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Windows 10 Home users cannot block Windows updates. They are automatically downloaded and installed. In theory, this is OK. However, some updates can be faulty, and cause system stability issues or crashes. Fortunately, Microsoft has released a tool that anyone can use to block some updates from being installed. It is named "Show or Hide Updates" and you can use it to block or unblock Windows 10 updates for drivers, and Microsoft software. If you want to find out where to get this tool and how to use it to block unwanted updates for Windows 10, read this tutorial:
Windows 10 Spring Creators Update has proved to be quite controversial. It was supposed to be available on April 10th, 2018. But it was not, and Microsoft did not explain why. Then, it was clear that a last-minute bug caused the delay, but no one knew exactly what the bug was, when it was going to be fixed and when the new update was going to launch. Today, we finally have a launch date from Microsoft, and a new name:
Microsoft has never said anything publicly about the next release of Windows 10: it did not communicate an exact launch date, and it did not even confirm the name - Windows 10 Spring Creators Update. That name only showed up on several occasions to users that are members of the Windows Insider program. Most Windows insiders assumed from the little information that was available to them, that April 10th was the launch date. April 10th has passed, and this release was not made available to the public. Here's why:
On April 30th, 2018, Microsoft releases the next major update to Windows 10: April 2018 Update, which has the codename Redstone 4. The upgrade brings several new features and many quality-of-life improvements to the previous Fall Creators Update. If you want to know what is new, and whether it is worth installing, for free, on your Windows 10 computers and devices, read this article:
If you use Windows 10, and you read our website, you have heard about the Fall Creators Update. It is the latest major update for Windows 10, and it is available for every Windows 10 user, for free, starting October 17th, 2017. The Fall Creators Update includes several new features that are designed to enhance the experience of creative users, just like the Windows 10 Creators Update did before it, in the spring of 2017. If you want to know more about Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, what it is and whether you should install or defer it, read this article:
When Windows 10 was released for the first time, Microsoft said that this would be their last operating system. And they have kept their promise up until now: they have developed no new operating systems. However, that doesn't mean that Windows 10 is stalling. Quite the contrary! Windows 10 is probably the most dynamic operating system created by Microsoft. Last year, Microsoft gave us the Anniversary Update, which was a big update with added benefits, with many new features and tools added to Windows 10.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is, without question, an important point in Windows 10's evolution path since it was initially released to the public, last year. However, you shouldn't think about it as a new iteration of the operating system, but rather as a "service pack with many added benefits". The Anniversary Update polishes Windows 10 and, on top of that, brings a couple of new features that users will probably enjoy using. If you're still wondering whether or not it's worth installing, we made a list with the most important reasons for you to do that.
When your PC is online, Windows automatically checks for important updates and installs them using the Windows Update service, depending on the way it is configured. As always with Windows operating systems, Windows Update has a default set of settings for the way it works and you can customize them. In this guide we will share how to find all the available settings for the Windows Update service and how to customize them so that it works the way you want to.
Windows Update is an essential part of Windows that is permanently improving the operating system and the quality of your user experience. After using your computer for a long time, you will end up with plenty of updates installed. If you want to find information about them, when they were installed and what they do, you can review all your installed updates. Also, you can restore those updates that you have hidden at some point. This tutorial will share how to do both these things:
In Windows 8.1 there are two Windows Update tools: one available from the Desktop (which hasn't changed since Windows 7) and one in PC Settings, that's optimized for users with touch devices. When using the PC Settings version, you can view information about available updates, check for new updates manually, install those that are available, view your update history, and choose how updates get installed in Windows 8.1. Here's how it all works: