Windows updates keep crash computer


  1. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
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    Windows updates keep crash computer


    I had to reinstall Windows 7 Pro on a computer. After I logged in I installed SP1 and the convenience rollup. After these were done I let Windows update find new updates. Windows found about 50 new updates. I told it to download and install all of them. When it was done the computer rebooted. Unfortunately, after reboot all I got was a black screen. I rebooted with the Windows 7 DVD and did a system restore. Since I didn't know what update or updates were failing I decides to only do a few updates at a time. After more than a dozen sessions like this and probably a dozen system restores I finally worked my way through the update list. Should I have had this many system restores to do and was there a better way to do the updates? I never had all these problems when I first installed Windows 7.

    BTW, I read somewhere these failing updates resulting in a black screen was Microsoft's way to try and force us to update to Windows 10. The problem is that some of the computers I have won't work with Windows 10.
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  2. Posts : 3,624
    Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
       #2

    MisterEd

    Simplix UpdatePack enables you to update your live Windows 7 system and integrate hotfixes into a Windows 7 distribution.

    This update pack allows you to update Windows 7 SP1 (x86 x64) and Server 2008 R2 SP1 live operating systems and integrate the updates in the distribution (Install.wim). It can be installed in any language. Includes all critical, recommended, and security updates and updates for all versions of Internet Explorer.

    Update Live Windows 7 System and More with Simplix ...


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  3. Posts : 161
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Snick said:
    MisterEd

    Simplix UpdatePack enables you to update your live Windows 7 system and integrate hotfixes into a Windows 7 distribution.

    This update pack allows you to update Windows 7 SP1 (x86 x64) and Server 2008 R2 SP1 live operating systems and integrate the updates in the distribution (Install.wim). It can be installed in any language. Includes all critical, recommended, and security updates and updates for all versions of Internet Explorer.

    Update Live Windows 7 System and More with Simplix ...
    I haven't forgotten about your response. I appreciate your reply but am convinced that the problem lied elsewhere. I first upgrade the RAM to 2GB and installed Windows 7 Home on this computer back in 2012. I had no problems doing that back then. I only reinstalled it because the hard drive had errors. I think I found a clue during a search of these forums. It seems that some other people were having crashes with their Windows 7 updates starting in 2018. What they had in common with me is that their CPUs like my AMD Athlon XP 2800+ do not support SSE2. Apparently some updates required SSE2 but installed them without first checking to see if the CPU supported it. Maybe the updates that crashed on my computer also required SSE2.

    Can somebody here confirm that.

    I saw in one of the threads a comment asking why someone would install Windows 7 on a 90's era Intel CPU. That may be true for Intel since the first Intel CPU with SSE2 was introduced in 2000. I have and AMD Athlon XP 2800+ that was released in October 2002. Unfortunately, the first AMD CPU that supported SSE2 was the Athlon 64 that was released a year later in 2003. That is probably why the laptop I bought in 2004 with an Athlon 64 3400+ hasn't had a problem with Windows 7 updates.

    Support for CPUs without SSE2
    Support for CPUs without SSE2

    A Stop error occurs on computers that don't support Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2 (SSE2).
    March 13, 2018—KB4088875 (Monthly Rollup)
    March 13, 2018—KB4088875 (Monthly Rollup)

    I've heard some people are complaining about Microsoft dropping Windows 7 support for non-SSE2 CPUs ahead of the regularly scheduled 2020 end-of-support date for Win7, but IMHO the complaints are much ado about nothing. If you don't have SSE2, that means you probably have a CPU from the 1990's, and I really can't imagine why anyone would even try to run Windows 7 on a computer made back in the Windows 98 era.
    Support for CPUs without SSE2
    Support for CPUs without SSE2
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