Microsoft rolled out the latest version of the Windows update KB4532695. This update was rolled out to fix issues caused after the Windows 1903 update. Some fixed bugs include issues with File Explorer, Hello face authentication, errors when the USB type C hub flash drive is unplugged, and others. Although the update tried to address the problem baggage from the previous update, it has caused a few problems. The users have reported problems right after the update was installed.
Issues that were reported after installing the KB4532695 update
Amongst the various issues that were fixed, the KB4532695 majorly focused on fixing bugs related to the File Explorer. This update did help the users fix the issue from the previous update. However, a few unlucky users have faced problems after installing the update. Here are a few issues that were reported.
- Slowing down the computer
- The computer is taking longer than usual to boot Windows
- BSOD (Blue Screen of Death)
- Problems with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
- Unable to install Windows updates
The January update is optional, meaning the updates must be installed manually. If you have not installed the update yet, kindly refrain from installing it until Microsoft has resolved the issue. However, if you have already installed the updates, here is what you can do.
Uninstall the updates
One simple way to counter the problematic update is to uninstall it. Here is what you can do to uninstall the problematic update.
- Go to Window settings and click on Update & Security.
- Click on the View update history option
- Now, select the Uninstall option.
This will ensure that the computer usually starts performing by uninstalling the problematic updates.
Reinstall Windows with the help of installation media
Sometimes, you are stuck at a blue screen of death and unable to install Windows. In such cases, logging in to the computer and troubleshooting the issues is difficult. The only other way to overcome this problem is by reinstalling Windows with the help of a Windows installation file. Here is what you can do to reinstall Windows.
- Firstly, it is recommended to take a backup of all the data from the hard drive
- To do so, connect the hard drive to another computer as a secondary drive and copy the files to an external storage drive.
- After backing up data, reconnect the hard drive to the main computer
- Copy the Windows installation media to a pen drive and connect it to a computer
- Restart the computer; depending on the computer you use, press the function key as the system starts
- Click on Install to start the installation process
- After the installation, copy all your data from the backup to the computer.
Windows reinstallation or BSOD, be cautious of your data:
Amongst the various issues, most users have reported that they have been stuck as Blue Screen of Death. This BSOD usually occurs when the operating system is incompatible with the computer's drivers. In such cases, you cannot log in and access the data from the computer, resulting in a system crash.
Secondly, reinstalling Windows might enable you to rest the computer. Still, there is no guarantee that the data in the computer exists as you might accidentally format the wrong partition. File recovery software is the only way to access the data after formatting the computer or the drive.
Sometimes, it is harder to retrieve the data from the drive, even if you connect it to a different computer. This is because there are chances that the hard drive might be corrupted due to the previously mentioned driver problems. In such cases, you would have to use professional data recovery software to get back the data from your computer.
As mentioned above, the Windows KB4532695 update has posed a few issues after the installation. If you have been in such a situation, returning to the previous update or reinstalling Windows will help you fix the issue. If you have not yet installed or cannot install the update, do wait until Microsoft provides a hotfix to solve the problem.