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I just set up a new Windows Vista computer. Last night, I had no problem loading programs, but today it won't let me load any programs. I inserted a new Microsoft Office disc and nothing happened. I thought it might be the disc, so I tried a different program and that didn't work either. The only thing I did between last night and this morning was allow the live updates.

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you can try restoring ur system to time when it was working fine, and please try it in safe mode

  1. To be safe, backup any important files before restoring from a restore point.
  2. Close any software windows that are open.
  3. Click Start I just set up a - c00847244.gif , All Programs , Accessories , System Tools , and then System Restore . The "Restore system files and settings" window opens.
  4. Select Choose a different restore point , and click Next .
  5. Select a date and time from the list of available restore points and click Next . All affected system files will be added, removed, or changed to the same versions that were in the computer's system file configuration on the selected date.
  6. Click Finish in the "Confirm your restore point" window.
  7. Click Yes in the confirmation message that opens.
  8. The computer should shut down and turn back on automatically after the restoration completes.

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