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Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...

Alum

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...

I understand. I tend to hold onto things "just in case I really need them", but then I find myself never using them. Smiley Tongue The amount of random notebooks I have is silly. 

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...


@Brooke wrote:

The amount of random notebooks I have is silly. 


I probably would have gotten something a bit better, but I was antsy, and the site's stock kept changing from minute to minute.  Most of it was refurbished stuff, as was this notebook.  I had a choice of either a check for $62.50 or $360 worth of merchandise from this particular site that was set up for the purpose of the suit.  It seemed like a no brainer to me.  I just wish I would have been a bit more patient and waited for something better to be available, which happened the very next day.   But, I got an Acer Aspire V5-122p-0889 for free, and even had enough left over to pay for next day shipping.  None of it cost me a penny.  It's too "weak" to run Windows 10 very well, but it does okay with Windows 8.1.  It's just doesn't like multitasking.   

 

The funny thing is, the suit concerned an item that never affected me.  Apparently there was an issue with the floppy drive used on just about every model they sold that had one.  I bought a desktop in 1998 (eMachines 366i) and never had a problem with it, even though it had the floppy drive in question.    

 

Just a little lesson for those out there that don't bother to register their products.  Had I never done so I never would have been notified about the suit, and I never would have ended up with a free notebook.  A slow notebook, but a free one.  

 

And the craziest part is that I wouldn't have my Dell Laptop had the final notification from the suit come one week sooner.  I got the original notice in the mail, filled out the required info, and sent it back.  I waited and waited, and eventually concluded that I must not have had a model that was included after all, so I decided to order my Dell Laptop.  I get it five days later, and two days after that the final notice comes for the suit.  It included the PIN so I could get the merchandise.  SMH.  Impatience biting me again.  Smiley Tongue 


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Sophomore

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...

@GabeU

If you didn't get the update installed, that's probably a good thing.  Microsoft has pulled it due to problems.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-has-pulled-the-windows-10-october-2018-upd...

 

Professor

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...

I saw that today -- my update went through and luckily, there don't seem to be any problems. 

 


If you didn't get the update installed, that's probably a good thing.  Microsoft has pulled it due to problems.

 

 


 

Distinguished Professor III

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...


@slym wrote:

@GabeU

If you didn't get the update installed, that's probably a good thing.  Microsoft has pulled it due to problems.


I was able to get both my desktop and laptop updated without issue.  I checked my files and documents and such and didn't see anything amiss, so whatever it is that it causing the issue for so many people didn't rear its ugly head for me.  

 

With that said, though, I always make sure to save a system image before any significant update/upgrade.  This way, if something bad does happen I can quickly and easily restore my computer.  

 

I'm definitely glad that I didn't waste any of my tokens, though.  Smiley Happy  

 

Still, when it's re-released I'll have to download it and create a DVD again, as the one I created has the faulty version.  Though I usually just upgrade the old fashioned way, I always create an installation DVD of the new version just to have it on hand.  Granted, it seems a bit stupid to upgrade the old fashioned way instead of using the DVD I create, but it's just the way I've always done it.  Plus, I've never tried it with the created DVD, so I don't know if it gives the option to keep all of my files intact like it does through Windows update.  If it does, I might change my method.  


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Senior Instructor

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...

Although the update was a little clumsy (think it did it in parts), I did get my Win10 VM updated fairly uneventfully.

Did notice some little weird things that are no longer there now: the startup tune disappeared from the login screen and the icon bar along the bottom no longer pops up upon startup. MS Store now has an XBox sidebar feature that seems nice to check things (as they continue to merge all this Win/XBox stuff together now).

 

Edit: Now having read the article, maybe one of the things deleted during the process is the startup sound file. 🤪


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...


@MarkJFine wrote: 

Edit: Now having read the article, maybe one of the things deleted during the process is the startup sound file. 🤪


My speakers are tucked away to the side and only pulled out and turned on when I need them, so I don't know if any sound is there at startup.  And, to be honest, because of never having it on at startup, I don't know if any sound was there before.  Smiley Tongue 

 

I suppose I could connect my headphones and restart.  


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Distinguished Professor III

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...

@MarkJFine

 

I checked and I had no sound, either (the option was ticked).  Because of this, and the known notification issue, plus the missing document/file issue (which didn't affect me), I decided to restore my desktop and laptop using the saved system images.  They're now back to normal.  

 

When they release the upgrade again I think that, instead of doing it the way I normally do, I'll just download the ISO, write it to disk, and use that.  As mentioned, I still don't know if it will give me the option to keep my files, but if it doesn't I can always abort the upgrade and then do it the old fashioned way.  

 

Now I'm even more glad that I didn't end up using any Token data.  It truly would have been a waste.  


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Junior

Re: Heads Up. Windows 10 1809 Update is now out and being downloaded to computers...

Microsoft has paused the 1809 update due to issues with files being deleted.

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