ALERT! – Don’t Install Microsoft Surface Updates!

Published On August 20, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | Alerts

I know we are already halfway through August but be warned. DO NOT INSTALL MICROSOFT SURFACE AUGUST UPDATES!

Owners of Microsoft’s latest Surface devices, the Surface Book 2 or Surface Pro 6 should wait before installing August Windows Updates. Reports are that Microsoft’s latest firmware could potentially damage your system’s performance. If you have already installed the update and are suffering the consequences we might be able to help.

When you see any firmware updates from Microsoft’s list for August make darn sure you don’t accidentally install them.

If your Windows 10 Home has been regularly updated since April, you can select “Pause updates for 7 days” option. That button will be found right underneath the Download button in Windows Update. Hit it as many times as you want to prevent updates from automatically installing on your system for up to 35 days.

Sadly, for those who have already installed the faulty update there some less desirable options to fix it. The most common problem caused by the update is poor or no Wi-Fi connectivity. This is a CPU throttling issue that is making your life hell.

First, Try waiting it out. Good Luck! Microsoft has not mentioned a specific time line to correct this mess but clams it is working to address the issue.

If you need your computer now well there is a solution, but not a pretty one. Some users suggest a hard reset your system to fix it. Hold down the power button for 20 seconds or so, then power your system back up. Maybe it will work. Or maybe it will wipe your hard drive so back everything up if you can.

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Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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