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Windows 10 Update Installs Twice – A Cause for Concern?

Let’s get one thing straight, even with its launch issues and privacy concerns when it first launched, Windows 10 (the pro version) is probably the best and most-stable Windows I have ever used. Microsoft continues to push out the updates and the experience is solid. However, with the latest Windows 10 update, users have been reporting that something weird is going on, as the update seems to be installed twice.

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Windows 10 users have been reporting on Reddit that something strange is happening as they are seeing the KB449444 update installed twice in their updated history. It released to the first users last week and I received it on 19 without it installing twice. However, Microsoft has acknowledged that there is an issue in some support documentation, stating that:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33fff9″ class=”” size=”25″] Some customers report that KB4494441 installed twice on their device. 


In certain situations, installing an update requires multiple download and restart steps. If two intermediate steps of the installation complete successfully, the View your Update history page will report that installation completed successfully twice. [/perfectpullquote]

Thankfully, there is no cause for concern and this won’t have a negative effect on your PC or its performance. It is just a bug with the Update History page due to the latest Windows 10 update needing multiple downloads and restart steps. Microsoft explains that:

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33fff9″ class=”” size=”25″] No action is required on your part. The update installation may take longer and may require more than one restart, but will install successfully after all intermediate installation steps have completed. We are working on improving this update experience to ensure the Update history correctly reflects the installation of the latest cumulative update. [/perfectpullquote]

It is still strange that this happened now for the first time since many previous Windows 10 updates have required multiple downloads and restart steps. Whatever the case may be, according to Microsoft, you do not need to take action.

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Has the recent Windows 10 update seemingly installed twice on your PC? Let us know in the comment section below.

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