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How to properly recover from bad update

by MrBuzzard / April 19, 2013 9:17 AM PDT

It is noted here that the win seven forums are full of complaints of "the spinning thingy", the stalled start on welcome screen, the "preparing to configure" statement, and the black screen with the mouse pointer in it.
My question is, what is the proper way to proceed in these situations?
I am aware of the repair disk, and have used it successfully, many times. Unfortunately, in the preparing to configure problem, it does not go away when you have used the repair disk, and when you have the "configuring.." showing, there is no way to enter your PC's structure to do anything. Using restore points did not work, even with internet disconnected, and windows update turned off, there are still files somewhere on the drive that try to reinstall after the restart from system restore.
My recent attempt was on a machine with Win 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. I turned the machine on, and immediately after security programs updated, there appeared the updates available. I checked to see what they were. There was a cumulative update for IE10, and some smaller KB updates. I restarted the machine, the updates proceeded, and I have been unable to get back into the computers files since then, even after repeated attempts with the repair disk and the system restore.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm in no hurry to install IE10
by wpgwpg / April 19, 2013 9:46 AM PDT

The early bird may get the worm, but he also gets the bugs. IE9 still has too many bugs, so why would I want to go to something less well tested? For those who have & want to get rid of it, go to Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features and uninstall it and/or any other updates you think is causing you a problem. Outside of IE10, I've installed all the Windows 7 critical updates on numerous computers (both Home Premium and Professional 64 bit) without any problems.
Good luck.

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There Was A Known Problem With One Of The Updates
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 20, 2013 4:45 AM PDT
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