Microsoft has not learned its lesson. When you click the Check for Updates button in the Settings app, Microsoft continues to view you as a "searcher" and display "preview" updates that have not gone through the normal testing process.
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MIchael Fortin, Microsoft's vice president for Windows at Microsoft, stated that this is still the case on a blog post about the Windows 10 monthly update process on December 10, 2018:
We also release optional updates in the third and fourth week of the month, known as "C" and "D". Publications . These are previews, mainly for commercial customers and advanced users looking for updates. These updates only include non-security updates. The intent of these versions is to make transparent and test the non-security fixes that will be included in the next Update Tuesday release. Advanced users can access versions "C" and "D" by navigating to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking " Click Check for Updates "Box. of" D " has proved popular with those who" try "the non-safety content of the next release " B "[
As stated in Microsoft's own words, Fortin says "advanced users" get the previews by clicking "Check for updates." These updates are not usually automatically installed until they are tested However, after you click the button, you are a "searcher" and not a normal Windows 10 user.
Once again, Microsoft uses anyone who clicks on "Check for Updates" as a beta tester Only click this button if you want unstable updates. Your Windows 10 PC automatically installs updates as they become stable.
At a minimum, Microsoft must issue a warning before Windows 10 users click the Check for Updates button. Do not warn people in blog entries that only advanced users will read.
As Woody Leonhard points out at Computerworld, these additional monthly cumulative updates are not tested by the standard Windows Insider process. You have just been tested on your PC after clicking on the update. Surface Book 2 owners have recently seen blue screen errors after installing these "optional" cumulative updates, so the stability of these updates is in doubt.
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