Microsoft has a long history of shipping botched Windows updates, but with Windows 10, the company made everything a lot worse, as many of the cumulative updates it published failed to install or caused several other issues once deployed.
As a result, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of users out there who prefer not to install updates when they are released or to keep auto-updates off until others deploy them to determine if everything is working fine.
But since April when the Creators Update goes live, cumulative updates have provided much smoother performance, with the number of issues experienced by Windows 10 users declining substantially to the point where almost everyone can install them correctly.
This is what happened this month when cumulative updates installed correctly at a rate that exceeds 99 percent, and complaints regarding failed installs or problems caused by these patches pretty hard to find online.
In most of the cases, users complaining about issues with this month’s cumulative updates, which are KB4025342, KB4025339, and KB4025344, point to long install times. Indeed, cumulative updates sometimes take too long to install, in some cases up to an hour, but in 99 percent of the cases, the process was completed just fine.
This is actually one of the issues that Microsoft also needs to address with cumulative updates, as the install process still appears to be rather inconsistent on devices out there. While some users claim the updates installed correctly in a couple of minutes, which is our case as well, others complain that it takes up to an hour for the process to complete, so this is where Microsoft needs to improve in the coming Patch Tuesday.
In the end, it appears it was all a pretty long adventure to get cumulative updates right, but in the end, Microsoft has finally managed to fix all those annoying issues. It remains to be seen if similar performance is offered in the coming months, but be sure you make yourselves heard should anything go wrong with the cumulative updates your system receives.