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Timeline of Windows 10 Updates

The newest Microsoft update has led to many users having a slower booting experience.


For people who don’t like change, clicking “OK” to the Microsoft Windows automatic update is a task they dread. While updating your computer system has its advantages, in this case, the naysayers may be onto something. The most recent Windows 10 update caused excessive slowdowns and overall poor performance on many users’ computers and mobile devices.

Why Do I Need to Update?

The primary reason for updating is to strengthen the security on your device. This can help to defend against hackers and other malware that attempts to gain access to your information. Aside from the aspect of security, updates claim to provide new features for their existing programs and a streamlined experience. As glamorous as these sound, some updates are created for the sole reason of fixing bugs in the existing system.

Some of the new features that Windows 10 offers include syncing between your phone and computer. The timeline of work on your computer will be readily accessible on your phone. In the same regard, the “Your Phone App” on a computer allows you to access photos and texts from your phone. Other features include four screen view, emoji keyboard, and a night light screen for looking at the computer screen at night.

The Beginning of the End

While Windows 8 users are still in the clear for receiving support, Windows 7 users are out of luck. The Microsoft company will no longer help with security and other issues on this version of Windows.

The initial Windows 10 was released in July of 2015, followed by an update in November of the same year. Following was the “Anniversary Update” in August of 2016. The Windows “Creator Update” came about in April of 2017 with added features in October. The next semi-annual channel update was released in April of 2018 with a fall update in November of that year.


The newest update came just this month as a patch to fix a few flaws. Many groups of users are complaining of frozen screens upon login and lengthy boot times. The issue may possibly be because of the antivirus products like Avast, AVG, and Sophos on some devices. This may be due to the way that AV scanners are working with the new operating system.  While this could be an issue with third-party sources, it could also be another flaw with the Windows 10 enterprise.

Fixing Speeds on Your Device

Many online forums have proposed a solution to the newest Windows problem. The first is to go into the task manager to find what services you can disable from having a high impact upon booting your computer. The next troubleshooting point is to go into power options to deselect the “Turn on fast startup” button, as it may be causing the exact opposite. The primary option is to wait for the next update that will fix the slow boot ups.

Unfortunately, Microsoft was attempting to prevent people from delaying enacting the newest features. While updates are usually installed automatically, the user does have the option to install on their own terms by changing their settings.

Pointing to Other Issues

If your computer is running slow or taking an inordinate amount of time to completely boot up, it may not just be the operating system. This is also a warning sign of a failing device or an aging hard drive. In these instances, you need to ensure your personal information is safe. Secure Data Recovery can recover the data from any failed device and will ship your personal information back on completely secure transfer media. Call 1-800-388-1266 today to start your case.

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