The reason W10 Updates are "Problematic" (buggy)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by DrJBHL | Discussion: Windows Discussion

This article (interview) by Martin Brinkmann reveals the reasons for the bugginess (external link).

I think it's worth the read.

Reply #1 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 1:44 PM

It does put some finer points on what we had already decided - They've dumped off a portion of their quality control onto the public.  I think this is my favorite part:

"Nowadays, Berg notes, it is Telemetry that the engineers look at to figure out how to fix these issues and fixes are then pushed to customer devices running Insider Builds again to see if the issue got fixed or if it created new bugs."

Kind of a "Lets throw this out there and see if it floats" approach.

I did quit clicking on the "Check for updates" button after your other post, and I noticed that the v1903 update wasn't pumped down on me.  A separate link for it was created on my "Windows Update" page.  I let it sit there for a couple of months before I installed it.  I hope they continue that practice.  My gratitude to people who actually want to properly test operating systems for MS, but I'm not one of them.

Thanks for the post.

Reply #2 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:07 PM

Had a problem last update with Windows wanting to update a driver on a device I didn't have. The driver came with windows, couldn't update without the device, windows didn't update.

Had to hunt down the driver in .sys and deleted it. 

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