If you are like me, you hate updates.
My wife had a good photo printer that could scan multiple negatives or slides at the same time, but after taking an update, it would only do 1 at a time.
She contacted the company and they say it shouldn’t have been scanning multiples before anyway.
Earlier this year, I took an Office update and it crashed my laptop, forcing me to take it into be fixed.
Turns out that hundreds of others had the same crash with the problem being what the update did to a driver.
They were able to restore most of my files, but it really messed up my contacts, which I had to rebuild from scratch.
Microsoft is warning everyone to empty unnecessary files as soon as possible, because they are sending out a major Windows 10 update and if you don’t have enough space on your computer for the update, you could be in trouble and your computer may not initialize afterwards.
(ZDNet) – Ahead of next month’s release of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Microsoft is warning users to make sure there’s sufficient storage space for the upgrade, or there may be trouble.
The alert is targeted at users of systems with limited storage space, which may fail to initialize after running Windows Update.
Microsoft singles out “thin clients” and “embedded systems”. But since Windows 10 demands around 10GB of space to install, it could be taken as a general warning for owners who’ve skimped on PC costs by buying Windows laptops with 32GB flash storage.
Many of these users have in the past been met with ‘Windows needs more space’ warnings during an upgrade…
Note that this warning is mostly for tablets and other smaller devices with limited storage space.
Chances are, this will impact many students the most, since they often get just the bare necessities.
However, if you have a lot of stuff on your larger computer, you had best check your storage to see how much free space you have, or you could be in trouble.
Bottom line, it’s best to clean up computer, tablet or whatever on a regular basis anyway.
The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.