Microsoft warns Windows 10 users to update immediately 2 pages: [1] 2
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 5:53:07 PM
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 6:19:46 PM
Pretty much didn't have any choice... you could put it off for a day or so but it will eventually update whether you like it or not. mine did and fair warning, it took almost 4 hours! so make sure you don't have anything important waiting or do it overnight while you are sleeping.
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:39:35 PM
Interesting. When I shut my laptop down last night there was an update.
Didn't take hours though...

I wonder if that was this update? I never know. When there's an update, I just do it on shut down.

*UPDATE* I might have been wrong. I just manually checked under Settings and although on first appearance, it said I was up to date, there was another update available.
So everyone, check under your settings. Don't just go by the "Install Updates and Shut Down" option when you're powering your computer down.
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:46:50 PM
Terri wrote:
Interesting. When I shut my laptop down last night there was an update.
Didn't take hours though...

I wonder if that was this update? I never know. When there's an update, I just do it on shut down.

*UPDATE* I might have been wrong. I just manually checked under Settings and although on first appearance, it said I was up to date, there was another update available.
So everyone, check under your settings. Don't just go by the "Install Updates and Shut Down" option when you're powering your computer down.


Mine specifically said it was a new version of Windows so that could be why it took so long...

the weird thing is that it really isn't all that different, I barely notice anything different at all except for the version number.

It is Windows 10 version 1903...

Adding: there are probably a few extra back doors now...
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:45:28 AM
I hate updates, they always mess up my device and I can't get anything done. Updated my phone app a few months ago and since then I have not been able to receive text messages. I contact my service provider. They tried many different things and could not get it to work. They gave me the phone number of the company who makes the phone. They could not fix it either. I can send texts but can't receive them.
I hate updates!
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 5:53:12 AM
I can't stand updates either and I stopped doing them. I didn't update to Windows 10 because of the negative things I've heard about it and am just fine with Window 8.1. I'm thinking of switching to Linux
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:10:32 AM
waterart wrote:
I can't stand updates either and I stopped doing them. I didn't update to Windows 10 because of the negative things I've heard about it and am just fine with Window 8.1. I'm thinking of switching to Linux


I almost did that about 8 years ago too but it was very different from Windows and you needed a little bit of geek in your blood back then also my laptop crashed, and I never got around to trying it. I just bought a new one and continued with Windows.

I haven't looked at since then so maybe it is more user friendly now...
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:31:06 AM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
waterart wrote:
I can't stand updates either and I stopped doing them. I didn't update to Windows 10 because of the negative things I've heard about it and am just fine with Window 8.1. I'm thinking of switching to Linux


I almost did that about 8 years ago too but it was very different from Windows and you needed a little bit of geek in your blood back then also my laptop crashed, and I never got around to trying it. I just bought a new one and continued with Windows.

I haven't looked at since then so maybe it is more user friendly now...

Try Linux Mint version, it's very much like Windows. I downloaded a live copy and use it when I make payments online or update my website. I just run it off a flash drive. It's a great way to test out Linux without actually installing it.
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 8:24:33 PM
I get automatic updates. How do I know if my system has been updated? I think an update was done the other day, but I don't know if it's "the" one, and I want to make sure I'm protected.

Edited to add that I found the update and am downloading it now. I guess it didn't get done automatically.
Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 10:56:50 PM
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I get automatic updates. How do I know if my system has been updated? I think an update was done the other day, but I don't know if it's "the" one, and I want to make sure I'm protected.

Edited to add that I found the update and am downloading it now. I guess it didn't get done automatically.


The updates I recently had apparently weren't THE update.
Go to Settings>System>About
and it should show you the Win10 version.
Mine is 1803 (update in May)
I don't see anywhere to update to 1903 though. It says I'm up to date and it was checked last night.
Actually I see why now. It says:
Quote:
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We're offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn't quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you'll see the update available on this page. There's nothing you need to do at this time.


I wonder if my computer is okay? I ran Malwarebyte yesterday and nothing came up.
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:19:58 AM
Terri wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I get automatic updates. How do I know if my system has been updated? I think an update was done the other day, but I don't know if it's "the" one, and I want to make sure I'm protected.

Edited to add that I found the update and am downloading it now. I guess it didn't get done automatically.


The updates I recently had apparently weren't THE update.
Go to Settings>System>About
and it should show you the Win10 version.
Mine is 1803 (update in May)
I don't see anywhere to update to 1903 though. It says I'm up to date and it was checked last night.
Actually I see why now. It says:
Quote:
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We're offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn't quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you'll see the update available on this page. There's nothing you need to do at this time.


I wonder if my computer is okay? I ran Malwarebyte yesterday and nothing came up.
. That’s very mysterious... is it an older computer? But mine is a five year old model so that shouldn’t matter. Unless you’re just behind on updates.
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:55:19 AM
Got it downloaded last night and now it's installing. Now at only 44%. This does take a loooong time!!!Shocked
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:47:35 AM
Terri wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I get automatic updates. How do I know if my system has been updated? I think an update was done the other day, but I don't know if it's "the" one, and I want to make sure I'm protected.

Edited to add that I found the update and am downloading it now. I guess it didn't get done automatically.


The updates I recently had apparently weren't THE update.
Go to Settings>System>About
and it should show you the Win10 version.
Mine is 1803 (update in May)
I don't see anywhere to update to 1903 though. It says I'm up to date and it was checked last night.
Actually I see why now. It says:
Quote:
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We're offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn't quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you'll see the update available on this page. There's nothing you need to do at this time.


I wonder if my computer is okay? I ran Malwarebyte yesterday and nothing came up.


Interesting ... mine is 1809 dupdate in JANUARY ???
I don't see you notice about compatible devices anywhere. Just had another update last night/this morning (always finishes after my re-boot in morning).
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 4:03:00 PM
BKMuir wrote:
Terri wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I get automatic updates. How do I know if my system has been updated? I think an update was done the other day, but I don't know if it's "the" one, and I want to make sure I'm protected.

Edited to add that I found the update and am downloading it now. I guess it didn't get done automatically.


The updates I recently had apparently weren't THE update.
Go to Settings>System>About
and it should show you the Win10 version.
Mine is 1803 (update in May)
I don't see anywhere to update to 1903 though. It says I'm up to date and it was checked last night.
Actually I see why now. It says:
Quote:
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We're offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn't quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you'll see the update available on this page. There's nothing you need to do at this time.


I wonder if my computer is okay? I ran Malwarebyte yesterday and nothing came up.


Interesting ... mine is 1809 dupdate in JANUARY ???
I don't see you notice about compatible devices anywhere. Just had another update last night/this morning (always finishes after my re-boot in morning).


You'll know 1903 when you get it... it says:

"we have a new version of Windows for you"

then they give you a choice of install times and it warns you "this could take a while" (understatement of the month)

I went with postponing for a few hours so that could get some stuff done first, but if I'd known it would be 4 hours I would have had it run overnight.

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:21:52 PM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Terri wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I get automatic updates. How do I know if my system has been updated? I think an update was done the other day, but I don't know if it's "the" one, and I want to make sure I'm protected.

Edited to add that I found the update and am downloading it now. I guess it didn't get done automatically.


The updates I recently had apparently weren't THE update.
Go to Settings>System>About
and it should show you the Win10 version.
Mine is 1803 (update in May)
I don't see anywhere to update to 1903 though. It says I'm up to date and it was checked last night.
Actually I see why now. It says:
Quote:
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We're offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn't quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you'll see the update available on this page. There's nothing you need to do at this time.


I wonder if my computer is okay? I ran Malwarebyte yesterday and nothing came up.
. That’s very mysterious... is it an older computer? But mine is a five year old model so that shouldn’t matter. Unless you’re just behind on updates.


Shelli, my laptop is pretty new. I think I bought it in February. It's an Acer Aspire 3 (i5) ... I needed something faster to run some of my design & music production software faster/smoother.

Notice the part where it says my device isn't quite ready for this update? I wonder what the heck that could even mean. Is it going to be ready in the future? And if so, how? *shrugs*
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 7:44:07 PM
Terri wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Terri wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I get automatic updates. How do I know if my system has been updated? I think an update was done the other day, but I don't know if it's "the" one, and I want to make sure I'm protected.

Edited to add that I found the update and am downloading it now. I guess it didn't get done automatically.


The updates I recently had apparently weren't THE update.
Go to Settings>System>About
and it should show you the Win10 version.
Mine is 1803 (update in May)
I don't see anywhere to update to 1903 though. It says I'm up to date and it was checked last night.
Actually I see why now. It says:
Quote:
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is on its way. We're offering this update to compatible devices, but your device isn't quite ready for it. Once your device is ready, you'll see the update available on this page. There's nothing you need to do at this time.


I wonder if my computer is okay? I ran Malwarebyte yesterday and nothing came up.
. That’s very mysterious... is it an older computer? But mine is a five year old model so that shouldn’t matter. Unless you’re just behind on updates.


Shelli, my laptop is pretty new. I think I bought it in February. It's an Acer Aspire 3 (i5) ... I needed something faster to run some of my design & music production software faster/smoother.



Notice the part where it says my device isn't quite ready for this update? I wonder what the heck that could even mean. Is it going to be ready in the future? And if so, how? *shrugs*


No idea and of all things my desktop is an Acer Aspire that I got 5 years ago. I was thinking it might be a ram issue but then why would it tell you you don’t need to do anything? Hmmm the plot thickens. Lol. Keep us updated. Maybe Cortana is going to get it ready for you? Cue the suspense music.
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:31:18 PM
Uh oh... I just got a "You've got an Update" pop up!
I said LATER! I got too much work to do right now... and I'm not gonna sit here for 4 hours waiting. lol Laughing

So have people been having issues with this update (besides the looong wait?)
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 9:44:46 PM
Terri wrote:
Uh oh... I just got a "You've got an Update" pop up!
I said LATER! I got too much work to do right now... and I'm not gonna sit here for 4 hours waiting. lol Laughing

So have people been having issues with this update (besides the looong wait?)


I haven’t really other than it seems like it slowed my computer down again. Every time I update I have to go back to my start menu and disable a bunch of stuff I don’t use so it won’t run in the background and eat up my resources. That bugs me! But otherwise everything seems okay for me.
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:06:58 PM
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.
Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 3:25:35 PM
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.


mine was too and it was because there was a whole bunch of unnecessary apps set to run as background apps. like 3d viewer and xbox... I never use those!

you can easily turn them off by clicking on the start button (windows button) then go to settings>privacy>background apps. then you can toggle all the ones you don't want to stay on all the time to off.

This will free up a bunch of resources for you. I noticed a difference right away.


Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 5:36:59 PM
After much nagging I finally gave in and updated my computer and then quickly reversed the update after my bluetooth and internet no longer worked. I'm really sick of Microsoft and their updates. There hasn't been one since I got Windows 10 that didn't mess something up or disable some software that was working just fine, so from now I'm going to do everything possible to avoid updating unless they hold my computer hostage and I have no choice.
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 5:51:12 PM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.


mine was too and it was because there was a whole bunch of unnecessary apps set to run as background apps. like 3d viewer and xbox... I never use those!

you can easily turn them off by clicking on the start button (windows button) then go to settings>privacy>background apps. then you can toggle all the ones you don't want to stay on all the time to off.

This will free up a bunch of resources for you. I noticed a difference right away.




I just went through an toggled about half the items off. Thanks. Didn't think to do this. Some items I didn't even know what they were, while others were programs I rarely use... and others I never use.
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:23:42 AM
Dementees wrote:
After much nagging I finally gave in and updated my computer and then quickly reversed the update after my bluetooth and internet no longer worked. I'm really sick of Microsoft and their updates. There hasn't been one since I got Windows 10 that didn't mess something up or disable some software that was working just fine, so from now I'm going to do everything possible to avoid updating unless they hold my computer hostage and I have no choice.


I hear you! I really hate to have to hack my registry though.

I am thinking about Linux more and more!
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 12:33:20 AM
Terri wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.


mine was too and it was because there was a whole bunch of unnecessary apps set to run as background apps. like 3d viewer and xbox... I never use those!

you can easily turn them off by clicking on the start button (windows button) then go to settings>privacy>background apps. then you can toggle all the ones you don't want to stay on all the time to off.

This will free up a bunch of resources for you. I noticed a difference right away.




I just went through an toggled about half the items off. Thanks. Didn't think to do this. Some items I didn't even know what they were, while others were programs I rarely use... and others I never use.


Most of them, even ones you use, do not need to run all the time in the background. You can start them when you do need them anytime. So I turned off everything but connect and security.
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:04:14 AM
Terri wrote:

Notice the part where it says my device isn't quite ready for this update? I wonder what the heck that could even mean. Is it going to be ready in the future? And if so, how? *shrugs*


From what I have read, it is most likely either outdated drivers or a USB device, like an external HD.

Try updating your drivers and remove any unnecessary USB peripherals and see if that helps.
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 4:14:52 PM
Jerry Lambert wrote:
Terri wrote:

Notice the part where it says my device isn't quite ready for this update? I wonder what the heck that could even mean. Is it going to be ready in the future? And if so, how? *shrugs*


From what I have read, it is most likely either outdated drivers or a USB device, like an external HD.

Try updating your drivers and remove any unnecessary USB peripherals and see if that helps.


I'll check my drivers later tonight... but do you think it could be my bluetooth/wireless mouse? That's the only USB I have plugged in to my laptop.
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:08:20 PM
Terri wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.


mine was too and it was because there was a whole bunch of unnecessary apps set to run as background apps. like 3d viewer and xbox... I never use those!

you can easily turn them off by clicking on the start button (windows button) then go to settings>privacy>background apps. then you can toggle all the ones you don't want to stay on all the time to off.

This will free up a bunch of resources for you. I noticed a difference right away.




I just went through an toggled about half the items off. Thanks. Didn't think to do this. Some items I didn't even know what they were, while others were programs I rarely use... and others I never use.


I just went through mine and turned off about 80% of them. WOW!Shocked I didn't even know any of these were running in the background.
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:19:23 PM
Karen Coffelt wrote:
Terri wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.


mine was too and it was because there was a whole bunch of unnecessary apps set to run as background apps. like 3d viewer and xbox... I never use those!

you can easily turn them off by clicking on the start button (windows button) then go to settings>privacy>background apps. then you can toggle all the ones you don't want to stay on all the time to off.

This will free up a bunch of resources for you. I noticed a difference right away.




I just went through an toggled about half the items off. Thanks. Didn't think to do this. Some items I didn't even know what they were, while others were programs I rarely use... and others I never use.


I just went through mine and turned off about 80% of them. WOW!Shocked I didn't even know any of these were running in the background.


you should notice a difference right away or if not do a reboot.
Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:50:59 PM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
Terri wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.


mine was too and it was because there was a whole bunch of unnecessary apps set to run as background apps. like 3d viewer and xbox... I never use those!

you can easily turn them off by clicking on the start button (windows button) then go to settings>privacy>background apps. then you can toggle all the ones you don't want to stay on all the time to off.

This will free up a bunch of resources for you. I noticed a difference right away.




I just went through an toggled about half the items off. Thanks. Didn't think to do this. Some items I didn't even know what they were, while others were programs I rarely use... and others I never use.


I just went through mine and turned off about 80% of them. WOW!Shocked I didn't even know any of these were running in the background.


you should notice a difference right away or if not do a reboot.


I have noticed a difference. Thanks!
Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 3:04:30 AM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:
Karen Coffelt wrote:
I noticed my computer is being a bit slow today. Maybe because of the update.


mine was too and it was because there was a whole bunch of unnecessary apps set to run as background apps. like 3d viewer and xbox... I never use those!

you can easily turn them off by clicking on the start button (windows button) then go to settings>privacy>background apps. then you can toggle all the ones you don't want to stay on all the time to off.

This will free up a bunch of resources for you. I noticed a difference right away.




This is important!!!

I had most of these background apps turned off already. Then I got a forced update to 1903 and in under 24 hours my CPU usage skyrocketed. The %$@#$#@ update had turned all of them back on.


So check those background apps. Shelli is right.
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