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    New Computer with 1st updates

    I just purchased a Windows Vista and checked the automatic updates and turned it off and turned off automatic defragment also and wrote down the list of the updates already installed in my computer the first time I turned it on. My father notified me about the negatives of updating Windows and here is a list of the updates that is installed:
    KB925902
    KB930178
    KB931768
    KB905866
    KB928089
    KB929399
    KB930857
    KB931099
    KB931573
    KB932246
    KB929885
    KB934062
    KB933688
    KB934393
    How do I find out if these updates are bad and if they are ,,,do I delete the updates from my remove programs section? I see that two of these numbers are bad according to the posts yesterday. I am a newcomer here so please bear with me. Thank you
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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    Although there are occasional problems with Windows updates, it is generally a good idea to keep your computer updated. Most updates are intended to correct sotware errors or to plug security holes. I've had my current computer for over 4 years, and I must have installed hundreds of Windows and Office updates. In all this time, only two of them caused problems: one in April, 2003, and one last week (931768). The problem with the recent one only occurs in specific circumstances, so you may not be bothered by it.

    So all in all, I'd recommend leaving the updates alone, and to install new ones as they come along.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    Hans is 100% correct. I would disregard what you have been told re: Windows Updates and enable Automatic Updates and grab everything and anything that comes along (Critical & Security Updates). Other updates for software, etc., should not be installed without serious scrutiny. Most of the driver updates are interim provided by the various manufacturers until they are able to offer the full updated drivers. Most of the time, by the time these driver updates are issued via Automatic Update, the manufacturer(s) will have the full versions available for download from their respective websites. Vista's Automatic Update utility is much improved over previous versions. You are given the opportunity to review and choose which updates you want to install beforehand. I have Automatic Updates configured to download and then Notify me that there are new updates. Look at the options available and choose the one which suits you.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    Just to show that we all don't say the same thing.... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I've been cautious about installing updates - particularly anything that relates to Internet Explorer &/or Windows Media Player - ever since Microsoft introduced the "just trust us" method of updating. That said, it's made me spend a great deal more time in checking things out. One place you can look fro reviews is on this site.

    If you do turn Automatic Updating off, do make <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> sure that you remember to run the Windows Update manually on a regular basis.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    I have downloaded two Windows updates the other day. The past few days ,,,when I left the computer on with no programs running, the computer freezes up and I cannot move the mouse pointer or change anything. I pressed the three keys to end task but would not respond to it. I left it like that for a while because I had to step out. When I returned, the screen was black and the word reads "The last attempt to resume the system from its previous location failed. Attempt to resume again? Case arrow keys to highlight choice . Continue with system resume or delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu."
    This black screen with these words were on the screen the the morning when I woke up a few days ago. This had happened about four to five times. What could be the culprit and how do I fix this problem? <img src=/S/confused3.gif border=0 alt=confused3 width=45 height=45> This computer was just purchased a week ago. Thanks
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    BTW, I had a hard time logging back in, do not know why. I opened my mail and there was my post I made a while back and got in here. How do I correct this and I contacted Woody but has not heard from him yet. Hope I did not get the boot. (grin)

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    Sounds like it is the "Hibernation", turn it off and see if the problem goes away. Then we can work on what within hibernation is causing the problem.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    What exactly do you mean by "I had a hard time logging back in"? If you don't log out explicitly, you stay logged in to the Lounge, even if you close the browser, so next time you go to http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/wwwthreads.pl?Cat=, you can still post etc. If you explicitly click Logout on the right hand side of the Lounge menu, you'll see username and password boxes next time you go there.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    I turned off the option to said to turn off and hopefully that is the problem, thank you for the help. I could not use the word because it was highlighted. (grin) How did you manage to do that?
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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    Thanks Hans, I will just stay logged in, it must have been an error on my part, I am new here.
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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    Start, Control Panel, System and Maintenance, Power Options, Change when the computer sleeps, and select "Never" in the Put computer to sleep.

    You might also check out the different settings listed at "Change advance power settings" shown in the lower left corner.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    Thanks for the advice DaveA, have not had anymore freezes nor blacked out screens, you were exactly correct. Thanks again.
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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    There was another update that was listed for my Vista...KB936824 - something about an iPod - which is recommended. I don't have an iPod , so I didn't update this one to my computer.. The user can decide which updates to install , but generally all updates are advised to be installed.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    If you install it now, and get a iPod later, then you will already have the needed updates. I see NO harm in getting it installed.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: New Computer with 1st updates

    True...but I have no use for an iPod, now or ever. I listen to my music on a system in my livingroom (cds).

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