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Install Windows 10 April update on Alienware machine

My main development machine is an Alienware 15 R3, a very powerful and nicely colored machine and, as many of you I wanted to install the latest release of Windows 10, the April 2018 update a.k.a build 1803.
Unfortunately looks like it was not possible because of this issue


A quick search on the internet and a hint from my colleague Emanuele lead me to the solution.

1-Get the update iso (i got mine from MSDN…)
2-Go to device manager and un-install device drivers from all of your graphic cards
3-Enable Airplane mode

Launch the installation and enjoy the April 2018 update Smile

How to get Skype ‘classic’ on Windows 10


If you navigate to Skype website from a Windows 10 machine look like there’s not way to download the so called “classic” version, you are redirected to the Windows Store.
I still prefer the classic one so I’ve found the direct link to the ‘classic’ version but if then you the run the installer you will get this sad message:


To, solve it, right click the installer file and select Properties, navigate to Compatibility tab, select Windows 8 and click Apply


And you’re done Smile


Happy ‘classic’ Skyping Winking smile