👍 #869 - How I Fixed a Failed Windows 10 Update
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As you might expect, and as I'm sure you might also be, I'm the local tech support for some of my friends and neighbors.
Sure enough, I got the call: Windows Update had apparently stalled. The machine was stuck on a reboot, apparently doing nothing, for hours.
Since this hasn't happened to me it was an opportunity to experience what a few folks deal with when Windows Update goes awry.
Also this week:
- Want to restore a backup image from one machine to another? I don't recommend it.
- That window's there somewhere . . . off-screen. How to move it back.
- Shopping for an email service to move to? I have opinions. (Of course I do.)
As kinda predicted, no podcast this week, since it's my turn to be on the road. And once again, next week's not looking good either. It's a busy summer.
Hope your summer's going well!
This Week's Featured Article
How I Fixed a Failed Windows 10 Update
The process to a working machine.
Windows Update generally works. Here's the successful approach I took when it didn't.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Restoring an Image Backup from One Computer to Another
|The concept seems simple: take a system image of one machine, restore it to another, and avoid lengthy setup time. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.|
How Do I Move an Off-screen Window?
|One of the ways to handle an off-screen window has changed slightly.|
Which Email Service Should I Use?
|You have many, many choices when it comes to email services. I'll review what to look for and make a couple of recommendations.|
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Which Email Service Should I Use?You have many. many choices when it comes to which email service you should use. I will review what to look for, and make a couple of recommendations.
How Do I Move an Off Screen Window?One of the ways to move an off screen window - particularly useful for Windows Media Center - has changed slightly.
How To Fix a Failed Windows 10 UpdateWindows Update generally works. Here's the successful approach I took to fix a failed one.
Restoring an Image Backup from One Computer to AnotherThe concept seems simple: take a system image of one machine, restore it to another, and avoid lengthy setup time. Unfortunately, it's not that simple.
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