Windows 10 update fixes connectivity bug plaguing VPNs and proxies
The bug prevented apps, including Microsoft's own Office suite, from accessing the internet.
What you need to know
- Microsoft shipped a new optional Windows 10 update to fix internet connection issues.
- The connection issues were first reported last week, and impacted those using a VPN or proxy connection.
- The update is available now, and Microsoft recommends you only install it if you've been seeing the issue it addresses.
Microsoft today pushed out a new optional Windows 10 update meant to fix internet connection issues that were reported by VPN and proxy users last week. The issue caused Windows to show a limited or no connection status with manual or auto-configured proxies. It also prevented some apps from connecting to the internet.
"An out-of-band optional update is now available on the Microsoft Update Catalog to address a known issue whereby devices using a proxy, especially those using a virtual private network (VPN), might show limited or no internet connection status," a Microsoft support document for the update reads. The update applied to Windows 10 versions 1909, 1903, 1809, 1803, and 1709. The release notes for the update read:
Microsoft recommends that you install this optional update on PCs that have experienced this issue. If you have run into this problem, the update is available now via Windows Update.
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