From Techradar: ‘Microsoft feels your pain: it knows the update process can cause problems every now and again, which is why it’s developed a troubleshooter program specifically for it – search the old Control Panel for “troubleshooting”, then select ‘Fix problems with Windows Update’ from the list on-screen.’
Yes, that’s very comforting when you boot up your Surface Pro 3 and it tells you that it has finished installing 100% of the updates (something I tried to configure it not to do, but which it does anyway)… for 3 hours. Idiots: you can’t bring up the Control Panel if your failed update application has locked up the computer, rendering your laptop useless. Which is what it tells you it is preventing by endlessly patching it’s defective software.
The mentality that created the problems in the first place are not going to fix the problems it created. Windows 10 is monstrously inept for the user, but brilliant for Microsoft which wants everyone to pay for Windows as a service rather than an application and has successfully strong-armed hardware makers into making their products incompatible with earlier versions of Windows. I will be sticking with Windows 7 as long as I can on my desktop.