Windows patch warning: Windows 10 boot problems, as Windows 7 AV clash widens

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Microsoft’s April 2019 security updates and monthly rollups are turning into a bigger problem than originally known. 

Last week Windows 7 users with Sophos and Avast antivirus began reporting problems after installing Microsoft’s April 9 updates. 

As ZDNet reported, users suggested that Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012 were failing to boot after installing the security-only and monthly rollup updates. 

Despite user reports of boot problems affecting Avast users, Microsoft at the time only confirmed problems affecting Sophos users. 

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And while there were some reports of similar issues and slowdowns affecting Windows 10 after installing the


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