WARNING: Windows Update Rendering Thousands of Computers Useless
May 27, 2018
by American News Update
Have you ever dealt with any large company and come away with the feeling that they really didn’t care about you and your problems? They treat you like you were an ant and that it was their duty to step on you and crush you.
Microsoft is one of those companies and at the moment, they are treating thousands of people like they were nothing more than an ant to be crushed and trampled on.
Earlier this week, I got trampled on and want to warn everyone else as it could happen to you.
Since I work online every day, conducting a lot of research, I usually take the annoying updates for my computer, since many of them deal with security issues and provide regular fixes to help keep your computer safe from the myriad of viruses floating out there on the internet.
Some of the updates can take a long time and the last one I took was one of those.
When I closed down for the night, there was an update waiting, so I opted to update and restart. Forty-five minutes later, my laptop was still updating, so I went on to bed. Around 2am, I woke and saw a blue screen (remember the old blue screens of death), well, that’s what it reminded me of.
The screen wanted me to choose the configuration of my keyboard, so I chose US-English. That took me to another blue screen that wanted another option selected. I tried the default option but that only took me back the keyboard configuration and I found it was stuck in a vicious loop.
So, I opted for a choice of just shutting down. When I started my laptop in the morning, it opened straight to the blue screen asking about keyboard configuration. This time, I chose a different option of proceeding with an older version of Windows.
DON’T SELECT THAT OPTION!!!!!
That left me with a black screen, no internet connection, no Windows system, NOTHING. The only thing I could do was shut down using the power button on the laptop as not even the Windows’ icon in the bottom left of the screen did anything.
My wife took to the internet and found out that hundreds of thousands of other Windows users have had the same thing happen with the update. It somehow disables a driver on the computer which basically leaves you helpless.
She found a fix online, but it takes someone with some knowledge of programming and dot prompt to move through all of the steps of the fix.
Consequently, my laptop ended up at a computer tech repair center and I prayed that they would be able to fix it without losing all of my information. In the meantime, I’m had to use an older computer which reminded me of the reason I had the newer one.
UPDATE: It cost me $170 to get my laptop fixed thanks to this latest Windows update. While the tech was able to get my laptop up and running and all of my files were saved, some of the programs I had installed were gone along with all of the settings I had in my various Office programs.
Every IT person I ever worked with always told me that everyone should take updates but with Windows 10, you don’t have a choice when closing down your computer at night. You have three options – update and shot down, update and restart and sleep. I’m currently looking for a way to turn ofF the automatic updates so that I can research each update before installing it. I blindly took this latest Windows update and regretted it.
Yes, I feel like an ant that just got trampled on by a giant named Microsoft!
Until the government breaks them up, we will be treated as step-children or orphans. Yes, they wiped out my laptop recently with just that same thing. I think that is the way they stay in business making millions because you have to keep them in business by replacing your computer.