What you need to know about the Windows 10 update

What you need to know about the Windows 10 update

Part of protecting your PC is keeping your operating system up to date. Here’s what you need to know about the Windows 10 update.

Millions of PC users are downloading the new Windows 10 update, Fall Creators, so should you? The mixed review and lengthy update lists seem like a muddled mess.

Fear not! Keep reading for the quick-and-dirty on this latest Microsoft roll out.

The cons

If you didn’t download the original Windows 10 update when it was free, then sadly, you’re in trouble. You can buy Windows 10 at Microsoft for the low price of $119.99, and if you don’t already have it, then this latest update does not apply to you.

Many users have reported problems throughout the Windows 10 rollout with automatic updates overriding their choice to update later. The forced shutdown can cause a variety of issues including workflow interruptions and loss of files (Find out how Clean Master can help you recover your files).

Quick tip: If you are about to give a big presentation at work, block automatic updates by turning off your Wi-Fi.

Other reported update problems include installation errors, driver issues, missing apps, interface bugs, and performance issues.

In fact, Microsoft has been blocking the release to at-risk devices.

The Pros

You can bypass this block and use the Microsoft Software Download Site to install the Windows 10 update manually.

However, in a post, Microsoft states they, “…recommend (unless you’re an advanced user who is prepared to work through some issues) that you wait until the Windows 10 Creators Update is automatically offered to you.”

The new update offers the ability to control when automatic updates occur on our devices and how much bandwidth these updates may use–possibly resolving the previously stated con.

OneDrive Files on Demand is one of the best new features. Finally, you can see files in the OneDrive cloud on any device and use them as if they were local without actually having to download them. No more wasted storage space.

Game Mode is another great feature. The new button on the Game Bar will enable you to easily switch to Game Mode and use the full processing power of your PC for a better gaming experience. Sweet!

My People is to Windows 10 as “favorites” was to cell phones. Pin your most used contacts to quickly call up emails, share photos, and even skype with the click of a button.

Added security with an improved version of Windows Defender is essential in a world with increasing cybersecurity issues. This update of Defender includes improved antivirus and anti-ransomware without having to install a supplemental antivirus program. Despite these improvements, you will still want to protect your web browser with an anti-tracking program such as Clean Master.

Windows 10 Update: To install or not to install

After weighing the pros and cons, it is best to wait for Microsoft to approach you with the update. If you don’t have the Windows 10 update, check out some of the mentioned favorite features and more with Windows Inking, 3-D Photos, and Mixed Reality.

If your PC seems to be lagging before or after your update, it isn’t necessarily related. Clean Master for PC provides the most powerful junk cleaning and privacy protection and makes your computer run like brand new. Check out the affordable options now!

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