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Did the latest Windows update wipe out anybody else?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Ron1973, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Ron1973

    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

    Nov 26, 2012
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    I woke up about 3AM with a screen I've never laid eyes on before telling me my computer would not restart. I let it check the computer twice; it kept giving the same message. It then came up with the standard options of System Restore, Command Prompt, Image Recovery, etc. I tried twice with System Restore-once restoring back to 11-8 and then to 11-1. It kept saying it wouldn't restore, so I gave up and was going to dig out one of my older computers until such time as I could get a new one (I was pricing some yesterday as a matter of fact). Out of the blue, it started booting up and told me it had restored to 11-1. Go figure! I did turn off automatic updates, something I should've done a while back.
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    jcroy Producer

    Nov 28, 2011
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    (Not directly answering your question).

    I've had this happen back during the days of XP. Never again.

    Since then, I have never updated any Microsoft operating systems automatically. I'm always waiting as long as several months to see how many botched patches were withdrawn.

    The only M$ stuff I update regularly, are the multi-daily new definitions for Windows Defender. Though I update it in a roundabout way, where I download the new definitions from the official Windows Defender web page manually, and install it by hand. This avoids any problems of Micro$oft performing any "covert" operating system updates through Defender type updates.
  3. Chris Strnad

    Chris Strnad Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 18, 2000
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    I would suspect that something else had gone wrong on the system prior to the update, especially if there's any out-of-date 3rd-party software on the system.

    I had the Win10 vm on my server go dark yesterday for this exact reason; restoring from the last incremental system image backup stopped responding similarly within an hour of applying the missing updates. A restore of a 3-month-old image and updating the other program, and it has been running w/o issue since.
    Another possibility is your antivirus program throwing out false positives on system files. I did note that the install of Bitdefender Free on the vm had quarantined a number of files under the Windows directory.

    Out of 7 Win10 installs on my network, the vm was the only one that has had any issue.
  4. Stan

    Stan Producer

    May 18, 1999
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    So true. Don't become an MS beta tester, always wait and let a good six months or more even pass after the official beta test.

    Only after It gets released to the public, then the true bugs start showing up.

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