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Windows 10 joins the fight against the blue screen of death


One more innovation is expected in the upcoming operating system update. Microsoft plans to equip the new Windows 10 with protection against patches that do not integrate into the system, lead to a malfunction and the appearance of the famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

The company wants to introduce the corresponding tool in one of the next system updates, most likely it will become available to users in the next large-scale spring update 19H1. Its principle of operation is as simple as possible - if a patch causes the system to crash, it will be locked and then removed. The entire system will then return to its original stable position.

At the boot stage, the new mechanism does not provide protection against poorly integrated updates. Updates will also be installed after downloading, but if they are rejected by the OS, the user will not have to remove them on his own and restore the collapsed system.


BSOD, or Blue Screen of Death, often occurs due to insufficiently tested updates, which are subsequently rejected by the system. The introduction of a new protective mechanism should solve this problem. If the next update fails, the default Windows 10 version will roll back to its original working state and block the failed patch for a month. This time is given to the developers to fix bugs and bring the update to stability. After 30 days, Windows 10 will try to install it again. If this fails a second time, the system will continue to function as before without the patch.


The new Windows 10 requires an additional 7 GB of space for the new protection feature and other updates to work. The system will place them in a separate virtual drive and will apply it for all operations related to updates. Windows 10 will require this amount of memory from all user devices, even those with low-power PCs with small 32 GB disks.

The new defense mechanism could catch on to anyone using the top ten. Windows 10 updates often behave differently than originally intended. The “ten” itself is approaching its birthday, on July 29, 2019 it will be 4 years old from the moment of its appearance. Over the course of its short life, Windows 10 has encountered updates that don't work as expected with enviable regularity. You don't have to go far for an example. Last year's large-scale system update (October 2018), after installation, began to vandalize and delete personal files with documents and photos of users. At the same time, it turned out to be not so easy to recover the lost information. It took several weeks to finalize the system.


A little earlier, in August 2018, Microsoft for some reason decided to "punish" devices based on AMD chips and sent them an update to Windows 10, which was exclusively intended for Intel processors. As a result, AMD PCs naturally stopped working, and users independently solved this problem. There was also a massive case when the system disliked Microsoft Surface Book 2 branded laptops. After installing the KB4467682 update, their owners encountered Windows 10 stopping and the need to reinstall it.

"Ten" Windows differs from previous versions in that automatic updates cannot be disabled in it by the usual methods. Also, this cannot be done under an administrator account, moreover, it is in the deactivation mode by default in the OS. To disable system updates, you can use third-party programs, block access to servers with updates, edit the registry, or install an additional firewall.

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Author: Jake Pinkman