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April 29, 2011 4:47:03 AM

Hello. I would really like some help. If anyone has experience with windows update please read this and help me out. So after cleaning out my hard drive and starting fresh from factory settings due to a mouse and keyboard problem that i couldnt fix im afraid to update windows because i think it was an update that screwed it up. I had a problem after shutting down my computer. It would load up and when the windows screen would come up or the desktop i couldnt use the keyboard or mouse. It was weird cus it would work if i would use system restore. But everytime i would shut down it would do the same thing again. Sometimes even when i would restart it it would do it too. I even tried a new mouse and keyboard to make sure that wasnt the problem. So i was thinking its an update that messes it up. Not sure though So after completing my factory system restore i now have 73 important updates. I want to know if i have to update them(cuz im afraid my mouse and keyboard wont work again)? Or if there are some that i only have to do? If i dont update will i be at risk? Please help. Below are all the updates.


Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2508272)
Download size: 40 KB

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2497640)
Download size: 24.9 MB

Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows 7 x64-based Systems (KB2284742)
Download size: 6.1 MB

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Security Update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB979916)
Download size: 256 KB

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB982526)
Download size: 5.5 MB - 10.2 MB

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2446709)
Download size: 12.9 MB

Security Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB983590)
Download size: 10.9 MB

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2416471)
Download size: 4.3 MB

Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB954430)
Download size: 5.4 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2032276)
Download size: 609 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2079403)
Download size: 1.0 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2207566)
Download size: 305 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2281679)
Download size: 687 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2286198)
Download size: 6.6 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2296011)
Download size: 2.0 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2305420)
Download size: 1.6 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2347290)
Download size: 222 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2378111)
Download size: 15.9 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2385678)
Download size: 299 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2387149)
Download size: 547 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2393802)
Download size: 6.0 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2419640)
Download size: 1.9 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2423089)
Download size: 326 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2425227)
Download size: 816 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2442962)
Download size: 88 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2479943)
Download size: 2.2 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2483614)
Download size: 2.5 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2491683)
Download size: 860 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2503658)
Download size: 827 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2506212)
Download size: 1.2 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2506223)
Download size: 1.5 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2507618)
Download size: 514 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2508429)
Download size: 590 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2509553)
Download size: 471 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2510531)
Download size: 1.2 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2511455)
Download size: 367 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB975560)
Download size: 1.5 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB978542)
Download size: 2.8 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB978886)
Download size: 986 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB979482)
Download size: 103 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB979687)
Download size: 2.5 MB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB979688)
Download size: 373 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB982132)
Download size: 152 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB982665)
Download size: 118 KB

Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB982799)
Download size: 70 KB

Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2447568)
Download size: 26 KB

Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688)
Download size: 5.4 MB

Update for Rights Management Services Client for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB979099)
Download size: 2.0 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2249857)
Download size: 35 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2345886)
Download size: 605 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2387530)
Download size: 391 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2388210)
Download size: 2.7 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2443685)
Download size: 578 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2454826)
Download size: 9.7 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2467023)
Download size: 10.7 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2484033)
Download size: 856 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2487426)
Download size: 125 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2505438)
Download size: 1.5 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2506014)
Download size: 1.8 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2506928)
Download size: 65 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2511250)
Download size: 257 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2515325)
Download size: 1.5 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2522422)
Download size: 650 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2524375)
Download size: 54 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB971033)
Download size: 1.2 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB975496)
Download size: 135 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB976902)
Download size: 10.2 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB977074)
Download size: 1.5 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB978637)
Download size: 258 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB979538)
Download size: 208 KB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB980408)
Download size: 8.3 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB980846)
Download size: 1.1 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB982018)
Download size: 4.1 MB

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB982110)
Download size: 624 KB

Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Download size: 35.5 MB

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - April 2011 (KB890830)
Download size: 12.8 MB


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a b $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 5:11:10 AM

Yes I would recommend updating all updates labeled important. Lots of security fixes.

Any of my keyboard and mouse updates were always labeled under optional. I never used them though as I have no need for extra software for macros and such.

What keyboard and mouse are you using?

April 29, 2011 8:15:13 AM

skaz said:
Yes I would recommend updating all updates labeled important. Lots of security fixes.

Any of my keyboard and mouse updates were always labeled under optional. I never used them though as I have no need for extra software for macros and such.

What keyboard and mouse are you using?



Im using the mouse an keyboard that came with the computer. They are HP usb connected. I aint gonna lie im afraid to update those updates
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a b $ Windows 7
April 29, 2011 2:01:01 PM

I have never heard of a Windows update causing your mouse and keyboard to not work.

Have you installed your motherboards chipset drivers after installing Windows?
April 29, 2011 2:04:39 PM

You can install all of them and not worry about it.
April 29, 2011 7:43:09 PM

geekapproved said:
I have never heard of a Windows update causing your mouse and keyboard to not work.

Have you installed your motherboards chipset drivers after installing Windows?


All i did was system recovery. Meaning i cleaned everything to factory settings. Do you mean my video card drivers? Yes i have.
April 29, 2011 7:45:06 PM

baddad said:
You can install all of them and not worry about it.


So far so good. installed all of them except for these three...

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2505438)

Download size: 1.5 MB

Update type: Recommended

Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.




Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems

Download size: 35.5 MB

Update type: Important

Windows Internet Explorer 9 delivers web sites and applications that look and perform like native PC applications through the power of Windows.

Fast: Internet Explorer 9 is all-around fast. Designed to take full advantage of your PC’s hardware through Windows, Internet Explorer 9 delivers graphically rich and immersive experiences that are as fast and responsive as native applications installed on your PC.

Clean: Internet Explorer puts the focus on the Web sites you love with a clean look and increased viewing area that makes your Web sites shine. Intuitive and seamless integration with Windows 7 provides one-click access to Web applications pinned directly to your Taskbar.

Trusted: Internet Explorer is the trusted way to the Web because it has a robust set of built-in security, privacy and reliability technologies that keep you safer and your browsing experience uninterrupted.

Interoperable: Support for HTML5 and modern Web standards architected to take advantage of the GPU means that the same mark-up not only works across the Web, but runs faster and delivers a richer experience through Windows and Internet Explorer 9.




Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - February 2011 (KB890830)

Download size: 12.3 MB

Update type: Important

After the download, this tool runs one time to check your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps remove any infection that is found. If an infection is found, the tool will display a status report the next time that you start your computer. A new version of the tool will be offered every month. If you want to manually run the tool on your computer, you can download a copy from the Microsoft Download Center, or you can run an online version from microsoft.com. This tool is not a replacement for an antivirus product. To help protect your computer, you should use an antivirus product.

November 2, 2012 10:47:08 AM

I realise this thread is very old.....But I'm currently experiencing exactly the same thing!

Did you ever find a solution for this?

I have narrowed it down to;

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2505438)

Download size: 1.5 MB

Update type: Recommended


Everytime I install this update, all USB devices stop working! Keyboard works for getting into BIOS etc...
But at welcome screen, neither mouse or keyboard will respond. Logged in with a ps2 Keyboard, to find none of my USB devices responding at all!

Never happened on my last install of Windows 7!

November 2, 2012 4:11:32 PM

rnormans84 said:
I realise this thread is very old.....But I'm currently experiencing exactly the same thing!

Did you ever find a solution for this?

I have narrowed it down to;

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2505438)

Download size: 1.5 MB

Update type: Recommended


Everytime I install this update, all USB devices stop working! Keyboard works for getting into BIOS etc...
But at welcome screen, neither mouse or keyboard will respond. Logged in with a ps2 Keyboard, to find none of my USB devices responding at all!

Never happened on my last install of Windows 7!



I honestly cant remember how i fixed this but ill tell you one of the last things i did that i can remember. I downloaded a driver sweeper. Cant remember the name but you can do some research and see which one is recommended. Delete old drivers or previous drivers. Dont forget to update them as well. Also try to download malwarebytes anti-malware program to get rid of any viruses. In the end i dont believe it was windows that messed up my computer. Its very frustrating. Just keep trying to figure out whats causing the problem and eventually youll figure it out. Sorry i couldnt be much help.
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