Windows 7 Update Problem

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I've been on vacation for 2 weeks and left the 6500 running while we were gone.  Using TeamViewer I was even able to listen in on the bands a bit, though the latency made CWX operation unusable for all practical purposes.  No big deal.  When I got home, I discovered that Windows wanted to do a huge batch of upgrades that had accumulated while I was gone.  I let them run and discovered that after having done that, SmartSDR was subject to horrible delay problems; black lines and gaps in the the waterfall and severe lack of synch between the audio and the panadaptor.  After trying everything else I could think of, I did a Windows restore from the last backup I did before we left and now things are back to normal.  My question is:  Has anyone else experienced this with a recent Windows upgrade, and if so (or if not) does anyone have an idea of how to identify the culprit.  I assume that at least some of the Windows upgrades are actually needed for security's sake, but I hate the idea of having to do them one at a time until I get another failure.
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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My best guess is that Windows Update replaced your manufacturers video drivers with MS video drivers

Always use the manufacturers video drivers Never the MS ones
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I agree 100% on using manufacturer's drivers
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In fairness to Microsoft (you have no idea how dirty I feel saying that), the situation is MUCH better than it was in XP. They do not write the drivers themselves anymore AIUI, they 'release' the manufacturers' ones. I would say that they are quite safe, but I never use them as they are never the latest. The foregoing applies to all drivers.

@ Howard - congrats on the new handle.
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I suspect that is what happened, but none of the listed updates actually mentioned that they contained driver updates.  Is there a way to tell which ones do before installing them?
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Yes, you can configure Windows Update via the Control Panel to download but not  automatically install updates.  Then you can manually select the ones to install.
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I believe this is what you are looking for...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2500967

Jon...kf2e
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Nice reference.
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DrTeeth

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Ditto.
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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That's exactly what I was looking for!  Thank you very much!

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