Some Windows 10 users have been hit with a glitch that sounds very annoying
Windows 10 users are quite used to the strange bug affecting the operation of their PCs, but this latest glitch has to be the most annoying one yet. According to Microsoft, some Windows users have suddenly been hit with an error that causes their devices to make a very annoying beeping noise. Yes, you read it right, some computers emit a high-pitched noise that must be incredibly annoying to hear all day long.
The US tech company says it is now investigating the issue that appears to be affecting some devices after installing a specific Windows 10 update.
It seems like the problem starts when certain applications are then started and used. There is no word on how many apps are currently affected.
In a post on its Health Dashboard, Microsoft confirmed that, “After installing KB5000842 or later updates, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio may play with a high pitched tone or beep in certain apps using certain audio devices and Windows settings.”
If your PC doesn’t shut up, Microsoft says it has a couple of ways to try to fix things temporarily until an official update is released in the next few weeks.
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The Redmond firm says users can try to stream video or audio in a web browser or another app, rather than the app affected by this issue.
You can also enable the spatial sound settings by right-clicking or long-pressing the volume icon in the system tray, selecting Spatial sound (Off) and selecting one of the available options.
Microsoft is actively working on a fix and the company will provide an update in an upcoming release.
The news of this bug is because Microsoft recently warned Windows 10 users that they may need to update their PCs with immediate effect.
If you are running certain versions of Windows 10, you should update them right away, otherwise you run the risk of compromising your PC’s security. Last week saw Microsoft release their latest Patch Tuesday release, which also saw the end of service for a number of Windows 10 versions. The most notable Windows 10 release reaching end of support is version 1909, also known as the 19H2 update.
This patch was released in November 2019 and has now been officially retired by Microsoft.
If you want to keep downloading critical security updates to ensure your PC is protected from emerging threats, you should immediately upgrade to a newer version.
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