Microsoft revamps error messages in Windows 10 April 2019 Update

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Microsoft has announced some important enhancements for the Windows 10 error messages that state the potential issues during the system upgrade.  The new design will be available with the Windows 10 April 2019 Update. The move just comes before Microsoft has officially declared the end of support for Windows 7 in 2020.

As we all know, Microsoft has failed to impress the users as far as the error messages are concerned. Most of the users are not familiar with the Knowledge Base articles and the string of numbers that are never going to help anyone unless users actually check out the respective guides.

How Microsoft plans to fix errors?

The tech giant is generally accused of misguiding people with the cryptic error messages that are delivered to the users while upgrading to a newer version. Microsoft apparently plans to improve the process by making some meaningful changes in its error messages.

The first is that users will now be able to access Knowledge Base articles through the existing hyperlinks. They no longer have to retype the KB ID to access the support page.

The second change deals with the messages related to incompatible apps. Previously, users had to delete the incompatible apps during the setup process. Now the system will properly guide you either through the uninstallation process or upgrading to a more compatible version of the app.

Microsoft has completely overhauled the error page for compatibility issues. Instead of just stating what the problem is, the notification page will also have the complete details regarding the cause of the problem and how it can be resolved.

How is this change going to help users?

This change is an important addition for both novice and advanced users. Millions of people have been struggling with update errors every time Microsoft launched a new OS version.The upcoming changes are definitely going to save them from constantly rushing to someone who knows about computers.

The problem with having to ask someone for help every time Windows 10 throws errors, has always been discouraging specifically for the non-technical ones. In short, Microsoft plans to store the entire Knowledge Base within the installation files.

Microsoft has not yet shared the complete details regarding the plan but we are glad to know that the company has finally admitted the fact that it needs to improve its existing practices.

Windows 10 users, are you excited about the upcoming feature? Do you agree with the fact that the addition is really going to be a game changer for most of the Windows users? Let us know in the comments section below.

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