Windows Update has become a bad joke. I can install three Linux distributions at the same time that I need to do a single serious Windows update. And, when I’m done with the Linux installations, I know they’ll work. With Windows? You take the life of your computer into your own hands with even a Patch Tuesday security update.
As Computer worldResident Windows Assistant Woody Leonhardt points out that unless you want to be an unpaid Windows beta tester, never let Windows automatically patch your system. For over three years now, upgrading Windows has simply meant causing problems.
But now there is hope. First, in February, Microsoft added Windows to the portfolio of Surface’s top dog, Panos Panay. Putting Microsoft’s PC and Windows groups on the same side promised better hardware support.
Well, that’s what we were hoping for anyway. But after the Windows 10 June 2020 cumulative updates fouled network printers, I wasn’t so optimistic.
More recently, Windows maven Paul Thurrott reported that Microsoft is fixing one of the company’s biggest mistakes: the separation of the Windows 10 development team from the Azure team for core operating system development. and another for everything else – like, you know, apps, new features, etc.