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# 240588 15-Sep-2018 12:36
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Earlier today noticed my recently installed win10 machine had rebooted overnight for a windows update. 

 

Checked the PC, for some reason it still wanted another restart to install updates. 

 

Did that, machine restarted but was frozen on the logon screen. 

 

Restarted the machine again, using power button and now it is restarting, but, because of the way I restarted it needed to scan everyone of the 8 internal harddrives for errors!! Grrrr.

 

Now, it is on the logon screen again but remote desktop won't connect and I'm gonna have to hard power off again. It seems either very slow of frozen. It was working perfectly before the update. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2091089 15-Sep-2018 14:22
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Had an update on my HTPC the day before yesterday, it screwed with my video settings. It caused the video to run slower than the audio.

Ended up being a mismatch between the OS and video driver frequency. I can't guarantee there wasn't a mismatch before the update, but it was working perfectly beforehand too.




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  # 2091112 15-Sep-2018 15:12
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One of mine was rebooted and took a hell of a long time to log in last night. I suspect it may have been the storage space doing something behind the scenes before it would let the login proceed because all the esata boxes lights were flashing away like crazy. Or it could have been crashplan. Since I wasnt logged in couldnt see.

 

Really getting tired of these unplanned reboots.





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  # 2091114 15-Sep-2018 15:24
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my games all crashing. not sure why [could be video card]





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  # 2091150 15-Sep-2018 16:37
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Mine has just installed kb 4457128 twice, both times successfully ???

 

 

 

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  # 2091170 15-Sep-2018 17:44
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This update really destabilised my machine. Something caused the drives to go into a 'scan and repair' on startup , and then the logon screen would be unusable because it was so slow. Requiring another reboot and another round of drive scans. 

 

Solution was to disconnect all my drives, reboot, get into the OS, and reattach all my drives.   Then, another reboot and everything started up normally. 

 

I do have a PCIe drive controller, I was wondering if that was causing an issue with the update. 

 

Oh well, all good now I guess. 

 

My other machine updated just fine. 

 

 


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  # 2091203 15-Sep-2018 18:52
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Hmm maybe I could revert back




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  # 2091210 15-Sep-2018 19:10
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I have had problems where microsoft replaced the driver of an older PCIe sata card on their updates. It was a problematic card because it actually had a PCIe to PCI bridge and an old raid chipset on it, and there were massive slowdowns as a result with the microsoft driver not handling it that well.





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  # 2091964 17-Sep-2018 14:14
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Since last update, the Focus Assist thingie keeps throwing up phantom Notifications … sometimes Focus Assist is off, other times randomly comes on.

 

Get icon saying Notification/s received, click icon and nothing in the Action Centre window … and Message indicator number doesn't go away.

 

 


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  # 2096407 25-Sep-2018 20:53
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I am not a big believer in updates, especially if they come from Windows. In the early days of Win 10 I found a hack that let me disable them completely. In spite of that, I notice recently that I have started being hassled about updates again. So I took another look and this is what I found if anyone is interested. I only just did this on my own system and I make no guarantees or promises. Use it (if you do) at your own risk.

 

First, go to Services and disable the Windows Update Facilitation Service. You can disable it but you can't turn it off. Next, use Task Manager to kill the system process osrss. This will immediately cause a reboot so be prepared. When the system reboots the Facilitator Service will no longer be running. Whether this gives you control back of the unwanted automatic updates I do not yet know, but first signs look promising. 

 

 





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