Windows 10 update continues to cause havoc – now it’s re-installing unwanted apps


Microsoft is having to defend another backlash from angry users who have experienced problems after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary update.

Following the update, Microsoft has started to reinstall some of its bundled apps, even though users had previously deleted them.

According to tech site Windows Report, Microsoft has used the Windows 10 update to reinstall some of its built in apps that users had removed before they installed the update.

It is not clear if the move is intentional or if it is one of the many glitches said to be linked to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

The news comes as millions of users have reported problems with their webcams after the Windows 10 update caused them to crash and stop working properly.

The latest update, which Microsoft started to roll out at the beginning of August, does not include support for two major video formats: MJPEG and H.264.

This has meant that large numbers of third party web cams have been left unusable.

Windows 10 Start Menu

An improved Start Menu comes with the Windows 10 Anniversary update

It also comes after the company was blasted by civil liberties group The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) over privacy concerns in the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system.

Earlier this week, the EFF wrote about its concerns regarding the amount of data that is Microsoft gleans from users of Windows 10.

“Windows 10 sends an unprecedented amount of usage data back to Microsoft”, EFF said in a blog post.

“Here’s a non-exhaustive list of data sent back: location data, text input, voice input, touch input, webpages you visit, and telemetry data regarding your general usage of your computer, including which programs you run and for how long.”

The EFF also criticised what it said were aggressive tactics used by Microsoft in order to get people to upgrade to Windows 10.

While some users have reported problems after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a spokesperson for Microsoft has said “Windows 10 continues to have the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows.

“We have seen a small number of reports of unexpected behaviours following the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

“Engineering and customer support are investigating these on a case by case basis and offering trouble-shooting tips as necessary.”


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