Having computer problems after the anniversary update

@kevin1877uk (36141)
October 7, 2016 4:24pm CST
Having computer problems after the anniversary update Microsoft, when will they learn. Windows 8 was bad, Windows 8.1 was better, Windows 10 was good never had a problem with it until the latest anniversary update of windows. If my laptop goes to sleep or I close down I have problems in getting it back on and working. I just have to keep trying and then it kicks into life. It appears that many people are having issues with the latest windows update, some people can’t even get into their computers. I’m just hoping Microsoft can sort out the problem the latest update quickly, are you having problems after the latest update which has been rolling out to some 350 million computers since August. I had the update on Monday and my laptop not been the same since.
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@akalinus (12445)
• United States
8 Oct 16
Windows 8.1 was better. I wish I had XP back. When they find something that works, it seems they take it away and force something else on you. I am getting to not like MS or Windows.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
Yes XP was the best but it couldn't do what we can do to days software. I loved XP and it took me a good few years before I upgraded.
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@EddieHands (33088)
• United States
8 Oct 16
@akalinus yes this is why I didn't do the free upgrade even though they begged me to get it. Windows ten spies on people. Plus it's so unstable.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
9 Oct 16
@EddieHands Maybe if you have offered you cash lol. My Windows 10 had been trouble free until the last update.
@EddieHands (33088)
• United States
7 Oct 16
And this is why I only use Linux on PC, and Windows 7. Also Droid on phone lol . I hate windows they are so buggy, and so much viruses
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
7 Oct 16
Good idea, I was thinking of maybe going to Linux
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@EddieHands (33088)
• United States
8 Oct 16
@kevin1877uk Linux is great for business. and working online and banking. Windows is more streaming Netflix, video games, skype chat etc. But I wouldn't use it for anything important.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
@EddieHands I know my son does use Linux on his laptop and he thinking it's way better than Windows
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@Asylum (47332)
• Manchester, England
7 Oct 16
So far I have experienced no problems from the update.
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@Asylum (47332)
• Manchester, England
7 Oct 16
@kevin1877uk All software acts differently from machine to machine because there is a cast variety of combinations between software and hardware. This is the reason that months of testing takes place before any new operating system is released.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
@Asylum That is true, there is many thousands of hours spend testing.
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@Asylum (47332)
• Manchester, England
8 Oct 16
@kevin1877uk Yes they find fools like me who are willing to use the very early builds.
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
7 Oct 16
After the update my computer became unresponsive and I was forced to use the switch to restart it, but fortunately I've had no problems since. I hope your computer comes right soon.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
How did you switch back, I read about doing a "hard restart" to get into taking it back, but I wouldn't want to make things worse seeing nowadays I only have a laptop, I really need a backup computer just in case every on my laptop goes south.
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@Gina145 (4094)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Oct 16
@kevin1877uk I didn't switch back, just switched the computer off and on again and hoped for the best. I had no choice because nothing I did was getting any response at all. My backup (netbook) computer is so old and slow that it's no use for anything any more, so I'm in the same boat as you are. If I'm really desperate I could use my Kindle to go online but that's not an option I'd like to use. I need to type on a keyboard, not a screen.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
9 Oct 16
@Gina145 We both need a backup computer, I can get online with my phone, but it's not the same, my new is better, though.
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@5thHouse (1703)
• Sheffield, England
8 Oct 16
My friend was talking about this the other day. She'd been having problems since she did a very long update.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
It's a nightmare, hoping that come up with a fix soon because for me it's annoying never knowing how long it will be before I can use my laptop.
@TheHorse (52998)
• Pleasant Hill, California
7 Oct 16
I'm still using Windows 7 and I'm not about to change.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
7 Oct 16
Cool idea, my laptop came with Windows 8 which I hated, 8.1 was better when it update to that. Windows was way better, now they have gone backwards, yet again.
@Hatley (159641)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Oct 16
I have a desktop but no problems I have w iondows ten and am on time warner cable s o its fast and too ezxpernsived too
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
7 Oct 16
I have windows 10 too and very fast internet, 300Mb's
@Corbin5 (82068)
• United States
7 Oct 16
I have not had problems yet with Windows 10, but it sure has to be frustrating for users who have had problems. I,too, hope Microsoft fixes the problem.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
7 Oct 16
Me too, it's annoying and it seems the problems are widespread which it affecting different machines in different ways.
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@KristenH (20495)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
7 Oct 16
Sorry to hear about this. I'm glad I have Apple, though Mac Mail is being a pain with the password box. I hope things are all sorted out soon for you.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
7 Oct 16
Me too Kristen it's annoying when I start up my laptop, take me forever.
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@KristenH (20495)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
8 Oct 16
@kevin1877uk I know the feeling. Hang in there.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
@KristenH I will do, thanks :)
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Oct 16
so far so good here, but I do hope I can avoid this until they get it fixed
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
17 Oct 16
FINgers crossed for you.
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@miniam (9303)
• Bern, Switzerland
8 Oct 16
Sorry to hear that,l have windows 8 and very happy with it
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
9 Oct 16
Maybe best to stick with windows 8 with the last update to windows 10
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@sharon6345 (102211)
• United States
7 Oct 16
I don't have that update buta few days ago I could not sign on.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
Oh no, I reaad about people who couldn't sign in, how did you get around it and able to sign in?
@shivamani10 (10790)
• Hyderabad, India
7 Oct 16
Who is at loss now? Is Microsoft or the Consumer? I want to sue Microsoft for their defective product being market with many features which actually it dows not have. Moreover,, spoiling the performance of our systems.
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@kevin1877uk (36141)
8 Oct 16
Very good question, I would say both, many people can't use their computer or it takes forever to get you computer to work, like me. People will lose confidence in Microsoft again just after rebuilding the confidence after windows 8 disaster
@mrblake (68)
• Jetersville, Virginia
10 Nov
microsoft will come out with a fix it is some files that have been updated with the update. You might be able to either uninstall the update or do a system restore to get back to when it was working fine and when the fix comes out you can always reinstall the update and the fix and you should be good. I work on computers and fix problems like that but I am not a windows 10 guy so I must say that I am not sure but that should work for you.