Re: Vista Critical Updates Crashed Laptop
Thank you MowGreen, I will do this. However, they all showed as Critical.. I
swear it.. and it showed that on all 3 of my laptops - even my Pc Health
Advisor software had the 5 CRITICAL updates on the screen. I wouldn't have
done them if they weren't critical. I have had other PC techs tell me in the
past to NEVER do the windows udpate which seems to me to be foolish... but
after the heck I went through this weekend...
"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:
> There's no need to be *leery* of Critical Security updates. What you
> stated were ' 5 CRITICAL Vista updates ', *specifically* Broadcom and
> Nvidi, were Recommended driver updates. You should open Windows Updates
> in the Control Panel and UNcheck the bottom pane to opt the system out
> of OPTIONAL Recommended updates.
> In the future, obtain driver updates from the manufacturer's of the
> hardware via their web sites.
> Change how Windows installs or notifies you about updates
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> alstrouf wrote:
> > This past weekend, there were 5 CRITICAL Vista updates from Windows Update...
> > I don't remember the #s, I know they had to do with Broadcom, Nvidia,
> > quicklaunch links, and I can't remember the others... On my first laptop, my
> > video display started acting funny, then I lost my wireless card.. was not
> > even in the Device Manager, orange light on, HP wireless assistant stopped
> > showing; brought it into BestBuy and they have shipped it out for service.
> > On the other 2 laptops at home, I tried installing these updates, and both
> > PCs literally DIED. I had to do a System Recovery on both laptops. Can
> > anyone tell me what happened with these latest updates? Makes me leary of
> > doing any more updates.