[SATLUG] Re: SATLUG Digest, Vol 166, Issue 1

Mary Yatti yatinhat at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 17 12:02:17 CST 2017


I hate Windows10 and Word 2016.  I get them free from work.  I miss linux and open office 

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Today's Topics:

  1. Window's 7 Update (NATHAN OXHANDLER)
  2. Re: Window's 7 Update (Don Wright)
  3. Linux Update (Don Wright)
  4. Re: Window's 7 Update (Joe)
First, I AM USING MY LINUX COMPUTER FOR THIS MESSAGE. The last time I asked about a Window's problem most responses were to us Linux. I have and will use it for years. 

My Window's 7 computer is no longer allowing me to do Updates. Has anyone else run into this problem? If so how did you solve the problem? 

Nathan 


NATHAN OXHANDLER wrote:

>First, I AM USING MY LINUX COMPUTER FOR THIS MESSAGE. The last time I asked about a Window's problem most responses were to us Linux. I have and will use it for years. 
>
>My Window's 7 computer is no longer allowing me to do Updates. Has anyone else run into this problem? If so how did you solve the problem? 

Have seen this on a couple of client machines lately. Seems like something
in the [1]C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder gets damaged. This is a
critical location for WindowsUpdate, and surprise! Microsoft's tool to fix
WindowsUpdate problems doesn't fix it or even tell you it's broken. 

If you crawl through the Microsoft forums long enough, you'll see references
to doing a bunch of increasingly dangerous things. Renaming the
SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old is one of the milder
items, and has worked both times I've encountered it in recent weeks.
  --Don


[1] or other system drive location, as appropriate.

-- 
"Reboot, Reinstall, Replace"; 
The three-R's of Microsoft Computer Literacy.


While we're speaking of updates, I just updated from [1]Devuan Jessie to
Devuan Ascii (the names are from minor planets, not toys) and was stunned
that there were speed increases to be found in the old Linux system. It
boots faster, it fetches updates much faster... I'm a bit scared to try
Frozen Bubble.

Didn't Redmond teach us that newer software had to run slower on older
hardware?

[1] www.devuan.org

-- 
Puns happen because bad people exploit security flaws in language.
  --Howard Tayler


https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-update/windows-7-update-solution/f39a65fa-9d10-42e7-9bc0-7f5096b36d0c

Try manually installing the updates in the article.  Also, it may be
helpful to stop some services before installing:

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
net stop appidsvc
net stop cryptsvc

Hope that helps!  Good luck.

On Dec 17, 2017 11:25 AM, "Don Wright" <wmail at dslextreme.com> wrote:

> NATHAN OXHANDLER wrote:
>
> >First, I AM USING MY LINUX COMPUTER FOR THIS MESSAGE. The last time I
> asked about a Window's problem most responses were to us Linux. I have and
> will use it for years.
> >
> >My Window's 7 computer is no longer allowing me to do Updates. Has anyone
> else run into this problem? If so how did you solve the problem?
>
> Have seen this on a couple of client machines lately. Seems like something
> in the [1]C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder gets damaged. This is a
> critical location for WindowsUpdate, and surprise! Microsoft's tool to fix
> WindowsUpdate problems doesn't fix it or even tell you it's broken.
>
> If you crawl through the Microsoft forums long enough, you'll see
> references
> to doing a bunch of increasingly dangerous things. Renaming the
> SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistribution.old is one of the
> milder
> items, and has worked both times I've encountered it in recent weeks.
>  --Don
>
>
> [1] or other system drive location, as appropriate.
>
> --
> "Reboot, Reinstall, Replace";
> The three-R's of Microsoft Computer Literacy.
>
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