Microsoft released comprehensive security updates for Windows 11 and 10 last Tuesday. It has been reported that Users of Windows 11 have reported serious problems (SSD slowdown, installation failures, etc.). Moreover, after installing the March 2023 Patch Tuesday updates, some Windows 10 users have also reported experiencing complications.
Although it does not appear that the problems are widespread, we have received a small number of reports from users who say that the update cannot be installed on their computers.
Windows 10 March 2023 Update ( ) was released by Microsoft KB5023696) for 22H2 and earlier with updated security patches. This is an important security update that will immediately download and install itself. With the default configuration, the update is either already installed or will be installed shortly.
Several users have contacted Microsoft to complain about problems with the Windows 10 March 2023 update, including slow performance, blue screens, and even overheating due to the update’s increased fan speed. The user tried to get in touch with Microsoft and Dell but never heard back from either company.
I gave the system a few minutes to settle, but the fan never slowed down. After removing the update (which brought me back to the February update), the fan began functioning normally again. I’m using Windows 10 build 22H2 on a Dell 5490 all-in-one computer. A user told us in a direct message, “I contacted Dell and Microsoft about this, but they have not yet provided any ideas on the cause/solution.”
“The installation appeared to go smoothly, but as soon as I got to the desktop, a BSOD appeared. Windows restarted itself, and everything seems to be working normally now. Under Quality Updates, however, KB5023696 shows up as installed. One user said, “Even so, it’s not on the Uninstall Updates page user pointed out in a post to the Feedback Hub.
The Windows 10 March 2023 Update has been plagued by a number of reported installation problems, as discussed in our forum thread. The mandatory security update resulted in the following error messages being reported by users: 0x800f081f, 0x800f0984, and 0x800f0922.
If the update has caused any of these issues, you can remove it by following these instructions:
- To access Windows Update, select Settings > Update & Security
- Select Updates from the menu, and then click Uninstall.
- Choose KB5001330 and then click the Uninstall button.
- Device restart required.
Microsoft has not responded to reports that recent Windows 10 updates have been plagued by glitches and bugs.