Neowin News Feed for: Workaround https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/workaround/ Neowin News Feed for: Workaround en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Microsoft admits that it is purposely making it difficult to switch browsers in Windows https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-admits-that-it-is-purposely-making-it-difficult-to-switch-browsers-in-windows/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/10/1603645708_microsoft_edge_stable_12_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Following the block on third-parties to easily switch the default browser in Windows 11, Microsoft has now publicly admitted that its implementation is actually a &quot;fix&quot; for &quot;improper redirection&quot;. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-admits-that-it-is-purposely-making-it-difficult-to-switch-browsers-in-windows">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Tue, 16 Nov 2021 04:10:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-admits-that-it-is-purposely-making-it-difficult-to-switch-browsers-in-windows Microsoft's PrintNightmare patch breaks printing for some... again https://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-printnightmare-patch-breaks-printing-for-some-again/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/07/1626015964_printnightmare_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has recently revealed that a KB update in August&#039;s Patch Tuesday effectively breaks printing for some organizations by repeatedly requiring admin credentials when printing. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-printnightmare-patch-breaks-printing-for-some-again">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Sat, 18 Sep 2021 12:26:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsofts-printnightmare-patch-breaks-printing-for-some-again OnePlus 8 series phones on beta builds mistakenly served stable update, wiping all data https://www.neowin.net/news/oneplus-8-series-phones-on-beta-builds-mistakenly-served-stable-update-wiping-all-data/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/04/1587162030_op3_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Over the weekend, OnePlus served a stable build to the 8 and 8 Pro phones running Open Beta 3 that wiped all data. It halted the release and provided a workaround for devices awaiting installation. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/oneplus-8-series-phones-on-beta-builds-mistakenly-served-stable-update-wiping-all-data">Read more...</a> abhay.venkatesh@neowin.net (Abhay V) Mon, 09 Nov 2020 14:42:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/oneplus-8-series-phones-on-beta-builds-mistakenly-served-stable-update-wiping-all-data Microsoft posts workaround for shutdown bug in Windows 10 build 18999 and later https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-posts-workaround-for-shutdown-bug-in-windows-10-build-18999-and-later/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/02/1550422639_20h1-pc3_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>While Windows 10 build 19002 was released to Insiders yesterday, unfortunately it shipped with the same exact bug preventing shutdown or restart for a limited amount of testers. Here&#039;s a fix for that. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-posts-workaround-for-shutdown-bug-in-windows-10-build-18999-and-later">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:10:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-posts-workaround-for-shutdown-bug-in-windows-10-build-18999-and-later Microsoft reverts the change that muffled audio in Windows 10 and suggests a workaround https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reverts-the-change-that-muffled-audio-in-windows-10-and-suggests-a-workaround/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/08/1565725040_w10_patchtuesday_purple_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>With temporary fixes for its network adapter failures found in its latest 18362.356 build for Windows 10 (1903), the company has followed suit and addressed the woes surrounding the audio in games. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reverts-the-change-that-muffled-audio-in-windows-10-and-suggests-a-workaround">Read more...</a> ather.fawaz@neowin.net (Ather Fawaz) Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:00:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-reverts-the-change-that-muffled-audio-in-windows-10-and-suggests-a-workaround Here's how you can fix the missing Store bug in Windows 10 build 17110 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-how-you-can-fix-the-missing-store-bug-in-windows-10-build-17110/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/01/1517335752_redstone4bugbash_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Following the release of build 17110 into the Fast ring, many users reported their Store app as missing or broken. An unofficial fix has now been detailed on Microsoft&#039;s support forum for Insiders. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-how-you-can-fix-the-missing-store-bug-in-windows-10-build-17110">Read more...</a> hamza.jawad@neowin.net (Hamza Jawad ) Thu, 01 Mar 2018 07:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-how-you-can-fix-the-missing-store-bug-in-windows-10-build-17110 Microsoft details temporary fix for the Fall Creators Update missing apps bug https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-details-temporary-fix-for-the-fall-creators-update-missing-apps-bug/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/10/1508246862_1494481875_windows-10-fall-creators-update-00_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amidst reports of missing apps after installation of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has detailed a temporary workaround to restore any such apps while it further investigates the issue. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-details-temporary-fix-for-the-fall-creators-update-missing-apps-bug">Read more...</a> hamza.jawad@neowin.net (Hamza Jawad ) Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:32:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-details-temporary-fix-for-the-fall-creators-update-missing-apps-bug You're not the only one having issues with Windows 10 build 17017 https://www.neowin.net/news/you039re-not-the-only-one-having-issues-with-windows-10-build-17017/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/10/1507917185_redstone4.pcknownissues2_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview build 17017 to Fast ring users just a few hours ago, however, many are facing problems updating their devices. Microsoft is now working on a fix. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/you039re-not-the-only-one-having-issues-with-windows-10-build-17017">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:57:47 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/you039re-not-the-only-one-having-issues-with-windows-10-build-17017 Google acknowledges gesture and typing issues with Gboard app on iOS https://www.neowin.net/news/google-acknowledges-gesture-and-typing-issues-with-gboard-app-on-ios/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2017/09/1506066782_gboard_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Although no update is available yet, Google offers three workarounds for Gboard on iOS which may solve gesture typing and typing corrections. Users are advised to follow the thread for updates. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/google-acknowledges-gesture-and-typing-issues-with-gboard-app-on-ios">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:34:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/google-acknowledges-gesture-and-typing-issues-with-gboard-app-on-ios If your install hangs with Windows 10 build 15042, here's a workaround https://www.neowin.net/news/if-your-install-hangs-with-windows-10-build-15042-heres-a-workaround/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/10/1477931104_windows-10-creators-update-insider-preview-pc-06_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>It appears the install issues are still with us in the Creators Update. Build 15042 reportedly hangs due to a required install process that initializes but then doesn&#039;t complete, or simply times out. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/if-your-install-hangs-with-windows-10-build-15042-heres-a-workaround">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:18:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/if-your-install-hangs-with-windows-10-build-15042-heres-a-workaround If you're having trouble getting Windows 10 build 15031 Insider Preview, just be patient https://www.neowin.net/news/if-youre-having-trouble-getting-windows-10-build-15031-insider-preview-just-be-patient/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/10/1477931091_windows-10-creators-update-insider-preview-pc-03_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Some Insiders have reported that Windows Update is getting stuck on 0% while attempting to download Windows 10 build 15031. The official workaround is to just ignore it and be patient. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/if-youre-having-trouble-getting-windows-10-build-15031-insider-preview-just-be-patient">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:06:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/if-youre-having-trouble-getting-windows-10-build-15031-insider-preview-just-be-patient Here's what to do if you're having trouble downloading Windows 10 build 14986 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-what-to-do-if-youre-having-trouble-downloading-windows-10-build-14986/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/10/1477931082_windows-10-creators-update-insider-preview-pc-01_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;re having trouble downloading Windows 10 build 14986 on the Fast ring, Microsoft has issued a simple workaround that does not require tweaking the operating system&#039;s registry keys. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-what-to-do-if-youre-having-trouble-downloading-windows-10-build-14986">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:18:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-what-to-do-if-youre-having-trouble-downloading-windows-10-build-14986 Lumia 550 users told to skip Windows 10 Mobile build 14267; here are recovery instructions https://www.neowin.net/news/lumia-550-users-told-to-skip-windows-10-mobile-build-14267-here-are-recovery-instructions/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/12/redstone-insider-preview_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has now acknowledged the bug where a Lumia 550 will fail to charge or be recognized by a PC after upgrading to build 14267 and has posted a workaround to recover the device. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/lumia-550-users-told-to-skip-windows-10-mobile-build-14267-here-are-recovery-instructions">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Sun, 21 Feb 2016 09:46:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/lumia-550-users-told-to-skip-windows-10-mobile-build-14267-here-are-recovery-instructions Here's a fix for the WSClient.dll error popup in Windows 10 build 11099 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-a-fix-for-the-wsclientdll-error-popup-in-windows-10-build-11099/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/12/redstone-insider-preview_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Last Wednesday, Insiders got a new Windows 10 Redstone preview, and although bugs are to be expected, one annoying popup has yet to be acknowledged by Microsoft. Here&#039;s a workaround for it. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-a-fix-for-the-wsclientdll-error-popup-in-windows-10-build-11099">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:30:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-a-fix-for-the-wsclientdll-error-popup-in-windows-10-build-11099 Here's a workaround for Chrome crashes in Windows 10 build 10525 [Update] https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-a-workaround-for-chrome-crashes-in-windows-10-build-10525/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/07/windows-10-banner-00_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>After updating to Windows 10 build 10525, released yesterday to the Windows Insider program, some testers soon found that Google Chrome&#039;s response to this was &quot;Aw, Snap&#33;&quot; <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-a-workaround-for-chrome-crashes-in-windows-10-build-10525">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:08:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/heres-a-workaround-for-chrome-crashes-in-windows-10-build-10525 Here's how to get Windows 10 build 10061 if you're stuck on 10056 https://www.neowin.net/news/here039s-how-to-get-windows-10-build-10061-if-you039re-stuck-on-10056/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2015/03/windows-10-technical-preview-logo-08_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you installed the leaked 10056 build, you will be prompted that the only available upgrade is to build 10066, which fails every time unless you are a Microsoft employee - but here&#039;s a workaround. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/here039s-how-to-get-windows-10-build-10061-if-you039re-stuck-on-10056">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:09:47 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/here039s-how-to-get-windows-10-build-10061-if-you039re-stuck-on-10056 Known issues and workarounds in first preview of Windows 10 for phones https://www.neowin.net/news/known-issues-and-workarounds-in-first-preview-of-windows-10-for-phones/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/windows-10-phones-02_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Here&#039;s a list of known issues in the first preview of Windows 10 for phones, which just came out today. As we&#039;ve mentioned a bunch of times, this is preview software and has numerous bugs and quirks. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/known-issues-and-workarounds-in-first-preview-of-windows-10-for-phones">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:51:04 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/known-issues-and-workarounds-in-first-preview-of-windows-10-for-phones Some Surface Pro 2 owners can't install latest firmware update https://www.neowin.net/news/some-surface-pro-2-owners-cant-install-latest-firmware-update/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1668290841IMG_1389swwwwre.jpg" alt="" /></div>Many Surface Pro 2 owners have reported being unable to install the latest firmware update for the tablet. While Microsoft has not yet commented, there does seem to be a workaround for the issue. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/some-surface-pro-2-owners-cant-install-latest-firmware-update">Read more...</a> john@mobilenations.com (John Callaham) Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:21:30 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/some-surface-pro-2-owners-cant-install-latest-firmware-update Adobe admits PDF exploit, posts workaround https://www.neowin.net/news/adobe-admits-pdf-exploit-posts-workaround/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Adobe Systems Inc. has confirmed that there's a critical bug in its most popular programs, but it doesn't yet have a patch that protects Windows XP users against attacks arriving as PDF files. In an... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/adobe-admits-pdf-exploit-posts-workaround">Read more...</a> daniel@neowin.net (Daniel Fleshbourne) Tue, 09 Oct 2007 09:31:13 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/adobe-admits-pdf-exploit-posts-workaround Vonage admits it has no workaround https://www.neowin.net/news/vonage-admits-it-has-no-workaround/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vonage has acknowledged it has no workaround for technology that was found to infringe Verizon Communications patents and does not know if one is feasible. Vonage has said it was developing workarounds, or other ways... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/vonage-admits-it-has-no-workaround">Read more...</a> () Mon, 16 Apr 2007 23:14:22 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/vonage-admits-it-has-no-workaround Workaround Discovered For "Clean Install" With Vista Upgrade https://www.neowin.net/news/workaround-discovered-for-quotclean-installquot-with-vista-upgrade/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>DailyTech has posted a 7-step workaround courtesy of Paul Thurrott (via Microsoft internal documents) on how to perform a clean install with a Windows Vista Upgrade DVD. Per Microsoft's new licensing requirements for Vista, users... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/workaround-discovered-for-quotclean-installquot-with-vista-upgrade">Read more...</a> () Wed, 31 Jan 2007 07:34:14 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/workaround-discovered-for-quotclean-installquot-with-vista-upgrade Creative offers workaround for Vista gaming sound https://www.neowin.net/news/creative-offers-workaround-for-vista-gaming-sound/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SOUND FIRM Creative said it is offering a software application which will help gamers get round Microsoft's decision to remove the hardware abstraction layer for Vista. The app, called Alchemy, is or will be available... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/creative-offers-workaround-for-vista-gaming-sound">Read more...</a> daniel@neowin.net (Daniel Fleshbourne) Mon, 22 Jan 2007 16:21:05 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/creative-offers-workaround-for-vista-gaming-sound MS Ships 'Killbit' Workaround for IE Security Hole https://www.neowin.net/news/ms-ships-killbit-workaround-for-ie-security-hole/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>One week after confirming a code execution flaw in its flagship Internet Explorer browser, Microsoft has shipped a &quot;killbit&quot; package to disable the affected control, javaprxy.dll. The killbit, also known as a registry key update,... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/ms-ships-killbit-workaround-for-ie-security-hole">Read more...</a> () Wed, 06 Jul 2005 21:30:08 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/ms-ships-killbit-workaround-for-ie-security-hole Company Offers Workaround for Sony's CD Copy Protection https://www.neowin.net/news/company-offers-workaround-for-sonys-cd-copy-protection/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A simple mechanical way for Windows users to defeat SunnComm's MediaMaxx copy protection scheme, used widely in audio CDs produced by Sony BMG, is being offered on request via e-mail by SunnComm itself, the company's... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/company-offers-workaround-for-sonys-cd-copy-protection">Read more...</a> () Tue, 21 Jun 2005 19:50:57 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/company-offers-workaround-for-sonys-cd-copy-protection