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Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby specious_reasons » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:17 pm

So, I've been on vacation for 2 weeks, and my main desktop at home has been off for 2 weeks. Everything is working fine, but I'm up late last night trying to sort and organize my 2400+ photos.(3 cameras, lots of scenery). I'm getting tired, so I walk away from the computer last night.

This morning, I wake up to find the system sitting in a state where it says, "Preparing to configure windows. Do not turn off your computer."

Fuck you in the face, Microsoft, not only did your "security update" lose all my unsaved work, but now I can't get it out of this shitty state. I've been searching for a solution, but there isn't a decent resolution in your whole support site. I would have thought more people would have had this problem, considering my wife's laptop had the same problem last month. (Rebooting it a bunch of times seemed to resolve hers, but I haven't had any luck with mine. It also failed to load a restore point properly.)

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Bruce » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:43 pm

I still have Windows Vista. Want to borrow it? :D
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby ed » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:46 pm

never let them update your computer automatically.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:46 pm

Serious suggestion: What ed said.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby specious_reasons » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:07 pm

Vista? No way. Up to this point, windows 7 has been a dream in comparison. After fiddling with stuff in safe mode, I seem to have fixed that problem, only to have some other program choke. (Not MS this time - some shit program that goes with the video driver. Yay.)
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby asthmatic camel » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:16 pm

XP forever.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Doctor X » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:20 pm

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:28 pm

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Grammatron » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:25 pm

Save your work, all computers and OS's will try to fuck you.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby specious_reasons » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:45 pm

Grammatron wrote:Save your work, all computers and OS's will try to fuck you.


Backing it up is important, too.

Once I got the PC back (somehow), it turns out I didn't lose as much work as I expected. The RAW converter with Photoshop Elements keeps the changes you make saved in a separate file, and those were kept when the system shut down. Yay. The catalog lost a few thumbnails, but those got recreated.

I turned off automatic updates, too.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby sparks » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:08 am

Before you do a manual update (now that you have auto update turned off) make yourself a disc image (to a large USB drive) and a repair disk which usually fits on a CD (if you haven't already). You can boot from the repair disc and then restore from the image. This way, you're covered if the update goes South on you. In 7 all these goodies are under Backup and Restore in the Control Panel. :)
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby En folkefiende » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:12 am

Problems like this for updates are USUALLY (but not always) the symptom of previously existhing s**tware or virii.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby specious_reasons » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:12 pm

jj wrote:Problems like this for updates are USUALLY (but not always) the symptom of previously existhing s**tware or virii.


As far as I can tell, the shitware is a conflict between Windows forcing a reboot even though Adobe Elements was asking for a response before it actually closed. As a result, neither Windows nor Elements shut down successfully. Windows should have just waited, but it didn't.

Maybe I can blame it on some 3rd party software doing something stupid when Windows was in this halfway state waiting for programs to close, but I choose to be mad at Windows 7 for getting into that awful place.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby sparks » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:47 pm

I agree with you that it shouldn't be possible, but no one can think of everything...............Just look at Fukushima............(oops) :ImOuttaHere:
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby DrMatt » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:48 pm

So install BSD already.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:07 pm

DrMatt wrote:So install BSD already.


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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby DrMatt » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:51 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
DrMatt wrote:So install BSD already.


HaShem is not in the system support business, DrMatt. 8)

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:12 pm

DrMatt wrote:
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DrMatt wrote:So install BSD already.


HaShem is not in the system support business, DrMatt. 8)

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That what I said. :clap:
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby MLynn » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:17 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:XP forever.

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby MLynn » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:18 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Serious suggestion: What ed said.

Thanks, abdul - I need to do this for my Windows 7 laptop.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby asthmatic camel » Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:38 pm

Doctor X wrote:
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby corplinx » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:49 pm

DrMatt wrote:So install BSD already.



Due to the demands of a normal sex life, I can't dedicate the time to maintaining a BSD system for personal use....
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby grayman » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:28 pm

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Doctor X » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:05 am

So you believe any fairy tale?

Like you trying to make it with AC's Mom, they failed.

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Doctor X » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:09 am

Thought the funniest still remains:

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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby gnome » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:19 am

Am I the only one digging the Tink sideboob?

Or just the only one to admit it?
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:27 am

Macs aren't so bad but, as Doc's cartoon points out, they are very expensive compared to other machines which perform just as well.

Buy the cheapest tool that meets your needs has always been my philosophy; it doesn't hurt so much when they inevitably break.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Doctor X » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:07 pm

Again, as a Mac Guru put it a few years ago regarding the whole "Mac SUX no PC SUXXORS" argument, given the state of the relevant OS, to claim you cannot work with either a PC or Mac means, "you lack the intelligence to handle 'point and click!'"

While Macs are far more secure--and the more recent "Mountain Lion" has taken that to an insane level--security is really a matter of "what happens between the user and keyboard."

Still, buy cheap? You get what you pay for. . . .

You get . . .









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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:04 pm

*SHRUG* I may be tempting fate but I'm not very easy to get at, behind a router, hardware and software firewalls and decent security software.

Desktop, huge monitor, printer, scanner, webcam, decent speakers etc. cost me less than a MacBook Air would have.

I just don't think Macs are good value for money.

On the odd occasion that I'm out and about, my nifty little netbook does everything I need, and I picked that up brand new for £120.
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Re: Fucking Windows 7 update fucked up my computer

Postby Mentat » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:54 pm

Apple hasn't exactly been famous for quickly fixing security bugs though.
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