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windows 8.1 borked

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windows 8.1 borked

if you run win 8.1 looks like new updates  have borked it  Embarrassed
http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/windows-8-1-refuses-to-boot-after-tuesday-update.html
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drj
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

Poorly written article. It states "it renders Windows 8.1 completely to un-bootable for a lot of end-users" without qualifying what "a lot" actually means in reality. My XPS12's fine - just tried rebooting it three times (since it usually hibernates overnight rather than being turned off).
Will have to check my work machine Monday since I wasn't in yesterday and the critical update that's causing the problem is noted as installing on 14/8/14 on my ultrabook so the second reboot needed to exhibit the problem won't be till Monday..
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

Further info here:
http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/problems-windows-updates-august-2014-kb2982791-kb2970228-kb2975719-kb2...
Reason for Revision: V2.0 (August 15, 2014): Bulletin revised to remove Download Center links for Microsoft security update  2982791.
Microsoft recommends that customers uninstall this  update. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791 See the Update FAQ for details
- Originally posted: August 12, 2014
- Updated: August 15, 2014
- Bulletin Severity Rating: Important
- Version: 2.0
Microsoft is recommending that EVERYBODY do this regardless of whether you have a current problem or not. There is a strong possibility that ANYBODY could experience the problem and be unable to boot windows at any time with these updates installed, or have display issues. With the increased use on websites of dynamic fonts that are loaded as and when needed to display on a website, that do not use the default installed fonts, the problems can affect anybody and cause an IE crash on almost any site

Hmm...    do I, don't I?
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

Got new HP laptop running 8.1 yesterday and it's driving me round the twist with pop-ups  Angry
Posting using it but will be a while before I feel happy  Cry
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

Not got W8.1.... but.... can`t get my head around the problem as listed...
it seems to me... that "some" ( a lot of ) people. with W8.1 get this KB update, downloaded and installed, automatically,..... ( as Microsoft would like us all to do )... then at some time in the very near future, after doing this install, the machine won`t boot up.......
OK... got that so far...
Now... Microsoft have said, the best way to deal with this, is to uninstall the offending KB` updates..............
Erm... if it won`t boot up............. how do you do that ?  Huh
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

I am glad I went back to Win 8 from 8.1, Win 8.1 gave me a lot of problems with drivers and such but Win 8 seems more stable for me. I liked Win 7, but because my motherboard is newer than Win7 SP1 I had loads of exclamation marks in my device manager, so I had to install a lot of my mobo manufacturers drivers, but with Win 8, I have no exclamation marks in the device manager after I do a format.
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

"shutter"  -  review the linked pages. Remove the updates once you've got back in - if your computer is affected.
What seems an unknown at present is whether people with perfectly working systems need to do this too. My computer installed several updates on 14/8/14, several updates on 15/8/14, and several updates on 16/8/14. The problematic ones were on 14/8/14. Should I be worried?
Do people still on W8 get updates at all? Is that wise?
PitchBlack
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

I had about a dozen updates on the 13th for Win 8, security updates, NET framework updates, IE flash player, security update for IE 10, and windows updates. Before that it was 12th July, then 11th June. So it looks like Win 8 gets monthly updates.
hmarshy
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

My updates were all installed on my Vaio Pro 13 on 17th August and I haven't had any issues yet!
Touch wood I don't get any but I'll check that Microsoft link when I get home.
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Re: windows 8.1 borked

No problem with my work computer and I've not heard that anyone else there has any problems albeit not many on Windows 8.1...