home windows 10 Anniversary update woes continue

Late final week, I advisable that you simply actively block the home windows 10 Anniversary update. The earlier few days have introduced but some other wave of complaints. here’s a sample.

final week, I talked in regards to the Reddit post from SoloWingX mentioning that windows 10 freezes completely after the Anniversary replace. That thread is now up to 680 comments. SoloWingX has finished yeoman work documenting dozens of potential options — and none of them have been a hit. He concludes with a TL;DR:

To all affected people, we have not but discovered a sure solution, so the best choice to get a working computer at the moment is to roll again to a previous build when you updated.

As noted remaining week, you’ve got only 10 days to roll again from the Anniversary replace (Win10 version 1607) to the fall update (version 1511).

facet nonetheless has a number of problems. I’ve hit scenarios where aspect won’t close via clicking on the purple X. also, i can X out of the ultimate open tab and area retains running, when closing the only open tab will have to shut down the program as an entire. the issues seem to look after touring websites with loads of ads — like those linked to from msn.com, for instance. as soon as the issues start, they don’t go away. the only answer I’ve found is to reboot.

Two antivirus manufacturers have suggested issues. McAfee states:

don’t [emphasis in the original] upgrade to the windows 10 Anniversary replace without first verifying whether or not your McAfee product is suitable. This caution affects the merchandise listed in the setting section above… Microsoft intended to implement an upgrade and set up check to ensure that no incompatible McAfee product versions could be put in or current. as a result of time constraints, Microsoft may now not implement the meant model check in the windows 10 Anniversary update… Microsoft has indicated that a hotfix can be launched a while after the home windows 10 Anniversary replace to enforce the model check. The Microsoft hotfix will give protection to towards set up of incompatible McAfee product versions; on the other hand, this hotfix cannot give protection to towards improvements to the windows 10 Anniversary replace from nodes already working an incompatible McAfee product version on a earlier construct of windows.

Avast has a similar warning:

On Tuesday, August 2, Microsoft released their newest model of home windows 10 — the Anniversary update — via the home windows update channel. while the majority of our customers didn’t have an issue, certain HW configurations did not combine well with the replace… This passed off during upgrades to the home windows 10 Anniversary edition from previous versions of windows, and all through smooth installations of Avast Antivirus on systems already operating the Anniversary replace… Neither the home windows Insider application nor the Avast Antivirus Beta channel indicated any forewarning of such conduct.

by means of the best way, to look an amazing instance of a worm advisory, look at the Avast announcement — very smartly executed, clear, and thorough. Kudos!

Sam Machkovech at Ars Technica experiences Xbox One controllers and windows 10 PCs: It’s all a mess right now:


whether you use a new Bluetooth controller otherwise you upgraded your previous XB1 to this week’s windows 10 Anniversary variation, get ready for some road bumps… That being stated, the primary compatibility problem is wreaking havoc on quite a lot of computer video games whose controller enhance used to work simply effective. Some video games no longer recognize when Xbox One controllers are linked by way of Bluetooth or throughout the legit Xbox One wireless adapter. other video games, in addition to Steam’s giant picture mode, assume a single Xbox One controller is two controllers concurrently… windows 10’s Anniversary update additionally broke present homebrew how to get standard controllers, like Sony’s DualShock 4, to play with home windows PCs.

The Ars angst for Xbox One controllers on Win10 Anniversary update goes on for a few pages.

in the FUD zone, I’m still unclear about the capacity to block crapware tiles. I wrote about the problem a couple of weeks ago: Admins can’t preserve Microsoft from pushing crapware live tiles onto Win10 pro PCs because sure team insurance policies don’t work within the Anniversary replace. My current Win10 pro AU laptop has tiles for Solitaire, sweet Crush Soda Saga, Pandora, Asphalt 8, Age of Empires castle Siege, FarmVille 2, Minecraft, Twitter, and Get office — in other phrases, about half of my begin menu tiles are unabashed, Microsoft-installed crapware, all on a machine that’s been through the reliable “start recent” routine.

Now there’s a debate raging on AskWoody.com about these tiles and whether or not person Win10 professional shoppers can block them. Microsoft Engineer J. Decker,writing on TechNet, says:

On all windows computer editions, users can instantly allow and disable windows 10 pointers, tips, and suggestions and windows store tips. for instance, users are in a position to make a choice non-public images for the lock screen versus the images equipped with the aid of Microsoft, or flip off tips, tips, or suggestions as they use windows.

Some interpret Decker as saying “all merchandising within the Anniversary replace can be became off through the person.” i think that’s an ideal purpose and would like to tell people easy methods to do it. however in my experiments, i can’t get the crapware tiles turned off. If you know the way, slap me upside the top on AskWoody.

I’m not pronouncing that everyone’s having issues — a ways from it. however i am pronouncing there are enough problems — a few of them extreme — floating around that putting in the Win10 Anniversary update at this level doesn’t make experience. well-informed consumers can be instructed to attend until the bugs get ironed out.

I absolutely are expecting that Microsoft will include some fixes in this week’s Patch Tuesday. probably we’ll have fixes for each model 1511 build 10586 (the old Fall update) and model 1607 construct 14393 (the new Anniversary replace) with a view to reduce issues with the improve from one to the other. Equally possible, we gained’t see much — if any — documentation about the fixes. They’ll be rolled into cumulative updates.

Let’s wait unless later this week to look if the grievance decibel degree dies down.

home windows 10 Anniversary update woes continue

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