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Already a couple of months I have that my computer starts freezing (screen stays on but nothing moves anymore, wont come out of this condition) after windows update. I reverted with system restore to the previous state and then all is ok. But I want my updates of course...

How can I find out what is causing this? It's a Win 7 pro n x64.

Note that the problem appears when restarting after windows update around 5th.June. What do I do when there are not enough versions to restore to ?

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I'd probably give antifreeze a shot - its a task manager designed to handle such situations. I've not actually tried it myself yet, but it looks like a possibly useful tool in that situation – Journeyman Geek Jun 6 '12 at 12:47
    
It seems your input devices have to work for that, my system completely freezes. But thanks, nice to know about this program – JasperT Jun 6 '12 at 12:49
    
Also, anything in your event logs around that time? Could you try using wsus offline updates to update? – Journeyman Geek Jun 6 '12 at 12:53
    
offline updates are not needed, it finishes all updates. Only after that, random freezes, sometimes a whole day without and sometimes a couple a day. Errorlog only has a message about resetting the system power may be lost something like that. – JasperT Jun 6 '12 at 13:10
    
probably will have to install one update at a time to figure out which one is causing the problem. – Logman Jun 14 '12 at 19:54

For that sort of problem i would do a full backup and wipe, i have spent days on similar issues .. clean machine and image before you run updates and afterwards using one of these

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm

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