It’s been rumored and arguably validated by many, that the Windows 10 July 29th release was essentially rushed. Journalists and observers have come up with a myriad of speculative reasons as to why Microsoft may have shifted from its recent tradition of shipping its OS in the fall to mid summer. The overwhelming theory revolves around appeasing PC OEMs during ‘Back to School’ season.
Whatever the reason, many Windows users are now running into issues regarding the semi-incomplete nature of Windows 10 currently. Back during the Windows 10 reveal, Microsoft noted that the OS would be a constant ‘work in progress’. Microsoft is continuing that trend today with a Service Release 1 (SR1) update. A cumulative update (KB3081424) for Windows 10 is now live and is a collection of fixes and under-the-hood improvements which are said to improve overall performance. However, the main install is intended to address a multitude of post-release issues Windows users are running into.
Today’s cumulative update is not the first update for Windows 10. On July 29th, Microsoft released a similar patch which included over 1GB of improvements for new users upgrading from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1