Windows 10 update is breaking Sleep Mode

zamroni111

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This can be fixed by saving all of your work on an external drive and then installing win7 and turning off automatic updates.

Win7 is working great for me. win8 was trash, and win10 seems to generate revenue for the aspirin companies......
Using operating system that no longer received security updates is bad choices. This is what criminal hackers like to be their victims.
Windows 8.1 start menu is indeed garbage, but the operating system is actually very stable.
 

thelatestmodel

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Every time there is an article like this, I am tired of seeing people chime in and say "I never had any problems, Ever" Consider yourself lucky. I have had problems that were serious in the past - so serious that my computer was unusable without restoring my image backup. I also know a colleague at work who's computer became unusable.

It is a logical fallacy to assume that because you have no problems, no one has problems.

The minority experiencing issues will always be more vocal. I didn't say no-one had problems, I said that the vast majority don't. Which is absolutely true.

Articles like this simply serve to fuel the false narrative that Windows 10 is somehow unstable, or unusable, or that people should not install updates.
 

JW0914

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@midian182 Is TechSpot only for those who speak English? If not, why are you refusing to use the correct markdown for monospaced text?
  • Monospaced text is treated differently by translators and is not translated, being left in it's original language - English

By all means though, if TechSpot is trying to reach as many as possible, all articles like this are literally worthless when translated because text that should be monospaced but isn't is pure gibberish when translated to most languages.
 

zamroni111

Posts: 219   +142
@midian182 Is TechSpot only for those who speak English? If not, why are you refusing to use the correct markdown for monospaced text?
  • Monospaced text is treated differently by translators and is not translated, being left in it's original language - English

By all means though, if TechSpot is trying to reach as many as possible, all articles like this are literally worthless when translated because text that should be monospaced but isn't is pure gibberish when translated to most languages.
I guess the search engine will instead translate the query to english, run the search then translate the search result into language of the query
 

JW0914

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I guess the search engine will instead translate the query to english, run the search then translate the search result into language of the query
I'm not sure what you mean... This is an example (with nine different languages) from another article where the author refused to use correct markdown for monospaced text and demonstrates the issue - it's not as simple as a copy/paste into a translator, which is why the correct markdown for monospaced text must be used.
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 6,742   +5,187
And THIS from the same guy that says EVERYONE should be required to get the Wuhan flu shot. (Bill Gates). I wonder how many patches this vaccine will need.
First patch fixes the issue with your private parts falling off. Second one fixes uncontrolled diarrhea, third one keeps your hair from falling out, fourth one takes the green out of your skin and so on. LOL.
IMO, Gates is overrated.
 

JW0914

Posts: 35   +20
OH? Then how come one of my PC's blue-screens at the first reboot on trying to update beyond 1903?
Well... perhaps google the error message the BSOD shows and troubleshoot from there (simply stating a BSOD occurred says nothing without the actual error message, which will be in all caps with underscores)

Depending on the error, you'll also likely want to run:
(in the order listed and while connected to the internet)
Code:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Sfc /ScanNow
 
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The minority experiencing issues will always be more vocal. I didn't say no-one had problems, I said that the vast majority don't. Which is absolutely true.

Articles like this simply serve to fuel the false narrative that Windows 10 is somehow unstable, or unusable, or that people should not install updates.
Okay, so allow me to share my story. Full disclosure: I first started using Windows version 1.x in 1988 on a Samsung SPC 3000 with a 40MB HDD.

While I don't use Windows anymore as my main OS, I do think that it's a great OS for the vast majority of people and that most of them do not have a problem with Windows... well, most of the time.

So, why is it that I don't use Windows 10 as my main OS anymore? Three words: Microsoft's upgrade blunders. I had Windows 8 installed with my then new Asus 750JV some ten odd years ago. I subsequently upgraded to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Then I downloaded Windows 10, copied it to a USB and installed it from scratch, just to avoid problems and incompatibilities with Windows 8.x left-overs. So far, so good. I happily used Windows 10 for a couple of years.
Until last year, when I started to have problems with Windows 10 updates. So, I again reinstalled the latest Windows 10 version from scratch. However, the problems didn't go away, even after I updated all my drivers and checked with MS support forums. The system would tell me there's an update. I would tell it to install the update, then after about half an hour the system would tell me the update had failed and rolled back to the previous version. This went on for five or six months.

Then I did the unthinkable: I installed Linux Mint 19.3 as a second OS (dual-boot). I found alternatives for all the software I used and never looked back.

Well, that's not quite true: yesterday I actually deleted Windows 10, reformatted the entire partition and installed Windows 10 - wait for it - in a virtual machine under Linux. Which is where I am actually writing this reply from. Just for kicks, mind you, because you will never see me go back to using Windows full time ever again! Although I'll admit it runs pretty smoothly and was even activated with my original Windows Product Key.

So, short recap: I do not dislike Windows. Microsoft forced me to update, but kept rolling back the updates, while continuing to nag about updates. Result: I installed Linux Mint and so much happier now. No more Windows 10 problems for me ever again.
 

JW0914

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The system would tell me there's an update. I would tell it to install the update, then after about half an hour the system would tell me the update had failed and rolled back to the previous version. This went on for five or six months.
It would have provided an error code, an error message, and an error log.

Most update related issues that aren't access issues can be resolved by executing the following in the order listed, while connected to the internet:
Code:
Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Sfc /ScanNow

For the most part, Windows forums are a waste of time when trying to troubleshoot, as you'll get every user's opinion with little, if any, substance, and at best will receive regurgitated, parroted information.

Best way to troubleshoot Windows is the basics:
  • Google the error code and error message
  • Review the applicable log files and Event Viewer
  • Reference Microsoft Docs, either directly or by searching a search engine for: "Microsoft Docs <search term>"
  • If needing help after the above, refer to StackExchange [Superuser] or a forum comprised mostly of expert-level members whose careers are in IT, such as Spiceworks
    (Spiceworks also has vendor reps from Microsoft [Microsoft employees] active on their forum daily who also participate in troubleshooting)

If the issue is complex or there could be multiple possible causes, the most efficient [quickest] way to resolve it is likely a Repair Install:
  1. Download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft:
    Create Windows 10 installation mediaDownload tool now → Choose to install on another PC
  2. Extract the resultant ISO to a folder → Launch setup.exe while booted to Windows → Choose to keep all settings and files
    (this will keep all installed software while replacing all Windows system files and generating a new user profile)
 
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