I was just reading my daily news feeds and came across a story on Ars Technica
that mentioned the January Reliability and Stability update for Windows 7 (KB977074)
actually causing more stability and reliability problems then it solves. I went digging, and sure enough, there are multiple reports on the MS Technet forums about this update. In one case, the post marked as an answer by a MS moderator states to hide this update for the time being.http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums...3e-bcac1ac94e57
In some cases, the update will not install
, randomly freezing upon restart after the initial install, never actually completing and forcing the computer to revert to before it was installed. In other cases, it causes some performance issues, like certain programs not shutting down properly and causing the system to fail to power down at shut down.
So in short, if you haven't installed this one yet, you may want to refrain from doing it until a new reliability and stability update is issued from MS.