Update your Win 7
Use the enclosed procedure This is VERY important Only then do we know that you have a system that is solid.
UPDATING YOUR WIN 7
1. ASSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE ALL UPDATES
WIN | type WINDOWS UPDATE | ENTER |
Change settings (left-hand column) |
checkmark all four of the boxes | OK button
Approve any dialog boxes presented. Let Windows install any update features.
WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.
2. INSTALL CRITICAL UPDATES
Check for Updates (left-hand column)
Install ALL critical updates.
Restart your computer (even if not prompted)
Repeat this procedure until there are no more critical updates.
DO NOT TRUST the “Windows is up to date” in center of dialog. until you see that TWICE IN A ROW!
3. INSTALL IMPORTANT UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.
4. INSTALL OPTIONAL UPDATES
Under Optional updates you will be presented with:
a) Microsoft Bing Desktop which is of questionable value
b) a list of about 34 language updates.
You can hide those updates so that aren't continually notified of those updates.
When you click on 34+ optional updates are available, then you
a) highlight all of the language updates,
b) right-click anywhere in the highlighted list.
c) click on Hide Updates,
d) OK button.
Install ALL other Optional Updates.
Use the “critical update” procedure.
UPDATE GOLDEN RULES
Install ALL, yes, ALL updates.
This is Win 7 and not Vista or XP (eXPired).
UPDATE IS HUNG –TAKING FOREVER
Hung is very doubtful unless you interrupted updates.
CTRL + SHIFT + ESC key combo will pop-up the Task Manager.
Lo and behold, Windows Update is still running!
You hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys.
While holding them down, tap the ESC key once.
After updating,,then also update your system specs to reflect that SP1 has been installed.