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Has anyone actually received the AU via Windows Update in the past several hours?

I know it is being released very slowly, but with all the reported problems I was wondering if it has actually been pulled. One site indicated that most of the users who have AU right now are accessing the update themselves and not waiting for WU. Other sites reporting problems are saying that the update came through WU. Very conflicting info. Woody Leonard is suggesting users block AU until MS fixes the problems.

Due to how important this update is to MS, I expect they will not announce that it has been pulled and just fix it on the quiet. The slow release will help hide any slight of hand.
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i updated to this yesterday and it seemed to help my choppy gaming sessions and today it randomly BSOD lol
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One of my laptops (Dell Latitude) received the update through WU. I had to force my other laptop and desktop to update but my family PC got the update through WU.
EDIT: Its also causing no end of problems for me, from just getting the Game-Bar to go away right through to USB ports completely locking up and making me unplug every USB and re-plugging them just to get them to register again.
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I'm kinda worried if I should even install it at all lol. Oh screw it. I have backups of my backups. What's the worst that could happen? wink.gif

I dual boot but I always use a second drive for Linux. Windows should install the MBR on my Windows drive and not touch the second drive where Grub is installed. Why it would be formatting other partitions is beyond me. Unless you forget to go into the BIOS and set the Windows drive to boot first before upgrading. headscratch.gif

About the only thing exciting about this update is I get to try out my Sandisk Extreme USB drive soon. Other than that it looks more like a downgrade than an upgrade. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
Edited by aweir - 8/4/16 at 3:02pm
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I'm having problems with my xbox one controller (with the oculus). in VR controllers partially don't work. it works on menus but not on the actual game. I have to turn off then turn on the controller again for it to work properly. it's really annoying
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Maybe it's the anniversary of Windows ME and that's why there's so many problems?
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I don't understand why windows has to download drivers from manufacturers. They should use generic ones and if you want to install from windows update fine, but it should be an option.

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Because 95% of the people do not install drivers manually.

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^ This. Nearly every person I have helped out apart from 1 or 2 when it comes to their computers have used the drivers Windows Update installed for them.

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Most people don't even know what a driver is xP

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Which is such a problem IMO because people think that they need to upgrade their laptops/computers because they are "soo slow" (I am talking in terms of the Intel HD 4000 which is more than capable of normal tasks, UWP apps and 1080p/60fps Youtube videos. I got Aliens Isolation, RL and FFXIV to run on the laptops in my sig for testing how much I can get out of hardware that is limited) when in reality its just because the Intel driver provided by Windows Update is nearly a year old now along with all the chipset drivers and so on...

So ? Is it good or bad that windows updates the drivers for you ? Or should MS warn you about updates ? Actually provide the option to update through windows update or directly from vendor(download it for you) ? Or should MS put a group policy option for power users to chose how the drivers are installed/downloaded ?

Oh btw, can anyone check on 1607 that the wording on the below dialog changed or not ?
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Well,no au for me yet.Did an update check and windows says I'm up to date.Still on 1511.

I sure am not in a hurry for it to happen.
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Well,no au for me yet.Did an update check and windows says I'm up to date.Still on 1511.

I sure am not in a hurry for it to happen.

Neither am I biggrin.gif I hope they slice that update into little pieces and serve it that way thumb.gif
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So ? Is it good or bad that windows updates the drivers for you ? Or should MS warn you about updates ? Actually provide the option to update through windows update or directly from vendor(download it for you) ? Or should MS put a group policy option for power users to chose how the drivers are installed/downloaded ?

There should absolutely be a proper way to exclude drivers from automatic updating. It shouldn't require gpedit+regedit+wushowhide

Why would Microsoft ever think for one second that forced automatic driver updates were acceptable? I loathe the forced Windows updates, but at least there is some valid reasoning behind it. Indiscriminate forced drivers is something entirely different. There is no excuse not to provide that control. A lot of the crap they're forcing isn't even strictly drivers, it's full packages including straight bloatware like Razer synapse and Logitech Download Assistant. Speaking of Logitech Download Assistant, try this for irony: shortly after Windows auto-installs Logitech Download Assistant, it presents a nag in the action centre *****ing about "startup programs may be slowing your PC". What's the "high impact" startup program? Logitech Download Assistant! Windows is whining about bloatware that it installed.

Sure, have automatic driver updates as part of Windows Update, and even have them enabled by default (although the muppets might want to curate them a little more carefully so they're not including totally unnecessary bloatware). But they should be OPTIONAL.
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