Windows 10, all the problems in the latest update

In the latest update released by Microsoft for Windows 10, many problems are reported with PCs. Here's what's happening and how to fix it

Punctual as clockwork, also this month comes the list of errors, even serious ones, encountered by users following the installation of the latest Windows 10 update: KB4556799, released by Microsoft in the last Patch Tuesday. This update includes numerous improvements to the security of the operating system but, apparently, the bugs are many and very heavy.

The most worrying thing, and annoying for users, is that most of the errors are not new at all: they are errors already introduced by previous updates, then solved by Microsoft with other updates, and now they appear again as they are. A situation that is almost paradoxical for Microsoft that, however, in the page of its website related to KB4556799 continues to state "Microsoft is not currently aware of any problems related to this update". And so, not knowing about it beforehand, the user downloads and installs the update.

Windows 10: KB4556799 problems

The most serious problem brought by Windows 10 update KB4556799 is a sudden loss of files from the hard drive. For no apparent reason, and absolutely randomly, files disappear into thin air. There is also no shortage of the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), the blue screens full of incomprehensible codes for users, which Windows shows when it crashes. Minor problems were also reported, such as the replacement of some GUI fonts, errors in the search function within Outlook, screen flickering (especially in Microsoft Edge), sound card problems. Curious, finally, that after installing KB4556799 some users suddenly found themselves in S (Safe) Mode: an operating mode in which Windows 10 only allows you to use apps from the Microsoft Store and does not allow you to access the Internet except via Edge.

Windows 10: how to fix KB4556799

It's clear that there are many problems here and just as many possible solutions. And that most of them are still unknown even to Microsoft. At this point the question is: uninstall KB4556799, and give up the security updates it introduced, or keep it with all the problems it brought? The answer depends on the problems encountered: if they are mild and bearable then it is better to keep KB4556799 and wait for another update that corrects them. If the operating system is at the limits of unusability it is better to remove the update by going to Windows Update > View Update History > Uninstall Updates and then, after finding KB4556799, double click on it and confirm that you want to uninstall the problematic update.