Don't Install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update! Danger

Apr 5, 2018
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The Windows 10 April Update is causing more stress for users, with many claiming their PCs were wiped clean after they hit OK on the update prompt.

Windows message boards were bombarded with complaints after users found that the "restart and install" prompt for the Windows 10 update led to a blank screen with a message saying:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or internet, and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted.
The screen has no icons and a few users were only able to remedy the problem with the help of another PC, a luxury many do not have access to.
 
I'm seeing enough reports of this that I don't think it's a 1 in 10 million problem. I haven't seen enough commonalities in the reports to draw conclusions as to what's going on. But a lot of them do seem to report an unusual partition configuration pre-update, so maybe Windows is getting confused and wiping an "unnecessary" partition instead of leaving it alone.

https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+10+update+wiped&tbs=qdr:m

I'd recommend making sure you have a good backup before you run the update.
 

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My Windows 10 Spring Update went smoothly without any hitches.

Some users experiencing a problem does not mean that everyone will experience that same problem.
 
I'm seeing enough reports of this that I don't think it's a 1 in 10 million problem. I haven't seen enough commonalities in the reports to draw conclusions as to what's going on. But a lot of them do seem to report an unusual partition configuration pre-update, so maybe Windows is getting confused and wiping an "unnecessary" partition instead of leaving it alone.

https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+10+update+wiped&tbs=qdr:m

I'd recommend making sure you have a good backup before you run the update.
 
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