Fall update broke my computer

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  1. jacksonjob0689 New Member

    Fall update broke my computer


    Hi everyone,

    a bit desperate here. I installed that Fall update last night and thought my computer was a bit slower than usual so i cancelled it and got back to my original build. Now my computer is all messed up. Launch programs won't launch, i can't launch any program (for exemple if i launch Chrome i'll just get the borders and an empty screen, same for Spotify), i can't access windows parameters (i clic on it and it does nothing), i can still access to documents but i can't open any files (i'll get an error). Basically Windows is unresponsive. Now i've tried pretty much anything i know in safe mode with no results. Windows recovery gives me an error, i also tried to go back to the Fall update but i get an error aswell... I'm stuck and would appreciate any help here.

    Thanks
     
    jacksonjob0689, Jul 10, 2018
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  2. Edward Hyde Win User

    Fall Creator's update (1709) broke the program index


    I got the Fall Creator’s update recently, and it somehow broke Windows’ indexing of programs. I'm currently on Winver: 1709 (OS Build 16299.64).

    Before the problem:
    Windows 10/drive C: is installed on a 250GB SSD, but most programs are installed on a conventional 640 GB hard drive, D:.
    This worked perfectly fine, as one could expect, so no specific weird things.

    The problem:
    Since the Fall Creator’s update, Windows somehow figured that all my programs are installed on C:. This has lead to the following 4 issues, which I presume all stem from the same problem:
    • On the desktop, all shortcuts of programs on D: were changed to the same folder on C: (which doesn’t exist), and the original shortcut was copied to the desktop as well appending ‘(1)’.

      Fall update broke my computer [​IMG]
    • In the start menu, basically the same thing happened as on the desktop. Duplicates of shortcuts appeared, pointing to the actual location, while the original shortcut is changed to C:
    • In the list of all installed programs, all programs are indeed present, but those installed on D: are missing an icon, and can’t be uninstalled – instead it gives an error that “C:\Program Files\Program_Name\uninstall.exe” can’t be found (because it doesn’t exist on C: )

      Fall update broke my computer [​IMG]
    • All default programs are broken, as it presents programs from D: as if they were located on C: in the proposed list (meaning they won’t work). When choosing “look for another app on this PC”, and choosing the correct program, it doesn’t remember that choice. This is confirmed in the 'Default Apps' part of 'Settings', where I simply cannot choose the majority of my programs.

      Fall update broke my computer [​IMG]

    What I’ve tried:
    • For issues 1 and 2, going to the properties of the shortcut shows the shortcut points to a non-existing folder on C:. However, when I click ‘Open File Location’, it actually opens the correct folder on D:, while simultaneously changing the ‘Target’ and ‘Start in’ fields to the path on D:. When applied, this also fixes the shortcut icon. While this is labour-intensive, I could live with it as a solution, but it doesn’t fix the most important issues 3 & 4.

      Fall update broke my computer [​IMG]

      Fall update broke my computer [​IMG]
    • I’ve tried forcing a re-index of the start menu shortcuts, but that didn’t change anything.
    • I’ve restored Windows to a previous version, which solved all the issues, but that only confirms it’s indeed the Fall Creator’s update - it doesn’t really help (‘cause the update is kinda necessary, right?).
    • I then re-installed the Fall update, but this time I uninstalled my anti-virus first, so it wouldn’t interfere. Same issues again.
    • I also tried changing the default location of ‘Program Files’ in the registry, but that didn’t solve anything (and instead broke a lot of shortcuts pointing to C: )

    Does anyone know how I can fix this mess?
     
    Edward Hyde, Jul 10, 2018
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  3. Shiva1 Win User
    Unable to install Windows Fall Creators Update


    Thanks, will try those suggestions

    other security updates run normally, I jsut have a long list of the fall creator updates not installing
     
    Shiva1, Jul 10, 2018
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Fall update broke my computer

    Update Broke Computer Need Help!


    Windows 10 Upgrade
    According to this list, your PC isn't on Acer's approved list for Win 10. Could you check that?

    This is an older PC which came with Win 7. Have you ever clean installed Win 10 on it?

    • AMD Athlon II X2 255 Dual Core Processor
    • Windows 7 Professional
    • 2GB DDR3 RAM
    • 320GB HDD
    • DVD Rewriter
    • Integrated Graphics
    • PS.VB1E3.082

    We can only proceed step by step.

    So chkdsk and SFC /Scannow are ok. But any attempt to reset your PC or run DISM fails.

    Is this what you tried? I'm not 100% clear what the above means. Clean install or this procedure?
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

    If you tried this, it's possible it failed as you need (it seems) some 500Mb of unallocated space on your hard disk.
     
    dalchina, Jul 10, 2018
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