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  • Microsoft re-re-re…releases KB 4023057, the “blast a way to the next version” patch

    Posted on August 28th, 2020 at 11:49 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    And here we go again.

    Microsoft has just re-released KB 4023057, the “Update to Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, and 1909 for update reliability” patch that’s gone through dozens of versions.

    The intent is quite simple: If you’ve done anything to prevent automatic installation of the next version of Windows (at this moment, version 2004), running KB 4023057 is intended to blast away all impediments to being force-marched onto 2004. Last time I talked about it in Computerworld was a little over a year ago.

    I don’t see it available on my production machines, but if you see it, you should studiously ignore it.