The mysterious Windows 10 KB3150513 is back, bringing a bevy of bugs

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Many Windows 10 users who already installed the latest Patch Tuesday updates on their computers have only recently realized that the mysterious Windows 10 KB3150513 is back.

Although this update first appeared two years ago, we still don’t know exactly what role it plays in the OS.

According to Microsoft, Windows 10 KB3150513 is a compatibility definition update for Windows. Here’s the exact description of the update:

This update provides the latest set of definitions for compatibility diagnostics that are performed on the system. The updated definitions will help enable Microsoft and its partners to ensure compatibility for all customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system. Installing this update also makes sure that the latest Windows operating system version is correctly offered through Windows Update, based on compatibility results.

However, many users are convinced that KB3150513 is nothing more but a spy tool. Also, the fact that the update doesn’t appear on the Windows Update list reinforces this belief for many users.

Windows 10 KB3150513 prepares computers for the Creators Update OS

These theories aside, let us give Microsoft the presumption of innocence. Let us not forget that the company will soon roll out the Windows 10 Creators Update OS, and KB3150513 is useful for those users who want to upgrade to the new OS version.

Windows 10 KB3150513 bugs

Unfortunately, Windows 10 KB3150513 also brings issues of its own, as users report. Here are the most frequent bugs caused by this update:

  • Users are signed in with a temporary profile

Original title: Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB3150513)
Update performed on 18 March 2017. We have two accounts on my laptop, Myself as main user and my wife
My wifes account is no longer recognised and a temporary account is created – this is horrendous as she needs access to the files urgently.

  • The keyboard is unresponsive

After installing the latest update on March 16, particularly KB4013429, KB3150513 & KB4013418, my keyboard is unresponsive (however, the touchpad works without any problem).

  • Error 0xe0000002 in OneNote2016

I am repeatedly getting an error message in OneNote 2016.  It happens every time I try to create an Outlook task from text that I’ve handwritten in OneNote.   the error message continues with “occurred in the application at location 0x000000007736A882.”  I’m running the office version of OneNote 2016, on a Surface Pro 3, Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64 based Systems (KB3150513).

Is Windows 10 KB3150513 present on your computer too? Did you notice any particular issues after installing the update?


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