Vista is making me lose my sanity...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by spiffster, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. spiffster

    spiffster Guest

    If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.

    Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installin
    updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install update
    automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's bee
    installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I trie
    changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choos
    whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates an
    allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn'
    work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost a
    hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the g
    ahead to install!

    Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patc
    that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:


    Thanks in advance for any advice
     
    spiffster, Oct 7, 2008
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  2. spiffster

    Alias Guest

    Frank, the resident Vista expert, will be along shortly to help you.
    Please be patient and we thank you for your understanding.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Oct 7, 2008
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  3. Download and run the Windows Update Readiness Tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience

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    If this is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it.

    Anyways, I've been noticing that my computer has been installing
    updates without my consent. Originally, I had set it to install updates
    automatically, and it did that for awhile. But here recently, it's been
    installing updates almost every time I come on the internet. I tried
    changing the update settings to "Download updates, but let me choose
    whether to install them" and the two other options (check updates and
    allow me to install, and never download updates) and it still didn't
    work. Now, every time I get on the computer, I have to wait almost an
    hour for the updates to configure, even when I didn't give them the go
    ahead to install!

    Is anyone having this problem? And if so, is there some sort of patch
    that can cure it? Here's what my computer says I need to download:


    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Oct 7, 2008
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  4. I have found that it is advantageous to have the updates automatically
    download and Install, at 3:00 a.m. It works! To me the words "Security" and
    "Important" indicates that you may be open to some malicious software.
    Don't depend on your Anti-virus program to protect from this.

    Your consent? It seems that you can't tell which ones are valid, so why not
    just install them?

    Silverlight is truely optional. It is Microsoft's version of Flash!
    If you don't install this one, you will be complaining about Junk mail in
    your inbox.
     
    Charles W Davis, Oct 7, 2008
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  5. spiffster

    brummyfan Guest

    I normally switch off the automatic update facility,error reporting
    facility(believe me, it has never found any solution for any of my problems),
    I hope someone here may help you without blaming you for all the difficulties.
     
    brummyfan, Oct 7, 2008
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  6. spiffster

    gandalff Guest

    I had a similar problem, my solution was to type each of your downloads you
    mention in your list into google, for instance-"(KB938464) download"
    Then download every one of them manually and save to the desktop. Next
    double click each one in turn to install, when finished, reboot and all
    should be fine. It was for me anyway
    Gandalff
     
    gandalff, Oct 7, 2008
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  7. spiffster

    spiffster Guest

    I forgot to mention that almost every single time after it has finished
    "configuring" the updates, System Recovery boots and it says my computer
    cannot start, most likely because of the updates being installed.

    I have tried installing the updates manually, and this still happens.

    In addition, Firefox, my main browser, always claims that it
    encountered an error when I go to open the browser and if I want to
    resume my previous session or start a new one, when there was no issues
    when I was signing off.

    I've run spyware checks, virus checks to no avail. I'm contemplating
    reformatting the entire computer.
     
    spiffster, Oct 7, 2008
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  8. You must use Internet Explorer for Windows Update.
     
    Charles W Davis, Oct 8, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    I never use it for Windows Update. Ever hear of Auto Update?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Oct 8, 2008
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  10. So you bitch all day and all night with your computer on and just being a
    jerk? You are contributing to global warming.

    You are sick.

     
    Bill M. Yanaire, Oct 8, 2008
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  11. spiffster

    Ringmaster Guest

    Just as a sidebar, I found this amusing:

    According to a UN report livestock are responsible for 18 per cent of
    the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, more than cars, planes
    and all other forms of transport put together.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/enviro...o-planet-than-cosub2sub-from-cars-427843.html

    Frank's hot air causes another 1% at least.
     
    Ringmaster, Oct 8, 2008
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  12. spiffster

    Ringmaster Guest

    Maybe Frank has Mad Cow disease. At least that would explain his
    always irrational posts. <giggle>
     
    Ringmaster, Oct 8, 2008
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  13. spiffster

    Frank Guest

    Ringbastard, Frank's Ass Licker wrote:

    Maybe Frank has Mad Cow disease.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    More than likely, you're a failed back room bean counting accountant who
    has managed to escape from the mental institution where you were held in
    a cage for the last 20+ yrs.
    That is the only logical explanation for your mental state in this ng.
    <chuckle>
     
    Frank, Oct 8, 2008
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  14. spiffster

    Ringmaster Guest

    Again Frank proves he's only as smart as your average muskmelon.

    A typical auditor which I was for 14 years doesn't count anything,
    dimwit, except perhaps confirming stated inventory levels by test
    sampling. The function is more like a financial cop that keeps
    corporations honest by testing the accuracy of their financial
    statements. Other auditors check compliance, like IRS auditors that
    check if you've paid the correct amount of taxes. Things like the tax
    code and accounting rules and procedures are way above your mental
    capacity to comprehend.

    Even if we accepted what you claimed to have done as factual, the type
    of work you claimed to have done could easily be taught to anyone in a
    weekend and requires little if any gray matter to perform. At best you
    were a glorified putz. Something suited to you severely constrained
    mental capacity.

    On the other hand I was the senior auditor for a major Welfare and
    Pension Trust fund with international scope that covered millions of
    employees. One of my responsibilities was to train other auditors in
    auditing major corporations. You are putty in my hands because you are
    so far below my intelligence I'm simply playing with you for
    amusement. The game is simple. I want to see how stupid you can show
    yourself to be. You never disappoint. In fact you amaze in the depths
    you'll sink to confirm you are indeed the putz I say you are.

    Have a nice day Frank. I always do exposing you as the clown you are.
     
    Ringmaster, Oct 8, 2008
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  15. So what were you prior to your 14 years as a bean counter? A convicted
    felon?
     
    Bill M. Yanaire, Oct 8, 2008
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  16. spiffster

    Not Even Me Guest

    My windmill & solar panels provide enough electricity to keep it running
    24/7 with no environmental impact.
    And yours?
     
    Not Even Me, Oct 9, 2008
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