Microsoft accidentally pushes Windows updates to users who opted to block updates

Microsoft accidentally pushes Windows updates to users who opted to block updates

In an updated post on its official website today, Microsoft revealed that the Windows 10 version 1804 update will roll out in April.

The admission came in a knowledge base article updated last week.

As we draw ever closer to the release of Microsoft's next major version of Windows 10, the info dumps only grow more frequent and more specific.

But according to reports, a Microsoft snafu ignored these settings and forcibly updated some users to Windows 10 v1709 (Fall Creators Update).

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This is the version where Microsoft added special controls to the Windows Update setting section that allow users to pause OS updates in case they have driver or other hardware issues with the latest OS version.

Microsoft admitted its blunder. This caused a lot of opposition from the users who wanted to stay with their older versions of Windows and they eventually blocked getting Windows 10 updates. What version of Windows are you now using? Windows Update will them try to update your device, Windows 10 version 1607 and version 1703 are not yet at "end of service". Microsoft says that they enabled the notification to urge the users to update their devices to a newer version so that they may not face any security threats. Microsoft explains that this issue was already fixed. When this update does begin rolling out to the public, it will continue to be supported until October 2019, at which point, users will need to upgrade to a more recent version in order to continue getting important patches.

The users who got their PCs updated because of this issue can switch back to an earlier version of Windows within 10 days after the update has been installed.

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