Skip to comments.Windows 7 update, hold off for now.
Posted on 06/24/2010 5:38:17 AM PDT by dangerdoc
Windows 7 critical update appears to have crashed my computer. System restore was not effective, and my computer remains unbootable.
I'm curious if anyone else has had a problem this morning.
I will look into the problem more deeply this evening after work and post what I find.
I installed it yesterday and the computer worked fine after that.
Installed yesterday, no problems.
No problems, here.
Just bought a new computer this week after my 7 year old dell died Monday.
The new one has XP on it. I felt a little slighted until I started loading all my programs and everything worked even my old Lotus123 rel 5. (I hate Excel).
Everything working here.
A lot of times its driver issues. The Windows updates changes something a driver or program was dependent upon. For some reason, even the big guys miss the full impact of updates on occasion.
No problem with my Enterprise, Home Premium, or Ultimate Windows 7 installs. Server 2008 got some updates, and something with the new .NET install pooched my SMS servers. They were back up after a rollback.
I didn’t have much time to look at things this morning. I woke to a warning that startup failed. Startup repair did not work and roll back to two different restores also were ineffective.
I have a disk image so all is not lost but have a couple of days work not backed up, that I would prefer not to lose.
I just got the mac laptop running again this week. There seems to be a limit on the number of computers working in my house.
If you haven’t registered it or if you are running a pirated version you could have that problem.
No, in that case, you will get reduced functionality--your screen background will be black, there will be a "this is unregistered" note on the bottom, and info on how to contact MSFT to buy a key for the system. Eventually it will stop operating, but it is in MSFT's interest to give a user with a pirated version a chance to pay up.
By the way, the update which invalidates many "activation hacks" is KB971033.
I believe Microsoft has free support for security issues and patches.
But if it wasn’t caused by the security patch you may have to pay. It could be that you had an existing issue exposed when the patch was applied and your system rebooted.
Or it could be a problem in the patch. We really don’t know yet (unfortunately).
Legitamate factory install and registered.
I did install Logitec Harmony software yesterday to change some components on the remote. I’ve used the same software on Vist and XP without problems.
The last restore point on the computer is the Windows critical update.
I was tempted to bring my computer to work with me but I can’t log onto the network with that computer.
My Toshiba Satellite L505 slurped up the update like it was hot chocolate on Christmas Day.
First thing to do is restore the system from the backup disk or install the backup disk if it is a clone. You do back up your system, don’t you?
If you can't get it booted up, you might try downloading one of the 'live' linux CDs. They will allow you to access any files that you might not have backed up, so you can dump them to a thumb drive or something. At least then you can do a clean install without losing any important data. A live CD is one of the must-have items in any geek's toolbox, regardless of the OS they run.
I have a USB case that I bought years ago to retrieve files stranded on laptop HDs years ago. It works but is time consuming. I like your idea!
Come to think of it, I did have a problem with a Windows 7 VM I’m running on my Ubuntu desktop. I had to run startup recovery and still had an issue. Thankfully VMWare Workstation has snapshot rollback, and that fixed the issue. I haven’t tried to run the update again. Perhaps that’s what caused the issue.
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