Saturday, November 3, 2018

Windows 10 - URGENT ALERT - Please read!

Windows 10 users:

Please DO NOT manually check for Updates any more, now and in the future!

Insufficiently or untested updates have very recently caused many home computer systems to break and/or show erratic behavior or they have led to file loss!

Microsoft has quietly modified the technology hidden behind Windows Update. The gist of it is that when you check manually for Updates your Windows 10 computer will be given all available but eventually insufficiently tested updates! 

As a way of avoiding that to occur Microsoft has begun to check much more thoroughly if every given update is fully compatible with the individual computer's hardware. They give that update to a given computer only when the previously mentioned checks and tests end positively.
But all this happens only in the course of the regular, automatic update process! 

If you manually "check for updates" your computer will get ALL available updates without these compatibility tests!

You can find an interesting article about this general problem here at

This article talks about all major operating systems including iOS and Android for cell phones. But you will find Windows 10 and Microsoft mentioned many times. Just overlook everything that does not pertain to Windows 10. 

So again and to summarize:

Windows 10 users please DO NOT manually "Check For Updates" any more,
now and in the future!

Stay safe!

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