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Oct 12, 2017 - Microsoft rolled out a new Windows update referenced as KB4041676 which can cause some Windows 10 computers to reboot over and over again as it tries to install this new update. This may also result in a BSOD blue screen error.
This is exactly why we have always been against automatic Windows updates. We disable this feature in our computer systems during production to avoid such issues.
KB40916 - Microsoft Update for Windows 10 Causes System Reboot Loop and BSOD
If you experience this problem keep in mind this is NOT a computer hardware problem. This is caused by a Microsoft Software update. By avoiding or removing the update, this will resolve the problem.
Microsoft issued the following post addressing this topic on their forum where customers who have had this experience have chimed in.
For now we are recommending holding off on doing Windows updates in Windows 10 until Microsoft sorts this out.
It is unfortunate that Microsoft made it so difficult to disable automatic Windows updates in Windows 10. This issue is a good example why auto updates are not a good idea. NTI has been advocating manual updates for years now for this reason.
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