Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

backing up & reinstalling MS updates


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 bootaz

bootaz

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Bismarck, AR
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

Hi, I'm new here & I love the site. I haven't seen my problem listed yet. This is what I need to find out. I am using Window 7 Home Premium. It has only 2GB of RAM, we want to install another 2GB. And I want to do it all over, back to factory settings. My problems are: 1: we are on dial-up & the computer has all the latest MS security & other updates that is needs. But if I set it back to factory settings I will lose all of that & I have no way or time to let it reinstall all those updates. Can I make a backup copy of the updates & then reinstall them when I have it ready to go? This computer first went online Aug. 2012. 2: The computer hard drive will start running constantly on it's own, regardless if we are doing anything on it online or not. Why does it start running on it's own? I cannot stop it nor doing anything while it's doing this. I figure it needs the new RAM. 3: Task Master shows 2 users. The C drive is the main partition, but D drive shows up too (it shows to be the factory partition). Can I shut D drive down? What/who is the second user? Any help will be greatly appreciated! I like XP better, but Window 7 works fine, when it will work! We are not gamers, we don't download videos or music. We like to browse websites, check email/ send emails. So we don't feel the need to upgrade the processor or motherboard. We just would like it to run. We do use antivirus & malware programs. Thanks! bootaz

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 hamluis

hamluis

    Moderator


  • Moderator
  • 55,874 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Killeen, TX
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 30 April 2015 - 09:43 AM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis



#3 bootaz

bootaz
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Bismarck, AR
  • Local time:06:55 AM

Posted 30 April 2015 - 04:13 PM

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/574840/backing-up-reinstalling-ms-updates/?hl=%2Bbootaz

Thank you Louis.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users