Six days late, Microsoft reveals the which means of thriller patch KB 4033637

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Final Friday, Microsoft pushed a patch down the Automated Replace chute. Like so many patches earlier than it, KB 4033637 was completely undocumented. These operating Win10 1607 who hadn’t taken steps to block forced patches discovered they'd a newly revised program operating on their methods — and no one had any concept what the patch really did.

Informed conjecture mentioned it was an replace to the Compatibility Appraiser, to assist Microsoft improve machines to newer variations of Home windows. Different guesses had been everywhere in the map. On Reddit, a poster relates how he known as Microsoft and was instructed that it’s a hush-hush safety patch for Flash. Microsoft’s personal Solutions Discussion board is suffering from posts blaming KB 4033637 for system freezes, second screen problems, installation hangs and extra.

One buyer who had the temerity to ask in regards to the patch was instructed by a Microsoft employee:

Might we all know why you are asking for this particular replace? Are you having points with it? Are you able to inform us the OS Construct model of your laptop if attainable?

Thoughts you, this man simply wished to know what within the blue blazes Microsoft had pushed onto his machine.