Microsoft bug issues partially fixed
Users trying to upgrade their Windows 10 software recently were faced with malfunctions and potential attacks when a bug infiltrated Microsoft’s improvement service.
The problem came when inserting USB devices or memory cards to the computer which led to upgrade issues. Microsoft have now managed to partially resolve the issue, however, but there is still an upgrade block in place.
Efforts are being made to fix the bug, but as the software giant only somewhat managed to sort the issue, users are still experiencing problems.
When trying to use their computers, handlers were faced with the fail error message “This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10“.
The issue was acknowledged when Windows was testing for Windows Insider Programme, but it also affected the public build 1903 version too.
Although the 1903 version should be running much better than previously, Microsoft are warning that when updates are being installed, external devices, such as USB sticks, should still be removed in order to avoid any unwanted issues.
Microsoft bug update issues
They have stated: “This issue has been partially resolved but to ensure seamless update experience, the safeguard hold is still in place. In the short term, we recommend you do the following workaround to update to Windows 10, version 1903.
“Remove all external media, such as USB devices and SD cards, from your computer and restart installation of the Windows 10, version 1903 feature update. The update should then proceed normally”.
The Windows 10 May 2019 update is being pushed in stages, but it is possible for users to update the programme manually and forcing the update can also be done, but this could involve skipping any potential blocks that the device may have.
This has not been the only bug that Microsoft faced this week as they have also found themselves in trouble regarding a reoccurring email bug that has also been implementing itself on all versions of Windows and Office.
The email bug has been a problem for Microsoft since 2000, but was thought to have been patched in 2017.
A twitter warning was published by the company, warning customers of potential malware that did not require the user’s interaction when opened through email.
Bugs like this are often used by cybercriminals, and this month alone Microsoft has worked on patching 88 vulnerabilities.
Even though the software giant has said they are working on fixing the problems fully, they still do not have an official date for when this will be.