Windows 10 upgrade failed? Use these 5 tools to find the problem and fix it fast

Who’s afraid of Windows 10 feature updates?
After several buggy releases, Windows 10 users are right to feel some trepidation about each new feature update. Ed Bott explains how long the next update will take and how to avoid problems. Read more:

As more and more people worldwide begin working from home, I’m seeing a renewed interest in upgrades to Windows 10. That older PC that’s been gathering dust in the back of the closet will probably run Windows 10 just fine, and a steady stream of reports from my readers confirm that Microsoft is continuing to allow free upgrades to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1. (For details, see “Here’s how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade.”)

But a small percentage of readers have reported problems with the upgrade, usually because of compatibility problems with existing software or hardware. In this post,

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Government wheels out Census excuse and blames myGov crash on DDoS

The federal government’s myGov portal was down on Monday, after thousands flocked to the website to sign up for income assistance following forced business closures in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking with media about the long queues at Centrelink service centres and the inability to access myGov on Monday afternoon, Minister for Government Services Stuart Robert blamed a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack for the outage.

“Over the weekend, we took our number of users of myGov from an average of 6,000 concurrent users to what is now 55,000 concurrent users,” he said.

“We’ve put a 10-fold increase on our digital channels over the weekend in preparation, unfortunately this morning we also suffered a distributed denial of service on our main channels, which also highlights that other threats are still inbound.”

According to Robert, myGov has not been offline, it simply suffered from a DDoS

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How to implement safe and secure remote working

While much of the cyber security news agenda around the coronavirus outbreak has focused on the opportunistic, callous nature of cyber criminals, for whom this presents a golden opportunity to spread chaos and make a fast buck, for the average business cyber security is about more than keeping abreast of threat campaigns, bug disclosures and cyber attacks.

Currently, the biggest concern for chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security professionals is maintaining their organisation’s cyber security posture during a period where the vast majority of office-based, IT-reliant workers are going to be working from home.

As Tal Zamir, founder of Hysolate, an Israel-based supplier of software-defined endpoint technology, explains, the transition to a temporary state of compulsory remote working surfaces challenges old and new.

“It is said that home is where the heart is, but with the coronavirus forcing a large part of the workforce to

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