Mod Edit: Split from https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/650761/new-install-of-win-7-win-updates-trash-it/ - Hamluis.
Has there been any consensus about the updating of Windows 7 professional? For the first time I ran the updates that came in - marked as important , on the 12th of July (Wednesday after Patch Tuesday) and then spent all day Wednesday trying to get my computer to work. All it would do is try to install the downloaded updates which took 4 hours. After another attempt again it tried to configure taking 4 hours.
I had a friend attempt to fix the computer, however after 2 hours we had to run an advanced boot option. I was able to get my desktop back. Previous to that I had no internet, no flash drive and basically the computer would hang up. We determined that it was KB402534 AND KB890830 update that caused the problem. It also said my windows program was not genuine and after build 7601, however that was not correct. Software purchased from Dell new.
After the advanced boot I had to go back to an earlier point (lost a week of work) and now the computer appears to intermittently hang up. I also had to figure out how to "hide" the 2 updates so it would not continually attempt to install on the computer. August 8th - the next Microsoft patch will come out and I do not know if I should update or not. I have been told to keep the computer updated by running Microsoft updates. Do I do that? I have a 32 year old quadriplegic son on life support and the use of this computer is medically necessary and extremely important. .
I would appreciate any recommendations as to a program that would assist me in getting the computer back to the great performance it previously had. Bleeping computer has bailed me out before and I trust the recommendations. Two weeks it was discovered that I had a false positive Trojan and bleeping computer.com assisted me. Are there any opinions on whether to update or not? I use Malwarebytes, Avast, Glary Utilities.
Any suggestions? Thank you for any assistance.
Edited by hamluis, 14 July 2017 - 09:32 PM.