Windows 10 May 2020 Update clears Chrome, Edge logins

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  • Installing the Windows 10 May 2020 may cause Edge or Chrome to delete website login details.
  • Affected users have to re-enter their site usernames and passwords  after every boot. 
  • To catch up with the latest features, changes, and fixes coming to Windows 10 2004, check out our Windows Updates section.
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May 2020 update Chrome, Edge login bugs

The Windows 10 May 2020 Update doesn’t surprise anybody with the issues it’s causing for some users. It may not be a massive OS upgrade, but it’s certainly bigger than the regular cumulative updates that cause all manner of Windows 10 PC problems.

Already, Microsoft has acknowledged more than a dozen bugs affecting Windows 10 version 2004. Some originate in the OS itself, while others stem from installing one or more of the most recent Patch Tuesday updates.

The latest such bug is causing login problems for some Chrome and Edge users.

Windows 10 May 2020 Update website login issues

It appears that installing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update may cause your Chrome or Edge browser to clear or otherwise lose saved login details.

One user shared to the Windows 10 Subreddit how they’re forced to re-authenticate into websites after each PC boot. They claim that this problem started after installing Windows 10 v2004.

In addition, the browsers are unable to remember the user’s OneDrive and Google login details. So, the user has to supply their user name and password each time they boot their PC.

Anyone else having this issue? After the 2004 updates, I need to log-in after each boot and reauthenticate myself. It’s also doing flakey thing with my Chrome and Edge log-ins as well into Goggle. Especially Chrome, it doesn’t remember any of my log ins after an hour or so, or after reboots. It sometimes happens with Edge as well.

This is not the first time users are reporting browser issues after installing the May 2020 update.

According to some reports, the update may cause Chrome to clear all your cookies. Not only is the bug deleting saved passwords, but it’s also clearing sync configurations.

Microsoft hasn’t confirmed these issues yet.

Are you experiencing any browser issues after installing the Windows 10 May 2020 Update? Kindly reach for the comments section below and let us know.