Microsoft seems to be doing its best to fix the mess Windows 10 updates have caused since 2015. Earlier this week, the company announced that it would begin automatically removing problematic updates that cause startup crashes.
Then, a leak revealed that the next version of Windows 10 will finally allow Windows 10 Home users to delay installing updates for 35 days. Although this second feature has not yet been officially announced by the Windows maker, Microsoft has shared some details about the automatic uninstall feature that has some users worried.
If you’re wondering if Microsoft will uninstall updates for every bug, no, it won’t. The company will only uninstall updates that specifically affect the startup process and cause startup errors. Any other type of error caused by Windows updates will not uninstall Microsoft’s updates.
Why have recently installed updates been removed?
Windows automatically installs updates to keep your device safe and as efficient as possible. Sometimes these updates may not work because of incompatibilities or problems with new software. Your device recently recovered from a boot failure if you received the following notification: “We uninstalled some recently installed updates to help your device recover from the boot failure. When Windows detects this, it tries to fix the error by removing the recently installed updates. This will only be done if all other automatic recovery attempts have failed.
To ensure that your device can start up and continue to work as expected, Windows also prevents problematic updates from being installed automatically for the next 30 days. This gives Microsoft and its partners the opportunity to investigate the bug and fix any problems. After 30 days, Windows will try to install the updates again.
If you think the update was removed by mistake from Windows 10 and want to manually install it on your Windows 10 device, you can download the update from the Windows Update Catalog website and install it on your computer system.
To manually install Windows updates and drivers
When manually installing updates and quality players, be sure to do it one by one. This will give you a chance to discover the specific update that caused the problem. If your device doesn’t start properly after installing these updates automatically or manually, Windows will automatically remove them.
Advanced Manual Installation
To install quality updates :
- Open the Windows Update Catalog.
- Search for updates in the Windows Update Catalog.
- Download and install the update.
Updating drivers in Windows 10
If you think you have the right drivers and they work well, we recommend that you install or update them manually. Both methods will help you install updates that have been forcibly removed by Windows Update.
Auto Repair works great, and the new option to remove updates is definitely a welcome addition to the Auto Repair process. This option speeds up recovery while you are working.
The new option can fix some problems automatically, but it is certainly not a comprehensive option that will restore all update related problems. Administrators will still need to use advanced troubleshooting tools or recovery images to restore the system in the event of an auto-recovery failure.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are two options on the "Remove Updates" screen:
- Remove the last quality update.
- Remove the last feature update.
- Finally, to fix the problem of Windows 10 not rebooting after an update, select Delete last quality update.
- Start your computer and press the F8 key several times before the Windows logo appears.
- In the search window, search for "System Restore" and select it from the list.
- Select one of the available restore points and restore your computer.
- Confirm all the settings and click Finish to complete the process.
As shown above, rebooting your computer should be safe. After rebooting, Windows will stop trying to install the update, discard the changes, and return to the login screen. Windows will try to reinstall the update later, and hopefully, it will work a second time.
- Give more power to the `air'.
- Check your monitor.
- Listen to the message in the beeper.
- Disconnect any USB devices you don't need.
- Replace the hardware inside.
- Check your BIOS.
- Scan for viruses with a live CD.
- Boot in safe mode.
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