Man...Windows Updates!

Another problem update.

Monday, May 18, 2020 by DrJBHL | Discussion: Personal Computing

Another problematic update for Windows...with a fix and no, iOS isn't in the cards, just yet.

KB4556799 is the problem causer this time. 

"TechRadar reports several issues that people have flagged on Microsoft Community and answer posts, including the Blue Screen of Death, white screen flickering, system fonts being replaced, systems switching back to S-mode, and Outlook search issues. Windows Latest adds that some people have audio issues as well as the reappearance of the Temporary user profile bug"

There a fix...so if this happens to you, I hope this will be of help

Thanks for sending the link, Hank.   

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RedneckDude
Reply #1 Monday, May 18, 2020 10:03 AM

Damn, the fix ends in a "Reset This PC"?   Holy crap!

 

Thanks Doc and Hank!

 

AzDude
Reply #2 Monday, May 18, 2020 10:46 AM

I have that update , but don't see any issues from it ............................................. yet ?

Hankers
Reply #3 Monday, May 18, 2020 10:57 AM

Don't worry. Gates is working on a Covid-19 vaccine that will also reset your PC.

LightStar
Reply #4 Monday, May 18, 2020 11:47 AM

No issues here either, not doing that "fix".

JanOscar
Reply #5 Monday, May 18, 2020 11:56 AM

BSOD. Now that was fun!  And I have the windows explorer restarting without any reason but one I have found to be if a disk is in sleep mode and I click it, explorer restarts. I've had errors like that & BSOD back in the day when that happend to most users from time to time, but been years, I think, since I've seen it. Have no choice but to try resetting, but thats a 50/50 % in my experience. Shait.

I will first uninstall the patch & then do the reset. Think I've had more success doing that.

I'll be back, eventually...

RedneckDude
Reply #6 Monday, May 18, 2020 12:30 PM

Hankers

Don't worry. Gates is working on a Covid-19 vaccine that will also reset your PC.

 

JanOscar
Reply #7 Monday, May 18, 2020 2:59 PM

The reset seems to have worked. I'm gonna hold off a few days in the future with updates. Not worth the hassle.

Hankers
Reply #8 Monday, May 18, 2020 3:05 PM

Glad the reset worked for you.

DrJBHL
Reply #9 Monday, May 18, 2020 3:10 PM

Glad this has helped. Thanks again, Hank.   

AzDude
Reply #10 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:13 PM

Thought I was OK just got hit with Win Blue screen 6 times this morning making me restart my PC trying to come on line . finally got to system restore and trying that now and see if tha t will work.. reporting from my cell phone . ill update when done if it works ..

JanOscar
Reply #11 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:18 PM

AzDude

Thought I was OK just got hit with Win Blue screen 6 times this morning making me restart my PC trying to come on line . finally got to system restore and trying that now and see if tha t will work.. reporting from my cell phone . ill update when done if it works ..
Good luck. My machine is still working after the blue screeen yesterday, sohopefully I fixed it with a reset - this time.

AzDude
Reply #12 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:58 PM

Restore didn't work got a total windows crash . Windows didn't let me uninstall the bad update .Now Ill have to wipe and reinstall windows and start all over .and have to re install a lot of stuff to get back to my normal. Should be done enough to be back by tomorrow .

So be aware people no one may be safe who installed that update.

ALMonty
Reply #13 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:18 PM

I just check my updates KB4556799 was installed on 5/13 and I haven't had any problems. I don't know why it effects different computers.

don5318
Reply #14 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:25 PM

ALMonty

I just check my updates KB4556799 was installed on 5/13 and I haven't had any problems. I don't know why it effects different computers.

Same here Al, I've got my fingers crossed though, and I did make a restore point before this happed, so hopefully if it does, I can restore, if not, then the good old reinstall....   

ALMonty
Reply #15 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:30 PM

Don I just checked my computer made a Restore Point on that day it was installed, but it doesn't tell me if it was before or after the update. Could always go into the update history and uninstall it.

AzDude
Reply #16 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:13 PM

I had a restore for the 11th when I did the restore the PC did the restore but on reboot went right to blue screen no F keys worked to get back in and a bootable flash drive didn't work. So looks like only complete Windows reinstall is the only fix.

ALMonty
Reply #17 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 3:41 PM

I use to have a virus program that didn't let me do a system restore because it thought something was messing with the OS.

DrJBHL
Reply #18 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:01 PM

One should always create a restore point before updating, and since updates have been so unreliable, I've been backing up, as well. This update didn't screw me up. perhaps luck, or because I do an sfc /scannow once a month.

Chasbo
Reply #19 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:05 PM

I got the update on 5/12 and no problems at all. so far......

Chasbo
Reply #20 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:06 PM

DrJBHL

One should always create a restore point before updating, and since updares have been so unreliable, I've been backing up, as well. This uldate didn't screw .e ul, perhals luck, or because I do an sfc /scannow once a month.

That's a good idea!!!

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