Windows 10 September Update Causing Big Problems for Some Users
Another month, another round of problems for Windows 10 users. You’d think after 5 years of building and refining Windows 10, Microsoft would be able to release bug-free or nearly bug-free cumulative monthly updates to Windows 10 users. But it doesn’t seem like Microsoft is any closer to that reasonable goal today than they were five years ago when Windows 10 was first released to consumers.
According to Windows Latest…
After the release of Windows 10’s September 2020 update (KB4571756 and KB4574727), users are reporting performance issues, Start Menu crashes, sign-in issues, temporary user profile bug, Blue Screen of Death, and a raft of other minor bugs. If any of this sounds familiar, you’re not alone.
Like every month’s Patch Tuesday release, it seems that not being able to install the updates is the problem most are encountering, with 0x8007371c and 0x800f081f being the most-reported error code.
‘I was stuck on version 10.0.19041.388 from July because every single update after that I would get an error message saying some files were missing or corrupted and just now, I saw this error again. I have no idea why this is happening,” one Reddit user wrote and there are similar complaints on Feedback Hub.’
Remember… update problems affect only a small percentage of Windows 10 users, but…
Keep in mind that nearly one billion people use Windows 10 and if just a small percentage of users have problems the number of users with problems can be in the tens of millions – that means that hundreds of millions are not having problems. We just wanted you to be aware of the problems that some folks are having with the September updates.
If you have problems with cumulative updates, the best way to “fix” the issues they cause it by uninstalling the update(s). Here’s a tutorial on uninstalling Windows 10 cumulative updates. Keep in mind this only applies to normal monthly updates and the so-called out-of-band updates, it does not apply to feature updates – or more precisely “version updates” for version update problems you can go back to the previous version of Windows 10 as we discuss here. Keep in mind you have only ten days to go back to a previous version of Windows 10 after a feature (version) update.