What are all the possible connotations that cross your mind when you hear this word?
Stuck up? Glued? Fixed? Unmovable? Ir-responsive?
Well, this is exactly what happened to most people after updating their systems; courtesy: Windows 10 Anniversary update.
Now, Microsoft has received a considerable number of complaints about Windows 10 freezing after its loyal users went ahead with the Anniversary Update. It is reported that the Operating system is being loaded in the SSD i.e. Solid State Drive while the other applications and important Data is being stored in any other Drive. Another drawback that comes with this is that after you have gone ahead with the update, you can’t really undo it or return back to its previous version within a span of 10 days, counting from the time of installation.
According to Microsoft, there is a percentage of people who have reserved the SSD for their OS and some other drive for other things such as applications and other relevant information. Out of this, a small portion of them has faced the above situation.
The silver lining to this entire situation is that you can work perfectly fine in Windows Safe mode.
If unfortunately, you are unable to ‘log in’ to your Windows account, you can uninstall the update. There are specifically two methods to do so.
- “Power Restart” your PC.
- When your PC is restarting, select an option on the screen in the order Troubleshoot << Advanced options << Go Back. In this way, you can retain the previous version of your Windows.
- “Power Restart” your PC.
- While restarting your PC, choose the options Troubleshoot << Advanced Options << Start up << Settings << Restart.
- Once, the PC has restarted, choose F4 to start you PC in Safe mode.
- Click on “Settings” app.
- Opt “Update and Security” and then the “Recovery” Tab.
- Click on “Get started” button which is under “Go back to an earlier build”.
"The last resort"
Both the methods will be useful if you haven’t crossed 10-day mark. If it has been more than 10 days since you have taken up the anniversary update, unfortunately, it won’t be fruitful. In this case, a data recovery software from crashed OS will help you for sure.
Useful Tip: Always have a back-up of all the important data on your system before blindly opting or going for any kind of update.
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As a tenured data recovery specialist, John shares exceptional insights and blog posts about data loss and data recovery across any storage device. With 8+ years’ experience in writing for Data Recovery for both Mac OS and Windows OS computers, he is an avid learner who always wants to polish and simplify the data recovery process. John passes his free time playing Chess and reading Science Fiction novels.