Microsoft has brought out a new change for the Windows 10 operating system which will automatically uninstall a failed Windows update and restore the user’s PC to the way it was back before. If after the update the Windows fails to boot up due to compatibility issues of the update with the PC’s hardware or software, or because of any issue the PC fails to start up then the Windows would revert back to the way it was before and uninstall the failed update.
But it will happen only if all other recovery options for the Windows do not work. The reverting back process would work on all Windows Updates including the hotfixes, major new Windows 10 release, service packs and driver updates. When the Windows has been reverted back to the older version the user will receive a notification after the PC starts up “We removed some recently installed updates to recover your device from a startup failure”.
The change was documented on the new page of Windows Support database and it was first spotted by Windows Latest. The documentation states that, the Windows Update will also prevent the failed update from being reinstalled automatically for 30 days. This would allow Microsoft and other parties to look for the problem and figure out a solution so that it doesn’t happen again.
But if users feel that an update is wrongly rolled back, they can manually install the update again. The new feature works not only for the automatic updates but for the manually applied updates as well. If Windows finds the update has failed, then it will retrieve the update and revert back to the previous version of Windows.
Also, Microsoft has announced the users of Windows 7 and Office 2010 will receive notifications on their apps/devices that they will not be receiving support or free security updates after January 14, 2020. As, the company has been urging the users to upgrade their Windows 7 to Windows 10 and Office 2010 to Office 365/ Office 2019.
But Microsoft has also said that it will grant a paid update extension for the Microsoft Windows 7 users till January 2023. The price of Windows 7 Pro update after the free period will be $50 (approximately Rs 3,476) for the 1st year, $100 (approximately Rs 6,953) for the second year and $200 (approximately Rs 13,907) for the third year.