Your computer should not be connected to the internet or any networks in its
Backup your personal data, then do a format & clean install of Windows.
Please note that a Repair Install (AKA in-place upgrade) will NOT fix this!
After the clean install, you'll have the equivalent of a "new computer" so
take care of everything on the following page before otherwise connecting
the machine to the internet or a network and before using a USB key that
isn't brand-new or hasn't been freshly formatted:
5 steps to help protect your new computer before you go online
Steps To Help Prevent Spyware
Rogue Security Software - Microsoft Security:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> I know, I know...how did I not notice before now...well...I didn't. A few
> updates have slipped through since then...oddly enough, the ones everyone
> here is complaining wouldn't install. I now have 39 updates pending
> installation. I've tried backup and restoring, nada. I've tried
> uninstalling the updates that DID install on 8-8...nada...just went from
> pending updates to 39.
> The only other thing I'm reading is an option is to format my hard drive.
> NOOOOOO- please help?