What’s New in Windows 10 Update?

Windows Update has been around for many years and it is there to protect Windows and improve its functionalities, performance and fix problems. In Windows XP, update was installed automatically, you could turn on or turn off Windows Update. However in order to check History of Installed Update and for some advance update settings you have to open Internet Explorer and install ActiveX and then you have ability to check History and Settings. There were some issues with this design, for example if for some reason, Internet Explorer didn’t work, user was unable to see update History and when it comes to troubleshooting, and they have to check issues with Internet Explorer, ActiveX and Windows Update itself. Windows Update installation was separate from Internet Explorer and it was a notification to display update status and installation. In Windows Vista, Windows Update improves, you don’t need to worry about Internet Explorer or browser or ActiveX to check Update History. All settings related to Windows Update were under an application known as Windows Update inside Control Panel and you could manage, check for History and so on. Same design implemented for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 too. In Windows 10, it place under Settings, the idea is the similar to the one in Windows 8.1 but the design has changed and it is well-fitted for different screen and support for touch. People who have been using Windows 7 in touch screen devices, they had difficulty to use Control Panel in Windows, mostly due to small icons and bottoms which make it hard to press. This issue has been resolved in Windows 10 in Settings, with a simple design and friendly for Mouse and Touch users.

There are new changes in term of Update settings and delivery of updates in Windows 10. Unlike previous version of Windows, you are not able to disable Windows Update directly using settings. In other word, all Windows Updates will check and download updates, you could change setting in way to install automatically or schedule restart. In previous version of Windows you face two categories of update one is Important updates which they download and install automatically and the other is Optional updates when you should select, download and install it manually. The problem was most users weren’t care about optional updates and they might never check Windows Update. Optional updates usually contains bug fix and updates to improve performance and reliability or update for new drivers. Installing them would bring better experience for users but they are optional. In Windows 10 all updates (Important and Optional) download and installed automatically so you don’t have option to select which one should be installed. In general it is a good design because to have a best possible experience with Windows, it is always recommended to install all updates. In some cases, out of date drivers would cause crash when you install new software especially when you play games and you use out of date driver, you might not have a great experience. Updates in general resolving newly discover or under research problems and bugs. For this reason, it is always recommended to update everything. However for some updates like drivers, there might cause error. The reason is there are millions of software and devices and it is not possible to test all of them but it is possible to most of them to make sure they are stable enough for public release through Windows update and if there is a new issue after installing new update, there is a possibility to uninstall it and open support case to ask for help and fix the issue. Therefore the new Windows Update design in Windows 10 brings a greater experience to Windows users. Because all Windows users will get all updates.

For more information about Windows 10 Update, take a look at What is Windows Update?



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