• So should I go directly to KB5001649 for March patches?

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    [This post was flagged a spam the first time. Thought I’d try again…]

    I’ve been holding off on March updates but really want to get my business customers patched this weekend. As a test, I just applied KB5000802 on a customer machine running Windows 10 20H2 with a Ricoh printer installed. (I temporarily reduced the machine’s deferral of Quality Updates, and KB5000802 is what was offered.) I expected to install one or maybe two out-of-band updates:

    KB5001567 (March 15) is supposed to fix the blue screen errors.
    KB5001649 (March 18) is supposed to fix label printing errors.

    In both cases, the article says that the update is available on Windows Update, but WU is not offering either update to this machine, not even when I expand View Optional Updates.

    Both of those are Cumulative Updates, so really only KB5001649 should need to be installed to cover the entire month. I downloaded it from the Microsoft Catalog and was able to install it manually. A test print to the Ricoh did not blue screen.

    I don’t understand why WU is still offering KB5000802 if the new and improved BK5001649 includes that and more?

    I don’t have time for “try 5000802 and that blue screens, try 5001567 and if that can’t print labels, try 5001649.” Is there any reason that I shouldn’t just apply KB5001649 manually to all Win10 20H2 machines, skipping KB5000802 and KB5001567? At least for those customers that use Ricoh/Kyocera/Dymo/Zebra printers…

    Thanks for your thoughts,

    Mark Berry

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    • #2352987

      IF you decide to patch (and you’ll see my take on this late tomorrow/early Saturday as an alert) go with the 18th.

      It offers it up as an optional update IF you don’t have a WUforBiz deferral settings that interestingly block the offering of optional updates. Note this isn’t documented, it’s just something that everyone has observed.

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady/Prudent patcher

    • #2352989

      Thanks Susan. Pretty sure I set deferral days to 0 after installing KB5000802 and still didn’t get offered an optional update. But if I have to touch each machine anyway, I might as well just install KB5001649 from the catalog.

    • #2353255

      KB5000802 WOES — DO NOT INSTALL

      For those who have not researched KB5000802 it is one of the worst Cumulative Updates in recent memory. BSODs, printer woes, etc., etc, … It’s so bad Microsoft released TWO Out-Of-Band fixes. The second one no doubt fixed the first fix. I made the mistake of applying KB5000802 after upgrading v1909 => v2004. I have had nothing but problems on one of my four PCs since.

      On this one machine (my daily driver) I had black screens after rebooting more than once. Also, this one PC hung consistently after waking up from sleep. How bleeped up is this??

      I had to uninstall KB5000802 using WUSA so I could get some work done. I plan to install KB5001649 this weekend.

      **DO NOT** INSTALL KB5000802. If you are not offered KB5001649 get if from the Microsoft Catalog..

    • #2354019

      nah, I skipped the KB5001649 and earlier March 2021 updates and went directly to the newly released KB5000842 update instead for Win10 v2004/20H2.

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by EP.
    • #2354115

      I have the same question. In SCCM Software Updates i see only KB5000802, when i search for newly updates i didn’t see nothing. How to fix this issue?


    • #2354139

      Interestingly my DellXPS8700 would not update to 19042.870 said not compatible with the machine. However, it did update to 19042.906 (KB5000842) w/0 problem.

      Going to give it a go on the newer DellXPS8920.

      Note: both machines running Pro.

      HTH 😎

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!


      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
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