The team at Lenovo even confirmed the problems and posted a support page explaining that, after installing the August 2020 cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 2004, users could experience issues such as the Blue Screen of Death and problems logging in via Windows Hello.
Now it seems there’s another problem as a workaround to end the Blue Screen of Death nightmare might leave these PCs open to attack from hackers.
According to ZDNet, Lenovo announced a way of stopping the problems caused by the Windows 10 update which involved disabling the Enhanced Windows Biometric Security setting in BIOS Setup.
However, it seems that doing this could have some serious security consequences.
In fact, Microsoft is so concerned, it’s released a statement advising consumers to be extremely cautious.
“This workaround may make a computer or a network more vulnerable to attack by malicious users or by malicious software such as viruses,” the Redmond firm said
“We do not recommend this workaround but are providing this information so that you can implement this workaround at your own discretion. Use this workaround at your own risk,”
So it seems Lenovo Thinkpad owners are now left with a nightmare decision to make.
Leave things alone and face the possibility of their laptops crashing or fix that bug and leave their machines with a possible security flaw.
Hopefully, an official fix will be released soon with both Microsoft and Lenovo working hard to release an update. Sadly, no date has yet been set for this patch.
The news comes as another warning has been issued to Windows 10 users.
The latest update from Microsoft purportedly triggers the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) as well as a number of other critical issues. This month has seen the release of the two patch, known as KB4571756 and KB4574727, for Windows 10. But while we’d usually recommend Windows 10 users download any security or bug fixes as soon as they become available… these new patches have a number of unintended side-effects.
As revealed in a post on Windows Latest, there have been multiple reported issues with the KB4571756 and KB4574727 downloads.
Problems include performance issues, sign-in problems, the Start Menu crashing and the infamous Blue Screen of Death making an unwelcome return. Not only that, but some Windows 10 users have found themselves unable to download the latest Patch Tuesday release as well.