My problem was particularly annoying because there was no error code, thus nothing to search the net for.
The error message simply referred to "a problem on your computer".
Rather, Microsoft is continuing to support Windows Embedded Industry for another five years until April 2019.
A driver update isn't always a fix-it task, either.
An updated driver might enable new features for the hardware, something I see on a regular basis with popular video cards and sound cards.
Support for SP3 and IE7 is offered on the phone (866-234-6020), although, I had Windows Update in IE6 and IE7) and click on the "Get help and support" link in the gray stripe on the left. The best way to do this is with Internet Explorer on the computer with the problem.
This allows Microsoft to download an Active X control that gathers assorted debugging information and sends it back to them.
We'll show you how to do that in this article, but first a couple of words of warning.
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