Microsoft urgently rolls back KB5005101 update for Windows 10

Microsoft released the cumulative update preview KB5005101 at the beginning of this month. This update fixes a large number of known problems in the system and also causes problems for some users.

After some users install this update, the software has a white screen or freezes and many other problems seriously affect the user’s use. The feedback sent by these users earlier has not been paid attention to.

More and more feedback is accumulated until the end of the month. Microsoft finally paid attention to this issue, but it seems that Microsoft cannot fix this issue in a short period of time and can only roll back this update.

Microsoft says: “After installing KB5005101 or a later update on devices using Microsoft Exploit Protection Export Address Filtering (EAF), you might have issues with some applications. You might be experiencing this issue if apps fail to open, fail to open files, or you might receive a white window when attempting to login“.

Windows 10 21H2 RTM

The affected platforms include Windows 10 Version 1809 and above, Windows 10 LTSC 2019, and Windows Server series.

In order to solve this problem, Microsoft uses the known problem rollback technology to automatically push to the affected users, that is, users can receive the solution without any action.

If the user still encounters this problem, please restart the system. Restarting the system will help the system receive and automatically deploy solutions to fix the problem through the server.

To use the registry key to fix the problem, you must ensure that the system version corresponds. If the version does not correspond, the problem may not be solved and other unknown problems may be caused.

  1. Open a Command Prompt window (cmd.exe) with elevated permissions.
  2. Type the following command depending on which Windows version you are using and then press Enter.
Windows Sever 2022:
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies\Microsoft\FeatureManagement\Overrides /v 2801335948 /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Windows 10, version 2004, Windows 10, version 20H2 and Windows 10, version 21H1:
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies\Microsoft\FeatureManagement\Overrides /v 2767781516 /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Windows 10, version 1909:
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies\Microsoft\FeatureManagement\Overrides /v 928713355 /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019:
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Policies\Microsoft\FeatureManagement\Overrides /v 2371422858 /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f