KB4541331 boosts the installation success of Windows 10 updates

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Cumulative update KB4541331 is now live.

The CU comes with numerous non-security fixes and enhancements. These improvements  are for all  Windows 10 version 1809, Windows Server version 1809, and Windows Server 2019.

Device and app compatibility with Windows update

Several of the issues that Windows updates have been causing lately have something to do with device or app incompatibility.

For example, some Windows 10 users have been reporting the malfunction of system hardware like graphics and sound cards after installing an update.

In severe cases, incompatibility has resulted in 100% update failure.

Well, Microsoft said that CU KB4541331 fixes that problem.

Addresses an issue with evaluating the compatibility status of the Windows ecosystem to help ensure application and device compatibility for all updates to Windows.

The company does not specify the applications or devices that this fix is targeting, though.

BattlEye is one of the apps that have in the past caused Windows 10 update errors due to incompatibility. So severe is the bug that sometimes Microsoft blocks PCs with affected versions of the anti-cheat software from updating.

Windows 10 updates that are compatible with such applications install with fewer post-upgrade issues.

Touch keyboard, printing, and calendar updates

Installing KB4541331 should ensure that your PC’s touch keyboard appears as required during sign up, according to Microsoft. It also fixes a problem arising from printing to a document-sharing repository.

Likewise, Windows 10 users in the Samoa time zone must have had it with the system’s date and day mismatch issue, prompting Microsoft’s latest intervention.

Even with the correct date and time settings, their PCs would display dates on the wrong day of the week in the notification area. You would be getting most of your schedules or appointments wrong with a discrepancy like that.

Fortunately, KB4541331 has a fix for the issue.

Updates an issue that causes calendar dates to appear on the wrong day of the week in the clock and date region of the notification area when you select the Samoa time zone.

How to install the update

CU KB4541331 is optional, so you do not have to install it if the issues it fixes do not affect your Windows 10 PC.

Still, you may upgrade by going to Settings, Update & Security, and finally Windows Update. The Optional updates available area has a link you can click to download and install the CU on your device.

Alternatively, visit the online Microsoft Update Catalog to download a standalone package for the latest Windows 10 fixes and improvements.