Microsoft releases KB4023057 patch for Windows 10. Microsoft has not discontinued support for Windows 10, which is a significant number, especially when you consider the demands for using Windows 11. Microsoft also released a new preparatory patch for Windows 10 in version 21H2 as part of its roadmap.
The patch, alternatively, is meant to prepare the way for Windows 10’s release in 2021’s second branch, a landing that will happen in October. The update is known as KB4023057 and it was released this week.
KB4023057 patch for Windows 10: Aims to fix potential problems
This update includes reliability improvements for Windows update service components in Windows 10 May 2021 Update. The KB4023057 patch is lightweight and has very little weight. A patch that aims to fix potential problems with the Windows Registry and the operating system that may arise in the upgrade process.
According to Microsoft, KB4023057 (Update for Windows 10 Update Service Components) might produce a message on the Windows Update Settings page or elsewhere asking you to clear disk space by removing files or programs that are no longer in use.
If this is the case, they suggest that files in the user profile directory be compressed to allow Windows updates to install critical updates and that the files be restored to their original condition after the upgrade.
In addition, the patch KB4023057 includes Microsoft Update Health Tools, which is used to repair the registry or turn off registry settings that are preventing a Windows update from proceeding. This update will also display a warning if the device is running out of space and will provide new options for clearing disk space to make it easier to update the device when the device is low on storage space.
- This update may request that the device remain active longer to enable the installation of updates.
- The installation will respect the user’s configured sleep settings and also their “active hours” when using the device to its maximum.
- This update may attempt to reset network settings if problems are detected and will clean up registry keys that may be preventing updates from installing correctly.
- This update may repair disabled or damaged Windows operating system components that determine the applicability of updates to your version of Windows 10.
- This update can compress files in the user profiles directory to help free up enough disk space to install important updates.
- This update can reset the Windows update base to repair issues that could prevent updates from installing correctly. Therefore, you may see that the Windows update history has been cleared.
Windows 10 version 21H2 will be available to everyone already using Windows 10 May 2021 Update (21H1) and will reach users throughout October. The latest version of Windows 10 will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update or manually via the update catalog.