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Windows 7: Newest windows 7 update slowed down my comp heavily.

20 Aug 2013   #1

Newest windows 7 update slowed down my comp heavily.

Hello there

Last week there was one of those install new update popups where you're allowed to wait another 4 hours before it pops up.

My problem is after last weeks update my computer slowed down heavily, and I cannot see anyway to fix it. I have checked core temperature, gpu temperature and even removed all dust from the inside of my cabinet.

Under task manager it looks perfectly normal (CPU usage at 5% max.) but when I try to close it, it goes "not responding" like everything else does when I try to close it.
Also when I try to turn on my computer it boots normally, but after I log onto my account on the computer, all I see is a black screen with the cursor.

Currently it is impossible to open any webbrowers or any programs / games.

I have (by luck) made a full system scan and it didn't find any virusses or spyware. (I use Avira)

In few words... This problem came with the newest Windows 7 update... Before that I didn't run into any problems at all.

Many regards and thanks in advance.


PS: I use Windows 7 64 bit Home edition.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2013   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

It may be worth looking at this, not sure if it's definitely your problem but it's possible.

Windows Update KB2859537 causes problems with Windows 7
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20 Aug 2013   #3

Reply: Boozad

Hey and thanks for your message Boozad...

With the problem I'm having I do not get BSOD... I wasn't at my computer when it restarted so I have no idea if it crashed or not...
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21 Aug 2013   #4

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Look in Event Viewer - it will show an even for the reboot, however caused.
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21 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

This update has caused different problems, not always BSODs, so it's definitely worth uninstalling it and seeing if that restores your computer to its normal speed.
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22 Aug 2013   #6


I'm not sure how you uninstall a update, but I'll look into it thanks.
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24 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hey Celthric thanks for the post in my thread, turns out all I had to do was uninstall the update and everything went back to normal.
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26 Aug 2013   #8


Hey TomanMT, what is the name of the update you uninstalled?
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 Newest windows 7 update slowed down my comp heavily.

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