Latest Windows 10 Anniversary build is slowly making its way into computer systems worldwide. For those already using it may want to consider delaying the latest update. There are several complaints with build 14393.222 (KB3194496). This is the 7th cumulative update since the Anniversary update came since August. Some computers got stuck into an endless reboot cycle.
This update package has promised to roll out quality improvements in the form of bug fixes for various issues. One of the issues that it is supposed to address is improve reliability of downloads and updates from the Windows Store. Somehow, in many instances, the update fails and does a roll back. Some of them have been posted in Microsoft’s support forums and Twitter. Some individual testers and have verified that it happened to them also while trying to replicate the issue.
Some people have gotten more trouble than just the roll back. In one scenario, once it fails the update, it causes Windows to reboot while it tries to apply all the fixes that it is supposed to install. This then in turn goes into an endless reboot loop. And what’s worse is that users subscribed to Microsoft’s Windows Insider program reported this very issue during the testing phase.
Microsoft is fully aware of this issue and they believe that they have pinpointed the root cause of the problem. They are currently working to fix this, however they have not provided any time frame for its release. For the meantime, Microsoft sas that it would be better to not install the update if issues arises on the computer it is trying to update.
“For your affected machines, there’s no need to keep attempting the install. It’ll keep failing. In the meantime, hold tight! We’re all over this and will keep sharing information along the way,” Microsoft said.