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Published on May 5, 2018 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

I don't know this from personal experience, but Martin Brinkmann tends to know what he's talking about, and he did the update...

You should read the article linked and, if possible, defer this update. He describes a method for W10 Home, as well, using the metered charge option.

Source:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/05/here-is-why-you-may-want-to-skip-this-months-windows-updates/

 


Comments (Page 2)
on May 09, 2018

on May 09, 2018

Lol.

And whatever you do, after you've dumped your crazy ex don't go running straight into Apple's arms - she's nuts too!  

on May 09, 2018

JcRabbit

Before Microsoft going batsh*t insane, installing a new version of Windows always had the potential to go very wrong.

The difference is: then we only had to worry about it every 3-4 years and only when we were ready, now it's every 6 months whether we like it or not.

I compare Windows 10 to that crazy gf that always makes you feel like you are walking on egg-shells: she can blow up on you at any moment without warning. You are not given any time to adapt (it's impossible anyway) and your anxiety levels go through the roof - until you dump the crazy b****.

While there's a good deal to that, I didn't know you and Satya Nardella were an item.

on May 09, 2018

DrJBHL
While there's a good deal to that, I didn't know you and Satya Nardella were an item.

Ahahahaha.  

Bastard.

on May 09, 2018

So I got the update today, after restart I got black screen when booting Windows. Had to enter safe mode to fix it. Managed to get the update installed after disabling a 3rd party program.

on May 09, 2018

Rhonin_the_wizard

black screen when booting Windows

Don't know if we're talking about the same "black screen", but if not this may be useful to someone else.  For the last 9 months or so it has not been unusual for me to end up at a black screen after an update.  It occurs after logging on at the login screen.  The mouse and keyboard are responsive and the mouse is visible but otherwise the screen is black.  It didn't happen to me after the update we're talking about in the OP, but it did happen again after today's follow-up update.

My routine, which has worked consistently (so far), is to give the machine an extra 15 seconds or so after the black screen pops up, then press [Alt][Cntrl][Del].  From the system menu that pops up, I can click on "Logoff" and it logs off.  After logging back in, the machine is fine.  After the 1 time things are fine after reboot or logoff, it has been a fairly consistent 1-time error after update.

on May 09, 2018

DaveRI
For the last 9 months or so it has not been unusual for me to end up at a black screen after an update.  It occurs after logging on at the login screen.  The mouse and keyboard are responsive and the mouse is visible but otherwise the screen is black.

Check the Windows Event Log, Dave.

In my experience this is usually caused by a Windows service failing to start (or taking too long). Windows Services are started sequentially, so if one hangs the next one cannot be started until the hung service times out (which can take up to 30 seconds). This can delay the appearance of the Windows Desktop and the result is a black screen where only the mouse pointer is visible.

Using the Event Viewer (Control Panel -> Administrative Tools) right after Windows startup you can identify the service causing the problems by looking at the time interval between events (normally there's a ton of entries all happening in very quick succession after logon, but if you find an interval between two events of several seconds, Bob's your uncle).

You can then either disable or delay the startup of the service causing problems (so the others can start first without interference). Here (Win7) the only problems I ever had of this kind were with the Razer services.

on May 09, 2018

JcRabbit

Check the Windows Event Log, Dave.

Thanks Jorge.  I'll have a look at it later, have to go play in the dirt for awhile right now   

on May 10, 2018

I've chosen to defer all Windows updates in Win 10 since the early days, given how many of them came with issues and borked peoples machines.  I will only get updates when they have been released for a while and the bugs have been ironed out, though sometimes I don't bother and simply hide those I don't want.

on May 10, 2018

starkers

though sometimes I don't bother and simply hide those I don't want.
Color me stupid. I was unaware that you could hide updates with 10.

 

on May 10, 2018

JcRabbit

Check the Windows Event Log, Dave.

Well I think I found it.  Disabled it, won't cause a problem (until I decide to use the utility again without remembering to enable it - that'll remind me.)  Don't want to name it here since I could easily be wrong, other than to say it's nothing to do with Stardock or WinStep.  Since it only caused a problem after updates, it'll be a few months before I feel like I've got it.

Thanks again Jorge.

on May 10, 2018

The latest installment via yahoo news. The so called 'patch' for the 2018 creators update has caused infinite boot loops after installing.

on May 10, 2018

I had some odd issues with the update. Most notably a slow login and issues with the Windows Store. I ended up resetting and it is now working fine on this update.

on May 10, 2018

The task view button doesn't work at all here.

on May 10, 2018

RedneckDude


Quoting starkers,

though sometimes I don't bother and simply hide those I don't want.

Color me stupid. I was unaware that you could hide updates with 10.

 

In Win 10 Pro you can hide problematic updates in the update options/settings.  However, there are various programs available at majorgeeks.com that allow users to disable automatic updates and hide updates in both Win 10 Home and Pro.