STORY OF THE WEEK
WINDOWS 10 UPDATE to Version 1809
What Can You do to help ensure a successful Windows 10 Update experience? Prior to a Windows 10 Update: NEVER depend solely on Microsoft or Microsoft Updates to automatically check your computer; EVER.
LOWEST RISK SCENARIO (Our SOP)
Before You Get Started: Remove the Operating System (OS) hard drive from the computer and reimage (clone) onto a new hard drive of the same size or larger; preferable a solid-state (SSD) hard drive. After completion install this reimaged hard drive and work from the clone. Keep the original as a back-up. This minimizes risk associated with updating the Operating System.
OK, Let's Get Started:
A. Open File Explorer and right-click on: "Local Disk (C:)."You may need to click-on: "This PC" to find "C."
B. View the amount of "Free space." We suggest a absolute minimum of 50GB. Note: It takes between 20-25 GB just for this update. Note: You may already have 20-25GB from a prior update "chilling on your system" taking-up memory.
C. Click on the "Disk Cleanup" button. In the white box under "Files to delete" put a check in each box; don't forget to scroll the windown down. Then, look to see "Total amount of disk space you gain." Note: Scroll the box the white box down to make sure everything is checked. Note: You may get a message about NOT deleting the last Windows 10 update files.click the "Clean up system files" button, click yes, permanently delete. After it finishes, click the "Tools" tab at the top, then click the "Optimize" button, in the white window left click "(C:)" once to highlight it, then click the "Optimize" button. After it finishes trimming the drive, close all windows.
D. Create a new System Restore Point
E. To Get Started: Boot-up the reimaged HHD or new SSD hard drive. Note: You can work from an HHD and the reimage it later to an SSD but the takes considerable longer; HHD are much slower.
2. WORKING FROM HOME
Leaving the parking deck you catch yourself frowning about wasting another 2 hours in traffic. Then a BIG SMILE, knowing that the latest technology and your skill-sets will work seamlessly from home.
Checking the home cameras, it's always the same: "SPRINT MOBILE on I-77 North in Troutman, NC fails."
Then a text pops-in from the CEO, "I'm joining the 2:30 PM call today to Welcome Everyone."
You pull-over and park, text-back the invite and attendee-list which includes: Ten of the Companies' Top-25 prospects.
... It's NOW 2:05 PM 'Emotions are High' ...
You zip into the driveway, put-up-the-top, and glide out of the front seat pumped!
Head down the walkway, open the front door ... KAWUMM!
'Kids everywhere. Xbox, laptops, dog barking! Netflix, and your Spouse in the kitchen with earplugs, continuing-ed on-line.
"You feel your pulse is racing, sweat venturing down your temple... You look-up at the clock, and spot NEIGHBORS standing on the deck checking-out the new Internet HD Radio."
You almost lose it ... then you remember:
NUTRAC created my Personal Digital Profile for BUSINESS MOBILITY and put the latest most secure technology into my HOME OFFICE NETWORK.
"It's SECURITY DELUXE with JH3 Technology Solutions FIREWALLS"
NUTRAC and JH3 configured the latest Unifided Threat Management (UTM) FIREWALL
in a 'closed end-to-end' VPN connection 'tunnel' directly with our OFFICE FIREWALL
7-LAYER PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION
... You spring upstairs two-steps at time and, hang DO NOT DISTURB... on the door.
"IT'S LIVE FROM HOME CENTRAL COMMAND!"
Composed and anxious, you initialize the VoIP phone, attach the headset, intercom your PA in the office. Then login: PC, Laptop, Tablet, and Smart-Phone.
"Ahhh... excellent!" Wireless headset, flawless at 35 feet.
After the BOSSES welcome, and 15 minutes into the presentation, you VPN a second laptop into the CRM-Server; schedule and email Account Managers their follow-up assignments.
During the presentation, you exchanged email, text, white-boarded co-workers, edited the follow-up Powerpoint with iPAD and forwarded it to all attendees directly from the CRM as a Trackable Analytic 15 seconds prior to closing.
Meanwhile back at office, your Personal Assistant is busy defending your work ethic again; and an 'old-schooler' (blocking your career path) was 'transfered to another department.'
You joined the neighbors and cranked-up the HD Internet tunes, 'live from Melbourne, AU'
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