Is the Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezing on you?

Have you had problems with your computer freezing upon logging in since you installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update?

Microsoft is aware of the problem.

According to some user feedback we have received, the freezing issue occurs on machines “with the operating system stored on a solid-state drive (SSD) and apps and data stored on a separate drive.”

Microsoft is looking into what’s causing this freeze-inducing bug but the company doesn’t have a patch yet. In the meantime, you can roll back to an earlier build of Windows 10 as a workaround.

How do you roll back from the anniversary update?

  • Restart or turn on your PC.
  • When you get to the login screen, hold down the shift key while clicking the onscreen Power button and selecting Restart.
  • When you restart, Select Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, then Go back to the previous build.