Windows 10 cumulative update reliability will be better, service stack update starts to merge
Microsoft’s monthly updates to the operating system include cumulative updates and service stack updates. Cumulative updates include security updates and various bug fixes.
The servicing stack update seems to be less important than the cumulative update, but in many cases, the servicing stack must be installed before the cumulative update can be installed.
This is also the reason why sometimes Windows 10 fails to install updates because sometimes the system does not install the service stack update correctly and causes exceptions.
It is also true that Microsoft has previously stated that it will merge cumulative updates with servicing stack updates, which can significantly improve the success rate of monthly cumulative update installations.
According to the instructions released by Microsoft, starting from the cumulative update released next month, the cumulative update and the service stack update have been merged and will no longer be installed separately.
The cumulative update downloaded by the user will include the service stack update and the system will process the service stack update first, and then continue to install the cumulative update other content after processing. The cumulative update released from next month will include the service stack.
The company stated that the combined service stack update will significantly improve the reliability of the update process, that is, the success rate of users installing cumulative updates will also be significantly improved.
Unlike the current installation of cumulative updates, there will always be problems of one kind or another. As for why Microsoft has only decided to merge them until now, it is actually a bit confusing.
Because service stack updates are usually not automatically pushed to install or are optional updates, most users do not pay attention to the service stack every time they install an update.