Microsoft under fire for Windows 10 update FAIL

The Microsoft Windows 10 problematic patch process gets renewed criticism. Thanks to a sequence of issues with post-RTM updates, the calls for Redmond to rethink its update strategy are getting louder and more urgent.

The latest catalyst was last week's cumulative update, which caused problems for some -- chiefly constant reboots. It's now been reissued. Forget '36 -- KB3081438 is the new shiny.

Presumably, it includes a fix for said problems. But Microsoft's new SOP is to say as little as possible about the contents of these patches -- which is in itself a focus for ire.

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Why is Simon Sharwood so cynical and sarcastic

And Alex Wilhelm crunches the numbers:

So what could have prompted this embarrassing volte-face Samuel Gibbs suggests:

Rod "told you so" Trent wholeheartedly agrees, especially where cumulative updates are concerned:

Woody Leonhard says, "It’s like déjà vu all over again":

Meanwhile, Michael B. offers some hints about what changed in the reissued patch:

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