Windows 10 updates are set to download and install automatically. That means that whenever new updates are available, compatible devices connected to Microsoft’s server will download and install these updates automatically through Windows update. But most of the time users report about the latest updates causing different problems, Windows won’t start or doesn’t work well, etc.
And now, in the official Windows docs, Microsoft says that Windows 10 will automatically remove problematic updates when you encounter incompatibility issues that lead to startup failures.
If Windows detects that your machine cannot start successfully, it will attempt to diagnose and resolve failures due to disk problems, system file corruption, invalid registry keys, or other similar causes. If all these steps are unsuccessful and your machine still cannot boot properly, Windows will determine if the startup problem was introduced after installing recent drivers or quality updates. If so, these updates can be automatically uninstalled to get the device working again. This is only done as a last resort. (Through the Windows support )
If a Windows 10 machine experiences a startup error after installing certain updates, and the automatic repair mechanism cannot recover its system, then Windows 10 1903 fixes this problem by uninstalling the problematic update automatically. And the device will display the notification: “We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure.”
Additionally, Windows 10 will also block the problematic update installation again for the next 30 days, which should be enough time until the next patch is released with a fix for the problem. here Microsoft explained:
To ensure that your device can start up and continue to run as expected, Windows will also prevent problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. This will give Microsoft and our partners an opportunity to investigate the failure and fix any issues. After 30 days, Windows will try to install the updates again. However, you can always manually install any quality updates that Windows uninstalls through the Microsoft Update Catalog.
Note: This new feature is only available to Windows Insiders running Windows 10 Insider Preview, build 18351 or later. This version of Windows 10 has yet to be released publicly.
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