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Windows 7: Feb. Updates Borked my Win 7 PC

20 Feb 2018   #1
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 
Feb. Updates Borked my Win 7 PC

I held off since in Jan. those Updates messed up my machine. Didn't see a lot of problems, so I installed 6 at once. I guess that was a mistake and I will never install more than one at a time again.

Borked up my machine with No Interconnect Connection. Another 3 hours of my life donated to M$.

I finally thru in the towel and Restored (thank God it worked) to a point from 2 days ago and it seems to be working fine now. All of the Updates are back and awaiting. I will try one at a time and reboot after each. Lesson learned.


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20 Feb 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

The key thing you did right in this scenario was that you had a good backup that you could restore. As long as you have that, you're ok to install updates.
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20 Feb 2018   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
The key thing you did right in this scenario was that you had a good backup that you could restore. As long as you have that, you're ok to install updates.
That depends on whether he used System Restore or an image of his System. I found System Restore to be unreliable in XP and I could never get it to work on my Win 7 machines. I always make an image of my C: and System Reserved partitions using Macrium Reflect (I recommend FreeFileSync) before updating Win 7 and any other programs. I have yet to have a verified MR image fail to restore. That way, if something goes sideways, I'm pretty much guaranteed I can easily recover. I've recovered from bad updates and even a dead boot drive (I spent more time removing the dead drive installing a new drive than I did restoring the image to the replacement drive).
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20 Feb 2018   #4
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I actually did do Restore. But I did have a Backup from Sunday had that not worked. Two months in a row now, Updates Borked me - 2 in a row. Just so frustrating.
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21 Feb 2018   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
That depends on whether he used System Restore or an image of his System. I found System Restore to be unreliable in XP and I could never get it to work on my Win 7 machines. I always make an image of my C: and System Reserved partitions using Macrium Reflect (I recommend FreeFileSync) before updating Win 7 and any other programs. I have yet to have a verified MR image fail to restore. That way, if something goes sideways, I'm pretty much guaranteed I can easily recover. I've recovered from bad updates and even a dead boot drive (I spent more time removing the dead drive installing a new drive than I did restoring the image to the replacement drive).
Yeah, it sounds like he used "Restore Points" in Windows. In my answer, I was hinting at something more along the lines of Macrium Reflect. I always depend on a third party backup program. Even though I have heard from a reputable source that System Image does a good job when you want to do a system backup and a system restore, I've never understood how to effectively use it as true backup software, so I stick with something I know how to use, such as Macrium Reflect.
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21 Feb 2018   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yeah, the Feb update caused me to do a restore. MS has screwed it up 3 months in a row, and every time the update won't install, I think there's something wrong with my machine, till I check my forums.

Problem with restoring from my Macrium is that it's not from the day before.
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21 Feb 2018   #7
boweasel

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
The key thing you did right in this scenario was that you had a good backup that you could restore. As long as you have that, you're ok to install updates.
Not really... if the PC you update is a Dell and you're installing their BIOS update you can totally brick your motherboard. And Macrium Reflect won't even help a little bit.
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21 Feb 2018   #8
7point5

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JoWazzoo View Post
I held off since in Jan. those Updates messed up my machine. Didn't see a lot of problems, so I installed 6 at once. I guess that was a mistake and I will never install more than one at a time again.

Borked up my machine with No Interconnect Connection. Another 3 hours of my life donated to M$.

I finally thru in the towel and Restored (thank God it worked) to a point from 2 days ago and it seems to be working fine now. All of the Updates are back and awaiting. I will try one at a time and reboot after each. Lesson learned.
wait u saying that there's updates that need a reboot but where windows doesn't tell you to reboot?
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22 Feb 2018   #9
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I Hid 2 Updates that were somehow showed me. Dated 2015. Hmmmm Checked em out and they were Telemetry garbage taken from Windows 10 to screw with Win 7 & 8 users. So I hid them. Then I installed the first Update, Rebooted and my screen was frozen (mouse pointer). So Cold reboot to Safe Mode and Restore again. Screw their effing Updates.

Yes - Updates can suggest or require reboot or just take a pass. Some reboot themselves.
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