Microsoft will no longer freely support Windows 7 without the Service Pack 1 update. The problem for me is that I have never, ever been able to successfully install the update (this is apparently not an uncommon trait). This computer will last me about another year and I m happy with it, as is. It works for what I need to do. I'm okay not having Microsoft's support.
How to disable the service pack from attempting another fruitless update? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Right now, it seems every 4th time I start my pc, I get that service pack installation, then the subsequent reversion. The whole thing takes about an hour before I can actually log on.
Thanks, BC peoples!