Download and Install KB4554364 Windows 10 Cumulative Update to Fix Internet Connectivity Issues

Just a few days after releasing KB4541335 cumulative update, Microsoft has released KB4554364 to fix internet and VPN connectivity issues in Microsoft products like Microsoft Office and Microsoft Edge.

After installing the update KB4541335, a lot of people were complaining about Internet connectivity issues in their Windows 10 systems. The issue got worse because most of the people are working from home nowadays due to Coronavirus lockdowns around the world.

KB4554364 released to fix issues with KB4541335
Optional updates available in Windows Update

Microsoft recognized the issue and we are waiting for the next Patch Tuesday for this issue to be fixed. However, due to the urgency of the matter, Microsoft has released KB4554364 to fix the internet connectivity issue.

According to Microsoft,

Devices using a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially with a virtual private network (VPN), might show limited or no internet connection status in the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) in the notification area. This might happen when connected to or disconnected from a VPN or after changing the state between the two. Devices with this issue might also have issues reaching the internet using applications that use WinHTTP or WinInet. Examples of apps that might be affected on devices in this state include, but are not limited to, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer 11, and some versions of Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft Support

What’s new in KB4554364 cumulative update

Please note that this is a cumulative update. If you have not installed previous Windows updates, installing this update will be enough as it contains all the bugfixes and improvements from previous updates.

If we talk specifically about KB4554364, it only fixes a single issue of Internet connectivity in Microsoft applications that use WinHTTP and Winlnet. Here are the words from Microsoft:

Addresses an issue that might display a limited or no internet connection status in the notification area on devices that use a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially with a virtual private network (VPN). Additionally, this issue might prevent some devices from connecting to the internet using applications that use WinHTTP or WinINet.

Microsoft Support

If you are encountering any kind of Internet connectivity issue especially in Microsoft apps like Microsoft Office and the Legacy Edge browser, you should certainly install this update to fix the issue.

Install KB4554364 using Windows Update

This update is not being offered through Windows Update or WSUS services. That means, if you are having specific issues related to VPN and Internet connectivity only then you should install this update.

You can install the update by downloading the MSU files from the below mentioned links and then running the file.

Download KB4554364 Standalone installers

You can also download this cumulative update and then install it on any system without requiring any Internet connection.

Download KB4554364 for Windows 10 Version 1909 32-bit [193 MB]

Download KB4554364 for Windows 10 Version 1909 64-bit [358 MB]

Download KB4554364 for Windows 10 Version 1903 32-bit [193 MB]

Download KB4554364 for Windows 10 Version 1909 64-bit [358 MB]

After installing this update, the Operating System build number will be 18363.753 for Windows 10 Version 1909 and 18362.753 for Windows 10 Version 1903.

Uninstall KB4554364 cumulative update

At the time of this writing, I did not find any problem being discussed in different forums regarding this update.

However, if you are having issues with this update, it can be uninstalled in two ways:

Uninstall KB4554364 using Windows Update History tool

  1. Go to Windows Settings (Windows key + i) –> Update & Security –> Windows Update.
  2. From the right-hand pane, click on View update history.
  3. Now click on Uninstall updates.
  4. Select Update for Microsoft Windows (KB4554364) and press the Uninstall button.

Uninstall KB4554364 using command-line

Another quick way to uninstall this update is by using the command prompt. Here are the commands:

  1. Open Command Prompt (Run –> cmd)
  2. Run the following command:
    wmic qfe list brief /format:table
  3. This will show all the updates installed on the computer. Make sure KB4554364 is on the list.
  4. To uninstall the update, run the following command
    wusa /uninstall /kb:4554364

The system needs to be restarted after uninstalling the update.

The same fixes are also available for earlier versions of Windows. You can go through them here:

Windows 10 Version 1809KB4554354Download
Windows 10 Version 1803KB4554349Download
Windows 10 Version 1709KB4554342Download

Did this update fix your issue? Please share your experiences in the comments below.

Usman Khurshid

Usman Khurshid is a seasoned IT Pro with over 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He has experience in everything from IT support, helpdesk, sysadmin, network admin, and cloud computing. He is also certified in Microsoft Technologies (MCTS and MCSA) and also Cisco Certified Professional in Routing and Switching. Reach him at Twitter @usmank11

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