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Changed Permissions and Nothing is Working (No internet, virus protection is not working, etc)

Windows 10

Hello guys, Please help me!! I have no idea what I did to my computer. I am sorry for my ignorance on this matter. So I was trying to install a program on my computer. During the installation, a pop up said that it did not have permission to create a temporary directory in the C drive. I then googled a bit and read about right clicking on the folder and changing its permissions. I tried on the program installation folder first which failed. Eventually, I went to the C drive folder and right clicked bringing up its permissions. I removed all group users except for the Lenovo PC user (which I assumed was me). When I restarted my computer, none of my apps were being recognized. For example, I could not open my PDF's or my sound files. My internet connection was not working. When I ran a scan command via the command window (which I read on google) it said that the network is being disabled by the drivers. My start menu was not even coming up. I then googled more and read about running regedit in the command window. I did not know that it was dangerous running this command. Pulling up the registry I navigated to Microsoft > Windows. I then right clicked on windows and gave full access ( I believe) to users. After I realized that my start menu was back up again. Also my PDF's were showing up. However, my internet is not working. I can't even turn on my virus protection. When I try to turn it on, it says it timed out. My computer screen keeps starting refreshing itself. I have no idea how to fix this problem. Things I tried 1) I tried doing a system restore to a previous point. However, when I restarted the system, my internet was still not working and it seemed the permissions did not reset. 2) I tried entering the secedit to restore default permissions as described below. Still it did not work. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-to-restore-default-security-permissions/ab58f918-da72-42c0-ba71-161d52b73d46 3) I see an option to download something here but I have no access to the internet. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/how-to-reset-all-user-permissions-to-default/9da312d2-c99b-4283-a275-e74d93dcc366 Your advice would be greatly appreciated! -dreamchaser

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What does this say and what should I do? I have had no formal training on the computer and I am self taught. I am seeking help from that reference point to resolve this error message

Windows 10

Description A problem with your hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly. Problem signature Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent Code: ab Parameter 1: 1 Parameter 2: 1a0 Parameter 3: 550 Parameter 4: 300000003 OS version: 10_0_14393 Service Pack: 0_0 Product: 768_1 OS Version: 10.0.14393.2.0.0.768.101 Locale ID: 1033 Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: E_STAGE2_INVALIDTICKET

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I am trying to upgrade from Vista to Windows 10 and receiving errors

Windows 10

I followed instructions, want to UPGRADE but keep my files, but got an error saying: The computer started using Windows Installation media. Remove the installation media and restart so windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. (Do not select Custom (advanced) to perform the upgrade) Custom (advanced) installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings. So I did that.. then got this error: (Went to my Photo Gallery) Photo Gallery can't open this picture or video. This file format is not supported or you don't have the latest photo gallery. So, I opened notepad and it is the setup exe..? but can't select it? So I went to the actual drive and got error Windows installation cannot be started from the current operating system. To install windows, boot from the installation media, or upgrad from a supported operationg system and restart the installation.. (back to square 1..) Help please? _

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miracast not working for ADDIN projector

Windows 10

Hi there, I have a Dell running Windows 10 Home and recently bought a ADDIN projector which works with apple airplay but I can't get the miracast to work. I have tried all the troubleshooting such as device manager updating drivers but whilst the laptop is paired with the projector and showing as connect the screen doesn't project what is on the laptop and stays on the miracast screen. Can you help? Mark

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Money App (MSN Money?) not displaying Watchlist on phone app or Windows app

Windows 10

I've been using the "Money" app with Windows 10 for a few months, adding items to my watchlist as I go, and I recently downloaded the app to my Android phone as well. I synched and added more items to my watchlist and all was going well until last week. When I try to retrieve my watchlist - my Windows 10 Money app states "An error occurred" "Try refreshing?" "Refresh this page" (with a link that I click endlessly to refresh, but nothing changes. On my Android Money app I receive a WiFi-like wave symbol and the message "Please check your network connection and tap here to try again", which, I do, but it never comes back either. I have tried logging out/in to the apps and I have tried switching networks and all that jazz. I seriously doubt it has anything to do with the network. It appears that the app tries to retrieve the information and simply times out with a generic network error and doesn't get to the heart of the matter. I'm on fast networks, have tried different machines, etc, etc. It's not the network. I managed to see the watchlist is still present by going to http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/watchlist. So, it's not like it's been wiped, but I cannot access it in the apps that I was finding it most useful and/or where I add watched items. The list now stands at 124 items, so perhaps its a little longer than it was a couple of weeks ago, but this is not a very long list - the program certainly shouldn't have trouble returning the info in a timely manner. Thoughts? Before I move on to a different service to gather all of these records... Thanks in advance.

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I need help re-establishing Rufus to do a download of the ISO file

Windows 10

I was helped (a lot) earlier today by Sridhar R. and I've been using Rufus to do the install from my thumb drive of the ISO file. It had been doing the same files, over and over and finally (after over 5 hours) I hit close. This was a BIG mistake because my Windows 10 is still there, nothing has changed and it's still deleting my files each time it's rebooted. HELP I'm trying to delete Windows 10 which has a real problem and I want to go back to Windows 7 Pro (or Ultimate) - I tried to use the F12 key and it doesn't do anything. This Windows 10 definitely has a mind of its own! I'm almost ready to destroy this almost new computer and buy a MAC!

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KB3206632 fails to install

Windows 10

Split from this thread. Hello Gerry, I came across this thread since I've been troubleshooting the same issue. It started with KB3206632: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3206632) Failed to install I found others were having the same issue in this thread: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/cumulative-update-for-windows-10-version-1607-for/b547dcc3-1a0d-467b-95cf-6f07ddaa41e2 The failure was looping daily as Daveylau described in this earlier thread. I waited until the next cummulative patch came out to see if that would resolve the issue. Update KB3213986 has not resolved it: Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3213986) Failed to install I've tried many troubleshooting steps that have all failed to resolve the issue, including: * Installing the standalone installer - update fails in similar manner as the automatic install * Using the Window Media Tool to do an update - update fails in similar manner as the automatic install * Selecting advanced option "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows." - no change, updates failed * Installing the standalone patch in Safe Mode without networking - a got an error stating that the service couldn't be started in safe mode * Updating in Safe Mode with networking - When I go to Settings -> Update & Security, the Settings window closes as if it's come across an error * Completed full scans for Windows Defender and Malwarebytes, nothing was found. Couple things to note: * I also have a M.2 SSD as Daveylau mentioned in the earlier thread. I don't know if that's the root cause or not. * Updates Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - January 2017 (KB890830) and Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1607 (for x64-based Systems) (KB3214628) both installed successfully. * My computer is a new build that put together in November 2016. System Information file: https://1drv.ms/t/s!Aom7hL102N1cjgsC269b14ZucJTP System log file: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aom7hL102N1cjgxGHM1L3P8HSAT_ Result of System File Checker: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations." DISM tool log file: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Aom7hL102N1cjg3fSKPOK04UaqI4 As James stated above, I'm also watching this thread with interest. This has been a problem for some time and it's preventing me from booting and shutdown my computer properly. The update wants to install every day. Thank you!

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Windows Update reverting

Windows 10

Split from this thread. Hi Folks, Can I just say that I, like many others in the Microsoft World, am experiencing this issue and have tried all the usual repair suggestions to no avail. I am watching this thread with interest so I hope that you truly do have a plan of action here :) My PC is re-booting every time it automatically updates since it cannot apply the update it then reboots again to remove the update and so on and so forth...Such fun. James

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Win10 screwed up - Is Microsoft working on a fix for the Anniversary Update?

Windows 10

Anniversary Update Win10 was put on my system just before Christmas. It takes 20 minutes to boot up to a point where the system is barely working. One or two times the system comes up to regular speed, but most of the time it's very sluggish. In the beginning the Internet, Speakers, and Battery icons disappeared; sometimes only one or two disappear; sometimes they all come back. I have restored the system to the Automatic Restore Point 1/1/17. It did not restore my Kaspersky Internet Security. It did nothing for the system. Also, the icon to remove external drives doesn't appear regularly, even though I have an external drive plugged in to the machine. I've looked at answers from the Community and on several tech sites that I trust. Tried most of the ones I found, but they haven't helped AT ALL. One suggestion from Microsoft was to use shift key + click restart on the lock screen. Well, I don't have a restart icon on my locks creen. It's nowhere to be found. Oh, one last thing: my computer is beating itself to death, running with CPU 45%, Memory 33%, Disk 49%.

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Windows Store Error Code 0x8000FFFF, Doesn't Open At All

Windows 10

Hello. I am having a problem opening the Windows Store. Every time I load it up, I get this error screen (although the CV changes every time): Whenever I hit "Refresh the Page", I get this screen: However, I have a working internet connection (as I have been searching online for solutions for several hours). Are there any solutions anyone has found works? I've run the wsreset.exe application and command (as administrator and not as admin) and tried the troubleshooter multiple times. The troubleshooter says, "Windows Store cache may be damaged" and "Not fixed" every time I run it, and I haven't found a working solution for that either. About a month ago I accidentally downloaded a virus, but I managed to get rid of it through antivirus software. In trying to correct my problems with the Windows Store, I uninstalled my antivirus software, though it hasn't helped. I've checked my internet proxy as well, and it is disabled. I have Windows 10 on a relatively new (less than six-month old) ASUS K501U, with two drives (an SSD and a regular hard drive). If someone could offer any solutions I may not have tried, that would be immensely helpful.

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