Stay away from July Patch Tuesday updates to avoid black screen issues

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Fix Windows 10 July 2019 update black screen bug

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Microsoft already released the July 2019 Patch Tuesday updates for different versions of Windows 10. Well, the company recently acknowledged the updates are affected by frequents black screen issues.

The official support page confirms that the issue affects all Windows 10 versions, including Windows Server v1809 and Windows Server 2019.

The good news is that only a small number of devices are affected by this issue.

We are investigating reports that a small number of devices may startup to a black screen during the first logon after installing updates.

Many users complained about these problems on different forums. Once Windows 10 users installed the recent updates, they got a black screen during the first logon.

When someone asked on Reddit:

Does anyone have the black screen problem?

Other Redditors quickly confirmed they experienced the same problem:

Yep, currently trying to do a system restore point


Windows 10 May Update is also plagued by black screen issues. Check out this post to learn more about this problem.


Patch coming soon

Microsoft is currently investigating the reports. The company has not shared any details about the root cause behind the issue.

At the moment, it is too early to say when the hotfix will be available. However, we expect Microsoft to roll out the patch in a few days’ time.

Meanwhile, you can try a temporary workaround until a permanent fix is available. Redditors used the system restore feature to restore their systems to an earlier stable build.

As a quick reminder, this is a time-consuming process but there is an easy way to deal with this issue.

If you are experiencing similar issues after installing the Windows 10 July 2019 updates, you can follow these steps:

  1. As soon as you see a black screen, press and hold Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys on your keyboard.
  2.  Once you are navigated to the login screen, click the Power button available at the right bottom and select Restart.

Your PC should now start without any issues. It seems like the recent updates are plagued by many other issues. Microsoft warned its users against a bunch of other problems as well.

Have you experienced any such issues on your system? How did manage to get rid of them? Comment down below to help others.

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