Happy Friday! Miss me? Well, I missed you. I have to apologize for not sending out newsletters for the past several weeks. I've been crazy busy at work with my team preparing the new forums platform for launch. Well, I have great news: the new platform is alive and kicking! Woohoo!! While you may not notice much difference in your forum experience (with the exception of a few enhancements), the entire forums platform is now on our in-house system. This just makes me giddy inside because it means it's a lot more scalable for us, which means in the near future we will be able to offer you more features! My team has worked months and countless hours to switch our forums over, so a big shout out to them and a huge thank you for all their hard work! If you haven't been keeping up to date with the forums platform change, please read my announcement here. If you have any feedback or bugs to report, please let me hear about them in this discussion. Enjoy folks! Now let's see if we can help Colin out with his Windows XP system that wants to reinstall updates that have already been installed.
Well Colin, if you read through all the help offered to you by your fellow CNET members, you aren't alone on this issue as many members have stepped up to tell us all about their experiences, and most have offered their explanation of how they solved it. Some solutions are simple to perform and some are a bit more complicated. Make sure to create a system restore point in Windows and, of course, back up your data, just in case. I have selected a few member answers in the Q&A section to get you started, but please read through them before tackling the solutions. It also may be worth noting that since you are running Windows XP SP2, as of July, Microsoft is no longer supporting SP2, so it may be worthwhile to update it SP3 and perhaps your issue will go away with this upgrade. Best of luck to you. Have a great weekend and thank you all for your contributions. It's always appreciated!
Windows wants to reinstall updates that have been installed already
One of my 3 XP Pro computers will update OK, but the yellow
shield will not disappear. All the updates have been
installed, and when I turn off the computer, it wants to
always reinstall two updates, so when I turn off the computer
each day, I no longer reinstall the already-installed
updates. They are Net Framework 2 SP2 and Net Framework 3.5
SP1. How can I fix this problem? Microsoft tells me that all
my updates are done successfully but the yellow shield will
not disappear. I do a restart after each update.
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Featured member solutions for last week's question:
Buying advice for my final computer: laptop, all-in-one desktop, or what? I am 69 years old and about to retire on a small pension. I have been shopping for "my final computer," with a budget around $2,000. I fancied the aesthetics of an "all-in-one" desktop replacement, but these seem to me to be poor value for the money and not as well-specified as laptop alternatives. I am not keen on the tower replacement with wires everywhere. I am a keen novice photographer/videographer with good equipment and lots of digital pictures and HD video files. I would like to do some editing in my retirement.
My concern with the laptop would be that its life span might be quite limited because of the heat generated in the confined spaces. I am not that familiar with the technical aspects of CPUs, graphic cards, and the latest Intel chips. I wonder if I were to compromise on specifications and go for the aesthetics of the 'all-in-one,' what specifications would your members suggest to meet my photographic and video-editing requirements, without the need for overkill and yet not keep me waiting for ages while the computer is processing large files? Best wishes and thank you!
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