Build 10041(Pt 2)

I’ve updated my laptop to Windows 10 Build 10041 as well, running into the same post-installation issues as in my previous article. In addition there were problems with the update process itself.

In Windows 10, the ability to install updates individually has been lost. The automatic updater would try to install the most recent critical updates to Windows Defender, and an Atheros driver update for the wireless adapter before it would attempt the build update. The driver update was unnecessary, the current driver was the recommended version.

The Build update would then fail after an hour or so of installing, and the laptop would roll back to the previous build. this happened three times and was beginning to be a headache. What I had to do was connect via Ethernet, open the Device Manager, expand Network adapters, uninstall the Atheros WiFi adapter, update to the new build, and re-install the WiFi adapter.

Windows 10 Device Manager dialog box
Device Manager

It’s been a week now, PC and laptop are running well with Build 10041 of Windows 10. All in all, Windows 10 has been easy on resources. My laptop is a secondhand Toshiba Satellite with 4G RAM, it came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed and Office 2007. It handled Windows 8.1 just fine, Windows 10 has not been a problem either. By the way, Office 2007 works great.

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In my first tutorial,  I briefly introduced the focus of my blog. To give a brief preview of future posts, I would like to share a small gallery of my installation screenshots for Microsoft’s new Windows 10. By the way. The entire project of retooling this website was brought on by a need to fulfill a course […]

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Installation and Update Screenshots

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Windows releases new build 9879

After catching wind Wednesday of a new build release, I spent some time last week updating the initial installation of Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9849 on my laptop and PC. I upgraded to 9860 as recommended by default, and finally to Preview Build 9879. The upgrade process took awhile, the download and install was at […]

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Notes and Bytes

Glad you made it! By now, I’ve hope that I’ve informed, your curiosity is piqued. That my “Premier“ article gave you an idea of what you might find on WINDOWSTEN. Stay with me for the latest news, first impressions and tidbits from the world of Windows 10 I hope that you enjoyed the pictures. I sure […]

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The focus of this site has changed from music and Linux to reviews, tips, and tricks about Microsoft’s brand new OS, Windows 10. I’m announcing a new site name that I feel will set this blog apart from the pack. WINDOWSTEN! Welcome!

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