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Most users of Windows 10 are set up to automatically update the OS whenever Microsoft releases an update. This means, if you’re running Windows 10, you probably had the critical update installed automatically already. (Photo: Alan Diaz/Associated Press)

QUESTION: I’ve heard horror stories about the latest Windows 10 update; is there a way to stop it from loading on my laptop?

ANSWER: There have been widespread reports of major issues for certain laptops with the August Cumulative Windows 10 update also known as version 2004.

Cumulative updates are a collection of security and performance fixes only while “Feature updates” are the ones that add new functionality to Windows.

By default, Windows 10 automatically updates itself so these problematic updates are catching some users by surprise.

Various Lenovo ThinkPad models that were released in the past couple