Sunday, June 3, 2018

Windows 10 Mini Crisis

My desktop computer started acting up recently. It wanted to update but refused to install the update when I restarted. I restarted it many times but nothing happened, it just kept asking for a restart. I Googled the problem and got a bunch of suggestions for an "easy" fix, none of which worked.

I dug a little deeper and decided to reinstall Windows 10 but leaving all my personal files and settings intact. If this does not work I will do a totally new install from scratch and then reload all my programs. I hate doing this so I have my fingers crossed.

So far, so good. I am using it right now and it updated and working fine! Hope for the best!


  1. My notebook didn't have enough room to install the update. I finally cleaned most of the stuff off the drive so it could do the update. I keep saying each time I have issues I'm going to Linux, but so far I haven't had the courage to make the jump.

    1. The one notebook I have on Linux is working just great! My only complaint is that it will not run Quicken, which I use every day and would be lost without.

  2. You must have done it right if you are now using it as usual. Do you think it accomplished the update? Is there a way you can determine if you truly updated? As you can tell, I know next to nothing about these things.

    I have a "go-fer" who handles these things. At present, he is out of commission in surgery for a second knee replacement, and I am sitting in the waiting room of Summerville Medical Center typing this. Yes, we moved up the surgery for the second replacement since he has done so well with the first replacement. We still run Windows on one desk top and the other desk top is Apple. Tomorrow, when Beach is "bright-eyed and bushy-tailed," I will ask him some questions regarding updates.

  3. Wow! give our best to Beach, it is great he is getting it done this early.

    Update - Update History will give you the status of all updates. I had three "waiting for a restart" and now I have none.