Windows 8.1 Update KB4516067 Breaks IE11 On Surface RT/Surface 2 Devices

We have already reported that this month’s Patch Tuesday updates introduced a new series of issues for Windows 10 users. However, it looks like the impact is not limited to the latest version of Windows.

Microsoft released KB4516067 for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 users on September 10. The update includes general security updates for core components of Windows along with protection against some critical vulnerabilities.

The update didn’t go well for Windows 8.1 users. There are numerous complaints that the installation of KB4516067 breaks Internet Explorer on Surface RT and Microsoft Surface 2. According to the reports, a buggy IE update introduced this problem. The bug restricts users from using Internet Explorer 11 on https web pages.

Latest Windows update causes Internet explorer to not run on my surface 2. Update was pushed 0n 9/10/19.

Error: The certificate has been revoked by its certification authority. See DefaultBrowser_NopublisherId in event viewer.

I saw that the update pushed a new version of I.E.

Apparently, it is a widespread problem that was discussed in different forums. A similar issue was reported on Reddit as well.

I’m having some trouble on my surface RT. Today, my surface won’t open internet explorer, anytime I click the icon I get an error that just says “A certificate was explicitly revoked by the issuer.” I have no idea which certificate it could/would be, and the only expired certificates I have expired anywhere from 20 to 4 years ago, and it was working last week. Any suggestions?

How To Fix Internet Explorer Bug On Surface Devices?

Despite various reports on the Microsoft Answers forum, Microsoft has not officially acknowledged it as a known issue. The only workaround that can help you to fix the issue is removing the update. Follow these steps to uninstall KB4516067 from your system.

  1. Open the Start menu, search for Control Panel and open it.
  2. Go to Programs > View installed updates section.
  3. Navigate to the search box and type KB4516067.
  4. Uninstall the following update once it appears in the search results:                                                                    Update for Microsoft Windows (kb4516067)
  5. Wait for the system to complete the uninstallation process.

Note: Windows might attempt to install the same patch again. You can avoid this situation by disabling the Windows Update service from Services.

If removing the update does not help, you still have the option to reset your device from the Settings app. This option will restore your device to the Factory Settings.


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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