Microsoft announced this weekend that it has removed a security update for Windows 10 that was causing issues on some PCs. This security update (KB4524244) was offered on February 11 along with this month’s Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 10 versions 1909 and older, and Microsoft explained at the time that it “addresses an issue in which a third-party Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot manager might expose UEFI-enabled computers to a security vulnerability.”
Standalone security update (KB4524244) has been removed and will not re-offered. This does not affect any other update, including Latest Cumulative Updates (LCUs). For more info click here: https://t.co/YDJs6R5zem.
— Windows Update (@WindowsUpdate) February 15, 2020
In the known issues for this update, Microsoft said that some users could encounter issues when trying to reset their PC, that’s what pushed Microsoft to remove this update:
Using the “Reset this PC” feature, also called “Push Button Reset” or PBR, might fail. You might restart into recovery with “Choose an option” at the top of the screen with various options or you might restart to desktop and receive the error “There was a problem resetting your PC”.
In case you’re experiencing this issue, Microsoft recommends to uninstall this security update from the Update History page in Settings. “We are working on an improved version of this update in coordination with our partners and will release it in a future update,” the company said.