Microsoft has re-released an update that can break Windows 10 and Windows 11

We do not know if it was an error or an oversight, but the fact is that the Redmond giant has once again released an update for Windows 10 and Windows 11 that, at the time, was considered problematic, so much so that it could trigger a rather chaotic situation. , and in fact gave more than one headache to those unlucky enough to try to install it.

The faulty update is identified as KB5012170, and it was released in August of last year. At that time it was discovered that this update, which as I said reached Windows 10 and Windows 11, gave problems during its installation and could not get out of a constant loop of errors that led it to display the error code 0x800f0922. This means that not everyone was able to install it, and it is curious because in the end this ended up being a “life saver” for those users.

Microsoft suggested users to update the BIOS of the computer, but in the end had to remove the update after discovering other serious errors that end up forcing BitLocker recovery mode. The Redmond giant had to offer a step-by-step guide on how to get out of that mess to help affected users, and as I said, it ended up withdrawing the update for obvious reasons.

The fact is that, with all this history on the table, Microsoft has re-released that update, although it has not forced its installation, has simply listed it in its catalog of updates, which means that downloading and installing it is completely voluntary on the part of the user. This is a problem, because said update continues to list those problems that we have mentioned as confirmed and in the process of investigation, and this means that have not been resolved.

In the end, this new movement by Microsoft only confirms what we already know, that the company continues to have a pending account with the defective updates that come to Windows, and that shouldn’t relaunch updates with issues although limit its availability to a voluntary channel, because in the end we all hope that the updates that appear in the Microsoft catalog are in a good state, and that they do not present serious errors. That’s normal, but it seems that Redmond have another point of view.

My advice regarding Windows 10 and Windows 11 updates is the same as always, don’t be one of the first to update, and always wait to be clear that a new update has arrived on the market well, without major problems or defects. In the end, it is impossible to be totally sure because each PC is different, but at least you will reduce the chances of suffering the consequences of a “poor” update.

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