• Echoing the pace of the Anniversary Update, Microsoft releases KB 4020102, another big bug fix

    Yesterday Microsoft released KB 4020102 , a big bug fix for the Win10 Creators Update, version 1703. That brings Win10 1703 up to build 15063.332.

    Nothing much to see here, folks. It’s a garden-variety bug fix, common with new versions — the result of accumulated pain from unpaid beta testers for version 1703. AdDuplex says that 18% of Win10 users are on 1703. Which, they say, is the same adoption rate that we saw with Anniversary Update.

    Patching Creators Update is proceeding at the Anniversary Update’s pace, as well.

    In the case of Creators Update, version 1703, there was an initial patch to build 15063.13 on April 5, a security patch on Patch Tuesday 15063.138 on April 11, and one to build 15063.250 on April 25. Then there was a security patch 15063.296 on Patch Tuesday, May 9. And now a general bug fix to 15063.332 on May 25. That makes five patches in seven weeks.

    For Anniversary Update, version 1607, we saw build 14393.10 on Aug. 2 (same date as general availability), build 14393.51 on Aug. 9 (Patch Tuesday), and build 14393.82 on Aug. 23, build 14393.105 on Aug. 31, build 14393187 on Sept 13 (Patch Tuesday), 14393.187 on Sept 20 – six patches in seven weeks.

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Of course, you’re smart, you run Win10 Anniversary Update (or Win7 or 8.1), and you’ve actively blocked the upgrade to 1703.

    If you’re running Creators Update and have a problem with KB 4020102, be sure to let Microsoft know, on the Reddit thread.