Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Hi, who finds it the same as me that installing Windows updates slows the PC startup to 1-2 minutes,

    Hi, who finds it the same as me that installing Windows updates slows the PC startup to 1-2 minutes, initially it was about 10 seconds. Can this problem be solved on Windows XP Pro? Uninstalling all the Windows updates in Add or Remove Programs will stop Windows from working properly, right or will it solve the problem?

  2. #2
    3 Star Lounger bassfisher6522's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    318
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts
    This is inherent to all windows versions or any OS for that matter....the more you install the more windows has to look/go through. This includes windows updates and software. You can mitigate this by doing regular bi-weekly or monthly maintenance on your PC. By this I mean running your Anti-Virus software with a full scan and running 2-4 malware/spyware programs with full scans. Especially on HDD's running a defragger to keep everything in order.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to bassfisher6522 For This Useful Post:

    pss (2014-05-21)

  4. #3
    Silver Lounger
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    2,133
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 248 Times in 241 Posts
    There are some updates (more likely to be the platform type updates) that add some boot time but as mentioned, more likely that most of that increased boot time is from adding programs. Disabling unneeded startup items in msconfig might get 30 seconds to a minute of that time back.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to F.U.N. downtown For This Useful Post:

    pss (2014-05-21)

  6. #4
    New Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Will uninstalling past Windows updates in Add or Remove Programs spoil the Windows?

  7. #5
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Fairfax County, Virginia
    Posts
    466
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 43 Times in 35 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by pss View Post
    Will uninstalling past Windows updates in Add or Remove Programs spoil the Windows?
    If you are aware of a specific update that has problems, you can improve things by removing it, but randomly removing updates will cause more harm than good.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Prescott For This Useful Post:

    pss (2014-05-21)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •