Windows 10 Will Uninstall and Block Updates That Fail to Install

Microsoft is giving a try to a completely new approach over failed Windows 10 updates, as the operating system would automatically uninstall botched patches that could lead to other potential problems on the device.

As many Windows 10 users found out the hard way, updates sometimes fail to install, and this happened several times especially with cumulative updates published on Patch Tuesday.

Due to this error, devices are often pushed into a reboot loop, with the update offered one more time via Windows Update only for the installation to fail again.

Automatic reinstallation blocked for 30 days

Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be capable of detecting a failed update on its own, and the operating system will restore the device by removing it completely. This means Windows 10 would be brought to the state before the update, and Microsoft says that as a safety measure, reinstallation will be blocked in the next 30 days.

“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,” Microsoft explains in a recent advisory.

Microsoft says it needs the extra 30 days to ensure that the issue causing the update to fail is fixed, but it also provides users with options to manually reinstall just in case the rollback wasn’t necessary or the problem was resolved faster.

“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,” the firm says.

The first time users could see this new system in action is today, as Microsoft is projected to begin the Patch Tuesday rollout in just a few hours.

Via MyITForum


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