Windows 10: Windows 10 update overlay makes computer unusable/locked/frozen

Discus and support Windows 10 update overlay makes computer unusable/locked/frozen in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; We have a domain of about 100 computers and about 30% of them get this blue overlay periodically that does not respond to clicks and makes the computer... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by callowjg, May 16, 2019 at 9:27 AM.

  1. callowjg Win User

    Windows 10 update overlay makes computer unusable/locked/frozen


    We have a domain of about 100 computers and about 30% of them get this blue overlay periodically that does not respond to clicks and makes the computer unusable without drastic measures. Has anyone found a way to get out of this ridiculous screen without rebooting or forcing a log out? My users would like the chance to save their work before either of those options are followed.

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  2. Frozen Computer

    Hi,

    We would like to know the status of the concern you have posted here in the Community forum. Kindly answer the following questions for us to provide you with an accurate troubleshooting suggestions.

    • When you turn your computer ON, on what screen does it freezes? If you can, kindly post here the screen shot of this frozen window.
    • Have you made any recent changes on your computer prior to encountering this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    We look forward to your post.

    Regards.
     
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
  4. Windows 10 update overlay makes computer unusable/locked/frozen

    Frozen Computer

    Hi Cindy,

    In order for us to help you with your frozen computer, kindly answer the following questions:

    • When you turn your computer ON, on what screen does it freezes? If you can, kindly post here the screen shot of this frozen window.
    • Have you made any recent changes on your computer prior to encountering this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    We look forward to your post and we appreciate your response.

    Regards.
     
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