Windows 10 August Patch Tuesday Bug Report: What You Should Expect Before Updating Your Systems?

This month’s Patch Tuesday updates brought multiple improvements and fixes for Windows 10 version 1903, Windows 10 version 1809 and older versions.

Most importantly, these updates included patches for 26 critical vulnerabilities in the Windows OS.Microsoft rolled out security enhancements for Bluetooth, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge and core OS components.

Unfortunately, it seems like the recent Patch Tuesday Updates introduced a new series of problems for systems running May 2019 Update. Here’s is a list of some major issues that you should be aware of before installing the latest batch of updates.

Windows 10 August Patch Tuesday Updates Bug Report

Drive Letters Swapping

Forum reports suggest that KB4512508 that was released for Windows 10 May 2019 Update swaps the drive letters. A user who experienced a similar issue reported that the update is continuously swapping drive letters for two devices i.e a USB drive and SD card. Manual reassignment does not help because the problem comes back again after a system reboot. It is not a new issue and the same problem was reported in the previous version of Windows. It is disappointing to see that Microsoft didn’t even fix it in May 2019 Update.

System Update Stuck at Welcome Screen

Another Windows Insider who spent around 3 hours to install the update reported that the system is unable to login. The PC is simply stuck at a blurred out Welcome message even after several hours of installation. This situation can be problematic because all the restore points are deleted with the installation of Windows 10 version 1903.

System Update Affects Gameplay

A good number of players from the gaming community stated that the update affected gaming experience They are unable to play their favourite games because the system locks up every now and then. On top of that, the system is not unable to create any log files. This issue is forcing Windows 10 users to roll back their systems.

Update fails to install

There are multiple reports that the KB4512508 update failed to install with the error code 0x80073701. The worst this about this problem is that it’s not new. Similar issues were reported with the release of July Patch Tuesday Updates. Unfortunately, there is no workaround available at the moment and you can block the update to avoid such issues on your systems. You can use Microsoft’s Hide an update tool to block the problematic update.

As of now, Microsoft has not responded to these user reports. However, you need to report all such issues on the Feedback Hub app. Additionally, Microsoft might release corresponding patches within the next few weeks. For now, you can revert to an older version of Windows from Settings > Updates & Security > Recovery.


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.