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Old 5th March 2008, 11:42 AM   #11
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just used MS update to install IE7 with AVG still switched on.
Successful.

Spybot intercepted some registry changes and I accept them manually.
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Old 5th March 2008, 12:24 PM   #12
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The browsers are supposed to be compatible. HTML is an open standard. Perhaps MS has their own reason.

Microsoft update isn't pure HTML. It is designed to only work on MSIE. They run a bunch of tests etc to try to verify the authenticity of your windows installation and I assume that they use proprietary API's only available in MSIE to do this.

MSIE has traditionally been a generation behind the current HTML specs and bloated full of M$ only API's.
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Old 5th March 2008, 01:36 PM   #13
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Microsoft update isn't pure HTML. It is designed to only work on MSIE. They run a bunch of tests etc to try to verify the authenticity of your windows installation and I assume that they use proprietary API's only available in MSIE to do this.
Hence the link I posted above for non-IE browsers.
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Old 5th March 2008, 08:08 PM   #14
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Microsoft update isn't pure HTML. It is designed to only work on MSIE.
This is my point, though I didn't word it well. MS update functionality theoretically has no place being in a browser.


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MSIE has traditionally been a generation behind the current HTML specs
Browser features, too

Did you read 'Zoo' a couple of months back in their back page trivia section where it was listed that the internet was invented in 1993?
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Old 2nd September 2012, 05:10 PM   #15
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update problem again

I tried to update my XP3 machine, but it refused.
This machine is misbehaving so I just thought there was an error in the operating system.
Tried again a few days later. same refusal.

Today I tried to update my Win7 pc.

It reports back that service not available.

What do I check on the Win7 PC?
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Old 2nd September 2012, 05:39 PM   #16
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Hi AndrewT

Is your Internet connexion alive ?
Is your W7 licence activated ?

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Old 2nd September 2012, 05:46 PM   #17
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The Win7 pc has been down for about 9months waiting for the retailer to sort out a replacement PSU.
I think it was working before it died.
I can see a history of updates dated last september,
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Old 2nd September 2012, 05:56 PM   #18
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Mr T,

How are you? It's been a long time since we spoke!

I can't help with 7, but XP (which I'm still using)... Hopefully I can help.

Are you using McAfee virus software?

McAfee recently released updates that messed up millions of PC and ISP's. (OUCH)

Is the XP machine able to go online?

I do hope all is well with you!
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Old 2nd September 2012, 05:59 PM   #19
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OK, it's been a long time without any Internet connexion.
Have you checked your ADSL/Box line ? Is it Ok ?

If yes, try this :
Start / Execute : type "cmd" -> a black window box should appear
Within it when prompted, type : "tracert www.diyaudio.com"
Please report the answer

PS : 9 monthes for a PSU replacement... hope it's a hand made unit

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Old 2nd September 2012, 06:04 PM   #20
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I am using the Win7 pc to write these last few posts.
It goes to Google OK and to here.

I have been using the XP pc exclusively for the past while and seeing it getting slower and slower. I want the Win7 PC working properly and then I'll try to copy across all my old data and redo the old PC to win7 spec. That's what I wanted to do when I bought the win7 pc.
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