Windows 10.... Facepalm.
It did not take long did it?
My biggest concern was automatic updates screwing up your PC. It was only a matter of time before Microsoft would release an update that that do just that, but the question was when?
This month...Facepalm... This month Microsoft released an Anniversary Update, this was touted as a thank you and also a better build for all the people that updated from trusty Windows 7 or slightly problematic Windows 8.1 PCs.
Well this FIRST update has now caused catastrophic events to some who have downloaded it, and some being a polite estimate.
Microsoft has had no end of problems with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, build version number 1607. Microsoft's troubled rollout of the Anniversary Update took several new horrible turns over the weekend. With its week late confession and a roster of programs that conflict with the beleaguered patch, Microsoft now has a very tough PR problem on its hands.
And now this....
UPDATE: Brad Sams, posting on Thurrott.com, has details of yet another major problem with the Anniversary Update. "
It seems that "millions of webcams," including the Logitech C 920 that I use, crash when working with Skype. Technical details are in the article, but the bottom line is that the Anniversary Update breaks two specific camera protocols, and Skype (among others) can't take it."
And just to add further headache, Microsoft has stated that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will now receive updated patch guidelines.
Microsoft will soon begin rolling out Windows 7 and 8.1 patches in undifferentiated monthly events. These patches will be cumulative, which eliminates the need to exercise judgement in selecting the patches you want. At the same time, though, the new approach severely hampers your ability to recover from bad patches and also allows Microsoft to put anything it wants on your Win7/Win8.1 PC.
Thank you Microsoft, what a treat!