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Windows 10 Creators Update, am worried about installing it

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  1. polli

    polli Thread Starter

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    I bought my computer last year with Windows 10 installed on it.
    When the Anniversary Update came up it auto installed it.
    However I then had a black screen and some programs wouldn't work.
    I had a friend who works with computers come to sort it out.
    However, my friend is not well at the minute. so am very nervous about installing the Creators Update, in case there should be problems again, as don't know what I'm doing.
    I keep getting pop ups to remind me
    Can you advise me please?
     
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  3. Tabvla

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    For now ignore the Popups...... just be patient and wait.

    Creators Update contains a lot of changes. With so many changes it is always possible that something may not mesh with a particular setup on an individual system, which might result in a compromised or even unbootable system.

    It would therefore be wise to take a System Image, create an Repair Disk and Backup user files. You don't need special software to do any of this, all of which can be done from within the W10 utility File History which you will find in Control Panel.

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    polli Thread Starter

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    Thank you
    Will it auto update in the end though?

    But don't understand how to do any of this.
     
  5. polli

    polli Thread Starter

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    Still getting the security update message. Not got a clue what to do, or to agree to
    Can anyone help by suggesting what settings I need? please
     
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    Just ignore the message for the moment. Creators Update modifies many things in Windows. You want to make sure that most of the big issues are resolved before you apply the update.

    This is especially the case if you are not a technical person. If I apply the update and then have a problem I will almost certainly know how to fix it, but that will probably not be the case if you apply the update and have a big problem.

    Be patient.

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    The above advise to make a backup image is very good. You should always have a current backup image of your system drive. If something goes wrong, it takes all of 5~10min to restore the image and you are back to where you were prior to the problem.

    FWIW I have installed the 1703 update on 3 systems here [one intel and two amd] no problems at all however that is no guarantee that you will have the same experience.
     
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    Polli, my apologies, I missed something in a previous Post. In Post #3 you wrote "....But don't understand how to do any of this..."

    I assume that you meant that you don't understand how to create a System Image; create a Repair Disk; create a USB Recovery Drive or Backup user files. Below is a brief overview of what you need to do. If you have any questions then please ask.

    Before you start you need media on which to store all of the above. The way that I do this is as follows: -

    1. Backup User Files. A 64GB SD card is normally enough for most users. These retail for under US$20 on Amazon.

    2. System Image. I use a small WD Passport Essential USB 160GB Hard Disk Drive. These retail for around US$35 on Amazon.

    3. Repair Disk. I create a Repair Disk on a DVD.

    4. Recovery Drive. You will need an inexpensive 1GB USB Flash Drive. These cost only a few dollars.

    The complete cost of the above should be less than US$60. That is considerably less than the cost of a repair service.

    For some of the above tasks you will need Administrator Privileges.

    1. Backup User Files; 2. System Image and 3. Create a Repair Disk are all done from within Control Panel > File History.

    4. Create a Recovery Drive is done from within Control Panel > Recovery

    I suggest that you don't actually do anything just yet. Firstly, make sure that you have the storage media. Then go to both File History and Recovery in Control Panel and see if you understand what you need to do. Once you feel that you are ready to proceed then post back to the Forum and I or some other member will guide you through the process.

    T.
     
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