Microsoft has launched a new version of the much debated KB3150513 patch which will prepare the update of systems running older Windows versions for the Windows 10 creators update.
The KB3150513 patch has been re-released a number of times to the dismay of users everywhere and this one is the 33rd revision of it. Microsoft seems to be refining it with every patch as they roll out the Creators Update for more and more systems. The patch is being released to systems that run Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and any Windows 10 versions prior to the 1703 one.
The Divisive History of the KB3150513 Patch
Previously launches of this patch have been met with criticism from users, many convinced that it simply provides means for spying on them. One of the reasons for such a belief is the fact that this particular update didn’t show up on the Windows Update List. While these fall under the category of conspiracy theories, what is undeniable was the fact that the patch came with a lot of bugs.
- Users got signed in through a temporary profile
KB3150513 patch for Windows 10 Version 1607: Some main accounts were no longer recognized and a temporary account was created instead. This led to many people not being able to access their files urgently.
- Unresponsive Keyboards
Some people found out that their keyboards went unresponsive after downloading the patches KB4013429, KB3150513 and KB4013418.
- Error in OneNote2016
Some started getting repeated error messages whenever they try to create an outlook task from text written in OneNote
However with recent news, it seems that Microsoft has been fixing all the noted bugs and are indeed using this patch so as to help define the compatibility of old systems to the new Creators Update.
The Path to the Creators Update
The KB3150513 patch was released to ensure that systems around the world are ready to upgrade to the Windows 10 Creators Update. With this new re-release, it seems clear that they are ready to roll them out after the successful completion of the existing bugfixing.
Microsoft has assured that the KB3150513 patch is just for defining compatibility for updates. The patch description reads, “This update provides the latest set of definitions for compatibility diagnostics that are performed on the system. The updated definitions help enable Microsoft and its partners to ensure compatibility for all customers who want to install the latest Windows operating system. Installing this update also makes sure that the latest Windows operating system version is correctly offered through Windows Update, based on compatibility results.”
This might be great news if you are looking to upgrade your windows to the Creators Update but if you are not looking forward to the Windows 10 Creators Update just yet, then you need to make sure this patch is blocked from your system. However, at the same time you should realize that by delaying the use of this patch, you will be denying the various security improvements it contains.
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