If your business is still running on Windows 7, you have some important decisions to make, and not a lot of time remaining. Windows 7 support officially ends in less than a year, on January 14, 2020. After that date, Microsoft will stop delivering security updates automatically, and by then most third-party vendors will have dropped support as well.Most businesses completed their planning for migration to Windows 10 long ago and are in the final stages of implementing that plan. If you're still procrastinating, it's time to get serious.You have, by my calculation, four options. Which one you choose depends on why your organization is still clinging to Windows 7.If the main reason is inertia, you'll need to find something to motivate yourself. You could, for example, calculate the costs of cleaning up after a successful ransomware attack that spreads over your network, including the loss of business while you scramble to recover. If you're in a regulated industry, you might want to find … [Read more...] about Windows 7: What is your company’s exit strategy?
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Introduction Now that Windows 10 has overtaken Windows 7 as the most popular operating system, it’s the most popular operating system out there. The follow up to Windows 8.1 has been out for more than three years now, and has given users plenty of time to figure it out.And, over the years, a lot of the initial Windows 10 problems have been fixed by Microsoft. However, there are new issues and security exploits popping up all the time. It’s basically because Windows 10 updates are still a mess – the most recent update has been notorious for causing Blue Screen errors on Surface devices and deleting user data. And, if Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems, including the loss of data, are any hint, Microsoft has its work cut out for it. Plus, there are plenty of Windows 10 problems that have persisted to this day, like printer connectivity issues, even in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.Either way, if you’re having a hard time with the operating system, … [Read more...] about 100 common Windows 10 problems and how to solve them
After consumers reported a number of problems with the latest major update to Windows 10, Microsoft responded by preventing the October 2018 Update from being installed on some systems. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update was available for download when it announced its new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 at a media event on October 2 in New York City. Since then, users have reported a number of wide-ranging issues caused by the update, including lost files, issues with CPU usage, and reduced battery life post-update. The problem with disappearing files has been widely reported on various social media forums, including on Reddit and Twitter, with one user reporting on Microsoft’s community forum that he had lost up to 220GB of data after the update. Affected file types include documents, music, and photos. “I have just updated my windows using the October update (10, version 1809) it deleted all my files of 23 years in … [Read more...] about Windows 10 update should be avoided until Microsoft delivers fixes
Just like its predecessor, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) is a major refresh that brings new features and enhancements to improve the overall experience for desktops, laptops, and tablets. However, a new release also means potential new problems as these updates aren't like those you install every month. Usually, a new feature update of Windows 10 includes major code changes that can unleash new compatibility issues, problems with drivers, unexpected errors, and a number of other problems that can impact performance and usability. Also, in addition to unknown bugs, you may stumble upon other issues that aren't caused as a result of new changes in the OS. Sometimes, an upgrade will fail or experience problems because of incompatible software, outdated device drivers, and custom configurations that may prevent your computer from getting the new version. In this Windows 10 guide, we'll look at some of the problems you may run into trying to install the October 2018 … [Read more...] about Windows 10 October 2018 Update common problems and fixes
The Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) has finally arrived, and it's rolling out worldwide as a free update for compatible desktops, laptops, and tablets. The new version is the fifth major refresh that Microsoft is releasing (the first of two updates coming out this year), and it delivers a new set of features and changes to improve productivity, performance, and security. However, a new release also means new potential problems because feature updates are not the same as those quality updates you get every month. Instead, every new release of Windows 10 goes through significant code restructuring which can introduce compatibility issues as well as bugs that can negatively impact the experience. Alongside the issues that may appear as a result of the new version, you may also come across problems that aren't necessarily problems with the new feature update. Sometimes, an installation could fail because of outdated drivers, conflicts with programs, and configurations you may … [Read more...] about Windows 10 April 2018 Update common problems and fixes