We haven’t heard reports of disastrous Windows bugs caused by updates in a while, hopefully, because Microsoft has finally gotten better at the quality of those updates. This is not to say, however, that there are no less disastrous but still serious bugs that are making the lives of some Windows users less enjoyable. One, in particular, is apparently scaring these users because of a sinister reboot warning. Fortunately, Microsoft was already in the case of having a fix ready to be implemented.
A few months ago, Microsoft confirmed a mysterious bug that unsurprisingly upset and even worried users. Suddenly, they would be shown a dialog box warning that the PC will be restarted in a minute, with no option to interrupt or delay it. This gives them little time to save whatever they are doing before the computer restarts for no apparent reason.
Microsoft has a fix ready, but there is a small problem. This fix will be part of the latest update batch that will be implemented on PCs with the latest Windows 10 version 20H2, also known as the October 2020 update. The problem is that not all PCs were allowed to obtain this update first place.
The company has now also removed the blocks that prevented some PCs from updating, perhaps because of incompatible or other hardware. Microsoft can be confident that, at this point, all of these issues have been resolved so that these computers can be upgraded to 20H2 before the company deploys Windows 10 21H1 in a few months.
Windows Latest also reports that another critical bug was fixed, one that also inexplicably deleted passwords on applications and websites after restarting the PC. Considering how companies like Microsoft advocate using password managers in applications or web browsers to store such credentials, having a bug that makes them useless does not inspire much confidence in the board.