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DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:57 pm
by Sparky
This was from credible computer info sources.

I manually check for updates and don't know yet whether I'm affected but some users who do the manual search for updates to keep Windows current installed the latest update and lost files, folders, etc. Apparently the program that causes the loss then erases itself but those files lost are gone unless backed up elsewhere. Folders, files, photos, etc., have disappeared.

So research it and don't do what I do, manually search to see if updates are available. Give them a bit to sort it out.

Re: DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:10 pm
by Silk
All due respect, but that sounds like bunkum to me. Nothing distributed by Microsoft is going to delete your data then delete itself, it just doesn't happen. Stay with official MS updates and you'll be fine.

Re: DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:32 pm
by Merlin
It was the official 1809 update, thankfully MS have pulled it for now.

Re: DO NOT RUN THE MOST RECENT MANUAL WINDOWS UPDATE! DATA LOSS POSSIBLE!

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:35 pm
by Sparky
Unfortunately I updated it when it came out. As if my computer needs more problems. :Dizzy

I only use this for IL2 now and mid-week the new rig should arrive.