Be wary of the most recent Window 10 update. We’ve seen glitches in updates before but this one seems to be a bit worse than usual. The update is causing an unusually high number of computers to crash and display a blue screen. There have also been reports of documents, photos and videos being deleted from hard drives. Additionally, the update is causing some computers to repeatedly restart themselves and display a warning saying that “No operating system can be found”.
While you can prevent this update from happening, there are some cybersecurity implications from doing so. Updates are important for your users to prevent a data breach so it’s a tricky situation.
Before checking what version you’re running, be absolutely sure your data backups are running and that your network is secure.
To check what version of Windows you are running, take the following steps:
- On you Windows taskbar, click on the magnifying glass icon.
- Type “view your update history” then select it.
- Click on “uninstall updates”.
- Navigate to the bottom of the list to “Microsoft Windows”. Here you should see the version that is installed on your computer.
If you are running version KB4549951, the update has already been installed. Contact us immediately if you have concerns. Current customers may call the helpdesk.