For Microsoft and Windows 10 proper now, it by no means rains but it surely pours. So it ought to come as no shock that, regardless of latest replace adjustments, the run of irritating, limiting, chaotic and fairly weird updates continues with new warnings each Windows 10 person must learn about.
Picked up by the all the time wonderful BleepingComputer and Windows Latest is information that two latest Windows 10 updates are breaking boot-ups, printing, the Start Menu, Windows Search and WMWare Workstation. And that’s simply what we all know thus far.
BleepingComputer pins the boot, printing and Start Menu points on Microsoft’s new KB4524147 cumulative replace. The printing problem seems to be a repeat of the KB4522016 mess, whereas the Start Menu bug warns customers: “Your Start menu isn’t working. We’ll try to fix it the next time you sign in” – and no, signing in once more doesn’t assist.
But the boot problem is most regarding with BleepingComputer citing a number of sources in addition to contact from an IT assist employee who states “My telephone has been ringing all day with clients with machines that will not boot after yesterdays replace”.
“This replace completely screwed up my laptop, Microsoft restore display screen at startup. None of their auto-fixes work!!!” wrote one impacted person.
“The reality is that this update is a hot mess of confusion,” concludes BleepingComputer. “The description of what it fixes was worded poorly, and nobody has any idea whether this is a cumulative update with a security fix or primarily a security update with non-security fixes.”
So keep away.
Meanwhile, Windows Latest stories that KB4517211, an non-obligatory cumulative Windows 10 replace, is behind issues with Windows Search and Cortana with customers making complaints on Microsoft’s neighborhood discussion board in addition to Feedback Hub.
“After putting in KB4517211 and rebooting, you can not kind something into the search area,” wrote one person on Feedback. “You can’t even get your cursor in there.”
As for the VMWare points, Windows Latest stories impacted PCs are hit with the message: “VMware Workstation Pro can’t run on Windows: Check for an up to date model of this app that runs on Windows.” But no up to date model exists.
The excellent news is customers have discovered that uninstalling each updates will repair these issues, however this can do little to quell wider person fears after a former Microsoft worker blew the whistle on why Windows 10 updates have develop into so buggy.
And that is being born out. In the final month alone, you’ll be able to add these 5 new bugs into an inventory of Windows 10 updates which have already damaged Search and the Start Menu (sure, once more), triggered USB and audio issues, display screen discolouration, spiked CPU utilization and disconnected customers from the Internet.
With Microsoft additionally persevering with to push its troubled Windows 10 1903 construct onto customers, I believe these issues shall be simply the tip of the iceberg.
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