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Can you check to see if you have a restore point prior to running the program you can use.

Services problems can be caused by an infection.

Run this ESET Services repair tool - https://www.wintips.org/how-to-restore-windows-services-to-their-default-state/

That article also gives a link where you can reinstall all Win 7 services.

If they still don't start, run a Command Prompt as an administrator and enter sfc /scannow to see what it reports.
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The program is supposed to be backwards compatible, problems usually arise when the latest version of Win 10 is run on an older version of WR because the Permissions will be different.

However, I'll pass this onto Shane as it shouldn't have happened.
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Hi, tom. Tested on three browsers (Chrome, Firefox and I.E 11).
There are some governmental sites (BR) that only work properly on I.E (yeah, it sucks), so we are stuck with it on some cases.
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I managed to solve it by upgrading the Windows build. That undid the "damage". However, that it can happen indicates there is a bug in your program.
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Which browser are you using ?
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Had some machines with firewall problems (wouldnt start, bfe and such, windows 7).
Ran the repair tool, it fixed everything ok, but now everything related to digital certificates became very slow.
Whenever we try to login into a site that requires a digital certificate, it takes around 3~5 minutes for the certificate selection screen to show up.
Also, the Certmgr.msc snap in is very slow in general.

any help or tips?
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Can you boot up into Safe Mode with Networking before opening the program to see if that resolves ?

Also can you check Event Viewer to see if it has recorded anything for the date and time stamp of when you found this problem ?

What is the reason why you needed to run the repair program ?
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The current repair has failed to start 4 times.
Something is keeping the repair from running.

A restricted program was blocked: time/date.cpl in Win32 in Windows 7.  Tried to fix it is Windows Repair but program failed to start 4 times.

Any help is required or suggestions.  Thank you in advance.
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The days of the free Win 10 upgrade are well and truly over, so no one is entitled to a Win 10 product key unless they have purchased it.

To extract that .exe file from Win 10 ISO to activate Win 10 must be illegal as it bypasses a purchased product key.

However, I would like to point out that the MCT will auto create either a DVD or USB depending upon what you choose, without the need for a 3rd party program like Rufus.
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How to do a clean W 10 install for OEM Windows installs :

The Win7 OEM key built in to the firmware of your (or indeed anyone’s) device will never match the key on the CoA sticker.

This is a peculiarity of older Windows activation methods such as that used in 7.
Key in the firmware is a generic key for the brand of your device, Dell, HP, Acer, etc. and version that has been supplied for said device, whether Win7 Home, Pro, Ultimate.
Key on the CoA is unique to your device, but it is not used from the factory. It is only supplied as a legal requirement.
In Windows 7, OEM Windows devices (i.e. big name brands like Dell, not home built PCs made by buying individual components yourself, as many of us also do) use the generic key from the firmware (BIOS) of the device, which is validated against an OEM.xrm-ms certificate that is part of the Windows system files installed from a Windows 7 OEM install dvd.

Windows 7 OEM dvds for the various OEM brands contain the certificates needed for that brand. A Dell disc, for example, will install on, again for example, a HP computer, but it will not give you an activated system, because the Dell cert and the HP firmware key won’t match.

If you currently have a Windows 7 install that is activated and working (I mean working other than refusing to upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows Update) then I would recommend that you also Google about the following. I have tried to explain as best I can, but hopefully it points you on the right track to research what I speak of before doing it, just to reassure yourself and learn what’s involved.
(This I should point out is completely legit method, not piracy in any way. You will be using Microsoft tools to do this, and you are entitled to this licence if you have a legit Windows 7.)

Get Microsoft Windows 10 media creation tool. A small app to download, this will allow you to get an install ISO of Win10 that you can burn to a DVD and use. Or you can if you know how use a USB key. (Learn about an app called Rufus if you want to use a USB. You’ll need it to make an install USB)
If you currently have Win7 home basic or home premium, then get Win 10 home ISO. If you have Win7 Professional or Ultimate then get Win10 Pro.

On a Windows 10 install disc there is a file that may be used to generate an activation file from your valid Win7 install which can then be used to permanently activate a corresponding, cleanly installed Win10 install on the same machine, without any need to go through the upgrading from Windows 7 rigmarole.

The file is named “gatherosstate.exe” and it is contained in the sources folder of any Windows 10 install disc.
Windows 10 activation is different to Windows 7, the branding of your machine won’t matter here, this is a generic method.
If you copy this file to a folder on your pc, (anywhere on the hard drive, but make sure it is the only file in the folder). Run the file and it will create a XML file “GenuineTicket.xml”, which you should save to some place safe like on a memory stick, as you’ll need to use it later to activate 10. (Clean install will wipe the hard drive/SSD of your computer.)

The rest of the instructions I will just copy/paste from another site

Quote:
This can also circumvents the "Something happened, Windows 10 installation has failed" error while upgrading.

Preconditions:
You have Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.x activated successfully (retail or OEM licensing only). This doesn't apply to volume licenses such as KMS or MAK.
Download the Windows 10 ISO that's suitable for the upgrade path i.e. Windows 7 Ultimate or Pro will upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

Instructions:
Optional: Validate your copy of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.x
Install all necessary drivers e.g. ethernet & wireless card
Open your Windows 10 ISO and extract gatherosstate.exe from the sources folder to your desktop
Run gatherosstate.exe and wait for the GenuineTicket.xml file to be created
Copy the GenuineTicket.xml to a USB thumb drive or something
Boot to your Windows 10 USB or DVD and perform a fresh install
Disable your internet connection
Copy GenuineTicket.xml to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\ClipSVC\GenuineTicket\ and then reboot
Connect online and you should be activated

If you ever perform a clean install in the future simply select "I don't have a product key" and then when you connect online Windows will activate itself.
If you can’t see the “Program Data” folder after installing 10, go into folder options in the Windows file explorer and tick show hidden files and folders, as it is by default hidden.

This is a working solution.
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