Spyware seems to be the number one cause of problems when upgrading to XP SP2.So, in addition to scanning your computer for viruses, you also need to scan it for spyware. If you have an older version, head on over to download the latest version.Microsoft shipped massive amounts of free XP SP2 CD-ROMs to Circuit City, Best Buy, and places like that. If you can't find a copy of XP SP2 in your local tech store or, even worse, if your local tech store tries to sell it to you [something that happened to at least one Best Buy customer in the Chicago area a few weeks ago], hop on over to en_us/This page lets you order the XP SP2 CD-ROM directly from Microsoft. Personal experience shows that unwanted stuff on your computer like viruses or spyware [see step 3] can wreck havoc on ANY software installation, especially a major operating system upgrade.If specs matter: 6 GB RAM AMD Athlon ll X4 750K AMD Radeon R7 240 4GB GDDR3 Vista SP2 cbs.txt: don't know how to obtain Check Hi antoniu200: Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in Scousa JAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the Vista Forums.And while you may think your current antivirus software is doing a good job of scanning your computer for and protecting your computer from viruses, over 60% of broadband users aren't running the latest version of their antivirus program. c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs] So, just to be extra safe, before you even THINK about putting that XP SP2 CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive, let's have Symantec scan your PC for viruses online. [Unfortunately, Symantec's free online virus checker only works in Internet Explorer.] When the page loads, click on the orange Go button. Click on the red Start button under Virus Detection to start the virus scan.
If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.According to the Microsoft, some users who had moved app information to a second logical (virtual) drive came across this issue.Currently the cumulative update KB3176938 addresses the problem, but if your Windows 10 device keeps freezing or you can't find a way to install the update, and you're in the situation where you have two logical drives, and you moved app data to the second drive, you can use one of these three options to try fix the problem.If Windows 10 keeps freezing after installing the Anniversary Update, use this guide to fix the issue.While the Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings a lot of new great features and improvements, the rollout has been a bumpy road for many users.As the title says, I have problems with Windows Update. I tried forcing it to install, installing it step by step, but it couldn't go further than . I need that Framework, the other updates don't really matter.I tried some fixes like: Reset_Reregister_Windows_Update_Components, Reset_Windows_Update_History, Microsoft Fixit50362 (which is a Microsoft Installer Fixer that couldn't install Power Shell), Microsoft Fixit50202. And the interesting thing is that my antivirus doesn't say that Windows is not up-to-date, which is not normal, in ESET Smart Security, if Windows is not up-to-date.Since the update was made available to everyone, we have seen a number of issues popping up, such as problems migrating settings, apps crashing, failure to install the update and a few other problems.However, one problem that's affecting many users is the entire computer freezing when attempting to sign in.If you haven't been able to apply the update because your computer freezes every time you sign in and you have a second Administrator account do the following: After applying the update, you should no longer see your computer freezing up when signing in to your account.The second recommended method is to uninstall the Anniversary Update, and then reinstall it again using the update tool.