Windows 10 Will Now Automatically Uninstall Buggy Windows Updates

Windows Update should now work as expect Microsoft says

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The new feature is created to spot if Windows has failed to start and cross-reference it against any updates to Windows-as-a-Service that have been installed, and if necessary, restore to the "last good configuration".

It will also delay reinstalling the updates for 30 days to give Microsoft time to diagnose the issues before trying again.

By the way, Microsoft will release new "Patch Tuesday" updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 later today, so stay tuned to OnMSFT if you want to get all the details about these new patches. If something does go wrong, Windows will boot up the device and uninstall Windows Update.

The new option may resolve some issues automatically but it certainly is not a catch-all option that recovery any issue that is update related. Many Windows 10 users will have experienced startup problems after installing an update to the operating system, and this is something that Microsoft is looking to address. The article's title, "Why were recently installed updates removed?" pretty much summarizes what it's about.

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Once an update has been removed, Windows will not attempt to reinstall it for another 30 days.

"To ensure that your device can start up and continue running as expected", Microsoft says on a recently published support page, "Windows will also prevent problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days". But considering it's only done after all other fixes have failed, recovering from one may still be a very time-consuming process. At the end of the period, Windows will try to install the updates again.

Uninstalling a buggy patch that has been automatically installed on a PC is something Windows 10 users should never have to do, and it seems Microsoft finally agrees.

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