DigameXtra’s Thursday issue will be delayed a few hours as I sort out my computers from this HUGE PROBLEM. I have had computer clients reporting problems all day today.
Windows 10 Users Must Read This!!! Please also read the Forbes article linked below!!!
Windows 10: Problems after this week’s updates include lost wifi connectability, inability to login, black screens, broken VPNs, missing desktop icons, lost data folders, etc. I had my complete Firefox installation disappear; no trace left, even the program files were deleted! I had to do a clean reinstall and reinsert all my bookmarks and passwords from my backup. ( If this happens to you, shut the computer immediately and bring it to me, I can probably recover your old Firefox with all the bookmarks and settings as they were. ) Some users have lost all their data folders, photos, docs, everything!
Update KB4532693 is the culprit, uninstall it immediately, and then block it, instructions are in the links provided below!!!
In many cases it is not recoverable or requires an expert to do the complex recovery. Note that Google is censoring most articles discussing this Windows problem, use duckduckgo.com to search for info. Here is Forbes Magazine’s take on the problem: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/02/19/new-windows-10-update-starts-causing-serious-problems/#7d1a85887a7e
Uninstall Update KB4532693 and block it’s reinstall: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3183922/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-windows-update-from-reinstalling-in-windo
How to Delay Windows Updates For A Month: From Settings, Open Windows Updates, Click Advanced Options, Scroll down to Pause Updates, Click the dropdown menu arrow, Choose the date that gives the longest pause. Then click the Back arrow at the top left of the window to go back one step, check that it now says you have paused Updates. You should be able to pause them for a month. Hopefully a month is long enough for Microsoft to sort this out. I will alert you here if you need to extend the Paused Updates setting.
Please be careful doing these fixes, if you make a mistake you could remove something you really need, and break your system. Don’t worry, if this happens I can usually fix it, but it’s not easy.
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