[German]On October 24, 2019, Microsoft released the optional update KB4522355 to fix the start menu and many other issues caused by previous update – and causes additional issues. In addition, an AutoPilot update KB4523786 has been planned to be rolled out for certain machines in the corporate environment, but that has gone wrong.
Chaotic AutoPilot Update KB4523786
Windows AutoPilot is a collection of technologies for setting up and pre-configuring new devices that can only be used in corporate environments. Effective October 24, 2019, Microsoft released KB4523786 (Cumulative Update for Autopilot in Windows 10 Version 1903, October 22, 2019). The update is optional, so it was only offered after an update search. The update is intended to bring some improvements and fixes for Windows 10 devices configured with Windows Autopilot.
Microsoft explicitly writes in the support article that this update will not be rolled out for Windows 10 Home. Even Windows 10 Pro will not receive the update if the device has not been prepared and registered for AutoPilot. That’s the theory I described last night in the blog post Windows 10 V1903: AutoPilot-Update KB4523786. Shortly after the article was published, users protested in my blog, because they were offered and installed this update on Windows 10 Home.
On my Windows 10 Home I also received the autopilot update (KB4523786). Strange!
The same goes for me.
I have Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Version 1903 (Built 18362.449 after updates).
The following updates were successfully installed:
KB4522741 Cumulative Update for .Net Framework 3.5 and 4.8
KB4523786 Windows Autopilot Update
and the optional:
KB4522355 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1903
Apparently Microsoft ‘opened the floodgates’ too wide for this update and distributed it with the watering can to all Windows 10 systems with version 1903, no matter which SKU was available. Theoretically, this should not be a problem, as the AutoPilot update remains unused on such machines. But it’s stupid when unused code floats around on the system – at some point there will be collisions. So you should uninstall the update via Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> Installed Updates.
Meanwhile Microsoft has blocked the AutoPilot update KB4523786 on 10/25/2019 again for distribution via Windows Update (see). Woody Leonhard revealed some more details in this ComputerWorld article. For example, a user in this post points out that the update is intended for lower-level TPM chips. This is also mentioned in the Microsoft support article. So the update is supposed to correct some problems like hangers by the TPM chip. Possibly the update distribution has been fixed to this TPM chip. Be that as it may, the Microsoft support articles claim something different than what the users see. But now the update should no longer be offered.
Addendum: Microsoft software engineer PaulSey has posted at Microsoft Answers this explanation, why the update was also spread to Windows 10 Home:
A Windows Autopilot update, which was targeted as part of the out of box experience for new devices, was incorrectly offered to customers running Windows Home edition during regular scheduled Windows update scan. Once we became aware of the issue, we stopped distribution of the update. No action is required on your part.
So it was a mistake of Microsoft, but you don’t have to do anything else.
Update KB4522355 for Windows 10 Version 1903
Optional cumulative update KB4522355 was distributed on October 24, 2019 for Windows 10 version 1903 and to insiders with version 1909. It is intended to fix a number of bugs in the relevant Windows 10 versions (see Windows 10 V190x: Update KB4522355 released).
Bleeping Computer writes here, that the issues with some Intel and Broadcom Wi-Fi adapters has been fixed. But the upgrade block to Windows 10 V1903 has not yet been lifted, and some users report that their WLAN adapters are still not working.
It might also be helpful to have a fix to eliminate the high CPU load on Remote Desktop Connections (RDP). It also promises to fix the start menu problems caused by previous updates (see Windows 10: Fixes for October 2019 (start menu) issues). However, there are user objections.
- In this German comment user JensDoe reported, that this update bricks his desktop search again.
- In this German cKomment a 2nd user reported, that the update didn’t fix the bricked desktop search on his system.
- User Darren reported here, that his broken start menu is still unfixed.
Somehow this update probably leaves some users open to ‘wishes’. Have you noticed any other problems?
Windows 10 V190x: Update KB4522355 released
Windows 10 V1903: AutoPilot-Update KB4523786.
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Windows 10: Fixes for October 2019 (start menu) issues