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Microsoft Fixes Installation Issues in Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4494441 

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update cumulative update published on the May 2019 Patch Tuesday installs twice for some users, and Microsoft acknowledged this unexpected behavior earlier this week.

 

The Windows 10 October 2018 Update cumulative update published on the May 2019 Patch Tuesday installs twice for some users, and Microsoft acknowledged this unexpected behavior earlier this week.

 
Basically, what happens is that KB4494441 is offered on Windows Update, installs correctly and asks for a reboot, but it is then re-offered via Windows Update for a second time.

The update doesn’t fail to install, and everything is completed correctly after the second installation.

The issue is now listed as “resolved” by Microsoft, and the company explains that users don’t need to do anything to get the update, as the problem was correction on its own side.

“No action is required on your part. The update installation may take longer and may require more than one restart, but will install successfully after all intermediate installation steps have completed. We are working on improving this update experience to ensure the Update history correctly reflects the installation of the latest cumulative update (LCU),” Microsoft explains.Check if the update is installed correctlyIf you want to check if the update installed correctly, you can just check out the update history page, Microsoft says.

“In certain situations, installing an update requires multiple download and restart steps. In cased where two intermediate steps of the installation complete successfully, the View your Update history page will report that installation completed successfully twice.”

However, you can also determine if this update installed correctly or not by checking the version number of your Windows 10 installation.

To do this, click the Start menu and type winver. If the OS build number is 17763.503, cumulative update KB4494441 installed correctly. If it’s any lower than that, you are still running a previous version of Windows 10 and you should check for updates once again because cumulative updates are available for your device.
 
 
 
 
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9 hours ago, The AchieVer said:

The issue is now listed as “resolved” by Microsoft, and the company explains that users don’t need to do anything to get the update, as the problem was correction on its own side.

 

This statement by Microsoft is untrue!

My computer just finished installing the KB4494441 for the second time. Just as the review says, the first time it was updated correctly but version number remained the same. So I was already kind of warned! I didn't do anything. Then, without anesthesa it started to upload the same update. After the restart, now the  build number is 17763.503.

 

While not a groundshaking bug, it's another stupid failure of Microsoft

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Microsoft Warns Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4494441 Breaks Down Some Websites

Microsoft has confirmed another issue in the latest round of cumulative updates for Windows 10 shipped as part of the May 2019 Update.

 

Microsoft has confirmed another issue in the latest round of cumulative updates for Windows 10 shipped as part of the May 2019 Update.

 

The company says these latest updates break down some government websites in the UK, as they no longer load in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. All websites should work as expected in other browsers, like Google Chrome and the Chromium Microsoft Edge.

“After installing the May 14, 2019 update, some gov.uk websites that don’t support HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) may not be accessible through Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge,” Microsoft says.

The company claims it is already investigating the issue and working on a resolution, but a fix will be released at a later time. No other info has been provided on the ETA, but Microsoft says it wants to roll it out “as quickly as possible.”

 

Use a different browser

 

As for the cumulative updates breaking down these UK government websites, they are the following:

Windows 10 version 1809: May 14, 2019—KB4494441 (OS Build 17763.503)
Windows 10 version 1803: May 14, 2019—KB4499167 (OS Build 17134.765)
Windows 10 version 1709: May 14, 2019—KB4499179 (OS Build 16299.1146)
Windows 10 version 1703: May 14, 2019—KB4499181 (OS Build 15063.1805)
Windows 10 version 1607: May 14, 2019—KB4494440 (OS Build 14393.2969)
Windows 10 original version: May 14, 2019—KB4499154 (OS Build 10240.18215)


Ironically, these cumulative updates were supposed to introduce improvements for gov.uk websites, as per the official change logs:

“Adds "gov.uk" to the HTTP Strict Transport Security Top Level Domains (HSTS TLD) for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.”

It remains to be seen when a fix lands for impacted devices, but in the meantime, the easiest workaround is either to uninstall the cumulative update completely or simply switch to a different browser if this is possible.

 

 

 

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Just downloaded and installed it successfully, twice. Clicked on it from the update history, then it took me to the info about this update.

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