The 21H1 version of Windows 10 is very close and Microsoft has released the new "KB4023057" update to prepare your devices for the next big update.
KB4023057 is a mandatory update for the "Windows 10 Update Service Components" and is designed to troubleshoot Windows Update settings.
This update includes reliability enhancements for the Windows Update service in versions 20H2, 20H1 and older. For starters, it will try to fix the "Windows Update service" by clearing your device's disk space if it does not have enough free space for feature updates.
Only consumer builds of Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, and 20H2 require this update.
- This update is not intended for use in enterprise environments.
It will also try to repair corrupted system files, resources, and features that may affect the Windows Update process in the future.
These changes will help ensure that future feature updates and cumulative updates are installed seamlessly on your device and that your device is ready for any future updates.
On our newsletter, Microsoft states that update KB4023057 will be released gradually and will be installed automatically if required.
Microsoft is not aware of any problems with the update, but you can always uninstall it using Control Panel if you encounter any unexpected issues.
Trust updates are usually released before the main ones feature updates or some cumulative update. According to reports, the Windows 10 version 21H1 update "Spring 2021" will soon be released to insiders in the Release Preview Ring, so it is very likely that the company is preparing for the release of the next major release.
According to reports found in this month's cumulative update, version 21H1 will be released for Windows Insiders in February or March.