The Windows 10 March 2020 update has serious side effects on the PC. This can slow down or stop applications from accessing the Internet It will be fixed in April.
If you’re a Windows 10 user, there’s some bad news for you, especially if you leave your system to auto-update. The March update brings an issue that prevents apps and software from accessing the Internet. One solution is to restart your computer, but don’t expect an update from Microsoft until April 2020. This problem is especially bad since the COVID-19 outbreak, everyone is working from home.
According to Microsoft, “Devices that use a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially those with a virtual private network (VPN), may indicate a VPN with a network connectivity status indicator (NCSI) in the notification area or an Internet connection status. This can happen when connected or disconnected, or when the status changes between the two. These problematic devices may have difficulty accessing the Internet using applications that use WinHTTP or WinInet. Examples of apps that may affect devices in this state are as follows: Not limited to Office365, Outlook, Internet Explorer 11 and some versions of Microsoft Edge.
According to the statement, if you use Microsoft Apps, such as Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office, Office 365, Outlook, Internet Explorer 11 and Edge, you will not be able to connect to the Internet using these applications. It is not limited to these applications and may cause connectivity issues with other applications. As a solution to the problem, Microsoft says, “You may be able to reduce the problem by restarting your device.” This goes back to the old days of PC consultation where even before testing your system the technician asked, “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
Microsoft has said it will arrive in early April, but with everyone working from home around the world, we hope it won’t be delayed. If you haven’t updated your Windows 10 PC, we recommend that you refrain from doing so.
In other news related to Microsoft, the source code for the Xbox Series X (Microsoft’s upcoming gaming console) was leaked online with details of AMD’s current and next-gen GPU. You can read more about it here.