The Windows 10 April Update is causing more stress for users, with many claiming their PCs were wiped clean after they hit OK on the update prompt.
Windows message boards were bombarded with complaints after users found that the "restart and install" prompt for the Windows 10 update led to a blank screen with a message saying:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or internet, and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted.
The screen has no icons and a few users were only able to remedy the problem with the help of another PC, a luxury many do not have access to.
What seems to have escaped your notice is that none of you know which particular section of the Update is incompatible with with your PC but OK with mine. So how are you going to decide which bit to block
We have two laptops and and one desktop using Win 10.One of the laptops was ruined by the update(black screen) but the other two machines updated no problem. The one that was ruined was a Win 7 which updated to Win 10 last year whereas the two without probs were either Win 10 from the start or upgrades from Win 8. Just wondering if that is a factor?
I haven't had a single problem with any of my machines. I am certainly aware that some people have experienced a problem,and I heard that this was traced to a problem with machines that are running Avast. I'm not sure that Avast is to blame, but the fact is that most people have not experienced any problems with the update.
It certainly isn't a justification for dramatically telling people not to install the update, and quoting stuff you saw on Tech Republic.