Yet Another Windows Update Goes Awry

Yet Another Windows Update Goes Awry

Microsoft has had some challenges with Windows Updates over the past few years. The company was sued for bricking a user’s PC back in early 2018. Later that year, they demoted the latest Windows 10 build due to complaints. The fall 2018 update broke Windows Media Player, and these problems continued into the new year. This year’s April update caused a slew of boot failures, and later black screens were reported by many. Last month we heard tales of CPU spikes, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It seems Windows 10 updates have been troubled to say the least.

As the fall 2019 update draws nigh, analysts had high hopes Microsoft would get everything right. Alas, there’s already been a snafu. It looks like the company rolled out an update to the wrong group of users. An update was recently sent to Windows 10 Home users that was intended for Windows 10 Pro users. It addressed issues with a component that wasn’t even part of the Home version. Fortunately, Microsoft caught the mistake and has already taken steps to remove it. Unfortunately, this is going to decrease users’ faith in upcoming updates.

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