Articles tagged: windows update
Is Windows 10 Going Away?
Windows 10 is and is not going away. It depends on your perspective.
Are Automatic Updates a Good Thing?
Unless you’re willing to pay a lot of attention on a very regular basis, automatic updates are an important part of keeping your machine safe.
What’s the Difference Between Windows Home and Pro Editions?
I prefer Windows Professional editions. Here’s what I consider the important differences between Windows Home and Pro.
How Do I Force the Latest Windows Feature Update?
Windows feature updates are supposed to be delivered in a somewhat timely fashion. If not, or if you’re just impatient, you can force the issue.
How to “Reset this PC” to Reinstall Windows
It’s relatively easy to reinstall Windows and keep most of your data while doing so, though it can be a bit time consuming.
My Keyboard Won’t Work after Windows Update. How Do I Fix It?
If your keyboard won’t work after a Windows Update, there’s a lengthy list of things to try to get it back.
Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows 7?
Windows Update can update more than just the Windows operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.
How I Fixed a Failed Windows 10 Update
Windows Update generally works. Here’s the successful approach I took when it didn’t.
How Long Should I Keep Windows 10 Backups After Major Updates?
Backing up around major updates is a good idea, but can also be a side effect of a routine backup strategy. Then the question becomes: how long to keep ’em?
Should I Avoid Windows Update? It Burned Me
After a bad experience with Windows Update, it’s tempting to bail on the idea completely. Unfortunately, that can leave your machine vulnerable to malware.
Why You’re Being Warned About Windows 10 End of Service and What to Do About It
Windows 10 warns when it’s coming to “end of service”, but what does that mean if Windows 10 is always being updated?
How Do I Make Sure Windows Is Up to Date?
The best way to make sure Windows 10 is up to date is to let it do the job for you automatically. I’ll discuss why you want it to and what options you have.
Avoiding Windows 10 Update Restarts at Inopportune Times – Simple Solutions Avoiding Hacks
Windows Update has been known to cause Windows restarts at inopportune times. I’ll outline the approach I recommend to keep restarts in control.
Where Do I Get Driver Updates?
Device-driver updates can come from several places. I’ll review the best sources for driver updates and where else you might need to look.
Five Steps to Repair Windows 10 Without Losing Programs
Before you give up and reinstall Windows, try to repair Windows 10 without losing programs.
How Important Is It to Seek Out and Take Updates?
We need updates, yet they can cause problems. How aggressively should you update your Windows 10 machine?
Five Steps to Better Security Working from Home
Security threats for people working from home are increasing. I’ll review steps you need to take to keep yourself, your company, and your job safe.
How Often Is Windows 10 Updated?
Windows 10 is updated fairly frequently, but not all of those updates are the same. I’ll review what happens when.
How Do I Fix Windows Update?
Windows Update can get confused or stuck. I’ll review ways to fix Windows Update, including what I refer to as the “nuclear option”.
Are Updates Free?
It’s important to develop a sense of what to expect so you recognize legitimate update messages.
How Do I Know What Updates to Install?
Unless you have a specific reason not to, the best approach to taking updates is to take them all. I’ll review why, and how to protect yourself in case something goes wrong.
Why is Windows Complaining About Unsupported Hardware?
Unsupported hardware because the CPU is too new? It’s a scenario some users of older Windows versions can experience. There are a couple of solutions.
Microsoft, We Deserve Better
Updates to Windows seemingly can’t be trusted, and yet they’re forced on us. Something must change.
Should I Install the Latest Windows 10 Update?
My take on the latest Windows update and your options therein.
Why Haven’t I Received the Latest Windows 10 Update?
The latest major update to Windows 10 has an issue that’s preventing wider rollout. I’ll review what it is, and what to do.
Coping with Windows
Windows Update seems less than reliable and out of our control. How can you prepare for what may or may not happen without tearing your hair out?
Critical: Back Up Before the 1809 Windows 10 Update!
The October 2018 Windows 10 Update is apparently deleting some people’s files. Here’s how to prepare and protect yourself.
Why Is Windows 10 Being Downloaded to My Machine? And How Do I Stop it?
It appears Microsoft may be pushing Windows 10 to machines even when it hasn’t been requested. That’s just wrong, and I’ll show you how to stop it.
Turn Off Windows 10 Peer-to-Peer Delivery Optimization
Windows 10 peer-to-peer sharing (or “delivery optimization”) is a technology used to make updates quicker and more reliable. Unfortunately, it does come with some risk.
Do I Need Everything Installed by Microsoft Update?
Microsoft Update works hard to make sure your system is up to date and safe – especially safe. It’s generally not a good idea to second guess it.
Why Am I Still Getting Updates for Windows XP?
Windows update can update more things than just Windows operating system. So keeping it up to date is still a good idea.
Do I need to run the Malicious Software Removal tool?
Malicious Software Removal Tool is something that’s downloaded and run by automatic updates, regardless of the anti-malware tools that you may already use, to provide a base level protection to the operating system.
Managing Windows Update
Windows Update is a silent and key workhorse in keeping your machine safe and secure from the latest threats and bugs. It’s a good idea to check in on Windows Update once in a while to make sure things are as they should be, and operating according to your wishes.