Black Screen of Death…

There’s a problem, apparently affecting many machines, known as the Black Screen of Death. There’s info and a fix here. But what’s causing it? Allegedly it’s a faulty Windows update, but one that affects Win7, XP, and Vista? Strains credibility a bit, I think.

While Windows updates screwing things up isn’t entirely unknown, I wonder if the difference between having this problem and not having it is Continue reading

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Removing items from Windows Update…

An item from my search-engine pile “rejecting an item from Windows Update”.

Ah – an easy one. Simply uncheck the box next to it which, by default, arrives checked, and continue with the ones you actually want/need. You’ll be asked to confirm that you don’t want to be told about it again; confirm that.

You’re done.

See also this post on the subject of Windows Update.