Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4551762 Causing Issues

Windows 10 cumulative update KB4551762 has been released for the users running Windows 10 version 1909 and 1903. KB4551762 is an important update that is packed with the fixes of issues addressed in the previous update KB4540673, but instead of making Windows 10 stable, it has brought some issues.


After the release of KB4540673, the details of Windows 10 security vulnerability SMBv3 were leaked online therefore, Microsoft issued the latest update as a fix for the bug. In order to solve the security bug, the users start to update their PCs but they encounter other issues.
The users who are running the latest Windows 10 KB4551762 update are facing some annoying issues like system crashes, performance issues and hike in the CPU/disk usage.

Some of the users reporting that they are facing a black screen with spinning circles after deploying KB4551762 update. Others are saying that their PC enters recovery mode unknowingly or showing Blue Screen.

In a Reddit thread, a user is claiming that Windows 10 cumulative update KB4551762 thrashed their systems and slowed down the performance very badly. It took more time to log in and welcome screen. The system became normal after uninstalling KB4551762 update.
In addition, some users are facing problems with detecting internet connection, startup of some apps as well as with Task Manager.

The abnormal behavior of PCs after applying KB4551762 update, has forced users to restore their systems

As per the release notes of Windows 10 update KB4551762, there could be issues with 32-bit applications and processes while using Windows Server containers with the March 10, 2020 updates. This shows that Microsoft was not aware of other issues.

If you are also facing issues with KB4551762 update, for the time being, you can uninstall Windows 10 update and wait for the patch of these Windows issues.

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How to Uninstall Windows 10 Updates

  • First of all, hit the Start button and type “Update History”. Now select “View your update history” from the results.
  • Now click on the “Uninstall Updates” link appearing on the top of the page.
  • Now the “Installed updates” window will appear. Find and select the KB4551762 update and hit the Uninstall button.
  • After you uninstall KB4551762, restart your system to apply changes.

Hopefully, Microsoft will release another Windows 10 update soon to address the issues of KB4551762 update. If your issues are not resolved after you uninstall KB4551762 and you sense a requirement to performing a clean Windows 10 Installation you should download latest Windows 10 ISO. 

Stay tuned to Digital Riser for more updates.

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