Microsoft fixes Windows 10 bug that blocked some UK government websites

What you need to know

  • May's "Patch Tuesday" updates for Windows 10 introduced a bug that blocked some UK government websites in Edge and Internet Explorer.
  • Microsoft shipped a fix for the bug on Sunday.
  • You can grab the fix now through another round of cumulative updates available for Windows 10.

Microsoft has now shipped a fix for a bug that was inadvertently introduced with last week's "Patch Tuesday" updates for Windows 10. The bug in question blocked access to some UK government websites in Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.

Here's a look at the release notes for the single fix issued with the latest cumulative updates:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent access to some gov.uk websites that don't support HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) when using Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.

This particular fix also made its way to Windows Insiders on the Slow and Release Preview rings over the weekend. Here's a look at the release notes, which include an additional fix:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent access to some gov.uk websites that don't support HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) when using Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses an issue in which installation may fail with the error, "0x800f081f – CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING."

Each of these updates should be available to grab now via Windows Update.

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