The errors of Windows 10 have been piling up in recent weeks. Microsoft has also been worryingly unreliable about the operation of key services. Now the company has warned millions about another problem.
Marked by the always exceptional Windows Latest, Microsoft has assured tens of millions of Windows 10 users that the latest KB4501375 update may break the platform’s Remote Access Connection Manager (RASMAN). This could have serious consequences.
RASMAN can have a heavy impact on how you use your computer
The effect on VPNs is the big one. RASMAN levers how Windows 10 connects to the internet and it is a core background task for VPN services to function normally. With amazing growth in VPN usage for everything from online privacy and important work tasks to unlocking Netflix and Youtube libraries, RASMAN has the potential to affect heavily on how you use your computer.
Amusingly, in specifying the issue Microsoft states that it only affects the latest version of the platform, Windows 10 1903. The problem remains that, Windows 10 1903 consists of around 50M users.
Microsoft states that Windows 10 has been installed on 800M computers worldwide, but that total is four months old. According to reports, Windows 10 1903 accounted for 6.3% of all Windows 10 computers in June (50.4M), this percentage was achieved just over a month. Microsoft has listed complex ways to overcome the limitations but has not announced a specific timespan for the actual fix.
Microsoft is also trying to accomplish the target of pushing Windows 7 users to Windows 10. But with all the errors occurring, it may be possible that Windows 7 users would resist the update.