Microsoft Finds New Way to Block Bad Drivers from Making It to Windows Update

Upgrade blocks are typically announced by Microsoft after it comes across compatibility issues in new Windows 10 feature updates and most of the time concern glitches affecting either the software or the hardware side of a device.

It’s no secret that driver compatibility has long been one of common causes of upgrade blocks, but because of the current implementation, a safeguard hold is possible only after the first wave of devices receive the feature update.

In other words, until the compatibility issues hit a number of devices, Microsoft can’t tell that certain computers might experience issues and therefore set an upgrade block.

That could change this year thanks to a new approach regarding drivers, as Microsoft will allow hardware partners (which then release drivers) to request blocks whenever they discover possible compatibility issues with new feature updates.

Microsoft explains in new guidance for partners that the upgrade block can stay in place … (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.