Fix for Microsoft’s faulty ‘WPD – 2/22/2016’ MTP driver update

Windows Update[German]Microsoft has released another MTP driver update (KB4016754) for Windows that shall fix the bug introduced with ‘Microsoft – WPD’ driver update.


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The history

Microsoft has released at 03/08/2017 an undocumented update ‘Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762’ for  Windows 7, 8.1, 10. It was an optional update, but no details has been provided.

I recommended to hide this update to my blog readers. Shortly after releasing this update, I received many notifications, that this update kills mobile device detection on Windows machines. After analyzing the update package, I came to the conclusion, that it contains drivers for Android devices. But it ships also a MTP driver library – und this .dll killed mobile device detection (also on Lumias).

I’ve outlined this topic and a fix within my blog post Windows update: Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762. Many users are reporting, that my solution worked. 

Fixes from Microsoft

Based on my solution, I also have posted in Microsoft Answer, Microsoft pulled the faulty driver update came a few day later with some instructions to fix this issue. I’ve blogged about that at Microsoft’s Fix for the ‘Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762’ driver issue.


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On March 28, 2017 Microsoft has released a revised MTP driver update, described within article KB4016754 )MPT driver update causes USB connected phone or portable device issue. This update shall fix the ‘Microsoft – WPD’ driver bug.

This update includes a fix for an incorrect device driver (“Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762”) that was released by a third-party on March 8, 2017 that affected a small group of users with USB connected phones or other media devices that rely on Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). If the driver is on your system, when any of these devices are connected, Windows will try to install this driver. These devices will not be connected until the driver is removed. This incorrect driver was removed from Windows Update the same day, but it may have been downloaded to your computer. After installing this update the incorrect driver will be removed.

The update is available via Microsoft Update Catalog as a standalone packet. Just download and install, if you are affected. (via)

Update for Windows 10 Version 1511 (KB4017099)
Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB4017100)

Similar articles:
Windows update: Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762
Microsoft’s Fix for the ‘Microsoft – WPD – 2/22/2016 12:00:00 AM – 5.2.5326.4762’ driver issue


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