Microsoft delivers KB3112336 & KB3112343 to improve upgrade to Windows 10 from older versions

Microsoft is now rolling out an optional update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 to improve the upgrade process to Windows 10.

Windows Update - Settings app - Windows 10

If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft is now rolling out a new update for Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 R2 to deliver improvements to the Windows Update feature that should help to make the upgrade to Windows 10 a little more painless.

The update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is described as KB3112336 and the update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 is described as KB3112343, and they are available immediately through Windows Update as an optional update.

According the description, the update “enables support for additional upgrade scenarios from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and provides a smoother experience when you have to retry an operating system upgrade because of certain failure conditions. This update also improves the ability of Microsoft to monitor the quality of the upgrade experience.”

Remember that KB3112336 nor KB3112343 won’t download automatically. They are optional, as you need to go to Windows Update and manually select to download and install the updates.

Have you already upgraded from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10? Tell us your experience in the comments.

Source Microsoft (KB3112336), KB3112343 via WinBeta

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