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Windows Update Resulted In Loss Of Documents


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Poll: Have you lost documents due to Windows Vista Update? (4 member(s) have cast votes)

Have you lost documents, programs, etc. after Windows Update took place (w/Vista)?

  1. Yes (1 votes [25.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  2. No (3 votes [75.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 75.00%

  3. Expreienced other problem(s) but not loss of data (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 ranatlas

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 09:07 AM

My work computer is running Windows Vista Home Basic. Recently the computer did a Windows Update (automatically), after which I noticed that all of my saved documents had disappeared. Also, my desktop looked different, and it's possible that certain programs were gone. I did a System Restore, going back to a point before the Windows Update, and fortunately I was able to get everything back. My question is this: Is there any way I can prevent this from happening in the future -- or at least help to minimize the risk of its happening again?

(It was not my desire to have Windows Vista as the OS on my new work computer, BTW. :huh: )

Thank you very much! :huh:

Edited by ranatlas, 23 June 2007 - 09:11 AM.


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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:02 PM

It's hard to tell what caused this, but I haven't seen a case of lost documents that was due to Vista alone.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:18 PM

Nor have I seen (or heard of yet) a loss of any data or programs due to up-dating the VISTA OS.
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