Both third party and Microsoft-built apps have stopped working on some machines.

The Windows 10 April update is breaking some critical PC features, including the microphone, speakers, mice and other peripherals and web browsers of Windows machines. And when we say breaking, it means those features won’t work at all, rather than just being glitchy.

The revelations were discussed on German website WindowsUnited, which has come to the conclusion that the problems may be caused by unsupported drivers. This would mean the component and software developers will need to update their drivers/software before the features will work.

It listed some of the problems included speaker settings being reset without the user giving permission, the mouse failing to respond properly, with some users saying there was some lag after installing the update and the Alt-Tab shortcut not working.

Other Windows 10 users said they were receiving notifications saying that some of the new features were restricted to the Windows Insider Program users, despite not registering for the scheme.

It’s not just third-party apps and services on the blink either. Edge seems to be causing issues, with context menus missing from the taskbar for some people and microcode updates missing.

As is the case with most major updates, it’s probably a good idea to wait until the bugs are fixed before installing it on your computer and risk breaking it.



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