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[OHGODHALP] Big time troubles with Windows 7 Service Pack 1
ArthilMead, Wenches and FishRegistered Userregular
So earlier this morning, somewhere in the ballpark of 4 AM or so. I got the bright idea to try and install Service Pack 1 after my original problems with it. Mostly being it causing my internet to... not sure how to put it, 'skip' itself. Which would cause me to lose my connection in MSN, and halt any buffering on a video. Would have likely caused problems with any online games as well.
Anyway since there were three updates I couldn't get installed, a few .net framework ones to be specific, I figured maybe I need to actually install the Service Pack finally. I did, got all the new updates that came with its installation.
However it had the exact same problems, leading me to believe whatever department at Microsoft checks for quality control decided not to give it another once over in so many months. I went to do the exact same fix as before, simply using System Restore to return to the restore point made prior to the Service Packs installation. The process while slow as it tends to be, went smoothly. However once it was finished I found myself with a rather unique issue that was very different from last time.
I couldn't connect to the internet. It wasn't an issue I'll have time to time if my router doesn't have a nice restart every once in a while, the damn machine just outright refused. Restarted about four times, unplugged the ethernet cable nearly so many times. Once I had access to the router, I restarted it expecting a fix... except nothing happened. Now I also checked on another computer connected to the same router, and it worked completely fine.
So here I am now, I used System Restore again in order to undo the removal of Service Pack 1. MSN is still losing connection, and it SEEMS any video not on youtube will be cut off from buffering at the exact same time. Mind you I'd need to test that on a much longer youtube video.Scratch that, youtube is just as bad if not worse off. I'm at my wits end here, my only other option is to uninstall the Service Pack via the Control Panel, which might work however I'm curious how long it's supposed to take.
I'd appreciate any help or advice that can be given, thanks in advance.
Edit: And if it changes anything, this is a 64-bit version of Win 7.