So we have spent a lot of time analyzing Windows 10 (from the very beginning) and the Software As a Service model. While there are obviously many benefits of this model, based on the amount of Windows 10 updates and fixes, I have real doubts.
It feels like there are Windows 10 Downloads every other day.
I thought this would be a good chance to ask the audience.
Question: What do you think about the amount of updates made to Windows 10 every month?
Do you think that the amount is:
- A) Amazing, I have no complaints!
- B) It’s a little much but I understand.
- C) It’s a little much and I don’t understand why there are so many.
- D) It’s way too much and I hate it!
Please leave your selection and feedback in the comments section below.
We really want to hear about your experience with Windows 10 Updates.
I’m getting lots of feedback that this is a pain in the ass?
A no complaint
Awesome! Good to hear.
Hell NO!!!!! There is no reason for them to force the updates on us every freaking time they want to. Its become a monthly thing. And whats with having to reboot your computer all the time and even when a program thats not windows update. Holy crap I have IDM and every freaking time it updates it wants me to reboot my computer! I am about ready to tell MS to go to hell and move to Mac. At the very least Mac can give you the updates and you dont have to reboot your damn computer if you are sitting in front of it and sneeze sideways!
Yeah, Apple updates seem to be way less frequent.
Its not the updates that tick me off as I can understand some of them. But its the damn constant rebooting that burns my cookies. If mac can install the updates without you having to constantly reboot then why cant windows?
D, for your question. But my thoughts are if your gonna role out a platform as SaaS then the initial build should be solid and dependable. Not the same old shit M$ has always throw out there for RTM.
Well to be fair, Windows 10 has been around for a while. That has to count for something. Isn’t it generally more reliable than Windows 7 and Vista?
Not more reliable, but fancier.
D, Almost every update breaks something and involves troubleshooting. I still can’t fix my home network of 3 pcs since 1909 came out.
Do you think that’s true for the average consumer or just hard core techies?
For all users.
Maybe I am lucky, but I’ve never had something break on me when doing an update.
Yeah, you are very lucky.
“C” It’s sort of moot – I’ve finally switched to Mac. It was a struggle at first, but now I’m happy
What was the breaking point?
I bought a Mac Mini a couple years ago and finally decided to stop with windows and do everything with the Mac. Another Mini is a server, and a use MacBook Air is my trusty laptop. I must say that during my period of gainful employment, lo these many years ago, we used Macs exclusively. After retirement, I discovered people couldn’t afford a Mac and it’s expensive software, so I sold my Mac and stayed with the PC as the cheapest, ubiquitous personal computer. Recently Mac has begun to experience some problems (not I, though) but not as frequently as windows 10. Bad Press? I remember the frequent times a windows update wouldn’t load – seemingly frequently. I continue to help people with Windows problems (and there are many – people and problems) – it’s obvious if you have windows you must learn to deal with many problems. If you want a fun experience, then use the Mac. So I’ve finally become one of those Mac people! Oh, and I like iOS too! Having a Mac kind of makes you switch to iOS. Strange how that works. Macs just work – most of the time.
B. for me … I don’t find that the updates for Windows 10 are any more intrusive than they were for 7. The only gripe I have with Office 365 and Windows 10 is the lack of colour options for the backgrounds, etc. This is something that people have mentioned time and time again to Msft with, apparently, no response. Very poor in that regard and in contrast to earlier O/S.
So, as regards your main question, no, I don’t find the updtaes bothersome … in a family home network with about 10 PCs and laptops/smart phones the only problem I have had with Windows 10 was with one, older HP laptop. It worked fine with the basic Windows 10 installation, but there was one update that caused its touchpad to work irratically. Could never get that corrected. Finally, just turned to Linux Mint on it (my first experience with Linux in fact) and it works seamlessly. I now have Linux on two older laptops and find them liking that Open Source O/S very well.
All in all, from a long-term Microsoft user, I find 10 quite a worthy successor to 7 (which I held onto for the longest time and actually still have on our Media Center PC).
Thanks for your comment.
D !!! I hate it.
Can you say why?
Because it breaks what used to work. “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” It may fix one problem but makes 5 more! Hence the constant updates. I don’t mind updating security risks. But leave the appearance changes alone! Ask before FORCING updates like what was done with XP!
This is why I still have my old XP machine connected to my KVM switch. When what used to work, software or hardware, on my Win10 Pro machine because of an update no longer works, I switch over to the XP machine. Case in point: My scanner in my printer used to work fine with WIn10. An update happened and now I have to switch to my XP machine because it no longer works in Win10. I believe this is nothing more than a marketing ploy to get people to buy new hardware. You know, like they do with tablets. Sooner or later you’ll get an app that says, “This software will not run on this version Tablet.” Then you have to buy a new tablet when there is NOTHING WRONG with your current one!
Thanks for the info you share.
Not only the updates, Widows has become loaded with crap nobody (or very few people) ever need or want.
It would be wonderful if Windows came up with an uncluttered version for the ordinary user, leaving out most of the garbage hardy anyone needs. What we are faced with now, is an overloaded system which is getting worse with every “update.” I liked windows and never wanted change to an Apple but now I think I will. Talking to my neighbours and many others, mainly older people, I find most of them have changed to Apple. Maybe MS says, well we do not need those people, surprise we do not need MS either.
B BUT an update bricked my dell i3050 micro last year. I’m using a win10 thinkpad now.
I can see how that could piss someone off.
A. I am in the fast lane, so I have no complaints,
I have no problem with frequent updates.
so good so far no probs
I think they are coming to fast, and this might be the reason there are so many issues with them. The updates are not fully tested before they are sent to the servers.
Updates at the present level are ok, however 1 only per month would be better unless it is an urgent patch.
I was in fast last year until two fast updates tank my hard drive. The install deleted my files, trash main hard drive. Now my files are drive D and if Windows trashes my hard drive now the only thing I lose is programs (both 64 and 32 programs) Most of my store programs are gone too. Now I moved myself off the Fast lane to slow lane. I have not loss my hard drive, I change out main drive for a SSD, I still use disk drives for secondly data. My boot time has drop down to 30 seconds, Word or Excel will start up in 30 to 40 second. If data is large then little longer. Any complaints was during trashing my hard drive. Windows 10 is slowly becoming the OS Microsoft wanted to build back in 1990’s. It has taken MS about 20 years to reach this goal. I like the Edge based on Chrome, using both store’s extensions.
A no complaint
Frequent and forced updates are a nuisance! Why the hell should Microsoft decide what happens on my PC? The whole concept that my PC does stuff in the background in the most non-transparent way, i.e. without asking me, is brain-damaged! – – – I also encourage you to run a separate survey about what users love or hate most in the OS or Microsoft, I would be happy to send my “constructive” comments!
Updates needs to be done (maybe not so often) but if you close Windows 10 and wil update before closing, it is not always enough. Next time he ask again to update when you are closing Windows, users don’t understand.
A) Amazing, I have no complaints!
A). Amazing & Fully Functional, I have no complaints till date.
A) Amazing, I have no complaints!
A. I have no problem keeping up to date, in fact I’m happy that bugs and security are fixed so often.
On the other hand I’ve had problems with updates.
Last year 2019 I had to purchase a new Graphics Card as, after an update, no amount of trawling for drivers fixed a resolution problem.
This year after an update I lost the ability to boot past the Windows Logo, It’s fine on a normal shutdown and restart but not if I use the hibernate function. Still not fixed after many Months of Googling and asking on Windows 10 groups.
C. I don’t have a problem with security and bug fixes. What I do have a problem with are additional apps that I either don’t need/want/or will ever use. The “Creators” update is a prime example. MS should at least give us the option to download what we need/want/or interests us without foisting it upon us!
Hola saludos a todo el mundo a cuidarse de eta PANDEMIA , al tema sobre las actualizaciones yo ningún problema ni pena por que tan seguido si es para bienestar del sistema en buena hora y así estamos a al día sobre lo que pasa en el resto del mundo verdad que si .
Haber yo tengo instalado en mi PC windows 10 insider versión 19592.1001 a la fecha para mi la ultima ves que actualizo mi PC ,pero me pasa un tema e buscado soluciones y no encuentro solucion sobre el cambio de Harware todo estaba bien has que por el mes de enero ice cambio de partes de mi PC ahora tengo el moles toso marca de Activar Windows ve a la configuración para activar, la verdad que e buscado solucion y no se como hacerla lo mas triste que no deja personalizar entre otras cosas si alguien tiene alguna recomendación nueva de la que ya están en las pagina de Microsoft ,
No se si e logrado dar a entenderme pero espero tener repuestas
Way too much. Once every six weeks would be enough.
I am happy to receive all the security updates and bug-fixes I can get.
New features are great but sometimes introduce bugs and need more testing.
I am looking forward to the improvement in update speed that we have been told is coming, and which requires some gigabytes of disk space to be set aside for the purpose. Obviously great if you have lost of space.
still waiting for the update that makes W10 look good, got a megabutt graphics and we only get Light/Dark themes
Onuora, I’ve checked for updates for the last several dates and no updates have been available. So I guess Microsoft is not sending our as many updates as you may presume. JS
That’s interesting. Good to hear.
B) It’s a little much but I understand