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Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Preventing Common Problems

Computer Software | October 18, 2018

Knowing how to prevent common problems with the Windows 10 October 2018 update before you install it on your computer can save you a lot of time and hassle down the road. At Express Computers, we understand how important it is to keep a computer’s software up to date. That is why we have put together some helpful advice on how best to install the new Windows 10 October 2018 update and how to address any common problems that might arise.

Creating Storage Space for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

The biggest challenge that the Windows 10 October 2018 update poses is the amount of storage space it needs to complete the installation setup. Running the update without having enough space on your computer’s hard drive can cause the update to fail and the computer system to crash.

In order to ensure that the new Windows update can be completely installed on your computer without causing the system to crash, it is important to first check to see how much space the hard drive has available. If you check the hard drive and there is less than 16GB for a 32-bit computer or 20GB for a 64-bit computer available, you will need to free up enough some space on the hard drive. Some simple ways to free up storage space include:

  • Emptying the recycling bin
  • Deleting temporary and download files
  • Deleting unwanted files
  • Deleting old programs or apps
  • Moving files to an external hard drive, USB, or onto the cloud

Common Problems Caused by the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Some of the most common problems caused by the Windows 10 October 2018 update and how to fix them are:

Audio Issues

One of the most common issues with the new Windows 10 October 2018 update is experiencing audio problems caused by an incompatibility with an Intel driver. This problem was so widespread that Microsoft has acted to fix the issue by providing a new update. This update can easily be download through the Windows Update app.

The Blue Screen of Death

One of the biggest problems caused by the Windows 10 October 2018 update, related to HP computers, is the blue screen of death appearing before the computer or laptop crashes. This issue appears to be caused by a keyboard driver. Similar to the common audio issues, this problem has been addressed by Microsoft by releasing another update. The update to fix the blue screen of death should automatically download onto your computer or can be found in the Windows Update app.

Deleted Files

Another major issue with the Windows 10 October 2018 update is that it can cause files stored in the “Documents” folder to disappear. While not everyone will experience this problem, you should contact the Microsoft support line if any of your files appear to be missing.

If you would like to learn more about preventing common problems with the Windows 10 October 2018 update, or if you are interested in one of our services (data protection, IT services, or software development), please contact Express Computers at 604-888-7904 or request a consultation online.