April 11, 2017
Typically those in the IT field will not immediately download an OS upgrade (or major update) until there is assurance all the bugs and problems have been worked out; HOWEVER, if you are one of the brave you can NOW download the Windows 10 Creators Update. As a general rule of thumb, backup your personal files.
CLICK HERE and you will be taken to Microsoft’s site where you can download the Update Assistant.
Once you download and run the Update Assistant, the update process will begin with the update files being downloaded to your PC (which will take some time). While the update files are being downloaded you can continue doing what you were doing on your PC; however, when performing updates (or upgrades) such as this, I typically do not do anything. Once the update files have been downloaded, the actual update process will automatically begin (which will also take some considerable time, so be patient).
Source: Microsoft – Download Windows 10
March 29, 2017
The Windows 10 “Creators Update” will be the 2nd major update to Windows 10, since its’ public release in 2015. Rollout of this update is to start on April 11th. You can read more about the “Creators Update” and its’ new features by clicking on the source link below (which will take you to the official Windows 10 “Creators Update” site).
Most folks at home don’t keep up with major Windows changes as we do in the tech world and end up scratching their heads when the update(s) hit their computers. Pass the word and explain, a new update is rolling out on April 11th and to expect the update to take some time to install.
The Windows 10 Creators Update will begin to roll out to customers around the world on April 11 as a free update and Surface Book, Surface Studio are coming to new markets.
Source: Windows 10 Creators Update coming April 11, Surface expands to more markets – Windows Experience BlogWindows Experience Blog
February 18, 2012
This post applies to anyone who has been using the pre-release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview or the Windows 8 Server Developer Preview…
You can extend the lifespan (or usage) of these products to January 15, 2013 by performing a Windows Update. Following the install of this update, Windows 8 will automatically try to reactivate after a restart and will continue restarting until an activation is successful. If you fail to perform the update you will receive notice on your desktop, 14 days prior to expiration, alerting you that the pre-release version will expire.
You can read in more detail about the expiration of these products and the steps to take to extend their lifespan by visiting Microsoft Support [click here] .
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May 1, 2009
There are those occasions where the Microsoft Update alert in the system tray will continuously bug you until you proceed with the update, which is a good thing from a system security perspective. However, there are those special occasions where you may not want the update to proceed.
My Tech friend, buddy, brother of the geeks, TechPaul at Tech-for Everyone has put together a clear, concise “quick” tutorial (Tip of the Day) about what to do when you want or need to manipulate the update process. TechPaul provides an excellent (very recent) example that is very helpful to all and easy to learn.
I encourage you to read:
Tech-for Everyone: Do Not Want That Update? How to Stop A Nag
Thank you TechPaul at Tech-for Everyone
for providing us with these very helpful tips.
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