Originally posted by seeker1963
reply to post by CthulhuMythos
I thought maybe it was because you were using XP and Microsoft was no longer supporting it. But my assumption was wrong... It should be good thru
I would try what DC recommended and go from there.....
Ha, me too, I had started a reply about support and the probability of new updates being unlikely, but on checking.. bam, 2014.
News to me, I thought it was already ended.
I have no idea why, however, there would be any updates to the .net framework, unless the machine had never had those in the first place. the .net
framework can affect many programs that utilise it.
Given the level of severity, I'd be doing a complete backup using a third party backup software, something you know you can browse later and retrieve
files, and then a reinstall of XP, or newer if required.
Acronis have a decent backup suite.
I mean, it's having problems installing microsoft updates, having problems with nvidia drivers, etc. Sounds like multiple points of failure or one
big whopping nasty that might be able to be bandaided back together, but would be better with a fresh install.
When installing the nvidia drivers you only need the driver. you don't need any of the utilities that come with it, unless you need them. Since
you're trying to remove problematic bits of them, it would see you don't need it.
It's a pity Windows 7 was so much better at hardware support right out of the box, and XP needed a kick in the pants for me to even get my NIC
working. I ended up slipstreaming the drivers into the cd, so I never had to work around them with usb sticks etc again.
And now I'm on windows 8. surprisingly I like to better than 7. That's like saying the cookie monster suddenly likes lasagne and calls himself