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Windows 7: Am I stuck in a impossible situation? (System Restore Help)

04 May 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

ms will automatically create a restore point before performing an update.

Just make sure that you have restore points enabled.
CONFIGURE SETTINGS FOR SYSTEM RESTORE POINTS


WIN | type CREATE RESTORE | ENTER |
CONFIGURE
button (in the Protection Settings section) |
Click on Restore system settings and previous versions of files radio button |
Slide the Max Usage: slider to at least 5 GB |
OK
button | OK button

Some like to set the max usage to at least 20 GB or even more.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 May 2012   #12
niwa710

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
niwa,
100% update your computer.
1. update the bios
2. update the motherboard chipset driver
3. update other drivers supplied from the mfg's website.

4. 100% update Win 7. Use this procedure.

UPDATING YOUR WIN 7
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.

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!

INSTALL IMPORTANT UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all important updates are installed.

INSTALL OPTIONAL UPDATES
Use the “critical update” procedure until all optional updates are installed.

Under Optional updates you will be presented with 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.


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.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
ms will automatically create a restore point before performing an update.

Just make sure that you have restore points enabled.
CONFIGURE SETTINGS FOR SYSTEM RESTORE POINTS


WIN | type CREATE RESTORE | ENTER |
CONFIGURE
button (in the Protection Settings section) |
Click on Restore system settings and previous versions of files radio button |
Slide the Max Usage: slider to at least 5 GB |
OK
button | OK button

Some like to set the max usage to at least 20 GB or even more.
So will following your instructions fix my SP1 problem even the slowdown? I don't think I know how to update my bios, and motherboard and all that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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