Losing Wireless Wifi after windows update

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A HP G61-110SA Laptop/notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium would lose its Wifi connection after windows update. Carrying out a system restore just repeated the problem.
Running Network troubleshooter on the adapter problem produced this result;
‘Windows couldn’t automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter’

This proved to be an AVG Firewall Module issue, disabling the AVG item in the Network Adapter Properties resolved the issue.

HP dc7900 SFF waking from sleep

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After a re-installation of Windows 7 Professional; a HP Compaq dc7900 Small Form Factor PC would not stay ‘asleep’. The Power settings were enabled to make the machine sleep but it would close down and then almost immediately wake-up again.

The solution was in the Network Adapter’s Advanced Property settings: Disable ‘Wake on pattern match’.

The Windows setting can be changed by following: Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Properties -> Advanced
NOT the Power Management – Wake on LAN (WOL) / Magic Packet settings or the power-on settings in the BIOS which I tried first.