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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, Corrine!
« on: August 05, 2019, 09:58:37 AM »
Happy Birthday Corrine  :)
Many, Many Happy Returns

Meet & Greet! / Re: Congratulations, Corrine!
« on: July 02, 2019, 10:16:39 AM »
Many congratulations Corrine!
Rightly deserved.

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, Corrine!
« on: August 05, 2018, 09:29:50 AM »
My best wishes for a Happy Birthday, Corrine... :)

I installed V3 last night, updating from V2, using Corrine's link provided in Security Garden, on my Windows 10 Pro. (Thank you Corrine  ;) )
Installation went without a hitch, and programme seems to be working very well.
It seems to be fully compatible with NOD32 AV9 which I will probably keep till license renewal date in April 2017. I will then probably uninstall NOD32 and just use MBAM 3.
I am using it with its default settings.
The installation did not prompt for a computer restart, but it is absolutely necessary.

Pleasantly surprised by the speed of the scan. Scanning time with V2, was about 10 min. With V3, it is 55 seconds!  :o
So far, so good! Fingers crossed  :)


So MS has decided (and correctly so, IMO) to put security for the many over the desire of a few. Yes, there have been cases where updates caused problems. But when looking at the big picture, those problems have been few and affected a very few people.

I totally agree with this comment Digerati. I personally always update software, as soon as an update becomes available. However, I know too many people that never update! "Why should I bother.....the computer is running fine"!!  :(  Whatever I say to them, they persist with this "logic"!  >:(

I too believe that MS has taken the correct decision to "force" updates. They are, however, in a "No Win" situation......Whatever they do, some people will always find reasons to complain!

Hi Pano,  ;)
I, too, have W10 on my PC. I can not see what the fuss/criticism is all about! It works absolutely fine and I have no problems with it.
A few days ago I updated to V1511,10586 without any difficulties and this runs fine too.
I have been using a PC since XP came out and every version that has come out since then, has been criticized by people. Some versions more than others! I can not understand why!
I personally like W10. It has many functions and I know I am very unlikely to use many of them.

Best regards

Web News / Re: A few Win 10 Tips
« on: September 28, 2015, 09:47:25 AM »

Prevent Automatic Device Driver Software Updates In Windows 10:


Thank you Frands, very useful info.
Having had some problems in the past, while on Vista, after updating device driver software, I do not like updating them. I tend to follow: "If it isn't broken, do not fix".

Following the instructions on this link, I found that the settings revert to default after restart.
Looking at the last icon (Device Installation Settings), what has worked for me is:

  • Ticked
....No, let me choose what to do

  • Ticked
.....Never install driver software from Windows Updates

  • Unticked
....Automatically get the device application and information provided by your device manufacturer.
    Above settings seem to "hold" after restart and hopefully will not give me new/updated driver software.... :-\

Thank you Corrine,
I have installed the update.... :)

Thank you Corrine.
I think I will wait and see if the error message finally goes away... :)

Windows 10 has Internet Explorer as well as Edge as browsers.

Thank you plodr.
I never realized that IE was also included in W10...
I use Pale Moon as my default browser, so I have only downloaded the non IE flash update from Corrine's information.
Thinking that there is no Internet Explorer in W10, I have not downloaded/updated  Flash Player for IE on this computer.

I wonder if the "problem" will go away, if I install latest flash from Corrine's links...


One September update found for Windows 10......HOWEVER, Unable to download/install.

This is the Error message I get:
"There were problems installing some updates, but we will try again later.

Security Update for Internet Explorer Flash Player for Windows 10 for 64x-based systems (KB3087040)-Error 0x80004005"

Note: Internet Explorer????? Microsoft, this is Windows 10!!  :o

I am really starting to get annoyed with Windows 10 Updates and their problems. For many...many years using XP and then Vista, I never had a problem with Windows Updates. Now....every month, seems to be a problem.

I have looked at:
The reply by sj seems interesting, but I am not sure if it is correct or how to go about doing it, as I don't want to make things worse!

Any ideas please?
Thank you

That is exactly how I got Windows 10.
When I bought my new laptop, about a month ago, it had Windows 8.1 Pro.
A couple of days after I got it, I checked Windows Updates. There were 45 updates available.....AND Windows 10.
It was, however, IMPOSSIBLE to download any of the 45 updates. Each time I tried to download any of them, it started downloading Windows 10. There wasn't even a check box to untick Windows 10.
As it happens, I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 10, I just let Windows Updates to replace Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows 10 Pro.

This Microsoft policy, reminds me of an old joke about the Ford motorcars. When Henry Ford started producing them, he is said to have stated....."People can have any colour motorcar, as long as it is black"!   ;D

Now go enjoy the rest of the day with your granddaughter!  :)

Thank you Corrine. She has insisted that I go down the slide at the local children's playground! WHAT ??? NO CHANCE!... :)

SUCCESS!!   :)

I finally managed to get a few minutes to myself and carried out the "repair". I used the  Windows Repair (All-in-One) as illustrated in Ryan's instructions. It worked VERY WELL. I then run Windows Updates, and this time the September updates were downloaded/installed with no problems.

THANK YOU Corrine  ;)

PS. I wish I knew what caused this problem! I must admit that I am already a little nervous/skeptical about any forthcoming October updates... :(

I wonder if you've run into the issue I saw reported here:  Windows 10: KB3081455 install issues after start menu changes | Born's Tech and Windows World.

Thank you Corrine. To my knowledge, I have not changed anything in Start menu. As far as I know it is in its default state.

I will have a go at sorting out the problem later today and report back. This morning we are looking after the "active" 3 1/2 year old granddaughter.......not the best environment to try and sort out the computer........ ;D ;)

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