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    Patch slows boot to a crawl

    The Patch Update is one of the primary reasons I've subscribed to Secrets. One warning I haven't seen is for the patches of 7/12/11. One of them has slowed my Win 7 x64 system boot to a crawl. It slows when Win 7 is loading. The time is about twice or more what it used to be, and the system appears to be scanning the disks as their is much disk activity. Windows finally loads and the desktop appears. I've uninstalled all four of the updates and everything is up to normal. I installed only the critical updates, no optionals.

    Any idea which is the problem?

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    6rtury

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    I'm answering my own question. After posting the above, I went back and reinstalled all 4 of the 7/12 updates and then uninstalled each with a reboot after each. I'd done that before but didn't pay attention to the time of the reboots. The culprit appears to be KB2532531, the Bluetooth stack patch. Reading about it in more detail has also solved the question about a sudden bluescreen that appeared on my system yesterday. It basically said that there was a stack problem, and this patch deals with stacks for Bluetooth, which I do not use. It is now off my system for good.

    Anyone else run into this particular patch problem or new bluescreen?

    6rtury

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    Mine works great with this patch, but then I do use bluetooth for my wireless connection. It always a good idea to at least read what each patch does before installing. If it seems more complex or the explanation does not explain enough, then check out the more info. I have had numerous patches offered that I have hidden because they don't affect or pertain to my OS. This is just a good habit to get into.
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    No BSOD with those set of WU

    If you have a motherboard that uses bluetooth you could disable it from the BIOS.
    You may see more responsive startups than you see currently by disabling it...and MS update would'nt flag it anymore.

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    Win 7 patches -- bluetooth and BSOD

    Ted and Clint:

    Ted, I had just started the habit of checking each update/patch. As you say, the explanation is not sufficient or clear enough in some instances, even on the MS page it links to. Some I have hidden also. There was a patch a few weeks ago for my second system, which is XP based, that stopped the system from booting. The next day Secrets advised not to install it (it was the Office and >NET patches). I recovered by taking my C clone that sits on the shelf and cloning it back to the original C drive. I had just cloned it 3 days before. Fortunately I segregate all data/dynamic files to my D drive and it was not affected.

    Clint, I frankly don't remember if my MB has Bluetooth capability, and if it does whether it's enabled or not. Will check both my manual and Bios. Since the MB is only 2 yrs old, it probably does.

    Thanks for your responses.

    6rtury

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    KB2532531 - With & Without

    Thought I'd check this out on my own system even though I haven't had a slow down or BSOD. I was interested in boot time differences (if any). After several boot timings my system booted up in the same time so I reinstalled it (leaving well enough alone).
    I have an HP p6180t system with a Pegatron Corp. Eureka3 motherboard for those interested.

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