Clean Windows 7 install...Why am I getting Blue Screen after installing windows updates? Please help

original title: Clean Windows 7 install...Why am I getting BSOD after installing windows updates? Please help

Hello, all. I built my first gaming PC last week. The build went well, but the following day, I got 2 or 3 random bsod's, usually on start up. Updated mobo bios hoping it would solve the problem. System was stable for a couple days, then started getting bsod's again. One on start up, one after computer was idle. After another crash after booting up my PC this evening, I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7 (64 bit). Got all "up to date" drivers for all components, did not install any extra programs other than Steam and Norton. Everything was running fine... until I started performing the numerous Windows Updates. Then, it started happening again. BSOD's. I have ran checks on the RAM, SSD, etc, but have come up with no issues. Must be a conflict with 1 (or more) of the windows updates. I have restored from a previous point where windows was working and its been about an hour with no crashes, but I would really like to figure out what is causing this and want to know if I should preform further Windows updates?... Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am new at this, but am somewhat technically sound, and can give you any info you need to provide me with any help. Once again, thank you. 

P.S.
My set up- (just in case you need it)

Windows 7 (64 bit)
i7 2600k
Asus P8z68-v/gen3
Corsair Force 3 120gb SSD
EVGA gtx 480
Seasonic x650 power supply
Corsair h100 cpu cooling
Corsair 500r case 
Corsair Vengeance RAM 1600 8gb
 

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Last updated March 29, 2019 Views 2,437 Applies to:
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Please answer each of the following diagnostic questions in a correspondingly-numbered list in your very next reply (no need to quote this post):

1a. When (approx. date) did you purchase the computer?

1b. Did Win7 come preinstalled on the computer when you bought it, did you do a clean install of Win7, or did you upgrade from Vista to Win7?

1c. What necessitated the clean install?

1d. After you completed the clean install, which did you do first: Check for & install Windows Update or get NAV 2011 installed & then upgrade to NAV 2012?

2. Did a Norton free-trial or a McAfee free-trial [pick one] come preinstalled on the computer when you bought it? (Doesn't matter if you never used or Activated it.)

3. Is Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (already) installed? See...

   • Which version of the Windows operating system am I running?
      http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/which-version-of-the-windows-operating-system-am-i-running

4. Are ALL of the following updates listed in View installed updates (not Update History)? [1]

    • KB2621440, KB2667402, KB2641653, KB2665364 & KB2647518;

    • KB2647516, KB2654428, KB2645640; KB2631813, KB2644615, KB2584146, KB2585542 & KB2556532

    • KB2633879 or KB2633873 [<=TELL ME WHICH ONE]

    • KB2656355 or KB2656356 [<=TELL ME WHICH ONE]

    • KB2544521 or Windows Internet Explorer 9 [<=TELL ME WHICH ONE]

5. Is Automatic Updates set to the AUTOMATIC configuration?

6. Is Firefox, Chrome or any other alternate browser installed?

7. Are you in the habit of using "Registry cleaners" (e.g., Registry Mechanic; System Mechanic; RegCure; RegClean Pro; Advanced SystemCare; Registry Booster; McAfee QuickClean; AVG PC TuneUp; Norton Registry Cleaner; PCTools Optimiser; SpeedUpMyPC; Advanced System Optimizer; TuneUp Utilities; CCleaner)?

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[1] Start | Control Panel | Programs and Features | View installed updates (in left-hand menu)

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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
Microsoft MVP (Windows Client) since October 2002

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