Improving The Windows 10 Update Experience

The Windows team has a new blog post detailing some of the things they are doing to improve the Windows 10 Update experience. I know that it has been and still is a big issue with a lot of people, both in person and on the forums. Enough to where it’s getting people very upset and ready to throw their PC in the river.

A lot of great new things coming from Microsoft when it comes to updates, from having more control of updates, when the updates happen, and no surprise reboots to more transparency for what exactly the updates are bringing to Windows.

In previous Windows 10 feature update rollouts, the update installation was automatically initiated on a device once our data gave us confidence that device would have a great update experience.  Beginning with the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, users will be more in control of initiating the feature OS update.  We will provide notification that an update is available and recommended based on our data, but it will be largely up to the user to initiate when the update occurs.  When Windows 10 devices are at, or will soon reach, end of service, Windows update will continue to automatically initiate a feature update; keeping machines supported and receiving monthly updates is critical to device security and ecosystem health.  We are adding new features that will empower users with control and transparency around when updates are installed. In fact, all customers will now have the ability to explicitly choose if they want to update their device when they “check for updates” or to pause updates for up to 35 days.