facepalm: Windows updates live up to their old tricks. Users in various forums report problems after installing cumulative updates from April 2019 and Windows 7 users appear to be particularly affected. In addition, the updates conflict with some antivirus software such as Avast and Avira. This update is another of what is becoming a chain of sloppy updates from Microsoft dating back to October of last year.
Microsoft confirmed that the cumulative update for April 2019 did not work well with some computers. On Tuesday, known as Patch Tuesday, Microsoft rolled out April updates for Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 computers. As was the case recently, the updates quickly caused problems with performance.
Many users of a reddit thread have detailed their experience since installing the update. Some report that Windows has slowed considerably after the installation of the update, which takes several minutes to reach the login screen or access the Task Manager. Others claim that their system hangs or hangs during the boot process.
An article on Microsoft Answers echoes the previous comments, namely that after the installation of the update, the systems no longer respond. Interestingly, it also appears that the update poses a conflict with systems running some antivirus programs. It has become widespread enough to prompt Avast and Avira to send separate statements to their customers. Both companies confirm that the updates are problematic, especially for Windows 7 users.
Avira and Avast both declare that the problem is under investigation and the suggested solution is to go back to an earlier version of Windows. Similarly, Microsoft has temporarily blocked the release of updates until a resolution is reached.
On Windows 10, the April 2019 update, renamed in May 2019, brings new features, including a new light theme, improved performance with better Spectrum patches, a simplified Start menu, and improved functionality. that analyzes all the files on your drive. Also for business users, a built-in Windows sandbox.
On the bright side, it's that Microsoft will be less pressing with updates in the future. Beginning with the May 2019 update, users will be able to postpone updates up to 35 days, 7 days at a time. This could be a safety net to avoid serious problems on production machines, but most important of all, the Microsoft Windows team should take charge.