Windows automatically installs updates to keep your device secure and running at peak efficiency. Occasionally, these updates can fail due to incompatibility or issues in new software. If your Windows 10 PC has failed to start properly, the OS will be able to automatically remove a problematic update preventing it from starting normally.
Microsoft today published a new support article which reveals that the company can automatically remove the faulty Windows Updates.
The operating system will remove Windows Updates on its own if it detects that your computer recently recovered from a startup failure. To ensure that your device can start up and continue running as expected, Windows will also prevent problematic updates from installing automatically for the next 30 days. This will give Microsoft and their partners the opportunity to investigate the failure and fix any issues. After 30 days, Windows will again try to install the updates.
On one hand, this is a good feature to fix startup issues quickly when Windows 10 is stuck in a loop. On the other hand, this clearly gives Microsoft more control and power over your PC - let's hope they only use it to remove problematic updates. Users who prefer to stay in full control of their software may not be happy with this move.
It is worth noting that the user can install a fixed update without waiting for 30 days. It is possible to manually install those updates using the Microsoft Update Catalog web site.
If you believe that the updates in question should not have been uninstalled, follow the instructions below to manually install driver or quality updates.