Windows 10 upgrade changes

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I apologize for not getting this out as quickly as I should. Some family medical issues have kept me tied up this past week… however, it’s important that everyone know about the recent changes Microsoft made to the Windows 10 upgrade process:

They’ve now changed the update from “optional” to “recommended”. What this means is that, if your computer is set to automatically install updates, you’re going to get the Windows 10 upgrade whether you like it or not.

However, I have a quick and temporary solution: turn off automatic updates. All you need to do is click START, click CONTROL PANEL. In the upper right corner, make sure it says “view by: large icons” (if not, click it and change it). Then click WINDOWS UPDATES. On the left side you’ll see “change settings”. Click this and in the first drop down menu, change to “never check for updates” then click OK on the bottom.

You’ll receive a warning message but you can ignore that for now. Just remember to turn Windows Updates back after July 29th (when the free upgrade period is over).

For those wanting Windows 10: feel free to try it out. I’m not saying it’s terrible, just that I don’t recommend it _right now_ (especially for business customers). If you try it and don’t like it, give us a call and we can remove it for you _as long as we do this¬†within 30 days of installing it_. If you wait longer than 30 days, your computer will have to be completely formatted and the old operating system reinstalled, not an easy fix.

Of course, as always… if you need help, give us a call at 573-332-7364 or simply reply to this email.

Thanks!

Andrew Bard

Computer 21, LLC

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