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Windows 7: Got computer back from HP..installed 108ish windows updates, SUPERSLOW

28 Sep 2011   #1
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Got computer back from HP..installed 108ish windows updates, SUPERSLOW

I got my computer back a few weeks ago from HP and installed all the windows updates because it had the hdd replaced. For a while after it was unbearably slow, way worse than how I sent it in. I couldn't figure out for the life of me what it was, I monitored the task manager for programs using alot of memory but nothing was unusual.

I couldn't even watch one youtube video, before I could have 30 tabs open streaming 3 shows while torrenting and working on MS Word.

I finally called HP which proved to be no help because once they determined it wasn't the harddrive, they wouldn't help further. I decided to just run a full system recovery, after backing up my files. I did that, suspecting windows updates were causing the problem. Turns out I was right, now currently running 19 percent CPU as before it was always around 90 percent.

Basically now I have no windows updates installed, and don't know what to do now? Should I just not install them? I'm afraid I will be in a bad spot for security if I remain with it this way.

Any ideas would be great, thanks all.


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28 Sep 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums cooldudeclan.
Scroll through those 108 updates and see is Service Pack 1 is one of them. Try installing onlt that, it should have you reboot. Then check for updates and see if there aren't quite a few less. Install just 2-3 at a time. Check your system between installs for issues.
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28 Sep 2011   #3
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Service Pack 1 is one of them, I'll install that one only and see how it goes. Thanks for the reply!
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28 Sep 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Do you now have Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installed?

If not, that would be the one thing I would probably try to get--either on disc or from Windows Update.

And I'd make an image of my current system now that it is performing OK.
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28 Sep 2011   #5
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

By making an image you mean through backup and restore correct?
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28 Sep 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cooldudeclan View Post
By making an image you mean through backup and restore correct?
That would work, although I personally would use another app such as Macrium Reflect Free Edition.
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28 Sep 2011   #7
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well good news I just looked through the list again after having the whole update system off and it seems to be gone from the list so it must have installed and I'm not having any problems so thats a start. There's still 68 others to install and I have no idea whats clogging my system so badly.
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28 Sep 2011   #8
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Perfect thanks!

I've been looking for a new program to do that, it's so slow using the native program, sometimes takes like 30 hours
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28 Sep 2011   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
This is the link for Macrium. Go slow and install just 2-3 updates and reboot if asked before going on.

30hours? that is way, way too long.
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28 Sep 2011   #10
cooldudeclan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I honestly have no idea why.

I'll start a full backup to my external drive with an image creation and it runs FOREVER.

Sometimes my hard drive gets hot after working for so long so I just stop it in fear it's going to ruin it.

But yeah, it definitely takes it's time that's for sure.
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