Microsoft releases KB4073291, KB4075199 and KB4075200 for Windows 10
Microsoft released another batch of updates for various versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system.
This is the third batch of patches that address the AMD boot loop bug directly caused by earlier updates, or add more protections to the operating system.
The first batch of patches resolved the unbootable state issue for specific AMD devices on machines running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
Microsoft released the updates KB4073291 for 32-bit versions of Windows 10 version 1709, the Enterprise-only update KB4075199, and the Enterprise- and Education-only update KB4075200 yesterday.
The description of the update is very short: This update provides additional protections for 32-Bit (x86) version of Windows 10 1709 after you install January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192).
The list of known issues is rather long:
- The Update History reports that the update KB4054517 failed to install with Error 0x80070643 even though it installed correctly. You can verify that by running a manual check for updates. The failed updated should not be returned when you run the check.
- When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call will fail if passing RPC_C_IMP_LEVEL_NONE under certain conditions. Microsoft suggests that admins change the authentication level parameter to RPC_C_AUTHN_LEVEL_CALL.
- The update may cause stop errors or reboots caused by compatibility issues with some antivirus products.
This update applies to Windows 10 Enterprise versions only and is specifically for the initial version of Windows 10.
The update fixes the unbootable state issues that some AMD devices may enter after installing the January 2018 security updates for the operating system.
The update shares the CoInitializeSecurity issue described above. The patch is offered to devices with compatible antivirus software. It is available on the Microsoft Update Catalog website as well as a manual download.
This update is for Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education editions only that are on Windows 10 version 1511.
It addresses the unbootable state issue with select AMD devices. The update fixes another issue besides that. Log off may not work correctly so that "repeated queries for user credentials" are displayed.
The update shares the known issues with KB4075199. You can download it from the Microsoft Update Catalog manually as well.
Windows 10 RTM and Windows 10 version 1511 have reached end of support. That's likely the reason why patches are offered only to Enterprise and Education versions.
The updates that Microsoft released this month caused lots of confusion and issues. (via Born)
Now You: How was your updating experience this month so far?