Windows Updates

Users on various forums are reporting issues when trying to install the August 2019 cumulative updates for Windows 10. These updates were released on August 13 for Windows 10 version 1903, version 1809 and other supported versions with multiple bug fixes.

Some Windows 10 owners on a Reddit thread and Microsoft community forum are reporting that the cumulative update is failing to install with different errors. According to the discussion, Windows 10 cumulative update could fail to install with generic error messages like 0x80073701 and 0x800f0982.

These are generic error messages and finding what those error codes have to do with Windows 10 installation issues is a challenge.

Random reboots

While some users are having trouble when installing the updates, others claim their Windows 10 PC is randomly restarting after applying recent updates (not a particular August update).

“Screen goes black, PC shuts down. PC restarts, and goes straight to Desktop. As though it were just restarting normally, were it not for the fact that it doesn’t wait for programmes to close before doing so. I don’t have a login or anything, and it doesn’t go to BIOS either. There’s no way to diagnose this as it is completely sudden and without warning. 100% a problem caused by a recent Windows patch,” the user noted.

“I also started getting random unexpected restarts since going to 1903 this weekend. Can’t figure out what’s happening,” another user documented a similar issue.

It’s not clear how many devices have run into troubles after recent Windows Updates, but it’s likely to be a small minority of Windows 10 customers as there aren’t that many complaints.