One could be forgiven for thinking that the latest version of Windows 10 would be free from major problems, considering just how extensive Microsoft has been testing these preview builds.
For one of the newest Windows 10 builds that was released for Insiders last week, build 19613, has been driving people nuts. Along with fixing a few notable issues, this latest build introduced some nasty new problems as well.
Many of these have been recounted in the company’s official support forums.
Starting with this ISO mounting problem, whereby some users complained that they were experiencing problems when mounting ISO files from internal SATA or external USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices.
And then there is the horrible, horrible green screen of death. It appears that the latest update caused onboard graphics to malfunction, which meant that some folks could not longer boot into their systems due to the infamous GSOD error.
Not as severe are download errors, with claims that the latest build failed to install with an error code thrown in. Frustrating.
There are also reports suggesting that the update caused issues with Microsoft Office 365, forcing users to run an online repair of the software. Doing so resulted in the error message going away, but it’s clearly not a fun way to spend an afternoon.
While on one hand, it’s good that these aforementioned issues have surfaced before launch of this latest version of the OS, their emergence at this late a stage of development raises an eyebrow or two.
After all, Insiders only make up a fraction of the total install base of Windows 10.
In any case, this does provide Microsoft with a chance to fix these issues, and tidy up the release, even test the delivery system before the general availability of this update.
But here’s hoping next week brings better news.