Latest Build for Windows 10 1809

Latest feature update for Windows 10 1809 is rolling out.

Nothing to worry about, be patient when it downloads and installs.

Takes from about an hour to hour and half.

Make a tea or coffee sit down and relax.

This will also give you all the security updates you need to stay safe.

I have included a link direct to Microsoft explaining all the updates.

Please click below, to find out more

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/whats-new-windows-10-version-1809

Windows 7 End of Support

Support for Windows 7 is ending

All good things must come to an end, even Windows 7. After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. But you can keep the good times rolling by moving to Windows 10.

Windows 7 start screen displayed on a laptop at a desk

Windows latest update Redstone 4 Update 1709

We are all worried about being hit by ransomware, we can protect ourselves, with few simple steps, one of them make sure you have an updated system image of your PC, very simple open Control Panel, click on restore windows 7, don’t worry you won’t be able to restore windows 7! But when the window opes look to your left panel you will see create system image, ensure you have an external hard drive plugged into your PC usb slot, preferable blue usb which means it is USB 3 which is over 50 times faster than USB 2, so won’t take so long, once completed make sure you accept to create rescue disk. Don’t confuse system image with strait forward backup they are very different, an image is complete picture of your PC programs, operating system OEM registrations the lot!

Always make sure you have back up of all your nice photos and documents. this goes without saying.

But my point Microsoft new update has totally revamped Windows Defender, this can now add more protection to your system but it’s not done by default, you have to do it, which is simple go have a look by clicking on Windows icon bottom left corner, then clog settings, update security, then windows defender, Advanced options there you have it, oh while you there you can change active hours to choose when windows downloads updates, and also restart options, windows does have to restart to install updates, you can chose all these now, so everything does not slow down when you are working, or just restarts in middle of your master piece!

CREATORS UPDATE 1709 BLACK SCREEN

 

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Don’t you love Microsoft, the latest update Code named Redstone 4 Creators update 1709 causes problems on older PC`s Black Screen and just the mouse, ok don’t panic, firstly in time you’re going to need New PC more modern, go on treat yourself, recommend at least i5 quad core 3.5ghz 8GB memory 1000Gb Hard Drive!

Ok let’s see if the salesman can talk you into SSD drive very fast no moving parts, ok sounds good but if its only 250GB or less without internal Sata Drive you’re going to run out of space very fast.

Then when the next huge Microsoft update downloads without asking you once a year! You might get an error please clear some space. Well again there is ways round that but why should you have to!

Ok. I got side tracked, black screen and just the mouse thing, frustrating! Don’t panic Windows 10 will look after you if you know how to ask nicely!

Here is what you do, turn off the Computer just before it starts up by holding down the on off button do this three times then let the PC start on the fourth time, Windows 10 will revert back to previous build! How good is that! You PC will start up boot to windows again! How good is that! It thought it it was so good , it was worth saying twice! BUT and BIG BUT, you have won the war not the battle, because Microsoft will do it again Welcome Back Black Screen.

Ok few things we can do first of all most important is see if there is an update for your Graphics Card to the most recent update.

Unplug everthing from the PC , no not the mouse or the keyboard leave them plugged in!

Update all the drivers , then if you feel lucky! Try the update again, but if you get the black screen you going to have restart on ,off three times sit and wait while Windows Reverts Back.

So how can we delay it, while you backup all your files, because you can’t stop it! It will happen.

One way is to change your power setting so the Computer does not go to sleep because like humans if you go to sleep while trying to survive game over!

Another way is to tell your Computer you’re on-meter settings for Data, by rights Microsoft should not download or install large file only the urgent security updates, but there is no guarantee!

Well there you have it, no cure only a delay, you will lose, treat yourself to new sparkly flash PC

 

Microsoft Updates Stop the Frustration

 

Some of you like to turn off your Computers at night time, or even your Modem/|Router or both, is this really good idea?

Well if we look at the way Microsoft do updates ,which is mainly night time, and install by default at 3 am well lets see what happens.

 

Frustrated by Windows 10 updates Let Microsoft work there Magic.

Your ready to start work or just check your emails, or working from home, and you have some important work to do.

Turn on your Computer, because it has been off all night, it then starts to download your updates in the back ground, sometimes this can be quite large.

Depending on how fast your internet is, this can also slow down your work progress, if your working via internet and can be frustrating if you don`t know what is that is going on, so to use the old method of cure, you restart or turn off your Computer and turn on again, depending on how far the downloads in the back ground of updates has progressed, all of sudden you are met with on screen warning  PLEASE DON`T TURN OF YOUR COMPUTER/PC  CONFIGURING WINDOWS with nice little circle going round and round, you are getting more and frustrated  you need to get your work done!

So you wait and wait, wait, so what do you do in frustration you turn off your PC (WRONG!)  turn it on again back to the lope.

What could happen now is Windows 10 or 7  the updates can become corrupt.

Would it not have made more sense not to turn off your PC/Computer Modem/Router off at night let Microsoft work it`s  magic while your in Bed asleep when morning comes your PC/Computer is set to go.

Just a thought.  I accept no responsibility for this advice just my opinion, but always use Surge protector on sensitive equipment.

For more information on Microsoft Updates please click the link below.

Microsoft Updates