What are the Windows 10 updates that create problems

The latest Windows 10 updates are all problematic in their own way: here are the updates not to install

That Microsoft Windows 10 updates sometimes create more problems than they solve is now known by virtually everyone. That these problems can also be quite serious is also known. The average user, however, has great difficulty in understanding which one (or which ones) of the many updates downloaded is creating a particular problem that is experiencing.

To help the average user comes the Windows Latest site, focused on Microsoft Windows and its many updates. Windows Latest has collected reports from users around the Web and has discovered that, among the latest updates to Microsoft's operating system, there are some that are more problematic than others. These are updates that, after installation, on average give problems to a bit of everyone and, as a result, many might even uninstall them in order to solve the problems that the updates have created. The worst updates identified by Windows Latest are three: KB4535996, KB4540673 and KB4551762.

Windows 10: the problems with updates KB4535996 and KB4540673

Windows 10 updates KB4535996 and KB4540673 are two minor updates, which introduce small new features and fix some previous bugs. The two updates are related to each other: KB4535996 has been available since February 27 and not all users have installed it yet, while KB4540673 brings inside some of the new features introduced by KB4535996. As a result, almost everyone has installed either one or the other and almost everyone has the same problems: much slower PC startup and various unexplained slowdowns during normal activities.

Windows 10: problems with KB4551762 update

Unlike KB4535996 and KB4540673, KB4551762 update is a security update and therefore important. It fixes a serious vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMBv3) protocol on Windows 10 versions 1903 and 1909. By exploiting this vulnerability a hacker could take control of our PC or a server. But many users have reported that after installing update KB4551762 their operating system has become highly unstable, with frequent crashes and blue screens, in addition to the usual slowdown of the computer.

Windows 10: how to uninstall updates

In light of this information, any user who is experiencing one or more of the problems just described is free to choose whether to wait for Microsoft to fix them with a further update (crossing their fingers that all is well), or uninstall one or all of them. To uninstall Windows updates you have to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > View Update History > Uninstall Updates. Here we'll find the list of installed updates and we can choose which one to uninstall.