Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs

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2017/03/17 19:06:39 (permalink)

Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs

Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs
 
'Come on!!!' rages one Reddit commenter
 
http://www.itworld.com/article/3181808/microsoft-windows/windows-10-servicing-stack-update-cripples-some-pcs.html
 
Some users have reported that one of this week's Windows 10 updates crippled their PCs, according to a thread on Reddit.
They fingered the KB4013418 update as the most likely culprit. That update was marked simply as "Update for Windows 10 Version 1607" in Windows Update, and in the accompanying support document, tagged as a "servicing stack update."

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    highlandermak
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    Re: Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs 2017/03/18 04:32:47 (permalink)
    Interesting, I updated my studio with no issues a few days ago however I just updated my laptop tonight and noticing Sonar is extremely laggy all of a sudden. Laggy like I move my cursor around the screen and it doesn't switch to the right tool and trying to navigate is like seeing a video that keeps freezing up.  I wonder if its related.

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    Re: Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs 2017/03/18 09:41:03 (permalink)
    Had that update yesterday, no problems....so far....
     

     
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    abacab
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    Re: Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs 2017/03/18 21:28:02 (permalink)
    These types of problems never seem to affect all PC's.  It seems that there is always the possibility that changes only affect certain configurations.  That's probably why the update got released by the MS testers.
     
    I usually wait a few weeks before updating, to let MS fix any discovered problems and re-issue the updates.  And always make a full system image before updating, so a rollback will be painless, if needed.
     
    I looked at the big list of updates this month and there were several updates that I would shy away from, until certain they work OK.  Anytime I see updates to Windows kernel-mode drivers, the Windows kernel, or anything like that I think twice.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4013429/windows-10-update-kb4013429

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    Re: Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs 2017/03/18 22:50:29 (permalink)
    abacab
    ....  And always make a full system image before updating, so a rollback will be painless, if needed.



    +1
     
    I'm still on Win 8.1, and wouldn't feel safe without my regular backup images.  In fact, backup images have been saving my bacon for about two decades now.
     
    Given Win 10's rather quirky nature with updates, the first screen of the installation should read:  "DON'T EVEN THINK OF INSTALLING THIS UNTIL YOU'VE DONE A SYSTEM IMAGE!".
     
    And no, folks, System Roulette, er, I mean, Restore, doesn't count!

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    abacab
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    Re: Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs 2017/03/18 23:00:37 (permalink)
    Yup!  I do a monthly cycle now.  Take one image before updating (I do Windows and Splat updates around the same time).  Then update.  Take a second image with the updates applied. 
     
    1. If an update related problem is discovered, roll back to image #1.
     
    2. If updates are good, but something bad happens to Windows later during the month, roll back to image #2.
     


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    Re: Windows 10 'servicing stack' update cripples some PCs 2017/03/19 11:13:11 (permalink)
    So far, no problems with any Win 10 update, including the latest.  I even have the advanced Win 10 "Insider Preview" (beta) version (on dual boot) and I have Sonar installed on that and it works OK. 

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