I just installed Windows 7 on Boot Camp, and when I login to windows, it says that there are Windows Updates available. The problem is that one time when I tried to install these updates, it prevented Windows from starting up again. So I'm wondering if it's okay to run all of the Windows updates as they appear, if I have to avoid some of them, or if I have to wait until Apple releases a patch which would permit the updates to be installed without any adverse effects.
Here is the series of events that occurred as I remember them:
- Installed boot camp
- Installed Apple's drivers via a USB flash drive
- Connected to internet
- Windows noticed that there were a few recommended updates and installed them.
- I manually checked for updates in Windows Update to see if there were any more, it showed 40 or so.
- I began the update process.
- While it was downloading and installing the updates, I ran Apple's Software Update. It showed that there was an update to Boot Camp (3.2, I believe). I didn't install it since Windows Updates was already in the process of installing updates.
- Windows didn't load, instead Startup Repair loaded which said that Windows was unable to load normally.
- One of its suggestions was to perform a system restore, I approved this.
- After some time, Startup Repair said that wasn't successful at finding a solution. (It's ambiguous as to whether or not the restore worked.)
- This time it launched Windows correctly.
- I checked how many updates there were in Windows Updates, and it showed only 4.
- I launched Apple's Software Update, and updated to the latest Boot Camp.
- This time when I checked for Windows Updates, it showed more than 40.
My guess is that the restore did work, since after restarting, Windows launched. Plus, it showed more than 40 updates left.