Printer Pratfalls, Privacy Predicament, Performance Problems Plague Windows Update – ExtremeTech

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Microsoft has decided to begin rolling out its own Edge replacement to PC users across the world. Inevitably, this has caused problems — updates always cause issues for someone — but there’s an array of issues lighting up Reddit and Microsoft’s own tech support forums. Depending on which version of Windows you have, you’ll receive one of three different updates:KB4541301: Intended for Windows 10 1803 and 1809.KB4541302: Intended for Windows 10 1903 and 1909.KB4559309: Intended for all Windows versions, 1803 – 2004Those who have installed KB4559309 are reporting a laundry list of issues, including very slow boot times, markedly worse performance when gaming, external hard drives not working properly, display failures, printing problems, and Office files failing to open. Part of the problem is that KB4559309 cannot be uninstalled without using System Restore. The update cannot be removed through the standard Add/Remove Programs process.There are a few ways you can handle this problem. First, you can install Chromium Edge manually. The purpose of this update is to switch over your Edge installation, but manual updating appears to avoid the problems some users are having.Second, you can download the tool Microsoft has made available for blocking Edge in the first place. The …

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