In a rare case, all Windows 10 users were offered the KB4532441 AutoPilot update for installation by mistake. Earlier too, Microsoft had pushed a patch for Autopilot-powered Windows 10 devices but had it pulled out, quickly.
AutoPilot update sent out to all Windows 10 users accidentally
The incident came to light when consumer editions of Windows 10 received an update that showed up while checking for updates. Also, the update was offered repeatedly even after its successful installation. This unforeseen change forced users to report the issue on various forums.
Microsoft acknowledged the issue and wrote the following on its support page-
This update was available through Windows Update. However, we have removed it because it was being offered incorrectly. When an organization registers or configures a device for Windows Autopilot deployment, the device setup automatically updates Windows Autopilot to the latest version.
Note There is no effect on Windows Autopilot being offered to Windows 10 devices. If you were offered this update and do not use Autopilot, installing this update will not affect you. Windows Autopilot update should not be offered to Windows 10 Home, it added further.
Although, Microsoft assures there’s no harm in keeping this update, there’s no point in having an unnecessary update installed on your system. So, if you are interested in removing the update, follow these steps.
- Open Control Panel, go to Programs and choose ‘Programs and Features’ link.
- Next, click on ‘View installed updates’ link in the left sidebar and look for KB4532441 entry in the list.
- When seen, right-click it and choose ‘Uninstall’ option.
- When prompted to confirm your action, select ‘Yes’ option.
- Restart your system to allow the changes to take effect.
Windows Autopilot update enables you to get the latest Autopilot features and critical issue fixes without the need to move to the latest Windows OS version. Updates are automatically downloaded and applied during the Windows Autopilot deployment process.