« Last post by William on December 20, 2016, 12:54:16 AM »
The cause of the circle of death after installing the Anniversary Update can be numerous but is most likely a driver issue. The trouble is there is no indication what driver or if that is the cause. It's been reported that the Anniversary Update has been taking anywhere from 2-24 hours, sometimes longer, to apply and get back up and running. Do we think that's ridiculous? Sure. What can be done? Honestly, short of pulling the plug and doing a wipe and re-install (with the Anniversary Update already applied), nothing. Turning off the device does not help and only lengthens the time for Windows to do its job. We know it's causing a huge headache but the best course of action is just walk away. We encourage folks to apply this update over a long weekend but Windows now won't let you delay updates. They are pushed out at almost an incessant rate leaving people with down machines and very little productivity.