Windows 10 Latest Update May Remove Programs Without Asking You
Microsoft’s first major update to Windows 10 may remove your programs without notifying you. Yes, that’s true. Some people who installed the big November update noticed that a couple of their apps have gone missing after they rebooted.
Many Windows 10 users on Reddit reported a variety of programs, including the popular Speccy, CPU-Z, HWMonitor, and CCleaner software, were being silently removed from their systems. Some claimed the update deleted hardware drivers like Intel Rapid Storage Technology and AMD Catalyst Control Center, too.
Microsoft hasn’t commented on this yet, but the primary theory is that Windows is removing those programs for compatibility reasons. It seems like Redmond has designed the update to remove apps and drivers that are known to cause crashes, bugs, or otherwise conflict with Windows.
Luckily, you can get the removed programs back pretty easily. The fix involves re-downloading the newest version of the program from its developer’s website, then just install it. In most cases, it’s simple as that, but even if the latest version of a program conflicts with Windows, you may need to reinstall it again after the next major update to Windows 10.
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