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how to use 1 microsoft account without two different (keyboard layout) laptops

i have 2 laptops one has the United Kingdom Layout and other has the United States keyboard layout , the problem is since i upgraded to windows 8.1 and logged in with Microsoft account the settings ...
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Failed Windows Update, Understanding Rollbacks

A little bit of background, I work as an network administrator for an investment banking company, if a computer isn't working then the directors consider that to be losing money, this means that is a ...
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Updating all of Windows Drivers

I recently had Linux Mint running as my sole OS, which I later decided to remove to reinstall Windows 8. Windows Update is current, however after the installation I found some missing functionality ...
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Given a list of KB numbers for Windows Updates, how can I find out what's in the updates?

I have this issue with a program I work on, where the program behaves differently on my development machine v. the QA environment. I suspect the difference between the environments lies in which ...
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Laptop Hanging During Updating

I have a HP Probook 6560b Laptop computer running Windows 7 64bit and after a fresh reinstall, I installed various software that my company requires, I then hit shutdown to kick off the updating ...
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Anyone has and is willing to share BIOS update for Sun X4170?

I have a Sun X4170 server and would like to update its BIOS (for one, Windows 2008 does not work on it). However, since Sun was bought by Oracle, there is no way to download any BIOS update. Does ...
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The Software Update tool shows already installed updates

The Software Update tool shows already installed updates. I already installed them a few times, clicking either the 'Update All' button or the individual 'Update' buttons. The apps are: Keynote, ...
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Windows 7 windows firewall updates error

I'm having a issue with windows firewall. I can't turn it on or off. I also can't edit it. And Windows firewall is requesting updates, but whenever I make those updates it still doesn't work. Here's ...
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Local Linux repository

Just like how you can setup a WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), can you also setup a local Linux based repo? I do a lot of Linux servers and would like to push the updates to my servers locally ...
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Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04) security updates don't pop up automatically anymore

Previously, for years whenever a security update was available it would pop up instantly. Even when they were pushed in the middle of the night and I was still on the computer. For some reason since I ...
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Updating Chrubuntu 14.04 kernel on Acer C7 (currently 3.4.0)

There was another, similar question on this here, but it's for old ubuntu versions, and the script no longer works. While installing, the script works fine until: + vbutil_kernel --verify /dev/sda6 ...
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Is it possible to get the last ever state of Windows XP from somewhere?

Now that Windows XP is technically "gone", many people still use it. Sometimes it's a necessity, and sometimes out of curiosity, people still use Windows XP. I have Windows XP in a VM and I was ...
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Why doesn't Android allow installation of drivers like Windows and Linux does? [closed]

We are all aware of Android's weakest point: Devices get updated to the latest version of Android months after it is released to AOSP, and in most cases they don't get updated at all. The main source ...
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How to know update size on the osX?

I pay for cellular internet and use a phone as a hotspot for a mac. I should always know how big the update for OS X is, however I cannot find any way to know the size before I start the download. The ...
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How can I update a clean install of Acrobat Professional 8.0.0 to the latest version?

When I do a clean install of Acrobat Pro 8.0.0 on my system and attempt to check for updates from the help menu I get an error about "unable to check for updates for Adobe Updater". Adobe provides ...
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Unable to update chrome: updates disabled by administrator

When I go chrome://help/ it is showing up: Version 34.0.1847.116 m Updates are disabled by the administrato Why this option is displayed? How to remove this option? How to update the chrome? ...
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component store is corrupted - 0x800f081f

I had problem install windows update. I found in event log problem with component store. First I check component store with Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool. Scanhealth dism /online ...
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How to Prevent Updates over Broadband?

My broadband connection is metered with steep price jumps at set levels of bandwidth consumption. The WiFi internet connections I use however are unlimited. Therefore, I would really not want any ...
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Why npm is splitting packages after an update in the outdated listing?

If i enter npm outdated -g in the terminal i get the following output: npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/bower npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/grunt-cli npm http GET ...
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Is Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP still supported?

Can anyone confirm if Internet Explorer 8 will continue to receive updates on Windows XP? I know that XP is now EOL but does that mean that IE8 on XP will no longer receive security updates either? ...
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Is it too late to get the last updates for XP? [duplicate]

Obviously there won't be any more updates for XP, since they stopped supporting it as of today. However I still have a couple of XP machines around that I don't use much, and they haven't gotten the ...
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Windows 8.1 Update

Not much earlier today, I read of an update for Windows 8.1 that would seem to bleed the classical and Modern UIs together by doing things such as adding the minimize and close buttons to the corner ...
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Is there a way to know what driver is making my laptop runs slow?

I use a software (like Driver Genius, which is called DriverEasy) to download the latest drivers for my laptop, but after install all of them, the laptop runs slow, more than before. So, I want to ...
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Remove i486 kernel (retain i686 kernel) after install

I'm repurposing an older 32-bit machine. After a Debian install, I have the following GRUb entries: Linux 3.2.0-4-486 Linux 3.2.0-4-686 I don't need the i486 kernel. I have been deleting the i486 ...
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Repeating identical updates requests [duplicate]

Why do I keep getting updates requests that are identical? I install them and restart only to find "another update is ready to install".
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Disable Microsoft Office auto update pop-up.

When a new user runs an Office application on a new machine a popup appears asking if they want important updates. It then requires admin rights to apply the selected changes. If the user is ...
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Random installer pops up

A random installer pops up asking my language. It doesn't say what its going to install or anything. On Task Manager it says something like glb1be9.tmp when I close it a Vaio update window appears and ...
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How to disable the “Updates Available” warnings on a Mac

My MacBook continually reminds me that there are updates available for applications that I don't intend to update. So the crux of my question is basically this: How does one hide these "available ...
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Windows installer seems to be failing. Cannot install windows updates

I am working on a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop with Intel core i3-2130 CPU @3.40GHz with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I was having issues installing a TurboTax update and it seemed to be a windows ...
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How update manager works in ubuntu?

I have installed ubuntu 13.10 few days ago. How does update manager works ? Does it require password to install only or both download and install ? or it does download fully/partly without ...
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Update ubuntu using cyber cafe with Windows OS [duplicate]

At home I've Ubuntu, and to have access to the Internet, I've to go periodically to a cyber cafe (I can access the Internet through my cellphone, but its ridiculous slow and stops working very often). ...
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Windows updates and manufacturer's drivers

I wonder, what does Windows Update do if a driver is already found to be installed in the PC (by another source like manufacturers page)? Does it skip them automatically? Or does it reinstall them? ...
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How to Create Yum Cache Server for client machines in LAN

Like in Ubuntu we have the option of creating "Ubuntu update cache server" which downloads and update packages directly from internet and serves other client ubuntu machines for installing/updating ...
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Update Previous iTunes Store/App Store Purchase without Active Apple ID?

I don't have an active Apple ID/iTunes account. How do I update software purchased in the past? How do I go down the "if you don't have an Apple ID" path below? Mac OS X will allow one to bypass ...
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Video Adapter needs an update, but where?

I just recently got an compaq presario which had windows xp installed on it. I decided to put a bigger hard drive on it and upgrade it to windows 7. When i did this, it did not recognize my sound ...
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Windows 8.1 update keeps failing

I know this has been covered a little in previous questions, but I still can't pinpoint what is wrong or what is preventing the 8.1 update. First time on the forum, so please correct me if I'm in the ...
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Can't uninstall or upgrade git

I'm on Opensuse ver 12.2. My git seems to be installed in /usr/lib. rnx@linux-sh2d2:~> git --version git version 1.7.10.4 rnx@linux-sh2d2:~> which git /usr/bin/git rnx@linux-sh2d2:~> cd ...
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vlc plays only grey screen with some moving parts

I have got some problem with vlc media player after some updates on ubuntu 12.04. Audio and subtitles works fine, but the picture is just grey. I have tried some other output settings x11 video ...
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Block Java update installations

Out of many, many machines on our network I have 2 that I need to keep a specific older version of Java on in order for an application to work. We use software that pushes out 3rd party application ...
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How to update graphics driver when it needs the new driver to install?

I tried to update my Radeon HD 7730M today, and the installer I downloaded immediately showed me this: How am I supposed to update the driver if I need the new driver to update it??
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How to get Windows Update to also update installed MS programs and not only the operating system?

I have installed Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 on my Windows 7 system. How can I set Windows Update to update these applications (and all installed Microsoft programs) as well as ...
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What prevents attacks from coming in through Windows Update?

If a user sets their Windows 8/7 computer to automatically accept and install updates from Windows Update, what prevents this from being a vector of viruses? Is setting user's computers to ...
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Clock update on every boot

My laptop computer cmos battery isn't working. i want replace but i need to make drawings on autocad for this reason i cant send my laptop to service. in windows 8 there wasnt any problem but i have ...
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How can I boot to DOS with a UEFI BIOS? (re: updating BIOS)

I have a Supermicro X9SCM-F motherboard and I'd like to upgrade the BIOS because I'm having trouble installing Windows 8.1 (and apparently I'm on a very old BIOS). However, I can't seem to boot to ...
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YUM root update error

I'm getting an error that's new to me when I attempt # yum upgrade in a Fedora 20 Virtualbox machine. I've given it 3gb ram, and it's running atop a Haswell core i5 Any fixes are appreciated! Or is ...
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How to update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?

I don't think Windows 8.1 has Microsoft Update that can be used to update Office 2010. Can I update Office 2010 on Windows 8.1?
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Bios update dependencies Asrock

I am using an Asrock Z68 Pro3 Mainboard with Bios P1.60. I want to update its bios to install Arch Linux via Usb on it. On Asrocks website it states: Supports Intel's 3rd Generation CPU. To ...
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Power shut off in the middle of an update

I accidentally shutdown my PC in the middle of downloading SP1 from the Windows Update. After I booted my PC and tried to re-download SP1 again, it wasn't there. I tried looking for SP1 As an ...
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How to Allow Non-Admins to Update Firefox

How can I make it to where regular users, on my active directory domain, can upgrade their workstations to the latest version of firefox (when firefox prompts them that an update is available)? With ...
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Avira Antivirus silent update

I am using Avira Free Antivirus 2013 on Windows 7 SP1. It's been about a month that Avira brings on its update window and steals focus. This is annoying to me. I want Avira to do the update task ...