Windows 10 November Update Is Coming: Microsoft Is Yet To Clean Up Its Update Mess

Microsoft released the final Build for Windows 10 version 1909 last week. The update is now available to the Release Preview Ring Insiders. The Redmond giant announced that Windows 10 November 2019 Update is going to be released very soon. Microsoft’s senior program manager Brandon LeBlanc stated in a blog post:

“We are now getting the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (19H2) ready for release. We believe that Build 18363.418 is the final build and we will continue to improve the overall experience of 19H2 on customers’ PCs as part of our normal servicing cadence.”

Although Microsoft is of the view that Windows 10 19H2 is ready for release, it seems like there are still some problems in the latest release. A Redditor who installed the recent Windows 10 1909 Insider Preview Build reported that the update broke Windows Security app. The OP shared a screenshot while explaining the problem.

“Windows Security app shows empty window after updating to 1909 Insider Preview”

Windows 10 1909 Security app bug
Source: Reddit

The story does not end here as the Windows 10 Settings app opens a completely different screen.

Windows 10 1909 Settings app
Source: Reddit

This situation is troublesome for those who are looking forward to the upcoming feature update. The impact of this problem remains to be seen as Microsoft is yet to acknowledge this issue.

For now, there is no workaround available and all you need to do is roll back to an earlier version.

Disable Windows 10 Updates Now To Protect Your System

It is obvious that the upcoming feature update would bring its own series of issues. If you want to stop Windows 10 updates from breaking your production machines, simply block them.

We agree with the fact that blocking Windows 10 updates is not a good idea indeed. However, blocking the updates during the early days of release might save you from various issues.

Disable Windows 10 Updates:

To disable Windows 10 updates via Group Policy Editor follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Simultaneously press Windows key + R to open the run dialoge box.
  2. Type msc and press the Enter key.
  3. Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
  4. Now double click on the Configure Automatic Updates option.
  5. Choose Disabled and click the OK button to save the changes.

Pause Windows 10 Updates:

Those who don’t want to completely disable the updates can try an alternate solution. You can pause the update for a few days in order to wait for some early bugs to be resolved.

  1. Open Settings app from the Start menu.
  2. Click Update & Security > Advanced options
  3. Head towards the pause updates section and select a suitable date using the dropdown menu.

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