I must be the luckiest SOB here. In the years I've been using W7 I haven't had any of these problems. A couple of things I have done is to disable auto updates and I only install the security updates. I usually wait to do any updates until after I see if anyone else has had any problems with them. "The world is my lab rat"
An Aircraft Mechanic only needs two tools, Duct Tape and WD40.
If it moves and it's not supposed to - use the Duct Tape.
If it doesn't move and it's supposed to - use the WD40.
Intel(R) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, P55M-UD4, GeForce GTX960 8.00 GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit & 64 bit on separate HDs)