Yesterday I used system restore to go back to a restore point about 3 months ago. For at least a month my laptop has been ridiculously slow to start applications. I tried a bunch of stuff but nothing worked. Seems like this restore did the trick. Anyway, my problem now is that Windows Automatic update keeps going in circles. It tells me it has 79 updates to install, and then tells me that it couldn't install any of them. Then update.exe consumes half my CPU bandwidth for a time, then tells me it has 79 installs to do, and on and on. How do I fix this?