* Posts by pmwhitlow

2 posts • joined 22 May 2018

About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait a little bit longer


I couldn't find anything. Now that I've done a clean install (but beside the old versions) I can get to my files (which I always make directories for on the C drive and never use the "user" area), and I can use some programmes. I haven't put anything on the new desktop yet apart from firefox, irfanview and avast.


I had exactly this problem on possibly the first of our computers to have this upgrade, took me many hours to sort out (finally by downloading a fresh installation of Windows 10 version 1803 from Microsoft to a usb stick).

My questions

why did my "invitation" merely talk of new features, and not warn that this was a full version upgrade?

why was I not warned to disable antivirus programmes? (Yes, I use Avast on all our computers)

why is there not a warning to back up all data and programmes before installing these "new features"?


Most unhappy with Microsoft for another forced change which has cost me valuable time, I could have been watching a version of the Great British Bakeoff or planning the route for tomorrow in my HGV , or even sleeping.

I dream of sleeping .....

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