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Latest Cumulative Update DOES Improve Win10 Stability

Something very interesting has happened to my Windows 10 production desktop since the last Cumulative Update was installed on that machine last week (I’m talking about KB3081455, dated 9/8/15). Prior to that update, I was getting corruption errors from both the sfc /scannow and the DISM ... /restorehealth commands on my production Win10 desktop machine. Following that update, no problems whatsoever, as this output from the second command illustrates:


Before the latest CU, I couldn’t find a source that would fix my reported corruption programs; afterwards, no problems reported!

I’m not able to tell whence this unexpected good news/result originates, because MS isn’t divulging details about its cumulative updates anymore (or right now — I suspect this will have to change, once enterprise adoptions start going up). What I can say, however, is that system stability on this formerly mildly flaky system has jumped appreciably since that update was applied. I’d love to know more about what MS did to make this happen, but that wish to know does not dampen my surprise and delight at the results of applying that update.

The question then becomes: “If you don’t know why things get better, does that reduce the resulting goodness?” For the answer is yes, because I like to understand what makes Windows tick and work (or work better or worse, as the case may sometimes be).

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