Microsoft pulls disastrous Windows 10 security patchFebruary 25, 2020
Windows 10 has been plagued with several bad updates and the latest appears to be so heinous it’s actually deleting some people’s files.
In fact, Microsoft has pulled the KB4524244 security patch for its operating system off the web so that no-one else can download it. The decision came after reports started to emerge of PCs freezing up or failing to boot or indeed losing files.
In some cases the update also causes the ‘Reset this PC’ feature to fail for those wanting to wipe their machines clear.
Several users have voiced their concerns on Microsoft’s forums but the company has yet to respond in an official capacity.
In the meantime, if you have updated your laptop or PC to install the KB4524244 patch, you can remove it by following these steps:
- Tap on the Start button or use the Windows Desktop Search function and type “Update History”.
- Select the option marked “View Your Update History”.
- In the Settings/View Update History window that loads up, you’ll need to select “Uninstall Updates”.
- Find KB4524244 and select it then click on ‘Uninstall’.
- Restart your device.
The software giant is rumoured to be working on a new version of the security patch but there’s no indication of a timeframe by which we’ll see it.