Microsoft has pulled the November 1803 update KB4467682 altogether, after blocking it for Surface Book 2 devices earlier this week.
The company only yesterday blocked the update specifically for Surface Book 2 devices after multiple users reported over the weekend that it was triggering Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) events. The update was targeted at Windows 10 version 1803.
The issue appears to only affect Surface Book 2 devices, but Microsoft has now updated the support page to inform users that it has removed the update from Windows Update and Windows Catalog.
"As a precaution, we have removed this optional update from Windows Update and Window Catalog to protect customers. Fixes and improvements will be available in the December 2018 security update release and will include a resolution for this issue," the page reads.
It still lists the error message, 'System thread exception not handled', as the main symptom but it's removed the reference to Surface Book 2.
The update has also been causing a different problem. As noted by Borncity, it broke custom Start Menu, a feature for tweaking the Start Menu on Windows 10 devices in the enterprise. Removing the update resolves the issue.
The bugs could have been caught if Microsoft had a public-testing process in place for versions other than the latest 1809.
Some IT pros argue that Microsoft should be testing these cumulative updates for versions of Windows 10 that are officially supported.
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