After numerous reports of incompatibilities as a result of the Windows 10 Update Service automatically installing a new patch and causing Windows Explorer to crash, Microsoft has released a stand alone patch that can be downloaded from their website, but has not been included in Windows Automatic Update Service. The KB3073930 stand alone patch can be downloaded from Microsoft's support site and allows users to show or hide updates and prevent them from being installed.
In Windows 10, your device is always kept up to date with the latest features and fixes. Updates and drivers are installed automatically, with no need to select which updates are needed or not needed. In rare cases, a specific driver or update might temporarily cause issues with your device, and in this case you will need a way to prevent the problematic driver or update from reinstalling automatically the next time Windows Updates are installed.
For enterprises automatic updates can mean serious issues and risk. Nothing can stop Microsoft mandatory security patches from being installed. Gordon Kelly contributor to Forbes.com said "Trying to vet every Windows 10 security patch internally prior to release is tough enough without adding to that pressure with mandatory driver and feature updates which rely on trusting innumerable third parties and battling for compatibility with their third party software management tools."
This underscores the importance of having a continuous Application Readiness process that automates the testing of patches and new applications released into an enterprise environment. Keeping up with Microsoft and ensuring that your environment is working as expected is not just a one time job, but a ongoing process to ensure both the safety and reliability of all the applications in use across your enterprise.
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