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This page will be updated as and when there is news on changes or updates to Windows 10

 

Windows 10 receives security updates and fixes monthly or as required, and twice yearly it receives a major feature update (also known as a build update)

 

12/11/20 - Windows 10 "October 2020" Update

From my testing all the initial issues with the latest update have now been resolved, and I have successfully installed it on multiple computers without any issues, therefore in my opinion it is now safe to proceed with this update if you get prompted to install it

 

01/10/20 - Windows 10 "October 2020" Update

The "October 2020 Update" was released on 20th October 2020

 

For details of what is changing in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 October 2020 Update section

 

This update is free for all Windows 10 users and will automatically download and install – it is being released in waves so not everyone will receive it immediately but you will eventually get it in the days/weeks/months after release

 

N.B. For the first few weeks it will be an 'optional' update which you can choose to install via Windows Settings, after that short testing period it will then start to install automatically on all devices

 

For those which are still on older builds of Windows 10 then my usual advice / comments apply as below:-

 

If you are offered this new version in the first few weeks of release then my advice would be to postpone it for a while to allow for any initial problems to be resolved before you go ahead and upgrade, as with the previous releases there were quite a few initial teething issues which did cause some problems to customers who chose to upgrade immediately. I will update this page and/or my news page when I am happy all teething issues are resolved and it is safe to install.

                         

Once it has finished downloading in the background you will be prompted to restart your computer to complete the upgrade (or it will do it automatically the next time you shutdown/restart)

 

During the installation / update process you will see the screen below which shows you the update progress

 

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27/05/20 - Windows 10 "April 2020" Update

The Windows 10 "April 2020 Update" was released on 27th May 2020

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 April 2020 Update section

 

 

13/11/19 - Windows 10 "November 2019" Update

The "November 2019 Update" was finally released on 12th November 2019 after initially being delayed (and renamed)

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 November 2019 Update section

 

 

20/02/19 - Windows 10 "May 2019" Update

The Windows 10 "May 2019 Update" was released on 21st May 2019

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 May 2019 Update section

 

 

25/09/18 - Windows 10 "October 2018" Update

The Windows 10 "October 2018 Update" was released on 9th October 2018

 

The first release caused numerous problems, and it was pulled from release twice whilst these problems were fixed, it was finally released again in December 2018 with all outstanding issues resolved

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 October 2018 Update section

 

 

06/04/18 - Windows 10 "April 2018" Update

The Windows 10 "April 2018 Update" was released on 30th April 2018

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 April 2018 Update section                                

 

 

17/10/17 - Windows 10 "Fall Creators" Update Released

The Windows 10 "Fall Creators" Update was released on 17th October 2017

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update section

 

 

25/09/17 - AVG Firewall requires a reboot after Windows 10 upgrades to a newer version

If you have AVG Internet Security installed and Windows 10 has installed an update to a new version (build) then you may find your internet connection is not initially working

 

This is because AVG also needs to update and reconfigure its firewall after the new version of Windows 10 is installed - and to do this it requires a reboot of the computer

 

Symptoms are that trying to browse the internet results in message such as "page cannot be displayed" or "no connection is available"

 

If you look at the icons in the bottom right corner near the clock then you will likely see a red cross showing on the network connection icon (as shown below)

 

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You will also see a yellow exclamation mark on the AVG icon (as shown below)

 

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To rectify the problem and get your internet connection working - open AVG by double clicking the icon in bottom right corner near the clock and click the Restart now button (as shown below)

 

Once Windows has restarted AVG firewall will automatically reconfigure itself and your connection will now be working again

 

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11/04/17 - Windows 10 "Creators" Update Released

The Windows 10 "Creators Update" was released on 11th April 2017

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 Creators Update section

 

 

02/08/16 - Windows 10 "Anniversary" Update Released

The Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" was released on 2nd August 2017

 

For details of what changed in this version of Windows 10 see the What's New in Windows 10 Anniversary Update section

 

 

29/07/16 - Windows 10 Free Upgrades

The free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on July 29th 2016 - if you wish to upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 you will have to pay for the upgrade, or buy a new computer with Windows 10 installed

 

 

12/11/15 - Windows 10 "Fall" Update Released

The first major update for Windows 10 was released on 12 November 2015 - known as the Windows 10 "Fall" Update it contained various improvements to the Start Menu, Tablet mode, Cortana, Microsoft Edge and also lots of "under the hood" improvements to make the operating system smoother and more stable

 

All of the Windows 10 reference guides were updated to cover any changes in this release

 

 

29/07/15 - Windows 10 Released

The latest version of Microsoft's Windows operating system called Windows 10 was released on 29th July 2015

 

Windows 10 was initially available as a free upgrade to all Windows 7/8.1 customers who upgrade within the first 12 months after release, once upgraded you continued to receive free upgrades for the life of that device - The free upgrade period ended on 29th July 2016

 

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