After the unbootable mess for few Windows PCs running on AMD, Microsoft is now rolling out a fix to its previous update so it doesn’t do the same with remaining PCs. The security patches are to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that hit early this year, and it’s for all Windows 10 PCs.
Now if you are still in an unbootable state, you need to follow these steps below to boot-up your PC. Keep trying to reboot the PC until Windows “Automatic Repair” kicks in. Next, select Restart from Troubleshoot > Advanced Options and Startup Settings. This will properly boot your PC, but press the F4 key instantly. This will take you into Safe Mode, and then you can remove the recent updates from Settings > Update & security > Windows update.
The next obvious check is to see if your Anti-Virus is compatible with your Windows 10 PC. Microsoft has recently shared that update will not roll out to PCs which has non-compatible antivirus. Read more about it here.
Done that, check the update settings for any new update. This time you will not get the recked update, but a new one which Microsoft is rolling out in form of :
- Build 16299.194 Fall Creators Update,
- Build 15063.877 Creators Update
- Build 14393.2034 Anniversary Updates.
Make sure to check on these versions before updating. Here is a changelog for KB4073290
Description: Install this update to resolve issues in Windows. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated Microsoft Knowledge Base article for more information. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computerArchitecture: AMD64 , X86Classification: UpdatesSupported products: Windows 10Supported languages: all