October Upgrade for Windows 10

October Upgrade for Windows 10

October 9th is the day of automatic availability for the October upgrade, also known as 1809, for Windows 10.  This is the final upgrade offered this year.  “If you already have a Windows 10 PC and have automatic updates enabled, the update will be delivered to you when it’s ready for your machine,” said Jennifer […]

Windows Update: Preparation

Windows Update: Preparation

The next big Windows update is here, though on the door step for most.  There are many ways you can be a bit more prepared. Many of you may know that the last large Windows updates caused problems all over.  Here at Frankenstein Computers we’ve been helping customer’s with problems caused by the most recent […]

Windows Update Breaks More Systems

Windows Update Breaks More Systems

As many may know, there was a rather large update earlier in the month. This version Windows update 1803, added many features to Windows 10, mostly cosmetic. However, that didn’t stop the Windows update from wreaking havoc on older systems that were updated to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. These issues can […]

Windows will delete software that scares users into paying for upgrades

Windows will delete software that scares users into paying for upgrades

Windows is being updated to automatically delete software that tries to bully users into paying for upgrades. Microsoft is targeting free programs that claim to scan computers and then try to frighten users with messages that they need a paid upgrade to fix a problem with their PC. Barak Shein of Windows Defender Security Research […]

Another Bad Windows Update (KB4074558) is Disabling All USB Devices!

Another Bad Windows Update (KB4074558) is Disabling All USB Devices!

Over the past week we have received no less that twenty calls about the mouse and keyboard (and any other peripheral devices) suddenly not working.  After the issue presented itself the first time we were able to identify it pretty quickly.  It is yet another in a recent string of bad Windows updates!!! This affects […]

Windows 10 Creator’s Edition Update

Windows 10 Creator’s Edition Update

Microsoft has released an update for the Windows 10 Operating System.  To say the least, it is massive.  It is called the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update.  This update has many people upset because of the length of time it takes to install.  On my home system, this update took 3 and ½ hours to […]