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January 23, 2016

Richard Powell - UX and Web Design in Newcastle

How we improve Usability at Server Density

One of the things we’ve put a lot of effort into at Server Density is usability. Why? Because...

January 23, 2016 11:23 AM

January 14, 2016

Community IT Academy

Large update to Windows 10 may be slow to install

Large update to Windows 10 may be slow to install

Microsoft recently released an update to Windows 10 that is 2.7GB in size and is likely to take a long time to download and install.

The update to Windows 10 was released in November 2015 but wasn't available for install on all computers immediately. It brings Windows 10 to version 1511 (check Settings > System > About to see which version you are running).

Our CEO, Lewis Atkinson, talks about his experience of installing the update.

I was shocked when my desktop PC took ages to get going upon boot up. The screen went blank for a few minutes before eventually saying ‘preparing to configure Windows’ or something similar.

Your computer may have already updated and be running the newer version of Windows 10. As it takes so long to install, though, I suspect you would have noticed.

The update process takes around 45 minutes – be warned.

My laptop failed the installation – I must have switched it off whilst the blank screen was showing and so I had to upgrade manually by going to the Windows 10 website and selecting the Media Creation Tool.

To see if it is stuck go to: Settings > Updates & Security > Windows updates. The Windows 1511 update may be listed as ‘available’. Click on the advanced options and check your update history. It should be listed as failed if your computer has already tried to install it. If so try again but be prepared to wait.

If you are still thinking about upgrading to Windows 10 read our review: Should you upgrade to Windows 10?

See also Lewis's personal experience of upgrading to Windows 10.

by (William Mortada) at January 14, 2016 02:40 PM

January 10, 2016

Richard Powell - UX and Web Design in Newcastle

Backbone to React: good UI code in large codebases.

Server Density’s journey from a large backbone codebase (60K custom lines) to a large...

January 10, 2016 12:00 AM

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