Microsoft’s new Windows 10 update is causing a nightmare for some PC owners

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Microsoft has released its latest security update to Windows 10 users (Image: MICROSOFT • GETTY)

Microsoft has released its latest update for Windows 10 which brings a number of security fixes and bugs. While it’s always recommended that you make sure your computer is running the latest version of the software — in this case the Windows 10 July security update — you may want to wait a few more days to fix the latest issues hidden in this patch. are.

While the Windows 10 July security update is designed to protect your computer from security flaws, a malware-focused blog beeping computer claims that the update also breaks printers and scanners.

The problem appears to be limited to devices that rely on smart card authentication, such as office printers where employees can print documents to their personal account by swiping a card. It is unclear why the latest update stopped all smart card activity. However, Microsoft has reassured those who work in offices that authentication with a username and password on the printer should still work.

It is recommended that you verify that affected devices have the latest drivers installed, Microsoft added.

But it’s not just the people in the office who are affected by the Windows 10 July security update. PC owners who want to relax at the end of a long working day will also be affected by the new update.

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Despite claims of a fix for a bug that causes stuttering frame rates in games, it appears that the Windows 10 July security update didn’t fix the issue at all. The flaw leads to stuttering frame rates, making footage look choppy and uneven. As Microsoft describes it, the software leads to “lower than expected performance in games”. This is a particularly frustrating problem as it has been around since April – which is a quarter of a year.

As reported by Windows Latest, Windows 10 users have flocked to Reddit to complain about the ongoing issues and confirm that the bug is still there. One writes: “Again, I’m still having game performance issues since KB5000842”.

Another added: “Yes, I can confirm that. Nothing has changed since KB5000842. I’ve given feedback, I’ve talked to Microsoft developers, etc… Heard from Microsoft for months that a fix is ​​coming or that KIR patch fixed it, but nothing changes.”

Microsoft currently claims to be testing a patch for the frame rate issue with its beta testers, so fingers crossed, the software will be rolled out to all users worldwide in the coming weeks. By then, it will have been four months since the original issue was noticed, something the PC gaming community probably won’t soon forget.

The good news is that anyone who doesn’t rely on office printers or plays high-end PC games… there are no other reported issues with Windows 10, so you should be able to go ahead and get the update. install without worry.

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