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The Latest Microsoft Update to Windows 10 is Causing more Problems

Microsoft Windows 10 v21H1 Update Causing Audio and IME Issues

Microsoft is rolling out a new update to Windows 10 that is causing two problems, one with audio output and the other with user input…

Microsoft is in the process of releasing a minor update to Windows 10. Unsurprisingly, it isn’t free of flaws. Like many others before it, the latest, called the ‘v21H1’ update (but better known as the Windows 10 May 2021 update), is triggering issues, particularly with machines running Windows 2004 and 20H2. The two problems are with audio playback and with foreign language input.

Microsoft Windows 10 v21H1 Update Causing Audio and IME Issues

The first and most annoying is a problem with 5.1 Dolby Digital audio squeaking or playing a high-pitched noise when playing through certain audio devices or apps. This affects versions 21H1, 20H2 and 2004. Workarounds include closing out the affected app and stream through a different web browser or enabling the Spatial Sound settings by right-clicking on the volume icon in the notification area.

The other issue will only affect a small percentage of users which is inaccurate Furigana in IME or Input Method Editor. It’s causing issues with Kanji and Furigana characters of the Japanese language. The fix for this problem is to uninstall the update and revert back to the previous version.

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