Microsoft releases a new compatibility update for all Windows versions, including 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803 and 1809. The patch KB4023057 includes reliability improvements to Windows Update Service components, and plays the important role in upgrading your current Windows 10 version to 1903.
This update includes files and resources that address issues that affect the update processes in Windows 10 that may prevent important Windows updates from being installed. These improvements help make sure that updates are installed seamlessly on your device, and they help improve the reliability and security of devices that are running Windows 10. Having this update installed will allow you to have your PC smoothly upgraded to Windows 10 version 1903.
The following change log is available for KB4023057:
This update may request your device to stay awake longer to enable installation of updates.
Note The installation will respect any user-configured sleep configurations and also your "active hours" when you use your device the most.
- This update may try to reset network settings if problems are detected, and it will clean up registry keys that may be preventing updates from being installed successfully.
- This update may repair disabled or corrupted Windows operating system components that determine the applicability of updates to your version of Windows 10.
- This update may compress files in your user profile directory to help free up enough disk space to install important updates.
- This update may reset the Windows Update database to repair the problems that could prevent updates from installing successfully. Therefore, you may see that your Windows Update history was cleared.
Microsoft notes that it may take steps to free up disk space on your device if you do not have enough disk space to install Windows updates.
To help free up disk space, this update may compress files in your user profile directory so that Windows Update can install important updates. When files or folders are compressed, they appear as having two blue arrows overlaid on the icon. Depending on your File Explorer settings, you may see icons that look larger or smaller. The following screen shot shows an example of these icons.
Alternatively, you can get it from the Windows Update online catalog.
- Find Which Windows 10 Edition You Have Installed
- How to find the Windows 10 version you are running
- How to find the Windows 10 build number you are running
- How to install CAB and MSU updates in Windows 10
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