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Windows 7: PC freezes after updates

3 Weeks Ago   #1
tonto 1944

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 
PC freezes after updates

Installed Win 7 Pro on an old custom built desktop (IDE hard drive) activated it with no problems and all drivers ok in device manager, went online for a while then went to shut it down, it then notified me there were 65 updates to be installed, it installed updates and shut down, but when I tried to reboot sometime later it went through POST but before it opened windows the screen went blank and windows would not open and the green indicator light on the monitor stayed steady, so I ended up formatting the hard drive and installing windows 7 again but as soon as it tried to install updates again it froze on reboot. does anyone know what might be the problem ?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

[1] Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit [2] Vista HB SP2 32-bit [3] Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi tonto ,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tonto 1944 View Post
Installed Win 7 Pro on an old custom built desktop (IDE hard drive) activated it with no problems and all drivers ok in device manager, went online for a while then went to shut it down, it then notified me there were 65 updates to be installed, it installed updates and shut down, but when I tried to reboot sometime later it went through POST but before it opened windows the screen went blank and windows would not open and the green indicator light on the monitor stayed steady, so I ended up formatting the hard drive and installing windows 7 again but as soon as it tried to install updates again it froze on reboot. does anyone know what might be the problem?
Try re-installing and then run DISM++ instead of using WU [Windows Updates].

To run the DISM++ [Deployment Image Servicing & Management] Windows Updates after a clean install on the LIVE OS, please follow my instructions below!

NOTE: The light blue text below are links to the relevant websites and programs, just click them!

DISM++ - Basic Overview

DISM++ is a FREE implementation tool that has the ability to perform Windows Updates [WU]. Some of the advantages [but not all] are:

[1] The GUI is very easy to understand and use.
[2] It is much faster than M$ís WU because it uses a different engine.
[3] It downloads the latest WU DB from the M$ servers, scans your OS, and then lists the updates available.
[4] It doesnít install superseded updates like M$ does.
[5] It gives you the option of what you want to install.
[6] The pre-ticked updates are what is recommended and are similar to the WU critical and recommended updates. The un-ticked updates are similar to the WU optional updates.

[7] It warns you if an update:
  • Includes telemetry.
  • Has known issues with certain hardware.
  • Needs exclusive access.
  • Is suspect.
  • Your OS doesn't need it.
  • Has any other known issues.
[8] It doesnít require re-booting between updates.[9] It can be used to either update an install.wim image OFFLINE, or to update the LIVE OS.

If you decide to use DISM++, then it is best to run the DISM++ Windows updates a couple of times to make sure you get ALL the updates that are needed. DONíT install ANY of the ORANGE updates though [see numbers [6] and [7] above]. It can also install the required .NET Framework updates. Then just run WU to see what other updates are available, if any.

DISM++ - Run Windows Updates On The LIVE OS

DISM++ Direct download [zip] => DISM++.

Here is the quick procedure guide:

[1] Download the latest version of DISM++ [see the DISM++ Direct download [zip] link above].
[2] Extract the files using something like 7-Zip here => 7-Zip.
[3] Turn Sleep mode OFF in Power Options [you can turn it back on after you have finished].
[4] Double-click Dism++x86 or Dism++x64 and then click Run.
[5] Click Updates in the left-hand pane and then click Scan [bottom right].
[6] Once the scan has completed, click Install Updates [blue button to the right of Scan].

[7] If any warning pop-ups appear [see item [7] in the Basic Overview above], click Cancel and it will skip that one. There could be several of these appear so click Cancel to all of them.

[8] It is advisable to run the DISM++ WU a couple of times. To do this, just re-boot and Scan again [from number [4] above].

[9] Run M$ WU [Windows Update] to see if there are any other updates available.

That's it!

Further information and aspects of the above are discussed and explained here => Update your Win 7 installation media. It is quite a long thread, but you will see the parts that are applicable!

I hope this helps!
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