Microsoft Store update in Windows 10 breaks apps on old computers

Microsoft Store update in Windows 10 breaks apps on old computers
Microsoft Store update in Windows 10 breaks apps on old computers
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Windows 10 users are experiencing a glitch in several apps after the Microsoft Store update. Incompatible hardware appears to be the culprit.

Most Windows 10 apps update automatically in the Microsoft Store. This happens independently of OS updates, so these apps get an upgrade without having to wait for a new OS update. After a recent Microsoft Store update, users noticed issues with apps like Calendar, Photos, or Calculator. Reporting this defect in the Feedback Hub was not possible as this app was also affected. The bad guy? Incompatible hardware.

Old hardware as the culprit

The update was not an official Windows update, which meant there was no response from Microsoft. Some users did their own research to find out the cause of this. The common thread in all reports appeared to be the old hardware, such as the Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors, and AMD Athlon chips. These components are not officially compatible with Windows 10, but initially appeared to have no problems when the operating system was run on this hardware. Due to Microsoft’s automatic updates, the bugs are now coming to light.

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Not only is this a problem for Windows 10 users, it also doesn’t bode well for Windows 11 fans when using unsupported hardware. Users have reported this defect and are currently waiting for a response from Microsoft.

A forewarned man is worth two. Windows 11 fans looking to run the operating system on non-compatible hardware now know what to expect. Microsoft has not yet responded.

The article is in Dutch

Tags: Microsoft Store update Windows breaks apps computers

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