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Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Can't sign in to gmail
« on: October 07, 2017, 03:07:57 PM »
If you do not have a password manager, your browser frequently has the option of saving your passwords.  For example Chrome click on the three dots, settings, advanced settings, passwords and forms, manage passwords.  gmail is found under google so do a search for google, click on the line you require and show password, you will have to fill in your Windows password and it gives you your gmail password. 

To be honest reading your post I do not know exactly what you have done.

I gave up on this junky upgrade that refuses to install.  I got a refurbished windows 10 with 8 GB of RAM computer in the box and might wipe the old one and try from a factory install, there seems to be an option of doing this from settings.  I did the option of installing windows 10 again and keeping files, but it has stalled again at 95%.  What is so frustrating it takes 5 hours to reach 95% then hangs, so a half day without a computer each time I try.  The computer also has reached the point also where it is frustratingly slooooow.  I think they design computers, not to wear out, but to get so slow people get a new computer.  I just seem to be wasting my time with this problem, there is no way to troubleshoot it.
I am sitting here watching it again stuck at 95%, I would take it out back and douse with gasoline, or use a sledge to take out my frustrations, but feel there must be a way of getting some usefull life out of it, maybe revert to a Linux install, I always wanted to try that. 

I had set the internet to a metered connection so it would not automatically download.  I found these instructions to delete the pending update.  Went there and folder is empty, probably from my using the repair program from Microsoft.  I have not had any nag screens so hopefully it is gone for now.  Since it is a feature update, I assume it does not contain security patches.

" To do so, follow these instructions: Go to This PC and open the partition you have your Windows installed on (it's usually C:) Go to Windows folder. In Widows folder, find folder named Softwaredistribution and open it. Open sub-folder Download and delete everything from it (you might need an administrator permission)"

I have a new memory stick, was going to install but misplaced it somewhere. Will take another look to find it.

Not sure what I did, but here are the results

I am not sure what Windows you have, but I do not have a search box from Start.  That  Cortana search does not give me an administrator command prompt either.  To get one I have to go Start> Windows System> [right click] Command Prompt>
 More> Run as Admistrator

I have a new memory stick, was going to install but misplaced it somewhere. Will take another look to find it.

been tied up today, will be running this evening.  Damn update keeps prompting me for a restart, not much point.  How can I delete the uploaded download, it will start tonight if I ignore it and I will be asleep.

There is a workaround for stopping Windows automatic update is to select metered connection.  Apparently you lie to say you are on a metered connection and will wait for your selection to download or wait until it gets to another connection.

I cannot disconnect the wired connection because it does not work anymore, I have dropped this computer several times, and the USB and wired internet connector do not work on that corner.  I use wireless, which I can easily disconnect with the Fn and F3 keys, that turns wireless off.

It is called  "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1703". There is no KB number.
You can see the name of the update waiting in the second picture in previous post above.

Only thing connected is an SD card in the slot, can't remember if it was set up as Ready Boost I think it was, removed it now.

Using Windows Defender.

Only odd thing was a new memory error message never had before popping up about not being able to write on a section, it appears and disappears at some point.  Can't see this as a problem (?). 

I downloaded and used the troubleshooter and tried again.  Still hangs at 95%.  I will have to figure out how to turn off updates until I sort this thing out.  It takes a few on and offs for it to finally revert to previous version of Windows 10, otherwise it it locked into the update and the locked in at 95% and is just a brick. 

Problem is it takes a few hours because it is a major update to reach 95% and then hangs. 

Downloaded the troubleshooter, it is at the stage of deleting the update and redownloading it, so I will try that first I guess.  Fingers crossed.  It also made some changes, so next step is to try the update again.

Settings says I have to reboot to
Here is the history in Settings

2017-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4025339)
Successfully installed on 2017-07-14

2017-07 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4025376)
Successfully installed on 2017-07-13

2017-07 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4025339)
Failed to install 2017-07-12

Restarting now.

Late at night on the computer an update schedule prompt came up.  So I okay'd and went to bed.  Still updating in the morning  so had lunch, took a stray cat to Humane Society, cleaned out some junk and took it to Value Village.  About 7 pm still updating , I need my computer so I took a chance and turned it off and back on again.  still updating.This was all taking place at 95%.  Did it again on and off and it put back old window copy thank goodness. 

should I have let it run, it was at 95% for hours and hours? I assumed something was wrong.  Should I have let it keep going for more hours, I was at about 22 hours. It is prompting gain for an update.

I have been trying to find out what the end game is on Facebook like farming.  They must be aware of the scamming/spamming going on and apparently Facebook is to blame, not exactly sure how, but the value of the pages seem to increase with more likes and shares, even if fraudulently obtained. 

Typical spamming includes a downs syndrome child who nobody says is beautiful or nobody comes to her party, and you have to like and type amen. Or a veteran in a nursing home that did not receive birthday wishes, like and wish happy birthday. Type yes if you support the troops.  Type yes if you support Donald Trump.  Type yes if don't support Donald Trump. Type yes if you hate cancer. Type in the name of your dead dad if you love him. Exorbitant contests like expensive cars that you have to like the page and type in the color you want to win, open box ipads and motor homes they are never awarded. . I have had to stop the sharing of a couple of friends because they literally fill my news feed with this drivel.

Facebook must be aware of all the scamming going on.  My guess is there is money in it somewhere for Facebook, maybe advertisers are pedaled high usage rating because of all this junk activity.  I have not found out what the money is in for these like farmers, or there must be a pay off of some sort.

Analysis and Malware Removal / Re: slow computer, Quick Access crashes
« on: April 07, 2017, 06:34:24 PM »
I realize you did not ask for a log.  However I am wondering why it deleted the pdf ebike report? 

# DelFix v1.013 - Logfile created 07/04/2017 at 15:23:36
# Updated 17/04/2016 by Xplode
# Username : Allan - ACER-LAPTOP
# Operating System : Windows 10 Home  (64 bits)

~ Removing disinfection tools ...

Deleted : C:\FRST
Deleted : C:\AdwCleaner
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\Addition.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\adwcleaner_6.045.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\Fixlog.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\FRST.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\FRST64.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\FRST[2].txt
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\JRT.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\JRT.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\RGSA.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\SALog.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Desktop\SecurityCheck.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Downloads\bfu_2.258.01_bfu-Report Nr. 72 – E-Bikes im Strassenverkehr – Sicherheitsanalyse.pdf
Deleted : C:\Users\Allan\Downloads\FRST64.exe

~ Creating registry backup ... OK

~ Cleaning system restore ...

Deleted : RP #60 [Scheduled Checkpoint | 04/03/2017 03:38:59]
Deleted : RP #63 [JRT Pre-Junkware Removal | 04/04/2017 18:16:37]

New restore point created !

########## - EOF - ##########

Yandex also uses Opera extensions.

Analysis and Malware Removal / Re: slow computer, Quick Access crashes
« on: April 06, 2017, 05:33:35 PM »
This site can’t be reached’s server DNS address could not be found.

Okay then, I will continue to use Yandex as an alternative browser.  It does have its quirks, much like other browsers, that one ignores or works around, or more correctly puts up with in order to take the advantages.  I do not speak nor write Russian and use it either intuitively or translate.

I removed all extensions except my LastPass password manager and Pinterest Save on Chrome.  Next question about Chrome, I have accumulated about 10 years worth of favorites or bookmarks, and am sure it slows things down loading these all the time.  Does it in fact slow the browser, and should I prune?  I would like to store them somewhere where I can easily get access to them, maybe even a cloud storage, and add and delete then much the same way as if it were on my browser, and do it privately and securely.  The advantage of Chrome right now is I have it synced with my other devices (although not presently using other devices) but found that great when I did and would no doubt in the future. Change or delete anything and it does so across all devices in the browser.

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