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Service Is Awful
Posted by Csale08 on 08/24/2012
When I open system config in the services that are running there's a check mark in the box next to BBU UPDATE running. WHAT THE Heck Is this? It says it's from Microsoft corporation, but no one knows what it is SO WHY IS IT THERE?? And what does it do?? For hours I have been trying to get an answer from Microsoft help and no one has Helped Me.
     
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Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-08-24:
We have a few very knowledgable members here when it comes to computer 'stuff' like this...MRM and Huck may be able to shine some light on this for you.
Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2012-08-25:
I think it's just an update service for the Bing toolbar.
Posted by Tezrien on 2012-08-25:
You either have a Blackberry and that is the software that keeps it in sync with your PC or you have a Battery Backup that the PC controls.
Posted by leet60 on 2012-08-25:
FoDaddy19 is correct this is a Bing toolbar update service. You can disable or delete it with the following process:

How to disable this service.
Open a command prompt. (you should see the command prompt option in Start>allprograms>accessories

Copy and paste the following one command at a time and hit enter:
sc stop BBUpdat
sc config BBUpdate start= disabled

If you do not want the service at all on your system and do not use the Bing toolbar you can type the following into the command line

sc delete BBUpdate

If you do use the bing toolbar these commands will not assist you as the service will restart on its own

If the bing toolbar is installed on your system you may want to uninstall the program from the windows interface or the program's own uninstall option.

Hope this helps with your issue.
Posted by MRM on 2012-08-25:
FoDaddy is correct that BBU is a Bing update service and you can disbale it so that it wont run in the background.

PS. Windows 8 has been finalized and its a thumbs down.
Posted by csale08 on 2012-08-25:
Thanks fodaddy19 , mrm ,leet60 and debeterbasher .for my issue on BBU Update I never use Bing bar so, GOOD BYE BING BAR in programs. THANKS, Csale08@embarqmail.com
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Windows 7
Posted by Tre7Blig14 on 12/30/2011
CALIFORNIA -- I was getting error messages, that really made me unable to use my computer without a lot of stress. I was advised to upgrade to Windows 7. In order to install Windows 7 I was told I had to uninstall Windows XP of which I was having problems involving missing SP2, I tried to download it, but the other messages prevented me. A technician promised to call me and walk me through the installation. I opened the package to be ready if he called. He never called. Still in a lurch. I decided to take my computer to my technician that had set up my computer. He was able to set up my Windows XP including all the necessary components. I did not need Windows 7. After trying to get a refund from Staples, I was told because I had taken the plastic off the package and even if I did not install the software, they were still unable to refund my 300.00 dollars.
Is there any solution to get my money back? I swear the software was not installed on any computer. Mr billionare should give me a break.
PS. Staples gave me 800-333-5241 at my request for an administration office. Spoke to Lisa. Explained my plight. She seemed to be concerned. She did call me back and offered to try and work something out with Staples @16 E.34 St.NYC 10016. Heard nothing since app.4 wks ago. Called another # of which I was told a Lisa worked. Was told she had left for the day. Someone took my E-mail and Tel#,promising to have Lisa contact me. Today is Dec.31. Next year I promise to be more cautious. By the way I will be waiting for Lisa @ Staples to call me back.
     
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Posted by CowboyFan on 2011-12-30:
Sell it on e-bay.
Posted by MRM on 2011-12-30:
If you have Windows XP, you can just forget about installing Windows 7 as the hardware is out of date and not powerful.
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-12-30:
Agree with MRM. I just put SP3 on an XP machine and its barely got enough left to run well. I feel bad, that's a lot of money to spend on something you don't need. I'd be mad at whoever suggested you go out and buy windows7 without checking your computers compatibility.
Posted by MRM on 2011-12-30:
Slim, I would add more memory, at least 2 GB of memory and your computer will be smoother in running programs.
Posted by Slimjim on 2011-12-30:
This machine has had RAM improvements already. It may just be hitting its processing limit I think.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-12-30:
I agree with Cowboy - sell it on Ebay, and advertise it honestly (of course). You should be able to do pretty well since it is brand new and not used.

Microsoft support is pretty good in my experience. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you.

I am a little unclear due to wording as to whether Staples refunded you the $300 or not - my guess is not.
Posted by Tre7Blig14 on 2011-12-31:
No Staples said the open package would not allow their digital register to work out for a refund. Bunk!
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Windows 7 64 Bit Is Junk And Microsoft Is Scamming People
Posted by Robertalaatson on 09/03/2011
Windows 7 64 bit is garbage. I just bought mine and Microsoft has infected it with viruses, malware, and software from 3rd party vendors who can't write or install software to save their life. Microsoft has flooded my pc with as many as 83 updates in one day. They have removed working software and drivers and replaced them with unsigned drivers and corrupted software and infected software and as you know any driver that is unsigned will not work or if their is a problem with the signature it won't work. They have reduced my internet speed to 8 kbps for downloading and 4 for uploading files. And software just vanish for no reason, they destroyed my hard drive and it had to be replaced. My web cam and microphone don't work the technichians on the phone hang up on you. I had over 30,000 thousand registry errors in the first week alone I had to have it flashed and reinstalled. That worked until Microsoft downloaded more updates. Every file you try to download says that it will hurt your computer when you refuse their software insurance of 1 minor fix in 1 years time for $150.00, then they intentionally infect your computer. They sent me 2 trojans with every update and a total of 15 viruses and 5 malware just in my first 9 days of owning the computer. Thousands and thousands of people like me are all having the same problem yet Microsoft won't do anything. Microsoft screwed up with Vista and now they have screwed up with another one to it being windows 7. I have received no help from Microsoft and I am personally starting a petition and getting the signitures of all of the thousands of people like me that have been robbed and victimized by Microsoft to form a law suit. I already have over 50 thousand signatures well its actually 42,398 signatures and we will get justice because all of us that have been treated this way have a right to be heard and treated with respect and to either give us a working product that we were lead to believe was so good or give us our money back and pain and suffering and close your factory doors forever!!!!!
     
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Posted by madconsumer on 2011-09-03:
what firewall are you using?

we use win7 at work, and experienced none of these issues.
Posted by fast327 on 2011-09-03:
I have used Win 7 32 Bit for one and a half years with no problems. Microsoft has never infected updates with viruses. Could be you have some mal-ware on your computer from another source. Another posibility was that you went to a mis-directed site posing as Microsoft.
Posted by oldisgood on 2011-09-03:
I must be the luckiest person in the whole world. I continually read all the horrible complaints about various companies on this website and I never seem to have these problems. I just got a new Toshiba laptop with Vista 7 and 64 bit and it works absolutely perfectly. No problems and it is a wonderful system. I guess I lead a charmed life.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-09-03:
If thousands of people were being infected with viruses from software downloaded from Microsoft, it would be in the news.

You say that you are starting a petition, and have 42,398 signatures. That is very quick work. How did you get in touch with 10's of thousands of people in such a short time?

Microsoft tech support was outstanding when I needed it. I find it hard to believe that they would hang up on someone.

If you have trojans, malware and viruses, I believe it is 99.9% unlikely that they originated at Microsoft.
Posted by At Your Service on 2011-09-04:
Amen trmn8r!
Posted by Mike in FL on 2011-09-04:
I've a question for you: Did you install a proper internet security suite on your machine before logging onto the internet? Surfing without antivirus and firewall protection is the only way you can get malware on a fresh machine. I've been running 64-bit Vista on my machine since 2008 and only had an infection ONCE because I have a good internet security suite. NOTE: Norton and McAfee are NOT good security suites.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-09-05:
third party ?


the only third party software the comes installed on a pc is ... trial software and antivirus programs.


If you have other third party software that is gumming up the computer it may have been something you downloaded or clicked "i accept" on.


One of my old coworkers use to do that - he use to websurf and click "I accept" on ANY popup without reading what he was accepting. He never understood why he got so many viruses. O_o
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Windows 7 is not user friendly
Posted by Not happy12345 on 12/02/2009
Windows LIVE is a nightmare! After 4 hrs. of trying to get an email program on my new Dell Inspiron windows 7 laptop, I gave up. It froze up my computer and there is no way to get email unless you sign up for hotmail, and then it still keeps saying that your password is wrong and won't let you get it. I WANT OUTLOOK EXPRESS, A GREAT MAIL PROGRAM, AND THIS NEW WINDOWS 7 DOESN'T HAVE IT.
IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 7 YOU PROBABLY WILL NEVER HAVE EMAIL, UNLESS MICROSOFT CAN OFFER MORE PROGRAMS THAT ARE EASY TO INSTALL. VERY DISAPPOINTED AND WILL RETURN MY DELL LAPTOP WITH WINDOWS 7.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-02:
Really? I just got it and I love it-Vista sucks. The only complaint I have with 7 is that most of my old programs, like my printer, my wireless router and the like are not compatible, so I had to go online for an easy "patch" for it. In the case of the printer, all I had to do was plug it in and the computer read it without the software. The router is obsolete, even through the dealer, so I will probably have to buy another. I like the program 1000X better than Vista.
Posted by madconsumer on 2009-12-02:
win-7 is still new. you are best off staying with win-xp.

very helpful.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-02:
Download Mozilla Thunderbird. Very good email program, and it's free.
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Scrap Windows 7 And Start Over
Posted by Sandraleesmith46 on 11/15/2009
As a fairly new user of computers and software, I may not be the best judge, but for my money Microsoft needs to scrap their Windows 7 and start over from scratch. I have difficulty getting it to work with many programs, including other Microsoft programs that were included in the "package" deal. When I went to their support page, to find out why that is, I found some 206,000 others had already been there with the same question, and not a single answer was presented. For example, the media player tells me I'm not connected to the internet to play the recorded TV service, when I am connected and have a good signal. Or the DVD player tells me my region 1 discs are not formatted for the USA/Canada region, yet every single one of them plays on my region 1 DVD-R without any problems, and some even have "region 1" stamped right on the disc. It won't interface with Google's Chrome program at all, and doesn't work well with Mozilla's Firefox either. Even the Windows Live Messenger had trouble connecting. As far as I can see, Windows 7 has more "bugs" in it than a human mouth when cultured. It looks great on paper, but in practice it's definitely not!
     
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Posted by MRM on 2009-11-15:
There is nothing wrong with Windows 7. It is the programs fault for the lack of updates to make compatible with Windows 7. There are several solutions to make programs work in Windows 7. You can update the program or you can run "XP mode" in Windows 7 to run older programs.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-15:
There are probably going to be compatibility problems with drivers and other programs for W7 for a while. I upgraded a 2 year old system and with the exception of Media Player (hard crashes) everything more or less works okay. Found out later that the PC manufacturer recommended against upgrading my particular model. As for Microsoft.com, I share your frustration. Don't know how such a vast site can contain so little helpful information. You'd be better off using google to find answers on independent message boards.
Posted by TGT101 on 2009-11-15:
"Scraping" software that they spent millions of dollars on probably will not happen.
Posted by NickL11354 on 2009-11-15:
You need a current system to run windows 7. At least 3GB of ram but 4GB is ideal. Probably the OP's system is more than 2 years old with less than 3GB of ram which makes it obsolete especially if it is a laptop since laptops cannot be upgraded at all
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-15:
OP, since you are new to computers, here is how operating systems work vs software compatibility: programs have to be compatible with the operating system, NOT the other way around. Windows is an operating system, and is brand new. NOW it is up to the other software companies to upgrade THEIR software to be compatible. Windows does not need THEM to run, but THEY need Windows. Does that make sense?

OI haven't upgraded yet, and probably won't for awhile. I just bought my computer in June and haven't learned Vista yet.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2009-11-15:
Are you upgrading a PC that previously ran XP? With Windows 7, you have to take all of your programs, move them to an external drive, do a clean install on an empty hard drive, then re-install your programs one by one. Also, older machines may not have the memory or microprocessor speed required to run Windows 7. If you want to take full advantage of Windows 7, you may need to buy a new machine or have a professional install it, as well as have your machine upgraded.
Posted by Critical_level2 on 2009-11-15:
I agree with others that it is a software incompatibility. I have run windows 7 since beta, RC1 and now Win 7 Pro. Firefox runs great on it, make sure you have the latest version, as older versions are not compatible. I also do a lot of gaming and it runs the games with no issues. My Pc is about 4 years old with an AMD Athlon 64 and 2GB of ram. No issues at all. It was a nice upgrade from XP. The only issue I had was a bit of trouble with the drivers, due to my components being from the XP days.
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Windows 7 - best OS from Microsoft?
Posted by Mario The Great on 07/19/2009
So, for the last month, I've been beta testing Windows 7. The last release came out a few days ago and I installed it shortly thereafter. If you've ever used a Macintosh, the user interface is very similar. You now have the ability to pin a file/task whatever to the task bar on the bottom. The ease of use from the ALT-TAB is even better. There is a future function where XP only programs run automatically from within Windows 7, rather than outside. For those people who are Vista haters, this is the substitute. Yes Vista is a memory, resource, money hog, but if you install it on a system that has at least 4GB, it's perfect. I installed Windows 7 on my Compaq Dual core 2.1 with 2GB Ram and an ATI 3450 card. It didn't recognize the card but I went to ATI and THEY HAD A WINDOWS 7 driver release! Everything works great and even my games (Quake Wars, Halo 3, AOE 3) are fantastic. It looks like the sidebar has been disabled, maybe not, but I can't find it. It's supposed to have a faster start and shutdown but I just upgraded rather than doing a clean copy and haven't noticed a difference. Anyway, I love it. Sadly, Vista reminds me of Windows ME. Anyway, hope you love Windows 7 as much as I do. I'm not sure how I will "upgrade" 7 from Ultimate (The Beta version). I'll cross that river when I get to it.
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2009-07-19:
My kid has been using Win 7 RC for quite some time. He said that it knocks Vista out of the park.
Posted by MRM on 2009-07-19:
You bet Windows 7 iz da shiznit! I have scrubbed XP off my harddrive and installed the final RTM of Windows 7. With regards to upgrading from beta release, I would just download the final RTM build which is 7600.16385.1255, and do a clean install.
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