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Windows 7 Bug Prevents Users From Shutting Down Their Device

A bug that has hit Windows 7 devices has been preventing users to shut down their computers. As of now, the origin and the cause of the bug are not known. Windows 7 users for the last few days, are getting a popup message at the time of shutting down or rebooting their system that reads, “You do not have permission to shut down this computer”. Multiple people using Windows 7 on their systems raised this issue on Reddit.

Users also took to micro-blogging site Twitter to raise the same concern. A user said, “@BillGates Sir windows 7 shows shutdown issue. it shows ” you don’t have permission to shut down this pc” any solution or patches?? Many users are suffering the same problem”

Other people using Windows 7 have also posted tweets on similar lines:

Recently, Windows 7 users faced an issue pertaining to the wallpaper display. Microsoft made an exception and rolled out an update for its users. Officially, Microsoft had ended support for Windows 7 on January 14 this year. However, as of now, the company has not given an official statement regarding this issue nor is there any news regarding an update to fix this.

 

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Microsoft Issues 'Final Patch' to Fix a Bug in Windows 7's Last Update

Microsoft had already ended support for the ageing operating system, but had to issue an out of time system patch for the software.

Microsoft Issues 'Final Patch' to Fix a Bug in Windows 7's Last Update
Microsoft had already ended support for the ageing operating system, but had to issue an out of time system patch for the software.

Microsoft had officially ended support for Windows 7 on January 14, but has now also issued a new update for the same. This was apparently done after a bug was reported in its ‘final patch’. As per a report by BBC, the earlier final update had led to wallpaper issues for those who configured their computers with the stretch option for the desktop background. This had apparently led to a plain black screen, which was shown each time when the Windows 7 PCs were restarted.

Cyber security expert Graham Cluley took to micro blogging site Twitter to inform about the fix. In a tweet directed to the concerned users, he said, “That didn’t take long. Microsoft backs down on ‘no more updates for Windows 7’ in order to fix stretched wallpaper bug.”

The company had stated in the past that it would issue any new fixes only to those who have subscriptions to Microsoft’s paid only extended security updates programme. This makes it a limited group as only a select group of enterprise users are part of the Microsoft extended updates programme. However, Windows 7 still remains a popular choice. According to data by StatCounter, one in four Windows users are still running Windows 7.

Keeping in line with patches for bugs introduced during updates, a recent Windows 10 patch, with key number KB4532695, has fixed an issue that came up with the Windows 10 November 2019 update. In the November update, Microsoft had introduced a new quick-search bar to the File Explorer that was basically meant to help users find files on their computer. However, the bug prevented it from working flawlessly. It is only recently that the issue sought the brand’s attention, and has been fixed in the latest patch. For concerned users, the latest Windows 10 patch can be downloaded by going to settings, clicking on Update and Security, selecting Windows Update, and clicking ‘download’.


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OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T Get OxygenOS 10.3.1 Update With Bug Fixes, December Security Patch

OnePlus is currently working on its upcoming One Plus 8 series, likely to be powered by Snapdragon 865 SoC and running Android 10 OS.

OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T Get OxygenOS 10.3.1 Update With Bug Fixes, December Security Patch
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The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T have finally started to receive a stable version of the Android 10 update via OxygenOS 10.3.1. The process of rolling out this update began a month ago but had to be stopped due to certain bugs. The new OxygenOS 10.3.1 update brings fixes to the system and gallery and also includes the December 2019 Android security patch. This is being rolled out in a staged manner, which means some users will receive it earlier than the rest.

According to the changelog published on the official OnePlus forums, issues pertaining to unlocking the device have been fixed where an issue was causing a black screen to appear after unlocking the device using fingerprint. The update also fixes an issue related to the animation logo on the boot screen, fixes the heating up of the device while being put on charging, and random loss of connection 5Ghz hotspot has also been fixed.

In terms of camera and gallery, the image preview time in Pro mode has been optimized and the issue of videos not showing up in the gallery has also been addressed. The usual improvements in system stability and fixing of bugs have also been done. OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T users can check for the latest OxygenOS update on their device by going to Settings menu. Meanwhile, the brand is currently working on its upcoming One Plus 8 series, which is expected to be powered the Snapdragon 865 SoC and is likely to run Android 10 OS.