With amazing features, such as Bash ball, virtual desktop pins, dark theme, activation troubleshooter, Edge improvements, Windows Hello, Window ink, smarter Cortana, overhauled Start menu, the Connect app, universal skype app, Xbox play, action center, taskbar notification icons, and new Emoji, Windows 10 Anniversary update was supposed to perk up Windows customers’ experience with Microsoft technology.
But the preplanned launching of new update from Microsoft didn’t go down well with Windows who had been eagerly waiting for the anniversary editions after the completion of one year of Windows 10 debut in July 2015. Even, the paid version has been a chaotic OS for millions of Windows 10 users since the last year who have had expected something unique with the new version. A large number of users on Microsoft forums and communities were seen asking for the right Windows 10 update technical help.
The paid version Windows 10 Anniversary update is a total confusion right now as it not only missed sales expectations but also caused a number of problems. As per the marketing strategy of the company, the largest Windows 10 upgrade so far is essential to use. On the other hand, there is a long list of users complaining that their Windows 10 start freezing after installing the Anniversary Update.
Microsoft admits that this update has issues and states that “Microsoft has received a small number of reports of Windows 10 freezing after installing the Anniversary Update on systems with the operating system stored on a solid-state drive (SSD) and apps and data stored on a separate drive. This issue does not occur when starting Windows 10 in Safe Mode. If you are experiencing this issue, we will be providing updates to this thread…We ask for your patience while we continue our investigation and please check back on this thread for an update.”
It is said that the Anniversary update edition has a bug that is breaking “millions” of web cameras for users who have upgraded to Windows 10 via this update. It is said that the bug affects web cameras of all brands as well as its own video and audio chat service—Skype. Windows 10 installed Anniversary Update drops support for all USB connected webcams with MJPEG or H.264 encoded streams. It is believed that this issue is major as Redmond-based technology giant seems to be more interesting in boosting webcam performance on its own Windows apps. Possibly, a toll-free Windows 10 support phone number can help you get better outcome.
Microsoft added, “It was important for us to enable concurrent camera access, so Windows Hello, Microsoft Hololens and other products and features could reliably assume that the camera would be available at any given time, regardless of what other applications may be accessing it.”
All mentioned above issues and Microsoft’s stance show that the Anniversary Update is doing more harm to Windows 10 status. Now, the next burning question is how Microsoft will convince users of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to switch over to Windows 10. A large number of users have already rejected the free offer to upgrade to Windows 10, then how will the company convince such users to move to the newest version with a paid offer, especially when Windows 10 updates are not optional and frequent patches offer only a temporary relief.