Microsoft has run into extra bother with Windows 10 updates, as a latest vital safety patch which had beforehand been problematic by failing to put in for some people, is now inflicting critical crashes – and even boot failures – in some reported instances.
Windows Latest noticed the recent issues with replace KB4528760 for Windows 10 May 2019 Update and the November 2019 Update, which has been failing to install for a number of users, offering solely unhelpful error messages.
Worse nonetheless, it could now seem that these points will not be solely widespread – with in extra of 100 complaints on Microsoft’s assist discussion board – however for some people, KB4528760 is inflicting grief just like the dreaded blue display of demise and boot failure.
One consumer on the Home windows 10 Suggestions Hub noticed: “The latest KB4528760 replace for Home windows 1909 [November 2019 Update] appears to be inflicting points with some computer systems and stopping them from booting. Presenting the error code 0xc000000e. Growing variety of machines hitting this situation after putting in this replace.”
As to what is perhaps occurring with the KB4528760 replace, one principle floated by a volunteer moderator on Microsoft’s Reply.com assist discussion board is that almost all of the customers who’re encountering replace failures (or worse) – even when attempting a manual install as a workaround – have “manually eliminated the Join app from Home windows”.
Join is a default Home windows 10 app which facilitates wi-fi show connections (permitting you to, for instance, mirror your cellphone display to the PC), nevertheless it’s not clear if that is what’s really at fault – though this utility has been blamed in earlier Home windows 10 replace failures.
Certainly, one other principle we’ve seen floated on Reddit is that these people operating AMD Ryzen processors is perhaps extra prone to be affected (by way of this replace failing, and former patches for that matter). However take that with a hefty pinch of salt.
Regardless of the case, it’s clear that Microsoft retains messing up with these cumulative updates, and has been doing so since that infamous long run of patches last year which stored inflicting new issues whereas fixing the outdated ones.
So as to keep away from a scenario the place Home windows 10 customers are going to start out dreading putting in cumulative updates for concern of what would possibly go incorrect, Microsoft wants to drag its patching socks up and do higher than this.
The scenario is worse than regular on this specific case, seeing as KB4528760 is an important fix for a glaring security hole.