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Internet Slows Way Down After Vista Home Basic Update


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#1 jimepdx

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 04:47 PM

One of my computers runs Vista Home Basic. For convenience, I had it set to automatically run Windows Update. I've got cable Internet connection.

A few weeks ago, I started to get VERY SLOW response time on the web on this computer. My older computer runs XP, and wasn't effected. I use both Firefox and IE. I'd click on a link to a website, and wait 30seconds to 1 minute or more for the site to come up. All the non-internet applications I use seemed to work properly.

I reloaded software, defragged, swapped out memory (I have 1gb RAM), swapped network connections (both computers are hard wired to the Internet through a router), etc. to no avail.

Then, I decided to do a System Restore to a restore point from about 2 weeks earlier. VOILA! Worked fine. However, I didn't turn off the automatic Windows Update. As soon as it updated, I had the same problem, so I re-restored and turned off Automatic Updates.

Anybody else have this problem? Have any idea which of the many updates may be giving me the problem? I don't mind doing updates manually, but I really don't want to go thru the process of loading the updates one-by-one to determine which one is giving me the problem. That would take like forever. Whether I do the updates automatically or manually doesn't matter to me, but I do want to keep the operating system updated.

Thanks,

Jim

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