A bug coming from Windows 10 is causing worldwide issues with victim’s computers, Microsoft has admitted.
The flaw is causing people’s computers to slow down when running because of the havoc caused by the bug in the affected central processing unit (CPU).
A section of those affected also couldn’t use the search option in the Start Menu.
Sorting the problem
Microsoft says they are working on fixing the issue.
On its support page, the tech firm wrote: ‘Microsoft is getting reports that a small number of users may not receive results when using Windows Desktop Search and may see high CPU usage from SearchUI.exe.”
The company added, “This issue only occurs on devices that have disabled searching the web using Windows Desktop Search…We are working on a resolution and estimate a solution will be available in mid-September.”
Windows 10 KB4512941
Experts believe that the problem is occurring when Microsoft’s voice assistant, Cortana, is updated. This specific bug hs been named Windows 10 KB4512941.
This conclusion was made after social media users started to protest online about issues occurring in this area.
One user on the social news site, Reddit, wrote, “I just installed KB4512941 and now Windows Search is broke and Cortana process in taskmanager takes 90% CPU,’
Stopping the issue
To help prevent the problem from re-occurring, Microsoft has added an optional update announcement on computer systems so permission must be asked before making any software changes.
One user on Reddit offered help on how to deal with the situation. They said, “Supposedly if you disable Cortana via registry or group policy this will happen. I wanted to leave Cortana disabled so I just renamed the Cortana folder.”
The user added: ‘In Task Manager, right-click the task and select open file location, rename the Cortana folder and press enter. You will get an error because Cortana is still running, you need to end the task and then quickly press the Try again button for the rename before the task restarts.” Continuing, ‘Note that this doesn’t fix search, it just stops the high CPU load.’