Keeping a Windows PC up to date when we’ve returned it back to you

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When you receive a totnesIT.com Windows PC back from our workshop we will normal install two new icons to your desktop and it should look like this:

Now click on the “Window Update” icon every time you switch you PC on. This allows you to see if Windows is updating your PC in the background and will also tell you if any updates have failed.

  1. If your PC has any updates failed then your PC will be less protected
  2. If updates are being applied then your PC will be running VERY slowing; explaining your frustration…

3. When your updates have finished, you should see this:

Finally when you get to a position of being able to click on “Check for updates” and there are no further updates and it says “Last checked today” and the time given is right now; then you can proceed to use your PC.

  1. You know the PC is up to date
  2. There are no updates downloading and installing in the background slowing your machine

Now the other button we’ve probably added is the “shutdown” button. Believe it or not, the normal way of shutting windows down from the start button in the bottom left hand side or pressing the on button down for the PC only puts your PC in to hybrid hibernation mode. Click on this link here if you want to get a better understanding.

However we recommend a full shutdown which you can perform by clicking on the red icon we’ve installed.

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