You might want to avoid this Windows 10 update – it could cause you to lose your data

You might want to avoid this Windows 10 update – it could cause you to lose your data

If you’ve been hit by the latest Windows 10 glitch, you should see your profile ending in .000 or .bak. That means your data is still saved… although it’s currently not loading correctly and leaving you with the default Start Menu configuration and desktop.

According to Bleeping Computer, which specialises in news around glitches, bugs and malware, some users have managed to fix the problem by restarting their Windows machine a few times. As there’s very limited information about the bug at the moment, it’s unclear whether this will work for everyone impacted.

Another more sure-fire way of reversing the damage is uninstalling the KB4532693 update, although that will leave your machine exposed to some rather nasty malware and viruses. So proceed with caution.

Microsoft hasn’t enjoyed a great track record when it comes to its most recent Windows 10 updates. Last year, the company left millions of users thanks to a glitch that slipped into one of its operating system updates.

Published at Fri, 14 Feb 2020 06:01:00 +0000