Microsoft's Latest Windows Update Ensures Users' Data Protection

Microsoft’s latest patch round on Tuesday fixes includes a fix for a bug that could result in some user data not being erased after a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC reset. 

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Rudy Ooms discovered this issue in late February, which resulted in some user data still being comprehensible in the “Windows. old” folder after completing a remote or local wipe of a Windows 10 or 11 device. 

As such, this problem affected Windows 11 version 21H2., version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; and Windows 10, version 20H2. 

The company published a recommended workaround, including signing out of OneDrive or unlinking it before changing your Windows device. Meanwhile, Windows 11 and Windows 10 fully fixed the problem.  

Microsoft published a note about fixing this data erasure failure issue saying, “some devices can take up to seven days to address the issue after installing this update entirely and to prevent files from being retained after a reset. It will take effect immediately while manually triggering Windows Update troubleshooting using the Windows Update troubleshooting steps.”  

On the same note, it also released an update for the Windows subsystem for Android on Windows 11. This update (Microsoft Store version 2203.40000.1.0) is available to insiders for all channels (development, release preview, beta).   

The Amazon Android app store with Windows subsystem for Android allows users to run selected Android games and apps in Windows 11.  

It is worth mentioning that the update includes support for H.264 video hardware decoding multiple network changes. Better integration between the subsystem and various Windows email clients. Improved scrolling for Amazon Appstore and Kindle apps.  

The update will also fix and offer updates that Microsoft will provide to Windows 11 customers, which have started to roll out in preview a few weeks in the past, together with the aforementioned Android apps on Windows.