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Windows 7: Seriously upset. Latest update rolled back my PC

14 Aug 2013   #1
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Seriously upset. Latest update rolled back my PC

Second time this has happened. The latest update has reeked havoc with my computer.

- Default settings seem to have been universally applied, cancelling all my settings - everything from what my desktop background is to what folders are on the desktop.

- All Mozilla favourites are gone

- Folders that used to be on my desktop a year ago have reappeared...others that I have had there recently have vanished

- All the VAIO crap that I disabled is back with a vengeance functioning

- Everything that I got rid of from the task bar...all the crap is back

- Files that I had in folders on the desktop are gone...images, music, documents...gone

- Can't even change the desktop background...just won't do it.

- In My Computer all the folders are doubled....2 My Computer Folders, 2 Desktop folders, 2 Pictures folders, 2 Videos folders, 2 Favourites folders. One version of the folder has stuff I have been using recently and the other folder contains stuff that reflects how my computer was a year ago.

What...the...F????

F.... YOU Windows update. I'm changing to a MAC next computer.

This is the second time you've done this to me. The first time was hell and I'm damned if I can remember how I fixed everything.

Any advice?

thanks


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14 Aug 2013   #2
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hold the phone...after the first series of updates...there was another...after the second series of updates all is back to normal.

You're lucky this time Windows...
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14 Aug 2013   #3
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

What do you mean 1st series of updates, then second?
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14 Aug 2013   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Save yourself a lot of pain and aggravation ... make an image of your system.. It's a lot easier to restore an image, than it is to have to re-install your OS.
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14 Aug 2013   #5
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well...a notification popped up saying there are updates available...so I updated and restarted...then after the restart my computer was foobar'd...then I go into updates via control panel and see that there are 7 more updates including an update for Microsoft Security Essentials and some other stuff...hmmm...thanks for not telling me about those...so I downloaded and installed those updates, restarted and all ok...except I lost my desktop background...that's vanished somehow.
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14 Aug 2013   #6
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Save yourself a lot of pain and aggravation ... make an image of your system.. It's a lot easier to restore an image, than it is to have to re-install your OS.
It's just the principle of the thing...here I am installing updates from MICROSOFT...to HELP my computer...and it does the opposite.

Anyway...all is well that concludes well
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14 Aug 2013   #7
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

There seems to be a problem with kb2859537
I saw that in the windows update forum
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14 Aug 2013   #8
rosefox911

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you! That fixed it!
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14 Aug 2013   #9
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

I hope you uninstalled it, thank goodness I have not done any of the 40 machines I need to deploy the updates. I have their settings on download the updates but allow me to install them. I do not have any of my machines on automatic updates, because of all this
It seems like for the past couple of months one or more of these updates have been causing major problems for windows 7
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18 Nov 2013   #10
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just did it again. Same thing happened as my OP.

I see there are 2 additional updates waiting to be installed. Let's see if installing them fixes my stupid computer.

Apple PC here I come
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