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Future Windows 10 updates will revert if installation corrupts

Over the last few years, Microsoft has worked on delivering two major Windows 10 feature updates a year and a weekly patch. Unfortunately from time to time, the installation process for these updates doesn’t go smoothly. Going forward, Microsoft will have a safety net in place for this, which will revert corrupted installs.

The latest Windows 10 updates will begin detecting failed startups following an update. If an issue is discovered, then the update will be removed and the PC will reboot to resolve the issue. If this issue occurs, then Windows will not attempt to re-install the update for 30 days, giving Microsoft time to fix any lingering issues.

This is something that will help enterprise and home users avoid downtime if an update goes awry. A notification will pop up letting you know if an update has failed and been reverted, just in case the additional reboot didn’t already give it away.

The next major Windows 10 update will arrive in April and is rumoured to contain some of the improvements Microsoft has plans for PC gaming.

KitGuru Says: Windows updates can be hit or miss at times, so this will be a handy feature to have. Unfortunately, there are still issues that can pop up even if an update does install successfully, as we saw with the October update last year. Hopefully the upcoming April update will go over smoothly. 

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