[German]Quick question to end the 'after-patchday' week (2/21/2010): Did any of you Windows 10 users get the update KB4023057? And if so, were there any issues?
The zombie comes in the form of a new version of the reliability update KB4023057 for Windows 10, Version 1507 till Version 1809. I have seen on askwoody.com gesehen, that it will probably roll out again for Windows 10 version 1809 and earlier. The KB article has been updated to February 19, 2020.
Update KB4023057 is well known
Update KB4023057, titled 'Update to Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803 for update reliability', is cyclically re-released by Microsoft. It is available for Windows 10 V1507 (RTM version) up to version 1803 (but not for version 1809 upwared). Microsoft writes within the support article that this update brings improvements in the reliability of the Windows Update service.
This update includes reliability improvements to Windows Update Service components in Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, and 1803. It may also take steps to free up disk space on your device if you do not have enough disk space to install Windows updates.
This update includes files and resources that address issues that affect the update processes in Windows 10 that may prevent important Windows updates from being installed. These improvements help make sure that updates are installed seamlessly on your device, and they help improve the reliability and security of devices that are running Windows 10.
This is in fact the same text as for the previous releases. So Microsoft leaves its users pretty much in the dark as to what exactly is to be improved in detail. But the update is also available in Microsoft Update Catalog – but as an old version from August 2019.
What you should know about the update
It should be noted that Microsoft does not distribute this update in corporate environments. What I also find strange are the Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803 mentioned by Microsoft in the blog post to which this update applies. But Windows 10 versions 1507 through 1703 will only get updates in the Enterprise versions (see my blog post Patchday Windows 10 Updates (May 14, 2019)). So it might be an attempt, to upgrade these old systems to Windows 10 Version 1903.
The update deeply interferes with the existing Windows 10 installation, cleans user-set update blockers, creates free disk space on the system drive if necessary, resets the network connection and more. More details about this cyclically released update can be found in the article Windows 10: Update KB4023057 re-released (02/14/2019). Another special feature is that this update is installed as an app and may cause installation errors (see my older blog post Windows 10: Update KB4023057 re-released (01/16/2019)).
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