After a problem whereby Windows Update would constantly pester me to install
Dreamscene update KB931133, even though I'd already installed it a hundred
times before, I decided enough is enough and I'll see if reinstalling the
whole thing would fix it. I located 3 Dreamscene updates KB931133, KB941236
& KB933713 and proceeded to remove them. Two of the updates didn't need a PC
restart but the third one did. After 21 minutes, yes that's TWO ONE minutes
the PC finally boots back up to the desktop! At one point I thought the PC
had hung. So if you're thinking of uninstalling Dreamscene, best go make a
cup of coffee or walk the dog.
The annoying thing is it took a further 60 minutes (that's 1 hour) to
re-check Windows Update and download and install the 3 Dreamscene updates
again! An hour for 3 updates is bad even by Microsoft's standards.
Why on earth is Windows Update so slow in Vista? It takes an absolute age to
"check for updates" and again when "preparing to install", only to have it
create a restore point and then finally install. Bonkers!
I suppose the only good thing to come out of this is the original problem
has been cured. Windows Update is now satisfied that I have all 3 updates.