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Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« on: November 26, 2012, 09:54:31 PM »
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Talk about a patch doing more harm than good.

It is not official yet, but a handful of Windows 8 users are complaining that a Windows 8 update causes their Start screen to freeze while other apps fail to respond. Sounds awfully familiar to something in the previous versions of Windows, eh?

But it appears that most people who are affected by this issue are the ones that have downloaded an official Windows 8 update. Apparently, the issue appears a couple of days after installing the update...........

The only way to solve the freezing problem and get a working machine back is to use the System Restore tool and roll back to a previous restore point. No fix for the problem is posted yet, though a Microsoft support engineer posted a workaround in the above thread.

link to work around

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-performance/windows-8-start-screen-and-apps-not-responding/3efd69c2-efad-4156-bc29-3b113d9219a7


This is something worth keeping an eye out on if you are using Windows 8 on your main computer and have (or are planning) to update it.

http://www.windows8update.com/2012/11/26/windows-8-update-freezes-the-start-screen/
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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012, 10:09:26 PM »
Hi Nesivos,

Thanks for the heads-up on this. Windows 8 updaters certainly should pay attention to your message.
Hope they can confirm or either comment,

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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 04:23:02 AM »
No problems here for me but then I boot straight to the desktop and not the metro and I have also disabled win8 from asking for my windows account at every boot.
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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 11:59:56 AM »
Like craigb I also boot directly into the "old" desktop.
I bypass the Stop screen and the Metro Desktop and haven't had any slowdowns or Freezes.
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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 06:13:42 PM »
Maybe we need a sticky for Windows 8 news

[quote]Update for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (KB2758246)
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 11/27/2012 10:53 AM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Microsoft has released a new update for both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

This cumulative update includes the following performance and reliability improvements:

Enable enterprise customers to customize the default lock screen.
Improves the performance when you wake the computer and when the computer is asleep, in order to improve battery life
Resolves an issue that may prevent Windows Store Apps from being installed fully
Other software updates and performance improvements[/quote]

http://www.ntcompatible.com/news/story/update_for_windows_8_and_windows_server_2012_kb2758246.html
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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 06:46:15 PM »
Two updates came through for me, installed but don't notice any difference, it's all the same as it was before " no problems " ???
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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 06:48:22 PM »
Sticky isn't needed. IMHO
My systems shows the following 2 updates as available:
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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 07:04:53 PM »
Maybe we need a sticky for Windows 8 news

[quote]Update for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (KB2758246)
Posted by Philipp Esselbach on: 11/27/2012 10:53 AM [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Microsoft has released a new update for both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

This cumulative update includes the following performance and reliability improvements:

Enable enterprise customers to customize the default lock screen.
Improves the performance when you wake the computer and when the computer is asleep, in order to improve battery life
Resolves an issue that may prevent Windows Store Apps from being installed fully
Other software updates and performance improvements

http://www.ntcompatible.com/news/story/update_for_windows_8_and_windows_server_2012_kb2758246.html

This update was installed on 11/15/2012
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Re: Windows 8 Update Freezes The Start Screen
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 04:03:22 AM »
Sticky isn't needed. IMHO
My systems shows the following 2 updates as available:

The two in your pic are the same as my two but I do not have the other one you've referenced.

OOPS  :) found it, was installed on the 14th here, Pic 2
« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 04:12:13 AM by craigb »
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