Many users have run into issues involving the August 2019 cumulative updates for Windows 10 (via Windows Latest). The update failed to install for some users while others experienced random restarts following the update.
Users on a Reddit thread and a Microsoft community forum reported that the update failed to install on their PCs. Several error messages appeared during failed installations including 0x800f0982, 0xe0000100, and 0x80073701.
In addition to the update failing to install, some users on Reddit reported that their PCs are randomly restarting. Some Reddit comments state that the issue has been present since Windows 10 version 1903 while others mentioned in specifically on a thread for the most recent cumulative update without stating if the error occurred before the update.
These issues seem to affect a small subset of users based on how many people are reporting the issue, but it’s unclear how many devices are affected. Microsoft seems to have a long way to go before it can deliver updates that are trusted by its users pushing them to install these updates as soon as they are released. Right now, even when some of these updates are carrying fixes for serious vulnerabilities, users have to think twice before installing these updates because they don’t know what surprises await them.
For those who missed, the Windows maker has released fixes for two critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaws (tracked as CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182). They are similar to the “BlueKeep” vulnerability and are worm-able.
Even though a small subset of users is facing issues with installing the latest update, users are strongly advised to install these fixes ASAP since an infected machine could propagate this flaw to other vulnerable computers without user interaction. More details available over at this blog post by the Microsoft Security Response Centre.