Latest Windows 10 Update KB4512941 Is Freezing Games, Fails To Install For Many

Microsoft released new Windows 10 cumulative updates this week. These updates resolved some major issues that previously existed in Windows 10 May 2019 Update. It seems like it was another round of buggy updates that introduced new issues for many. The forum reports confirmed that gamers failed to launch different games regardless of their drivers and hardware configuration.

One of the Windows 10 users who installed kb4511555 experienced problems while launching Steam on startup.

After updating my PC with the Aug. 30 patch (kb4511555), Steam will no longer launch on startup. It hangs in the task manager, but never launches. If I close the task manager service, and then restart Steam, Steam will launch normally again. I’ve even tried setting the automatic launch to off and starting it up myself at boot, but Steam just hangs in task manager on the first boot.

However, the issue didn’t exist before updating the PC meaning that the kb4511555 update was the main culprit behind the problem. The user further added that Steam starts perfectly well in safe mode.

Another player who installed KB4512941 reported that Forza Horizon 4 crashes after the system update. Moreover, the issue was resolved after uninstalling the update.

Forza horizon 4 crashing in KB4512941 cumulative update
I uninstalled the update and it’s working fine again. Just wanted to help someone with a similar problem.

It seems like removing the update simply didn’t resolve the issue for everyone. Another FH4 player had to repair the game multiple times so that it can work again.

How To Uninstall Latest Windows 10 Updates?

If you are also experiencing similar issues you can simply uninstall the latest Windows 10 Cumulative updates.

  1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows+I keys.
  2. Select Update & security option and then click View update history on the next screen.
  3. Now click the Uninstall updates option available on the View update history window.
  4. Select all the problematic updates (KB4512941 and KB4511555) and finally click the Uninstall button to remove the updates from your system.

KB4512941 Fails To Install

Unfortunately, the list of issues does not end here. Many people reported that Windows 10 update KB4512941 failed to install on their systems with the following error.

There were problems installing some updates, but we’ll try again later.

2019-08 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems (KB4512941) – Error 0x800f081f

At the time of writing this article, there is no workaround available to fix this issue. You may need to wait until Microsoft officially acknowledges both the issues and releases corresponding patches.


Alex Schoff

Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.
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