The computer programing giant Microsoft has apologised to millions of users around the world, for failing to issue software update today (31/08).
The firm said that under normal circumstances, it's notoriously flaky operating system would need a fresh patch to slow machines up while claiming to optimise performance and bolster security.
However, stunned users discovered that in the 24 hour period between 1304gmt on the 30th of August and 1304gmt the following day, no patches were released.
"We have launched an investigation to find out the cause of this major error" David McNeal, Microsoft's Head of Screwing Machines Up told reporters at the company's Seattle headquarters.
"Normnally, we would have released a new update for some trivial thing that we couldn't have been bothered to fix when we originally published the software. However, it seems that all current problems and issues are under control and nothing needs to be added."
To make up for the error, the firm has promised to publish at least 15 updates on the 1st of September.