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Windows 7: Windows Update?

29 Jun 2011   #1
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 
Windows Update?

Hello SevenForums!

Today when I started my machine, I noticed, while I was gaming World of Warcraft, there was like these huge lags. I looked down in the taskbar like a total reflex - And then Windows Update was installing updates.
The update was something like Windows Defender. So I installed it, restarted, and there were even more updates!
This time it was a driver for my new monitor it detected, and a performance update ..etc.

My system is fairly new, HDD is quite active. But I guess that's normal for a new OS.

Event Viewer showed nothing.

Best Regards,
FredeGail

EDIT; Please, If you feel like moving this to another room, please do. It came to my mind by now.


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29 Jun 2011   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Sorry if I am mistaken , What seems to be the problem?

Josh
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29 Jun 2011   #3
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Sorry if I am mistaken , What seems to be the problem?

Josh
Sorry for mistaken.
The problem is that, I am wondering if the lag causes Windows Update installations.
.. Will it cause games etc? Oh, and there were also an .NET update. I found tons of warnings in Even Viewer regarding those.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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29 Jun 2011   #4
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Windows Update checks for Updates At start up and then every 3 Hours I think after that if Updates were found then it will install them (Depending on your settings)

This shouldn't affect your games but it may, You might want to Change your Windows update to Notify you only

Windows Update Settings - Change
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29 Jun 2011   #5
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Oh, and there were also an .NET update.
The .NET update/installation has been a major drain on my system resources (several boxes) while it ran. If it ran while you were on line I can understand the sluggish performance.

As others posted, set your update to "notify" only then do them when you wish.

Regards,
GEWB
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29 Jun 2011   #6
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Also Judging by your system It shouldn't have a massive performance Decrease - Does it only happen when you are in the game?
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29 Jun 2011   #7
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

The download could cause a lag.

The installation of the update will definitely cause a lag when playing mid to high end games even with the SSD.

Installation takes priority on the CPU so the game takes the hit in performance temporarily.
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29 Jun 2011   #8
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Windows Update checks for Updates At start up and then every 3 Hours I think after that if Updates were found then it will install them (Depending on your settings)

This shouldn't affect your games but it may, You might want to Change your Windows update to Notify you only

Windows Update Settings - Change
Thank you, I'd like to set it so I could check for updates by myself.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
Oh, and there were also an .NET update.
The .NET update/installation has been a major drain on my system resources (several boxes) while it ran. If it ran while you were on line I can understand the sluggish performance.

As others posted, set your update to "notify" only then do them when you wish.

Regards,
GEWB
Yeah, after all these updates, there were also one optional update. Another .NET. Seemed like it wouldn't install at all. Just hanging at 0%. However, the size was something like 42MB-50.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Also Judging by your system It shouldn't have a massive performance Decrease - Does it only happen when you are in the game?
Kindof, yes. Event Viewer was hanging, but it often does at the very first load because of all those useless tons of warnings.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
The download could cause a lag.

The installation of the update will definitely cause a lag when playing mid to high end games even with the SSD.

Installation takes priority on the CPU so the game takes the hit in performance temporarily.
Thank you Hopalong & all of you posting!
I'll try to set the Windows Update settings, so I could check it myself

I'm not at my machine right now, but I was thinking.. I recently installed the Realtek Audio Driver. Could there be something about that?

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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29 Jun 2011   #9
Seeliewight

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I have the RealTek chipset, and so far no issues with the driver or it's updates. As others have said, this is mostly an issue with the update installation.

Once all the initial updates are done - SP1 is also a big update - you will only see updates on Tuesdays generally. I would let it install all the updates it likes, over multiple reboots. Then set it to notify only, and you will see only occasional updates, that you can control when you want to install.

Hope this helps!
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29 Jun 2011   #10
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

It did indeed Seeliewight.

It's kindof obvious isn't? I need to let Windows find all the updates at last, and then the OS should smooth out.

Best Regards,
FredeGail
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