Windows 10 First Major Update Suffers From Glitches


Last week, Microsoft began pushing out the biggest Windows 10 update since the OS was launched in late July. The update brings some impressive features along with security and management tools for enterprises. Windows 10 version 1511, 10586 or Threshold 2 promises a 30% faster boot time compared to Windows 7. It also brings new functionality for Cortana. However, users have reported multiple glitches caused by Threshold 2.

A headache for those relying on SD card to expand memory

Some users said a bug was causing the Threshold 2 installation process to get stuck at the 44% mark. Microsoft moderator Softie Anannya Podder responded to users who reported the issue on the official Windows Forum. She said devices with SD card inserted while installing the Windows 10 Threshold 2 stop responding at 44%. The company is currently investigating the issue. She pointed out that removing the external media or SD cards solves the issue.

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Notably, the November update requires at least 20GB of free storage space to install. Many others claimed that the Windows 10 update deletes installed applications during the installation process without warning in advance. Windows 10 users have taken it to Reddit to report the issue. The OS notifies users when apps are uninstalled in the update process, though users expect to be notified in advance.

Microsoft rolling out Windows 10 update to limited users

Many others said the Windows 10 November update can reset and download drivers for external components. The Redmond-based software giant is rolling out the update to a limited number of users. Microsoft said only users whose devices are running Windows 10 for more than 31 days will get the Threshold 2. If it’s been less than 31 days since you moved to Windows 10, you may have to wait.

Despite glitches, Microsoft’s most important customers – businesses and enterprises – seem to be excited about Windows 10. According to a survey conducted by Forrester Research, 49% enterprises said they were planning to upgrade to Windows 10 in 2016. That’s surprising given enterprises are very slow to adopt new technology. By comparison, only 22% survey participants had responded positively about Windows 8 in Forrester’s 2012 survey. About 9% users are already using Windows 10 on their primary work device.