Tech giant Microsoft recently confirmed that it would no longer explain all of its Windows 10 updates. The American multinational technology company would had no plan to tell its users what was in its Windows patches. Instead, it only offered information on the most significant fixes and patches. Users of Windows 10, which is the last version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system, wouldn’t know what new features or changes these updates are bringing to them.
“As we have done in the past, we post KB articles relevant to most updates which we’ll deliver with Windows as a service. Depending on the significance of the update and if it is bringing new functionality to Windows customers, we may choose to do additional promotion of new features as we deploy them.” – Microsoft’s spokesperson wrote in a statement sent to The Register.
Microsoft won’t detail all of its Windows 10 updates, only offering users information on the patches and fixes that are significant.
To date, Microsoft has now released three KB Cumulative Updates (CUs) for Windows 10. The first cumulative update for Windows 10, called KB 3081424, was released on August 5. The second one, called KB 3081436, was offered on August 12 and the third one, called KB 3081438, was rolled out late on August 14. Each cumulative update contains the previous updates and all indicate the same thing: “This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10.” This causes some major problems in practice as Microsoft gives no information on what type of updates your computer is receiving as well as what Windows 10 updates are actually doing.
Microsoft’s decision to bundle all updates together and stop detailing their contents could catastrophically backfire.
Unfortunately, it seems that Microsoft doesn’t intend to provide full release notes and say anything about its updates’ contents. So users must take all fixes, features and security updates when the company makes them available via Windows Update.