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Do I need Microsoft.net Framework updates? [closed]

Do I need Microsoft.net Framework updates? Due to using an Ipad, I am not on my laptop very often, but I like to install the correct updates when I do. I just it use mainly for the internet and Word. ...
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Errors when trying to update Debian 7 APT Cache

When I'm trying to make update (with apt-get update) in Debian 7 I always have errors like this: W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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Windows update is not installing itself

I have this kind of problem: once upon a time my Windows 7 Home premium downloaded, probably bad, update and it didn't install itself for the first time. And now every time I shut down my computer is ...
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Windows Update history contradicting itself

I was just working on a Thinkpad with Windows 7 and in the homepage of Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update it showed Most recent check for updates: Never Updates were installed: ...
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Apt-get update issues on Linux Mint

I recently shifted from Ubuntu 12.10 to Linux Mint 10. The kernel version I am using is 2.6.35-22-generic When I try to update it using sudo apt-get update, I get the following error: Ign file: ...
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How to upgrade an offline computer's OS and software?

I have a Linux computer that is kept offline for extra security. How do I keep it up to date without putting it online? It's running Fedora 17, but I don't mind changing to another distribution if ...
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Cannot run VLC after update (Win7)

I have just updated to 2.0.6 and cannot start VLC. On their site it says: If VLC doesn't even start anymore, delete VLC's configuration file ...Windows Vista/7: C:\Users\%username%\Application ...
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How to Kill Java Update?

I've got rid of the auto-update for Java by disabling it through the registry. Is there a way to stop people from manually updating Java? If someone tries to update Java through other means, is there ...
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Auto-linking an outlook template to an excel chart

I need to send out data chart from excel on a daily basis. I would like to create a template that automatically updates the chart when opened. I am thinking there has to be a way to create a macro ...
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Lock local disc C: from installing or changing files

I want to lock local disk C: so that in the future I won't be able to change or install anything on it. I want to be able to use the data because my OS is installed there but I don't want to install ...
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How to stop Windows update popups? [duplicate]

I'm working on the project on my Windows 7 and have 20 browser tabs and 10 other windows open and right when I'm in the middle of typing this &#^$ pops up: and if I click away it goes away for ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Acting Weird

I fixed the issued by reinstalling Windows. A fresh install was not needed. But I had to use the "Keep personal files only" option. The "Keep Windows settings, personal files, and apps" option did not ...
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Upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal)

I just recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop with no problems whatsoever. I'm just now learning that 9.04 is unsupported and it's making installing software difficult. I came to the conclusion ...
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Errors when updating package list with apt-get on (K)ubuntu

I get some errors when trying to update the package list with sudo apt-get update command, specifically the error messages are as follows: W: GPG error: http://dl.google.com stable Release: The ...
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Is there a way to modify the Windows 8 installation disc?

Is there a way to modify the Windows 8 installation disc? I'm trying to include some updates and language pack to my Windows 8 installation disk as I did in Windows 7.
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RHEL 6.4: Cannot Update via Terminal

I have a RHEL 6.4 server and I cannot use the yum command from within an SSH connection. If I execute any yum command (yum update, yum install, yum clean all) I get the following: Loaded plugins: ...
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In which order should I install drivers, programs and updates after a fresh Windows install?

It's something I always have never been quite sure about... I usually go with drivers first, updates and then programs, but maybe it doesn't even matter at all...
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Automatic updates of Firefox (stable and beta) don't work on OS X

I do use Firefox stable, beta, aurora and nightlies on OS X 10.7.*. While automatic updates work as expected with aurora and nightly builds they don't work, and never have, with stable and beta ...
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Multi user web software update solution

I want to accomplish an easy update procedure for web software that is used by multiple users. The idea is to have the software with multiple versions at /opt/software/version-1.2.3/ or ...
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Why is Windows claiming Vista is counterfeit after installing updates?

We've purchased a Compaq Presario CQ60 Notebook PC from a local Wal-Mart a few years ago. Upon our first boot, we were asked to create recovery discs of Windows Vista because the manufacturer did not ...
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Update manager is not working on Efika MX (Ubuntu Maverick)

When I try to update using the Update manager, I get the following error message: Failed to download repository information: Check your Internet connection. W:Failed to fetch ...
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OS X Snow Leopard in Virtual Box fails to boot after software update

I installed a copy of Snow Leopard on a virtual drive in a Windows 7 host. It has been working fairly well in the past few days. I decided to install the updates for OS X and now it is stuck at the ...
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Custom Firmware for Printers

Is there a way to replace the factory firmware that came with the printer with a custom firmware that allows you to use aftermarket or generic ink cartridges? A search on google doesn't reveal much ...
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Is it possible to block Ask toolbar and McAfee from installing during Java and Acrobat updates? [duplicate]

Some of my users are required to have Java installed on their machines for specific applications. I have been instructing them to become more aware of automatic updates from Oracle. My problem is ...
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The Necessity Of Rebooting A PC After Downloading & Installing Windows Updates & If Not: How To Prevent It? [duplicate]

Quite often after downloading & installing Windows Updates on my PC, a dialogue box pops up similar to the one shown below, asking to restart the computer to complete the process. : This is ...
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Is it possible to pause the Windows Update download?

I'm on a slow dial-up connection, and my Windows 8 is downloading some critical updates. The connection keeps disconnecting, so I was thinking if it was possible to pause the updates download?
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Flash .rom file to BIOS chip

I have got a .rom file from my BIOS chip using this tool (it really isn't a virus). I extracted the Packard Bell boot logo from it using CBROM, edited it and put it back into the .rom, which ...
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Windows Automatic Update Installer

Is there a way to have a program install windows updates and then reboot and install and reboot automatically all night long? It would shave a lot of time off my hands. All versions of Windows.
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BSOD after Windows 8 Update on Macbook Air

Whenever I try to update Windows 8 running dual-boot on my 2012 Macbook Air 13", I get a perpetual blue screen of death after restarting that can only be solved with a System Restore. According to ...
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Windows Generic Software Updater API (Example: Steam, Origin) [closed]

i just noticed that the updaters of steam and origin look very similar. Is this just some "coincidence" or is there some generic updater api available in Windows that i never noticed?
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How to run a shell script on a Mac (10.7.4) to auto install updates?

Im trying to run this shell script that is supposed to do this: This script uses the softwareupdate program on OSX to automatically check for updates and install them. It also logs all updates to ...
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deploying Java with SCCM / SCUP

We have a network of about 250 PC's which I want to deploy the java updates to. As distribution software we are using SCCM 2012 / SCUP 2011. Note: I need to deploy both the x86 and the x64 version. ...
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How do I install Visual Studio CTP updates?

I'm trying to install the "Visual Studio Tools for Git" extension in VS2012 Ultimate, but it says I need an update. It takes me to a "VS2012 Update 2 CTP 3" page, with 10 separate files (some big). ...
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Generic automated updating of desktop applications

Is there an application that will silently update a local folder containing all the files in a web directory? Or even better, if there is a .zip file, it will extract the files into the specified ...
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Windows 8 App Update giving me 0x80246007 errors

To save disk-space on my C drive (and because I couldn't find an Uninstall function in the Windows Store app), I deleted some apps I never use, from: C:\Program Files\WindowsApps However, now ...
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Windows 8 customer preview [duplicate]

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on windows Vista, I can I update all apps with Windows 8 released version?
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Do system and software updates take up more and more space? [closed]

Today I had to update Microsoft Office yet again. Most smaller applications would update by replacing themselves with the new version, but this doesn't seem to be the case with operation systems and ...
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Updating offline Ubuntu Server

I have an ubuntu server which is offline and it doesn't has any external IP to connect to the Internet. I would like to update this server. Would be possible through another ubuntu server which is ...
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How to update linux distro without loosing any software that was installed on the previous version

can anyone let me know how to install linux mint 14 without loosing the data that I have on linux mint 13? I have installed a lot of software from software center, So can you please let me know how ...
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Word 2007 does not update when printing

I used the "update fields when printing" option for years; it is a useful feature. Unfortunately, the update stopped working a few years ago. Our IT guys say it's because of one of the service ...
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Free, automated OS-independent update management solutions

I know it is possible (with OCS Inventory or WSUS for instance) to manage client systems' and applications' updates. However, with OCS Inventory you have to use packages to execute scripts on client ...
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How to disable Google Chrome downloads from Ubuntu updates?

How can I stop the Ubuntu Update from trying to download Google Chrome when it notifies me of updates? I uncheck it every time, but it keeps coming back.
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Windows 7 Getting stuck on shutdown and not installing visual studio updates

I installed a couple of updates and now my computer won't shut down or install certain updates I thought it might just need some time so have left it while going to bed and it is still stuck on the ...
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How to copy Kaspersky 2013 virus definitions update to another computer?

I have 5 computers and installed the same anti-virus (Kaspersky Internet Security 2013) on all of them. Now I want to update the anti-virus on the computers. Since my bandwidth and time are limited, I ...
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Windows 8 Update Locked

I just turned on my laptop today it loaded up and then immediately turned off. On the 2nd boot, it says Windows Update Your PC will restart in 2 days to finish installing important updates. I ...
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Windows 8 boot failure, crashed after update

My laptop - ASUS N53SM I recently upgraded to windows 8. Everything worked just fine. But when windows updated to one of the updates (cant say exact one), it suddenly crashed. Just after installing ...
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Why do I need to install .NET Framework 3..5.1 updates though I don't have 3.5.1 installed?

I have an HP Pavilion DV6 Laptop with an AMD 3510MX APU, running Win 7 Premium 64-bit. Three security updates for Microsoft Framework ver. 3.5.1 appeared while updating Windows today, but don't ...
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How to forbid particular windows update?

I have original Windows 7 Ultimate but a month before I have started to see the following message on every PC turn on: On this computer not original copy of windows is installed After some ...
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Windows 8 stuck installing update

I just restarted my laptop to finish installing a Windows update and now it is stuck on please wait. I have tried a system restore but there is only one restore point in the list and it does not ...
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Installing `at` on Cygwin

I am running a bunch of simulations on several machines. Each of these machines posts a "request" to a server, which then sshes back into this machine to schedule a run of the appropriate simulation. ...