Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Update (15/09/16):

Anniversary Update is being slowly released. The expected Rollout Completion timeframe was 3 weeks, it has now changed to November.

If you haven’t got the Update yet, you may still have a long wait ahead of you.

Microsoft have Tweeted & posted a Blog to announce the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – formerly codenamed Redstone 1, is to be released on August 2nd.

Terry Myerson tweets:

Microsoft notes how many devices are running Windows 10 and how many total hours used.

We’d like to say a special thank you to each of you who have upgraded to Windows 10. With over 350 million devices now running Windows 10, customer satisfaction is higher than any previous version of Windows and customer engagement is also incredible with more than 135 billion hours of use on Windows 10 since launch.

Even though the Update is free, you WILL be paying if you miss out on the free Windows 10 Upgrade for Windows 7 & 8.1 which ends July 29th. After July 29th, Windows 10 will be available for the set retail price – currently set on the Microsoft Store for $179 (Windows 10 Home).

The Anniversary Update will be bring New Features, Enhancements & Fixes, including Bug fixes that have been plaguing users who upgraded. One of the major bugs is the “Start Menu Critical Error” where you are forced to log out and log back in with an error that has no information when attempting to access the Start Menu, Cortana or the Action Centre.
Dropbox has been one of the big culprits to the error where uninstalling it has had high success solving the issue.
We hope that many bugs will be removed with the Update, but only time will tell.

Windows Upgrade Assistance

To help you further, here is a quick guide to Upgrading.


Important Points in this Section:

  • What you are Upgrading too
  • System Image (IMPORTANT!)
  • O.E.M (Branded Computers) Compatibility Check (IMPORTANT!)

Windows 10

How to Create a System Image

To supress any major issues during/after upgrades, it is always best to make a System Image, just in case!

Head to the Control Panel and go into the System & Security section.

Windows 7: Look for “Back up your computer”.

Windows 8: Go into “File History” and then look to the very bottom left to find the System Image option.

All prompts are straight forward and easy to read/follow. Any issues, contact us.

Control Panel

Control Panel

Windows 7

Sys & Sec Win 7

Backup Win 7

Windows 8

Sys & Sec Win 8

File Hist Win 8



Branded Computer Users: Despite having the minimum requirements for Windows 10, we advise you do not upgrade to Windows 10 until you know your Model has Drivers that work for your Computer.

There is a chance that you can use Windows 10 without doing the Driver check, but you may experience issues minor or major, including crippling your system entirely!

This is Part 1 of the 2 Part Check you should make BEFORE upgrading. Part 2 is in the Automatic Upgrade or Manual Upgrade.

Here are the list of webpages from various Brands regarding Windows 10 (Will be updated regularly. If no Information available, keep checking back here):

(Be aware that we shortened the URL links as some can be quite long)

If we do not list your brand, we are sorry, please goto your Manufacturers website to find details.


Want help finding out? Click Here.

In Windows 7 or 8.1, you should see Windows Logo Get Windows 10 in the taskbar with all the other icons on the far bottom right. This is called the “Get Windows 10” App. Use this to have your Part 2 Check for Compatibility and to assist you in getting to Windows 10.

If you do not have this, you might not have the requirements. Your next step is trying to use the Manual way to check and get the upgrade. If you are unsure, contact us.

Manual Upgrade is only if you have issues doing the Part 2 check with the “Get Windows 10” App in the “Automatic Upgrade” Section and/or have issues using the App.

Please follow our guide on our Windows 10 Page:

Windows 10 Page