A new Windows 10 update is reportedly causing multiple problems for users, according to several media reports and Microsoft forums.
Given there’s a global pandemic and the economy is scrambling to survive with everyone working from home, this isn’t a good time for another buggy update from the leader in enterprise workstations.
According to Windows Latest, users are reporting a range of issues after applying Windows 10 KB4541335, an optional update that is causing performance issues and crashes, including the Blue Screen of Death.
“My machine bricked all night and I had to unplug and roll back. Finally, after about 30 minutes it uninstalled and I could go to Settings and pause updates for a month. This is happening way too often,” one user wrote.
“This KB Update also slowed my PC,” another user said. As per one user, the update also causes Ethernet problems and some apps are failing to access the internet.
“Just after rebooting the desktop and check the Task Manager and found that the CPU above 50%, Memory 95% & HDD 100% utilizing,” another Windows 10 customer documented the problem.
Another user also told us that the KB4541335 update crashes the system and later causes 100% disk/CPU usage. “[My PC] has become highly unstable after the update,” one of the affected customers told us.
Microsoft states it is not aware of any issues with this update.
Microsoft has had a shaky run of Windows updates in 2020, and apparently it isn’t getting much better.
Fortunately, this latest update is optional, so users can skip this one until the problems are addressed.
If you did install the update, you can uninstall it by following these steps:
- Go to the Start Menu
- Click Settings, then Update & Security
- On the left, click Windows Update
- Near the bottom of the page, click View update history
- Search for the KB4541335 update and uninstall it
According to Windows Latest, the PC will restart and then the update should be removed. If that doesn’t work, you can reset the device under the Recovery tab in Update & Security.
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