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  • How doomed are new laptops with newer Windows 10 versions?

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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 How doomed are new laptops with newer Windows 10 versions?

    This topic contains 13 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  EP 6 months, 4 weeks ago.

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    • #339199 Reply

      Zaphyrus
      AskWoody Lounger

      I have another friend who have just bought a laptop, after helping her setting up the laptop I noticed that it came with 1809 installed   should I be concerned about stability for her?

      or systems that have the lastest version installed are different from computers that upgraded to the last version?

      if her windows is unstable what can she and I do?

      Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
    • #339213 Reply

      Barry
      AskWoody Plus

      Despite what you might read on this site 1809 is completely stable.[ have been using it since the day it came out with no problems.

      If she is a gamer there was a problem with the last update that caused problems with a few games that i am sure microsoft will fix soon if they haven’t already.

      Barry (Seeker)
      Windows 10 Home V 1903

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    • #339214 Reply

      Zaphyrus
      AskWoody Lounger

      Well  about that I think that most of the people of this site know what they are doing and have powerful reasons to advices us not to upgrade so I trust them   I know a sound a little bootlicker, but that’s what I believe

      as for my friend, she is just a regular student.  and thank you, that gives me a little peace knowing that she will be fine.

      Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
      • #339275 Reply

        anonymous

        Whatever it is, tell her to always have a Win 10 1809 System Recovery USB flashdrive or DVD backup = to do an OS reinstall just in case a forced auto-update/upgrade fails.

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    • #339227 Reply

      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      Just know there are other voices here that are not quite as paranoid about Windows 10 and updates as many are here,

      --Joe

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      • #339257 Reply

        Zaphyrus
        AskWoody Lounger

        I am pretty aware. that most of the time they are sometimes a little paranoid ç

        however better be safe than sorry.

        Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
    • #339228 Reply

      anonymous

      That is a wide open question for a post topic, like always you and friend will need to remain aware.

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      • #339259 Reply

        Zaphyrus
        AskWoody Lounger

        Indeed, we will stay alert.

        Just someone who don't want Windows to mess with its computer.
    • #339290 Reply

      Rick Corbett
      AskWoody_MVP

      Despite what you might read on this site 1809 is completely stable.

      It’s easy to do a very rough check. Download and run Nir Sofer’s FullEventLogView (make sure you download the right ‘bitness’ for your system – 32-bit or (most likely) 64-bit.

      Choose Advanced Options from the Options menu (or press F9). Leave ticks in the Critical, Error and Warning checkboxes but remove the others.

      Amend the Show interval to just the last 24 hours (for example, or any other interval of your choice) then click on the OK button so the results are recalculated with your filter criteria.

      FullEventLogView

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      • #339306 Reply

        Barry
        AskWoody Plus

        Very nice tool.

        thanks Rick

         

        Barry (Seeker)
        Windows 10 Home V 1903

      • #341467 Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        Actually… I’ve been testing 1809 for a while and have noticed a distinct lack of event entries for things I’d expect to get them for.

        But the stability thing really seems to be distinctly hardware-dependent, including any external peripherals you use.

         

        So yeah… save early, save often, keep backups. Just like with everything else.

    • #339310 Reply

      Barry
      AskWoody Plus

      Despite what you might read on this site 1809 is completely stable.[ have been using it since the day it came out with no problems. If she is a gamer there was a problem with the last update that caused problems with a few games that i am sure microsoft will fix soon if they haven’t already.

      Looking Back at my comment what i meant to say is

      ” Despite what you might read from others on this site i believe 1809 is completely stable”

      It came across as a little harsh and i certainly respect others opinion.

      Barry (Seeker)
      Windows 10 Home V 1903

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      • #345290 Reply

        EP
        AskWoody_MVP

        if the build number of v1809 is at least build 17763.253 then yes 1809 is relatively “stable”
        type winver.exe at the Run dialog box to show the Windows 10 v1809 build number

        when 1809 was first released (build 17763.1) in early October 2018, that one caused the user file deletion problem and was pulled by MS several days later and re-released 1809 in mid-Novmeber 2018 with build 17763.107. then in late January 2019, the win10 media creation tool started downloading refreshed ESDs that create 1809 ISOs with build 17763.253.

    • #341463 Reply

      Paul T
      AskWoody MVP

      She is more likely to drop the laptop / have it stolen than have major issues with Windows IMO, so a regular backup will solve whichever problem may or may not occur.

      cheers, Paul

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