Windows 10 Spring Update is Different (Sort of)

Anyone who uses Windows 10 understands their two annual updates, the Spring and Fall. And normally, the Spring update would include major improvements and features to the operating system. The Fall update, however, was usually quite minor with anything new.

This time, however, the roles are reversed.

Nicknamed 21H1, the Spring update will feature just a few tweaks in the OS. According to Tom’s Guide, this update should be out around May and “primarily meant to improve the remote work life.”

John Cable, Vice President, Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery states, “New features include multicamera support for Windows Hello and security related performance improvements.

  • Windows Hello multicamera support to set the default as the external camera when both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present.
  • Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements including optimizing document opening scenario times.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updating performance improvement to support remote work scenarios.

21H2, or the Fall update, will involve a number of major features, such as a floating Start Menu, and a redesign of the user interface. Windows 10 users will be in for quite a treat in October, which is usually when fall updates are released.


If you need any help with Windows 10 updates, please contact us at (480) 240-2946 or send us an email at dispatch@computerrepairchandleraz.com. Our mission at Chandler Computer Repair Service is to fully resolve your computer problems quickly and affordably. 

How to Download Windows 10

Many Windows users still use version 7, 8, and 8.1. Because of security risks, Microsoft encourages its users to upgrade to Windows 10.

First released in 2015, Windows 10 has included its ups and downs. It seems to push updates to its OS due to bug fixes or security vulnerabilities. However, Windows 7 no longer includes support. This means that those using this version will not have technical support or updates and will leave your computer at risk for possible malware.

Windows 10 can give users peace of mind knowing that their PC is getting great processing performance and security that is needed for a pleasant user experience.

To get Windows 10 for free for your PC, follow the steps below:
  • Go to the Windows 10 website
  • Click on the Download tool now button, under the Create Windows 10 installation media
  • Click Run
  • Go to Upgrade this PC now
  • Follow the directions, and it will begin upgrading
  • Once finished, the digital license will be shown under Activation in the Update & Security tab in the Settings app

If you are wanting to update a different PC, be sure to choose the Create installation media for another PC.

If you need any help with upgrading your PC to Windows 10, please contact us at (480) 240-2946 or send us an email at dispatch@computerrepairchandleraz.com. We would be happy to assist.

Windows 10 Access to Phone Contacts

Microsoft continues 2020 with a plethora of great features for Windows 10. Since February of this year, they have been working on a way for users to access their phone contacts on their computers. And so far, there has been positive feedback.

Why is this a needed feature?

This feature coincides with Window 10’s Your Phone app, which allows your phone and PC work together.

When you link your Android to your PC, you’ll be able to reply to texts, receive phone notifications, and more. The phone contact access will allow a smoother, easier way to make phone calls and send texts.

Windows Latest shares that this feature, “currently works with Android phones only, but it might come to Apple devices as well.” So, iPhone users, keep an eye out.

If you need any help with Windows 10 features, please contact us at (480) 240-2946 or send us an email at dispatch@computerrepairchandleraz.com.

Microsoft releases personal data collection tool

Windows 10 users will be able to see precisely what data Microsoft is collecting on them. The new tool called Windows Diagnostic Data Viewer gives you a full breakdown of all data Microsoft collects on you.

It is known that Microsoft collects data about your hardware and software installed on your computer. They also collect data on your computer’s configuration, such as, settings you change or modifications you make.

The application was initially released as an early preview to Windows Insiders before being released in the Microsoft Store.

Windows 10 Update Requires 32GB free space

The new May 2019 update for Windows 10 is coming soon. Microsoft has just announced that you will need more storage space to upgrade Windows 10 to the May 2019 Update. Back in Windows version 1809 (the October 2018 Update) Microsoft increased the free space requirement before upgrade to 16GB but as of May it will be changing to 32GB.

If you are running the 64-bit version of Windows 10 this is a 12GB increase in free storage requirements and a 16GB increase for the 32-bit version.

Most computers will have enough storage out of the box to support the new Windows 10 May 2019 Update but if you main storage volume is filled up with data files you have have issues.

You can read about all the new requirements for the latest version of Windows 10 here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/minimum-hardware-requirements-overview

If you are having a problem updating to the new May 2019 Windows 10 Update or you would like some assistance with the update, please give us a call at (480) 240-2946 .  Chandler Computer Repair Company is a Chandler, AZ based computer service company with offices through our parent company in many other major cities. If you need computer assistance please contact us.