How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update is almost ready to debut: in a few days Microsoft will begin the official release for all users. Before it arrives on all PCs it will take a couple of months, but in the meantime you need to be ready.

The Windows 10 Spring Update it will not bring major changes to the operating system: there will be some updates to improve Windows Defender; Timeline will be released, a tool that will allow users to continue writing a document using different devices and will try to increase the number of users of Microsoft Edge by integrating new features to the browser. Although Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will not bring big news, you need to take precautions and prepare your computer for the update.



Back up your files

Before doing a major upgrade of any operating system, it's always a good idea to back up the files on your hard drive in case something goes wrong during installation. Up Windows 10 you can do the backup directly using the tool present by default on the operating system. It is necessary to enter inside the Settings, click on "Update and security"and then on Backup. Here you can choose whether to backup to a physical drive (external hard drive, USB stick) or to a cloud space.

Free up space on the hard drive

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update it shouldn't take up much space on your hard drive, but if it's completely full we will have a hard time completing the installation. The update can be used as a good excuse to do a little spring cleaning on your PC hard drive, deleting all the files we think are useless.



Disconnect any peripherals that you do not need

To facilitate the installation of the update is required disconnect all peripherals from the PC. Only the keyboard and mouse can remain connected to the desktop computer, while nothing to the notebook. Everything else will need to be disconnected: printer, scanner and external hard drives. In this way the installation of the update will be carried out without any problem. If you have problems recognizing devices after the update is complete, you will need to install the device drivers.


Temporarily disable the antivirus

In addition to peripherals, too antivirus it may cause problems updating the operating system. For this reason, it must be deactivated for the duration of the installation. Upon entering the Settings, you will have to click on "Update and security"and then on Windows Security. Opening the Windows Defender Security Center will temporarily disable checking on installed apps and programs. The same must be done with the antivirus installed.


How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update


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