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Another problem update.
Published on May 18, 2020 By DrJBHL In Personal Computing

Another problematic update for Windows...with a fix and no, iOS isn't in the cards, just yet.

KB4556799 is the problem causer this time. 

"TechRadar reports several issues that people have flagged on Microsoft Community and answer posts, including the Blue Screen of Death, white screen flickering, system fonts being replaced, systems switching back to S-mode, and Outlook search issues. Windows Latest adds that some people have audio issues as well as the reappearance of the Temporary user profile bug"

There a fix...so if this happens to you, I hope this will be of help

Thanks for sending the link, Hank.   

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on May 19, 2020

I had a restore for the 11th when I did the restore the PC did the restore but on reboot went right to blue screen no F keys worked to get back in and a bootable flash drive didn't work. So looks like only complete Windows reinstall is the only fix.

on May 19, 2020

I use to have a virus program that didn't let me do a system restore because it thought something was messing with the OS.

on May 19, 2020

One should always create a restore point before updating, and since updates have been so unreliable, I've been backing up, as well. This update didn't screw me up. perhaps luck, or because I do an sfc /scannow once a month.

on May 19, 2020

I got the update on 5/12 and no problems at all. so far......

on May 19, 2020


One should always create a restore point before updating, and since updares have been so unreliable, I've been backing up, as well. This uldate didn't screw .e ul, perhals luck, or because I do an sfc /scannow once a month.

That's a good idea!!!

on May 19, 2020

I've not had this issue since the latest update.... but having said that I'm likely to get it because I read this thread and tempted fate. 


Fingers crossed that I remain free of this BSOD issue.  Apart from BSODs not being a good look on the screen, it can be so time consuming trying to fix them.  At least now I will know the cause and what to do about it if it happens to me.

As for doing a monthly scf /scannow check, that's a great idea, as is creating regular sys restore points.  I've made occasional sys restore point over the years but never regularly.... and I only ever performed a sfc /scannow whenever I had an issue with a corrupt or missing file. 

So many thanks, Doc, for this thread and the timely reminder to take care of maintenance and issue prevention more regularly.... I've not had an issue in quite a while so I have gotten a bit slack lately..

on May 19, 2020

Here's an easy way to create a restore point with one click with a short cut. No reg hack.

Here is the code if you want to do this. Copy everything as shown.

cmd.exe /k "Wmic.exe /Namespace:\\root\default Path SystemRestore Call CreateRestorePoint "%DATE%", 100, 7" 

Here's' the how to video

on May 19, 2020


I just check my updates KB4556799 was installed on 5/13 and I haven't had any problems. I don't know why it effects different computers.


on May 19, 2020

What blows my mind is, I have 13 PCs here, all up to date, all have the menace update. No issues yet on any.

on May 20, 2020

My W10 is refusing to install that update , keep telling me to update and then it FAIL  

The only good is I'm working on Linux and use W10 only for play games that don't run under W10

But I think I will have to reinstall it , but I will wait for next ISO to do it.

on May 20, 2020

I had a BSOD this morning but not due to the latest Windows update.  No, it was because of an iffy network adapter driver that was installed by IOBit's Driver Booster.  All the other driver updates it installed were okay, so now I just have to remember to exclude that particular network adapter driver next time.... or then again I could just update it directly from Intel and see how it goes.

Other than that little hiccup, no ill-effects from the Windows update.... touch wood.

on May 21, 2020

My home computer's fine, but my work computer, which pretty much has the same things installed on it but also has a bunch of Adobe Illustrator/Creative stuff as well and Trend Micro (my home computer uses Winzip Utilities for no better reason than I bought it, liked it and have had no failures with it so see no need to change), throws a screamy hissy fit whenever I launch either Firefox or Internet Explorer 11. Crash after crash after...

Microsoft Edge, of course, works fine. Except you can't stop animated GIFS and boys and girls, this GalCiv3 user totally despises animated GIFS. So my "Oh, gee! How convenient! Microsoft want me to use their latest and greatest (cough) bullshit (cough) browser and will crash my system if I don't!" paranoia kind of kicks in. Kind of because my home computer could care less what browser I use so I'm trying to figure out what's going on.

Anyway, haven't noticed things getting worse on my work computer since the latest Windows Update...Just stayed consistantly lousy since I started using it...

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