Microsoft Releases KB4090913 Update to Fix Critical USB Driver Issue

Haythem Elmir

Microsoft released yesterday a Windows update to fix driver issues with USB devices introduced in the February 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates.

More precisely, Microsoft has released KB4090913 to address bugs introduced by KB4074588. The update is for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update users only —Windows 10 version 1709.

The update is available via the built-in Windows Update mechanism, so users only have to go to the Windows Update settings panel and start a scan for new updates.

If for any reasons the update doesn’t show up, users can manually download and install the proper package from the Microsoft Update Catalog portal.

Microsoft describes KB4090913 as follows:

Addresses an issue in which some USB devices and onboard devices, such as a built-in laptop camera, keyboard, or mouse, stop working. This may occur when the Windows Update servicing stack incorrectly skips installing the newer version of some critical drivers in the cumulative update and uninstalls the currently active drivers during maintenance.

This is nowhere near the first time that a Windows update broke local drivers. Windows users are already used to the dance of death when it comes to Windows updates, and many have at least once in their lifetime dealt with a broken update that crashed computers into BSOD screens or broken apps or OS features.

Microsoft is scheduled to release new updates Tuesday, week, on March 13 —during the March 2018 Patch Tuesday.
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