Microsoft has published guidance on conditions that can lead to someone missing out on all the important things Windows 10 and Windows 11 updates.
As explained in a blog postThe company has found that Windows devices that spend too little time powering up and connecting to the Internet often won’t meet the criteria for a successful update.
“Specifically, data shows that devices require a minimum of two hours of continuous connection and a total of six hours of connection after the update is released to reliably update,” Microsoft wrote.
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According to the blog post, it has long been a mystery as to why Windows devices don’t update to the latest version. And the problem can be a serious one, especially for organizations whose employees run outdated and insecure versions of operating systems.
The company explains: “Microsoft has invested considerable effort in understanding why Windows devices are not always fully up to date.
“One of the biggest impacts we’ve discovered is how long devices need to be turned on and connected to Windows Update for quality and feature updates to be successfully installed. What we’ve found is that devices that don’t meet a certain amount of connection time have a hard time updating successfully.”
To help businesses solve this problem and implement patch management To make it less painful, Microsoft created a new metric called Update Connectivity, which is described as the number of hours a device is turned on and connected to Microsoft services.
Administrators can access logs of company-owned devices with “insufficient update connectivity” in Microsoft Intune, through Devices > Display > Windows Quick Update or Feature Update Error.
It is hoped that this data will allow companies to deal with any potential security issues, by asking specific employees to ensure laptop or computer meet the required update criteria. But a deep understanding of the conditions that affect Windows updates will also be helpful to non-business users who may have missed out on important updates to their personal hardware. .