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12 Things You Should Do Before Installing Windows 10 Version 1803


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:49 AM

The “Spring 2018” release Windows 10 called the Spring Creators Update is here. This is the sixth major revision of the operating system originally launched in 2015. Microsoft has put an immense amount of work into making sure Windows 10 updates happen smoothly. But inevitably, there are a handful of users who experience difficulty during the upgrade.  This is due to the millions of configurations that exist and the complexity of making a product like Windows 10 work on the vast majority of them.

In this post, we’ll show you a few things to do in advance of the Windows 10 update. Some of these are simple safeguards that everyone should do. Others are more conservative measures that might only be worth your time if your Windows 10 PC is mission critical.

https://www.groovypost.com/howto/prepare-computer-windows-10-creators-update-version-1703/



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:07 AM

"But inevitably, there are a handful of users who experience difficulty during the upgrade.  This is due to the millions of configurations that exist and the complexity of making a product like Windows 10 work on the vast majority of them."

 

Bravo to that author!!   There is no way that the engineers at Microsoft (nor elsewhere) can account for all of the possible configurations that any new update of Windows 10 (or even patches) will land on.

 

This is one of the reasons I, personally, think that Microsoft was brilliant in creating the Windows Insider program.  It's just not possible to come anywhere close to having all possible configurations in-house as part of one's test bed.  But if you can get willing volunteers to be your beta testers, who actually enjoy doing it, and who have an untold number of different configurations not available in house and where "real world" tweaking will have occurred your covering a lot more bases than you ever could by going at testing and QA in the way it's traditionally been done.

 

That doesn't excuse some of the stuff that's being seen, but it does excuse others.  No one can be "all seeing" anymore, particularly not any OS maker.  There's just too much hardware of too many eras out there where people are installing OSes that were never intended by their designers to land on that hardware.  What's amazing is that it often works (for some value of works, but often that's "just works") even though it was never intended to.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:23 AM

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There is no way that the engineers at Microsoft (nor elsewhere) can account for all of the possible configurations that any new update of Windows 10 (or even patches) will land on.

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Not even on Microsoft own devices???

 

Surface Pro (2017) owners hitting Win10 1803 update blue screens. Now we know why.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:26 AM

 

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There is no way that the engineers at Microsoft (nor elsewhere) can account for all of the possible configurations that any new update of Windows 10 (or even patches) will land on.

...

Not even on Microsoft own devices???

 

Surface Pro (2017) owners hitting Win10 1803 update blue screens. Now we know why.

 

 

Never said, nor implied, that bone-headed mistakes have not occurred nor will not occur again.   Given my own past experience in software development and the attitude that, "We have to meet that [artificially set] deadline!!," and propensity toward, "There's always time to do it over, but never time to get it right before it leaves in the first place," among management I know this sort of thing will happen again.

 

It's inexcusable, but as long as the above hold sway, and they have for decades now, it's inevitable.


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