Windows 10 Will Now Automatically Uninstall Problematic Updates – They’ll Also Be Blocked for the Next 30 Days

Mar 11, 2019
638Shares
Submit

Installing Windows 10 updates has remained one of the biggest concerns associated with the operating system since its release in 2015. Microsoft has tried to fix the issues, collaborated with OEMs to test out major updates before delivering them to the public, and has also tweaked the settings a couple of times to delay sending updates to devices that may not be ready. However, nothing seems to fix the problem.

Microsoft has now announced that the company will automatically uninstall any recently installed updates if Windows detects a startup failure. The Windows maker said that the OS “automatically installs updates to keep your device secure and running at peak efficiency.” Now, it will run another automatic process to uninstall problematic updates that may fail due to incompatibility or issues in new software.

Related ICYMI: Windows XP Gets a Rare Update Thanks to WannaCry-Like “Wormable” Vulnerability

Occasionally, these updates can fail 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.

Windows 10 will also put a block on problematic updates for the next 30 days – manual installation will remain open

In this updated document, Microsoft also added that to avoid similar issues and to “ensure that your device can start up and continue running as expected,” the company will also prevent Windows installing any problematic updates automatically for the next 30 days.

“This will give Microsoft and our partners the opportunity to investigate the failure and fix any issues,” Microsoft wrote. “After 30 days, Windows will again try to install the updates.”

Microsoft said that if you, however, believe that an update should not have been uninstalled, you can choose to manually install driver or quality updates. But if they again manage to stop your device from starting up properly, Windows will again uninstall them.

Sounds like a hassle, especially if you need some specific update, but would certainly help a lot of Home users to avoid dealing with problematic updates and the associated issues.

– Relevant: Still Holding on to Windows 7? [Poll Results]

Submit