Updating windows media
This bug is not a major issue, but it yet another bug serving to severely tarnish the reputation of Windows 10 and Microsoft's quality assurance methods.
As a gentle reminder, I've been using Ubuntu Linux for nearly six months. My audio never stopped working, I can choose new default apps at any time.
First it had to be pulled from the public due to critical file-deleting bugs.
Then it was finally reissued in the middle of November. Machines with Intel HD Graphics drivers are losing their sound (again). And now Microsoft says Windows Media Player is broken in the latest cumulative update.
To fix this problem, simply rebuild the WMP database.
In addition, the ecosystem delivers new drivers, firmware, application updates and/or non-security updates daily.
Simply put, we have a very large and dynamic ecosystem that requires constant attention and care during every single update.
If you’re still stuck, head over to Microsoft’s new Windows release health dashboard that lists known issues and offers up a status on the rollout of the Windows Update.
Microsoft may want to consider renaming the now-infamous Windows 10 October Update version 1809.
My laptop has never rebooted unexpected for an update or any other reason.