I rebooted again and it was back on but then there was a red x on my volume control icon and it said the sound service was not turned on. Everything seemed to work though. After another reboot, everything looks normal again. On the asked for reboot after updating, it hung for well over 30 seconds on a black screen with the mouse pointer showing. Then the spinning wheel thing came up and finally the welcome screen and the desktop.
I am not using the Windows 7 Firewall in the default manner. I'm using a utility called Windows Firewall Notifier that turns on the outgoing filtering and gives alerts when outgoing attempts are made. It handles the alerts through an item in Windows Task Scheduler that only triggers when outgoing attempts without a rule allowing them are made so the program does not always run as resident.
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