Microsoft’s first cumulative update for Windows 10 – KB3081424 – is causing havoc for some users. How do I know this? Because I spent a good part of my Sunday morning dealing with it, that’s how.
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The problem, in a nutshell, is that the update puts affected systems into an endless crash loop. The update tries to install, gets to a certain point, fails, and then displays the unhelpful “I couldn’t complete the updates, undoing the changes.”
If it stopped there things wouldn’t be too bad, but because Microsoft now forces updates onto Windows 10 users, the OS kept trying – and failing – to install the update, which in turn placed the system into a periodic crash/reboot loop that put quite a dent in my productivity.