Microsoft re-issues KB4023057 in a renewed push for Windows 10 update

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A patch has been re-released for Windows 10 and it’s apparently
designed to help users upgrade to
Windows 10 May 2020 Update or newer. The patch in the
question is KB4023057 and it has been pushed out to some
machines running Windows 10 October 2018 Update or newer,
including the November 2019 Update.

Microsoft says the patch comes with reliability improvements
for Windows Update itself. In addition, it has been designed to
free up disk space on your computer by compressing files in
your user directory, which is a common practice.

When you install the reliability update, it will make more room
for Windows Updates and prepare your computer for future
releases. This includes the May 2020 Update or beyond.

Windows 10 KB4023057 was first released in 2018 and this
particular update has been pushed out by Microsoft several
times in the past. Earlier this week, Microsoft modified the
update package and re-released the patch to consumers with
changes to these components:

  • Expediteupdater.exe
  • Qualityupdateassistant.dll
  • Sedplugins.dll
  • Uhssvc.exe
  • Unifiedinstaller.dll

After applying this update, you’ll see a new notification
for cleaning up disk space. You can also fix the storage
problem by manually selecting “Free up space now” in Settings.
This update is designed to compress files and free up storage
space before a major feature update is installed.

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If you get errors when installing the patch from Windows
Update, one solution is to simply uninstall the KB4023057 patch
if you’ve already installed, and then the refreshed update will
install successfully.

At any rate, if you don’t want to install this patch and it’s
getting forced on your computer, another solution is to hide it
using Microsoft’s Show & Hide updates tool.

As we mentioned, Microsoft is rolling out this update to
prepare more machines for Windows 10 version 2004 and upcoming
version 20H2.

According to AdDuplex data, Windows 10 May 2020 Update is
finally starting to roll out more broadly and its market share
increased from 11.6% to 24.1% in August.

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