On a client’s system I could not get automatic updates to work. They would download but then fail to install.

I cleared the download cache first. Note that this does NOT solve the problem but does clean things up and that makes diagnosis easier.

  • Services / Automatic Updates / Stop
  • Delete the C:\windows\SoftwareDownloads directory
  • Services / Automatic Updates / Start

I then restored the SensLogn registra settings. These were totally absent (Notufy/SensLogn was missing). I have yet to determin what and when these went missing. ... Click to read more

I love the idea of the Google Toolbar, especially the spell checker. But I had to wonder how it worked. Its not rocket science but it is a nice implantation of client/server code. The idea is that text is sent to Google via XML and returned to the toolbar via XML. For a moderately fast connection this is all very nice and can be extended to multiple operating systems easily.

The problem is that the text is sent clear-text to an organization that is not under the author’s control. ... Click to read more