I have a HP laptop running Windows 7. 2 weeks after purchasing my laptop, after doing the automatic updates, my laptop was wiped of all information and would not function. The place I purchased it from said it was not their problem. After speaking with Microsoft, they sent me a new Windows 7 disc (for a fee) and guided my through what I needed to do. Through all this I spoke with 3 people...IT expert, IT department of where I purchased and Microsoft. 1 of them told me I should never do the automatic updates and told me to turn them off. What is your opinion? I have turned them off but feel I should not have. Now there are several updates to do, but scared to let them run. Any help much appreciated.