Microsoft is pushing out a large Windows update It's called the "April" edition and there are things to know.

06/01/2018

  • It takes a long time to install. Don’t force a restart.
  • We have seen various issues crop up after the install.
    • Computer is no longer bootable. Windows starts in Repair Mode.
    • Shared drives no longer accessible.
    • For those with Windows 7 games installed, they need to be re-installed.
    • Some aspects of Outlook no longer functioning.
    • Windows Live Mail missing contacts or all the mail.
    • Etc.

The biggest mistake we see is a forced restart of Windows due to impatience while the update is installing. There is nothing that can be done after the update starts.

Just wait it out.

We have found the update will typically finish the upgrade, with some exceptions where Windows will no longer boot properly. 

So far any issues that have cropped up are repairable without reloading from scratch. 

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Can they make the font any smaller? Tiny text in your browser and a quick fix for it.

The issue is websites where the font size is very small, to the point of being unreadable for some. This might be a product of the point size of the font or the style chosen. 

Whatever the reason, there is a way to enlarge the entire website, called “zooming”, that can be helpful. It can be adjusted very quickly, including returning the size to it’s default setting. 

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Changing or creating email addresses Avoid problems creating or changing email addresses.

It seems simply enough – just change or sign up for a new email address. Yes, a brand new email address is pretty straightforward. Changing an email address, however, is typically a very big deal. One doesn’t realize how often that soon to be old email address is used in your day to day internet activity. Things get worse in a hurry when that old email address is still being used to recover your various accounts in the event of login problems – and you can’t get at the old address after changing it. 

This article was part of our Email-Palooza article, but it deserved it’s own because of the importance of it all.

If you are looking to change or create a new email address, read on!

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