Windows 10: Windows 10 Automatic Updates

  1.    15 Aug 2016 #1

    Windows 10 Automatic Updates


    Hi Folks,

    Windows 10 decided to install updates after I had finished for the night. Updates not installed correctly, and unable to access computer. Cannot use SAFEMODE to remove latest update as, actual SAFEMODE screen not visible, as presumably still "showing" on multiple monitors and not on actual computer.
    1. Any suggestions?
    2. Can use Command Prompt: Does anyone know the command prompt command if there is one, to set monitor display default for main computer (I am running Surface Pro full computer)?
    3. Is it possible to create startup disk, and be able to see SAFEMODE screen in this way?

    Any help and suggestions truly appreciated?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.   My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    15 Aug 2016 #3

    Thanks very much for this, this is very much appreciated. I am able to go through the normal screen flow and select STARTUP SETTINGS, and then press 4 for SAFEMODE. The problem is I cannot see the SAFEMODE Screen, as there is only a blank screen on my actual computer, and I think this is because the SAFEMODE screen is trying to display itself on one of my multiple monitors - so it literally cannot be seen. I am not sure that using Command Prompt will solve this by just trying to access SAFEMODE through Command Prompt as it may still just display on the multiple monitors. What I need to do is change things so that my computer is the Main Monitor Display. As it may still display the SAFEMODE screen on one of my multiple monitors, and not on the actual computer - the Surface Pro. What I am trying to do is to make the Surface Pro computer the default Monitor for SAFEMODE, and I was wondering if there was a way to do this using COMMAND Prompt. I haven't been able to look through everything you have so kindly provided yet, so if that has already been explained, I apologise.

    Thanks to everyone for your kind help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Linux Mint 17.3
       18 Aug 2016 #4

    What happens if you unplug the extra monitors? I would expect it to default to your screen as it will be the only one available
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    18 Aug 2016 #5

    Barrowman said: View Post
    What happens if you unplug the extra monitors? I would expect it to default to your screen as it will be the only one available
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    18 Aug 2016 #6

    The key combo for switching from multi to single monitor is the windows logo key + P then the up down arrow key. If it's currently in extend, up arrow twice, then enter, will select PC screen only.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    21 Aug 2016 #7

    Startup Monitor


    My apologies for taking so long to come back to this. I needed a working computer so I bought one, and I have been resetting up programs etc. So a long process. I put this on the backburner simply because I am not sure, using any of the approaches to trying to open in safemode, will solve my problem. The central issue is making my Surface Pro the main monitor; the default monitor. I have turned it off, and left it off a number of times, for some time, hoping that the computer would somehow simply default to the Surface Pro as the main monitor. This did not happen, and I am no further advanced.

    The idea of the key combination is interesting, but I imagine this only works when you can actually start your computer and go to the desktop. I cannot do that. What I need to do is set the default, and I assume this is the only way, by using command prompt. But I don't know how to do this, or if it is possible at all.

    I am coming back to the idea that I will have no choice but to do a complete clean install. Hence, the concentration on setting up a new computer. My thinking: If I have to setup the computer again, why not do this with a more powerful and recent machine - I have the original Surface Pro.

    Having said that, I desperately want to get to the information on my Surface Pro hard drive, but I imagine this is part of the mother board, and not simply a matter of popping it into an external case, treating it as just another external hard drive.

    Truly, any suggestions very much appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Windows 10 automatic updates in Windows Updates and Activation
Windows is automatically updating my drivers even though I have disabled the automatic drivers updating in the Device Installation Settings. The problem is windows is automatically installing Realtek HD audio drivers and since I use a sound card...
Hi, all: 1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation? 2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?...
Hi, Contrarily to previous Windows versions, the user can no longer decide when and how to update Windows, but the OS does it all by itself - at any time, and unasked for. This occasions unexpected and unwanted machine slowdowns - sometimes at...
Windows 10 Pro automatic updates in Windows Updates and Activation
I have Win10 Home set up to my satisfaction but am annoyed by the automatic updates. If I upgrade to Pro will it allow me to have the choice of being notified when updates are available and allow me to install them or not? Something similar to Win...
Greetings, I have Windows 10 Home Edition, like millions of others. Like millions of others, I prefer to hibernate my computer rather than shut it down outright most nights. And like millions of others, I am getting awakened IN THE MIDDLE OF THE...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:10.
Find Us