[German]Update KB4537821 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, released February 11, 2020, causes some users to load a temporary user profile after installation.
KB4537821 for Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2
Update KB4537821 (Monthly Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2) was released on February 11, 2020 and contains improvements and fixes that I described in the blog post Patchday: Updates for Windows 7/8.1/Server (Feb. 11, 2020)).
This update is automatically downloaded and installed by Windows Update, but is also available in the Microsoft Update Catalog and via WSUS. In case of a manual installation, the latest Servicing Stack Update (SSU KB4524445) must be installed before.
There are problems with the user profile
Within my German blog post Patchday: Updates für Windows 7/8.1/Server (11. Februar 2020) there was quite quickly a comment from blog reader BossaNova:
Did this today on 8.1, after that the user profile was corrupted and could not be brought to life even with the registry tip. After system reset everything was OK again. Wanted to know it then exactly and repeated the procedure 3 times, always the same result. The KB4524445 was already installed.
Does anyone else have a tip?
I can add that I am seeing something similar under WIN8.
Run the last WIN update, restart and voila: temporary user profile.
Very annoying :-(
So it’s not just a single case, but at least some Windows 8.1 users are affected. Possibly it also occurs on Windows Server 2012 R2, which will get the update. At this point the question: Are there other affected people?
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