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Windows Update exists to keep Windows and other Microsoft software updated, usually with little intervention from us.

Once you're fairly certain that your issue is directly related to the installation of one or more Windows updates, the second thing to do is decide which set of troubleshooting steps to follow, either To summarize, read the section immediately below this paragraph first and then scroll down and follow the correct set of troubleshooting steps for your problem, determined by how much access to Windows you have right now. Don't scroll down past this section because you're beyond sure that these Microsoft updates crashed or broke your computer somehow.

But if it does, don't panic – we've got you covered.

Microsoft feels your pain: it knows the update process can cause problems every now and again, which is why it's developed a troubleshooter program specifically for it – search the old Control Panel for "troubleshooting", then select 'Fix problems with Windows Update' from the list on-screen.

The link should be available in Windows 7 and 8 too, but if not you can get at it on the web as well.

If you click 'Advanced options' and then 'View your update history', you can see recently installed updates that were successful, and uninstall some or all of them – again, this can be a handy troubleshooting option.