A Windows 7 update recommended the install.
It has disabled my laptop's wifi ability
HP Pav: dm4-1165dx
Please connect a Ethernet cable to your computer and once you are wired connected to the internet, uninstall all drivers related to this adapter that you might have installed from our support page, you may use device manager to clean uninstall it.
You may find this information helpful if you don't want to continue receiving update alerts from Windows* http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/turn-automatic-updating-on-off# turn-automatic-updating-on-off=windows-7 Turn automatic updating on or off - Windows Help - You can also set Windows to automatically install recommended updates, which can address non-critical problems and help enhance your computing experience. Optional updates and Microsoft updates are not downloaded or installed automatically.
Is this wireless adapter native to your computer or did you install it later ?
If it is native, we recommend that you install the drivers from your computer manufacturer support page. It is important that any driver update must be done through the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) as their drivers are designed for this adapter. Our drivers found in our support page are generic and may not meet the requirements of your system. Please, try that first and let us know if this helped you resolve this issue.