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Microsoft to automatically remove botched updates

by on13 March 2019

Shutting the door after the horse has bolted

Software King of the world Microsoft has penned a bit of software which will automatically remove botched updates.

In a new support document, Microsoft outlined a new functionality where Windows 10 will automatically remove the installed updates to fix the startup issues and other bugs preventing PC from booting.

The support document was quietly published a couple of hours ago and for some reason, Microsoft has also blocked the search engines from crawling or indexing the page. Our guess is that it doesn’t want too many people to know about it – which is why we are reporting it.

In the document, Microsoft explains that Windows may automatically install updates to keep your device secure and smooth. However sometimes software and driver compatibility issues cause an update to fail, said Microsoft. Of course, poor programming – both of Windows 10 or the update – never cause problems at all.

Microsoft’s new software means that if your PC experience startup failures and automatic recovery attempts are unsuccessful, Windows may try to resolve the failure by uninstalling recently installed updates. In this case, users may receive a notification with the following message:

Windows Update uninstalled We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure

Microsoft says that Windows will also automatically block the problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. During these 30 days, Microsoft and its partners will investigate the failure and attempt to fix the issues. When the issues are fixed, Windows will again try to install the updates.

“To ensure that your device can start up and continue running as expected, Windows will also prevent problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. 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”, Volish Microsoft said.

Users still have the freedom to reinstall the updates. If you believe that the update should not be removed, you can manually reinstall the driver or quality updates which were uninstalled earlier.


Last modified on 13 March 2019
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