Windows 10: Reliability Update KB4023057 (08/28/2020)

[German]Microsoft has updated on 08/28/2020 Reliability update KB4023057 for older Windows 10 versions. The update is intended to ease the transition to Windows 10 May 2020 update (version 2004).


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August 2020 Refresh for Update KB4023057

Update KB4023057 is something like a zombie, because it always comes back in revised versions. Reliability update KB4023057 is now available for Windows 10, version 1507 till version 1809. he US KB article was updated on August 28, 2020. Microsoft has updated the preparatory update again and calls it ‘ Update to Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903 and 1909 for update reliability’.

What does Update KB4023057 do?

For blog readers who are not so familiar with this, here are some explanations. Update KB4023057 s rolled out by Microsoft in an updated version. Microsoft writes in the KB article about the update that it brings improvements regarding the reliability of the Windows Update service: 

This update contains reliability improvements for components of the Windows Update service in home user versions of Windows 10, version 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, and 1909. You may have to perform steps to free up disk space on your device if there is not enough disk space to install Windows updates.

This update contains files and resources to troubleshoot issues that affect the update processes in Windows 10 that may prevent you from installing important Windows updates. These improvements help ensure that updates are installed smoothly on your device and improve the reliability and security of devices that run Windows 10.

The text does not change when they release the update again, except that sometimes new version of Windows 10 are supported. Microsoft is probably experimenting with some compatibility rules that prevent or cause problems when updating the home user versions of Windows 10.

The update is available via Windows Update as well as in the Microsoft Update Catalog. There are different versions on Windows Update, depending on the update date, the last version being from August 2020. What I noticed: Microsoft lists the files changed by the update in the KB article. In Windows 10 versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709 and 1803 the update date is June 2020 and much more files are changed than in newer Windows 10 versions.

Please note that Microsoft is not distributing this update in corporate environments, but only to consumers running Windows 10. So this update will never be offered on WSUS. So I interpret it to mean that this update is intended to override any measures that private users take to block updates. Additionally the update may free up enough space on the system drive to run updates and function updates. Microsoft may also test certain things before a Windows 10 update or feature update is rolled out globally.

What you should know about the update

The update intervenes very deeply in the existing Windows 10 installation, cleans up update blockers set by the user, creates free 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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