Microsoft can now automatically uninstall problem updates

  • TECH
  • Wednesday, 13 Mar 2019

A new Microsoft app is promising to bridge the gap that has long existed between Android smartphone and Windows PCs. — dpa

Realising that Windows' automatic updates sometimes messes up users' devices, Microsoft has added a feature to automatically rollback botched updates.

Microsoft explains this feature will only uninstall problematic updates if the update causes the device to be unable to startup and all other automatic recovery attempts are unsuccessful.

Users will be given an alert that states "we removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure" so they realise the automated internal conflict occurred.

"Windows automatically installs updates to keep your device secure and running at peak efficiency. Occasionally, these updates can fail due to incompatibility or issues in new software," admits Microsoft, in its Windows Support page.

To avoid the issue from recurring, Windows will also prevent the problematic updates from automatically installing 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," says Microsoft.

However, if users insists on having the latest update, they can manually install it.

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