Windows 7 blinking black login failure with touchscreen PCs 11/11/15

If you update your touchscreen-enabled PCs running Windows 7 automatically, you’re in for a really bad day today. 

Windows released an update that completely screws up touchscreen PCs. When you click on a user to login, you will see a black flash on screen, then get kicked back to the login screen in an infinite loop. There’s no way in. 

Here’s the fix…

  • Click the red icon in the lower right and choose REBOOT
  • When the PC starts up and before the WINDOWS logo appears, press F8 repeatedly
  • In the black screen that appears, choose REPAIR WINDOWS
  • Eventually a list of choices will appear. Choose RESTORE MY PC TO AN EARLIER TIME
  • In the next window that appears, click the SHOW MORE RESTORE OPTIONS at the bottom
  • Choose a restore at least a week prior and click NEXT
  • WAIT while Windows restores your system
  • When it completes, regardless of what it says, choose REBOOT

After an agonizingly long wait, your PC will boot back to normal. 

Nice one Microsoft. Nobody in Redmond have a damn touchscreen to beta these on?

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