The latest Windows 10 updates cause startup issues for many


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Recent Windows 10 cumulative updates create device startup issues

The latest Windows 10 cumulative updates triggered quite a few bugs on users’ PCs. Microsoft recently acknowledged a major problem that’s been bugging users for quite a while.

According to Microsoft, devices connected to particular domains may continue to restart or even fail to start up. This problem occurs after the installation of the latest cumulative updates.

Devices connected to a domain that is configured to use MIT Kerberos realms may not start up or may continue to restart after installation of [cumulative update number]. Devices that are domain controllers or domain members are both affected.

Microsoft confirmed the problem affects different versions of Windows 10. The affected platforms are Windows 10 version 1703, Windows 10 version 1709, Windows 10 version 1803, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019, Windows 10 version 1809, and Windows 10 version 1903.

On the Server side, the bug affects Windows Server 2016, Windows Server version 1709, Windows Server version 1803, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server version 1809, and Windows Server version 1903.


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How to check if your system is affected by this issue

More specifically, Microsoft warned that you may encounter this problem after the installation of the following cumulative updates: Windows 10 version 1903 KB4497935, Windows 10 version 1809 KB4505658, Windows 10 version 1803 KB4507466, Windows 10 version 1709 KB4507465, Windows 10 version 1703 KB4507467, Windows 10 version 1607 KB4507459.

To check if your machine is affected by this problem, use the Registry Editor. You need to check if a specific registry key exists on your system.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Navigate to the Start Menu and search for Registry Editor and open it. Now navigate to the following Registry keys:
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystemKerberosMitRealms
  • Now you need to navigate to the below-mentioned path in the GPE to search for a policy named Define interoperable Kerberos v5 realm settings.
  • Computer Configuration >> Policies >> Administrative Templates >> System >> Kerberos

Patch coming next month

Unfortunately, there is no workaround available at the time of writing this article. Microsoft is currently investigating the problem.

The company plans to release a patch in mid-August. As a temporary solution, it is highly recommended that you uninstall the problematic updates from your system to avoid any additional issues.

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