Windows 10 Release Date, News & Update: Anniversary Update Fixes Bugs, Login Freeze Issues; 2 Surprise Update Gifts Came Too!

By Jennifer R. Irvin , Updated Sep 09, 2016 01:32 AM EDT
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update rolled out in early August with some inherent bugs, which reportedly made the system run slower and even freeze altogether. Following this, Microsoft assured the users of another update that will address the problem.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update was released on Aug. 2, along with some improvements and novel features that are targeted to cater the needs of enterprise and everyday users. Among the features include Windows Ink, enhanced gaming experiences, less power-eating Edge browser, Cortana improvements, and security upgrades, Neurogadget reported.

However, the update brought two unexpected gifts. First was the mysterious ability to randomly disable webcams, and the second was the mysterious capability to freeze the systems where users keep their app data on a logical drive, while the OS on another. According to Microsoft, the company is aware of the issue, and that they are taking appropriate measures to fix it.

The Windows developer also noted that several apps that use compressed H.264 and MJPG streams for webcams were not compatible  with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Microsoft also confirmed a fix which is set to go public soon. In addition to this, there are also reports claiming that in spite of the fact that the upcoming update will not target each bug that was experienced by the users in the Windows 10 update, it addresses the issue of login freeze, PC World reported.

Other reports also showed that Microsoft was able to fix the login freeze problem, although a consistent number of users are claiming that their  webcams are still disabled. With that, the company is offering a detailed walkthrough on their tech support forum for  those who still  have login issues.

Windows 10 users are also advised to visit the Microsoft site to update to the latest version. The Anniversary Update was also reported to have created other hardware issues. According to Amazon Kindle, their users have reported that their PCs crashed when they plugged-in their e-readers through USB. Watch Windows 10 Anniversary Update review here.

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