Warning, Microsoft Confirms New Update Warnings For 800M Windows 10 Users

Windows 10 has a quality control problem. While Microsoft has made improvements, updates remain a minefield and this month alone just one broke Search, the Start Menu and caused USB and audio problems for good measure. Now Microsoft is making changes every one of its 800M Windows 10 users needs to know about. 

Picked up by BleepingComputer, Microsoft has confirmed it is changing the Windows 10 update experience so users will now be warned which updates they do not need to install. Given that in the last month alone, the aforementioned problems along with screen discolouration and spiking CPU usage were all caused by updates users didn’t need to install, this should make a big difference not just to Windows 10 stability but users’ peace of mind overall. 

It should also be familiar. For those with short memories, this is exactly how Windows 7 operates: Microsoft sorted updates into ‘Important’ and ‘Optional’ categories so users could better judge what they wanted to be installed on their computers. The fact this was scrapped in Windows 10 in favour of lumping all updates together and that it has subsequently taken Microsoft over four years to bring it back is mind-boggling.