So now, if you have one of the affected motherboard and you keep your security updates automatic like wot Microsoft recommends, then your machine will stop working properly.
We should add it's not permanently bricked, but it will take some mucking about in the BIOS to fix and that's a pain even for an experienced computer user.
MICROSOFT HAS confirmed a potentially lappy-borking problem that it won't be fixing, because Windows 7.
Woody Leonhard, the respected Windows columnist, points to a problem involving Asus motherboards, which also appear rebadged in a variety of other manufacturers' machines, and the activation of UEFI Secure Boot for Windows 7 in a patch KB3133977.
Microsoft has, by offering a workaround, suggested heavily that it won't be fixing the problem, though we have asked the question, so expect a response in about a fortnight.But the real kicker is this piece of advice: "Note The Secure Boot feature is supported in Windows 10.A more cynical site would suggest that it's yet another example of Microsoft running Windows 7 into the ground and adding built in obsolescence to encourage quicker updates. Every time Windows 10 runs updates (which I see no way to control), it updates my graphics driver. It's just that the comments are temporary and may be [email protected] Phi - If you post an answer ( or edit the answer that was deleted )with the full resolution contained within an answer I will award a 100 reputation bounty to it.Short version: install update, welcome to Borksville, population you. Microsoft entitled the article "Bit Locker can't encrypt drives because of service crashes in process in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2", but we prefer to just call it "Trevor for brevity." The firm's advice was that it's an optional update, leave well alone, you'll be fine, or alternatively turn secure boot off. It moved the update from 'optional' to 'recommended' and anyone who reads this site regularly will know what happens when Microsoft does this.
That's right boys and girls - it makes it automatically install, unless you've specifically told your machine not to.