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On MacOS, how can I stop the OS trying to update the *deleted* iTunes?

On my Mac OS 10.5.8 I've deleted iTunes (by dragging it from Applications to trash and then emptying the bin. However, approximately once a week Mac OS suggests installing an update for it. Why and ...
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Windows automatic updates in the work place

As a home user I understand letting windows run and install updates automatically. However, in the work place could business software and updates collide thus making running them automatically a bad ...
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Why is Automatic Updates setting on Windows Server 2003 resetting itself?

I've recently noticed that one of the servers I manage is resetting the "Automatic Updates" setting. I'm not sure how frequently or when this is occurring, but I log in to the server about every other ...
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How to stop Chrome from behaving like a virus?

Some time ago I installed Chrome (as I need to test my websites in it), but it launched uncontrollable background processes and updates, so I uninstalled it completely... Now I decided to install it ...
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Microsoft XPS Document Writer print driver for Windows XP

I have read that the Microsoft XPS Document Writer printer driver is pre-installed on Windows 7 and Vista. I have an XP machine that also includes the XPS driver and do not remember ever installing ...
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How to automatically call sequences of 1) windows update and 2) restart until no new update found?

I found on our site this solution but that is not fully automatically - i.e. I call 1) Windows Updates, then 2) Restart, then 3) Log in, then do the boring loop 1-2-3 again and again manually. I seek ...
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Can Firefox be switched to a 'Long Term Support' update channel?

If Firefox 10 is to be the new 'Long Term Support' release (meaning the version is supported for 12 months instead of only a few weeks at a time) and Firefox 3.6 support is being discontinued in ...
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How can I get Firefox to update when it thinks it is already running?

I am stuck on v7.0.1 of Firefox on Windows 7 because each time it restarts it gets the following error: The update could not be installed. Please make sure there are no other copies of Firefox ...
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Is it possible to download Visual Studio 2010 Updates?

When we change Windows we have to download all Visual Studio 2010 updates with Windows Updater and install them again. Is it possible to download Visual Studio 2010 Updates in an installing pack ?
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Is there some way to prevent any and all restarts? Not just from Windows Update?

I am running a critical research program on a Windows 7 PC that needs to run uninterrupted for several months. I have had to re-initialize the entire experiment several time due to unexpected restart. ...
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Unable to change the Java update settings in Windows 7 control panel

Java updates are necessary but they are so frequent that i am now tired of it. Besides, I need to do simple work on my PC and the requirements for Java are seldom. Today, I went into the control ...
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How do I prevent Firefox from autoupdating?

Their new fangled update schedule is highly problematic. I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux.
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Installing Google Chrome with system wide automatic updates on Microsoft Windows

Google Chrome can be an an excellent browser for locked down public terminals, as the Windows version keeps itself and its integrated Adobe Flash plugin up to date automatically and completely ...
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How can I update a document from its source documents automatically in Word 2007?

Is there a way in Word 2007 to create a document using the text of other documents, and create a relationship between the main document and the source documents? The purpose of this relationship ...
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How to turn off Windows 7 Automatic Updates?

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and I need to turn off the Automatic Updates feature, but don't know how. The "Change Automatic Updates Setting" has been deactivated with a greyed out look, as seen in ...
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Header border frame missing in fedora after update the software packages

After installing some Fedora software updates, I can no longer see the header frame in every window. Furthermore, I can't access any window frame after I open a new window frame. How can I fix this? ...
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After Update, Internet Explorer has Terrible Formatting, what caused this?

After an automatic security update for Windows XP, Internet Explorer 8 has stopped rendering pages properly. Tables cut off text and images overlap other page content. All drop-down boxes look like ...
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Computer temporarily unresponsive at start-up after June Windows Update

I've noticed that since I installed the monthly Windows XP Updates on Tue 14 June 2011, my PC is temporarily unresponsive on start-up, say for a minute or two. Afterwards, the problem goes away ...
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Windows 7 64-bit update 7 of 7 has been running for 14 hours

I shut my machine down last night and it started installing 7 updates, it skipped through the first 6 quite quickly but the 7th one has been running now for 14 hours, what should I do?
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How to get Firefox to stop asking me to upgrade?

Every day or so, Firefox tells me: Update Available A security and stability update for Firefox is available: Firefox 5.0 Beta It is strongly recommended that you apply this update ...
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Windows XP Automatic Updates keeps asking for reboot

I installed updates via Automatic Updates (I have it set to "Notify but let me choose which to install"). Then I rebooted as prompted. Immediately upon logging in I received the message "You must ...
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Is there a quick way to find out which updates are going to be installed before hitting the shutdown button with the exclamation mark?

I have the feeling, that since last patch day Windows update too often offered the installation of an update. Including that oft Windows 7 sp 1 without checking, that I do not have sufficient place on ...
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How to stop windows from updating?

I have disabled my Windows update feature. But some how windows downloaded the updates (I think Avast had enabled automatic updates) and it is forcing to to update my Windows 7 or it is going to run ...
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How to automate the installation of Microsoft's critical updates?

Is there a way to programmatically configure automatic updates to only install critical updates. I already know about the policy inf file configuration allowed by secedit.exe however nothing speaks ...
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How to turn off auto-update action of Adobe Reader?

I'm feeling quite annoyed today since Adobe by someway automatically download an installer & ask me to run it - this explains me the slow internet connection in the last few days! So, please if ...
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using dropbox.com for software update

I am looking dropbox.com as an update method for my software which is going to be deployed manually by me among many computers. I am planning to install the software into a drop box folder which can ...
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Automatic Updates on Windows XP is very much CPU-intensive

My laptop's cpu always runs nearly 100% like forever everytime I boot into Windows XP. I have located the problem comes from the Windows Automatic Updates service. (1) I have followed the advice on ...
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Disable restart after update prompt for server 2008 R2

I run server 2008 r2 as my desktop OS. I am trying to disable the annoying restart prompt that comes up after installing updates. The most I can postpone it to is 4 hours. I have tried disabling ...
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Disable Auto-Restart Prompt after Windows Update (in Windows Vista/7)

I've mastered how to disable/delay the Automatic Restart prompt after Windows Update deems it necessary to restart my computer in XP. But, now I'm using both Windows 7 and Vista and that method no ...
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Why does Automatic Updates service hang on startup with Windows 2000 Server?

I have a Windows Server 2000 machine that has a popup on startup saying that a service failed to start. In the Windows Event Log there is the following message: System Log Source: Service Control ...
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Windows XP update to .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 KB976569 taking forever

On several machines, KB976569 install via Automatic Updates is taking forever. The message is "Installing MIcrosoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Update for Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 ...
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How can I stop windows from rebooting after an automatic update?

I like Windows to keep itself up to date via the automatic updates, but sometimes it does that when I'm not at the computer and it's doing something critical, like downloading the latest stack ...