[German]Microsoft released a hotfix for Windows 10 version 1709. This hotfix shall cure a bug in Mixed Reality, affected system after the March 2018 update KB4090913 has been installed. Thanks to Stefan Kanthak for the tip.
The patch bug in Windows Mixed Reality
I don’t know how many blog readers are using Windows 10 and it mixed reality features. Nevertheless a short information. Microsoft rolled out the cumulative update KB4090913 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) on March 5, 2018. Afterward, launching the Mixed Reality Portal ends with the error message “Something went wrong”. An attempt to deinstall and install the feature Windows Mixed Reality fails with the error message “We couldn’t download Windows Mixed Reality”.
A hotfix to cure this issue
According to KB article 4094047, this issue affects only a small number of devices on which the cumulative update KB409091 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709, OS Build 16299.251) has been installed. However, Microsoft has provided a hotfix to cure this bug. This hotfix can be downloaded from this Microsoft site. , this concerns only a small number of devices on which the cumulative update KB409091 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709, OS Build 16299.251) has been installed. However, Microsoft has provided a hotfix as a precaution. This hotfix can be downloaded from this Microsoft site.
Redmond is resistant to consulting
Is there still another thing that I have to thematize within this blog post. KB article 4094047 has been published on a https enabled server (that’s good). But … the download link offered within kb article 4094047 points to a http server.
Microsoft doesn’t feel it’s necessary, to offer the link for downloading the hotfix via https in order to transfer this hotfix securely. A few days ago I had published the article Microsoft delivers updates via HTTP & more security obscurity discussing this topic. In case you need another source with more reputation, just read The Consequences of Insecure Software Updates from Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineeing Institute.
My first assumption was, that the download server supports only http. But I tried it once, copy the download link for the hotfix to the clipboard and paste the result into the browser’s address field. Then you can change the http: to https: and then start the query. In this case, the download takes place via an encrypted https connection. Apparently, Microsoft doesn’t care how the downloads are delivered.
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