Restart and Update To Stay in Support Windows 10?

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  1. Drew1

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    I use windows 10. Got message that says


    Restart and update to stay in support

    Support for the windows 10 april 2018 update ends in november 2019. Restart to install a supporrted version of windows



    Pick a time
    restart tonight
    restart now



    Do you all just restart now? Is it possible to click the arrow on the upper right corner of the message to hide this message? But if i do this, then next time i will get the same message?


    If i pick a time, it automatically updates it at that time regardness of what im doing?


    Should i just restart now and let it update? Any issues with it going wrong when its updating? Im always hesistant when doing a windows 10 update.
     
  2. Rodster

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    I don't know which Build you are on? If you got that message then you'll probably get the latest version which is Build 1903. That's Microsoft's new policy on Feature Updates which is 18 months after the oldest Build is no longer supported. So in theory after Build 1909 is released, Build 1903 will be supported for 18 months. If you have not updated after support ends you will have to update to the most current Build at that time.

    You could try and defer which is around 180 days.

    You could also stop the Windows Update task in Computer Mgmt, then delete the sub folder SoftwareDistribution in the Windows folder c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution. If you get the error message to try and delete the folder again is because Windows Update restarted again, so you'll have to stop it again. That will make that message go away until Windows Update restarts again.

    Word to the wise, Windows is now a service just like Linux and macOS. As such MS will bully you until you say Uncle. If you're not concerned with security updates then keep avoiding the newer Windows 10 Build.
     
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  3. Drew1

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    How i know which build im on? I think the last time i did a windows 10 update was around april 2018 or so.


    So right now i just click on the arrow and closed it. But im sure this message will pop up sometime later right? That april 2018 update, i recall i delayed it so much by closing it. But then one time it automatically updated itself.


    Do i need to do this update or not? If so, i will do it. If not, then keep delaying it? My concern is update causes my computer issue like it bricking or something... im always hesistant of a windows 10 update.
     
  4. Rodster

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    Right click on the start button, click on SYSTEM, then look all the way down on the page. It will say Windows Specifications: It will display the Version number, followed by the Build number.

    My Windows 10 Pro reads Version: 1903 and Build number 18362.239
     
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    Right click start button, I don't see System...


    I see

    windows explorer
    open user
    open all users


    settings
    help
    exit
     
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    I'm referring to the "advanced context menu" which happened with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. If you right click on the Windows flag logo, lower left corner of the screen that's the Start button i'm referring too.

    You can also "type" winver in the Command Prompt and it will popup a window displaying the same information.
     
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    Okay im not sure how to do this part.


    But would you say updating it is fine? I get this message everyday now. I keep on clicking remind me next time. I know a while back i did this everyday but eventually, it updated itself.


    Can anyone tell me how long this updating process took? Like expect it to be 15 minutes? 30 minutes? 1 hour? I want to know before i do this. Has anyone had their laptop go bad from this? That is my main concern when i do updates like this.
     
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    Then you should contact MS support about your issue then. Has anyone...this is so general that not all laptops are the same nor the same model. The updates are based on each setup no one setup is the same. Are you really asking for help or just Trolling here.
     
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    If your seeing that, you may be using Openshell, Classicshell, or similar replacement start menu.
    You have to hold shift and right click on the start button to get to system menu.
    There is no easy way to block windows updating without going to advanced tweaking.
    If your getting that message you must be on version 1803 (yy/mm) or earlier. Eventually MS will force the update.
    since the option says "restart now", that means the update files have already been downloaded and are waiting to install.

    The best option is to set windows to delay updates as long as possible. You don't want to be one of those people that are testing MS updates as soon as they come out.

    Info on delaying updates:
    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/27/how-to-delay-feature-updates-in-windows-10/
    It's also a good idea to change your network properties to a metered connection to defer update downloading.

    If your worried about the update, do a system image first using Macrium or Clonezilla.
     
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    I thought all dell window 10 updates were the same thing...


    Yes im asking for help. I always am hesistant of doing a windows update in case something happens or goes wrong. Last year, it ask me to do update, i clicked on remind me later for months... then one time it automatically updated but there were no issues.
     
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