The Latest Mandatory Windows 10 Update Can Cause Computers to Crash

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Users are reporting a slew of issues with the latest update for Windows 10. Update ‘KB5001330’ would cause crashes or won’t install.

 

Microsoft has released a new patch for Windows 10, patch KB5001330 for version 20H2 / 2004. This is mandatory and fixes, among other things, five zero-day vulnerabilities. The update should also partly solve a previous update, the March patch that made cooperation with network printers impossible for specific users.

But this new update is also not without problems. Windows users report on various forums and social media that they cannot install the update. For some, the update would cause problems for the graphical rendering of video games. Some users report that their computer crashes or end up in a ‘blue screen of death loop. Often, the solution here seems to be to return the computer to the state before the update.

Also annoying is the return of an old bug that makes it challenging to log into the computer after installing it. For some users, their default user profile has disappeared after the update, requiring them to log in via a guest account.

If you run into problems, you can always uninstall the patch via the settings. Go to ‘Update & Security’, find the ‘Windows Update’, and at the update history, you can click KB5001330 and remove it. After a reboot, everything should then work normally again.

Updates to Windows 10 have a pretty bumpy history. For example, in May last year, Microsoft had to suspend the rollout of their update for a while because of so many problems with it.

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