Microsoft confirms browser may not launch after the latest updates

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Microsoft just acknowledged a bug that affects various Windows 10 versions. The Redmond giant says that IE 11 may fail to launch after installing the May 2019 cumulative updates for Windows 10.

Microsoft confirmed the IE11 bug affects Windows 10 version 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2016 and Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 2019.

Furthermore, this bug may also target systems running Windows Server 2016 2019. The company explains that the issue is caused by the default search provider.

As mentioned before, this issue affects all those systems that have installed the May 2019 cumulative updates.


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Quick workarounds to fix browser issues after Patch Tuesday

Back to our topic at hand, there are two possible quick workarounds that can help you to fix the issue. The first solution is to manually set the default search provider.

Secondly, you can simply uninstall the latest cumulative updates that are responsible for introducing the bug.

Since this is a known issue, Microsoft is already working to patch it as soon as possible.

Most likely, we can expect a patch to be released as a part of the upcoming Patch Tuesday updates. 

As a quick reminder, the company releases Patch Tuesday updates on the second Tuesday of every month. This month’s Patch Tuesday falls on June 11. 

Microsoft highly recommends Windows users to switch to Microsoft Edge. IE performs worst as far as web browsing is concerned. Microsoft explains that:

You see, Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution. We’re not supporting new web standards for it and, while many sites work fine, developers by and large just aren’t testing for Internet Explorer these days. They’re testing on modern browsers

Microsoft is already working on the new Chromium-based Edge browser. The company aims to beat many third-party browsers in terms of functionality.

Let’s see if this is going to be a successful project this time around or just another flop.

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