Microsoft Removes Two Windows 10 1903 Upgrade Blocks


Microsoft removed two 1903 upgrade blocks from Windows 10 after solving recognized problems after the release of the optional cumulative update KB4512941 on August 30, 1903 version.

Both problems were added to the Windows Health Dashboard on 25 July and included updates to protect the Windows 10 customers ‘ updated experience.

One of the two problems stopped Windows 10 phones with MIT Kerberos from starting up or caused some of them to enter a restart circuit after the latest cumulative update has been installed.

The second recognized problem could lead to Windows 10 crashing or not working correctly on systems using older Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.

Six recognized problems fixed in the update to KB4512941

Although Microsoft has deleted the compatibility of the two problems previously resolved, users should note that, in some cases, up to 48 hours can be required before the Windows 10 May 2019 update can be installed on their devices.

These two problems “were solved in KB4512941 and the safeguard hold has been removed. Please note that the updating to Windows 10, version 1903 or version 1903 of Windows Server is possible for up to 48 hours,” states the update of the Windows Release Health Dashboard by Microsoft.

Overall, Microsoft fixed six Windows 10, 1903 version known problems in the optional cumulative August 30 KB4512941, but two of them have been subject to compatible blocks until the present day.

These are the six problems referred to Windows 10 May 2019 Update that customers can resolve by installing the cumulative update:

• Domain connected devices that use MIT Kerberos realms will not start up (Update block removed today)
• Issues updating when certain versions of Intel storage drivers are installed (Update block removed today)
• Apps using Visual Basic 6 (VB6), VBA, and VBScript may stop responding with error
• Initiating a Remote Desktop connection may result in black screen
• Devices starting using PXE from a WDS or SCCM servers may fail to start

While the cumulative update of KB4512941 is optional, users can not download or install the cumulative update automatically from the Microsoft Update catalog, or by navigating to Sets > Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking on the Control for updates box, you can manually search for updates.

Windows 10 May 2019 Protection update remaining

Users who want to install Windows 10 May 2019 Update are revised for compatibility with Windows Processor Requirements and with Windows 10 System Requirements.

Right now, there are still six compatibility holders active for Windows 1903, version 1903 upgradable devices. Three of them are mitigated by Microsoft:

• The dGPU may occasionally disappear from device manager on Surface Book 2 devices
• Unable to discover or connect to Bluetooth devices (Mitigated)
• Intel Audio displays an intcdaud.sys notification (Mitigated)
• Cannot launch Camera app (Mitigated)
• Touch access loss on Zebra XSLATE B10 rugged tablets
• Intermittent loss of Wi-Fi connectivity

Windows 10 users can fix update issues via the information accessible in this Support article or use this guided walk-through with information on a variety of update issues such as “taking a long time to scan or error codes when installing updates.”


Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.