Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB5001391 Causing Fatal Crashes on Some PCs

The newest Windows 10 cumulative update shipped by Microsoft to users signed up for the Beta and Release Preview channels from the Windows Insider program has become causing fatal crashes on some devices.

KB5001391 is therefore pushing software in an environmentally friendly Screen of Death (GSOD) loop after installation, and as it turns out, the only real workaround at this time would be to just remove the update completely.

The update was released by Microsoft to bring the News and Interests feature to more devices in the Windows Insider program, therefore preparing it for any wider rollout possibly in Windows 10 version 21H1.

Posts on reddit (via Neowin) show that the problem isn’t exactly widespread, though it hits an essential number of devices and it is certainly something that Microsoft should look into as soon as possible.

Windows 10 version 21H1 almost ready

And it’s as this glitch affects an update that activates this news and Interests feature on Windows 10 version 21H1 preview builds only a few weeks before this particular release is scheduled to reach the RTM phase.

Version 21H1 is due to launch the following month, so the RTM is imminent now. It’ll be only a small update using the focus on underneath the hood improvements, according to Microsoft itself.

“Based on feedback and learnings in the past year of extensive remote work, learning and play, version 21H1 is going to be delivered with servicing technology (like that used for the monthly update process and just how 20H2 was delivered). Windows 10, version 21H1 have a scoped group of features improving security, remote access and quality. The features we’re releasing in this update are centered on the core experiences that customers have told us they’re relying on most at this time,” Microsoft says.

The rollout of Windows 10 version 21H1 should begin by no more the following month.

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