It looks like the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update build should fix the freezing issues many users experienced. For those of you who haven’t experienced this specific issue, many users reported problems with their PCs freezing. It all began not long after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update started rolling out last month.
As we’ve been covering the issue, Microsoft has offered workarounds and a moderator on a Microsoft forum even suggested using a somewhat dubious Windows 10 Self Healing patch. Now a Microsoft representative has answered the Microsoft Community forum post about the issue with a definitive answer. The Forum Moderator said:
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.
If you still have the Anniversary Update installed and are experiencing this issue, and are a user who has two logical drives and has moved their app data to a second drive, please follow the steps listed in the ‘Answer’ of this post to resolve your issue.
If you are having issues updating to Windows 10 Anniversary Update build 14393.105 because you’re frozen out, there are a couple of ways to still fix it. The two options are listed in the Answer section of the Microsoft Community post for the freezing issue. Just scroll down a little and the two options will be listed out by another Microsoft Forum Moderator.
While the latest update fixes this critical issue for Windows 10 users, there is still no word on other problems. The outstanding issues include a change in codecs which made a large number of webcams unusable and the BSOD bug related to Amazon Paperwhite Kindles.
Microsoft new Windows-as-a-Service model has undoubtedly increased the pace of new features rolling out to Windows 10 users. But for the first time in Windows 10’s young life, it seems customers are beginning to feel significant pains of no longer being able to pick and choose their updates under this new service model. Hopefully, this is all a part of a speedy learning process as it is a completely new business model for Microsoft’s four decades old Operating System business.Further reading: Webcam, Windows 10, Windows 10 Anniversary Update