Critical Windows 10 Update

Over the next 4 weeks, DASA Tech will be pushing a critical update to all Windows 10 desktops and laptops. The update will run between 11:00 PM and 4:00 AM on a rolling basis, covering a few dozen computers each night, and will take up to 1 hour to run. It will culminate with a reboot of your computer.

Since the update will only start if your computer is on, we ask that you leave your computer up and running each night until further notice. More specifically, you should save your work and log off, but do not turn your computer off.

If you happen to be using the computer when the update begins, you will see a dialog box informing you of the update; your session may be interrupted, and eventually the computer will reboot. If you happen to be working on your computer when the update starts, we advise that you save your work, and leave the computer on so the update will complete.

Laptops connecting via wireless will also get the update, but only when the device is on the university wireless network. Thus, it is important that you try to find some days to leave your laptop on campus and turned on overnight; hopefully it will catch the update. We will be in touch with you individually if it appears that we’ve not been able to get the update to your laptop.

This update is only for Windows 10, and does not impact any computers running Windows 7, or Apple, or Chrome devices. Please send any questions to dasa-tech-help@ncsu.edu.