Hi all. I'm trying to get my mom's laptop running faster. I have tried most programs that I would normally use and use on my own PC, but they have only helped so much. There is one main warning sign pointing to problems I don't know how to handle. That would be the amount of updates that it runs. In the last 4 days, I have booted it up only to have between 8000 and 9500 updates on three occasions. Yesterday it booted up to install 13 updates, then after that it went straight to 8000+ updates. This update screen is not the blue windows screen with the blue circular icon (mouse pointer), but it is a black screen with grey letters. I watch and the majority of the updates are going to /Registry/machine & /Registry/machine/Schema ..... can anyone please point me to figuring this out?? And to provide a few details, it is an HP with win7 (legitimate copy), legitimate Anti-virus. I will provide more specific details if necessary. I have run deep scans, quick scans, and also various different operations through CCleaner. I am going to go defragment right now. I am trying to avoid wiping it (if necessary) as she has a ton of saved pswds for her business and family photos as well. Thank you in advance for any help you provide.