Thanks Grif. I ran into trouble and wanted to send out a word of caution to others. I read your post and went to the microsoft page via your Google Search link. There I read that my computer was not compatible with KB2670838 and that I should uninstall it. So I did. Wrong move! My computer wouldn't boot up afterwards - got hung on the splash screen telling me that the new changes were configuring. So I did a hard shut down anyway, and went into safe mode. Thankfully, the system knew the problem and proceeded to cancel the uninstall and reconfigure. Now all is well.
I run Win 7 Home Prem SP1 on HP Pavillion g6 B5A04UA#ABA
Microsoft has released a new "optional" Platform Update for Windows 7 which seems to be a precursor to installing Internet Explorer 10 on that operating system. Unfortunately, with laptops and other mobile computers which are using Automatic Updates, a few issues have come up. It's extremely important to be current on hardware drivers for mobile computers specifically.. See the link below and read the links about the various crashes that are occurring as a result of the update:
Google Search for KB2670838
As a result, I ran tests on a couple of comps here, one an HP Win7 desktop with up-to-date drivers, and a second was an HP Win7 laptop with older drivers.. Not wanting to test fate, I visited the HP site and updated all the drivers on the laptop and then installed the Platform Update on both machines. Both seem to be fine after the update and I noticed no issue, plus I also installed IE10 on the desktop.. So far, so good.
Just a word to the wise. Some are having problems with this Win7 update and it would be a good idea to read about the issue before installing the update.
Hope this helps.
Hope this helps.