Posted 14 May 2009 - 09:09 AM
A Windows Update should not normally cause a BSOD but if there was a problem during install, such as the power going out or an unexpected reboot, you might have a problem.
There are also certain programs that don't like certain updates. These can get resolved once someone recognizes the problem but sometimes neither Micro$oft nor the Third-party Software creators will admit whose fault it is.
Prime example is Quickbooks. Certain versions must be run with Internet Explorer 6, not 7 or 8.
There is also Virtual Office Ware (Medical Software) that has recently sent notice to its users that Internet Explorer 8 is not supported. Office 2007 is also not supported by that same program. For every new workstation they request, we need to hunt down another copy of Office 2003. Oy!
So, the answer is yes, it can cause BSODs but it shouldn't. The parameters that show when it Blue Screens should lead you back to a Software or a Hardware issue.
Good luck. I know it can get aggravating.