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    Hi, Thanks for the suggestion. I followed...

    Hi,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I followed Brink's tutorial and it went as described. But no icons that were missing came back. It is things like Quicken, CCleaner, Alien Skin (a photo editing...
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    After in place repair update most non-MS folders are generic yellow?

    Windows 10 ver 21H1
    Build 19043.1052

    I did a successful Windows Update Repair in Place on two Windows 10 Pro computers. Both were stuck on some update and I couldn't make the specific fixes...
  3. Thread: Update wants to install same update by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 2,468

    Thanks. I was going to do that if necessary. ...

    Thanks. I was going to do that if necessary. But first I tried Brink's tutorial to refresh Windows which, if you're lucky, installs Windows including the newest update and leaves everything else...
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    User Accounts Thanks so much. Because of a foolish choice I...

    Thanks so much. Because of a foolish choice I made four years ago files on my desktop have different owners with different permissions etc. I've lived with it rather than completely install Windows...
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    Installation & Upgrade Many many Thanks! For several months I tried to...

    Many many Thanks! For several months I tried to resolve the fact that Windows 10 would not upgrade and continually tried to repeat the same upgrade that was already installed. I finally accepted...
  6. Thread: Update wants to install same update by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 2,468

    Dalchina: how best to follow your reinstallation instructions?

    Initial ideas on your error code:
    Updating Fails with Error 0x80073701[/QUOTE]

    - - - Updated - - -

    Dalchina:
    Could be that's now not possible given all the intervention.
    Where you were...
  7. Thread: Update wants to install same update by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 2,468

    RJARRRPCGP...

    RJARRRPCGP: The system drive is a 2 TB Samsung SSD. I've checked it with Samsung Magician and it's good. Macrium also backs the drive up without a problem - Macrium usually won't do that if it...
  8. Thread: Update wants to install same update by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
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    [QUOTE=dalchina;2236021]Have you uninstalled...

    [QUOTE=dalchina;2236021]Have you uninstalled Edge?
    No I did not uninstall Edge. I even use it occasionally. Chrome is my default browser.
    What's the error number?
    Failed to install on...
  9. Thread: Update wants to install same update by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 2,468

    Cannot uninstall the update which continues to try to install again

    [QUOTE=AddRAM;2235913]I would uninstall it, then run windows update again.
    Thanks for your suggestion - I'm having what I think is a strange problem.
    The update that was installed but continues to...
  10. Thread: Update wants to install same update by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 2,468

    Update wants to install same update

    Desktop Custom
    Windows 10 Prof
    Version 2004 (OS Build 19041,610)
    4 SSDs and one 4tb partitioned hard drive WD Red
    64 gb memory

    Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64 based...
  11. Thread: KB4586781 won't install error 0x80073701 by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 13,828

    Actually it does bother me when settings get...

    Actually it does bother me when settings get somehow changed. But I've lived through it a million times and will obviously live through it again. I ran tweaking.com choosing their recommendations...
  12. Thread: KB4586781 won't install error 0x80073701 by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 13,828

    Trying to set everything back in the hopes it...

    Trying to set everything back in the hopes it will resolve this. I found Group Policy Editor. Under Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows...
  13. Thread: KB4586781 won't install error 0x80073701 by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 13,828

    No luck getting windows to update

    Thanks to all for your help. Best wishes for a good and hopefully safe, Thanksgiving

    As per all the above suggestions:
    Bits was not running and was set to manual

    I updated manually and at...
  14. Thread: KB4586781 won't install error 0x80073701 by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 13,828

    Hi, Thanks for the suggestions. I ran the...

    Hi, Thanks for the suggestions. I ran the troubleshooter and it said it couldn't find any problems. But then I noticed there was an arrow for details and got this:
    307781
    I stopped here because...
  15. Thread: KB4586781 won't install error 0x80073701 by mlg
    Forum: Windows Updates and Activation
    Replies 12 Views 13,828

    KB4586781 won't install error 0x80073701

    Windows 10 Prof
    Windows 2004 (OS Build 19041.610

    Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based Systems (KB4586781) downloads, installs and at 100% says "There were some problems...
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    Windows Explorer shows three users and three sets of top level folders

    Desktop: Windows 10 Prof version 2004 (OS build 19041.572)
    Laptop: Windows 10 Prof version 1903 (OS build 18362.1139 (LG Gram 2018 i7 with a 1 T NVMe drive and 16 GB ram both of
    ...
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    Tweaking.com permissions repair

    Thanks for letting me know they have a permissions repair. I will definitely try it because the issue arises on a regular basis - mostly when I'm in a hurry. But since everything is working well...
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    Maxthon seems to have caused some errors

    As I started to go through your suggestions. I decided to first take a look at my present event log and see what it was doing. I noticed as I had a few days ago, that there were a few warnings and...
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    More mystery around crashing file explorer

    [QUOTE=dalchina;1862027]Hi, start with absolute basics:
    a. Check your disk(s) - e.g. Hard Disk Sentinel (trial) - includes SSDs; HDTune v2.55 free - Health and Error scans
    b. If ok run
    chkdsk C:...
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    File Explorer crashes as soon as I double click on a folder

    Win version 1909 build 18363.720
    About two weeks ago, before 1909, file explorer would occasionally close rather than responding to my double click on a folder. But it was very occasional and...
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    I am marking this thread SOLVED and I'm a very...

    I am marking this thread SOLVED and I'm a very happy user. Thanks to all for so many suggestions and ideas, most of which I incorporated as I went along. It has taken several weeks to get...
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    I just looked at this site and have bookmarked it...

    I just looked at this site and have bookmarked it - looks interesting and will no doubt clarify some questions I haven't even thought of yet :) - Looks good to know about - thanks.

    - - - Updated -...
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    Hi, I'm running Eset NOD 32 for AV. When I...

    Hi,

    I'm running Eset NOD 32 for AV. When I first installed it on this new computer, I tried Eset Internet Security. I remember hating it although I don't remember why and within 24 hours I had...
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    Fios slows down and I find I have a great number of host files.

    I have a gigabit Fios connection which has been a pleasure. However, it has recently slowed down a bit and there is a definite short hesitation as sites are loaded. Usually use Chrome. Windows 10...
  25. Thread: Context Menu changes I want to make - 1903 by mlg
    Forum: General Support
    Replies 12 Views 2,278

    Context Menu and Send Menu Now as I'd hoped for

    The only way I could find to achieve the results I wanted was through the use of a few different programs and a
    registry edit, my Win 10 v1903 context menu now looks like this (right click on a WPS...
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