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  • Reliable reports of bluescreen after installing Win10 1809’s second March cumulative update, KB 4490481

    Posted on April 4th, 2019 at 06:46 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Martin Brinkmann advises that you better back up your system before installing KB 4490481, the Win10 1809 “optional non-security” second cumulative update for March (which, confusingly, was released on April 2).

    On ghacks.net:

    Ran into a System Service Exception error on restart after installing the update on one machine. System Restore fixed the issue, Startup repair did not.

    doctorwizz on Tenforums:

    I was rebooting from Win10 to boot to Win8.1. The update was installing on the shutdown phase and it was taking longer to install this time. So I tried to boot to Win10 again. It was continuing to update and bam. BSOD System Service Exception.

    From secondsight, also on Tenforums:

    I like doctorwizz above also have BSOD on every machine I have after restarting to complete this update. They all run Win 10 Enterprise. I don’t have any special software running and I’ve never had such problems before. I got out of the fix by doing a system restore and I’m back at 17783.379 now. I tried an experiment or two. I tried the standalone windows catalog installer….same thing.

    I also found a Chinese language post that may (or may not) be related.

    Of course, I recommend that you NOT install this second monthly cumulative update. Just follow the instructions in my Computerworld article and you’ll be fine.