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cmanis1

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I have a Acer 5600U desktop I purchased with win 8, and then upgraded to win 8.1 and all was fine until about one month ago when I got the virus "Runtime Manager, finding discount" and lots of error problems. I finally go back to Win 8 and load win 8 from the OEM on the hard drive, and that worked fine, then tried to update to win 8.1, and when it reboots it always says "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes, do no turn off system", and then it will reboot to a Win 8 OS, and all appreas to be OK then loading prpgrams, files and etc. I plan to keep what I have now until upgrading to the new Windows 10. hopefully all will be ok again at that time. Do anyone have any suggestions or comments that may help me ? Thanks so much in advance.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5600U 4-in-one
    CPU
    Intel i5-3230M
    Motherboard
    Acer 4-in-1 64 Bit
    Memory
    8gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full Windows Touch
    Browser
    MSIE, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

rscalover

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Hi,

Here is a free tip when you download software that does not charge money to people who want to use it watch out for any bundeled applications that come along with the "free software" this is the reason why you got infected by that virus.Do not just go through to the installer read carefully what you are allowing to be installed because that bundeled applications is the author of the free software way of making money not so nice if you ask me.Also removing that virus involves editing the registry did you do that ? (note if you formatted your harddrive then all is gone offcource)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1(x64)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
    CPU
    AMD K16
    Motherboard
    HP 226B(P0)
    Memory
    8GB DDR 3
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI radeon R5
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1600 x 900
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 1TB
    Cooling
    HP Coolsense
    Keyboard
    integrated
    Internet Speed
    100 MBPS
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet Security 2015

axe0

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

cmanis1

New Member
Thanks for both the answers and replies above. if I can load win 10 with what I have now - I plan to do that. hopefully I will be able to load win 10 and it work with the win 8 I am using here now. Everything I have on this desktop is legal from Microsoft. tks.. comments.. and I am trying to learn what to read and how to use win8 and win10 forums....
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5600U 4-in-one
    CPU
    Intel i5-3230M
    Motherboard
    Acer 4-in-1 64 Bit
    Memory
    8gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full Windows Touch
    Browser
    MSIE, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

axe0

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You'll have to upgrade to win8.1 first before you can upgrade to win10.
You can read about it on other threads.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset

cmanis1

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I have a Acer 5600U desktop I purchased with win 8, and then upgraded to win 8.1 and all was fine until about one month ago when I got the virus "Runtime Manager, finding discount" and lots of error problems. I finally go back to Win 8 and load win 8 from the OEM on the hard drive, and that worked fine, then tried to update to win 8.1, and when it reboots it always says "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes, do no turn off system", and then it will reboot to a Win 8 OS, and all appears to be OK then loading programs, files and etc.

I am still looking for help, and read the message, and wondering what I should do about getting to win 8.1 again without the system saying that it is "reverting " to win 8

My win 8 appears to be OK... and I do wish to get back to win 8.1.
I am very interested in getting some help and several users here have said they can assist, but when I try to reply to them.. it does not work for me.
thanks for continuing to try to assist me. my win8 is working ok, and I do wish to have a valid 8.1 working so that I will be able to upgrade to 8.1. thanks Cliff
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5600U 4-in-one
    CPU
    Intel i5-3230M
    Motherboard
    Acer 4-in-1 64 Bit
    Memory
    8gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full Windows Touch
    Browser
    MSIE, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

cmanis1

New Member
If I or we are able to get back to win 8.1, I will be very happy to thank everyone. all be safe. I ran win 8.1 for about one year and no problems with it at all.. Someway I must get my 8.1 back so I will be able to upgrade to win 10.

maybe I should have said before that when reverting from the 8.1 back to win 8, the system gets all the way to 99% before going back to win 8. maybe that tells someone something.... tks

I am ready to go home now, and will read more of this win 8 info when there.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5600U 4-in-one
    CPU
    Intel i5-3230M
    Motherboard
    Acer 4-in-1 64 Bit
    Memory
    8gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full Windows Touch
    Browser
    MSIE, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360

cmanis1

New Member
Thanks for all the replies. I have a lot to learn... my win 8.1 is still working fine after many re-boots, and upgrades... tks
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 5600U 4-in-one
    CPU
    Intel i5-3230M
    Motherboard
    Acer 4-in-1 64 Bit
    Memory
    8gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Full Windows Touch
    Browser
    MSIE, Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
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