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Crosshair mobo updates bad?

Q: Crosshair mobo updates bad?

ok where to start... bought this mobo (crosshair) on newegg read reviews havn't installed it. plan on learning more about over clocking before i really get deep into this project. there was a frequent review comment about the upgrade to bios of 0904 making it usable to the new quads but taking away 1066 recognition for memory. i plan on running an amd athlon x2 6400+ with Corsair(8) X2(4g:2X2gb ddr2) 800mhz 5-5-5-18 1.8v. the mobo says it has a standard of 800mgz and has a setable frequency in bios of ddr2:400, ddr2:533, ddr2:677,and ddr2,800. so i was just wondering why this is. memory standard of 800 can u over clock to 1066? can u go higher? is standard memory a minimal? just looking for a little q and a please and thanks everyone!

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A: Crosshair mobo updates bad?

You may benefit from a quick read on memory as it applies to that motherboard. Look at what is listed as acceptable by the motherboard manufacturer, then get Corsair, OCZ, Kingston, or whatever. Any should be fine, but if you are going to use the board as a gamer, you do not want Value Ram because of the timings.
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A:Crosshair III Mobo Problems

Your generic power supply may be the source of your troubles, especially because you have to adapt one of the power connectors to the motherboard. Do some research and buy a decent power supply for your new system
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well this is the second time iv had trouble with this mobo first time i had to send it in to get its bios flashed updated and had to wait 1 month to get it back. anyways y prob now is the debug code CPU Init. and i have called them 2 times and get the same thing. rig : 700watt power supply, amd athlon 6400+ X2,8800 gtx, 4 gigs G.Skill ram ddr2 800. iv tried unpluging everything and trying on stick of ram in eatch slot and resting the comos and even going out and buying new diff ram Kingston ddr2 and still nothing. the lights dont trun on and the fans dont spin the only thing that turns on is the led lights on the mobo. and the lights is green on the board. its a brand new rig. i just about to order a diff mobo b/c this is just way to much!

A:CPU Initi - Crosshair mobo

i just about to order a diff mobo b/c this is just way to much!Click to expand...

May be you just have to, cus I heard nothing but complains about that board.
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well this is the second time iv had trouble with this mobo first time i had to send it in to get its bios flashed updated and had to wait 1 month to get it back. anyways y prob now is the debug code CPU Init. and i have called them 2 times and get the same thing. rig : 700watt power supply, amd athlon 6400+ X2,8800 gtx, 4 gigs G.Skill ram ddr2 800. iv tried unpluging everything and trying on stick of ram in eatch slot and resting the comos and even going out and buying new diff ram Kingston ddr2 and still nothing. the lights dont trun on and the fans dont spin the only thing that turns on is the led lights on the mobo. and the lights is green on the board. its a brand new rig. i just about to order a diff mobo b/c this is just way to much!
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I'm just about to give up on Nvidia and AMD-based kit forever at this point.

Can anyone help me before I feed this PC piece by useless piece under the wheels of my car?

A:SLi on Asus Crosshair Mobo dont work - plz help!

I suspect you have a crossfire board and not a crosshair.
If you give us the exact model of the board that would be good.
If you do infact have a crossfire board you will not be able to use dual nVidia cards.
Crossfire is an ATI only spec, so you need 2 ATI based cards.
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A:Asus crosshair

You might check the bios settings under CPU temp shutdown. Reset to default
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-AMD 2700xp +
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Any ideas? Is it my card? I assume that I can play most games on full detail with my specs.

A:Crosshair lags - help:)

youd be surprised at how well that card performs.. its been really poorly reviewed everywhere... i have the geforece fx 5600 xt 256mb, and it does alright. the lag could be due to your internet connection or something like that.

you said that you think your drivers are updated...
go here and download them just to make sure:

**i assumed you have windows XP, if you dont, then dont click that link.

if you have something other than win xp, then go here:
and select which OS you have, then hit Go and download the drivers.
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okay with the new update to steam i cant get my crosshair scale to go lower than base small
BUT i had changed it with cl_legacy_crosshair_scale 1 and it went to 4500

i dunno what i did , apply something in options.. and now it wont change back to smaller than base small and i cant figure out why it wont change back now.

A:legacy crosshair in cs:s


Look here for a possible answer: -

Counter-Strike Source - Cant change the size of crosshair? - CS News, Forums, & Resources (last post)

cl_legacy_crosshair_scale "1"
cl_legacy_Crosshair_recoil "0"

those 2 are the commands you want i had this problem too and hunted down the solution, they added the old cs 1.6 crosshair stuff to source and you have to use this "legacy" crosshair stuff to get it back to your normal, i recommend setting it up in your autoexec.cfg
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A:Crosshair V Formula No Boot

Same answer I gave on TSF. Motherboard or power supply.
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A:yet another Asus Crosshair post...

is the ram correct type and brand?
Asus boards are picky. read:
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A:X-fi supreme with Asus Crosshair III

I cannot find drivers for the x-fi supreme on the creative website.

That would be because that sound card has about as much resemblance to a X-Fi as an apple to an orange. The only thing even remotely X-Fi like about it is that it gets to use some of the X-Fi applications.

That card is nothing more than an ADI/SoundMax based card. You want drivers for it you need to get them from Asus. Same goes for the software. Creative may have sold i to Asus, but Asus is responsible for the support for it. One thing you can try is to look up other motherboards from Asus that came with the saem card, and see if they have added the updated drivers for that board.
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A:ASUS Crosshair crashing

Try running the computer with the case open...
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(not even the supremeFx... )
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I only intend to run one video card for now, as I simply have no use for 2 powerful cards.


A:Asus Crosshair IV Formula

The board has 4 PCI-E x16 slots and 2 PCI slots.

PCI-E x1 devices should work fine on any PCI-E x1 / x4 / x8 / x16 slot.
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A:Crosshair III Formula RAID0 help

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A:RAID 0 -- from Crosshair IV to Gene IV

I've tried this, spent about 2 weeks researching it with no avail. This is one of those situations that made me look into buying a raid card. In which I did.

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A:Phenom II 1055 - Crosshair 890fx- what else to get

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A:Asus Crosshair IV Formula NB problem


I would've thought that such a high end hardware would have better QC than this.

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A:Solved: Asus CrossHair Motherboard

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A:For Users of the Crosshair IV Formula Motherboards

A comment on Integrated Audio, if you are using a separate sound card. Disable the Integrated Audio in the BIOS as having the Integrated audio enabled can cause conflicts with a separate sound card. Not installing the drivers (codecs as you call them) and leaving the device enabled in the BIOS can still cause problems. I've seen problems with having the Integrated audio enabled and a separate sound card, from not being able to set the default playback device to Code 39 in the Device Manager.
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I'm new to this so bare with me..
I built new pc & I'm having trouble booting it up for the first time wondering if anyone has any suggestions or could help me?

specs are;
Asus Crosshair motherboard
Amd athlon 5200 am2 dual processor
Coolmaster extreme power duo 650w
x2 Corsair 2gig ddr2 6400c4 memory
Seagate barracuda 320gb 7200 16mb cache sata2 hardisk
x2 GIGABYTE 7600GT PCIE 256MB, GDDR3, 2xDualLinkDVI-I - Running "SLI"

When trying to boot up it sounds like the fan speeds slow down & pc makes a long beep followed by 2 short beeps & displays "DET DRAM" message on small lcd screen on motherboard.

A:Asus crosshair motherboard problems

I suppose the LCD screen on the motherboard is for diagnostics. I also suppose they wouldn't put such a thing without providing a manual with a list of codes so you could find out what they mean.

ps. the "DRAM" in the message might suggest that it's a memory problem. Have you tried powering the system without any ram to see what happens ?
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Warning If ASUS V Crosshair Forula/Thundrbolt you have an ASUS Crosshair V Formula Thunderbolt motherboard and your processor is an FX Series -Core Black Edition AM processor and this is a ASUS Crosshair V Forula/Thundrbolt new build and this is your first time using AMD and or your previous build was Intel then this applies to you If you already own an AMD AM processor then please read on as this applies to you as well To save anybody else going through a nightmare of wondering why your ASUS Crosshair V Formula Thunderbolt does not recognise the FX series of processors from AMD and will not boot or post It s because the FX series is not present within the BIOS and the main reason why your new shinny AMD AM FX Series processor is just basically not booting or posting because it s not present It was very naughty of ASUS to release a motherboard which clearly states on their website and in the user guide this motherboard supports the FX Series of processors It s documented on their website and on their supported processor as well which is available at ASUS CPU Support List CPU Support List FX- FD WMW KGU GHz C W rev B G AM FX- FD FRW KGU GHz C W rev B G AM FX- FD WMW KGU GHz C W rev B G AM FX- FD WMW KGU GHz C W rev B G AM FX- FD FRW KGU GHz C W rev B G AM FX- FD WMW KGU GHz C W rev B G AM FX- FD FRW KGU GHz C W rev B G AM Click to expand Work Around Warning It is important that you download the BIOS for your ASUS Crosshair V Formula Thunderbolt unpack and then save the BIOS update to your USB pen drive Please also remember that there are two BIOS updates for the ASUS Crosshair V Formula Thunderbolt Attention to detail is imperative so please make sure that you download the correct BIOS for your motherboard If your motherboard is just the Formula then download the BIOS for that motherboard If you motherboard is the Formula Thunderbolt then please make sure you are downloading the correct BIOS update before updating your BIOS as there is a difference between the two ASUS Crosshair V Formula ASUS Crosshair V Formula Thunderbolt Download your BIOS update from asus com taking care to select the correct region Select Region Select Product Select Motherboard Now select your motherboard and then downloads and proceed to download the BIOS for your motherboard Copy to a USB pen drive and then Click to expand I do have a work around to resolve this matter which I got from ASUS when I complained to them about my motherboard not working However it does either involve you borrowing an AMD AM processor of a friend or a member of the family who does have an AMD AM processor Or you will have to buy an AMD AM Sempron processor because these re the cheapest to buy Turn off your PC and unplug the power cord and then install the processor that you ve wither borrowed or you have purchased a cheap Sempron which you can pick up for under Plug the power cord back in again and turn on your PSU and turn on your PC and it will boot Go to the BIOS and then update the BIOS to if you have successfully updated the BIOS it will say save and then reboot and turn off and pull out the power cord Reinstall the FX Series AM processor and remembering to attach the CPU cooler before turning on What should happen now is your new FX Series processor whatever one you have decided to purchase should boot into life go into the BIOS again and configure your BIOS to your needs I hope this answers some question with people experiencing problems getting their ASUS Crosshair V Formula Thunderbolt to work with their AMD AM FX Series Black Edition processor Administrator could this be pinned please nbsp

A:ASUS Crosshair V Forula/Thundrbolt

This sort of problem happens with many motherboards, not just the ones from Asus.

Asus can't dictate which Bios is in the board you buy, if it's older stock it will have an older Bios.

I'm sorry you got caught out by this but I think whoever sold you the board is more to blame than Asus.
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- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?64bit
- the original installed OS on the system? None
- an OEM or full retail version? None
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer

- What is the age of system (hardware)? PSU and GFX =1/2 years ? rest is 2 days
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) few hours

I'm randomly getting a BSOD thats giving me something wrong about tcpip.sys

A:BSOD Crosshair IV Extreme tcpip.sys

You have no Windows Updates - please visit Windows Update and get all available updates (there's at least 60 - 80 available at this time).

Drivers for these devices aren't installed, please get them immediately:

Universal Serial Bus (USB)-kontroller PCI\VEN_1033&DEV_0194&SUBSYS_84131043&REV_03\FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF00 The drivers for this device are not installed.

Ikke tilgjengelig ACPI\ATK0110\1010110 The drivers for this device are not installed.

G19 Gaming Keyboard (Display interface) USB\VID_046D&PID_C229&MI_00\7&9076AB7&0&0000 The drivers for this device are not installed.

The first one is your NEC Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller - you can get the drivers from your motherboard manufacturer's support website here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- download_item_mkt (it's the first one under the USB section)

The second one is also from Asus and is availabe under the Utilities section. It's the 4th one down and is labelled "ASUS AI Suite II V1.00.29 Install Program for 32/64bit Windows XP & Windows Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7."

The third one can be updated from here: G19 Keyboard for Gaming

The BSOD listed in MSINFO32 blames e1q62x64.sys - a component of your Intel network card. As such, please download and install the 64 bit version of the driver here:

Will post back shortly with more info from the BSOD's.....
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A:My ASUS Crosshair V Formula's RAM Isn't Working! PLZ HELP!

Triple channel is for some Intel stuff, AMD goes to Double Channel only but i don't think that is the problem here. Those 535MHz you have to multiply by 2 so actually you are running memory at 1070 MHz (DDR = Double Data Rate). You'll have to adjust memory from the BIOS. Chances are you are not going to get all of the 2000MHz out of them but 1600 and even 1866 should be just fine.
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A:ASUS Crosshair Powerup Problem

Forgive the possible BGO, but check that there are no extra mounting stubs under the motherboard which will cause it to short with exactly the results you have.
If thats OK, try also taking all the front panel connections off and reconnecting only the power button connector. If OK, then reconnect one at a time.
If thats OK, then disconnect all the drives and if OK reconnect one at a time.
If none of this works, take it all out of the case and try again. If still dead with another PSU then the board is dead.
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Attempted to power up and I get 1 long and 3 short beeps...this motherboard has an LED monitor which reads there is a "CMOS err". I am trying to figure out if its my motherboard bios or the processor. I think the power supply is fine. Could it be that my BIOS is corrupt or not there?
Please reply.

one other strange thing....the motherboard CPU fan connector has 4 pinsholes;however the CPU fan wire has only 3 pins..this motherboard/CPU are supposed to be compatable??? does this occur often??

A:Problems with ASUS Crosshair motherboard

Did you try resetting the cmos? Welcome to techspot by the way!
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Anyone have experience with this combination? Can you recommend a similar heatsink for this board/chip combination?

I'm also considering the Cooler Master Hyper N520 and the Zalman CNPS10X Flex.

I think the best and most helpful information would be to know the actual dimensions of the motherboard, particularly the area around the processor, provided by Asus, but have been unable to find them. I could then match those numbers up with those that are provided by the cooler mfr.

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A:Crosshair Formula IV | Post State LED: CPU_LED red

See this thread for a possible explanation:

Crosshair IV Formula Red CPU LED on on motherboard stays lite and system wont post.

Do you have another CPU that you can try out? Also, do you have eight wires plugged in to the CPU 12V header, not four?
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A:Crosshair III 790FX System Post Diagnosis

just tried booting it without a cpu in too, doesnt even realise theres not a cpu there
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A:Video issue with Asus Crosshair V and 560ti GPU

Let's do this one step at a time, first no part of any computer lasts for ever. U said u had 2 other video cards, first, see if either one of them will work. If that does not work, it could be the slot in the mother board, try an other X16 slot. but honestly to me it sounds like the mother board is not working if u have a speaker plugged into it and assuming the speaker is working because normally there would be beeps if the motherboard is not sending a video signal.
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" Excel question: Occasionally I click on an individual cell. It of course gets outlined all around and there's a fill box on the lower right. Well occasionally the big plus sign stays inside the box. I don't know how to escape from that action other than shutting down excel. It's as if it's waiting for me to outline some additional boxes or do a fill operation."

A:excel-can't escape cell with large crosshair

If this only happens in one file, it needs some work. Email me and I'll get you the instructions for that (click on envelope).

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Is this a worthwhile upgrade?
Is the maximus mobo inferior to my formula v?
I know the intel cpu is vastly better than the amd, but would I see a big improvement in my gaming?
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Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
(My gpu is an gtx 780oc 6gb version
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It's best to start off as simple as you can with just one video card and one stick of memory, nothing else. Then try the other ones one at a time, you may find a bad one. If you know one of those PSUs worked you probably can rule that out.

I like to try with no memory at all. That should give a beep code through the case speaker. Then add one stick. If that doesn't work try another memory slot. Some mobos are picky and need a clear CMOS after changes.
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A:Need help picking up a cheap sound card for Asus Crosshair II Formula

You should be able to use any PCI or PCIe 1x sound card if you have an available corresponding slot. If you're looking for a really cheap card try searching around for an Audigy 4. They are decent-sounding cards and offer a good variety of audio features. If you're still thinking that's too much, you could probably find a Creative Audigy 2 ZS for even less money, or go with a different brand like Turtle beach.
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A:New Build, Mobo green light, psu powers case fans off mobo, not cpu fan no beeps

check and recheck the connections on the board, if unsuccessful, make sure you haven t short-circuited the mobo, ...
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A:Mobo not detecting HDMI? - ATI Radeon HD 4250 onboard ASUS mobo

It's plausible that your HDMI port on your MOBO is dead. Is it possible to obtain a GPU and try it's HDMI port?
It could be your monitor as well, do you have access to anything else supporting HDMI and see if your monitor connects?
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Does ATI cards conflict with this mobo?
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Should the mobo conflict with any of these below and forgive me for the video in a CPUs, Chipsets and Mobos board,
SAPPHIRE Radeon 9550 256MB 128-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card and or
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A:ASUS mobo in conflict with ATI cards? (reaschering the mobo)

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Quote: Originally Posted by whitefoote

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A:Solved: Microsoft updates= disconnected automatic updates & am leary, now !
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I've offline Win10 alter MBR? prevent boot? Updates Updates never had any major problems with Win before and last year I installed some of the KB updates that turned out to be Win gubbins -mainly cos they were all labelled as 'Win updates' Yeh I wasn't being vigilant enough at the time but then with no Win problems before I had no problems with M I always boot up my laptop offline -mainly cos I have stuff to do on the computer first and then I'll go online afterwards I have a USB mobile internet dongle for my laptop -not a fixed line -and the wifi is turned off Following an install of some Win10 Updates prevent offline boot? Updates alter MBR? of these updates the next time I booted up I got the usual opening screen Dell logo F Set Up F Boot Options then Win10 Updates prevent offline boot? Updates alter MBR? the screen goes black and then nothing - the screen stayed black Normally it then goes to 'Starting Windows' yada yada log-in screen appears sign in off we go So after nothing I tried again and nothing F BIOS change the settings and nothing Tried all sorts of BIOS settings and nothing F advanced nothing Couldn't reach the log-in screen no sign of 'Starting Windows' After about half an hour - various BIOS settings making no difference at all - I made a cup of tea and thought 'Well that's that then ' The previous weeks had been 'GWX GWX You want Win Yes you do ' but my approach was to leave it a bit -wait until after the initial fanfare had died down any early bugs fixed and check out the feedback after a few months of people using Win proper Which made me think 'I wonder if this is something to do with Windows ' So I plugged in the USB dongle and pressed the 'on' button Lo and behold After the Dell screen a little M logo and a loading bar appear Starting Windows Log-in screen I sign in desktop appears and BOINK Up pops a GWX ad Those with home or work PCs probably leave everything connected -internet etc when they power down so the next time they boot up again with connections all in place they may not notice anything wrong with the boot just log in as normal and see the GWX ad People with mobile internet or with limited data -who only connect when needed -may have experienced this -their PC laptop not booting -but not realized that it's just a GWX ad - an installed 'update' -preventing the boot up process I think this was a result of installing the Win app KB but not sure It may even have been that this didn't take effect straight away the next time I booted up - or if it had a delay - tasked as a prompt or 'reminder' cos my response to any Win stuff had been zero Conspiracy theory time So what is this I bought Win - M already have my money Maybe I didn't read the very very small print but upon purchase I wasn't made aware that at some future date M would disable Win the OS I paid for granting access only if I accepted an online ad for their new product Over the next few days after reading the 'Remove Win KB AllStars' thread and after finding out a lot more about what M have been up to pushing Win I uninstalled some of the updates - first to go were KB and the mentioned KB Uninstalling required a restart Press restart shuts down as normal and nothing Change settings in the BIOS and nothing Connect the USB internet dongle and nothing All I got was the splash screen it goes black then either it just stayed black or one of several messages appeared on the black screen - 'boot manager is missing' was the most common one but I also got 'operating system is missing' a few times Using what turned out to be invaluable - Hiren's Boot Disc - I eventually found the core of the problem - the Master Boot Record MBR had been altered Now I don't go round messing with the system files or the boot up files - you do that and your system doesn't work - well duh - what do you expect So I leave them be How did it change then All I can think of is the update - I hadn't made any hardware changes or reconfigured anything and not installed any oth... Read more
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EDIT: Please see my updated information a few posts down.

Hello, I'm having issues on a Windows 7 64 bit system. If the updates install, then upon restart it fails configuration and reverts back. Otherwise the the updates will fail and I get the following when using the windows fix it for windows update tool.

I am running a sfc /scannow currently. The failure code on all the updates is 80200001.

Thanks for any help.

update: the sfc /scannow

"Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

A:Windows Updates Fails configuring updates and reverts back

Hi bro,I had the same problem 3 days ago and I have solved the problem so, I think, I can help you,first of all I need to know if you have any antivirus tool intalled on your computer,if it so,[download CLEANER sofware from's important]uninstall them,for this action use safe mode by pressing F8 button,when you boot with safe mod you will not be able to uninstall your antivirus,because you have loaded only the drivers that needs safe mod,that's why you must delete your antivirus manually,for best result go to control panel-->folder options-->mark "show hidden files,folders,archives" apply and ok then go to user folder and open AppData\Local\"antivirus folder" and delete it,after this open AppData\Roaming\"antivirus folder" and delete it as well,at the end,you have to delete the main folder of your antivirus,that is installed on C or another drive.for example:C:\Program Files\ESET.After that open cleaner go to REGISTRY and scan for issues and if you get[I am sure you will get errors] any problem,fix them[delete them,you don't need to save registry settings before deleting] after cleaning registry, you have to run cleaner,so, go to software main window and press RUN CLEANER button[it's the last step] and restart your computer with normal mode.Now you can install updates and configure your windows safely.I hope this will help you
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hello - xp sp --- in past after opening Windows Update via Tools Update i could view my Update History page option and view what is currently showing as updated i e on my computer by clicking on that Option View Update History suddenly today that feature is not working - tried everything recommended on the site i e added site to pop-blocker low blockage setting never a problem before today it tries to load that page - i see it flash briefly longer Updates-can history' - access for option no 'updates Windows then disappear with another page appearing stating there was a problem accessing my personal update history or whatever the language was - don t remember totally showing error ox Windows Updates-can no longer access option for 'updates history' - A F today i downloaded Windows Updates-can no longer access option for 'updates history' - amp installed the NeT recommended update restarted computer and i think it was after that was completed that i tried to view the link for history of updates -without success I read FAQ and did what i wrote above HELP thanks - Edythe PS under Security - my NET is showing as prompt i haven t a clue what that feature does -but i kept getting reminders to do that update so i did LOL I even tried a virus scan - no problems - how important is it that i view what is updated in my machine anyway nbsp
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Hello there, In India at 1st place, if you are running windows 10 on a mobile, you are hands off the single soul, because service centres here, say, it isn't yet available yet for normal consumers, That aside, I am about to update my mobile on 10586.smth latest build l, After completing should I await the upcoming anniversary Jargon, to turn the game on even more, Is it any different to current set of improvements, that said I did those on my cellular dat on 4G, so that poses a gr8 question of cost, in mind.

A:Do the regular updates from settings and Microsoft's anniversary updates differ? If Yes, Why?

I would only upgrade to the production build of 10586 and then wait for the upgrade to the Anniversary Edition. It should follow shortly over the next few weeks. Windows 10 Mobile has many improvements, so I would say it is worth it.
While the main upgrades... 8.1 to 10586 use a lot of data (3GB), the monthly updates are much smaller.
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Sorry I hav'nt done this for some time and have forgotten where to find MSP Updates to include in the Update Folder.
So as to include as many updates as possible to reduce the amount needed After an install.
Also how to Determine Which Updates I would need .

A:Office 2010 Where to find msp updates to include in Updates Folder

These MS websites might help you. Follow the links within these for more info as well.

Using the Updates folder to deploy software updates during an Office 2010 installation - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs
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Its been doing most of these updates forever when I go to shut it down it updates but when I wake up in the morning these updates are still not done It's like they never finish This happens every night for the past months or so Updates updates, wont Windows Security complete KB2604121 i'm getting tired of it now so i need some help I've tried Reset Windows Update History that works for a week or so but they eventually come back Code Diagnostic Report ----------------------------------------- Windows Validation Data-- gt Validation Code Cached Online Validation Code x Windows Product Key - -WJ H -R B D- QJB Windows Product Key Hash ckKNc BBPDWmo LUlOkraNjlQ Windows Product ID -OEM- - Windows Product ID Type Windows License Type OEM SLP Windows OS version ID D F D - ACE- - A E- B A B B Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121 Is Admin Yes TestCab x LegitcheckControl ActiveX N A hr x Signed By N A hr x Product Name Windows Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121 Home Premium Architecture x Build lab win sp gdr - TTS Error Validation Diagnostic Resolution Status N A Vista WgaER Data-- gt ThreatID s N A hr x Version N A hr x Windows XP Notifications Data-- gt Cached Result N A hr x File Exists No Version N A hr x WgaTray exe Signed By N A hr x WgaLogon dll Signed By N A hr x OGA Notifications Data-- gt Cached Result N A hr x Version N A hr x OGAExec exe Signed By N A hr x OGAAddin dll Signed By N A hr x OGA Data-- gt Office Status N A OGA Version N A x Signed By N A hr x Office Diagnostics B D AA B- - B D AA B- - D FF - - D FF - - D FF - - D FF - - D FF - - D FF - - D FF - - D FF - - Browser Data-- gt Proxy settings N A User Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121 Agent Mozilla compatible MSIE Win Default Browser C Users Home AppData Local Google Chrome Application chrome exe Download signed ActiveX controls Prompt Download unsigned ActiveX controls Disabled Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins Allowed Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe Disabled Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control Disabled Active scripting Allowed Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting Allowed File Scan Data-- gt Other data-- gt Office Details lt GenuineResults gt lt MachineData gt lt UGUID gt D F D - ACE- - A E- B A B B lt UGUID gt lt Version gt lt Version gt lt OS gt lt OS gt lt Architecture gt x lt Architecture gt lt PKey gt - - - - QJB lt PKey gt lt PID gt -OEM- - lt PID gt lt PIDType gt lt PIDType gt lt SID gt S- - - - - - lt SID gt lt SYSTEM gt lt Manufacturer gt Acer lt Manufacturer gt lt Model gt Aspire Z lt Model gt lt SYSTEM gt lt BIOS gt lt Manufacturer gt Phoenix lt Manufacturer gt lt Version gt P -B lt Version gt lt SMBIOSVersion major quot quot minor quot quot gt lt Date gt lt Date gt lt BIOS gt lt HWID gt C D F lt HWID gt lt UserLCID gt lt UserLCID gt lt SystemLCID gt lt SystemLCID gt lt TimeZone gt Atlantic Standard Time GMT- lt TimeZone gt lt iJoin gt lt iJoin gt lt SBID gt lt stat gt lt stat gt lt msppid gt lt msppid gt lt name gt lt name gt lt model gt lt model gt lt SBID gt lt OEM gt lt OEMID gt ACRSYS lt OEMID gt lt OEMTableID gt ACRPRDCT lt OEMTableID gt lt OEM gt lt GANotification gt lt MachineData gt lt Software gt lt Office gt lt Result gt lt Result gt lt Products gt lt Applications gt lt Office gt lt Software gt lt GenuineResults gt Spsys log Content x Licensing Data-- gt Software licensing service version Name Windows R HomePremium edition Description Windows Operating System - Windows R OEM SLP channel Activation ID d c e -c dd- -b f -f f d d Application ID c -d - d - e-d ec f f Extended PID - - - - - - - Installation ID Processor Certificate URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkID Machine Certificate URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkID Use License URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkID Product Key Certificate URL http go microsoft com fwlink LinkID Partial Product Key QJB License Status Licensed Remaining Windows rearm count T... Read more

A:Windows wont complete updates, Security Updates KB2604121

I've deleted a environmental variable for a PATH for Java I added long ago and it downloaded and installed it for now. I will see if anything else happens
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I ve got Office Student Edition all installed minus Outlook I haven t done any updates to it I did not install the Microsoft GDI Detection tool And I only updates? MS are Critical important How included Windows Are they Updates? Office in visit Windows Update not Microsoft Update and install the critical updates under custom install I m wondering Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update For How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates? example there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom http isc sans org diary html storyid -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates Do you need the GDI thing to do Office Updates When you go to the Office Updates site it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing Is this necessary And can it How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates? cause any problems Can doing critical Office updates separate from whatever if anything that comes with Windows Update cause any problems or conflicts with other How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates? things on your computer Thanks for the help nbsp

A:How important are MS Office updates? Are they included in Windows Critical Updates?

bloomcounty said:

I've got Office 2003 Student Edition (all installed, minus Outlook). I haven't done any updates to it. I did not install the Microsoft GDI+ Detection tool. And I only visit Windows Update (not Microsoft Update) and install the critical updates under custom install.

I'm wondering:

1. Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update? (For example, there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom: -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates?

2. Do you need the GDI+ thing to do Office Updates?

3. When you go to the Office Updates site, it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing. Is this necessary? And can it cause any problems?

4. Can doing critical Office updates (separate from whatever, if anything, that comes with Windows Update) cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer?

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

1. No. You either do Windows update and Office update, or you do Microsoft update, which does both at once.

2. I think so, but I am not positive. If you need it, it will install it, or, if you decline, you may not get updates. One way to find out, try it.

3. I don't think it will do the updates without it. Again, try it. It never caused any problems for me having it.

4. I can't guarantee that, nor can anyone else. Sometimes these "hotfixes" cause problems. Wait at least a few days after release to update was my motto. If there were any problems, you may hear about them, giving you the option to wait for that "fix" and, it gives MS time to be notified and correct it. Hopefully.

For what it's worth, I always kept my XP updated, waiting a few days after the release of course.
Hope this helps.
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I've got Office Student Edition all installed minus Outlook I haven't done any updates to it I did not install the Microsoft GDI Detection tool And I only visit Windows Update not Microsoft Update and install the critical updates under custom install I'm wondering Are the updates for MS Office that are critical security things included when you do Windows Update For example there are a number of things listed here towards the bottom http isc sans org diary html storyid -- would those have been included in the last batch of critical Windows updates Do you need the GDI thing to do Office Updates When you go to the Office Updates site it wants you to install and run some kind of Active X thing Is this necessary And can it cause any problems Can doing critical Office updates separate from whatever if anything that comes with Windows Update cause any problems or conflicts with other things on your computer Thanks for the help

A:How Important Are Ms Office Updates? Are They Included In Windows Critical Updates?

I don't have that detection tool either. At least some of the office updates are available through the windows update feature. You can also navigate to the Office updates site from the windows update site. There are no problems with installing the office updates separately. In fact, I generally download only 1 or 2 updates at a time as I am on dial-up.

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This is an inconvenient delay not anything serious Running Windows updates updates Microsoft Security blocking Essentials other windows if it makes a difference Issue Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates block Microsoft Updates until MSE is finished Description I have Microsoft Update or Windows Update whichever it s known as in set to automatically check for updates but not download or install Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates without my approval I do this so I can review what s being updated I m a little wary Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates of Microsoft putting an anti-piracy app in as a quot critical quot update in the last year Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates or two Anyways when I boot up the computer it checks for updates and alerts me of them However Microsoft Security Essentials also auto-checks for updates upon boot and if it has an update it will automatically being downloading and installing it in the background Which is all well and good except whenever that s happening it causes MU to quot fail quot updates until it s done updating Thus I have to remember to wait until the MSE update is done then run the MU update Question MSE definition updates are included under quot Optional quot updates in MU is there a way to make MSE stop updating independent of MU so I can queue all the updates together I feel like this would be the easiest way to prevent this annoyance I don t see an option and I d rather put up with this annoyance if the only solution is to put all updates back into Microsoft s hands completely nbsp

A:Microsoft Security Essentials updates blocking other windows updates

My understanding of MSE is it will check several times during the to make it has the latest updates. Most GOOD VA programs will do this as there are several releases daily for AV definitions. This is the only way you and your machine will be aware of these releases.

When some of these attacks happen, a definition is released, but as the infection is refined, the the definition must also be refined and/or improved. I use F-Prot on my machines, but I install MSE on the kids and grand kids machines. I have seen as many as 12 releases in one day from F-Prot, this is what is call" being on top of things".

So I would not want to rely on ME being the one to check several times daily on all of my machines to see if a new release has been made.