Samsung Negates “Windows 8” Updates for Laptops




JANUAR 29, 2014 Google image search for Samsung logo photos on PC screen

New information from Microsoft’s researcher Patrick Barker indicates that Samsung has been interfering with users’ ability to update Windows on its laptops packaged with versions 8 and 8.1 of the operating system. Beyond simply turning off any sort of access to the updates, Samsung dug its heels in even further by applying a preventative utility that will stop users from using any sort of workaround to the problem in order to update the operating system of their laptop.

Samsung was able to install this niggling little utility thanks to its own branded software updater that comes with every make and model of its line of laptops. Recently, the updater included an executable file that specifically goes to work each time the system reboots. Barring manual extraction of this executable file, the executable will always shift the update settings for Windows so that the machine will check for updates to Windows but leaves their installation up to the individual user.

JANUAR 29, 2014 Google image search for Samsung logo photos on PC screen

A representative for Samsung commented that their anti-update policy exists in order to stop Microsoft from offering USB 3.0 drivers to users of its laptops, as the hardware may not properly support such drivers and would lead to several errors and problems with functionality. Currently, the extent of the issue is unknown; it could cover a specific suite of laptops or all Samsung laptops. What is known is that Samsung offers its special updater to all laptops it produces. This means that the issue will likely affect a large portion of current models laptops that were sold with the Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

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