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#1 11 years ago

Take it from me, do not install automatic updates. I did and my computer couldn't log me back on after a reboot immediately after I installed the updates.

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#2 11 years ago

So what you're really trying to tell us is that you have an illegal copy of Windows, or are at least using a known-leaked VLK and you installed the latest WGA update without checking it first, right? Because that's the only instance I know where installing an automatic update will do something like this... (Otherwise, you probably screwed something else up--if there is one thing M$ does fairly well it's not releasing unstable patches, or using unstable patching components.)




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#3 11 years ago

Illegal copy? Lawl. I'm not even 14. I have a legit copy of windows and I've just started installing all my games again. Before the automatic update, I updated my graphics card driver, but honestly, I think it was the automatic updates.




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#4 11 years ago

Not to sound mean or anything... but what does your age have to do with whether or not you're using an illegal copy of Windows...

Are you implying that you didn't buy it so it can't be illegal? If that is what you did mean to say, you're wrong. Whoever bought the computer could've bought it with an illegal copy, or something else... so.... yeah.




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#5 11 years ago

Np man. I see where your coming from. If me and my mum (the 2 geeks in the family) ever did steal stuff from anywhere, we wouldn't use it. We live like 2 blocks from the main police station :P




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#6 11 years ago

In any event

what's the error message you see? You say you're unable to login, there's usually some sort of message to let you know why.


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#7 11 years ago

You should always install the security updates, they are important if you want to be on the net all the time.

Do you have a password on your account? Are you the only user on the computer, and if not, can all the other users still log in?




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#8 11 years ago

I'm the only user on the computer. I didn't get any error. It had the loaded screen (the black one with the Xp logo + loading bar) and it just went to a black screen. I went into Safe Mode and tried to load the system restore point I made a couple of days ago to no prevail.




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#9 11 years ago

It's not totally unheard of to have a Windows update screw up a machine. Microsoft does try to test the updates as much as they possibly can before they put the updates out, but you can't test for everything.

Do you know what updates you has just installed?




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#10 11 years ago

No sorry. I'm not so good at remembering things :/ I remember it had a self installer. Maybe all updates have that, not sure.