Question: Is there a way to check compatibility of a Win 10 update before actually installing it on a computer?
HP Pavillion dv6 A5F76AV Laptop with an x64 based i7 processor 16 GB of RAM - Win 10 installed KB4058043 automatically and a message popped up that it needed to restart to finish updating drivers. During restart the screen went to a Blue Screen with a frowny face : ( which is NO CONSOLATION for locking me out of my computer. Although the screen message stated that I could restart my computer, there were no button options to do that so I had to shut down the computer and restart it with the power button to no avail. Same screen popped up. Bottom line is this update hosed my computer, Win 10 Repair Disc couldn't do anything and MS Tech's solution was that my PC is not compatible with this new update and we need to turn off updates from this point forward and re-install Win 10 offline with an older build which he prepared for me on one of my external USB HD. I had to even go through the boot up options and system options to re-enable boot up from CD/DVD, my PC refused to recognize my Emergency Repair Disc from a 3rd Party which eventually I managed to get working after re-enabling the CD/DVD drive several times. After about 6 hours, I was able to access the 3rd Party Backup tool and restore an earlier image (1 month old) and then restore backups to within a week of this failed update; luckily I was on vacation the previous week so lost very little actual work (worked 1 day on vacation). Win10 auto update caused endless and needless frustration (why not run a compatibility check before pushing your updates). Thank GOD I had images and backups or I would have lost my programs and files. I have increased my image frequency. Backups are always on so, as long as I am home, they get backed up contemporaneously.