Microsoft admits Windows 10 KB4517389 breaks Start menu

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Windows 10 Start menu
Image Courtesy: CNET.com

Windows 10
KB4517389, which was recently shipped to the general
consumers with security fixes and printing improvements, also

breaks down the Start menu with a critical error.

Relatively, the October 2019 update for Windows 10 version 1903
has fewer issues and provide flawless experience on the
majority of devices, but the Start menu is still experiencing
problems.

Start menu bug has been experienced for several cumulative
updates and we have come across reports that users still
experience such issues after applying the patch. Windows 10’s
Start menu critical error message recommends users to sign out
of Windows and sign in again, but signing back does not resolve
the bug.

It’s worth noting that this issue is reminiscent of two
September patches that also broke the Start menu on Windows 10
version 1903 (May 2019 Update) computers.

Start menu

In an update to the community
forum, a Microsoft employee has finally confirmed that the
Redmond firm is aware of the issue and a fix will be rolled out
by the end of October.

“We are aware of this issue and estimate a resolution to be
released in late October,” a Microsoft engineer said.

Microsoft hasn’t documented this on its support pages, but it’s
possible that the support documents will be updated with more
details in a few days or a week.

According to an old post on Microsoft’s support dashboard,
Start menu issue is not significantly impacting a large number
of users and the company is monitoring the reports of the
broken Start that originated with
KB4515384.

A source, who wished to remain anonymous, also told us that
Microsoft is actively investigating the broken Start menu issue
reported by a small number of users.

Microsoft says it’s not aware of any other issues hitting
Windows 10 KB4517389.

Windows 10 version 1909 rollout inches closer

While Windows 10 May 2019 Update has been a bumpy ride for
several users after the recent cumulative updates, Windows 10
version 1909 could be one of the most stable versions of the
OS.

Windows 10 version 1909 boasts quality improvements including
battery efficiency and performance improvements.



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