Admit it, you’ve once thought twice before installing an update for fear of an almighty crash, right?
Well, if you have, you’ll be delighted to know that Windows 10 now automatically uninstalls any updates which may cause problems!
Microsoft revealed on Monday March 11, a day before this month’s ‘Patch Tuesday’, that it was addressing the issue. From now on it will add a safety measure, which will uninstall buggy software updates automatically.
So, if Windows 10 detects a failure caused by incompatibility, or other issues, any problems will be swiftly dealt with.
What has Microsoft said?
— Windows Latest (@WindowsLatest) March 11, 2019
“Occasionally, these updates can fail due to incompatibility or issues in new software. Your device has recently recovered from a startup failure if you have received this notification:
‘We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure.’
“If Windows detects this, it will try to resolve the failure by uninstalling recently installed updates. This is only done when all other automatic recovery attempts have been unsuccessful.”
This recent announcement applies to Windows 10. Windows will also prevent problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. Microsoft has done this to ensure that your device can start up and continue running as expected.
The statement continued: “This will give Microsoft and our partners the opportunity to investigate the failure and fix any issues. After 30 days, Windows will again try to install the updates.”
Will Windows 10 users notice the difference?
For many Microsoft users this will be welcome news. It’s sad that in 2019 we can all fear an update, in case it renders our machines temporarily useless the day after.
Yet, it’s great to see Microsoft working hard to address this. The tech giant has asked Windows users to share their feedback, using the Feedback hub. This is so it can examine and, should it need to, act.
The Hacker News has also covered the story. They too concur that this new safety measure “would definitely help a lot of Windows users”. They, like us and the rest of the tech world, will be watching the next couple of updates with curiosity!