Although Microsoft is working to solve this problem, the latest Windows update has created problems for a lot of people.

latest windows update showing the loading screen

The patches Windows received in April slow down or completely freeze computers. This is due to conflicts with individual antivirus programs and the most affected are Windows 10 and Windows 7  operating systems.

Security software companies that have compatibility issues with the latest Windows update are Sophos, Avast and Avira.

With Avira, the affected software includes Avira Free Antivirus, as well as paid products, such as Avira Antivirus Pro and Avira Prime.

If you use one of these programs, Avira recommends that Windows 10 users uninstall the KB4493509 update. Similarly, they recommend that all Windows users should uninstall the KB4493472 and KB4493448 updates.

The List of Updates With Issues:

– KB4462223
– KB4493472
– KB4493448
– KB4464520
– KB4462230
– KB4493435

May Update May Also Be Faulty

And while it has not officially still arrived, Windows 10 May Update is currently only available to Windows Insiders. Anyone who wants to download the latest Windows update can do it right away – unless they have a USB storage connected to the computer.

Although it’s surprising, Windows is blocking everyone using any type of external storage units such as flash drives and SD Storage.

usb flash drive plugged into a laptop causing the latest windows update to malfunction

In other words, if your computer is connected to a USB flash drive or your SD card is in the reader, the update won’t be installed.

The reason for this lies in the fact that the app can change the name of drives that are assigned to USB and SD devices. This means the USB drive that was displayed as “D:” at the end of the installation could be renamed “E:”.

Luckily, there’s a solution!

Just make sure that no USB device is connected to the computer, and that the SD card slot is empty. After completing the update, you can return everything back to its place.

Need Help With Your Latest Windows Update?

Computer Coach Australia’s Zoe has been working with both Microsoft and Apple computers for a number of years. During this time, she’s helped a lot of people with their tech and taught them how to properly use it.

If things like running an update are too much for you, don’t hesitate to give Zoe a call and book a class today!

Phone Number: 0407 956 071