In Windows 7's System Configuration tool you'll find a more concise set of tabs
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My system at this moment is VISTA Home Premium.(desktop) The trouble is on my notebook, XP Home Edition, I upgraded from IE6-7 >> 8, and SP2 >> 3 and now I can't update whatsoever. The comment on the Winhelp pages tells me, "The files needed to use windowsUpdate are no longer registrated/installed on this computer", on the same page, they give the possibility to fix it, downloading files (counter 100%), registering files (counter 100%), THEN NOTHING HAS CHANGED !!. Maybe this post isn't i/t right topic, but I'm despared and frustrated that I can't solf this without help. I would appriciate any help in tracking down this problem, so that I can update Windows and my other programs again. thks in adv. Rob
The questions posted had direct relation to the article. -What are the different ways of getting on to Msconfig? Seanfred, It is OK if you do not want to answer OR if you do not know the answer.
You may be able to find clues in C:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log Try to run the update once, then check the log
Hi, I am in a situation where I tried to install a Video Card (VGA)and now Win7 cannot boot at all. Apparently, the VGA driver has become "default" and I get a "blue-screen" on bootup. -Removing the offending Video Card and System restore(there was only 1 restore point available) did not help. -I am desperate to somehow remove the VGA drivers so that Win7 can boot. Getting to "msconfig" could help me to fix the start-up. -Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks..
Thanks for the reply scottwilcox Windows7 tries to fix the issue by itself and gives the option to System Restore,Memory Test,Command Line and 2 other options (I don't remember now). -I keep trying to get into the "Advance options" and Win7 keeps bringing up the other screen. -I am now backing up files through a boot disk and might just re-install Win7 again. BTW, I would like to back up the Office 2007 activation file before re-installing Win7. Any ideas how to go about it? Tried a couple of programs that came with the boot disk and it could not find the activation file. -Any help there..?? Thanks
Start the computer, after the beep, press f8. Boot into last known good configuration. This should take you back before the install of the of the video driver, when the computer was booting correctly.