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windows update - system restore

By wesley.chin ·
A friend has a laptop running Vista Home SP1. After a series of Windows Updates, and then restarting, he is unable to boot normally. I did a system restore and then boot up is normal, but right after another windows update, system restore is needed again. Suspect it is a bad update that is the problem. What is the KB# for a update that is bad?

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In my case

by santeewelding In reply to windows update - system r ...

With Vista Home Basic, the update left me dead in the water. Could'nt do shilt. Had to wipe and reinstall. Stayed away from any updating until a year or so later (secondary, backup machine, just so as I could get online in an emergency).

Tried it again. Problem appeared to have been fixed (with enough people complaining).

Good luck.

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I think M$ support would be the ones to ask

by AnsuGisalas In reply to windows update - system r ...

Support is free with update issues.

But you can always try to run one update at a time, reboot, see if it works. Best uncheck automatic updates then.

Could be a driver issue too, or a hardware issue that comes into play when interacting with a new (non-faulty) driver.

One final thing option; download the update, go offline, kill all the security software, and only then run the update.

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