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    So an AskWoody reader has (or rather had) a problem in upgrading from 1809 to 1903.  Every time it attempted the upgrade she ended up with all of her
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      6)      If you still can’t sign in, try creating a new local administrator account, log in to that new account, then follow the steps in Fix a corrupted user profile to copy your personal data from the old profile into the newly created one.

      Repair instructions are: create a new profile, populate it with old profile data, and reinstall software. This process is time-consuming and rather intense. In the absence of further information, there are no measures to prevent this “profile corruption” occurrence with future updates.

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      Wouldn’t it be… breathtaking… if Windows Defender also participated in the race condition?

      I don’t pretend to understand Windows update installers, but from my Computer Science days, it was relatively difficult to diagnose a potential race condition, but relatively easy to fix one, if you could let the stomped-on main process go idle for a considerable length of time.

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