Windows almost unusable after update 20H2


New Member
Windows 10 with paid license. I thought updating would be useful, it's worked well until now.
Can't open the Start menu, sound doesn't work, can't connect to wi-fi without troubleshooter. Windows says it will fix Start after logoff, but nothing happens after Restart.
I can't access Start and Updates. Is there anything I can do apart from reinstalling from scratch? Thanks.


Telephone Sanitizer (2nd Class)
Staff member
20H2 went on my Desktop and Laptop without any issues some time ago. No problems on either since then.


Mostly Harmless
Staff member
Check the event viewer for any errors or warnings.

I wasn't able to install it myself; it keeps trying to do so automatically then failing and reporting that "my partition layout is incompatible with Windows" (reported after I boot into Windows, so obviously that error cannot be correct)!

It's actually a case that's handled by EasyRE and has to do with Microsoft's really poor GPT implementation; I'll have to run an autorepair on my installation when I have the time.