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Windows 7: Running SURT for update problems-Compaq C62 laptop

24 Aug 2015   #1

Windows7 home premium 64 bit sp1
Running SURT for update problems-Compaq C62 laptop

I am going to ask a quick question while SURT is running on my laptop. I am very vulnerable on that pc as the updates have not updated since reinstall of win7 sp1 yesterday. Can I turn off my internet connection while that program is running? Thank you.

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24 Aug 2015   #2

Windows7 home premium 64 bit sp1

Since no one has offered any advice, I just kept truckin'. I downloaded and I ran the SURT package. I have been at all of this since 11 this morning and succeeded in downloading 148 windows security updates. I was told after reinstalling sp1 there would be around 200 but the windows update menu indicated that 68 were "recommended" not important. That would bring the number to 196. I think I will just not worry about those 68 as they are not "important". Hope I am back in safe territory.
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24 Aug 2015   #3

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

This is a VOLUNTEER forum - and as such, most of the helpers have other things to do most of the time.
If you want/need instant response, you should be prepared to pay for it.

SURT takes around 15 minutes to run on a decently-specified system - but can take a lot longer under certain circumstances.
The question really is - why are you running it in the first place?
There is NO NEED to run it unless you are experiencing problems with WU in the first place.
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24 Aug 2015   #4

Windows7 home premium 64 bit sp1

I do not expect instant answers and know that this is a volunteer forum. 2 days ago I posted and never heard back. Today I had waited a bit before my last post. I did the SURT download because I WAS having problems with win7 sp1 and windows updates. I had to do a factory restore as my system had become non-functional-Why? Haven't a notion as to WHY. Anyway factory restore took me to clean win7 but not sp1 so had to do that. At any rate, I took the time to do the surt thing because WU were not happening and SURT did it. It somehow worked its way thru the labyrinth of my system and I successfully downloaded 148 important updates and disregarded the 68 that were noted to be "recommended" not important. Thanks
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24 Aug 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Two day ago you posted with a Windows 10 problem and did not post the required information for the thread.

Win10 blocking security updates

Your post should of included this and if you are still having update problems it will still be needed.

Windows Update Posting Instructions

As far as I'm concerned you can run SURT on your own computer as much as you want to but it should only be run if you are having a Windows Update problem and hopefully have been instructed to with the help of a knowledgeable person.

I will give Noel a stern talking to for be so slow with your problem.
If you are not having any updated problems please mark the thread solved.
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