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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. ...
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Login window language has changed after update on Snow Leopard

After the latest update (beginning of Dec. 2012) on Snow Leopard my login window language has changed. My system is set to be in english but the login windows now is in french. Currently I am in ...
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Updating drivers on a Lenovo T410

I have a few question regarding updating the drivers on my Lenovo T410. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed with a 32 bit(X86) sub directory. I'm not that familiar with updating drivers on ...
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iTunes Update 11.0 will not install on my Macbook

I try to update my iTunes to version 11 but every time I open iTunes after the restart it shows me an error message that states, "An Unknown Error Occurred (-42408)". The same thing happens when I ...
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Flash BIOS on multiple computers over the network?

This might be a ridiculous question but is there a way to Upgrade the bios of multiple machines via the network? We have multiple Lenovo machines that require BIOS updates that we are doing ...
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Documenting software-updates semi-automatically in MacOS X by parsing log files?

I'd like to document changes I made to my computer (running MacOS 10.6.8) to be able to identify the sources of eventual problems. Mostly I install updates when a software notifies me about a newer ...
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Why are there two types of Adobe Flash Player download / update?

Adobe Flash Player checks for updates at startup. If updates are required the Adobe dialog pops up with a [Download] button. Usually when I hit the [Download] button it downloads the update straight ...
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freebsd-update patches custom /boot/kernel/kernel which breaks remote access

I am running freebsd-update from time to time on my FreeBSD 9.0 system. I have a custom kernel installed and running and, according to a tip from the FreeBSD documentation (Freebsd Update (section ...
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Want to upgrade my Dell OS to Windows 8 or 7

I have been using 1525 inspiron since 2008 sept, i am considering upgrade to windows 8 or maybe 7. the machine is fantastic and in a very good working, never ever had any problem except for battery ...
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Automatic Flash updates don't work

Normally when Flash updates are available, the updater opens after system boot, and it's a small wizard where you can just click "install", accept an agreement, and everything happens automatically. ...
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Windows 7 64-bit Random Slowdown when developing C/C++ Applications (any IDE or Compiler), Installing or Searching for WIndows Updates, etc

I originally posted this on stack overflow and realised that it was OT for there. I hope it is not an OT here as well. My problem first started when I was using an Open Source C/C++ Library called ...
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Cannot auto-update Google Chrome anymore (error: 12) - OS X 10.8.2

"Update server not available (error: 12)" This is what I get when I check for updates in Chrome - About Google Chrome. I tried the official solution which did not work: ...
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How to auto-update a website mirror with exceptions to certain pages?

I'm currently mirroring a website on my server. The site itself is rarely updated, but it is updated enough that info can become outdated quickly. I mirrored it first with wget, and this worked fine, ...
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How to schedule Mac Software Updates

I would like to be able to schedule software updates to run during the time when my Internet data usage is free. I have tried to figure out how to use Automator and/or iCal to do this, but I am not ...
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Screen resolution Insufficient [closed]

I downloaded the Windows 8 from Microsoft, which tested my hardware before allowing download. I fail to understand why it did not advise me that my resolution is not compatible. The installation ...
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Windows 8 automatic store updates

I have used the express settings, so Windows updates should already be enabled, but it seems this doesn't affect the Windows Store updates. It still wants me to click "Install" in the updates screen. ...
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Automatic update of debian

I have a parc of identical debian wheezy machines. They are competely identical hardware & software except the IP address and some VPN keys. I want to update these machines completely ...
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Is there anyway to stop Windows 8 from restarting for an update?

My Windows 8 machine is going to restart shortly... I have tried a few techniques such as shutdown /a which is not having much luck. Short of pausing the Windows Update service, is there anyway to ...
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Windows Genuine Check out of date

I'm trying to download the WM feature pack for my Windows 7 K install from this page. However the version of GenuineCheck.exe that arrives doesn't run (an error message says its out of date). I've ...
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Does updating BIOS solve certain BSODs?

Specifically speaking I am wanting to update my BIOS for my P8Z77 Asus M-PRO motherboard. I'm running a ivy bridge i7 3770k with a GTX 570, 2 X 8GB G.Skill 1333 DDR3 RAM I have the latest driver ...
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Update Windows XP to SP3 without internet

I've been asked to update some computers running Windows XP (without any service packs) to Windows XP SP3. The computers don't have an internet connection (only a small intranet) and have never been ...
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Is it safe to install kernel packages as dependencies on a Linode?

I'm working on a Linode: [michael@ads_portals ~]$ uname -r 3.5.2-linode45 I need to install some libraries, such as PyQt4-devel: sudo yum install PyQt4-devel Unfortunately, this comes up in the ...
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Chrome suspended while self-updating

Recently, I wanted to check if my Chrome was the newest one. So I clicked the "About Google Chrome" button, and it showed updating. I closed the updating dialog and went back to the main UI. I ...
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Aperture crashes as soon as I open it

I updated to the new Version of Aperture and it crashes every single time I want to open it. Aperture then detected that the library needs to be repaired so it does that and then still crashes. This ...
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What can I do to make Firefox updates silent?

Is it possible to configure Firefox to install the updates in the background or after restart without bothering the user with notification messages?
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Can I backup and restore installed Windows updates? How?

I'm planning on wiping my computer and simply install Windows all over again (clean install), I am already on the process of backing up all my stuff, personal files, programs, serial numbers, etc... ...
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What to do if Windows Update constantly fails without error code?

What can I do to get my Windows XP (currently SP2) up to date when my Windows Update constantly fails without error code? (Just telling me the updates haven't been installed.) It doesn't matter if I ...
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How to update python version in linux terminal

How to update python(2.4) to python 2.6 in redhat linux terminal? I tried sudo apt-get install python2.6 but returned sudo: apt-get: command not found , I am new to linux, any help would be ...
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How to remove Oracle and Adobe updaters from autostart?

Just because I use Java, Flash and the Acrobat Reader doesn't mean I want to be nagged about new updates every time I just want to do something actually productive... There are no registry keys like ...
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Windows 7 updates will not load

I recently had a Windows 7 update (1-8 of them) and when I restart the computer there is an error message that say there was an up date error. When I shut down the computer it says there are updates 1 ...
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FastGate A20 Line And Himem.sys Issue With Updating BIOS

I have been persistent with a thought to perform my first BIOS update ever through MS-DOS but have been postponing this task until today. Despite people telling me any bootable ISO will do it either ...
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Why There Is Limited BIOS Revisions Displayed For My Laptop's Model?

There are actually many BIOS revisions available for my laptop's model - from A04 to A08 and then from A12 to A14 (latest to date). Albeit when signing in to DELL's website and navigating to download ...
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Aptitude not updating/upgrading

Using aptitude is supposed to be the easiest thing in the world. but I've been messing it up somehow. I've recently added backports and non-free to sources.list to try to get my audio working, but as ...
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Will I be able to update Windows 8 Release Preview from Dreamspark to the final released version?

I know that the developer and consumer previews can't be upgraded to the final release version of Windows 8, but I was under the impression that the release preview is the same as the RTM version. My ...
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Is there a way to automatically keep Chrome/Ask Tool Bar from installing?

So of lately, I've had to warn my users to watch out for unwanted programs that are coming in with Adobe Flash and Java updates. Adobe seems to be pushing Google's Chrome and Java with the Ask.com ...
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CentOS : Dependency Resolution Errors

I had been using Ubuntu for quite sometime and recently installed CentOS and getting the below error when I update using yum. How do I resolve such errors? Dependency Resolution Errors: Package: ...
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Automating Nightly Build Installation?

Every night a new build of my program is made and copied to a /Builds/ folder. I have a Windows machine that I want to have uninstall the program then install the latest version of the program from ...
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A running windows service downloading binary-blocked by antivirus

I have a running winservice which downloads an exe to disk and runs the logic from that binary. Everytime I download ,right before the file is saved to the filesystem, I have the AVG antivirus ...
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Vista update 800b0100

As I try to move from IE9 per-release to the regular IE9 I get the mostly useless error 800B0100 sfc completed without error. Using firegenUL I find the most common error to read HANDLER ...
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Temporary pause/disable background updater

Is there any program in Windows 7 that can pause or disable background updaters? The reason I would like to do this is because I have an old computer, and when I watch a video in VLC and background ...
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Windows XP Microsoft Update web page continuous reload loop

So I go to update.microsoft.com. Run the ActiveX, and then the page loads, and says Done on the status bar. However, nothing happens. Windows updater does not run on the page. I have isntalled the ...
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Update laptop's drivers after standard Windows installation?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 running a fresh install of Windows 7. A Windows 7 DVD was used for the installation, rather than the factory recovery procedure. The current specs I have are: Intel ...
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one download to update multiple macs

I have multiple macs, and some software updates are >1GB in size (e.g. iMovies). I have downloaded the standalone updater so that I can apply it across multiple machines, but when I attempt the ...
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How often should I upgrade Debian testing? [closed]

How often do you guys upgrade your Debian testing installation? Is it better to do it at short (i.e. every day) or long (i.e. every other week) intervals? Why?