Windows updates: when is my turn?

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Actualizaciones de Windows: ¿cuándo me toca a mí?

It has been several months since the list of Windows updates added a marked milestone with the arrival of Windows 10 2004, an update that has given much to talk about, first because of the multiple problems that were detected in it and, later, when they were finally solved by Microsoft. There has been so much noise around May Update 2020, that it seems that Redmond is rethinking the Windows update cycle. The idea would be to go from two big updates a year to just one, but much more polished.

And, if waiting a few weeks before installing Windows updates was already a reasonably judicious security measure a few months ago, every day it is clearer that today it is more than recommended, unless you like the idea of ​​being a guinea pig. However, It is one thing to leave a prudential margin, and quite another to postpone them sine die, either by choice (something not recommended, especially if we are talking about security updates) or because, for whatever reason, our operating system does not allow us to download and install these updates.

And at this point is where many users focus, on the inability to install Windows updates on their devices, without knowing the reason why this crash occurs. As we previously told you, Microsoft is working on several measures to speed up the validation processes on which it depends, in turn, that Windows updates reach all systems They expect them, but there is also a communication problem, since users do not know the reasons, if Microsoft is working on solving them and, of course, what is the estimated time for them to update their systems.

Even with the opposition of some, and to work on solving this communication problem, Microsoft created a web page in which, for a few months now, is publishing information about the status of Windows updates, in this case of May Update 2020, in which we can verify, first-hand, the conflicts detected between Windows 10 2004 and certain drivers, which may either prevent the update, or cause irregular system behavior if it is applied .

This is fine, but in many cases it is not enough. Fortunately, and from what Softpedia tells, Microsoft might be working on a new Windows Update that would be in charge of informing users of the reason why all or certain Windows updates are not reaching your system as they should. A laudable but somewhat complex purpose, especially if we think of users without a technical profile.

To understand this we must know that Windows updates are displayed by blocks, and that these are related to the hardware of the devices that receive them. Thus, Microsoft must find the middle ground between offering more information (its objective is that the whole process is more informed for the user), without saturating it with huge listings of devices among which each user will have to find their sound card, the chipset of their motherboard, the version of the driver of the graphics card they use, and so on. Too much information, too much data that, in the end, can be almost as informative as absolute nothing.

In theory it’s only a few weeks, a couple of months at the most, for himthe arrival of Windows 10 20H2, the second major update of this 2020 and that recovers the format of service pack, so this new Windows update information feature may not arrive in time for the update. However, and more if it is confirmed that Microsoft is going to opt for a single major update per year, it would be more than desirable that it comes hand in hand with this new function. Will it finally be like this? We will know, at the latest, next year.

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