MICROSOFT APPEARS to have released some more borked updates for Windows 10, as the question of whether the background automatic updates introduced in Redmond's bouncing baby are a good idea or not.
The two updates - KB3147481 and KB3147458 - have become such a problem that the usually coy Microsoft has opened a thread asking people for comment, explaining that the company is interested in hearing if anyone is having problems. Yes, you read that right.
The vast majority of the 978 responses at the time of publishing this article seemed to agree on the problems. These include infinite boot loops, errors with Windows Explorer and the Start Menu (they've always had it in for that ruddy Start Menu), apps not working and the usual BSODs and repetitive error messages.
Some would call that 'business as usual', although the INQUIRER hastens to be so bold. We've definitely seen the problem with Windows apps not loading. Repeated efforts to open Windows Store since the update have been fruitless as it opens then closes again. Rude.
It comes less than two weeks after we started getting reports that Microsoft was adding QR codes to the BSOD to help people identify the problem.
One user wrote: "When I first did today's updates after restart there were over 15 errors. Before today's update only four errors, the usual ID 7031, and numerous non-startup services. I didn't know what to do. Thought about restoring system to yesterday but after four restarts in a row the errors stopped.
"I noticed after each restart it said 'please wait' and it showed configuring even though this was supposed to be all done after restart when updates were installed. Also noticed the three updates today were very slow installing and the restart after updates was also very slow, so I guess there is some kind of conflict."
It's not currently clear whether this is one update, both updates, or the two reacting with each other or with the existing OS. Either way, it's another huge weapon for those who believe that automatic updates are a dumb idea. µ
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