Windows 10: Today's Windows Update erased my desktop

Discus and support Today's Windows Update erased my desktop in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; When I booted up this morning, I had a pale blue desktop with a random assortment of icons, including some I rarely use and none of the ones I use... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by IvanBerger, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Today's Windows Update erased my desktop


    When I booted up this morning, I had a pale blue desktop with a random assortment of icons, including some I rarely use and none of the ones I use regularly. I use Stardock Fences, which records the desktop every way and allows restoring it, but the most recent desktop images were missing, and older ones were changed to be like the new one (only with my normal desktop wallpaper).


    I've spent a long time populating and arranging my desktop--how do I get it back?

    :)
     
    IvanBerger, Sep 10, 2019
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  2. p_o_s_pc Win User

    Finally! An alternative to eraser...

    it looks much cleaner then the eraser so that is a big step up.
     
    p_o_s_pc, Sep 10, 2019
    #2
  3. AsRock Win User
    Windows Updates failed to instal

    I'm not sure how differant XP media center Edition is but you could clear the history \ cache if these folders are there.

    Step 1 Register DLL files.

    =================

    By trying this step, we can check if the update engines are working properly.



    1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

    2. Click Start and Run, type "Regsvr32 atl.dll" (without quotes) in the Open box and click OK.



    Note: There is a space between regsvr32 and atl.dll



    3. Similarly, one by one, register the files listed below:



    Regsvr32 msxml3.dll

    Regsvr32 wuapi.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

    Regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll

    Regsvr32 wups2.dll

    Regsvr32 wucltui.dll

    Regsvr32 wups.dll

    Regsvr32 wuweb.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgr.dll

    Regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll

    Regsvr32 jscript.dll



    Note: If you encounter errors while registering any of these files then skip that file and continue with the next one.



    If the issue persists, let's move on to the steps below to verify Windows Update services and temporary folders.



    Step 2 Verify the relevant Windows Update services.

    =========================================

    1. Click Start->Run, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.

    2. Double click the service "Automatic Updates".

    3. Click on the Log On tab, please ensure the option "Local System account" is selected and the option "Allow service to interact with desktop" is unchecked.

    4. Check if this service has been enabled on the listed Hardware Profile. If not, please click the Enable button to enable it.

    5. Click on the tab "General "; make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic" or "Manual". Then please click the button "Stop" under "Service Status" to stop the service.

    6. Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start the service.

    7. Please repeat the above steps with the other services:



    Background Intelligent Transfer Service

    Event Log

    Remote Procedure Call (RPC)



    Note: Event log service is enabled on all of the hardware profiles; this service does not have an option to enable or disable on certain hardware profile.



    If it still does not help, let's proceed to step 3.



    Step 3 Reload the Update temporary folders.

    ===================================

    One possible cause is that the temporary folder for Windows Update is containing corrupted files. Let's erase all the files there to get the system clean.



    1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net stop WuAuServ



    2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.

    3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.

    4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following command in the opened window.



    Net start WuAuServ



    Please test the Windows Update website and let me know the result. If the issue persists, to clarify the issue and provide more accurate troubleshooting steps, please assist me in collecting the following information.
     
    AsRock, Sep 10, 2019
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  4. Snipe343 Win User

    Today's Windows Update erased my desktop

    Updating Bios on a M2N-E SLI

    It wont update it stops during the "erasing block" step any help?
     
    Snipe343, Sep 10, 2019
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