I will explain my network architecture before I go on.
I have a windows 2008 R2 domain that the media center is joined to, but before the internet hits any of my computers or servers, it goes through Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway with malware protection.
So, I was doing a fresh install on a client's computer and I noticed that the machine slowed down more with each batch of updates.
I'm going to purchase an SSD and do a fresh install when I get it.
Can I just disable all updating? Are there certain ones windows/PowerDVD/Arcsoft/mpc-hc need?
This is the second time in a year I'll be doing this. Not my idea of fun, but, windows is taking way too long to start and it's not going to be something an SSD will fix.