Solved force windows configuration on brand new computer

July 25, 2013 at 05:35:09
Specs: Windows 7
New computer 10 days after signal come in from another computer and downloaded 18085 lifes to reconfigure my new computer. How do I now stop them from re configuring again. I went back and restored from before the down load but again the files are trying to down load onto my computer. Their should be no need to configure a brand new computer from a WiFi source outside of this computer how do i stop it

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July 25, 2013 at 16:32:24
MS may have hidden msconfig with windows 7. With earlier versions you just go to START--RUN and type in msconfig and click OK. Give that a try and see if it works. I'm running an old XP machine so can't try it myself.

Anyway, here's some info on locating and running it:

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msc...

If the computer is starting on its own you need to go into cmos/bios setup and alter the 'start on' options.

I'm assuming these 'updates' are annoying but legitimate. If you have any doiubts about that you should run some virus/malware scans.



#1
July 25, 2013 at 12:36:23
What files are being downloaded? Have you tried turning off the Wireless? A little more detail would allow us to help you better.

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July 25, 2013 at 13:10:59
If it's automatic updates from microsoft just turn that feature off.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...

If it's coming from somewhere else then the update software is probably running on startup. You may be able to uninstall it from add/remove programs in control panel or disable it from running in MSCONFIG--STARTUP.


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July 25, 2013 at 14:52:33
So how do I do the msconfig--startup. I put it into safemode networking and for now have stopped it again. I left computer on as if I tuned it off it would finish configuring. So last night I awoken to it being turned off and rebooted.I turned it off and went back to sleep. Again a 3.30am woke to computer turned on and trying to reboot. I unplugged internet connection and shut it down. This morning it trys again to reconfigure and I do not wish it to do so. Please let me know what to do to stop this. My last computer I felt was in control of someone like it was split in two and would control email and what webpages I could view. I could not get proof of this. Now I have it i don't want this happening again.

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July 25, 2013 at 16:32:24
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MS may have hidden msconfig with windows 7. With earlier versions you just go to START--RUN and type in msconfig and click OK. Give that a try and see if it works. I'm running an old XP machine so can't try it myself.

Anyway, here's some info on locating and running it:

http://netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msc...

If the computer is starting on its own you need to go into cmos/bios setup and alter the 'start on' options.

I'm assuming these 'updates' are annoying but legitimate. If you have any doiubts about that you should run some virus/malware scans.


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