I have put it in a separate post so you do not miss it.
That failed download
One update for IE7 failed to download KB2586448
was previously installed see your Pitstop on Software - Hotfixes.Security Update for Windows Internet Explorer 7 (KB2586448)
1 Oct 19, 2011
Therefore we know it will install - or at least did.
AFTER settling the update agent matter
There is a chance that some other process interrupted that download.
Please TRY that ONE again - it may be a good idea to disable AVG - ONLY on that download.
You are so great to work with, your immediate response etc, that I feel we need after this a review - of progress.
Unless I have been asleep
I am not sure that either of us have responded to all posts details.
I am sure this is partly my fault - I will ADD to this post any matters I see as not quite dealt with
Please lets finalize the following
1. Have we now completed the startup list.
on BOTH computers.
2.I realize we are NOT at this stage yet but after the updates please remember to go back and try this
Go F8 and boot Safe Mode - not Safe Mode with Networking - then try disk cleanup
to see if it will then delete those files that it would not before.
3. NOW seen in your post 9 that you did run the system file checker - did it run WITHOUT requirement for CD - OR did you have the CD etc.
4. WOULD YOU PLEASE do the same and post anything I have not replied to.
AFTER that if all goes well we can deal with anything that seems still amiss and then do a final review and TIDY UPNOTE
I am signing off early tonight - in about 45 minutes. - 0045hrs UK time. -