Windows 7 KB300637 update REMOVED all my programs from my laptop!

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  1. IGuitUpIGuitDown

    IGuitUpIGuitDown Member

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    All for a Lithuanian EURO symbol change. Shut down the laptop, and it rebooted with no programs, Firefox, etc.
    WTF?

    Anyone else have this problem?
     
  2. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    I reluctantly allowed that update yesterday but it didn't cause any problems for me. Desktop not a laptop.
     
  4. Mike Anderson

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    That's why I don't set my computer to update automatically.
     
  5. Probos

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    Windows,....<sigh>,.....the worst. I've come to really loth anything Microsoft at this point. I have one (very new) Win 8 laptop. HP. It's horribly slow -- I barely use it.
     
  6. IGuitUpIGuitDown

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    I've read that some people lost files - but not all their programs!

    :bitch
     
  7. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes, you've mentioned this before. Many of us have noted that Win8 isn't slow, and this is born out by any number of benchmark tests. If your machine is slow, it isn't because it's Win8.
     
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    Yup, I find it silly when I read the same comments over and over again... but then again, the interwebs is full of anecdotes that can be easily debunked. If windows 8/8.1 does not run faster on windows 7 hardware there is something wrong with the hardware.

    As for the updates... people should always read about the updates they are installing in their machines. Microsoft makes changes to the OS that may not be fully compatible with the hardware (especially laptops) and thus may require patches from the manufacturer, or some guidance on how to install said updates from the manufacturer. Being aware of the things we do, or install in our computers is never a bad thing. Never.
     
  9. Mike Anderson

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    I was just about to post the same thing.

    The problem isn't windows. One likely problem is that when you bought the laptop, the manufacturer or seller loaded all kinds of bloatware onto it.

    That stuff should all be removable. If you have to, you can wipe the drive and do a clean install.

    I'm using a 6-year old laptop. Windows runs superfast on it. If you're using a new machine, you should be having no problems.
     
  10. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Agreed, my win 8.1 is pretty quick actually :mmm

    Updates are a hassle, but I just set mine to notify and then as the last thing I do before shutting it down, I'll let the pute do the update while I do something else :dunno
     
  11. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    Incidentally, I'm setting the over/under on how many times Probos posts that misinformation in the next year at 4. And I'm taking the over.
     

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