Solved No Internet Connection After Windows 7 Updates

January 10, 2013 at 10:57:31
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit, fast and lots
My Windows 7 64-bit PC auto-updated with Win Updates late last night and now has no internet connection. My other PC's that are hooked up through my router have no issues connecting. It's only the Windows 7 machine.

I see a post on the McAfee forum complaining about something similar:

Note, I do not run AV and I'm not infected with malware. Due to my profession, I'm 99.9% positive of this statement.

Just no interwebs.

Anyone else seen this issue or can possibly point me in the direction to start looking?

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January 10, 2013 at 11:03:50
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Look in Device Manager at the network device. Windows may have pushed an updated driver that doesn't work with your card. Look at the date the driver was updated. If it reflects yesterday's date, try rolling back the driver to a previous version.

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January 10, 2013 at 11:12:26
Good idea. About to head home for lunch now and check up on it so that the wife can get back on the Windows box and quit fussing at me via her cell.

I will come back and post an update if I can figure out what was going on.

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January 10, 2013 at 11:38:33
Network adapter was disabled.
Re-enabled and everything works.

I used this PC last night and did not disable anything. No one else has been on it. The only thing that happened was Win 7 updates.

Pretty strange.

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January 10, 2013 at 13:03:20
Disable automatic updates if you don't like nasty surprises. I wouldn't allow updates to install on my PC when I don't know what they are specifically for, not even from Microsoft. I update manually so I can look through the list and decide what I want and what I don't want.

Whenever I install Windows, Automatic Updates is one of the first things I disable. I've read too many tales of woe caused by updates installing behind your back (many of which you don't even need).

And to those who might think that disabling them is really a bad idea, well I've been doing that for 10 years or more and never had reason to regret it.

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January 10, 2013 at 13:29:14
I totally agree. This is a brand new box and I really thought auto-updates were disabled. I was obviously incorrect, but they have been disabled now.

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January 11, 2013 at 11:56:29
I agree with phil. I allow the updates to be downloaded but not installed. I usually wait til the end of the week too. Tuesday is update day. Occasionally on Wednesday MS will say oops to something released on Tuesday.

I NEVER install any hardware updates from Msoft.

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