I had been delaying many updates from Windows 7 for so long and today decided to finally just let it go and do its thing and update, including SP1. But now many of my games in steam refuse to work!! and atleast 1 program I use DxTory doesnt work even after I re-installed it! I haven't tried any other progs yet bu atleast half my library of games in steam now do not work at all (Witcher 2, FarCry2, Tomb Raider just to name a few)...
Are there any known problems with any of the Windows updates???
You should really have updated the PC as it was required. On normal install it is generally considered best to install the OS and then all the required Service packs and updates before installing drivers and applications. It is likely you destabilised the PC by updating a configuration on a large level with your applications already installed.
If I was you I would reinstall and start from scratch. In future just do the updates as they are needed.
Is this a legit version of windows? You make it sound like you didnt update because it wasnt a legit copy. A lot of pirated releases have issues with updates which is why its best to pay for a full version.
I tried that, i feel that the issue is bigger then running programs in compatibility mode. like something has changed for the worse from windows updating so much all at once. I'm re-downloading a game, if it still does not fix the issue im not sure what else I can do except re-install windows