Solved Windows 10 hidden buggy updates

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April 5, 2017 at 14:56:33
Specs: Windows 10 64 bit, AMD A6-5400K APU - 6GB RAM
KB4015438 provided a fix for a previous Windows 10 update on March 20, 2017 although for some reason it was not received on my computers until March 31, 2017 (maybe because I am in the UK). This in turn stopped Windows Defender from updating - a buggy bug fix! Apparently they sneaked in a replacement for KB4015438 on April 2, 2017 with the same number. It was quite well hidden but by clicking on "Successfully installed on...." in Win 10 Settings it calls it "Fix for KB4015438". I also noticed that my update histories had been reset.

The problem with Windows Defender was not widely reported, although there was mention of difficulty installing the original KB4015438, which I experienced. Makes me think that MS are now so embarrassed about their buggy updates that they are trying to ensure we don't even notice when there has been a replacement.

The good news is that Windows Defender is updating again. Presumably KB4015438 install issue will have been fixed too.

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April 9, 2017 at 19:41:56
Nothing new. Every OS has updates to fix previous updates that fixed previous updates... My android phone has almost daily updates of same apps over and over and I wonder are they fixing??

If you do some software development yourself you realize it takes a long time to get a piece of software bug free taken into account the many variables that can change under different OS environments.
Instead of endless testing/debugging of every possible scenarios, developers let the public test/debug the solutions for them, and collect the feedback they get from the many back-doors they have created (unknowingly by most users) in the OS.

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#1
April 6, 2017 at 00:37:16
Tak for the eyes up....

I'm amazed though.. MS put out a buggy update... Mon Dieu. How long has this been going on and what will they think of next; perhaps a gnu operating system called Windows bugphree....?

Will have to raise the issue in the UK Parliament in the UK, and possibly the US Congress too.


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April 6, 2017 at 04:06:13
Trump would be ideal to deal with it.

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#3
April 6, 2017 at 18:37:52
Buggy updates were relatively rare until Windows 10 came along.

What gets up my nose with this scenario in particular is that the update to correct buggy updates has more bugs. Plus, it seems to me, there is an attempt to hide the "bugs on bugs" from us users.

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#4
April 7, 2017 at 00:53:40
I guess the issue is bugging quite a phew just now...

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April 9, 2017 at 19:41:56
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Nothing new. Every OS has updates to fix previous updates that fixed previous updates... My android phone has almost daily updates of same apps over and over and I wonder are they fixing??

If you do some software development yourself you realize it takes a long time to get a piece of software bug free taken into account the many variables that can change under different OS environments.
Instead of endless testing/debugging of every possible scenarios, developers let the public test/debug the solutions for them, and collect the feedback they get from the many back-doors they have created (unknowingly by most users) in the OS.

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April 10, 2017 at 18:17:47
This website seems to share my view that there have been an extraordinary number of bugs in Win 10:
http://www.infoworld.com/article/31...

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