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Windows 7: HELP nearly up-to-date w7 system went into System Restore

02 Dec 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
HELP nearly up-to-date w7 system went into System Restore

Should I be worried? Recent restore point but no backup (new-to-me machine, noticed that WinUpd was trying to run even though I have it set to NOT apply updates without my OK (not the exact wording but you know what I mean) ... looks like it may have been updating anyway?? What was in WU in the last 2 days?

Hmm... restored back to 8am this morning. Looks OK, but... why?? (Only recent updates were daily Security Essentials.)

Hmm.. just seems odd!

What would make it go into System Restore, to start with? MIGHT have lost power...??

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03 Dec 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

No oomments? Is this forum dead?

Also have other CRITICAL questions after recent installation of a BIG .NET update (recent Patch Tuesday) ... It installed... but do I want it?? Never consciously used .NET. KB4457106 - quality rollup for .NET - SHOULD I UNINSTALL this update? (Generally I only install basic Windows infrastructure updates; this one "looked like" infrastructure but AFAIK I have no .NET on the machine. HELP SOON, PLEASE!
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04 Dec 2018   #3
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!

Hi billm5,

1. HELP nearly up-to-date w7 system went into System Restore
Actually, when a pc does not shut down properly or crashes in the middle for various reasons, it restarts in the recovery options screen. But its purely your choice whether you want to go for/with any recovery options or start windows normally. From my old memories I also once had this situation but i selected to 'Start Windows Normally' & it never came back.
To be very clear : if the same thing happens repeatedly without any known reason, one should start to look for reasons.

2. There are basically 3 types of settings with Windows Updates : Automatic Updation, Check for updates & download them but let me choose to install & Check for updates but let me choose to download & install them. Depending on your settings, may be that your OS is just checking for updates and/or downloading them but it will wait for your nod to actually install them.
You would have looked in the update history to find out whether something was installed without your nod!

3. .NET :

(a) Actually '.NET' comes built in with all the recent windows OSs, Windows 7 by default comes with :
.NET Framework 1.0
.NET Framework 1.1
.NET Framework 1.1 SP1
.NET Framework 2.0
.NET Framework 2.0 SP1
.NET Framework 2.0 SP2
.NET Framework 3.0
.NET Framework 3.0 SP1
.NET Framework 3.0 SP2
.NET Framework 3.5
You may have a look here : .NET Framework Setup Verification Utility Raymond.CC

(b)As for need to install Net. Frame work in win 7, one should compulsorily install 3.5 SP1 & all updates related to it & previous versions. But one may need to install NET 4.0 or Higher if needed by one or more apps. To just use as a program dependency Client version is just enough than a Full version. If you need to use 4.0 Client, better download & install 4.6.2 & then make all the updates for it.

(c) A normal user does not know about so many components, he is using in OSs. He comes to know about them during troubleshooting OS problems!

(d) you are talking about this update :
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This link will take you here Without Quotes ''''

The minimum requirement for that update is 4.6 or 4.7 installation.

One more requirement is here : It has to be made even before 4.7 installation.

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You should make sure that minimum requirements are made & then only you made the above update. As that update was offered to you by windows updates, there is probability that you had the minimum requirements. I think Installed programs list &/or update history can tell you about it. Otherwise If you can restore to a point prior to that update installation, you can just go & check it into the installed programs list.
Also, there are things around that link mentioned in the point 3.(a)!

4. Consider making & verifying a System Image & Rescue media with Macrium Reflect free :
3 Free Norton Ghost Alternatives to Create a Full Windows Image Backup • Raymond.CC

Thanks & Regards. ...
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