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Old May 4th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what to do about this sod? - It started after the last automatic upgrade came down the pipe from MS. Yahoo mail no longer works since this started.

Any advice appreciated -- except that suggesting tossing the computer up high in the air by its own power cord and waiting for its earthward return with a baseball bat. - I can work that one out on my own.
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Old May 4th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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Hi Bob.........

Yep, that Auto Update can be a sod.

Go to:

Control Panel

Click on "Add/ Remove Programs"

Tick "Show Updates"

Sort by: "Date Last used"

Highlight appropriate Update.

Click on "Remove"

If it was an update, that will can it.


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Old May 5th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #3
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Old May 5th, 2009, 11:57 AM   #4
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except that suggesting tossing the computer up high in the air by its own power cord and waiting for its earthward return with a baseball bat.
Be very careful with this as power cords cannot be firmly attached. I'd recommend you leaving it on the ground and beating it. But use a sledge, unless you want to ruin the bat.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 10:47 AM   #5
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Big mistake!

Never set your editing PC to auto update, that's what most software makers recommend.
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Old May 6th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #6
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You might want to try uninstalling/reinstalling Microsoft's .NET, all 3 or so versions. Doing that has help me a couple times. Sometimes it simply resets the crazy complicated .NET settings to their default values.
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