My computer is not updating
You may have to reinstall some programs, but your old user profiles and all of your data will be preserved in a new file on your C: drive called "Windowsold" or something along those lines. If you are able to restore to a point previous to the problematic update, immediately go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, and create a new Restore Point. Occasionally the Restore Points get wiped out, even when there is plenty of Hard Drive space for them, and System Restore is enabled. But one way to get around the problem would be to boot into safe mode, then go to the security center in the control panel and turn off windows automatic updates.As far as I know, MS has yet to release any actuall fix for this issue. This should allow you to boot normally, then you can do a manual update, choose to view available updates, and the first update listed should be the one causing the problem. If I do a 7 reinstall disk, how am I going to get it installed?
If Bill Gates had to make good on all his promises and fix the crap he sold he would be on welfare right now! Hi Lee, How would be the best way for you to repost your original solution for Windows XP. Once you're in safe mode then roll your system back to a period before the update download and installation.Tell them about the problem and see if they can fix it. If they can't you may have to contact Microsoft themselves and have them fix the problem Thanks all for the many seemingly workable responses, but, in some cases, at least mine, you cannot access safe mode, cannot repair and cannot do any of the usual escapes.