Microsoft started rolling out the Windows 10 October 2020 Update a few days ago. But it appears that installing it is not going well with users. A series of complaints surfaced soon after people installed the October update for Windows 10. While some problems are small and actually irrelevant, some bugs are mostly serious and can affect your work, especially when people rely on computer more than ever. Users complain of bugs that cause screen dimming, File Explorer app crashing and packet loss while using the internet.
After a few Twitter Users and complaints from the Windows 10 forum have become widespread, Microsoft is following the known issues that have been flagged along with the Windows 10 update version KB4579311 and KB4577671. It is said that some bugs have been fixed and should be implemented soon while the investigation for some important issues is ongoing. Known issues detected by Microsoft include:
- Blue screen of death on devices affected by Conexant or Synaptics audio drivers
- Devices with affected Conexant ISST audio drivers may receive an error or problems with Windows 10, version 2004.
- Microsoft’s IME for Japanese or Chinese languages may cause problems.
Microsoft is holding back the October update for Windows 10 devices with Conexant or Synaptics drivers for now. So if your device has these drivers, you won’t get Windows 10 until Microsoft has fixed the problem and updated the drivers. This October update was supposed to fix previous bugs but, instead, introduced annoying new ones, to say the least.
In addition to these issues identified in the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, there are several bugs that may have escaped Microsoft’s knowledge. But users are not happy with them, especially when one of the bugs is causing problems with the internet connection. There is a bug that causes users to lose network packets, which interrupts the Internet connection. The problems were first reported by WindowsLatest.
File Explorer, which is one of the important features of Windows 10, crashes repeatedly for many people. Users complain that the Taskbar and Explorer will start flashing and eventually freeze. A severe form of this bug is causing the taskbar to disappear and reappear for approximately 30 seconds before the feature stops permanently. Furthermore, there are also printer problems, where a connected printer will not be recognized after the update. A temporary solution is to unplug the printer and plug it back in.
Microsoft is organizing the October 2020 update so that devices that aren’t facing any issues get it first. After all the issues and bugs have been fixed, Microsoft will likely expand the rollout of the update to a larger section of devices. But the most important thing Microsoft should do is release a patch as quickly as possible for major Windows 10 problems.
Microsoft has fixed some problems, but users are angry, many problems are still rampant in the new update.
- The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is full of bugs and issues.
- File Explorer crashes on several devices after installing the update.
- Microsoft has acknowledged some problems, but many remain unattended.