Microsoft fixes the freezing and PowerShell issues in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

More computers around the world could soon be enjoying the benefits of Windows 10 after Microsoft claimed to have fixed a major issue with its latest update.

Released last month, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update was the first major update to Microsoft’s latest software version, but had caused  then there were issues with webcams and the latest to join the list was the breaking of PowerShell DSC. It almost seemed as if Microsoft was trying to stop people from using Windows 10.

The company has yesterday launched Windows 10 cumulative update KB3176938, which Microsoft says corrects the issue, and will be bundled with all future downloads of the Anniversary Update going forward. The August 31 Cumulative Update, includes no new features, but includes fixes to a number of bugs, plus general performance and reliability updates, according to the update history notes. The notes make a passing mention of PowerShell fixes as part of the update.

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The software giant stated:

After the launch of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10, Microsoft received a small number of reports of Windows 10 freezing when signing into Windows after installing the Anniversary Update.  With the help of users and MVP’s who posted on this thread an investigation determined that a small fraction of users who had moved app information to a second logical drive could encounter this issue.

The Windows Update released on August 31st for Windows 10 includes a fix for this issue.  This update is automatically applied when installing the Anniversary Update.

This means that anyone installing the update from today hopefully should be safe from the freezing issue, and those users who ‘rolled back’ their PC to before they downloaded the Anniversary Update are now OK to re-install.

Other users can download and install the Anniversary Update by using the Windows Update Assistant, or by accessing the Update menu in Windows 10’s settings.

Yesterday’s Cumulative Update, is the third that Microsoft has released to mainstream users (who are not testing Insider preview builds) since the company initially delivered Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2.

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Meanwhile, some interesting statistics suggest Microsoft’s Windows 7 is still the more popular Windows while Windows 10 is used on only 39% of PCs. Somehow people are convinced Windows 10 comes with baggage and so far the issues with recent updates have only cemented their views. Although, Microsoft’s vision going forward seems in the right direction. If you’re one of the people not yet wooed by Windows 10, here are 12 cool things to try in the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition update.

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