Microsoft acknowledges that Windows 10 has taskbar glitches, a malfunctioning File Explorer, and app issues.

After installing some of the most recent cumulative updates, Microsoft has acknowledged that users who are sticking with Windows 10 and have no plans to upgrade to Windows 11 may see odd taskbar behaviours. It is another known flaw that Microsoft will address in upcoming versions, so it is not a penalty for not updating to Windows 11.

According to Microsoft, the problem results in visual glitches, lowers system stability, and renders some components and applications unavailable. The following signs could appear if you run Windows 10:

  • On the Windows taskbar, the weather, news, and interests widgets or icons flicker.
  • The Windows taskbar becomes inactive.
  • Windows Explorer becomes inactive
  • If Microsoft Word or Excel are open when the problem occurs, they can cease responding.

An entry in the official Windows documentation suggests that restarting the computer may help solve the issue. Microsoft, on the other hand, has chosen to be more proactive and repair the harm using the Known Issue Rollback tool. Without user involvement, it will fix the fault, although it may take up to 24 hours for the system to spread and repair the afflicted PCs (all Windows 10 consumer versions starting with 20H2 and up).

Future cumulative updates will include a permanent bugfix, according to the software industry major.

Christopher Woodill

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