KB4058043: Microsoft Store reliability update for Windows 10 version 1709
Microsoft released update KB4058043, a reliability update for Microsoft Store, for Windows 10 version 1709, the Fall Creators Update.
The update was released days after the December 12, 2017 Patch Tuesday, the last official patch day of the year 2017.
The update is a reliability update for Windows 10 version 1709 only, and did not change the build number on a Surface Pro 4 test system.
KB4058043, or Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems, is only made available via Windows Update. The update is not available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website, and not available through Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Microsoft published the Support article in time, and it reveals what the update is all about.
This update makes reliability improvements to Microsoft Store and fixes an issue that could cause app update failures and cause Microsoft Store to generate unnecessary network requests.
The description reveals two things about the update: first, that it makes reliability improvements to Microsoft Store, and second, that it fixes an issue that caused application updates to fail and as a consequence have Microsoft Store generate "unnecessary network requests".
Microsoft does not reveal which reliability improvements it made however, and whether it addressed other issues with the update.
KB4058043 is installed automatically if Windows Update is configured to download updates automatically for the operating system. Users who want to install it right away can do it in the following way:
- Use Windows-I to open the Settings application on a device running the operating system.
- Go to Update & Security
- Activate the "check for updates" button on the page to run a check. If the update is not installed already, it should be returned afterwards.
Microsoft lists no known issues with the update. It is too early to tell if the update has issues however. Considering that the update fixes Microsoft Store and application update issues, it is fair to say that this is not a critical update that you need to install right away unless you experience issues with the Store or app updates.
I recommend strongly that you create a backup of the system before you install the update. A restart is not required however.
Indeed, App store had crashes and even my most efficient player ( Movies & TV ) had some problems playing certain files. Hope they fixed these annoying issues.
Strange : the same update was already installed on December 15 and proposed today with restart (a restoration point was created on December 15)
This update was not manually available to me until the evening of the 16th, and was not there that morning. (EST) No restart was automatically done, but I did not think that was valid and I did a restart on my own. I have one program from the the Microsoft Store, and it seems it will not automatically update to a new version unless I manually return to the store. My only evidence is circumstantial, BTW.
I’ve had feature updates fail on lots of systems (especially the recent fall update). The update downloads via Windows updates, then fails to install with retry error. Or the update couldn’t be installed because the system was turned off (which it wasn’t). I have to re-download the feature update multiple times, or in many cases it just continues to fail and I have to download the latest Win10 ISO and run an upgrade that way. When I Googled the issue, a lot of people link it to “bad” internet. Do you think this update is supposed to help with feature update install failures too?
It was automatically installed on mine this morning. I didn’t get any notifications.
My latest PC cold boots so fast I’ve gotten into the habit of shutting it down every night instead of just letting it sleep.
This update failed four times already on my laptop. Unless they put it on the Update Catalog site, I expect to see a lot of wasted bandwidth on my laptop. I see a lot of failed updates. I always was able to manually download and install them. Now, they’re not giving me the option to do so with KB4058043. That sucks.
I’m having the exact same issue, the update wont install on my laptop.
what people use microsoft store, are you all mad …..
This update did not work well with my LG widescreen. All the icons turned huge and there was no way to reset the resolution because the software did not detect my monitor. I had to turn back to a restore point ! After that I tried again to install this 1709 update, but with the same negative result. Luckily I could return to my restore point. I now disabled Windows update.
This update is a #$&* mess. MS Excel and MS Word upon startup now have a popup displaying stdole32.tlb, then another screen with Configuration Process. To make things worst, my printer no longer works. The printer queue is just waiting. I was hoping MS would send out a fix soon but looks like I will be listening to my son. He says it is time for me to move to Linux.
Totally disabled my LibreFree open office programs and files. Scrambled all of my desktop icons. Bad update uninstalled.
This update causes nothing but grief on my ROG laptop. Every time it installs and restarts the machine it crashes and attempts to repair WIndows 10. I had to disable Windows update service to keep it from installing.
I have had issues with Internet explorer after installing this update. Uninstalling the issue fixes this update. Microsoft won’t tell me what this update is changing. I hope there is a way for them to find out, so I can see why internet explorer is giving us grief.