Windows updates cut Internet connection


New Member
I installed the latest Windows updates today. After doing so Windows had a problem connecting to the Internet. My modem reported being happily connected, but in Network Connections there was none. I reverted to a restore point just before the updates and everything was back to normal. As far as I can remember these were the udates>>>>>>>
Security updates for Vista – x3
Security update for Javascript for Vista
Security update for media format runtime for Vista
Update for Vista
Malicious software removal tool
Update for Windows mail junk email filter
Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB973923)
Definition update for Windows Defender
Security Update for Microsoft office publisher
Security Update for Microsoft office word 2007
Security Update for Microsoft powerpoint
Security Updates for 2007 Microsoft office system x3
Security Update for Microsoft office infopath
Security Update for Microsoft office one note
I'm left wondering if I can ever instal any Windows updates ever again....?????
Any comments gratefully received.

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Power User
Try installing the updates one by one and then restarting after each one. I always create a restore point do install this updates in this way. I have had issues with some updates in the past and if you install one by one you find out which one is the culprit.


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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 420
    Intel (R) Core(TM) Quad 6600 @2.4GHz
    4GB dual channel DDR2 667MHZ [4x 1024]
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic Dell PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    2 500GB Hard drives in a RAID 1 Mirror configuration.
    Standard optical mouse
    Standard USB QWERTY keyboard
    Internet Speed
    Actual 2.2 Mbps
    Other Info
    Connected to DSL internet via ethernet via Netgear DGN2000 modem router.
    Also connected via ethernet to HP 8180 All-in-One Photosmart printer.
    19-in1 card reader and 1 DVD and 1 DVD RW drives