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Windows 7: Need to uninstall latest Windows update without logging in.

12 Sep 2012   #1

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit
Need to uninstall latest Windows update without logging in.

After turning on my computer today, I noticed that the "shut down" icon in start menu had the familiar triangle referring to updates. I closed things down and selected it to "Shutdown and install updates". I keep my Windows as up to date as i can, so this was a recent update.

The problem is that upon starting the computer, I could get to the log in screen with both the Administrator and user accounts visible, but when attempting to select either one to log in, the screen flickers black once for a half-second, then kicks me back to the user select screen. How can i undo this last update without logging in? I tried inserting the windows disk to use the system restore feature, but it claims that "No restore points have been created on your computer's system drive" yet as far as I've seen, each update has been initiated with a "creating system restore point" loading bar, so how can this be? I've attempted logging in in safe mode as well. The same black screen, it just took longer before I got kicked back.

Any tips? Or additional information I can provide?

Edit - If possible, does anyone know of a program or command that can bypass the log in screen and immediately log in? Maybe if I could do that and get into the system itself, I could undo the upgrade on my user account. I've been looking online for a solution to this, and most of the solutions require being logged in to begin with, that's why I think bypassing the log in could help fix this.

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14 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64

Well, you can use something like Hiren's Mini XP to remote edit the registry and create auto login keys for your system. Google "Auto login windows 7" and the links should point you to the correct keys to create/edit.

This doesn't sound like a log in issue to me though. It sounds more like corruption/hard drive failure. Run a chkdsk /r in recovery console and see if that helps.
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23 Sep 2012   #3

Windows7 Home Premium 64bit

I would attempt this, though I've already gone and re-installed Windows 7 fresh, which solved the problem that was occurring. I'll keep it in mind if it happens to crop up again, however. (I guarantee it will, I'm prone to getting bizarre unexplained errors :/)
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