Microsoft Security Updates – For Windows 10 Version KB4041676

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4041676 on October ten two thousand seventeen. This update includes twenty six improvements to Windows 10. This update does NOT include any new features.

* this app can't open error
* appreadiness service stops working
* silverlight map stack stops working
* vsync reduced battery life
* start layout customizations lost
* link.exe stops working
* windows error reporting temp folder deleted
* msmq performance miscounting
* token broker
* personal identification verification not cached
* cypher.exe /u fails
* appblocker fails to block modern app
* internet explorer forms submission
* internet explorer graphics rendering
* internet explorer element focus
* interent explorer docking / undocking
* internet explorer pop up window
* vendor application program interface deleted data
* robocopy fails to copy sharepoint files
* mdm universal serial bus permissions not disabling usb port
* initiator instance does not exist error
* azure app proxy fails
* usbhub.sys memory corruption
* windows store 0x80070005 error
* ServerSecurityDescriptor registry entry does not migrate upgrading to windows 10
* additional security updates

There are three known issues with this update. Microsoft is working on a solution for all three problems. Installing knowledge base KB4034674 may change czech and arabic languages to english in some applications like Microsoft Edge. USB type c connection support might cause blue or black screens. Customers that install this KB4041676 update via windows server update services or system center configuration manager.

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 and and windows 10 version 1703. This update does NOT replace any previous update. Your build number will be 15063.674 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc.

You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Microsoft Security Updates – Potential Fix For 800580005 Error

A recent viewer on my Anet Computers YouTube channel claimed that they could not get a Microsoft security updates to install on their Windows 7 Machine. Knowledge Base 4041681 would not install. This person even tried to download and install this Microsoft security updates from the update catalog to no avail.

"Windows Update won't download this update. First attempt got to 11% and now its stuck at 0%. I tried the download supplied on your link but when I tried to install it, it had the same error code number as Windows Update (800580005).?"

jezz2k

I am going to go over some tips you can use to potentially fix this problem. However, since this update installed successfully on my computer and I won't be able to reproduce this problem, I can't give you any guarantees. First, thing you can try, believe it or not, is to disable any anti-virus or anti-malware software that is running in real time mode.

These types of software can actually block Microsoft security updates Windows 7 updates from installing. Now you can try to install this KB4041681 update. If successful, then obviously renable any anti-virus and or anti-malware software.

You can also try to run malware and virus scans to see if possibly your computer is infected. I definately recommend running these scans before you move forward. Another option is to run a chkdsk and system file check scan on your Windows 7 machine.

You must run these commands in a command prompt with administrative rights. Open up command prompt by typing in "cmd" without quotes into a run box on Windows 7 and then right clicking cmd. You want to choose "Run as administrator" in a pop up menu.

Type in "sfc /scannow" without quotes in that command prompt window.

C:\>sfc /scannow

Type in "chkdsk /f /r" without quotes in that command prompt window

C:\>chkdsk /f /r

Type in Y for yes when prompted with this message:

The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in
process. Would you like to schedule this
checked the next time the system restarts? Y

You must reboot your computer for the chkdsk scan to begin. This sfc command will check for any corrupt system files on Windows 7. Another possibility if afore mentioned tips does not fix your Microsoft security updates problem is to use a program like Ccleaner. You can run a registry scan with this free application.

Ccleaner will attempt to clean your Windows registry, which may be causing your problem. I highly recommend that you back up your registry database, when using a program like this. You can always restore the windows registry from this backup file.

In closing, trying to help you with Windows 7 updates problems can be a nightmare. This 800580005 error does not seem that common. You can check out this Windows 7 updates error article from Microsoft, giving you some additional troubleshooting steps, like clean boot for an example.

Microsoft Security Updates – For Windows 7 Version KB4041681

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4041681 on October ten two thousand seventeen for Windows 7 operating system. This update includes seven improvements to Windows 7. This update does not include any new features.

* internet explorer docking undocking
* internet explorer forms submission
* internet explorer url encoding
* internet explorer element focus
* internet explorer rendering graphics
* usbhub.sys system crashes
* security updates

After installing Knowledge Base 4041681, you may see an issue with mshtml.dll. Microsoft is aware of this problem and is working on creating a fix. If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 7 security updates, then this will become only update available for install.

However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website. This update applies to Windows 7 service pack 1 and Windows server 2008 R2 operating systems.

You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows 10 New Update Features – With Fall Creators Update

A viewer on my Anet Computers Youtube channel asked me about Windows 10 new update features included with their fall creators update. Microsoft from now on will include two major changes to their operating system. One will be released in spring and one in fall of each year.

Do you know what those update entail? I may need a new dvd drive who knows. Some work ok while others wont read at all.

Thanks.?

Metal Head Hippie

The other Microsoft updates you see through out the year are security updates. Fall creators update has quite a few changes and Windows 10 new update features. This update will get released for public consumption on October seventeen two thousand seventeen.

The Graphical User Interface or Windows shell will see some major changes.

* smoother start resize
* resize start diagonally
* start acrylic backdrop
* scrollbars shrink
* new start menu icons
* new action center design
* same sction center and start back drop
* floating bottom right corner notifications
* notifications design
* notifications dismiss arrow
* my people hub taskbar icon
* pin contacts to taskbar
* pinned contacts desktop notifications
* my people hub contacts
* view OneDrive files in file explorer
* share files share option

Microsoft edge web browser will also see new features. Although, on my Windows 10 professional desktop computer, Microsoft edge quite working after the August anniversary update in two thousand sixteen.

* link PDF directly
* view PDF table of content
* PDF forms support
* pin websites to taskbar
* EPUB documents annotation
* reading progress synced across devices
* save favorites to different location
* edit saved favorite url
* semi-transparent tabs
* text read aloud mode

Some Windows 10 new update features for how you input data into your computer via mouse, keyboard, pen, or touch screen.

* new emoji panel
* emoji 5 support
* touch keyboard one handed mode
* pen scroll and list pages

Windows 10 settings menu is about to change, again.

* about area redesign
* storage sense file deletion after one month
* storage sense deletion of previous windows version
* remote desktop in settings
* new sidebar
* new video playback option
* new game monitor
* updates with individual progress indicators
* new update activity monitor
* cortana in settings

Now the rest of these Windows 10 new update features, with the fall creators update.

* windows throttle inactive programs
* adjust win32 programs DPI without logout
* android missed call notifications with cortana
* ARM64 architecture support
* cortana dedicated speaker support
* photos application story remix
* recover microsoft account password in lock screen
* cortana lock, sign out, shut down and restart voice commands
* USBhub.sys reboot issue fixed

Microsoft Security Updates – Version KB4040724 Build 15063.632

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4040724 on September twenty fifth two thousand seventeen. This update includes twenty seven improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* cellular connectivity
* Microsoft edge

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 version 1703 operating system. Your build number will be 15063.632 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Windows File Integrity Check – With sfc /scannow Tutorial

Windows File Integrity Check

I am going to show you today how you can possibly fix your problems on Microsoft windows operating systems. If you notice that your Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 operating system has problems or even crashes, you may want to run a windows file integrity check with sfc. Windows system files even on Windows 10 operating system can become corrupt.

SFC stands for System File Check. If you have corrupted Windows system files you may notice symptoms like crashes, does not work as expected, and some functions will fail to work. System File Check will check for corrupted Windows system files and attempt to repair them.

I would recommend that you run an sfc scan periodically as part of your computer maintenance. On most modern Microsoft windows operating systems such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 you can start this scan from a command prompt. You want to run command prompt with administrative rights.

Once a command prompt window opens then you just type this following command and hit ENTER:

sfc /scannow

This is an example of what your command prompt window will look like, including this sfc /scannow command.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15063]
(c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>sfc /scannow

This scan can take awhile depending on factors such as speed of your computer, hard drive health, overall operating system condition, etc. You want to make sure to allow this scan to complete. Once this windows file integrity check sfc scan begins you will see a progess indicator like this example.

Beginning system scan. This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 56% complete.

When that sfc /scannow process completes you will be returned to an empty command prompt and told whether or not any integrity violations were found.

Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

I am about to give you a bonus tip. I found that running a System File Check scan three times sometimes gives better results.

As part of my computer repair regiment, I always scan my customers computers with three passes of sfc /scannow. I would recommend you kick off a chkdsk scan as well while your at it. System File Check only checks Microsoft Windows system files.

This tool does NOT scan your personal files, program files, or any other files except Microsoft windows system files. If your running windows 8, 8.2, or 10 operating systems, there is one additional command you are supposed to run before sfc /scannow.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

System File Check can potentially fix your problems on Windows operating systems.

Microsoft Security Updates – Version KB4038788 1703 Build 15063.608

Microsoft Corporation released cumulative update KB4038788 on September twelve two thousand seventeen. This update includes twenty seven improvements to Windows 10. This update does not include any new features.

* color profiles
* high dynamic range feature
* start menu won't open
* scanners
* mobile device manager enterprise
* wireless wide area network
* windows error reporting
* certificate authority management
* local security authority subsystem service memory leak
* syskey.exe encryption
* bitlocker powershell
* credential manager
* internet explorer 11 navigation bar
* internet explorer undo
* microsoft edge internet explorer
* universal serial bus network adapter
* iphlpsvc stops responding
* spool service stops working
* get authenticode signature
* running applications windows server 2008
* remoteapp display
* windows file explorer stops responding
* export startlayout
* azure active directory
* windows action center
* ms16-087 security update released again

If you have been keeping up to date with Microsoft Windows 10 security updates, then this will become only update available for install. However, if you have gotten behind or skipped some updates, those updates will also be installed. You can obtain this update via Microsoft Windows update or Microsoft Update Catalog website.

This update applies to Windows 10 version 1703 operating system. Your build number will be 15063.608 for Windows 10 desktops, laptops, etc. You need to reboot your computer for this update to take effect.

Microsoft Win 10 Support – Recovery and Resetting Your PC Tutorial

Windows 10 Recovery

If you ever have issues with Microsoft Windows 10 you can always recover and reset your PC. Sometimes Microsoft security updates will fuck up your computer. Perhaps Microsoft Windows has gotten corrupt or a program you recently installed are causing issues.

You can reset your Windows 10 computer to when you installed this operating system or back to when you purchased it. However, there are two ways to reset your computer. You remove all data and programs.

Also, you can reset your PC without deleting any of your important data ie. pictures, movies, documents, etc. Click on a Windows ten menu button. Choose "Settings" and then "Update & Security".

Click on "Recovery" and look for "Recovery Reset this PC". Click "Get Started" to begin resetting Windows 10. You have two options to choose from.

* Keep my Files
Removes apps and settings, but keeps your personal files.
* Remove Everything
Removes all of your personal files, apps, and settings.

If you have important data you want to keep then choose "Keep my Files". If you do not have important data you want to keep then choose "Remove Everything". Once you pick an option a window will popup with this message "Getting things ready This won't take long".

You will see a "Your apps will be removed" screen with a list of all your software applications installed. This list of your software will be saved to your desktop so that you can view later once your Windows 10 machine is restored. This is a catalog of your software.

You will need to reinstall all this software from any discs, DVD's, Internet, etc. Finally, click on "Next" to begin resetting your Microsoft Windows 10 computer. If you choose to "Remove Everything" you will be given two additional choices.

You can then choose "Just remove my files" which will remove all your files and then reset your Windows 10 installation. This is recommended if you decide to keep using this computer. If you want to clean up your computer if you don't plan on using it again or want to sell it then you can choose the second option.

A "Remove files and clean the drive" will remove all your data and then format the hard drive. This can take a few hours but is useful if you plan on giving or selling this computer. This option makes it more difficult for people to access any data you had on this hard drive.

My Sound Isnt Working – in Windows Basic Troubleshooting Steps

My Sound Isnt Working

Audio and sound problems can become nerve racking on Microsoft operating systems. Sometimes your soundcard settings get changed seemingly by themselves and these general tips may help you to get sound working again. Also, these tips are productive on Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

Besides checking cables connected to your sound card or cables connected to your laptop, I will be covering tips within control panel. Many sound cards come with software besides just drivers. I recommend you install drivers and other software that comes with your sound card.

Many Original Equipment Manufacturers will add an "Audio Control Panel" within Microsoft Windows control panel. Depending on what make and model of soundcard you, you should see some additional sound properties in an audio control panel. Many times you can adjust what type of speakers you have.

Popular choices are:

* 2/2.1 speakers
* 4/4.1 speakers
* 5.1 speakers
* 7.1 speakers
* headphones

Sometimes you will inadvertantly pick the wrong speaker type. For example you only have two speakers and a woofer and you choose 7.1 speakers. This may cause you to not hear any sound at all.

This may cause you to only hear audio in certain programs. Setting your speaker configuration to match your physical speakers is one tip. Some sound card software has special effects that may cause issues.

You can disable these effects in audio control panel. Often times you can change a sample rating, which may cause issues. I recommend 44100 or 48000 KiloHertz.

However, you could also adjust the sampling rate and test out your audio before you finally choose a sampling rate you prefer. Sometimes you can adjust a bit rate. This can potential cause problems if for example a particular software does not support a specific bit count.

As a matter of fact a screen capture program called XShare does not support twenty four bit audio. I have a Sound Blaster Live twenty four bit soundcard in this computer I am writing this blog post with. XShare was my preferred screen capture program I used to make YouTube videos.

However, since this program does not support twenty four bit audio, it fails capturing audio in videos I record. I have not been able to figure out how to force this program to record in sixteen bit. That is a project for my to do list.

Anyways setting an audio bit rate that certain software does not support could be causing you problems. Another place in Microsoft windows operating systems that you can look to troubleshoot sound problems is in Windows sound or mixer. Perhaps it is as simple as your sound card being muted in Windows.

Perhaps you have the wrong soundcard or audio device selected. Another place to troubleshoot is in a "Sounds" tab. Windows XP by default does not have a sound scheme enabled.

What this means is that you won't hear any audio until you choose a sound scheme. I think Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10 has a sound scheme selected by default. Perhaps by accident a sound scheme is not selected and that is why you are not hearing any sound.

Finally, you can always check your volume mixer in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. Perhaps your volume was muted or you just want to troubleshoot why you don't have any sound. These are just a few general tips, in case for whatever reason, you are not hearing any sound from your Microsoft Windows based computer.

Google Chrome – Fix For Some YouTube Videos Not Playing Audio

I ran across a weird problem recently with YouTube videos. For whatever reason only some YouTube videos lacked audio. Luckily, I found a reddit post that had a possible solution for a lack of audio when playing some YouTube videos.

I was having this problem on Windows seven professional. I had an older Sound Blaster twenty four bit sound card installed on a desktop computer. I went into an audio control panel and changed speaker configuration from 7.1 to 2.

For whatever reason my default speaker configuration was set to 7.1, even though I only have two speakers and one woofer. You can potentially fix this problem too. You want to go to an audio control panel.

On Microsoft Windows 7, you click your start button and then select "Control Panel". Look for an "Audio Control Panel". You may not have an audio control panel.

Search for or look for your sound cards control panel item. For example look for Sound Blaster, Realtek, etc. Go into this control panel item and look for speaker settings.

If you do not have more than two speakers and your sound card settings in Microsoft Windows 7 control panel is set to more than two speakers, than this might be why you do not hear audio in some YouTube videos. When I changed speakers from 7.1 to 2/2.1 on my Windows 7 machine, I was able to hear once again audio from YouTube videos. You may not have an audio control panel or an item for your sound card in control panel because sound card software was not installed.

You can always install software that came with your sound card or look for software for your sound card on the Internet. These tips can be used on other versions of Windows ie. Windows XP, Vista, 8, and 10. The exact steps to get into an audio control panel or sound card properties will be different.