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Thursday, October 28, 2010

What to do when a software patch won't install

Normally, applying software patches to applications such as Microsoft Office goes smoothly — but sometimes, things just go horribly awry!

To make matters worse, Microsoft has discontinued its classic Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, which used to be the go-to tool for correcting this kind of trouble.

That's the top item in my Q&A column for WindowsSecrets.com column this week; with info on how to clean up a bad patch and get it installed correctly.

Other topics in my column this week:

  • How to run multiple security apps without conflicts
  • Unmuting a sound card
  • More on deleting NtUninstall files in XP

The rest of this week's issue:

The following link includes all articles this week: http://WindowsSecrets.com/comp/101028

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