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Microsoft Issues New Windows 10 Upgrade Warning




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Windows 10 has been something of a punching bag in recent times despite Microsoft making desperately needed changes to its upgrade system But now Microsoft has issued an important new upgrade warning to know about.

Windows 10 updates remain a minefield

Steve Kotecki
  

 

First spotted by Windows Latest Microsoft has issued a warning to users that have its new security update (CVE-2019-2102) will "intentionally" break certain Bluetooth devices, including crucial hardware like security fobs forcing them to upgrade. Microsoft states it will push this update to all versions of Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. so there's no escaping it. & nbsp;

"You may experience issues pairing, connecting or using certain Bluetooth devices after installing security updates released June 11, 2019," the company . “These security updates address a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections from Windows to unsecure Bluetooth devices. Any device using encrypted keys to encrypt connections may be affected, including certain security fobs. ”

 

Microsoft remains vague about how it defines "well-known keys", but the long and short of it is the company's honorable intentions have been damaged by its failure to give any sort of advance notice. And now users risk finding their headphones, headsets, keyboards, mice or even their company security fob may suddenly stop working.

Microsoft's Windows 10 updates are not fast enough and communication remains a problem

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How will you know if you're going to be affected by this? Only when your device (s) stop pairing. As for solutions, Microsoft tells all affected users to “contact the manufacturer of your Bluetooth device to determine if a device update [exists].” If it doesn't, congratulations, it's time to upgrade your because your device is now obsolete.

Make no mistake, Windows 10 security is very important but so is giving users ample time to prepare for changes which may impact their productivity and cost them money. In April, Microsoft promised to give Windows 10 users more " control, quality and transparency " about software updates. But it has already fallen short here.

The Honorable Intentions Behind The Changing Means With Howlers Like The Windows 10 Bugs Which deleted Your Personal Data made Windows 10 downgrade itself broke app updates crippled gaming performance or made Chromium browsers up to 4x slower . That said, it's still not a good look and it's unlikely to inspire the hundreds of millions of users running Windows 7 to Windows 10. & nbsp;

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Windows 10 has been something of a punching bag in recent times despite Microsoft making desperately needed changes to its upgrade system But now Microsoft has issued an important new upgrade warning needs to know about

Windows 10 updates remain a minefield

Steve Kotecki
  

 

First spotted by Windows Latest Microsoft has issued a warning to users that its new security update (CVE-2019-2102) will "intentionally" break certain Bluetooth devices, including crucial hardware like security fobs forcing them to upgrade. Microsoft states it will push this update to all versions of Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. So there's no escaping it.

"You may experience issues pairing, connecting or using certain Bluetooth devices after installing security updates released June 11, 2019," the company states . “These security updates address a security vulnerability by intentionally preventing connections from Windows to unsecure Bluetooth devices. Any device using encrypted keys may encrypt connections, including certain security fobs. ”

 

Microsoft remains vague about how it defines "well-known keys", but the long and short of it is the company's honorable intentions have been damaged by its failure to give any sort of advance notice. And now users risk finding their headphones, headsets, keyboards, mice or even their company security fob may suddenly stop working.

Microsoft's Windows 10 updates are not fast enough and communication remains a problem

WindowsCentral
  

 

 

How will you know if you're going to be affected by this? Only when your device (s) stop pairing. As for solutions, Microsoft tells all affected users to “contact the manufacturer of your Bluetooth device to determine if a device update [exists].” If it doesn't, congratulations, it's time to upgrade your because your device is now obsolete.

Make no mistake, Windows 10 security is very important but so is giving users ample time to prepare for changes which may impact their productivity and cost them money. In April, Microsoft promised to give Windows 10 users more "control, quality and transparency " about software updates. But it has already fallen short here.

The Honorable Intentions Behind The Change Means It With Howlers Like The Windows 10 Bugs Which deleted Your Personal Data made Windows 10 downgrade itself broke app updates crippled gaming performance or made Chromium browsers up to 4x slower . That said, it's still not a good look and it's unlikely to inspire the hundreds of millions of users running Windows 7 to Windows 10.

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Follow Gordon on Twitter and Facebook

More On Forbes

Microsoft's New Windows 10 Upgrades: A Serious Warning

Windows 10 Hit Repeatedly By Serious New Vulnerability

Windows 10 Problem Slashes Chromium Performance

Microsoft's Windows 10 Upgrade Warning To Gamers

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Update Is Crashing PCs


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