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  • Avast and AVG blamed for bad Win10 version 1803 upgrades

    Posted on May 22nd, 2018 at 04:11 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    On Reddit, ugcm says:

    Multiple users between Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 have reported receiving a request to “restart and install updates” in Windows 10. This update appears to be the Windows 10 April 2018 update, also known as “1803”. Upon restarting, the computer boots to a blue screen asking the user to choose a keyboard language. After doing so, they are taken to another blue screen with three options to continue “booting” to:

    Windows Rollback

    Windows 10 on Volume [x]

    Windows 10 on Volume [x]

    The lower two options are identical.

    If the user chooses the top option, the computer will restart. If the user chooses either of the latter two options, Windows will appear to boot, but end up on a blank, black desktop with no icons, and an error message that the Desktop file could not be accessed.

    Following, there’s the usual Reddit tirade about Avast, AVG, Win10, 1803, and the phase of the moon. But it sounds like they’re on to a real, live problem.

    Anybody else seeing this?

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