1. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       11 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows 10 update broke my computer.


    So, I'll go on record saying that Windows 10 is the absolute worst OS ever released by Microsoft.

    It just did a self-update and broke my computer. I can no longer log in. I get a black screen with a mouse curser. It's one step down from earlier, where I still got to the password screen and could enjoy watching the circle of dots go round and round forever without logging me in.

    F11 to boot menu and choosing C drive gives me a Windows prompt telling me that my Windows 10 version wasn't installed properly (no shit, Sherlock!) and asks me what to do. I have tried choosing repair (can't repair), tried installing a previous version (still get black screen after restart) and now I'm faced with the prospect of having to reset my OS and losing all my programs and files.

    So yes, I kinda feel like slapping Microsoft with a class action lawsuit. I didn't ask for this toxic update. It installed itself and broke my system.

    To Hell with you, Microsoft!
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  2. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,337
    Win 10 14393.51
       11 Oct 2016 #2

    I have faced something like that, once.

    I booted to a USB Win 10 installation drive and ran "repair". The repair was to use a restore point.

    After some cleanup, I ran the update again. No problems that time.

    Do you have a backup method? If not, it's well past time to acquire one. (At least in the US, an external USB HD costs roughly $100.)

    Best of luck.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       12 Oct 2016 #3

    Daniel1975,

    Your frustration is understandable.

    Do you know if you have a System Restore point?

    That would be the fastest way to get back to where you were before the upgrade.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       12 Oct 2016 #4

    I was finally able to restore my computer to a previous backup, so it's working again - for the time being.

    But I have lost faith in Microsoft's updates. So what do I do now? Simply turn off Windows Update and refuse all future versions? When you can't trust Microsoft to not break your stuff with lousy Windows10 updates, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to return to Windows 7. The last good Microsoft product.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2016
    Posts : 19
    Window 10 Pro
       12 Oct 2016 #5

    I'm with Daniel 1975. I have had something that was broke with the past 3 updates for my machine. I agree 7 & XP were the best OS MS made. The latest update broke the Creative SB update service, had to upgrade from their site which fixed it. Just this morning I'm getting the same error on the Creative updates after yet another MS update. Apparently Gates has not the same character as Job's did, money hungry. I'm about ready to ditch 10 Pro and go back to 7 Pro from a disk image I did before upgrading to 10; or maybe run a 10 Pro disk image I done before all the useless updates broke stuff
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  6. Joined : May 2015
    Posts : 1,337
    Win 10 14393.51
       13 Oct 2016 #6

    oldyeller38 said: View Post
    I'm with Daniel 1975. I have had something that was broke with the past 3 updates for my machine. I agree 7 & XP were the best OS MS made. The latest update broke the Creative SB update service, had to upgrade from their site which fixed it. Just this morning I'm getting the same error on the Creative updates after yet another MS update. Apparently Gates has not the same character as Job's did, money hungry. I'm about ready to ditch 10 Pro and go back to 7 Pro from a disk image I did before upgrading to 10; or maybe run a 10 Pro disk image I done before all the useless updates broke stuff
    Thanks for suggesting that Steve Jobs wasn't motivated by money. Gave me my first smile today.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 363
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Oct 2016 #7

    No problems what so ever with Windows 10.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 270
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Oct 2016 #8

    Had a few issues, and they seemed to coincide with a Microsoft update. Did not do anything to fix it for a day or two, then restarted the laptop a couple of times, and it started working OK. Go figure!?!
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  9. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,044
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       13 Oct 2016 #9

    If the update fails, it is most likely due to an issue or incompatibility with software or drivers that already exist on the system. Your best bet is to clean install major versions.

    It's not about faith in Microsoft, it's about the impossibility of predicting and testing for the trillion bazillion hardware and software iterations that exist. Luckily, Windows 10 is very easy to repair or install.
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