Fix taskbar freezone when upadate KB5004237 and KB5005033 .Windows 10: KB5004237 causes my taskbar to no longer function properly and creates a serious usability…
Discus and support KB5004237 causes my taskbar to no longer function properly and creates a serious usability… in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; KB5004237 continues to get installed. I have been trying to defeat the Windows update completely to remediate. “Waiting 7 days” doesn’t do anything… Discussion in ‘Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade’ started by Rudy0001, Aug 10, 2021.
Method to fix Fix taskbar freeze when update KB5004237:
I have all 3 machines using win 10 : 1 laptop , 2 PCs . I found a fix is: right click on the icon ^ under the taskbar select news and interests then select turn off it’s gone (the weather bar will be turned off), currently using the taskbar is still not frozen, the you can try this way.
I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.
I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.
- First unpin the File Explorer from the task bar.
- Press Windows + E.
- And right click on File Explorer in the taskbar.
- And Pin the File Explorer to Taskbar and Check if it helps.
Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
How to fix KB5005033 issues
Fortunately, there’s a workaround. To fix Alt-Tab issues caused by KB5005033, users can disable News and Interest feed by following these steps:
- Right-click anywhere on the taskbar.
- Scroll up to the ‘News and interests’ menu item.
- Select ‘Turn off’.
News widget should be gone from your taskbar and Alt-Tab will start working again. If you do not see the News and Interests option, make sure that your taskbar is pinned to the bottom when you right-click.
To turn the news widget back on, repeat the steps.
You can also uninstall the cumulative update and address the problem. To remove the patch, use these steps:
- Navigate to Update & Security.
- On the next screen, click on View update history.
- If you see Uninstall updates. Click on it.
- This will take you to the Control Panel, where you need to select the KB update and click on uninstall button.
Once done, pause the updates for a few weeks or until the next optional patch, which is expected to land later this month.
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