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Old 05-10-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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Just now, a recent Windows 7 update caused people's computers to fail if they had an Asus motherboard.
I wonder what percent of users have those.

I've been reading horror stories of Windows updates for years so I set my Windows 7 computer to "never check for updates" - I know you're going to lecture me about malware, but I'd rather risk the malware than be bricked like the Asus users.

I also loaded MS's Malicious Software checker and ran the scan which took about 10 minutes.

Some people also wait a few days before loading each update. That seems wise. Did MS remove the update that was killing the Asus computers?
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Oh NO!!!
I have an Asus and had a BSOD for the first time on May 1. It's under the BSOD Safe Mode thread.
People here have had me download the WhoCrashed and Blue Screen analyzers but I can't get any reports written out.
My computer runs more slowly and my color is off but it still functions.

After reading these threads I also downloaded a program to keep and remove all Win 10 updates from downloading. Apparently they have been downloading without approval. With my computer in such a state, I don't want Win 10 being forced upon me.

Thanks for posting this, I will keep checking back. My guess is that this is not a coincidence.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Hyderabad
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HI,

Kindly suggest me which type of mother board is getting failure, kindly give me latest updates motherboard which are getting, kindly send me list.
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:27 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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To the OP: I use an ASUS motherboard and I have not updated anything recently, do you know the update that is causing this problem? The KB number? I will make sure and either not update at all or skip that particular update. I have my automatic updates turned OFF all the time. I prefer manual.

@ localinsight: Check your PM... It may be possible to roll back the update if it is causing you problems if we find out which one is the problem.

I would suggest contacting ASUS if possible about this..
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Old 05-12-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks gguera
I did install the GWX control panel to check for Win 10 updates and prevent them from installing. Posters have mentioned KB3035583 (and one other which I havent checked for yet) as the problems. Even with this control panel, I was proof reading my update list after I manually ran them and found this KB#. I uninstalled it but don't know how it got through.

I bought the laptop in 2010, Do you think ASUS might have info to help me ?
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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The OP is not quite accurate. The problem isn't with Asus motherboards, it's with Asus brand computers, and is caused by an improper BIOS setting, the fix is quite simple.

Recommended KB 3133977 patch can cause Asus PCs to freeze | InfoWorld

Fix: After installing Microsoft Update KB3133977 for Windows 7, some users may encounter a "Secure Boot Violation"*, which makes*the system fail to boot into the operating system.
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks for researching that, NHDave.
On May I got the BSOD and despite running WhoCrashed and Blue Screen analyzers suggested here, I can't write an event viewer analysis.
Unfortunately, I just got my second BSOD while looking at Windows updates (to keep win 10 away from my fragile system). I was checking into more info from MS about KB3035583. I have no idea if this could be a coincidence.
But it is an ASUS computer, I assume with an ASUS harddrive, the Win 10 updates are messing people up and....I'm getting confused. Maybe there are multiple problems.

I am going to search Win Updates for KB3133977. I never got a red screen or anything about BIOS....
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Old 05-12-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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If you're not getting a constant BSOD every time you boot then this isn't your issue, and Asus doesn't make hard drives.

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Old 05-12-2016, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas nv
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Thanks Again.
I actually searched for these updates and didn't come up with anything. I put in the KB# (minus the KB) in th upper right hand box in the view windows update screen. All three, the 2 related to win10 and this one you posted, yeilded nothing. I did find one I had to "hide" today regarding win 10. It will just require constant monitoring.
Thanks for that info. I'm really going to freak out if I see a red screen!
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