu’s.

3) Programs on Disk (Adobe) or downloaded online (Dropbox) will abort and roll back installs.

This all started about 2 weeks ago. Custom built PC has been working for 4 years. Has already been wiped and OS installed from scratch twice in last two weeks with same results.

 
 

How do you fix a computer that died during a Windows update? 

by on January 8, 2013

Q: How do you fix a computer that died during a Microsoft Windows update?

 
 

How come my Windows Vista update drivers show up as different versions than I expect? 

by on January 6, 2013

Q: My Windows Vista update drivers are installed as MSXML 4SP2; Q954430 and Q973688, not KB 954430 and KB973688. Why?

 
 

What kind of issues could I have if I shut down my computer when it is doing an update and tells you not to shut it down? 

by on January 13, 2012

Q: I just did an update for my computer where I have to restart and it was stuck on doing update step 2 of 3 don not shut down. Will I left it for almost 20 minutes and it was stuck so I had to turn off the power to the computer forcing a restart. When it came back up it was still doing the update and it still took a bit of time.

Okay so when I’m starting up the computer normally I usually wait a few minutes before putting my password in to move to the desktop so all the systems have a moment to load up.

Now I have had a virus before forcing me to rebuilt my whole desktop. Very annoying.

So to sum up did an update had to restart, restart wouldn’t happen. Had to do manual shutdown and here I am.

 
 

What does error code 000643 mean when windows vista fails to install updates? 

by on July 30, 2011

Q: What does error code 000643 mean when windows vista fails to install updates?

 
 

Why do I keep getting a message from Window Update that it cannot install some updates? 

by on June 5, 2011

Q: Hi,
I keep getting the following message after running my automatic updates …

The following updates could not be installed,
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP x86 (KB979909)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416447)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB982168)
Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2446704)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2418241)
Update to .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 for the .NET Framework Assistant 1.0 x86 (KB963707)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB982524)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2416473)

Could anyone advise me how I can manually install them, and also if they are critical or optional updates.

Many Thanks as always,
Mandy

 
 

How do I stop Windows XP from trying to run an automatic update that keeps failing? 

by on May 26, 2011

Q: I have windows XP home edition version 2002 service Pack 3.
I have automatic updates turned on….one particular update will NOT install. It is Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 4 (KB2463332).
HOW CAN I DELETE THIS UPDATE SO IT DOES NOT KEEP COMING UP?

 
 

What is HotFixInstaller? 

by on May 5, 2011

Q: Hi Guys,

Can anybody tell me what HotFixInstaller is? I have 16 folders on my C: drive ( i.e 74a694c1b2425bee…) , each of these consist of more folders, up to 28 in some cases ( i.e 1025 ). Are these safe to delete, what are they, and what function do they serve. Any advice would be greatly received. Thanks,
Mandy

 
 

How come I cannot get the Windows Update screen to show up on my Dell laptop? 

by on April 17, 2011

Q: Dell Laptop- Will not pull up screen to do Windows Update. Clicks , but does not show options. Box disappears. Unable to update from Control Panel either. Other system tools will not pull up from Control Panel.

 
 

Why do I get ERROR80246007 when trying to download Windows or Office updates? 

by on March 23, 2011

Q: How come I cannot download Windows or Office updates? I keep getting ERROR80246007 & D1000.