If you’ve been having trouble connecting your Windows 10 computer or Office 365 account to the internet today, you’ve likely been plagued by a rather irritating software bug. Fortunately, Microsoft is on the case.
As reported by ZDNetMicrosoft confirmed the bug on March 26 and has now issued a patch for the affected PCs and servers. This issue caused applications such as Teams, Office, Office365, Outlook, Internet Explorer 11, and in some cases Microsoft Edge to be unable to connect to the Internet.
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The problem is caused by people running versions of Windows 10, updated on February 27 or more recently, using proxies or VPNs on their devices, features that are now more common as people work from home during the coronavirus pandemic. .
It goes without saying that without Internet access, remote work becomes much more difficult.
Microsoft originally said it would have an update ready in early April, but the fix is ready, which is admirably fast.
This update, titled “Cumulative Update 2020-03 for Windows 10”, is not a general update, so you will not get it automatically. Microsoft said you should install it only if you have connectivity issues.
If you need it, go to Microsoft Windows Message Center o la Microsoft Update Catalog and download the file that matches the version of Windows you are currently using.
How to install cumulative update 2020-03 for Windows 10
To reiterate what we said earlier, you do not need to download this update if you are not experiencing the associated issues. Follow these steps only if you have experienced the Internet connectivity problems described here.
Before selecting a file to download, you should check which version of Windows 10 you are using. To do this, go to:
Home Button> Settings> System> About
From here select
To check which edition and version number you are using.
With this information in mind, you can refer to the Microsoft Update Catalog (search 2020-03 and you will find the correct update) or this Windows Message Center Article.
Select the version of the file that matches the version number of your operating system, download it, and then run it to install the update, following the instructions in the installer.