Microsoft Nukes Most Patch Notes For Windows 10

/ 5 years ago


When your computer begins to behave in an odd manner, one of the first trouble shooting places is to see if Microsoft has installed a patch which conflicts with a piece of software or process. Or you could click the link and read the attached description of an update to see if you would like to install it or not. Well, first Microsoft decided to install updates whether you like it or not, now they will not explain feature updates unless it deems them significant.

Let’s look at the last three KB Cumulative Updates which were KB 3081424 (August 5), KB 3081436 (August 12) and KB 3081438 (August 14) Microsoft described them as “This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10” This sounds excellent, after all, what user does not want improvements to their shiny new OS, well not theirs but Microsoft’s shiny new OS who have allowed you to use it. What they failed to mention was that some users have found the patch to have placed their machine in an endless reboot cycle.

Microsoft have stated this – “As we have done in the past, we post KB articles relevant to most updates which we’ll deliver with Windows as a service. Depending on the significance of the update and if it is bringing new functionality to Windows customers, we may choose to do additional promotion of new features as we deploy them”

Sounds good, nothing has changed then, let’s see what KB 3081438 patch does,

This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10.”

It improves and enhances something in Windows 10 apparently. I am not a coding expert, but I am not sure “something” is a feature, although it might be considering Microsoft aims to install anything on your machine.

I would say that Microsoft both rushed and also implemented a terrible customer strategy for Windows 10. Microsoft is treating your computer as theirs, once you install the OS, this is no longer yours, or this is the impression being projected to consumers. Perhaps we are entering a new phase in the tech revolution, where personal space and boundaries are scrapped, where all your documents, images and personal information are owned by tech corporations, roll up and sell yourself to the company store.

Thank you extremetech and Microsoft Support for providing us with this information

Image courtesy of mobiledevice

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