How to Block Problematic Windows Updates in Windows 10

In the life of Windows, there may come a time when you need to block a specific update in Windows Updates. You used to be able to do this directly in the Windows Update app in previous versions of Windows, but it isn't so easy in Windows 10. The issue I came across recently was [...]

How To Turn Off Windows Update Notifications For Users (Non-Administrators) via Group Policy

If you manage a Remote Desktop Server (RDS) where multiple users and non-admins login, you probably don't want them to see the Windows Update notifications that popup after logging in. After all, only administrators should be installing the Windows Updates. Depending on your setup, you'll want to create a Group Policy that will disable the [...]

How To Fix Windows 10 No Audio Devices Installed After Windows Update

Another month has gone by and another round of Windows Updates by Microsoft is causing more issues for users. The Windows 10 October 2018 was pulled the same week it was released because it was deleting users folders and files (which has been resolved and re-released). The latest October 2018-10 Cumulative Update seems to have [...]

By |2018-10-12T21:06:01+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Fix Large Pagefile.sys on Windows 10 After August 2018 Windows Updates

Some users are reporting extremely large pagefile.sys files on Windows 10 after installing the August 2018 (2018-08) Windows Updates. As of this article, there's no confirmation from Microsoft regarding this issue. There are reports of the pagefile.sys file growing to 60GB-80GB or even more. This can also cause other updates to fail if your C [...]

By |2018-08-16T11:54:02+00:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Microsoft Pushes Out First Updates For Windows 8.1 Preview

If you're already running the Windows 8.1 Preview or Windows RT 8.1 Preview, then be sure to check for updates under the Updates & Recovery section of the PC Settings. If you have Automatic Updates turned on, then these updates will install themselves, and probably prompt you to reboot. These updates include a number of [...]

Tech Tip: Display Desktop Notification For Windows Updates In Windows 8

If you've been using Windows 8 for a while now, you might have noticed that it doesn't alert you when there are updates available through Windows Update like previous versions did. Instead, you have to go into your PC Settings and Windows Update to see what's available. If you have it set to automatically install, [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:58:14+00:00May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment