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  • Question

  • I  have Window 7 Starter on my netbook and have the following problems.

    Everytime I use a search engine and click on where I want to go, explorer sends me somewhere else. I have done everything from running a register cleaner to trying to edit my hosts files. Nothing helps.

    Also, I keep trying to block a certain site. Even though I marked it as block, you can still bring it up.

    I can not edit my host file. It keeps popping up as a read-only file and I don't have administrator rights. I'm logged in as the adminstorator.

    Last, my netbook will not do any windows update. It pops up as needing a update but will not update, even if I try to do the updates myself.

    I have a virus protection, everytime I do a check, it comes up clean. Why is Window 7 starter having these problems and how can I correct it?

    Monday, September 26, 2011 7:20 AM