Microsoft’s latest Cumulative Update is bricking Windows 10 computers

Microsoft recently released new Windows 10 Cumulative Updates, KB4103721 (1803), KB4103727 (1709), KB4103731 (1703), KB4103723 (1607), KB4103728 (1511), and KB4103716 (RTM). The update addresses a lot of problems Windows 10 has faced over the past couple of months. For example, certain VPN apps failed to work properly, a problem that was caused by the April 2018 update.

KB4103721, KB4103727, KB4103731, KB4103723, KB4103728, KB4103716 bricking PCs

Furthermore, if App-V Scripts (User Scripts) are not working, this new update is designed to fix that once and for all. However, all is not perfect since the Windows 10 Cumulative updates are bricking computers around the world.

Several users have taken to Reddit to speak about the issue. Some folks will witness their computer screens fall into a black screen and there is no easy way to get out of it. Some are forced to restore their operating system to a past state for things to run smoothly again.

“The update is bricking my computer. After the update (KB4103721) download and installs, after restarting my computer will hang on a black screen and do nothing. The only way to fix it is to restore my PC to a previous restore point, where the PC will boot up normally again. Automatic Updates then installed the update again and the issue returned. After a restore point, my PC booted again. Please fix this update so I can use my PC,” according to a user on Reddit.

In my personal experience just recently, my computer froze after going into standby mode. The screen doesn’t come on, and if it does, everything is unresponsive.

The best option is to force shutdown the computer and turn it on again. Hopefully, Microsoft releases a fix very soon.

If you’ve yet to download the new Cumulative Update, then we’ll recommend staying away for a while until a fix is implemented.

Vamien McKalin possesses the awesome power of walking on water like a boss. He's also a person who enjoys writing about technology, comics, video games, and anything related to the geek world.


  1. Juan Figueroa

    That’s why people should not delete old build and update data without testing the system after updated, if something goes wrong you can go back to an early build or update and more importantly is to make backup before the update.

  2. I have also installed the update in my 2 laptops and 1 desktop and none of my PCs show the issue you’ve mentioned. I think you need to upgrade your system hardware to the latest one.

  3. tdognat

    I am having the same problem. If computer goes into sleep mode, it will not wake up. I have to force shutdown and restart manually. This just started happening yesterday.

  4. Alberto Gorin

    so fair no problems

  5. Alberto Gorin

    did you checked control panel power options ?

  6. Oblong Circles

    brick (verb)
    gerund or present participle: bricking
    1. block or enclose with a wall of bricks. “the doors have been bricked up”
    2. informal cause (a smartphone or other electronic device) to become completely unable to function, typically on a permanent basis.

  7. Chopper

    Had this issue with a ThinkPad Helix upgraded from Windows 8.1. The problem ended up being a video driver. The updated driver(s) from Intel/Lenovo/Microsoft caused the issue. When the driver was rolled back to its original version, the problem was resolved.

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