Microsoft has patched a Windows reset bug in its latest round of Patch Tuesday fixes.
The patch fixes the issue that prevents users’ data from being erased after a Windows 10 or 11 PC reset.
The failure-to-erase-data issue affects Windows 11, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H2; Windows 10, version 21H1; and Windows 10, version 20H2.
According to Microsoft, “some devices might take up to seven (7) days after you install this update to fully address the issue and prevent files from persisting after a reset. For immediate effect, you can manually trigger Windows Update Troubleshooter using the instructions in Windows Update Troubleshooter.”
A workaround that can help users bypass the issue was also provided by Microsoft. To do this, users can sign out from or unlink OneDrive before resetting a Windows device.
Microsoft assured that despite the workaround, the newly released patches for Windows 10 and 11 fixed the issue.
Other updates and fixes released include an update for the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11, new features for Windows 11 users, and others.