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Warning: Please do not upgrade Fiery servers to Windows 10

WARNING: Please do not upgrade any Fiery servers to Windows 10 on July 29th.

Fiery digital front ends are specially designed systems combining an operating system with Fiery software and custom electronics. As such, Fiery servers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will not support the Windows 10 upgrade directly on the server. Please do not install Windows 10 directly on a Fiery server. If the Fiery server is upgraded to Windows 10, it will not operate and the system will have to be rebuilt from original software disks or backup images.

Microsoft announced that a Windows 10 upgrade can be performed through Windows Updates starting July 29th. A “Get Windows 10” notification may pop up on Fiery servers asking to upgrade to Windows 10. Please dismiss the notification if you see it! EFI has created a Fiery patch, based on a solution from Microsoft, which disables the pop-up and prevents the Fiery server from being upgraded to Windows 10. You can get the patch from your technical support department or download it from: fiery.efi.com/disable-windows10

A Flo-Tech Technician can also assist you with installing this patch. Please call 800-213-1112 or email printerservice@flotech.net to request service and reference the “Windows 10 Fiery Patch.”