Microsoft confirms Windows 10 issues with network, Start Menu tiles

Windows 10 Start Menu tiles

Microsoft has confirmed two new bugs in Windows 10 and promised
that it has already started working on a fix.

As we recently reported, Windows 10 has got a nasty bug that’s
disrupting the internet connection of some folks when users
launch Microsoft Store apps or enable VPN connection, which is
obviously annoying.

This problem was caused by Windows 10 May 2020 Update and a
cumulative update released in May. In some cases, Windows 10
bug broke internet connectivity and prevented important apps
like Spotify, Office, Microsoft Store, and others from getting

Some reports suggested that the problem could be related to VPN
or proxy usage, while others said Windows 10 update broke the
“Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI)”.

It still not really clear exactly what the root of the network
disconnection bug is, but Microsoft says it will fix a similar
issue that prevents important apps from getting online.

In the changelog of
Windows 10 KB4580364, Microsoft confirmed that
it has resolved an issue with certain virtual private network
(VPN) connections where an authentication dialog box
incorrectly prompts for credentials and network disruption is

The problem has been widely reported by users and it’s finally
getting fixed in the Patch Tuesday update, which is scheduled
to arrive in two weeks.

In addition, Microsoft has finally acknowledged an annoying
issue that could result in Start Menu with broken tiles. When
this happens, you will notice that tiles are greyed out with an
“app update in progress” progress bar.

It’s unclear when Microsoft plans to resolve this particular
bug, but the tech giant has already patched it in a preview
build, which was released in September.

It’s worth noting that Microsoft is also aware of other
problems in Windows 10, including one issue where
sleep mode doesn’t work as intended and ‘Reset this PC’
feature fails to refresh the system image.

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