Security update for Windows 10, version 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903 and 1909: February 11, 2020

Applies to: Windows 10, version 1909Windows 10, version 1903Windows 10, version 1809

Summary


This security update makes improvements to the supported Windows 10 versions listed in the "Applies to" section. Key changes include the following:

  • Addresses an issue in which a third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot manager might expose UEFI-enabled computers to a security vulnerability.
To learn more about this security update, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures.

Known Issues


Symptom Workaround

Using the “Reset this PC” feature, also called “Push Button Reset” or PBR, might fail. You might restart into recovery with “Choose an option” at the top of the screen with various options or you might restart to desktop and receive the error “There was a problem resetting your PC”.

This standalone security update has been removed and will not re-offered from Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Update Catalog. Note This does not affect any other update, including Latest Cumulative Update (LCU), Monthly Rollup or Security Only update.

If you have installed this update and are experiencing this issue, the following steps should allow you to reset your device:

  1. Select the start button or Windows Desktop Search and type update history and select View your Update history.
  2. On the Settings/View update history dialog window, Select Uninstall Updates.
  3. On the Installed Updates dialog window, find and select KB4524244 and select the Uninstall button.
  4. Restart your device.
  5. Upon restart use the “Reset this PC” feature and you should not encounter this issue.

We are working on an improved version of this update in coordination with our partners and will release it in a future update.

You might encounter issues trying to install or after installing KB4524244.

To help a sub-set of affected devices, this standalone security update has been removed and will not re-offered from Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Update Catalog. Note This does not affect any other update, including Latest Cumulative Update (LCU), Monthly Rollup or Security Only update.

If this update is installed and you are experiencing issues, you can uninstall this update.

  1. Select the start button or Windows Desktop Search and type update history and select View your Update history.
  2. On the Settings/View update history dialog window, Select Uninstall Updates.
  3. On the Installed Updates dialog window, find and select KB4524244 and select the Uninstall button.
  4. Restart your device.

We are working on an improved version of this update in coordination with our partners and will release it in a future update.

 

How to get this update


Important This standalone security update has been removed due to an issue affecting a sub-set of devices. It will not be re-offered from Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) or Microsoft Update Catalog. Note Removal of this standalone security update does not affect successful installation or any changes within any other February 11, 2020 security updates, including Latest Cumulative Update (LCU), Monthly Rollup or Security Only update. 

 

Prerequisites 

There are no prerequisites to apply this update.

Restart information 

Your device does not have to restart when you apply this update. If you have Windows Defender Credential Guard (Virtual Secure Mode) enabled, your device will restart two times.

Update replacement information 

This update does not replace any previously released update.

File information


Windows 10, version 1903 and Windows 10, version 1909

File verification

File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 10, version 1809

File verification

File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 10, version 1803

File verification

File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 10, version 1709

File verification

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 10, version 1703

File verification

File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

Windows 10, version 1607

File verification

File attributes

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.

References


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