Microsoft fixes freezing problems in Anniversary Update

The fix issued via Windows Update, so run it now

Microsoft fixes freezing problems in Anniversary Update
Credit: Blair Hanley Frank

Microsoft has issued fixes to the problem plaguing its Anniversary Update, aka Redstone, a major update to Windows 10 issued this past August. The fixes are available via the Windows Update utility.

The Anniversary Update was an ambitious update, far more than a mere patch, so problems are not too big of a surprise. However, issues quickly piled up in this instance. Almost immediately there were reports of login issues, a bug causing webcams to fail, and Kindle's causing the PC to crash when the Kindle was plugged into the PC via USB.

The big one, though, was freezing and slowdowns on the PC after installing the Anniversary Update. It took Microsoft roughly a month to figure out the problem, but users can now apply a Windows Update, which was released Aug. 31, to alleviate the problem. 

Microsoft Community forum moderator Basith M, who first posted on the issue a few weeks ago, posted an update to the original thread discussing the issue:

"With the help of users and MVPs 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 31 for Windows 10 includes a fix for this issue. This update is automatically applied when installing the Anniversary Update."

He added that the full Anniversary Update now includes the fix, so those who rolled back to the prior version can now install the Update and get the fixed version.

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