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Harold Gough
10th November 2016, 07:41 AM
This morning there was a W10 update installed. I have never done so before but I took a look at the list. It includes an October 2016 edition of Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Maybe MS are getting the message?

Harold

Miketoll
10th November 2016, 09:06 AM
Microsoft have included and run a Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool every month as part of the regular update for years so it is nothing new.

ludwig
10th November 2016, 01:02 PM
The Win 10 updates are a complete PITA.
Recently, every time I get one on my work machine, whenever I switch it on, I try to get to our network log in screen, and I get just a black screen with white mouse pointer - no other graphics, text boxes etc etc.

I need to then revert to an earlier image using Macrium Reflect - it seems to be the only solution at the moment that enables me to work. What are they doing with these updates that screws this up? It's no good...

Harold Gough
10th November 2016, 01:25 PM
Microsoft have included and run a Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool every month as part of the regular update for years so it is nothing new.

You spoiled my special day! :(

Harold

Otto
10th November 2016, 04:30 PM
The Win 10 updates are a complete PITA.
Recently, every time I get one on my work machine, whenever I switch it on, I try to get to our network log in screen, and I get just a black screen with white mouse pointer - no other graphics, text boxes etc etc.

This is not an uncommon problem - I had the same symptoms myself a while ago. Occasionally it would boot properly but more often than not I'd get the black screen. The machine had booted though, I could use the keyboard to navigate to the shut down button (by remembering the number of presses of the up/down arrows!) whereupon the screen would come on and show the shutdown sequence. I spent some time searching for a solution on line and eventually discovered that if I disabled "Fast startup" it fixed the problem. Go to Settings > System > Power & Sleep > Additional Power Settings and you'll find a check-box labelled Fast Start. The default setting is enabled, so disable it. Hopefully that will fix it. Oddly enough, the machine didn't start any more slowly with Fast Start disabled but it shut down more quickly!

In my case it was a graphics driver issue, no W10 driver was available for the graphics card in this system (Radeon X1300) and I was using a W8.1 one. I've since swopped the graphics card for a newer one that does have a proper driver!

These perpetual updates are a problem though as they use a lot of bandwidth to download and render the machine useless while they install themselves. That said, in the last month or two there have been considerably fewer and the machine is working more smoothly than it used to.

ludwig
10th November 2016, 04:56 PM
Thanks for the tip. I'll try it out tomorrow. I tried several things before and nothing worked but I don't think I tried that one. I'll let you know!

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Wally
10th November 2016, 06:20 PM
Just a heads-up, for those who may not be aware?

If like many, you are peeved with the W10 auto updates then the following link might be of some help.

It seems fairly easy HA! HA!, when using anything higher then the Home version, but that too can be got at if you're prepared to get your hands dirty. It goes without saying ... easy or not - here be dragons?

--> https://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/stop-windows-10-from-automatically-updating-your-pc/

ludwig
11th November 2016, 11:49 AM
So - I've made the change to the Fast Start Up option - hopefully this will fix it...

Olybirder
17th December 2016, 12:54 PM
My other half has got an HP laptop running Windows 10, which is just under a year old. A few days ago she was unable to log on to the internet. I am only familiar with Macs but I valliantly spent several hours trying to find out what the problem was (not so easy without internet access.) I tracked the issue down to 'Wi-fi doesn't have a valid configuration' but was unable to correct it.

Lynn works at a school, so she took the laptop in so that the school's IT guru could look at it. After getting nowhere he consulted a friend who informed him that it was a common problem caused by the latest Windows update. He was able to sort it out but told me that I would never have done it without internet access.

That is the real issue. It was unable to access the internet, which meant that I was unable to get the required updates to access the internet and was stuck in vicious circle. The following day there was another Windows 10 update, presumably to correct the issue.

Windows - pahh!

Ron

Wally
17th December 2016, 08:28 PM
With regard to Windows Updates. I'm running W7 and from October, I've had problems with certain update instals.

The problem concerns the monthly roll-up updates which refuse to instal. Being unsure of the cause, I've have today attempted to revert back to several previous Restore Points, all of which now fail to work?

Have been using several AV proggies to search for any bad guy's... all without success. Apparently, I'm squeaky clean... which is a first. ;)

Something is definitely amiss... but what? Any help appreciated.