An automatic update for the Windows 10 operating system has caused issues for users, with a broken patch causing an endless installation loop.
According to users, the patch is allowing machines to reach a certain percentage within the installation process before failing and rolling back the update. The KB3081424 update is the first of its nature to be released and contains a series of smaller updates combined into one batch, which is designed to make the updating process simpler for new users.
Unfortunately, this is not the case for some users:
“It downloads, reboot to install. Gets to 30% and reboots. Gets to 59% and reboots. Gets to 59% again and then states something went wrong, so uninstalling the update. Wait a few minutes and reboot. Back to login screen. This happens without fail, every single time.” Commented the Microsoft forum user BrettDM.
Windows 10’s mandatory updates, where the user cannot decline to install updates is escalating the problem.
Only enterprise versions of the programme can reject these automatic updates, however, users that attempt to manually install the update are also faced with the same issue and Microsoft has yet to suggest an official fix.
While automatic updates are proving popular for some users, by helping to keep their systems up to date and protected, this installation issue highlights the dangers of mandatory updates.