|64 Bit Update Tonight Needed 3 Re-Starts|
What on earth happened?
First I lost sound, then it wouldn't fully boot and I had to force a shut down and now it seems to have started correctly but it did take a while for everything to appear correct.
Are you referring to the application of the .LNK patch that Microsoft just put out or something else?
I haven't upgraded any of my 64-bit Win 7 machines yet, but Windows XP and Vista machines haven't run into any issues for me so far.
I updated a Win7 64-bit machine just now with no issues apart from the usual one reboot. Had you used the workaround from the MS site, and if so did you disable it before applying the patch?
My XP 64 Pro machines all did fine first time around. XP Pro and two XP Home machines equally neat. About to start on the Vista machines... No Win7 here, yet.
|Are you referring to the application of the .LNK patch that Microsoft just put out or something else? |
To be honest I'm not too sure. I don't let it update automatically however when I started the machine it advised there was about 6.7 mb or so update therefore I let it do it since I wasn't in a hurry for the machine (my laptop), then the problems started after the advised re-boot.
It seems to be working fine now, interestingly my Win 7 netbook also had an update and it went fine as did all the Vista and XP machines however I have to say this is not the first time with Win 7 that I've needed a couple of re-boots to get going again but I was getting worried this time since I had what seemed to be an awful long hang, maybe 10 minutes or so, plus a black screen with the cursor working!
Given the timing you probably are talking about the latest out of cycle patch from MS.
Good question, as I haven't heard of anyone running into this sort of trouble with upgrades in my organization yet.
|Had you used the workaround from the MS site, and if so did you disable it before applying the patch? |
|...plus a black screen with the cursor working! |
This isn't Windows 7 64 bit, but it is a black screen problem I had with the XP updates last night.
This happened to me after yesterday's updates for XP Pro SP3... there were 14 of them, including many for Office 2003, which is the version I have. I'm not sure which update caused the problem.
After the install, which I thought was complete, the machine seemed to work fine, then froze up during a virus scan. The black screen wouldn't response to anything, including the power button, and I ultimately had to shut the system down by switching off the power supply. When I turned it back on and restarted Windows, I got a message that there was one update yet to be installed. After I installed it, all went OK.
Everything about the updates was glitchy in minor ways... the download took a few tries... there was a "couldn't install" message that flashed by and then disappeared during the installation process... and the status messages and the moving green progress bar were completely out of sync. But I did get something I took for an "installation completed" message at the end of the process.
I wonder if there's an "update watch" online to check status on these updates? Frankly, I dread updating software. It's got a lot better than it used to be, but it's still a source of trouble. When the first download didn't work, I should have just given it an extra week and see if anyone else reported problems. All seems to be working OK now, though.