Last week we reported on a buggy Windows 10 update (KB4482887) that was released and caused degrading mouse as well as graphics performance in some games. We don’t need that in our lives and Microsoft only released a new update (KB4489899) yesterday to fix the issues some gamers have been experiencing.
Mistakes do happen and due to the millions of possible hardware configurations and issues that could pop up, buggy Windows 10 updates are sometimes expected, even those that cause startup failures. Most gamers (including myself) just want our Operating System to work without issue and that’s where a new feature Microsoft is testing will, hopefully, come into play.
In the latest Windows 10 Insider build, there’s a new feature that automatically uninstalls buggy Windows 10 updates. Some buggy Windows 10 updates can even cause a PC to refuse to boot up properly and cause a lot of startup issues in general. In the first mention of this feature, Microsoft explained that:
If Windows detects that your machine cannot start up successfully, it will try to diagnose and resolve failures due to disk issues, system file corruption, invalid registry keys, or other such causes. If all these steps are unsuccessful and your machine is still unable to start up properly, Windows will determine if the startup issue was introduced after recent driver or quality updates were installed. If so, these updates may be uninstalled automatically to get the device back to a workable state. This is only done as a last resort.
If the removal of these updates enables the machine to start up successfully, Windows will also prevent the removed updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. This is intended to give Microsoft and our partners the opportunity to investigate the failure and resolve any issues. After 30 days, if the updates are still applicable, Windows will try to install them again.
There’s no reason why Microsoft can’t also use this feature to automatically uninstall buggy updates that cause issues like gaming performance in the future, as long as they allow users to enable and disable the feature. Sure, you might get prompted to restart your PC when the update gets removed, but having a smooth experience with your OS is of the utmost importance to most gamers anyway. It remains to be seen when Microsoft will deploy this feature to remove buggy Windows 10 updates to the live, non-insider version, but it is probably a good thing that they are testing it first.
Have you encountered buggy Windows 10 updates and would you like the OS to automatically uninstall these troublesome updates? Let us know in the comment section below.