Windows 10 November Update Deleting Apps Without Permission?

Windows 10 November Update Deleting Apps Without Permission?
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Microsoft released its first major update a few days ago. The Windows 10 November update had been in the news for improvements it made to email, photos, calendar, Xbox, OneNote, Solitaire, and more. The update is once again in the news. This time, for a bug users have encountered.


Windows 10 users are complaining on Microsoft’s forums about the update automatically deleting apps without their permission. But the company has already announced that the latest operating system will delete illegal games and apps. While explaining this feature to GamesBeat, this is what Microsoft spokesperson had said,

“The Microsoft Services Agreement allows Microsoft to change or discontinue certain apps or content where we deem your security is at risk. Software that is pirated or botted places the safety and security of our customers at risk, including a higher risk of malware, fraud, public exposure of personal information, and poor performance or feature malfunction. We remain committed to protecting our customers from the risks of non-genuine software and protecting the intellectual property of developers of all types of content.”

A report published on Venture Beat says that even hardware monitoring tools Speccy and CPU-Z as well as the AMD Catalyst Control Center have been affected by this so-called bug. The update would not make all Windows 10 users unhappy, only the ones who have deep knowledge of computing systems.

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Other than Microsoft forums and message boards, Windows 10 users are also posting their complaints on Reddit. Disapproving Microsoft’s decision to delete apps without the user’s permission, a user called Bright-Spark said that the company should ask for permission, not forgiveness. He further added that he would be fine if Microsoft would have asked for permission before deleting the apps on his system.

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