It looks like Microsoft’s latest update for Windows 10 is encountering yet more issues, with some users reporting that Windows Search no longer works.
This follows recent reports the same update was causing a problem where Cortana had been particularly greedy if this found CPU usage, impacting the performance on affected PCs.
Now, there has been several users taking to social media, forums, and the Windows 10 Feedback Hub app complaining that since installing the update, the built-in search tool in Windows 10 no more works.
According to quite a few users, as the search box remains in users’ Taskbars, once they try to look for something, a black box is displayed instead of their search engine results.
It appears as though the issue would be to use the Windows 10 KB4512941 update and the Group Policy or Registry entry for how Windows Search and Bing (Microsoft’s online internet search engine) interact – which was the problem with the high CPU usage problems that users were also reporting.
It appears as though the way to fix this issue would be to uninstall the update for now. This can be done by opening up Settings, clicking ‘Update & Security’, then clicking ‘View update history’. Click ‘Uninstall updates’ then choose the KB4512941 update and click ‘Uninstall’.
Windows 10 KB4512941 installation error
Not just may be the Windows 10 KB4512941 update causing issues for many people once it’s installed, there’s also reports that some Windows Insiders (who try out early updates for Windows before they’re published) can’t even install the update, with the installation producing an 0x800f081f error code.
However, considering the issues plaguing this update, not being able to install it might be a blessing in disguise.
Microsoft claims it’s looking into the issues affecting the update, but it hasn’t released any official fixes or workarounds.
It’s not really a great look for Microsoft, which has faced criticism in the past over issues with previous Windows 10 updates. The company has promised to overhaul the way in which updates are tested and presented inside a bid to prevent future issues, but it appears to not work so far.