Windows 10 customers, certain it has been a rocky spell, nevertheless you wish to be on high alert but again. Right here’s everything you wish to know.
Picked up by each BleepingComputer and Windows Latest, the early concerns with Microsoft’s contemporary KB4535996 Windows 10 update are now spiralling out of regulate. Right here are the main points you wish to be aware of:
Boot Problems And Crashes
The extinct appears to be widespread among customers who have installed KB4535996, with significant delays in PCs starting after installing the update and occasionally showing a disconcerting black display mask partway thru the elongated boot direction of. My maintain PC is exhibiting this challenge.
That said, when you have this challenge you are fortunate because for others their PCs is no longer going to boot at all:
“I ideally suited had this update on my PC and now it can no longer boot. Fails the BIOS POST take a look at with a sequence of beeps, fully blank display mask. I bought it handiest 5 days ago, have tried re-seating the RAM and GPU. Hard to decipher the beeps as the display mask is blank and I don’t know what MB make it is. (8 regular gradual beeps. Then a repeat of two gradual low tone beeps, two fast high tone beeps – if that means anything to anyone!) I did have some important work to acquire, nevertheless I guess no longer, thanks Microsoft 🙁 I presume there just isn’t any such thing as a way to fix this and the PC is now dead, as it gained’t ever boot up again now, to obtain a Windows update fix … to fix this ‘update fix’?” – source
Blue Cowl Of Death
The infamous BSOD is also hitting customers with KB4535996 installed with the blue display mask appearing as Windows loads the login display mask. This appears to be less widespread, nevertheless when it does hit it can hit hard. Bleeping Computer highlights the predicament of 1 company in particular:
“Seeing this challenge with about 200 machines. Uninstalling the update doesn’t advance off cleanly and serene gets lock u.s.a.on initial boot.”
Windows 10 stutters, dropped frame rates (primarily in games), high disk usage and thrashing have also all been reported.
“Or no longer it is no longer impolite, nevertheless I say my framerate in games has long gone down 10 frames or so and stuttering happens once in a whereas,” wrote one user on Reddit. “After uninstalling the cumulative update, everything was fine. Unusual.”
“Can verify. Ramped up my CPU usage and caused stuttering even on the easiest games to dash,” – source
“After I installed the update the disk usage in task manager is 100% all the time, and my laptop computer is gradual af now!” – source
Installing KB4535996 has resulted in reviews of broken audio in Windows 10 too:
“Thanks to the latest update I no longer have any sound on my computer, I’ve tried everything and nothing will fix it besides rolling the update back, point is [I] shouldn’t have to. Microsoft wants to get their **** together.” – source
“The latest Microsoft update has caused my audio to stop working.” – source
“I updated on the first March I have nothing nevertheless troubles now intermittent shutting down sound points video points I cannot uninstall this even after a reset” – source
Microsoft Visual Studio Impacted
The Visual Studio code-signing tool signtool.exe appears widely broken for many customers. Coder Rafael Rivera appears to have found the root of it warning: “In case you are having bother with signtool.exe, examine when you have KB4535996 (optional 2020-02 CU) installed. Looks savor WTLogConfigCiScriptEvent bought eliminated from wldp.dll with out ample testing.”
Microsoft has also issued a warning about this stating: “We’re aware of points with signtool.exe after installing the latest optional update for Windows 10, version 1903 or Windows 10, version 1909 (KB4535996). In case you are encountering points or receiving errors related to signtool.exe, you can uninstall the optional update KB4535996. We are working on a resolution and estimate a solution will be available in mid-March.”
And but here’s the crazy part: dash to the KB4535996 page and Microsoft serene writes “Microsoft is no longer at the moment aware of any points with this update”. The company regularly fails to update the warnings on bothered Windows 10 updates (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) nevertheless this time it’s particularly dismal.
While some customers have skilled concerns trying to uninstall KB4535996, these are the steps you wish to observe:
- In Windows Desktop Search kind ‘update history’ then click on ‘View your Update history’
- Recall ‘Uninstall Updates’
- On the Installed Updates dialog window, find and decide KB4535996, click on the Uninstall button
You can also download Windows Update troubleshooter, which will enable you to block KB4535996 proactively / stop it from reinstalling.
All these concerns advance ideally suited weeks after a Windows 10 update started deleting user data whereas another was pulled days earlier for causing gadget crashes. Microsoft has fair lately rolled out Windows 10 optional update improvements first announced in September nevertheless the quality of updates themselves serene leave a lot to be desired.
Microsoft, it be time to acquire larger.
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