Upgrading inequalities from desktop to laptop


  1. Posts : 7
    windows 10
       #1

    Upgrading inequalities from desktop to laptop


    Windows 10 pro on both desktop and laptop. The laptop upgrades every few days but the desktop never does. What's going on.
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  2. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Which upgrades/updates do you mean?

    Scheduled updates to universal apps (frequent)
    Windows updates
    AV updates
    Some other updates

    Thanks!
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  3. Posts : 7
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    It appears to be the so called anniversary upgrade. I found a thread on this subject that I'll look into this morning.
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  4. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    The safest approach for the anniversary upgrade- which is as is widely reported- giving significant problems to some users- is
    a. to create a full disk image of your existing system (e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) )
    b. download and create a bootable medium for the upgrade
    c. do the update manually rather than letting it simply download

    A number report the update doesn't complete and rolls back, so if you download it once like that, you can retry without downloading it again.
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  5. Posts : 7
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for the information. I just might leave the desktop as it is and not do any upgrades. I have sensitive data on it that I can't risk compromising.
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  6. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #6

    If you have Pro (e.g.) you can defer the upgrade in Settings.. otherwise you should block updates.
    See Tutorial section for more on that e.g.
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  7. Posts : 7
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanks
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