Machine Learning training begins to roll out Windows 10 updates more intelligently

Microsoft released a new feature update for its Windows 10 operating system last month. Windows 10 version 21H1 is a smaller update that installs almost as fast on devices running Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H2 as the monthly cumulative updates the company releases.

The rollout is limited currently via Windows Update to devices running Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H2, and it may not be offered to all of those devices right now.

Microsoft is throttling the availability of the update in the first weeks after release to "ensure a reliable download experience".

windows 10 version 21h1

Windows administrators may install the update using other means, for instance by using Microsoft's Update Assistant or Media Creation Tool. You can check out our guide on downloading and installing Windows 10 version 21H1 for details.

A recent update on the known issues and notifications page of Windows 10 version 21H1 on Microsoft's Docs website reveals that Microsoft has started the first phase of machine learning training to improve the delivery of updates to customer systems.

We also started the first phase in our rollout for machine learning (ML) training, targeting devices on Windows 10, version 2004 to update automatically to Windows 10, version 21H1. We will continue to train our machine learning through all phases to intelligently rollout new versions of Windows 10 and deliver a smooth update experience.

In the first phase, machine learning is trained on devices running Windows 10 version 2004 who are updated to the latest feature update automatically. Microsoft plans to use machine learning in the future to improve the delivery of updates, by rolling updates out intelligently and making the update experience smoother in the process.

Microsoft is using machine learning already to improve the Windows 10 update experience. The approach helps Microsoft detect and fix potential issues faster, and to prevent the distribution of problematic updates until issues are resolved.

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The majority of feature update had several issues, some of which were detected only after the official release by Microsoft. The machine learning approach won't remove the need to backup systems before installing updates, as issues may be still be introduced that cannot be fixed using built-in features of the Windows operating system.

Now You: when do you install feature updates? (via Deskmodder)

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Machine Learning training begins to roll out Windows 10 updates more intelligently
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Microsoft is using machine learning to improve the delivery of Windows 10 updates and reduce the number of issues that administrators experience when installing updates.
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  1. John G. said on June 5, 2021 at 1:50 pm
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    The word “intelligently” should be wrote with careful if it’s related with Microsoft Update System. :[

  2. ULBoom said on June 5, 2021 at 2:47 pm
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    I use the media creation tool for version upgrades, catalog for others. Seems a bit odd MS is focusing on “devices running Windows 10 version 2004 who are updated to the latest feature update automatically.” They should have been upgraded a year ago, automatically?

  3. Anonymous said on June 5, 2021 at 3:59 pm
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    “Microsoft is throttling the availability of the update in the first weeks after release to “ensure INVOLUNTARY BETA TESTERS WORK OUT THE BUGS FIRST”

    FTFY…

  4. ilev said on June 5, 2021 at 6:28 pm
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    Both ML & AI are no more than a hoax.
    After all, the same developers/programmers that write the monthly Windows 10 buggy updates
    are the same the write the ML & AI code.

  5. Anonymous said on June 5, 2021 at 7:26 pm
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    Looks iike I managed to completely avoid updating Windows 10 even once. Windows “11” is being announced this month.

  6. Anonymous said on June 5, 2021 at 8:11 pm
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    How about machine learning for developing a decent looking user interface with functionality of the control panel? Settings app looks like garbage 6 years later and missing ton of functions. Its time to fire the idiots behind settings.

  7. Obmogui said on June 5, 2021 at 11:14 pm
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    Your machine must forced update to 21H1 yes or yes. With love micro$oft

  8. Anonymous said on June 6, 2021 at 1:14 am
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    so many buzzwords and catchphrases but a quite shallow result as we see regulary. nothing replaces proper testing BEFORE rollout instead of using users as betatesters. also, focussing on the right thibgs might help too, instead of adding stuff no user ever asked for.

  9. pwned said on June 6, 2021 at 10:25 am
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    None will make a bit of difference to any quality, they collect petabytes of telemetry and yet that’s not helped them make better anything.

    Now enter ML which likely will be learning from anything but this telemetry.

    TLDR

    Its something else to dig into and disable on Windows 10 once rolled out.

    1. ULBoom said on June 6, 2021 at 11:46 pm
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      No kidding, all the data they collect and windows is still a cobbled mess.

      MS’s data collector is a worm hole for team bonuses. User data goes in, features no one wants come out the other side and some team gets a bonus.

      Yeah, this will never quit.
      :)

  10. Yuliya said on June 6, 2021 at 6:23 pm
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    https://i.imgur.com/HuTQUpS.png
    Windows 19044 / 21h2. We might see another small update at the end of the year. Even better, LTSC and Server might be based on it. It would be fantastic, as 21h1 is pretty decent as baseline OS.
    I extracted “windows10.0-kb5003214-x64_ea5dec15d30be080e9aa13c46daa299781b2611d.msu” to get those files.

  11. Michael Ross said on June 8, 2021 at 2:56 am
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    I wait 3 to 6 months for feature updates and monitor bug updates on the web.

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