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Windows 10 update is crashing computers

Windows 10 update is crashing computers

A Windows 10 update that arrived over the weekend is causing endless reboots on some users' computers. Unfortunately, thanks to Microsoft's new way of handling updates, it's almost impossible to avoid and very hard to fix.

In its new Windows 10 operating system, Microsoft decided to make security and system updates install automatically when they become available. This move was aimed at people who never update their computers, which leaves them vulnerable to viruses and other threats. So, it was supposed to work to everyone's benefit.

While Microsoft's motive was good, anyone who's ever dealt with a "bad" update immediately recognized that this new policy could be a problem. And that's exactly what happened.

Over the weekend, Microsoft rolled out "Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081424)." On an unknown number of systems, this update starts an endless reboot.

Computers effected have to take certain steps. We've outlined them for you.

Next page: What systems are affected and what you can do about it?
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