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    does anyone know how to turn off the windows updates? i mean my comp and internet was fine but when it updated itself i couldnt see images on the internet anymore..i had to system restore to get it back to normal. And now it is trying to update again and it did that same thing.
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    I would probably say that your problem lies elsewhere. I assume your using IE. You could try deleting all temporary files and cookies and... whatever else from within IE, restarting, and trying again. I would bet that would fix it. Would be a MUCH better solution then turning off updating ability (if it were just the automatic part, I'd kill this service myself, but I like to use Windows Update). Also, you could always try FireFox or Opera.

    Umm.... yeah. I know how to do that, but I take no responsibility for you not being able to update anymore, or for you leaving yourself vunerable to security risks because your already vunerable windows XP system is not up to date.

    Got it? Good. NOW LETS KILL THIS MOTHER *CENSORED*!

    Ok, go to the Control Pannel. Then go to Administrative Tools (in classic view, don't know in that new view they use). Next, you open the Services shortcut. Once in there, you should see Automatic Updates near the top of the list. Right click on that, and select Properties from the context menu. Go to Startup Type dropdown in properties, and select Disable. Apply it with... apply or OK, whatever is there. You can stop the service dead while it's there too if you want.

    Next time you re-start, Automatic Updates should not start again. It is now disabled. But, like the description says, you shouldn't be able to use Windows Update now either. So your kinda screwed...

    Anyway, that's how I would do it. I don't recomend you do this. It's not that good an idea.


    NOTE: Again, I DO NOT RECOMEND THAT ANYONE TURN OFF THE ABILITY TO UPDATE!
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    i am not using i.e i am using (god help me) wal-mart connect...which is now netscape connect. I have cleaned out everything..the temp files and cookies. And the image problem only happens after the update completes itself and installs everything. after it happened the first time i went to reboot to see if it was just a glitch..but it was still like that. a box with a x over the image. And i system restored and it became fine again. seriously dont know what to do at this point.

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    Box with an X... sounds like they are using an IE engine behind it. Well, try this... start-up Wal-Mart connect, minimize it, and then try to use IE to browse the internet. It should work, as I'm betting Wal-Mart connect is only needed to make a propriatory network handshake (much like AOL). This is what I did with AOL before they came out with the AOL Dialer program (which is what I use now).

    If that works, then you should be free to download and run any web browser of your choice. Firefox, Opera, Netscape, SeaMonkey, Advent (although that's IE based engine too)... take your pick. A new browser is better than killing update service.
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    You really don't need to shut down the service. You can just open the Automatic update in control panel and set it to disabled or some other option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Volvogga
    Box with an X... sounds like they are using an IE engine behind it. Well, try this... start-up Wal-Mart connect, minimize it, and then try to use IE to browse the internet. It should work, as I'm betting Wal-Mart connect is only needed to make a propriatory network handshake (much like AOL). This is what I did with AOL before they came out with the AOL Dialer program (which is what I use now).

    If that works, then you should be free to download and run any web browser of your choice. Firefox, Opera, Netscape, SeaMonkey, Advent (although that's IE based engine too)... take your pick. A new browser is better than killing update service.
    With everything you know on tech stuff, how can you still use AOL?
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    Also, don't you just Mozilla's new name totally retarded? Seamonkey... like wtf!?
    IE is a great browser, just know how to deal with ActiveX stuff properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyuu
    With everything you know on tech stuff, how can you still use AOL?
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    Also, don't you just Mozilla's new name totally retarded? Seamonkey... like wtf!?
    IE is a great browser, just know how to deal with ActiveX stuff properly.
    AOL is the only dial-up service that works around here. I don't know why... the other one's I tried drop service, and Netscape doesn't put Pulse into their dialer (which has to be the stupidist thing I have ever seen, I mean... how fucking hard is it to put a 'P' in the intialization string?). So... afraid I'm stuck with the fuckers. Ah well...

    Anyway... I have no idea why they chose that name when Mozilla Suite split off from the main branch to be developed independently. Probably something to do with goldschlager. It doesn't look that bad though, if you don't mind having e-mail, IRC, web, and... some other shit all rolled into one. Supposedly, you get a lot more control over Mozilla than the Firefox and Netscape counter parts, but that's nominal to me. I got enough control over Firefox. Not interested.

    As for ActiveX... what's proper? I just turn it off (I think... idk, haven't run IE in months). XD

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    Isn't the unlimited dial-up cost as much as their broadband one?

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    uhh... I don't remember. There was something strange about that. I don't think they actually provided the broadband, but just their security on top of what you already had... or something. There was some really weird fine print on that. Meh... don't know.

    Most broadband has weird fine print on it though. Fucking comcast pushes it, but it's only at a decent price for 4 months or something, then more than doubles. Beurk ><

    Someone was talking about a city-wide wireless though around here. That could be interesting, if and when it comes about. Give these pricks something to think about. ^^

    I don't pay full price for the dial-up anyway... art of the bitch and moan.

    And while we're on the topic (which I don't know why we are, but I don't really care today)...

    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-2140.htm

    ... what I really need is a shell account. *sigh*
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    Ok since i didnt wanna make a new thread and get banned i thought i might as well post here. I did the windows update and the images are now working cause i did a sun java update...but now when i go to yahoo pool and stuff i cant make a table ..something about a pop up blocker. I dont know if it is me or what..but i didnt have this issue before. (does netscape connect have a pop up blocker??? i dont know myself)

 

 

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