Keeping your Windows operating system up to date is crucial to ensure the smooth functioning of connected USB devices, such as the TMAX cord for the timer, scanner, etc. as well as overall computer performance.
To prevent potential issues, we recommend regularly checking for Windows updates on your own.
Just like a mobile phone requires regular system updates to function properly, your computer needs to update regularly.
IMPORTANT: Keeping the computer operating system updated is the computer's owner's responsibility.
Why do Windows Updates Matter?
- Windows updates are essential for maintaining the security, stability, and performance of your computer.
- Some updates include critical drivers for devices connected to USB ports, like the TMAX cord, scanner, or card swiper.
- Regular updates help resolve bugs, improve compatibility, and enhance system performance for your computers.
Checking for Windows Updates:
To check for Windows updates, follow these steps:
A. Click on the Start Menu on your computer.
B. Type "Check for Updates" in the search bar. Then, select "Check for Updates" from the search results.
C. Click on "check for updates" and you will see all pending updates to complete. Then, click on Download and Install. (Use the view all optional updates to check for others as well).
D. Once completed, the computer will require a restart to apply all updates. Click on "Restart now" to finish updating the computer.
Note: Be prepared for brief downtime during this process, especially if critical updates are involved.
Other computer settings to check on:
- Sleep settings.
- USB selective suspend settings.
To prevent USB selective suspend from affecting your USB devices, including the TMAX cord, you can disable it in the Windows Power Options settings.
1. Go to the start menu and type "Edit power plan".
2. Click on "Change advanced power settings.
3. Expand "USB settings" and "USB selective suspend setting. set to "Disabled".
4. Click "Apply" and "OK" to save your changes.
You can use the same steps above to remove any Sleep settings enabled for the computer.
While USB selective suspend can save power, it may cause problems with some devices and applications that require constant or near-instantaneous access to USB peripherals such as the TMAX cord for your timer, or any other USB device connected.