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May
20
asked How do you disable special keys in osk.exe?
May
20
comment Is typing %^ into cmd.exe a Windows easter egg?
They got rid of all future easter eggs to increase trustworthiness? How do they suppose that works out?
Apr
13
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
7
comment How to increase mouse sensitivity beyond limits in Windows Regedit?
How is MouseSpeed a multiplier when you gain speed by increasing it up to 2, but by setting the other two to 0?
Mar
20
revised How can I compare the versions of two executables from the command line?
couple of minor changes to grammar, spelling; mainly taking something the author said in a comment and applying it to the question itself
Mar
20
suggested approved edit on How can I compare the versions of two executables from the command line?
Mar
12
revised IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
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Mar
7
accepted IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
Mar
7
answered IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
Mar
5
comment IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
@magicandre1981 I guess that was it. I tried a few things to get rid of it and partially went by what people were saying at sevenforums.com/system-security/290614-sfc-warning.html, but I think the two that probably worked were ESETSirefefCleaner and RogueKiller - at least RogueKiller. After that, scannow /verifyonly acted like everything was fine, and I was able to install IIS. You brought up CBS and sfc /scannow, so go ahead and post it all as an answer.
Mar
5
comment IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
... "\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_security-malware-windows-defender-events_31bf3856ad36‌​4e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_118cf1dcd54a3dea\MpEvMsg.dll". I looked it up, and apparently ZeroAccess somehow messes with a link or something (?) to that dll and redirects it to another folder. sfc /verifyfile doesn't work too well with that file, and when I access its properties, Windows suddenly starts thinking it's a shortcut with target \Windows\system32\config. I think this issue has been on the computer for a while and has survived Kaspersky and McAfee, so I'm hunting for a way to fix it.
Mar
5
comment IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
@magicandre1981 Sorry it took me a little while. Looks like ZeroAccess is involved. sfc /scannow kept failing somewhere close to 65%, other Windows Updates would either succeed or fail, depending on which they were, chkdsk didn't help very much, etc. Today though I tried sfc /verifyonly, and it came back saying that stuff was corrupted. I looked in the CBS log, and there were four Error log lines grouped right there together, with the first one saying things like (F) STATUS_FILE_IS_A_DIRECTORY and ...
Feb
21
revised IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
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Feb
21
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Feb
21
comment IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
@magicandre1981 Alright, it's up there now. Thanks.
Feb
21
revised IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
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Feb
20
comment IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
@magicandre1981 Are you wanting me to post a certain file in the question?
Feb
20
comment IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
@Ramhound What do you think I should do?
Feb
19
asked IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc
Sep
11
revised Before Operating systems, What concept was used to make them work?
minor corrections to grammar