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Updating failed even after wow repair

The company was completely stubborn about the idiotic start screen with Windows 8, forcing me and others to revert to products like Classic Shell so we could get an efficient experience. But now Microsoft—or factions within the company—want to slowly revert back to Windows 8, and the Anniversary Update was step one.

The first thing to do is to stop the Windows Update service on your Windows 7 machine.

You can do this by going to Start and typing in in the search box.

What annoyed me was a not-so-subtle change of the Start menu.

On two of the the "File explorer/settings/power/all apps" buttons are now gone, replaced by small icons with "all apps" pre-clicked and "all apps" showing in the start menu.

These things are bound to happen when a company takes a cavalier attitude and constantly slipstreams updates.

This is unlike the previous era of the neverending patch Tuesday.

There is no reboot problem because the machine will not boot at all and you cannot get far enough to even revert to the previous install.