Hello everyone,

This post is regarding new computers, Windows Updates, and computer updates.  Many people think that when they get a new computer it comes right off the assembly line.  This is just not the case.  The computer may have sat for a weeks or a couple of months waiting for someone to give it a forever home.

If you buy your computer from AudioScribe or send to us for setup we do this, but if you are setting your computer up yourself you should do this.  This is also a good idea for any computer you get.

  1. Do the initial setup of the computer.
  2. Once you get to your windows desktop, press Windows Key +I to bring up settings.
  3. Go to Updates and security.
  4. Go to Windows Updates.
  5. Click on Check for Updates.
  6. You will need to check for updates and reboot following the directions multiple times until there are no more updates. This process may take a few hours, do not be alarmed.

Once you have ran all Windows updates, it is time to run updates for your computer.  There are drivers and firmware that may need to be updated.

Go to Start (Window icon in lower left hand corner of the screen) and look for the brand of computer you have.  Computer companies will typically have an app that does system updates.  Please run all of those.

My philosophy is that you should get your computer as current as it can be before installing your software.  This way if you decide to defer or stop updates for a while, you have the most current version of the operating system and drivers for your computer.

Happy Reporting,

Michelle Guilbeau & Team AudioScribe