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Windows 10 News: Microsoft Resolves Bug That Delays Shutting Down a Computer

Surface Laptop 2 | Photo by Microsoft/YouTube

Computers running on a certain version of Windows 10 may experience a minute of delay while being shut down. Microsoft has already recognized that it is indeed caused by a bug and a solution has since been offered to mitigate the issue.

The said problem occurs on computers running with Windows 10 version 1809 that was first released in November 2018. If a user shuts down or turns a device to sleep mode, the process will be delayed by up to 60 seconds if a USB Type-C device is left plugged in or if it is removed during the process.

The bug was specifically identified to be in the USB Type-C Connector System Software Interface or UCSI of the said Windows 10 update. On the bright side, the issue does not seem to affect other functions of a Windows 10 computer. The USB-C ports should be working properly once the affected computer is powered back up or after restarting the device.

Microsoft has not deployed a fix for the issue on Windows 10 version 1809. Since it is also a relatively small bug that does not really affect any computer function and operation, it should not be a cause for concern. However, the tech company reported that the bug has been resolved on version 1903. This means that if the one minute delay bothers the users, they should then update their computers to the latest Windows 10 version released in May and updated in June.

To update Windows 10 computers, users can go to the Settings app and then choose the Update & Security menu. A page will open containing a clickable option to “Check for Updates.” Microsoft has also deployed a small improvement, so users will be informed if their computer is ready for the version 1903 or not. If it is, there should be an option to “Download and install now” to deploy the latest update.

By Jess Ferrera
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