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Windows 7: After installing win7 Ult security updates > problem with net connect

11 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
After installing win7 Ult security updates > problem with net connect

Hi all,

Would some of you mind sharing how you deal with Win7 updates when there's a bunch of them?

For example, yesterday's MS update bunch included 8 updates, some without the need for a restart, some with. I usually select the updates I want, download them all, let them install and follow this with a single restart. After restarting, I noticed my PC would not connect to the net (a persistent red X between the Network and Internet icons in Network and Sharing Center).

I imaged my system back to a pre-update state and this time I loaded the updates one at a time, restarting when asked. This took longer but my internet connection was good throughout.

What's your way of handling updating? Any tips much appreciated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2014   #2


I'd accept all Important and Optional Windows Updates so you know your System is patched and drivers are current with what Win7 wants. The only ones I hide are Bingware.

Things have changed since XP days when we might have needed to second guess Updates. You really only have Win7 if you have a fully patched system.

Updates problems are one in a million so if you're get unlucky use System Restore to a point before the batch that glitches. Then reinstall them singly until you find the culprit, tho usually they will then install correctly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thanks gregrocker. It might have been a oneinamillion glitch that I lost my net connection after installing all at once. I'll keep an eye on it next time there is a batch of updates/.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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