For keeping the Windows software and other relevant Microsoft software to be updated, there exists a Windows Update. It does not require much of your intervention. It includes all kinds of security updates using patches. But sometimes you may notice that one or more patches cause problems with the updates by causing serious or less serious issues.
If you are experiencing problems that started only after performing manual or automatic windows updates, then you must know how to fix problems caused by Windows updates. But before proceeding with the troubleshooting steps, you need to know which set to follow as you can face two different situation –
Successful Start of Windows
It means you will have access to your start screen, but certain programs are not working such as no internet access or slow moving around the Windows.
Follow these troubleshooting steps:
Restart Computer – a simple reboot can correct most of your problems caused due to Windows update.
Reset Internet Explorer – if you can’t get access to some websites in Internet Explorer, resetting its security zones to default level can fix it.
Update Device Driver – if your hardware device like sound or video is not functioning properly, then driver updating is required.
Update Antivirus – if your previous antivirus program produces errors or not updating properly, installing a new antivirus can solve this issue.
System Restore – if you face any issue right after updates were done, a complete system restoration is needed to uninstall the Windows updates and reverse the changes made by it.
Unsuccessful Start of Windows
It means you do not have any access to your start screen as you observe a black screen, a blue screen which refers to death, a frozen screen or a diagnostic options menu.
If your Windows screen is not starting successfully, and you are facing problems due to Windows update, follow these troubleshooting steps:
Restart Computer – some of your problems can be fixed by simple restarting of your PC.
Restore the Previous Configuration – if you remember your device’s last best working condition and a successful start, try to restore that configuration using driver and registry data.
Safe Mode – you can attempt to start your device in safe mode, as it allows you to get access to your Windows screen and manually remove updates or programs that caused this issue.
System Restore – if you cannot start your device in safe mode, then go for offline system restore that will uninstall windows update. You will get to choose a restore point that was present prior to Windows Update.
Your PC can not be physically damaged by Windows Update, but any software installation can lead to the catalyst that may bring issues to your hard drive and memory. For fixing your PC issues, you must test the hard drive and memory to figure out any problem that caused due to Windows Update. These steps will help you resolve the problems in case of any problem just call an expert.