Roundup KB4464218, KB4464217 reported issues

By: Robert Neagoe
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KB4464218, KB4464217 issues

Microsoft released two updates on October Patch Tuesday: KB4464218 and KB4464217 for Windows 10 version 1803 and version 1709. Both of them are meant to fix VPN issues.

Installing these updates has not been flawless for some users. Few of them have managed to do it after several attempts restarting the device and checking again for updates. Let’s what the rest of them did!

KB4464218, KB4464217 problems on Windows 10

Install issues

Many users have reported difficulties in installing these updates. Install failed with different update error codes:

We recommend you to read the following dedicated guides and find the right solution:

Microsoft Edge adds characters in download files

On the community forums, one user has reported that any file downloaded within Microsoft Edge Downloads has the sign %20 instead of spaces. The issue was noticed after installing the security updates KB4464218, KB4464217.

If either of these updates or both are installed it breaks the hyperlinking to downloads by failing to decode the ascii.
Problem is I’m on windows 10 home, so I can’t stop the automatic updates. Guess I’ll just keep uninstalling it every time I restart my computer for now.

Windows October 2018 Patch Tuesday error

After several attempts to fix this issue, the only solution seems to be uninstalling the cumulative updates KB4464218, KB4464217 and stop Automatic Update.

Okay so what causes the issue is 2018-09 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4458469).   Problem is I’m on windows 10 home,  so I can’t stop the automatic updates.

Find out here how to disable automatic updates.

Other issues have been reported on Reddit forums.

As soon as this was installed via Win10updates this AM/rebooted, everything “windows related” (i.e., start menu, file explorer, control panel, etc.) is somewhere between totally non-functional to insanely slow.

Have you managed to install these updates yet, or better postphone until it all gets settled? Drop us a comment in the box below.

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