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Time Warner Cable - Norton ... scam, virus or real problem?


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#46 FluffyPup

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:15 PM

I don't know why doing a repair installation makes me nervous, but it does.

 

I have backed up the computer but I don't want all my stuff wiped out and have to restore it all.

 

FYI: The  iso files needed to follow the instructions have been taken down, it appears.

 

I do have a disc I burned in 2013.  I think it was from the iso download.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:44 PM

What kind of disk is it? Full Windows version?


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:54 PM

When I open the properties of the setup.exe file it says:

 

File description:    Windows Install

Type:                    Application

File version:         6.0.6001.1800

Product name:     Microsoft Windows Operating System

Product version:  6.0.6001.1800

Copyright:           Microsoft Corporations.  All rights rese...

Size:                    109 KB

Date Modified:       1/19/2008  5:00AM

 

 

The disk has 2.9 GB on it.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 08:52 PM

That should work.

You just need to burn that .iso file to a CD.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 09:08 PM

Okay, okay ... here we go. 

 

This always makes my tummy flip up and down.

 

I'll report back if I survive.



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 09:43 PM

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:49 PM

Gave that a shot.

 

Will not run.

 

"Upgrade has been disabled.

The upgrade cannot be started. To Upgrade, cancel the installation and then choose to upgrade to

a version of Windows that is more recent than the currently running."

 

Guess that won't work.

 

It does appear to allow a "Custom (Advanced)" install.  Really not interested in wiping everything out.



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 01:37 PM

That's most likely because the CD you created doesn't include SP2 while your Windows installation does.

You need to slipstream SP2 into that CD: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/230249-sliptream-vista-sp2.html


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:21 PM

Broni,

 

I was expecting a "Well, shucks.  I guess tour out of luck" type of answer.

Can't decided if I am relieved or not.  This does feel like a marriage I

should have long past walked away from.  At least I am not restraining

the urge to throw the computer out the window.

 

You have dealt with a lot more of these issues than I could ever

imagine.  From your experience, is this worth continuing?



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:33 PM

It's totally up to you.

If you can live with Device Manager issue let it be.

If not...I told you what to do :)


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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:40 PM

Sigh.

 

Okay, I'll start this later.

I actually have something I need to go do.  lol



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