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Arial, Courier New and Times screen fonts suddenly fuzzy/unreadable

UPDATE: thanks to the Rubber Duck effect, I just stumbled upon this note. It is a known problem: if you have Windows XP and either manually or with some "hack" managed to download the Windows Update ...
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Can I safely abort a Windows 8 update-restart?

My Windows 8.1 laptop is stuck in a bout of 50 updates. These are horrendously slow and are delaying my work. Can I safely interrupt the update process, i.e. issue an ACPI power off?
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Update Windows 7 Embedded

I have Windows 7 Embedded x64. Recently I tried to do the updates, but saw that nothing happens when i click on the button check for updates. What may be the problem? 3 months ago I did the updates ...
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Can't install ie updates on Vista?

I have a laptop running Vista that I use for work and I always installed updates as they were available until a couple of years ago when I found I couldn't access some equipment I had installed on a ...
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How to automatically install updates in linux mint 17.1

I have linux mint 17.1 xfce, and I am wondering how to automatically install updates. Every time a new update is available I have to click on the mintUpdate icon on the panel and enter my password and ...
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How can I achieve “Git”-like update management for Linux?

I want to manage the updates of my Linux system in a similar fashion as Git does it, by being able to move back and forth within "revisions". How could I do that?
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Removing a “package” via DISM in a Windows 8 from recovery options (cant boot after update)

today i insatlled about 700mb of updates for my Windows 8 x64 (had not updated it since Jan2014). after update, when it asked to restart, i restarted and then it never booted up again! just a blank ...
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Fedora 21 update failed

I have fedora workstation 21 installed and I got a notification in the Software application about an "Important OS Update". When I click "restart and install", the machine restarts and boots into the ...
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Automate Update with script ( Flash, Java, Reader )

I'm deploying over 10-20 computers every week and have to update each computer manually. Is there a script that I could use that: Checks-Version, Downloads-New-Version, Updates-New-Version. I ...
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Why is Git failing to update?

This is actual copy/paste from my shell: machine:~ me$ brew install git ==> Downloading https://downloads.sf.net/project/machomebrew/Bottles/git-2.2.1.mountain_lion.bottle.tar.gz ##################...
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Is there a yum command line switch to be informed whether a reboot is necessary after updating?

I know that the packagekit GUI can inform the user that a reboot is necessary after an update. But is there a yum switch I can turn on, or another terminal command I can use, to know whether a reboot ...
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Windows installer fails to update itself with error 0x80073701 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING and will not load any other updates

Another symptom is that it claims that there has been no last update installation ever. It quotes a null in a non-existing source code file on somebody's d: drive: 2014-12-27 00:12:17, Error ...
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Windows 7 updating every time I shut down my PC

In the last few days, every night when I turn off my PC, there is an update installed (1). In the windows updater, it says that it's an "update for windows 7 for x64-systems" (translated word for word ...
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Windows 8.1 update link in Windows store not working

I am attempting to update an HP 2000 series laptop from Windows 8 to 8.1. I performed a factory reset on the laptop then proceeded to install windows updates. After the windows updates were installed ...
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Installing firmware with samsung magician dc

I am trying to get Samsung magican DC to work on my linux (linux mint 17 xfce) computer. I downloaded samsung magician dc from here. Then I downloaded the firmware update files from this page (under "...
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git submodule foreach git pull origin master vs. git pull --recursive-submodules

I manage a repository with several submodules. For a while now I've been using $ git submodule foreach git pull origin master to pull in the latest changes for all of these guys. However, recently ...
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Windows 7 checking for Windows Updates cause memory use to blow up

It started doing this a couple weeks ago, had NEVER done this before. Windows 7 Home Premium. Basically, when Windows checks for updates now, the memory used by the svchost process that holds ...
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How to incorporate updates to windows 8.1 installation media?

I must do a fresh Windows installation. I have access to a legal copy of windows 8.1 on a older laptop that runs windows 7 and a 8GB USB. How can I include all current available updates to my future ...
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Changing windows update settings by cmd?

Hello guys i have a question is there any way to change the windows update schedule from cmd? Or change any reg entry or something similar so that the change can be added in a batch file so it can be ...
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Backup updates on Windows 7

I am planning on formatting my laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium that has gathered up a lot of unwanted programs etc.. and re-installing Windows. The problem is that internet is very expensive in ...
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Turn off windows 8 update to 8.1 and delete downloaded update

Is there any possibility to turn off windows 8 update to windows 8.1? First it was asking me all the time if I want to update it, I pressed deny, now it changed the strategy and it automatically ...
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Windows Server 2008 Installing Updates for 2 days at shutdown

On Friday before leaving work, I rebooted the server because of a software was removed, a UBS server in particular. At the shutdown screen, there was 15 updates. So I stick for awhile till it stayed ...
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How to know if the installation of Windows updates has been frozen or still working?

I had a fresh install of Windows 7. Now it downloaded lots of updates and installing it when I shutdown yesterday. Namely 158 updates. Now at the morning it's at the 138th one, and apparently stuck. ...
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Should I install Microsoft Office updates for products I don't install?

Each time the new Windows updates are released, part of the updates are for Microsoft Office products. However, every time it pushes product updates and fixes for some products I don't have in my PC (...
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ADATA SX900 firmware downgrade failure

I have an ADATA SX900 SSD with firmware 5.8.2. I am trying to downgrade firmware to 5.2.5, but my drive is refusing to accept firmware. It returns this error: FATAL_ERROR: Firmware download failed ...
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Need to upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7 without losing data

I have a desktop with Windows XP on it that I urgently need to get it updated to Windows 7. I have heard from a friend that you need to do a clean install. Or is there a upgrade option, losing any ...
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How to apply only security updates on CentOS?

Ive tried what this article describes: yum install yum-security Next step is yum list-security but the result of this is: Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: mirror.anl.gov * ...
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Permanently prevent an update from being installed on Windows

Is there a way to permanently bar the following update from being installed whenever I install updates? Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719) I have my settings on "Download ...
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disable notepad++ updates on install or through script - Windows 7

I deploy notepad++ to several computer labs where end users don't have administrative rights. I am able to deploy the software, but I need to turn off automatic updates so they aren't getting popups ...
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Uninstall last batch of windows updates [duplicate]

Last night my PC here at work automatically installed updates, I have it set to do that of course. This morning I tried to start Virtualbox and unfortunately it no longer starts due to the updates. ...
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How to upgrade Git in Aptana Studio 3

I just did an update to Aptana Studio 3 to the latest version but unfortunately it did not update the git binary in the built-in shell facility. How do I update git (more precisely msysgit) in Aptana ...
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Google chrome crashes after update on windows 7

Yesterday, I updated google chrome to the latest version visiting chrome://chrome/ on my windows 7. After that, the program started to crash as soon as I opened it. I tried to reinstall it manually ...
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GPG error: https://download.01.org trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available

Running apt-get update shows the following error: W: GPG error: https://download.01.org trusty InRelease: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: ...
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Windows Update download progress bar in Windows 8

I am trying to update a friend's Windows 8 laptop which has not been used for some time (he took one look at Windows 8 and was scared off as it doesn't look like anything he's used to - and sadly he's ...
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VirtualBox can't create 64-bit VM after reboot

Host: Windows 7, 64 bits. Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965, quad core, 64 bits Since I upgraded to VirtualBox 4.3.1.16 I am having this issue. After installing the VirtualBox exe I can create 64 bit ...
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What causes Black Screen of Death after Windows Update Failure on Windows 7 x64(0x80070057)

Receiving error 0x80070057 while performing Windows Updates on Windows 7 (64-bit). Tried the following: Ran Windows Update Troubleshooter. It fixed several Registry problems, but still reports a ...
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Updating system drivers on Win 8 [closed]

I hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this, but if it is I apologize ahead and will close the thread ASAP. I have an Asus G73Jw with Windows 8.1 and I was looking into make it run faster/more ...
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Cannot Install Updates Windows 8.1 Error 80070490

When I attempt to install updates I recieve the error code 80070490. I ran the command SFC /SCANNOW, which returned "Found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them.." I also ran Dism /Online ...
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How to update chrome browser without uninstall ( for error 1 )?

I'm using chrome Version 33.0.1750.154 and i cant update my browser to new version. I have noticed that the following error in => About Google Chrome Tab Version 33.0.1750.154 Update failed (...
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Delete hung firefox update?

Firefox displays the following message when I open it: Firefox also provides this: The problem began last week or the week before. When it happened, I manually installed the latest version. ...
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laptop will not boot hdd - samsung 13" ultrabook 5 series

This is a long one. I want to include troubleshooting I did. Im running windows 8.1, I downloaded the Samsung SW updater software and it gives me a whole list of updates including the Bios update. So ...
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How to disable KMPlayer checking for updates at start up

How to disable KMPlayer checking for updates always at start up? I'm using version 3.9 It always pops up at startup. Even it's not a direct update, it's going to Cnet downloader when I click ok.
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Google Chrome Update changed my browser resolution [duplicate]

I just updated Chrome and have hit a massive problem in its display it's like someone has lowered the resolution and it is messing with everything. My set up is 1920 x 1080. However, Chrome seems to ...
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How to reduce the size of Microsoft Office installation (updates)?

In 2014 Microsoft has released several updates for its Office 2013 suite: these updates are huge: ~1 GB / update / month Microsoft proposes updates for some Office components that are not even ...
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Windows won't check for updates, fails to update manually.

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 I've had this problem for about a year now. Unfortunately, I don't have enough reputation to post images directly on here yet, but I can link to screenshots I have uploaded ...
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Realtek HD Audio is not getting sound to audio jack after windows 8.1 August 12th update

I'm working on a toshiba A665-S6050 with Realtek High Definition audio. I have a High Definition Audio Device Driver From windows and a realtek high definition audio driver. I installed the R2.75 ...
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Install updates

I have set up my Windows 8.1 to download updates and install them according to my request (not authomatically). Now I see message at the right conner of login windows Importat updates are available. ...
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Pacman doesn't download anything - Always 404

I want to install some software on my Raspberry Pi running Arch Linux, but I keep getting error 404. I did some research and found that I needed to do pacman -Syy and pacman -Syu... When I run ...
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Want to buy Asus H81M-PLUS motherboard and i3-4150 CPU; how to make sure it'll work?

I want to buy an ASUS H81M-PLUS mainboard and an Intel i3-4150. The CPU is an Haswell Refresh CPU, but the mainboard needs a newer BIOS version to support the CPU. I expect it won't be shipped with ...
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How do Microsoft hotfixes actually work?

I don't get how Microsoft hotfixes work in practice. Hypothetical example: Imagine a simple app – just one file, CoolApp.exe. Hotfix1 is released to resolve an issue. Later on, Hotfix2 is released to ...