Windows 10 Windows Update Notice

OmniDyne

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This may be old news to many. If you're using Windows 10, manually clicking the "Check for Updates" button essentially makes you a beta tester. This means that your computer will be updated with "non-security related improvements" and "bug fixes" that haven't been thoroughly tested by Microsoft. This is believed to be the main culprit behind updates deleting files and many other issues, such as system crashes.

Avoid manually updating Windows 10 unless you're looking to try out upcoming features.

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/10/windows-monthly-security-and-quality-updates-overview/#LcV9lITe3UqkOpIC.97

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/watch-out-clicking-check-for-updates-still-installs-unstable-updates-on-windows-10/
 

johnb35

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OK, that is not cool. Sometimes I would check for updates on new installs for clients because I know some updates are only pushed to certain machines at certain times. So I guess I'll just let it update itself from now on. I thought that was the whole idea of being an Insider?
 

OmniDyne

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Yeah no kidding ha. Microsoft states that only those who manually updated were affected by the file deletion bug.

https://www.howtogeek.com/369656/dont-click-check-for-updates-unless-you-want-unstable-windows-10-updates/

We intentionally start each feature update rollout slowly, closely monitoring feedback before offering the update more broadly. In this case the update was only available to those who manually clicked on “check for updates” in Windows settings.
While we encourage you to wait until the update is offered to your device, if you’re an advanced user on an actively serviced version of Windows 10 and would like to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update now, you can do so by manually checking for updates.
 

Intel_man

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I thought that was the whole idea of being an Insider?
That's basically what everyone thought...


Microsoft got a lot of flak for that when the word got out about the whole check for update throws you into the beta group.
 
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