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A new patch to fix that awful Windows Update blocker

A new patch to fix that awful Windows Update blocker
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We told you last week the shocking news that some Samsung computers running Windows 8.1 had been disabling Windows updates since April. Samsung's explanation was that it didn't want Windows installing drivers that conflicted with its hardware.

That seemed a little extreme given that Windows Update also provides critical security updates that are required to keep Windows users safe from hackers and viruses. It seems that Samsung has come to the same conclusion, sort of.

After a few days of "investigating" and denying there was a problem, Samsung has finally said it's releasing a fix.

“Samsung has a commitment to security and we continue to value our partnership with Microsoft,” a Samsung spokesperson told VentureBeat. “We will be issuing a patch through the Samsung Software Update notification process to revert back to the recommended automatic Windows Update settings within a few days. Samsung remains committed to providing a trustworthy user experience and we encourage customers with product questions or concerns to contact us directly at 1-800-SAMSUNG.”

If you're a Samsung user, you should be seeing the fix come through in the next few days. This will let Windows Update install critical patches that it might have been hanging on to. Learn more about how Windows Update works and how to see what updates you have installed.

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