Yet another botched cumulative update shipped to users

Dec 5, 2018 06:06 GMT  ·  By  ·  Comment  · 
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Microsoft Surface Book 2
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As you probably know, installing Windows 10 cumulative updates is a crazy roller coaster ride, as the likelihood of bugs hitting the system is incredibly high.

You’d think that these cumulative updates are more thoroughly tested by Microsoft when they are shipped to its very own Surface devices, but as it turns out, they are not.

Because according to a new report, the most recent Windows 10 version 1803 cumulative update is causing BSODs on a number of Surface Book 2 units and the only way to go is uninstalling it completely.

The culprit appears to be KB4467682, a cumulative update that Microsoft published one week ago to resolve more bugs in the operating system. This is only aimed at Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), and user reports indicate that the BSOD is only experienced on this particular OS release.

Uninstalling the update could work

At this point, it looks like the workaround is to remove cumulative update KB4467682 and then block it from being reoffered, but it just can’t be that easy.

Doing this, in fact, leads to other problems, as some users are complaining that after uninstalling the cumulative update, Windows Hello no longer works. So there you go, you no longer get BSODs on your Surface Book 2, but instead, you can’t use Windows Hello to authentication.

A new cumulative update is expected to land on December 11 as part of the monthly Patch Tuesday, and it’s likely that Microsoft would roll out a fix as well.

In the meantime, if you haven’t yet installed this cumulative update on your device, you better not do it. For the time being, it doesn’t look like any other Windows 10 version or Surface model is impacted, so Windows 10 version 1803 + Surface Book 3 combo seems to be the lucky mix this time.

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