Windows 10 providing you with a black screen after latest patches? Don’t panic!

The most recent cumulative updates for many versions of Windows 10 have a bug that’s causing some PCs to make a black screen after they’ve been installed, potentially leading some users to worry that their system might be seriously broken – but fortunately, solution is straightforward to use.

Windows Latest reports that the problem can occur to those running the April 2018 Update as well as those found on the October 2018 Update, even though it apparently only affects a small number of those users. As mentioned, the problem crops up after you have the latest patches for that operating system, and rebooting the PC post-installation.

Microsoft observed: “We are investigating reports that the small number of devices may startup to some black screen during the first logon after installing updates.”

Fortunately, all you need to do when confronted with said black screen is to press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together, click the Power button (lower-right) and choose Restart. Your PC will reboot, and the desktop should then appear according to normal.

So this is hardly a huge problem, but nevertheless, it might cause some heart-stopping moments since the last thing you want to see post-patching is really a blank screen instead of your desktop.

Microsoft says it’s working on an answer at this time, so hopefully this isn’t a glitch which will hang around for too much time.

Bluetooth blues

Meanwhile, in other Windows 10 bug news, there’s a further issue affecting the famously gremlin-plagued October 2018 Update, also it pertains to Bluetooth devices.

Specifically, it’s brought on by cumulative update KB4494441, which was actually deployed in May with a quantity of important security countermeasures. However, this update causes problems with certain devices using Realtek’s technology.

As highlighted by Softpedia, Microsoft explains: “Devices with Realtek Bluetooth radios in certain circumstances might have issues pairing or connecting to devices.”

If you’re experiencing such difficulties, then your great news is that Microsoft promises a fix is going to be delivered later in June, so either this week or next.

It hasn’t been a lot of fun for Bluetooth devices where Windows 10 is concerned, seeing as very recently we learned that Microsoft is blocking certain pieces of hardware from wirelessly connecting – however for good security reasons.

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