Microsoft is now rolling out update KB4540673 to fix a number of problems with desktops and laptops running the Windows 10 version 1909 and 1903.
KB4540673 bumps the version number to build 18362.719 and 18363.719 for the May 2019 Update and November 2019 Update respectively, and according to the software giant, the update addresses problem that prevents upgrading to a new version and patches various security holes.
In addition to the update for the most recent version of Windows 10, Microsoft is also releasing quality updates for older versions, including version 1809, 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607, and original release.
Update KB4540673 for Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909
Microsoft has announced KB4540673 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “March 10, 2020—KB4540673 (OS Builds 18362.719 and 18363.719).” If you’re already running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update or the November 2019 Update on your device, this update will address these problems:
- Addresses an issue that prevents certain users from upgrading the OS because of corrupted third-party assemblies.
- Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Silicon Platform, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows Peripherals, Windows Update Stack, and Windows Server.
You can download the updates to install them manually for version 1903 with the links below:
If you’re running version 1909, use these links:
Update KB4532691 for Windows 10 version 1809
Microsoft has also announced KB4538461 in the Windows support site, and it’s referred as “March 10, 2020—KB4538461 (OS Build 17763.1098).” If you’re already running the Windows 10 October 2019 Update on your device, this update will address these issues:
- Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Silicon Platform, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Core Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Peripherals, Windows Update Stack, and Windows Server.
Update for older versions of Windows 10
The April 2018 Update, version 1803, has reached the end of support on November 12, 2019, but the company has released update KB4540689 to improve security while bumping the version number to build 17134.1365.
Although version 1709 (Fall Creators Update) is no longer supported, organizations running the Enterprise or Education edition of Windows 10 are getting update KB4540681 to address a security problem and bumps the version number to 16299.1747.
Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) is also no longer supported either, but organizations with devices still running this release can now download KB4540705, which fixes a few problems and ramps the version number to build 15063.2313.
Also, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, is getting update KB4540670 to address some problems with the no longer supported operating system bumping the version number to build 14393.3564.
Finally, the original release of Windows 10 is getting update KB4540693 bumping the version number to 10240.18519 to address a couple of issues and improves security.
Uninstall update KB4540673 from Windows 10
If the KB4540673 update is causing issues on your device, you can always uninstall it to revert the changes.
To uninstall KB4540673 or any other quality update on Windows 10, use these steps:
Search for Command Prompt and click the top result to open the app.
Type the following command to view the update history and press Enter:
wmic qfe list brief /format:table
Check the Windows Update history of your device, and identify the update by its HotFixID and InstalledOn information.
Type the following command to uninstall the update from your computer and press Enter:
wusa /uninstall /kb:4540673
In the command, replace “4532693” for KB number that correspond to the update that you’re trying to remove. For instance, if you’re trying to uninstall update KB4540673, then the number that you can have to use in the command is “4540673.”
Click the Yes button.
- Continue with the on-screen directions (if applicable).
Once you complete the steps, the recently installed update will be removed from your computer fixing any issues as a result of the release.
Download March 2020 update for Windows 10
These updates are available immediately, they’ll download and install automatically, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button. You can find more details about the most recent updates in the Windows 10 update history tracker guide.