Since the last automatic update from Microsoft, I get the message on Outlook & Excel I need to activate the product.
Since the last automatic update from Microsoft, I get the message on Outlook & Excel I need to activate the product. When I try to activate I tells me it is already activated, they have been running fine since 2001 when the Office Proffesional was legally purchased.
The pop-up with activation message has two buttons, "Remind me later" and the button "more..." which seems to send me around in circles when it is followed.
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I received a message on Tuesday, 13 APRIL, saying "26 updates important WINDOWS", "download and install now", this message appears now everytime I restart the computer, but my computer normally automatically updated, these real updates? I don't want to be wrong in something 'wrong' download any advice on what I need to do please?
Hi Windows model,
It seems that the download process and the automatic installation does not work or has been replaced by the manual process or these updates require a manual procedure for some reason any.
Go to start / Control Panel / Windows updates and see what he says about the available updates. In fact, to be sure, click Find updates first and then when all make them appear results, which should include 26 (or maybe more now). They should all be controlled. Choose to download and install them and then wait until it is complete (this may take a while). Once completed, restart the system and be patient while they go through the process of update during the stopping and starting. The computer can also be a bit slow for a while after the start because he equates updates.
In the meantime, return to the Windows updates and make certain that it is updated automatically on the schedule you selected - otherwise, it's the new setting reset. If so, forget this incident and see if things return to normal. After the return if the system continues to do not automatically update two or three times.
If you run it through Windows update (and not a pop-up message) then you will be fine. If after you have installed all the updates, the message continues to appear, after back with the message Word for Word that is accurate and complete, including all the codes.
I hope this helps. BTW, I checked and discovered 23 needed to be downloaded and installed updates and also I have put to produce automatically - but I didn't get any message (I decided to check because he felt like a while, since the last updates have taken place). I did it and it worked fine. Now, I also expect to see if automatic updates (and it is defined in this way) returns to normal after this one incident.
I GET THE SAME DOWNLOAD UPGRADE OF MICROSOFT I HAD ALREADY INSTALLED ON MY PC.
IT CEASES TO APPEAR ON THE SYSTEM TRAY TO MY PC WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF AN UPDATE, I HAD ALREADY
INSTALLED ON MY PC.
WHAT IS PAST WITH THE MICROSOFT AUTOMATIC UPDATE?
If you need it, you will be directed to install it. No need to install just for fun.
You are welcome.
about having Microsoft automatic update, Outlook on Vista has stopped working properly. I can open the program, write an e-mail or two and may be able to send a mail, then the program freezes. It happened just after a update to day to day. How can I solve this problem without removing the new updates?
Automatic updates has also changed all of my Web pages. It's very upsetting. Why? Internet Explorer took over. What was wrong with me. I gave permission to the automatic updates program but does not reset my personal settings. How can I avoid this in the future?
Office at the above link forums
Outlook Help Forums at the link above.
They will help you with your Outlook questions when repost you in the Office Forums above.
Understanding Windows Update and Extras in Windows Vista at the link above.
Remove the Vista updates; two ways to do this:
1. a System Restore to before the updates:
Click Start > programs > Accessories > system tools > System Restore > restore time/choose your own date > next
If you use Norton, disable it before using the system restore.
If it is impossible to enter the Normal Mode, do a Safe Mode system restore:
Press F8 at the startup/power and the list of startup options, use THE ARROW key to select Safe mode > and then press ENTER.
System restore steps according to the info above.
2. click on start > right click on computer > properties > Windows updates down the lower left corner > updates installed in the lower left corner in the next window
> then click the one that you don't want > uninstall will appear at the top > uninstall it.
In addition, on the page where you clicked "Installed updates", click on change settings at the top left corner it
> Change update settings in the next page of AutoUpdate to "check for updates but let me choose etc" > OK ".
When you take a look at pending updates, you can either download/install them one at the time, namely the update causing you problems.
> or if you do not need an individual > right-click on > UAC prompt > hide it
Windows Update Forum:
It's updated operating system Vista, upgraded installation and activate Forum.
You will get the best help for any problem of Update/Service Pack in the Windows Update Forum; the link below:
When you repost here, kindly include the Error Codes, and exactly what is happening when you try to update.
In this way, you will receive the best help.
See you soon.
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I want to make sure that the microsoft automatic updates is enabled. I found directions on how to do it but that you do not want to go through all that if they are already on. Thanks for any direction you may have for me.
Click Start - Control Panel - Security Center - automatic updates must be on.
More info here: -.
have hp pc running xp pro version 2002 service pack 3, and when I allow the automatic update (kb2661254 or kb2749655 or kn2756822) to install the machine restarts.
I try and install one at a time and each restarts the machine?
Win update works better with ie8.
one or more of your defenses can be cousing problems with updates.
other updates at the same time comeing too can couse problems.
Remember - this is a public forum so never post private information such as numbers of mail or telephone!
- You have problems with programs
- Error messages
- Recent changes to your computer
- What you have already tried to solve the problem
You forgot to post all relevant information as to why to THE does not work on your operating system of mystery and what error codes you receive etc etc.
Rather than guess, maybe you could send back with some additional information or try: -.
How to reset the Windows Update settings?
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2011 - Update Services
I've now had for July's malicious software removal tool to move 6 times. Suggestions how to stop this please
Please keep us updated.
What happened when you tried to uninstall the update?
Did you try to reinstall the application and check if the problem persists?
Hide you the update?
Please send to us with more information to help you better.
I need help! My CD/DVD drive has disappeared, it is not even in the BIOS, and all the other removable disks since I installed an update from Microsoft. I went through all the troubleshooting steps and nothing has worked, including the fix it. How can I fix it? I contacted Microsoft and back an email that I had to PAY for technical support to resolve this issue. Which seems hardly fair since there was an update on their part that messed up my laptop. I have a Gateway MX8738 with Vista Home Premium. I have not seen the error messages it just that there is no CD/DVD drive installed and when I check in my computer the only things that are displayed are the drives C and D.
Step 1: Please do all the same underneath if you did some before as is often total
a process that solves the problem.
Try this - Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click on the device - driver tab.
Click on update drivers (this will probably do nothing) - RIGHT click ON the drive - uninstall.
RESTART this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if the reader does not appear to continue
Then, work your way through these - don't forget the drive might be bad, could be a coward
cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 - a Mr Fixit
The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to
for Windows Vista
When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error in Windows
Vista installation after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
Drive CD - R or CD - RW Drive is not recognized as a recordable device
Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then check the cables
both ends. Remove and replace, do not just tight. For laptops, you can often clean the
power and data of the contacts with a pencil eraser.
Some DVD players do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the system manufacturer
and the manufacturer of the device to see if there is a firmware or drivers for your drive if necessary.
Step 2: You have disc problems as the CD/DVD is actually 4 discs in 1 case
(Read burn CD & DVD and CD and DVD). It's not unusual for 1 or 2 parts to not
function, while others do so correctly.
Did you follow the Troubleshooting Guide for the reader who still does not work? There are
the entries in registry that the troubleshooter does not solve and those who "might" be the cause.
Check with your Maker system and a device for the two possible firmware updates
and the correct registry entries for your car.
Here are the keys to what I believe are the ones in question - for the CD/DVD drive subkeys
course because there will be other subkeys in these keys. Do not forget to ask involved specific keys
as well as the parameters.
You can probably find more info here and maybe even right for registry settings
your CD/DVD from someone with the same drive model.
Forums - a lot of expert real help
I hope this helps.
Rob - bicycle - Mark Twain said it is good.
Fully updated, xp pro, ie8
When you click Start, all programs, windows update, go to the updates of microsoft with the compatibility view
which connection online for microsoft updates gets updates microsoft without compatibility view
can I change the path for my start, all programs, windows updates to be updated from microsoft without view compatibiliy?
Edit: have reinstalled os with a sp3 slipstreamed cd.
Edit2: no sites are not listed in my compatibility view settings.
There is no need to uninstall/reinstall MSE.
1. open IE (only!) to Microsoft Update . Click change settings in the left pane. Scroll to the bottom of the page. To stop using Microsoft Update. Disable the Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only (check).
1B. Reboot for good measure.
2. your shortcut on the start menu should now be updated to Windows .  use it (not the Tools menu pull-down option) to go to http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate. Assuming that it does NOT open in compatibility mode...
3. "Flip" your source of default update appropriate Microsoft update by clicking on the option / link on the main page of Windows Update (IIRC).
3B. reboot for good measure & test to see if the Microsoft Update shortcut on your Start menu will however open IE8 in compatibility view.
PS: I don't have a WinXP box handy to test myself, but the last time I used the Microsoft Update shortcut on one of my client computers, it has not opened in compatibility view. As far as I know, MS may have changed something since then so YMMV.
 If you persevere with Windows Update as a source of update by default, MSE will always be 'auto-update' [even thought that Windows Update will offer more optional updates Defs] but will offer no updates to the ESM (e.g. new versions MSE) program or updates for MS Office, Silverlight, or Skype .
Restore to factory state out of the box. Can I install all updates from Microsoft using Windows update or can I install antivirus first before to connect to internet?
Currently Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 x 86 (no patches since 2008). Currently, it has no AV and has not been connected to the internet yet. It will be behind a router.
I had to redo the factory already reset after be connected to the net for 20 minutes and then a bunch of programs kept crashing saying Data Execution Prevention had to close the program StackHash and BEX error when executing update for HP drivers.
Maybe I installed Kaspersky first next time?
What should I do?
No problem. Install the updates. You can install the anti-virus later.
Just don't start browsing the inet by updating.
I downloaded updates from microsofts and the next step was to who I checked ok restart.
The computer turns off and then tried to start, but stops and the error of reading a disk error has occurred.
Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart. It does not work. Cannot enter safe mode or use my cd XP pro disk. Need some help here.
Is it possible to start this computer from my laptop? My laptop using vista altimate. I can be reached at my e-mail address * address email is removed from the privacy *.
They will help you in the above discussion group.
XP discussion groups:
Link above is to the XP newsgroups.
There is a list of groups of discussion XP to the bottom of the left column.
You get the help you need there.
Here is the Vista Forums.
See you soon
Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
I JUST BOUGHT a key code to update from microsoft for windows xp. When I enter the code is says I have an invalid code? can someone help me?
1. what exactly are you referring?
2. Enter the code to upgrade the main code of the Office application or operating system?
Follow the steps in this article.
You receive an error message after you enter the product key when you try to install Windows XP
Beginning yesterday, whenever I turn my computer on mode 'sleep', the computer stops to install updates from microsoft. Is this normal? Today, I had five updates from microsoft.
What version of Windows you have installed? The updates are installed successfully? Do you know if you have Windows confirgured to update automatically? You can find the following article useful:
I have Office 2010 Pro Plus installed on several machines, if they are installed through Windows Update hoe can you check the cumulative updates have been applied.
OK, gotcha now. [From a technical point of view, Office updates are only available via automatic updates if Microsoft Update (vs Windows Update) is the source of the default update.]
Other cumulative updates for Office 2010:
Office 2010 Service Pack 1 is almost here
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