Keep in mind that actually unusual bug the place Home windows 11 precipitated havoc with multi-monitor setups, shuffling desktop icons round, and even shifting them onto completely different screens?
Nicely, the excellent news is Microsoft has now mounted this (however the not-so-great information is that it isn’t remedied for Home windows 10 customers, not but – we’ll come again to that shortly).
Affected Home windows 11 PCs had been seeing icons being moved about on the desktop, or seemingly randomly shifted to their different screens in a extremely complicated style. Slightly just like the digital equal of a poltergeist possessing your system and inflicting mischief.
The issue was first noticed in Home windows 11 again in November 2023, with the foundation trigger being Copilot – and this led to Microsoft placing a block (a so-called compatibility maintain) on rolling out the AI assistant to these with a number of screens hooked up to their PC. (And moreover, there was a block on the Home windows 11 23H2 improve, for individuals who hadn’t but migrated to that model – because it introduces Copilot).
Nonetheless, all that’s now lifted as the problem has been resolved, as Neowin noticed.
Microsoft up to date its recognized points with Home windows 23H2 (within the launch well being dashboard) to say that: “This situation was resolved on the service-side for Home windows 11, model 23H2 and Home windows 11, model 22H2 on gadgets with updates launched January 9, 2024 or later. Non-managed client Home windows gadgets with no different compatibility maintain ought to now have Copilot for Home windows accessible. The safeguard maintain has been eliminated as of February 7, 2024.”
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A service-side tweak signifies that Microsoft has utilized the repair on its finish, so there’s no precise replace or tinkering that should occur together with your Home windows 11 PC. The repair is simply there, and the compatibility maintain on Home windows 11 23H2 is lifted, so those that’ve been caught with out 23H2 or Copilot ought to now be capable of improve simply advantageous.
Nonetheless, Microsoft observes that it could take as much as 48 hours for 23H2 to be provided to your pc. Restarting the PC and manually checking for updates could assist to immediate Home windows to find the improve.
That is true for Home windows 11 PCs beforehand blocked from 23H2, and likewise Home windows 10 customers who needed to improve their machine to Home windows 11 23H2. The twist right here, although, is that this icon-flinging bug isn’t truly resolved with Home windows 10, if you wish to follow the older OS moderately than migrate to Home windows 11.
Should you recall, Home windows 10 customers had been additionally affected, and blocked from getting Copilot (when it was subsequently rolled out to them). And sadly, that’s nonetheless the case, so these with a number of screens operating Home windows 10 nonetheless gained’t get the AI assistant. With the issue solved in Home windows 11, although, presumably it gained’t be lengthy earlier than it’s additionally cured for these staying on Home windows 10.
Microsoft up to date the Home windows 10 launch well being dashboard to notice that: “We’re engaged on a decision for this situation on Home windows 10, model 22H2 and can present an replace in an upcoming launch.”