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Windows 10 update borks Linux support

by on10 September 2020

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Windows 10 has run into trouble with its latest cumulative update for the May 2020 Update and this time the apparent casualty is Linux support.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2) was borked by update KB4571756. This update was the one which was supposed to fix an SSD issue that has been plaguing Windows 10 users for some time now.

All good but those trying to run WSL2 are getting an ‘element not found’ error.

Windows Latest observes that there are reports of this problem on the Feedback Hub and Microsoft’s Github bug report forum, but it’s not clear exactly how widespread the issue is.

Vole has not acknowledged the bug yet – so it may be affecting only a small number of users - reports online aren’t majorly widespread either. The only documented issue with KB4571756 at the time of writing pertains to buggy behavior with the Microsoft Input Method Editor (for Japanese or Chinese languages).

As we’ve previously reported, that SSD issue is with Windows 10’s Drive Optimise feature errantly defragging the system drive after every time that the PC is rebooted, which isn’t good news for the wear and tear and longevity of your solid-state drive.


Last modified on 11 September 2020
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