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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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Automated updates in Linux is a good idea? [closed]

We all know that keeping a web server updated is very important to avoid bugs and been hacked. I had experiences where an update broke an application: say you have a site running fine with PHP 5.2 ...
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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?
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Windows 7 keeping updating and does not shutdown

It's been four days now, every time that I try to shutdown my computer, Windows tries to install updates, no problem with that, but the "updating" screen remains for more than 8 hours. This started ...
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Install XP and its updates on several PCs

What's the fastes way to install Windows XP on 20 PCs? Currenlty I have XP on a cd but I was thinking about a network installation. Is that possible? The second issue is about the updates. The ...
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How to update my bios in Windows XP

I have this BIOS no INTEL MQ96510J.86A.0816.2006.0716.2308 Can anyone please tell me where I can find the update bios image and how can I update that. I don't have any floppy drive on my ...
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Not able to start update manager on Ubuntu12.10

Recently I updated to Ubuntu 12.10 But now I am not able to launch update manager. Whenever I try to launch it I see the following error on console. (update-manager:4686): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings ...
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Retrieve all Microsoft Windows updates

Is there any way to get information about all Microsoft updates including non-security Critical Updates? I know this can be done with WSUS but I can't use WSUS in my company. I also tried to use WUA ...
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Updating from OSX Lion 10.7.2 to 10.7.4

I just got my Mac upgraded to 10.7.2, just to be able to install Xcode 4.3.3. However, when I try to install Xcode 4.3.3, it says that it requires a minimum of OSX 10.7.3. Then using the "Software ...
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How do I update the BIOS on my motherboard. Asus P8Z77-V LX

I recently built this new PC but I notice most games are not running as well as I had hopped, Tribes, Skyrim, Saints Row the Third and Serious Sam 3 for example. Some have really bad FPS like 60-30, ...
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McAfee failing on update

It seems like I'm experiencing some trouble when McAfee Anti-Virus tries to update. I get the error log listed below: Event Type: Error Event Source: MsiInstaller Event Category: None Event ...
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How to choose eclipse update site mirror server in Eclipse IDE e.g. Sweden, Japan etc

While trying to install a new plugin in Eclipse, it seems to take a lot of time with the default mirror site being chosen by Eclipse. Is there any way, where I can set which mirror location to use ...
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How to apply Mac App Store software updates from the command line?

I'm administering several computer labs using software from the Mac App Store. Is there any way to apply software updates from the command line (via Remote Desktop), instead of having to go around to ...
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Windows update error code : 80244004

I am using Windows 7 and ESET SMART SECURITY 5 . Today I wanted to update my computer using Windows Update but it does give me error : Error(s) found: Code 80244004 ...
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Can I safely delete the files created by NVIDIA display drivers?

Every time I install a NVIDIA driver the files get unzipped into C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver. I assume the setup copies the files to another location and this unzipped data is only useful for the ...
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How to update the system using the terminal?

I normally update my Linux Debian using the Update manager, but how can I do that using the terminal?
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How does the linux update manager work? [closed]

I want to know how the update manager for linux works. For instance, how does my linux distro check to see if there are any available updates for download and which servers to download these updates? ...
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What is the technical differences between “update” and “upgrade” with yum?

I frequently use the following when updating/upgrading RPM-based distros (CentOS, RHEL, and Fedora in my case): yum -y update && yum -y upgrade However, I'm not sure exactly how the two yum ...
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Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running

This morning I attempted to run Windows Update on two of my Windows 7 PCs (both are virtual machines), and I ran into this interesting pop-up error message. I have never encountered this problem ...
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Using integrated webcam after updating for youcam software

My webcam doesn't work since 2 months ago.I tried to resolve the problem but I couldn't yet. at first,I tried to update my webcam driver but I couldn't find the location of webcam.In my device ...
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OS X gets stuck at the login window and only displays the dark blue linen background

I had to hard boot my MacBook off last night after it got stuck in a Keynote presentation. On the restart, I opened Safari / Chrome and would visit a webpage and about a second after rendering the ...
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Mac doesn't find update to 10.6.0

I'm trying to update my Mac from 10.5.8 to 10.6.0 in order to install Photoshop CS6 but my Mac doesn't want to find the update when I click Check for updates. What options do I have?
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A desktop app for viewing the latest updates to git repositories in real-time? (OS X)

Does anyone know if there is a simple OS X app that can display real-time updates to git repositories? Basically, I'm working on several repositories with multiple people, so normally I always have a ...
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After 10.7.3 update network does not work in a Vmware virtual machine

I have a macbook running OS X 10.7.2. I run windows xp as virtual machine using vmware fusion 4.0.2. Recently I updated OS X to 10.7.3 and network does not work anymore on the windows xp virtual ...
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OS X software updates download but don't install

I've got three 10.6 computers that won't install OS X updates. Checking for new software will show about a dozen updates (Security updates, Safari, iPhoto, printers, etc) and if choose install it ...
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How to install new version of Netbeans without lost project data?

I'm using Netbeans 7.1.1. Yesterday I checked Netbeans new version and got 7.1.2 version. Then I want to update Netbeans to version 7.1.2, but Netbeans doesn't auto detect previous version and remove ...
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For software updates on Windows 7 do I have to uninstall the previous version?

Several programs such as PDF viewers, Password Managers, Download Assistants and others that are somewhat susceptible to security problems mostly have an automatic update check enabled. Usually I get ...
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Del button stopped working in MS Outlook Express 6

I have this older XP machine that I use mostly to check emails and play Pandora in Firefox. I don't browse the internet on it or open any emails that I don't know the source of. (I'm more than what ...
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Cannot install Virtualbox's Extension Pack 4.1.14

I've just updated my VirtualBox and cannot install the latest associative extension pack. My Virtualbox version My Extension Pack version My error Please help.
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Selective update with pacman / yaourt?

I´m using yaourt in ArchLinux. Is it possible to do a yaourt -Syu but only including packages from core/extra or what I want? How to update single packages? yaourt -U <package> does not work ...
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Disable automatic updates in AcdSee Pro 5

I cannot find how to disable ACDSee Pro 5 automatic updates. There is no such option in application settings. The annoying notification comes up after every reboot. And the annoying window comes ...
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Update tool unable to start

I keep on getting this error even though I have uninstalled Python on my machine. I thought that this could be related to Java, so I reinstalled Java but it did not work. Also, what is a ...
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Already with Visual C++ 2008, do I need to install Visual C++2005?

A program that I want to install says it requires Visual C++ 2005. I already have Visual C++ 2008 installed; Am I right to assume that the newer version includes the older as a subset? Are there ...
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Why don't applications update by calculating difference?

I have Ubuntu computers and an Android phone, and it's always perplexed me why the default update manager on Ubuntu and Google Play on the phone don't update existing versions of applications by ...
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downgrading from 10.7.2 to 10.7.0

I have the latest Mac book Air, it was with 10.7.0 installed when I ran it for the first time. After getting updated to 10.7.2 My Autocad 2011 is crashing a lot, I want to revert back to original ...
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Why does HP Update at remote system trigger RDP printing at local system?

This is obscure. When connected with RDP to another system that has HP Update installed on it, either directly running the HP Update or having the notification pop up to ask if you want to run HP ...
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Software update shows “P⁣⁣roblem with the system installer tool” error in OS X Lion

I can't update my system. Does anyone know what the problem is? sudo softwareupdate -i -a Password: Software Update Tool Copyright 2002-2010 Apple Downloading Digital Camera Raw Compatibility ...
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OSX - Update “Java for OS X 2012-002” is not mentioned on support.apple.com, is this ok?

Straight after installing "Java for OS X 2012-001" Software Update asks me to install "Java for OS X 2012-002", which has the exact same size (66.6 MB) and description (including the same two links: ...
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Confirm Ubuntu updates

Over the past couple of weeks I've noticed that my Ubuntu 11.10 installation has had many security related updates, including changes to CA Certificates. Is there Ubuntu web page that lists all ...
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Can I install Windows 8 updates to a Windows 8 partition without being booted into Windows 8?

I have a Windows 8 partition that was functioning perfectly since the second of this month. It recently gave me a BSOD and stopped working at all. I tried the advice of everyone I could find that ...