Saturday, May 28

Windows 10 update causes ‘blue screen of death’ – what to do

Microsoft’s failed Windows updates have become a no-brainer joke, with each update creating a host of new problems for Windows 10 users. Most are minor and can be fixed by subsequent updates (which tend to lead to even more problems. ), while others, such as the blue screen of death brought on by cumulative update KB4517389, are devastating.

After several reports emerged, Microsoft admitted (via Latest Windows) that update KB4517389 breaks the Windows 10 Start Menu with a critical error. Windows users O. Berkeley described the problem in a forum message at Microsoft’s community meeting, but was simply told that the company is aware of the problem and expects a solution by “late October.” Several other users complained that their laptops were receiving Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors, indicating a complete system crash and a cldflt.sys error message after installing the update.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the update also seems to break some applications, including Visual Basic 3 and VMware 14. There are even some issues with Microsoft’s Edge browser, to add to this nightmare update.

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For some background, patch KB4517389 was released to improve security software and as a solution to another update causing printer driver errors. Microsoft originally said that the Start menu issue did not affect a large number of users and that it would investigate the reports and feedback. Now there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel, although that means some users won’t be able to use their laptops for another couple of weeks.

Until Microsoft releases a patch (hopefully this time with no more bugs) later this month, your best bet is to uninstall KB4517389, if possible. Several users report that this fixes the problem, so it’s worth doing, even if it means you won’t have the latest security updates.

You can read Laptop Mags guide (which has some helpful pictures) on how to revert to a previous version of Windows 10. Simply put, go to the “Update & Security” settings and select the “Recovery” sidebar. From there, you will see an option to revert to a previous build. Doing so should solve all the problems caused by Microsoft’s latest failed Windows update.

How to fix the blue screen of death

Until Microsoft releases a patch (hopefully this time with no more bugs) later this month, your best bet is to uninstall KB4517389, if possible. Several users report that this fixes the problem, so it’s worth doing, even if it means you won’t have the latest security updates.

You can also revert to a previous version of Windows 10. Simply put, go to the “Update & Security” settings and select the “Recovery” sidebar. From there, you will see an option to revert to a previous build. Doing so should solve all the problems caused by Microsoft’s latest failed Windows update.

Originally posted on portable magazine.

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