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Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby Enrique » Thu May 10, 2018 9:39 am

Hi,
The Rollout of the above will be hitting a Computer near you soon.................

You get a choice for installing now or later.
At the end of the update the Privacy and other options will need a Yes or No answers..........

Homegroup has been removed............been problematic since Windows 7 days.

Your current Windows system is saved as Windows.old.............can be removed when you're happy with the "new" setup. It's circa 6GB of disk space depending on your system.

The Update time on a newish system is circa 20 mins.

Anyone getting problems please Post so we can get you sorted in a timely manner.............. 8)
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby gerryh » Thu May 10, 2018 9:52 am

Updated my 4 Win 10 partitions a couple of days ago.
No problems here.
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby Enrique » Thu May 10, 2018 2:03 pm

Hi,
Now for the "possible" bad bits................
On an old system i.e. Pentium 4 3GHz 2GB Memory the update will take sometime...........hours, it will also use all the CPU ........90%+

They have removed some of the Features...............

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/window ... d-features

There has been a Patch issued for 1803 that may cause a Boot loop.......... :evil:

The workaround has been Posted........
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby dxf » Thu May 10, 2018 9:29 pm

Hola

Took hours on my three year old laptop (cheap Acer) and has taken four hours so far on the office HP laptop! The battery level icon disappears every so often so you don't know how much battery you have left.

Sad news about homegroup - have used it extensively

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby Enrique » Thu May 10, 2018 9:52 pm

Hi dxf,
Thanks for Posting, your timings sound what to expect for the average user...........hence do it when you don't need to use the system.


"The battery level icon disappears every so often so you don't know how much battery you have left. ", recommend you have any laptops plugged in when doing the Update.
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby dxf » Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 am

Hola Enrique,

After the update just using the computer normally, sometimes there is a battery icon, and sometimes not. It always reappears after a restart option instead of close down and then open up later - so far !!!

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby vinuela vinny » Fri May 11, 2018 9:53 am

Hi Enrique

Pleased to report that all went well with both our aging laptops (one eight years, and one four years) - timed the update to happen overnight, so regret no timings available

Do you have a link to a trusted site advising on how to locate and safely remove windows.old please?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby Enrique » Fri May 11, 2018 10:04 am

Hi vinuela vinny,

One option............it takes sometime to complete and then the window just disappears....... :crazy:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... sk-cleanup

Then there is the Techie method..............

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/12/remov ... -manually/
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby vinuela vinny » Fri May 11, 2018 10:17 am

Hi Enrique

Thanks for that - I'll set aside a few hours to have a go over the weekend......

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby Enrique » Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 am

Hi vinuela vinny,

Windows.old will automatically get deleted after 10 days.

You can use Storage sense to keep the disk tidy on a day to day basis ....................Settings --> System--> Storage.........Check the boxes

The above can also remove Previous Versions of Windows............ :D
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby markwilding » Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 am

No problems here

I did the update myself on my laptops and will allow my desk top to update it automatically.

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby vinuela vinny » Fri May 11, 2018 11:32 am

Hi Enrique

Automatic deletion is even better - masterly inactivity, eh?

And thanks for the tip on storage

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby olive » Wed May 16, 2018 11:23 pm

That is some download file. I reckon 2.7Gb Great in a country with unlimited internet

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby Enrique » Thu May 17, 2018 8:03 am

Hi,
For Members on Limited Monthly Download ..........set your system for Metered connection, you will (should) only get critical Security Updates.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/hel ... windows-10

Unless you require some of the latest "Features" there is no need to Upgrade every time a Feature release comes out........... :idea:

For example version 1607 support was end of support in February this year.
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby olive » Thu May 17, 2018 6:14 pm

Good tip :thumbup:

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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby patricia » Tue May 22, 2018 12:00 pm

I updated two days ago. Took about two hours more or less. Nothing to report so far so good! No idea what it was meant to do and what was removed or improved. Hopefully security. :thumbup:
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Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Postby White Horse » Wed May 23, 2018 7:14 pm

Thanks for this thread...
I looked for updates manually and found it and the download was fairly quick, considering I have a 55 Mb/s connection, the install took nearly two hours and the restarts around 30 minutes after that. Lots of settings, such as file associations, tap to click, external drive settings are reset, which is a little annoying, but the system is now working OK. I'm just glad I'm not a business that needs to take 3 hours of downtime for updates.


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