jlross wrote:No proof...
But, I am of the mind that some M$ hotfix may have "fixed" us all based on what we see on the forums right now and based on the fact that "updates" are the only changes I've made in the last week to any of my PCs.
I have the same problem. After I installed the updates my xampp stopped working. I thought that maybe that apache for some reason was corrupted. So I tried debugging with nusphere phped and it's internal server. Same problem. Tried reinstalling xampp but the problem still exists, so tried installing zend community server and still same problem. I am going to try the fix on here in a minute.
I am feeling it is pointless to keep updating my windows because of stupid problems like this. Last year my dell inspirion laptop went into sleep mode and would only wake up intermittently. At first it would take about 20 restarts before I got it to wake up. Each time it would try to wake up but then do nothing. That happend for a couple of days. I contacted tell and they told me that I needed to update my windows as the problem was dealt with in one of their latest patches. THen about the 3rd day my laptop would not start for about 6 hours. I finally went out and bought a new laptop.
2 more days later my dell started up. I rolled back all the fixes that had been applied just before the incident and man my laptop was humming along just like before. Since then I have turned off any auto updating. Till this day my laptop has been humming along just fine till recently when I installed the latest updates.
So for now I will be very hesitant on updating my windows. I really need this laptop for my work and windows updating has cost me too much downtime on my work.