Microsoft Corporation Complaint - Windows Update ruined my computer.
CHICHESTER -- Many years ago I noticed that the updates that were being downloaded and installed despite them being disabled were causing multiple problems, they were definately genuine updates and from the official service (not fakes made by hackers etc...) The genuine updates that were downloaded completely blocked all access to my system! One moment it was working fine, fast efficient and a good clean system with no viruses spyware or anything! Then what should happen but 'Updates have been installed sucsefully these settings will take place once the system is restarted.'
After having all updates disabled because they were slowing down my system and causing new versions of programs with more features and all that (good but a shame they are slower than the previous versions) to be installed and making problems with programs that have worked for years! I noticed that all I was gaining out of the updates were updated drivers that didn't seem to make much difference to anything, so I completely disabled updates...
Thinking nothing of it at the time I just restarted my system and at the next log on what do I get? A LOAD OF ERROR MESSAGES! "Windows could not start because a problem is preventing windows from checking the License for the system." Oh thanks a lot! So I go to fix the problem by entering Safe Mode and finding the problem, surprise!?! It was a Windows Hot"Fix", key word being 'Fix' here, so i uninstall this program with the second option as 'add/remove programs' was not accessible at the time. I restart the system as usuall no luck, retry with 'last good known configuration' no luck.
I launch system restore and here we go, will it work? NO! GOD! This is getting rediculous, eventually I used the System recovery DVD and got the system running again with my files 'Backed Up'. Well things worked like they said, despite a few lost settings, everything fine relaxed. Go to open one of the backed up files 'FILE FAILED TO OPEN, THIS FILE IS CORRUPT' :@:@:@:@:@ REALLY ANGRY NOW, TWO YEARS OF WORK DOWN THE DRAIN AND ALL THANKS TO WINDOWS UPDATE, THANKS A LOT.