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How to Fix Windows 10 failed update and endless crash loop

In the past few days, Microsoft has issued a Cumulative update to make improvements to the functionality of Windows 10. This update (KB3081424) was, ironically, meant to fix many of the bugs users have experienced since upgrading. However, for some users, attempting to install this update has caused further issues.

For affected users, the update process reaches a certain percentage before getting stuck. They then receive the error message “We couldn’t complete the updates, undoing the changes,” resulting in a mandatory system reboot while the update is uninstalled. Now, I know what you’re thinking – “this isn’t too big a deal, I just won’t uninstall the update” – unfortunately, at some point after a user logs back in, the Window’s 10 update process kicks in and attempts to install KB3081424 again, resulting in an endless loop of trying, and failing, to install the update.

The reason for KB3081424 failing to install correctly is apparently linked to bad entries being made in the Windows 10 registry. Microsoft has announced that it is working on a patch for this, but in the meantime, some users have discovered a fix that removes the bad registry entry and allows update KB3081424 to install correctly.

If you have been affected by this update issue, here is a guide on how to fix it…

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Best “Flagshipkiller” Smartphones 2015

Every year manufacturers release their new flagship smartphones. And every year, like a flock of well-trained sheep, we throw our hard-earned cash at devices because they come from a certain brand, or because we like hearing fancy words like “Magnesium Alloy” and “Quad HD.” If you ask the average person what the best phone on the market is, nine times out of ten their response will begin with “Samsung,” “HTC” or “Apple.” We are well used to the hype that these companies generate around their products, but is it justified, or are there better options out there?

In the UK, the most common “Flagship” smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, the HTC M9 and the Apple iPhone 6 are all retailing for over £400, with their bigger-screened brethren (e.g. the Galaxy Note and the iPhone 6 plus) retailing for well over £500.

So, what if you could get a premium quality device with just as good a spec sheet as these heavyweights for less than £400? Enter a new breed of smartphone – the “Flagshipkiller.”

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How to fix Windows 10 Nvidia driver issues

Many Windows users (myself included) have been experiencing issues with Nvidia driver installations and display problems following the Windows 10 upgrade. This is apparently caused by some mandatory Windows 10 updates conflicting with Nvidia’s driver system. Below, I’m going to run through 2 different fixes for these issues in detail – hopefully at least one of them will work for you!

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Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Windows 10

It’s officially been a week since the release of Windows 10, Microsoft’s re-imagining of their desktop operating system. Windows 10 can be considered an attempt to correct many of the flaws of Windows 8, whilst bringing back some of the functionality users enjoyed with Windows 7 and other previous versions (e.g. The start menu!).

A new operating system of course means the introduction of a host of new features. To help you explore these new features and unlock some hidden functionality, here’s a rundown of some of my favourite tips and tricks for Windows 10.

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