Monday, 19 August, 2019

Windows Updates break again, but this time ISPs are at fault

Something Happened: Windows Setup Error Messages Will Finally Be Useful (Maybe) Windows 10 19H1 update is about to make error messages much more helpful OnMSFT.com OnMSFT.com
Emmett Howard | 03 February, 2019, 10:43

A number of Windows 10 users have apparently been having trouble connecting to the Microsoft Store, and more crucially, Windows Update.

The "What needs your attention" dialog, for example, highlights applications that may not be fully compatible with the new version of Windows.

In a Reddit thread discussing the issues with the Microsoft Store and Windows Update, a support engineer for the firm commented and said it was "aware" of the issue.

The company is focusing on some of the most aggravating and common errors - the ones that pop up in Windows 10 setup.

The operating system was most recently updated past year when the American tech giant released its October 2018 Update to fans.

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Provide users with options to uninstall or upgrade applications, if applicable.

Landing on over-informing users is usually the safest bet, and hopefully, Microsoft can bring this thinking to other areas like Crash Dialogs and Windows Update failure messages.

It adds icons to each application, includes a "learn more" link for each application, and options for each of the listed applications. A user confirmed on the Comcast Xfinity community forum that they were indeed able to get Windows updates after changing their device's IPV4 and IPV6 DNS from Comcast's default to Google public DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4). According to Microsoft, it will also allow app providers to directly contribute details regarding what options/updates are available to consumers, which will be displayed in the dialog box.

Most users should welcome the changes as they improve the setup experience. But when something doesn't go right, you're left with vague errors that aren't helpful.

In other news, despite the clocking ticking on Windows 7, users aren't really keen on upgrading to a newer version of Windows, which makes Microsoft's mission of killing it off before the January 2020 significantly more hard.

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