KB4598299 and KB4598301 are the latest problematic Windows 10 updates
Microsoft has acknowledged that two recent updates for Windows 10 are causing problems for users. People who have installed KB4598299 and KB4598301 are reporting BSoDs as well as app crashes.
The two updates (released Windows 10 versions 1909, 2004 and 20H2) were supposed to address issues in .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8, but they have -- as is increasingly common with Windows updates -- introduced new problems of their own.
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Among the affected applications is Visual Studio, which is causing headaches for developers. Other problems can be found in Windows Presentation Foundation which is hitting various apps.
Writing in the Visual Studio forums in response to complaints from users, Microsoft indicated that the issue would be address soon. The company said:
A fix for this issue has been internally implemented and is being prepared for release. We'll update you once it becomes available for download.
For now, the only real solution is to uninstall KB4598299 or KB4598301 via the Settings app in Windows 10, although potential workarounds have also been suggested in the Visual Studio forums.