01-07-2018 03:03 PM
Ever since Microsoft updates installed their latest update on my PC on 12/26/17, my PC which has never had an issue with it now takes 3-5 minutes to boot up as well as freezes on me. I have owned this PC for at least 3 years with absolutely no issues until now. Is there a patch for what Microsoft has done to my machine?
01-07-2018 03:45 PM
Please provide the specific product number. The p7-1200 HP series desktops have five different motherboards.
Looked at three models. Latest initial consumer availability was 2012.
Older MB and chipset architectures have problems running the latest version of Windows 10, Fall Creator's Update, version 1709.
A 2012 PC would have shipped with Windows 7.
Do you have HP Recovery media?
You may have to reinstall the HP factory operating system image unless you have created an Windows 7 image before updating to Windows 10. Do you have HP Recovery media? A couple of different sites can help but the specific HP product number is needed to check this.
I hope you have been backing up data on external media. Try to do this now if you have any window of opportunity before the system locks up.
01-07-2018 04:18 PM
Thanks for the reply. I have the p7-1297cb which has been fine until Microsoft's latest update. I upgraded to Windows 10 when it first came out and haven't had any issues until the upgrade.
I have my system backed up with an outside company.
01-07-2018 04:29 PM - edited 01-07-2018 04:31 PM
You are welcome.
I think this is your PC.
Windows 7 is the factory installed operating system.
I really think you will have to go back to Windows 7 if the latest Windows 10 update is causing grief.
Any piece of hardware on the motherboard could be causing the problem.
You could do a clean install of Windows 10.
This creates a new set of hurdles. Data backups (you have this covered), failed installation, installing all of your programs and having the product keys needed to activate these programs, and continued instability after the Windows 10 installation.
01-07-2018 04:53 PM
You can try a clean Windows 10 (version 1709) install since you have data backup.
Don't know what else to tell you at this point.
Windows 7 PC's worked fine with earlier Windows 10 updates but the later updates have caused problems. HP is not providing Windows 10 driver updates for PC's manufactured in 2012.
Usually legacy hardware problems are causing failed updates or unstable systems.
Some older PC's do fine, others can't do the latest Windows 10 update.