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    Problems with latest Windows Update

    Windows Updates downloaded on 14/4 caused significant problems. Instead of restarting in response to the prompt, the machine powered itself off. When booting up again it went into command mode telling me that there was a problem and offering to repair it, but powered off again. I managed to get it booted up ok by doing a System Restore under the Reinstall Windows option, but since Automatic Update is selected the same Updates caused the same problem when I powered off last night.
    Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    Get the computer working again. Then set update to notify, rather than to install automatically. Then when you are advised of the new updated, do not install it, hide it.
    If you have questions with any of this just post.

    These problems are common.

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    Get the computer working again. Then set update to notify, rather than to install automatically. Then when you are advised of the new updated, do not install it, hide it.
    If you have questions with any of this just post.

    These problems are common.
    Richard: Thank you for the response and the advice. I've never experienced it before.
    Are you suggesting that I don't apply any updates in future?

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeceris View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    Get the computer working again. Then set update to notify, rather than to install automatically. Then when you are advised of the new updated, do not install it, hide it.
    If you have questions with any of this just post.

    These problems are common.
    Richard: Thank you for the response and the advice. I've never experienced it before.
    Are you suggesting that I don't apply any updates in future?
    Just that one, if it gives you problems. In the future set that you are notified and you will install. Then do one at a time.

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    I am having the same issue but the only way I have been able to get my computer to start is by going into safe mode. What can i do to get it to revert to the prior update so I will be able to turn off automatic updates and skip this one? Please I could really use help. I need to get this fixed soon.

    Also I tried to uninstall it but I think because it's in safe mode it is not allowing me to uninstall the updates.... what do i do now? :/

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    I think that the best way is system restore an alternative way is to uninstall.

    Windows update, view update history>installed updates>uninstall.

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    I think that the best way is system restore an alternative way is to uninstall.

    Windows update, view update history>installed updates>uninstall.
    I've tried doing this but it's coming up with an error saying the installer is not correctly installed...

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    Did you try system restore, that should work?

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    Quote Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
    Did you try system restore, that should work?
    Yes tried system restore and it says that it is unable to restore it, hence why I had to start in safe mode

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    Re: Problems with latest Windows Update

    Startup Repair

    See if you can start up using this method.

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