KB4089848 triggers install loops, printing issues and freezes PCs

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
3 minute read
KB4089848 issues

Judging by the recent update pattern, it seems that Microsoft started rolling out new patches every week, not just on Patch Tuesday. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update KB4089848 is the latest addition.

This update brings a series of bug fixes and improvements, including fixes for credential issues, file transfer errors, several bugs related to Group Policy processing, PDF rendering issues on the Edge browser, and more. You can check out the complete change log on Microsoft’s Support page.

Microsoft listed only one bug on the list of known issues, but user reports suggest otherwise. In this post, we’ll quickly list the most frequent KB4089848 bugs reported by users.

KB4089848 issues

1. Install fails

KB4089848 issues

Well, if you can’t install the latest Windows 10 v1709 patches on your computer, you’re not the only one. Many users are still struggling to install KB4089848 but the download and install process often fails.

On ~3/21/18 I attempted to install a later update: Windows 10 update 2018-3 KB4089848. I was able to download and it did install, but on restart the update still says it is awaiting a restart.

If you can’t install KB4089848, follow the instructions available in these troubleshooting guides to fix the problem:

2. Printing fails

Update KB4089848 also breaks printers. Judging by user reports, it seems that this problem is prevalent for HP printers.

I installed the latest Windows 10 update – KB4089848 […]. The update prevents my HP printer from printing. I deinstalled the update, and my printer started working again. If you are reading this, Microsoft, please correct this promptly.

If the printing issues persist after uninstalling the update, the following guides can help you fix them:

3. Computers suddenly freeze

The first two issues are not that severe, but when your computer regularly freezes after installing the latest updates, you really wish you hadn’t hit the update button.

After installing the update Windows almost freeze (network connections goes to zero, cpu load goes to zero) for 4-5 seconds really often. Everything worked fine before this update

4. KB4089848 clears the update history

Windows 10 v1709 users also complained that this update wipes the entire update history leaving them unable to restore it.

Update installed successfully (verified in Programs and Features); however, since it was installed, all information has been wiped from the installed update history from Windows Update.

5. Other issues

Unfortunately, the list of issues triggered by the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update patch doesn’t end here. Other bugs include:

  • The search function in Outlook is broken
  • The application icon in the taskbar is unresponsive
  • The update breaks the Homegroup and undoes all sharing choices for all folders.

As you can see, KB4089848 is pretty buggy. For this reason, many users decided to block the patch from installing hoping that Microsoft will have fixed all these issues by the next Patch Tuesday release.

Use the comment section below to tell us more about your KB4089848 update experience.

RELATED STORIES TO CHECK OUT:

For various PC problems, we recommend this tool.

This software will repair common computer errors, protect you from file loss, malware, hardware failure and optimize your PC for maximum performance. Fix PC issues now in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download this PC Repair Tool rated "Excellent" on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Click “Start Scan” to find Windows issues that could be causing PC problems.
  3. Click “Repair All” to fix all issues with Patented Technologies (requires upgrade).

Discussions

Next up

Surface Pro 3 gets new security updates, install goes smoothly

Giles Ensor avatar. By: Giles Ensor
2 minute read

After recent bad news stories about updates released by Microsoft for Windows 10, that you can read here and here, it is refreshing to read (or […]

Continue Reading

Best Windows 10 antivirus software to use in 2018

Radu Tyrsina By: Radu Tyrsina
7 minute read

Update – 2018 will soon come to an end and we already have a guide on what is the best antivirus you should get in […]

Continue Reading

These features are out for good with Windows 10 version 1809

Sovan Mandal avatar. By: Sovan Mandal
2 minute read

Microsoft is all set to launch its next big update, Windows 10 version 1809 in October. While that should be a nice piece of news […]

Continue Reading