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Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 15:22:13
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Is there a way to block WU from repeatedly offering the same updates time after time?
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 15:23:48
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Just hide the update.
Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 15:27:49
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How using Vista?

Thanks for help I found out how to.

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 16:06:27
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Why are people still using vista? WHY??
Standard User acpsd775
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 16:09:29
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lol why indeed although some people wont want to pay to upgrade to 7 if they got a free copy of vista with there pc lol

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 16:26:42
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Well, thinking about it, windows 8 leaked not so long ago. But I'm still not sure it'd be worth putting up with vista just to wait for that to be released.
Standard User acpsd775
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 16:29:31
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yea true i was actually a very happy user of vista i never had one problem and always had a pc more than capable so never saw the slow side BUT! as soon as i got 7 beta installed i never touched vista again that's when i realised how bad vista actually was lol

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Standard User wingco1
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 16:31:22
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Why are people still using vista? WHY??
If I upgrade to W7 on this machine would I lose all my Documents, Photos etc?
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 16:59:18
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You're trolling me right? Poe's law is hitting pretty hard right now.
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(Unregistered)Wed 06-Apr-11 17:00:45
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NO.
Standard User wanapoo
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 17:30:50
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In reply to a post by wingco1:
Is there a way to block WU from repeatedly offering the same updates time after time?


1. Click on start
2. Using the right mouse button, click on computer and select properties.
3. at the bottm left of your screen, click on WINDOWS UPDATE.
4. Top left corner of your screen, click on change settings.
5. click on NEVER CHECK FOR UPDATES and click on ok.

You'l probably now get a popup saying windows update is turned off, you can disable the message in the security centre.

Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Apr-11 17:33:16
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Not a good idea. Just ignore specific updates, as already described.
Standard User wanapoo
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 17:46:53
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I always turn off automatic updates and just do it manually when I choose to, as its a pain in the bottom.

It's a nuisance when your in the middle of doing something and it installs a automatic update and restarts the computer losing what your working on.
It's also a pain when you need to leave a computer on so you can have remote access to the files, when it does an automatic update and restarts and just sits in the login page or doesnt automatically restart at all.

Edited by wanapoo (Wed 06-Apr-11 17:47:25)

Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Apr-11 17:56:21
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Yes, but turning off updates is different from letting the check and download be automatic and the installation manual.
Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 18:05:58
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Does remote access need a user to be logged in? Pretty sure it doesn't.
Standard User camieabz
(legend) Wed 06-Apr-11 18:24:04
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Why are people still using vista? WHY??


Cost to update
Hassle to update
Waiting for Win7 SP2
Testing Linux
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Standard User wanapoo
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 18:32:02
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In reply to a post by 12eason:
Does remote access need a user to be logged in? Pretty sure it doesn't.


The computers do need to be logged into an account as the software we use is loaded up when the user profile is started up.

Standard User acpsd775
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 19:49:46
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if you do a correct upgrade then no e.g. vista home to 7 home vista biz to 7 pro should be seamless and have no problems but if you do a total reinstall then yes you would if you didnt back them up but its always a safe bet to back them up on the off chance the upgrade messes up or anything

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Apr-11 19:59:01
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unrelated; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPnehDhGa14
Standard User ggremlin
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 20:20:13
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If I upgrade to W7 on this machine would I lose all my Documents, Photos etc?


you should make a /backup/ copy of all these regardless of any possible upgrade - computers do fail!

edit: I see you put the question as a possible user question, but the answer (to them) is still the same wink

Edited by ggremlin (Wed 06-Apr-11 20:28:24)

Standard User MrGrumpy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Apr-11 12:30:34
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Why are people still using vista? WHY??


Believe it or not but a Laptop I bought not that long ago and was fairly decent was not totally Win7 compatible, it did eventually work but only a after a load of searching for drivers! This was a Dell laptop so cynical as I am, suspect they wanted you to buy a new laptop for Windows7!!

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 07-Apr-11 23:35:14
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In reply to a post by MrGrumpy:
Believe it or not but a Laptop I bought not that long ago and was fairly decent was not totally Win7 compatible, it did eventually work but only a after a load of searching for drivers! This was a Dell laptop so cynical as I am, suspect they wanted you to buy a new laptop for Windows7!!


I run Win7 Pro on 8 year old Inspiron 8200, P4, 2Ghz. All I did was upgrade the memory to 2GB, even though it's only suposed to handle 1GB. Perfectly good performance in normal usage.
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Martin
Standard User MrGrumpy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 08-Apr-11 06:45:09
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Had to do a fair bit of hunting around for a driver for the card reader, seriously poor show from Dell. This was no slouch either Dual Core, raid etc. Mind you its like going back in time with this old desktop of mine right now smile Used to be fast in its day, its sitting here creaking as I type!

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Standard User matthewlowry88
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Apr-11 16:36:40
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Why are people still using vista? WHY??

I've had this current laptop since August 2007 and it came with Vista Home Premium pre-installed. Since then I have installed all of the most recent service packs and things have worked fine. As others have said, if it works OK for what you need it for, and you cannot justify the money for Windows 7 just for a marginal improvement in performance, then just leave it.

I have nothing against Windows 7, and have used it happily on other computers, but I'll happily wait until I replace this laptop before I get Windows 7.

It's for laziness and cost reasons I think smile

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Standard User AEP
(knowledge is power) Fri 08-Apr-11 17:48:14
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Yeah. I've got Vista on my laptop too. it works fine; why pay to upgrade it. Now, if it was XP that would be another matter.
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(newbie) Fri 08-Apr-11 18:39:52
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