All three Windows 7 machines and one Windows 8 machine updated without issue. The Netbook did stall once, but a reboot sorted it out.
There has been no loss of audio, wireless connections or anything else, proving again that Windows can update safely. The secret is not to force your computer to use an OS for which there is little or no manufacturer support, not to force drivers into compatibility mode and not to force old software onto an OS for which it is not and never will be supported,
That’s it.. nothing left to say..