Windows 10 Updates: Disaster or Success?

I don’t know about you, but I always hate opening my laptop to see that it updated on its own. You better hope that all your work has been saved! Or what about seeing the “Update and Shut Down” text when shutting the laptop down for the day? It’s time consuming and one more thing you have to wait on.

So the question is: how helpful are these updates?

Windows 10 has a whole new system in place for doing updates, but users cannot turn it off or defer it the way they could before.

For the most part, many updates have been successful. However, even within our client base, 1 PC in 15 failed on a major update and had to be installed from scratch, which is a large cost due to the manual work involved. Additionally, many software packages “break” after a major Windows 10 update.

Therefore, it is difficult to determine if the updates are just more bling and features or if they are actually making security better.

At the end of the day, we do not have a lot of choice in the matter. Microsoft wants us to update, so we do—and clean up the mess afterwards.