I am having huge issues here. After shrinking some basic stuff, I can no longer perform updates. I mean I can perform them, but that's the end of 8.1 since I will get a huge blank screen after reboot. Can't pass that, tried several ways
It happens because ''app readiness service'' is running. When the blank screen appears, simply wait for three minutes or so, and the desktop will appear normally. Or if you are impatient, use ctrl-alt-delete to bring up task manager and end app readiness service. It is tricky, because you have to click the arrow to make the service expand, and then click the sub-category that appears, with the same name, and end it. I would suggest simply wait for 3-4 minutes.
Once you have access to the desktop, go to services and disable app readiness service, and the issue won't come up again. Otherwise you will get a black screen for three minutes every reboot.
Winter - Any way to prevent this issue from happening at all, I mean to have app readiness service running but get no black screen? If we disable app readiness, some updates will not work. We could update and then disable it, but I'm wondering if there is an easier way.