Microsoft accidentally introduced another unnecessary update of Windows 10. The “KB4532441"This week was sent to Windows 10 users, even though the update was intended for those who use Windows Autopilot, a way for IT departments to configure and manage new computers. Microsoft even released a series of reminders for non-Autopilot users to install the update.
Fortunately, this last error is completely benign, although it serves as a good reminder that the Windows update process can be annoying in the best case (and incredibly problematic At worst). At this point, some Windows 10 updates are almost expected to be unreliable or downright destructive, so much so that Microsoft has carefully limited the release of larger Windows updates so as not to block systems that have compatibility issues.
If you installed the Autopilot update but you are not a user, you can simply ignore it: Microsoft says it will not cause any adverse effects on your device. That said, I echo the suggestion from Techradar to uninstall the update anyway. This is how it does:
- Open the Windows 10 Start menu.
- Click on the settings icon.
- In the Settings window, go to Update and security> View update history> Uninstall updates.
- With the search box, search "Windows 10 Autopilot update KB4532441".
- Click to highlight the update, then click "Uninstall" at the top of the list.
- Click on "Yes" to confirm uninstallation.
- Wait for the process to complete and restart your PC if necessary.
If you have any problems, check our procedure guide longer to uninstall recent updates from Windows 10.