Receiving a new update is usually good news because this means that the app or software that is receiving it will run better. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and the perfect example of this is Microsoft’s October Update for Windows 10. This is the biggest update that Microsoft has released for Windows 10 in 2018 and instead of taking the performances of the operating system to the next level, the update caused Intel drivers to malfunction, added bugs and even deleted pictures, documents and music files from PCs.
Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that most Windows 10 users are hesitant to download the new updates that Microsoft has released ever since. However, what might come as a shock is the fact that only 22.1% of Windows 10 computers have downloaded the latest update that Microsoft has recently released for Windows 10.
Research Reveals Windows 10 Update Problem
Jason Morris, Ingolf Becker and Simon Parkin from the University College London have published a research paper called: “In control with no Control: Perceptions and Reality of Windows 10 Home Edition Update features”. The reason why we are mentioning this research report is because it proved that Microsoft has a big problem with Windows 10 updates and that it needs to solve it as soon as possible.
The “Active Hours” Issue
“The pattern of use of almost all users was incompatible with the default setting of the ‘active hours’ feature” the researchers say, adding that only 28% of the users they surveyed even knew the feature existed. Not surprisingly then, half of the participants reported that they had experienced unexpected restarts. The same number also reported “growing concern about the state of their device if an update took a long time,” said the research report.
From the looks of it, Microsoft needs to rethink the time when it releases updates because the “active hours” option doesn’t work. Not just that, but as the research report has shown the large majority of Windows 10 users don’t even know about it.
Joe Dubois is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Yahoo Tech and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Joe earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Joe has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.