Microsoft Releases Update for Critical Windows 10 Bug Disrupting Home Working

Microsoft has released updates to correct a critical Windows 10 issue that could happens pretty much at the worst possible time, as it affects people working from home.

A bug in the operating system breaks down the Internet connection on devices with manual or auto-configured proxies, including VPNs, Microsoft confirmed only a few days ago.

And with a big part of the planet staying home due to the coronavirus, it’s pretty clear that the impact of this bug is kind of huge, especially as right now, Windows 10 is the number one desktop operating system with a share that exceeds 55 percent.

Microsoft worked around the clock to develop a patch, and today the company released it as an optional update. However, the software giant says only those who are affected by the Internet connectivity issues should install this patch – if everything’s working correctly, you’d better not deploy it on your device.

Affected Windows 10 versions

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

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.