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How to update a BIOS without Vista?

I'm attempting to install an OS on a Compaq Presario SR5113WM. I'm having trouble boot from CD with it, so I figured I would try a BIOS update. Well, I went to the compaq update page and the BIOS ...
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Why is apt-get trying to install linux-image? (and how can I stop it?)

The other day, I tried to update Abiword by running the command sudo apt-get update abiword. Obviously, it didn't work, but I had no idea how badly it would fail. apt-get began installing several ...
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Windows Updates settings issue?

it's my first post here, don't wanna make it long, but I got a problem with my 'Windows Update' it won't show its setting's options. It only shows these settings: Important Updates, Recommended ...
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Unable to start iTunes due to incorrect version of Quicktime

I am getting the following error when I try to run iTunes. --------------------------- Newer Version of QuickTime Required --------------------------- QuickTime version 7.6.2 is installed, iTunes ...
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How can I update Firefox add-ons automatically?

Similar to this question, is it possible to update installed plugins via the command line? I'm running YSlow with beacon reporting as a nightly cron job under OSX: /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/...
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How to update GIgabyte X58 BIOS in 64bit Windows?

I want update my ex58 GIGABYTE motherboard but there is no their bios update tool is not compatible with 64bit, I'm getting this: --------------------------- Unsupported 16-Bit Application ------...
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How do I download Vista hotfixes since SP2 for a vLite image?

I am creating an up to date Vista image with vLite. Therefore I integrated SP2 in the slipstream, but the SP2 came out in May 26, 2009, according to Microsoft. There has been numerous hotfixes ...
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Best drivers backup (and maybe update) software [closed]

What are best drivers backup (and maybe update) software? Some of this software do not seem to be good enough to trust...
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Automatic update of Firefox in Vista

Last year I got a PC for the kids with Windows Vista and, amongst other things, set it up with a copy of firefox 3.0.1. None of the kids accounts are administrators so every now and then software asks ...
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Install ,Upgrade and Patch Vs Fresh and Clean installation

For a given software, which type of installation you prefer and why?
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How do I update my Firefox in Ubuntu?

How do I update my Firefox in Ubuntu. i.e. I want a newer version
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How can I stop Windows 7 rebooting to install updates

I have the RC of Windows 7 and I have a lot of really important stuff pen on my pc, it says it installed new updates and it needs to reboot, it lets me post-pone the reboot by 10 min - up to 4 hours ...
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Prevent Automatic driver update on Windows XP

I have a Lenovo Z61m machine running Windows XP. On this machine i have a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet netcard. For the last 2-3 months, windows have been automatically updating my drivers to ...
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!! 0xc01a00d !! aka Vista won't boot [closed]

Answer: Parts of the hard drive are corrupted. All of my user's code was checked in, so I'm just going to format the box. One of my users has an HP DV5-1235dx laptop running Windows Vista ...
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How do I properly update Python on Mac OS X

If I download python from the Python website and try to install it with the installer, it installs, but I need to specify that I want the new version of Python when I run my programs from terminal. If ...
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Maintain all programs up to date on Windows? [closed]

Is there any program in Windows that would notify me when some program that I have installed can be updated or upgraded because a new version has been released?
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How to get a list of Software Updates that have been applied to my MacBook Pro via Software Update

How can I get a list of the patches that have been applied to my MacBook Pro via the Mac OS X software updater?
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Automatic driver search & update on Windows? [closed]

I have a Dell laptop issued by my employer, and I always find it a real pain to search for, download and maintain their drivers. It baffles me that there does not seem to be a nice way (product, ...
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How do I fix HP Update?

I keep getting the HP update running on my computer. When trying to install, it cancels a few seconds after starting. I see the latest update is a fix to fix this behavior, but that does not work ...
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Grayed Out Ubuntu Distribution Updates

As shown in the screen-shot below, there are two updates under distribution updates that have been there for a couple of months now. These updates are not click-able and I see no way to get rid of ...
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Fedora 11 software update stuck

I just told the update notifier in Fedora 11 to install the security updates. It downloaded everything and applied the updates. Now the updater says Cleaning Up Packages. Its been stuck there for ...
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How can I update the bios of my gigabyte ex58 ud4p motherboard?

Virtual PC docs say I have to disable trusted execution or update bios. I am running a gigabyte ex58 ud4p motherboard. How can I update the bios, is it risking what I have installed on my system now?...
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Cleanup after fresh windows server 2003 installation

After installing Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 and then running every single windows update, the disk space used is huge. This is mainly due to all the hotfix / updates and their rollback data, etc. I ...
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My friend's Mac OS X is crashing every 20 minutes since her last Software Update… can it be fixed?

My friend bought a Mac OS X in January 2004. Two years ago, she upgraded to Leopard. Her Mac performed OK, although it froze now and then. Then today, she did a Software Update. She clicked ...
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Product or method that will allow me to schedule all heavy background tasks (updates, scans, etc)?

So, frequently I notice my computer is running like a dog and check task manager to find out that google desktop is indexing, virus scan is running, windows update is downloading stuff, other programs ...
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Is it a good idea to install an OS as soon as it's released? [closed]

Or is it better to wait some time so critical fixes are released? I'm thinking specifically about Windows 7, but this can apply to any OS.
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How do I stop Apple Software Updater from trying to install iTunes? (Windows)

Whenever there's a Safari or a Quicktime update the Apple Software Updater pops up asking if want to update. This is fine, however it also auto-checks a box that says 'Install Quicktime + iTunes' that ...
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How do I update my jdk update 12 to jdk update <latest> without having to download the whole 100+MB jdk bunch?

How does one update jdk update 12 to jdk update without having to download the whole 100+MB jdk bunch? OS: Fedora 9 (About to go Fedora 11, but that is a different story)
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AppFresh-like software for Windows? [closed]

AppFresh is a useful program for Mac OS X. It scans for applications on your computer and does an online check if there are available updates. Is there similar software for Windows?
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Chrome and O3d not updating

Update: Chrome and o3d are now at latest versions, not sure if they are updating properly though, and can't really check until next release. Whenever chrome or o3d try to update themselves on my ...
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Managing updates for multiple computers on the same network

At home I have three Windows PCs running Vista and, come update time, the home network can become a bit congested with three computers downloading exactly the same updates at (around) the same time. ...
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Save applied system updates for backup

When I need to reformat a hard drive, or if I get a new computer, the first thing that needs to be done is to download all the backups. Depending on how old the installation media is, this can often ...
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Automatic updates on OS X Leopard

Is it possible to set OS X Leopard to update my system automatically at a specific time, just like Windows does? Right now the Updater randomly pops up when there are updates and I have to manually '...