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    Windows updates crashed my system

    I have a Dell XPS 8700 16 GB ram 2 TB HD and an SSD. I have OEM Windows 8 and Office 2010 Pro. They were fully updated prior to today except that I did not upgrade to Windows 8.1. Today I selected all updates offered by Windows Update including one optional for Windows 8. Two of the updates were for Office 2010. I let the download and install process run until I saw a message saying that Windows could not find Boot_Device. I have run the various repair options that were offered without success. A Dell tech had me run their diagnostic which found no errors.

    Dell is sending me a flash drive to boot from and to restore Windows 8.

    My motto is: "If it happened to me then it happened to others."

    How many others, I wonder?

    Norman

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    For me...I haven't had any issues with any of the updates thus far.



    Windows Updates are always being blamed for downing people's systems.
    There's just way too much variability out there to say for certain whether it actually is,
    or that some other combination of factors are also involved.
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    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    I've had older updates interfere with new updates, and been able to get that sorted out with a little web research, but I haven't had any system-related problem with any update, and I install them all.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    The August patches bricked a lot of machines and MS subsequently withdrew some of them and issued replacements for others. There is no chatter about any problems with this months patches as yet. Install W8.1. Its much better than W8.

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    " could not find Boot_Device" sounds like a hardware or BIOS setup error unless he MBR got corrupted somehow.

    Jerry

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