Sounds like Microsoft has finally fixed one of Windows 10’s most annoying problems

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Microsoft has finally fixed an extremely annoying Windows 10 bug (Image: MICROSOFT • GETTY)

Microsoft is finally giving your ears a rest. Yes, for almost three months now, a number of Windows 10 users have been affected by a bug that causes a high-pitched noise coming from their computers. This annoying sound was played when certain apps were used in Windows 10.

The bug first showed up in the March 2021 cumulative preview update and has stuck ever since for cumulative updates released after that. Fortunately, the annoying Windows 10 problem only affected a few users.

Microsoft said the bug affected those using Dolby 5.1 sound and only certain apps. If you have a stereo sound system on your Windows 10 device, you would not have suffered from this annoying problem.

The Redmond-based tech giant previously said: “After installing KB5000842 or later updates, 5.1 Dolby Digital audio may play with a high-pitched sound or beep in certain apps when using certain audio devices and Windows settings”.

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This week, after months of the problem plaguing Windows 10 users, Microsoft has launched a complete solution. The bug has been fixed with the release of the cumulative preview update KB5003690, Bleeping Computer reported.

The KB5003690 patch is an optional update, so to download it you need to go to the Windows Update screen and click the ‘check for updates’ button.

Besides fixing the annoying sound bug, the download of KB5003690 also brings plenty of other solutions. The update also fixes issues that Windows 10 users had with game performance after the March release of the KB5000842 update.

This has been a major problem for Windows 10 users, who have been complaining about a lower frame rate and other graphics issues for the past few months.

Windows 10 update fixes many issues

Windows 10 update fixes a whole host of issues, including annoying sound bug (Image: MICROSOFT)

The KB5000842 patch also fixes an issue where PIN login fails, and another bug where using a fingerprint to log in after waking a device from sleep did not work.

Other fixes brought by KB5000842 include fixing a bug that caused blurry text to appear on the news and interest button, as well as an issue with images from the search box on the Windows taskbar.

The update will also be part of next month’s Patch Tuesday release.

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