WHAT IS IT: Each year Microsoft deploys a spring and fall content update for Windows 10. The spring creators update 1803 is starting to roll out to PCs starting this week. You may or may not receive a notification until Tuesday May 8th. 

WHO IS AFFECTED: Users running Windows 10 Home or Pro. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 are not affected.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Users should get notified that the 1803 Content update is ready for download/install. The user will have the ability to schedule an install date or ignore. Please note that you can delay the content update no later than 30 days at which point Windows 10 will apply it automatically. The update will render the computer inaccessible for 20-30 minutes. Please note that these are typical times and are dependent on age of the computer. It’s recommend for the user to schedule an evening outside of business hours to push the update. The computer will need to remain on during this time. No changes in user experience is anticipated.

ANY KNOWN ISSUES: Spring 1803 update has been known to cause issues with Bluetooth and USB accessories (headsets, speakers, webcams, etc.). Spectre & Meltdown vulnerability patches are not included in this update. If the computer was patched previously with these patches they will need to be patched again.

HEIDEN’S RECOMMENDATION: Heiden highly recommends postponing the update until the end of the month as additional updates will be available to address the issues listed above. If you have any questions/concerns feel free to reach out to us. Thank you for your patience and strive on making IT work for you.

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