Microsoft Issues Warning on Expired Windows Certificates

Microsoft has issued a warning regarding expired Windows certificates, explaining users should let them on the device because they are required for backward compatibility.

What’s more, Microsoft explains that deleting such a certificate could eventually break down the operating, making it impossible to boot.

This normally concerns older versions of Windows, and Windows 10 isn’t included in the list of operating systems where certificates could cause issues.

“As part of a public key infrastructure (PKI) trust management procedure, some administrators may decide to remove trusted root certificates from a Windows-based domain, a Windows-based server, or a Windows-based client. However, the root certificates that are listed in the Necessary and trusted root certificates section in this article are required for the operating system to operate correctly. Because removal of the following certificates may limit functionality of the operating system or may cause the comput… (read more)
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I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.