Microsoft Re-Releases the Notorious Windows 10 Update KB4023057

Microsoft has re-released a previously famous update for Windows 10 whose purpose would be to improve “update reliability” on older versions from the operating-system.

In other words, the purpose of update KB4023057 would be to prepare devices running Windows 10 version 1809 and older for that upgrade to Windows 10 version 1903.

Furthermore, the update attempts to determine whether the device meets the upgrade requirements, and if not, it attempts to apply a series of changes to prepare the upgrade.

Not sure on what’s changed

For instance, it can clean disk space, reset network settings, repair disabled or corrupted services, compress files in the user profile directory, and cleanup registry keys that may prevent updates from installing correctly. All versions of Windows 10 are becoming this update via Windows Update as well as on the Microsoft Update Catalog (for manual downloads).

“This update includes reliability improvements to Windows Update Service components in consumer Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, and 1809. It may take steps to free up disk space on your device if you do not have enough disk space to set up Windows updates,” Microsoft explains on the linked KB page.

“This update includes files and resources that address problems that affect the update processes in Windows 10 that may prevent important Windows updates from being installed. These improvements help to make certain updates are installed seamlessly in your device, plus they help improve the reliability and security of devices that are running Windows 10.”

While it’s not clear what has changed because the previous form of the same update, it’s believed the updated patch should really power a new rollout of automatic updates for Windows 10 version 1903.

Like the other Windows 10 feature updates, version 1903, or May 2019 Update, ships in phases to devices across the world, as Microsoft uses this approach to discover bugs before they hit a bigger number of devices.

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