The rollercoaster ride continues! Microsoft recently released a new cumulative update for Windows 10 that goes by the name of KB4467682, one would imagine after thoroughly testing these patches.
Apparently, that is not the case — not when it comes to Surface devices, at least.
Because, as reported, some of these machines are being bricked soon after they were upgraded to Windows 10 version 1803 and deployed this cumulative update. Surface Book 2 is the device affected, and the only workaround being to completely uninstall this particular update.
And then block it from being offered.
Otherwise, it’s BSOD galore.
Now, Blue Screens of Death are a rare occurrence on Windows 10 systems these days, compared to the all or nothing days of Windows 98 and Windows XP, obviously. But these types of bugs can be particularly nasty.
And not what one should expect from such an expensive piece of hardware like the Surface Book 2.
Anyway, Redmond has put up a workaround for this issue, confirming that it has blocked the Surface Book 2 from getting the update. Those who have not installed it yet are recommended to wait for a new cumulative update.
“After installing this optional update some users may get a blue or black screen with error code, “System thread exception not handled.” For customers who are currently experiencing this issue, please follow these instructions Troubleshoot blue screen errors and uninstall KB4467682.
For Surface Book 2 customers, we are only blocking this optional update. You will receive the required December 2018 security update release. A resolution for this issue will be available in the December 2018 security update release.”
Fix coming next week, then.
As part of the December 2018 Patch Tuesday release cycle, where Microsoft will release updates for all versions of Windows 10, hoping that the recent bugs plaguing the system become history.
What’s interesting, though, is the fact that some users who uninstalled and removed this cumulative update from their systems are hit with other issues, like Windows Hello being broken. To make thing worse, Microsoft is yet to provide any information in this regard.